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Can Sharapova Defeat An Inform Henin-Hardenne?

A lot of people have been saying how Sharapova is playing very well and looks to be perhaps the strongest contender for winning the U.S. Open yet I just can't see her winning when a healthy Henin Hardenne is participating...

Judging from her form and the matches she's been playing I would expect Sharapova to most likely make the final yet her game is still too one dimensional to defeat Justine Henin-Hardenne. Despite the fact that Sharapova is very hungry to win a second grand slam title Henin-Hardenne's fighting ability and better game just won't allow it.

I just can't see how it can happen.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

P.S. I really hope we get a semi final between Sharapova and Serena Williams.
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Of course not. Hénin-Hardenne would trash Screamerova.

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O fcourse she can.
if she serves very well and keep her eroors down and really pin Justine back the WHOLE maatch. But, she musn't give Justine a single opportunity, becasue Justine seems to be able to get inside Maria's head.
However, this match is still faaaaaaaaar away.

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can an inform sharpie beat an inform jhh ?
anything is possible, after all sharpie did just beat clijsters recently.
but that is really not a final I wish too see
but if it comes to that, davai & udachi sharpie

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I think that Sharapova and Henin-Hardenne don't really have much serious opposition to making the final this year so I thought it was valid to make a thread about this.

They're both playing too well to not make the final.

P.S. Mauresmo won't have a serious chance of reaching the final *based on her history at the U.S. and the fact she's struggled a bit more with her matches than Sharapova or Henin Hardenne*, Dementieva I doubt and Serena remains an unlikely dark horse.
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I think that Sharapova and Henin-Hardenne don't really have much serious opposition to making the final this year so I thought it was valid to make a thread about this.

They're both playing too well to not make the final.
Lindsays also playing amazingly well all things considering! If her body holds up you cant count her out

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Woowww that is a tough question, I don't know about this, I know that Sharapova once beaten Henin-Hardenne, but that was when Henin-Hardenne just came back from injury. But could she do it? There is a possibility I think, but the main thing for Sharapova to beat Henin is to believe in herself even when she is down in the match, that's the main thing I think.

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Originally Posted by hablo
can an inform sharpie beat an inform jhh ?
anything is possible, after all sharpie did just beat clijsters recently.
but that is really not a final I wish too see
but if it comes to that, davai & udachi sharpie


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Of course she can. Sharapova's game has so much firepower that on any given day, she can blow anyone off the court. Even though Lindsay has lost to Justine like 10 straight times(I'm exaggerating, but I don't remember the actual number so someone can correct me), she still has so much power that she can beat Justine if she serves well and strikes the ball well. Sharapova has an even better chance. They have not played since January, when an in-form Justine beat Sharapova in a tight three set thriller. Taking into consideration that Sharapova had hardly played a match nor practice that much prior to the tournament, I'd say that that match shows Maria, if her fitness holds up, can match Justine. Again, it's about whether Maria can hold her concentration together. She has the ability to stay with Justine, Amelie, and Kim, but either her fitness or her concentration just goes away sometimes. Like the U.S. Open last year, she has all the momentum in the world, fights back, and for some reason takes a bathroom break to destroy that momentum. Then she just looks fatigued the rest of the match. At the YEC, she was up 5-3 against Mauresmo in the first set, then she just started spraying balls the rest of the match. Again this year in the third set Wimbledon, she just did not have the fitness to stay with someone as fit as Amelie. Really, against these top players, you have to be as fit as them because they make you run and hit so many balls. But I'm confident(hopefully) that Maria is at her personal fitness best this year so who knows. And in the finals, ANYTHING can happen, especially with Justine.

So my conclusion:

An in-formed Sharapova can beat an in-formed Henin-Hardenne.

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If this final does happen, I hope Maria Overexposa wins it.

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I sure want a Justine-Maria final.

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. They have not played since January.
dubai they played the final.
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