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Justine's Post match interview

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J. Henin-Hardenne Interview - Day 12
Saturday, 8 July, 2006

Q. You seemed to be playing quite well. Can you talk me through what happened after the first set?

JUSTINE HENIN HARDENNE: Yeah, it's just for sure disappointed to lose that way. I played a solid first set and then lost a little bit my concentration on a few points, and then there was this break. I tried to stay in the set. It was only one break at the time. I came back at 4 3 and she was playing better at that time. But, uhm, I wasn't aggressive enough, and the match turned completely. So in the third set I really tried to stay in the match, and I kept fighting to the end but she kept serving well. There is nothing to say. She took more opportunities than me. She's been more consistent on her serve. I didn't serve very good today. So, uhm, it's a bit hard, but it's okay.

Q. The last shot, that's not normally one you would miss. Can you take us through that last point.

JUSTINE HENIN HARDENNE: Yeah, you know, we don't have to look at one point in the match. It's a matchpoint, so it's not the problem. I mean, today I wasn't playing my best tennis far from that. That's the kind of day that happens, and you need to accept it and to move forward. I tried to stay positive. I wasn't maybe fresh enough to win this match, I don't know. She has been more solid than me, and that's it.

Q. Health wise, how were you feeling out there today?

JUSTINE HENIN HARDENNE: Tired.

Q. Very tired?

JUSTINE HENIN HARDENNE: Now I'm very tired because I know it's over. No, it's been, you know, in the last six weeks I played five of them, two Grand Slams, and a tournament between them. No regrets about that. I played 18 matches. Generally, very good tennis. So it's a bit hard to lose in the final here, for sure, but I have to keep what went pretty well in the last few weeks. I played a lot, so now I will need a little bit of break. It's been pretty tough emotionally, mentally maybe more than physically in these last few weeks.

Q. You would know better than almost anybody how tough it is to pull off this double from Paris to here. Of course Nadal is hoping to do that tomorrow. Just how tough is it?

JUSTINE HENIN HARDENNE: Oh, I was pretty close to do it, so it means it is possible. But, yeah, I was just a set away from that. You know, it turned away. I think I can do it. I could do it. But that's the way it happened. I'm not gonna change it now anymore. It is difficult, for sure, because it's two Grand Slams and it's a lot of pressure. Two Grand Slams in a month, it's pretty hard. So that's the most difficult thing in these two tournaments.

Q. What are the emotions in the transition from Roland Garros to here?

JUSTINE HENIN HARDENNE: I think I've been pretty good at turn the page from the French Open and get focused on here. I wanted so much to win here, but doesn't happen this year so I'll come back. But emotionally, I've been feeling very well in the last few weeks. Today was a bit harder, bit harder to play my good tennis, so it's tough.

Q. The fact that the weather was relatively warm for the two weeks, did that have anything to do with your physical condition?

JUSTINE HENIN HARDENNE: No.

Q. Are there things you will take from this fortnight into the rest of the season, for example? You played a very attacking game here. Could you see yourself doing that on hard courts, for example?

JUSTINE HENIN HARDENNE: I will have to try to do this, keep the same way. Today I tried to do it again, but it was too late in the third set. I was playing very aggressive in the first set, and then as soon as I became a little bit too defensive, the match turned. And then when I did it again, I was coming back in the match, but it was a bit late. It's the kind of things I have to keep working on it, for sure.

Q. Were you surprised and impressed by how Mauresmo held her serve when she got a break up in the third and serving for the match?

JUSTINE HENIN HARDENNE: No, I think that she her victory at The Championships last year, Melbourne, and her results gave her a lot of confidence. But it's true that she never, you know, came down on her serve. She was serving great. A lot of first serves. That's been probably the biggest difference between us today.

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Is anyone else starting to like Justine a lot more after today's loss and her reaction to it?
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She reminds me of Ken Rosewall when he lost to Rod Laver in 1968 when he won the French that year.
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She reminds me of Ken Rosewall when he lost to Rod Laver in 1968 when he won the French that year.
Why?
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Is anyone else starting to like Justine a lot more after today's loss and her reaction to it?

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I think it's funny that she says achieving the French Wimby double IS possible b/c SHE came very close to doing it. I would have liked to be in the interview room to remind her that we KNOW it's possible b/c Serena did it 4 years ago.

And when Amelie was accepting her trophy JHH was shaking her head at Amelie as if to say it wasn't b/c she was tired, then she gets in the post match interview and says just that, i was tired.

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Nice interview. Justine had a fantastic last 6 weeks, winning Roland Garros, Eastbourne and Finals of Wimbledon. She played well, but Amelie held her nerves and serve today, and is a deserving Champion..
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oh she felt fine going into the final, but now she says she's tired. sore loser.

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oh she felt fine going into the final, but now she says she's tired. sore loser.
hahaha you're such an excessive and unnecessary person,points(as in whatever points you have been trying to make about justine being a sore loser) have all been taken!

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hahaha you're such an excessive and unnecessary person,points(as in whatever points you have been trying to make about justine being a sore loser) have all been taken!
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Take no notice of SAEKeith, they are a well-known Justine hater and bashes Justine for no reason whatsoever. They are still very bitter about a certain situation. Also, you will notice that SAEKeith doesn't make any sense when they post, so best to put them on ignore ... most other posters have. What I am laughing at is SAEKeith saying "before the match she wasn't tired, after the match she says she was" .... arn't most people tired after playing a 2 hour Wimbledon Grand Slam?

See what I mean about SAEKeith's posts not making sense?
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Is anyone else starting to like Justine a lot more after today's loss and her reaction to it?
No.

Her actions during the OZ 06 slam overide her comments after the loss.

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Very honest statements. She sounds disappointed, yet makes no excuses.

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Justine was talking about HER possibly winning Wimbledon after winning the FO. If she were to win Paris next year, she should probably skip Eastbourne. After playing a tough two hour final, the loser always feels tired. The winner is tired too, but is on such a high that they don^t feel it.
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I think it's funny that she says achieving the French Wimby double IS possible b/c SHE came very close to doing it. I would have liked to be in the interview room to remind her that we KNOW it's possible b/c Serena did it 4 years ago.

And when Amelie was accepting her trophy JHH was shaking her head at Amelie as if to say it wasn't b/c she was tired, then she gets in the post match interview and says just that, i was tired.
Life is hard for you. Justine was talking about HER possibility to win RG and Wimbledon straight. She had doubt about it before.
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Justine was talking about HER possibly winning Wimbledon after winning the FO. If she were to win Paris next year, she should probably skip Eastbourne. After playing a tough two hour final, the loser always feels tired. The winner is tired too, but is on such a high that they don^t feel it.
It's kind of a two-edged sword, isn't it? On the one hand, she needed Eastbourne to give her match play so she wasn't caught unprepared early in the tournament, yet the extra week of stress and strain may well have been too much at the end of the fortnight.

MY suggestion: lose earlier at Eastbourne, Justine! Give yourself a few extra days of rest.

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BTW, I for one think Justine was extremely gracious in defeat, despite what the naysayers(who are gonna take shots at her no matter what ) may say or think.

As for the "anomaly with Amelie", I am sorry I posted after AO that I was for Justine. Considering all she's been through, who am I to presume what she thought or felt? Would a w/o title have been less valid? Amelie at any rate seems never to have questioned the validity of her victory, so what ANYone else thinks is entirely irrelevant.

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