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Serena vs Justine Post Match: How Do You Explain...

.. the 2 fan base, cordial, civil behaviour toward each other?

This is very rare on this WTAWorld Board.
  1. My generous side would like to think both women earned the opposite camp respect in the way they competed. But also Justine and Serena were very frienly to each after the match.
  2. My primary cynical side is saying that the fans were mentally exhausted after investing so much emotion in the match and had nothing left to fight.
  3. My secondary cynical side is also telling me that this would not be so had the score been as decisive one way or the other.
I do not want 2 and 3 to be true, and am vigorously fighting those thoughts


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Re: Serena vs Justine Post Match: How Do You Explain...

It is the four years in between matches that have not been kind to either competitor. they have suffered injuries, illness and great personal loss. Finally we do acknowledge that we need them both together. henin slaying the likes of Kuzy or serena wiping off the floor with some other player isn't good enough.
It took four years for both to be healthy at the same time and now we remember that it is for their tennis that we are fans.
It took four years for them to appear human to us.

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Re: Serena vs Justine Post Match: How Do You Explain...

You forgot #4. The nitpickers, real haters of Rena, and those who like to come in and spew camouflaged hate/contempt, are absent from the thread. They know who they are I'm yet to see a certain 5 posters congratulate Rena!! If Justine had won, they would have been out in full force.

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It is the four years in between matches that have not been kind to either competitor. they have suffered injuries, illness and great personal loss. Finally we do acknowledge that we need them both together. henin slaying the likes of Kuzy or serena wiping off the floor with some other player isn't good enough.
It took four years for both to be healthy at the same time and now we remember that it is for their tennis that we are fans.
It took four years for them to appear human to us.
True.
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High-Quality tennis.

Nuff said.

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Re: Serena vs Justine Post Match: How Do You Explain...

It took four years for them to appear human to us


So true? Both of them,going through their tragic times. As some of us? Enjoying tennis, for tennis? Most of us here are really true tennis fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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You forgot #4. The nitpickers, real haters of Rena, and those who like to come in and spew camouflaged hate/contempt, are absent from the thread. They know who they are I'm yet to see a certain 5 posters congratulate Rena!! If Justine had won, they would have been out in full force.
I am not sure who you are talking about.
But is possible, that maybe out of respect for both women, they decided not
to post their usual "camouflaged hate/contempt" as you call it.

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.. the 2 fan base, cordial, civil behaviour toward each other?
I'll fix that:

JUSTINE SUCKS!!

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Ho ho.
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I think after such an amazing match, words are obselete. Only thing you can do is:

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I'll fix that:

JUSTINE SUCKS!!

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Re: Serena vs Justine Post Match: How Do You Explain...

I think both fanbases are pleased with the result. That's why.
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With threads like this around, an end to the civil behaviour won't need any explanation.
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Re: Serena vs Justine Post Match: How Do You Explain...

Flicking on my lighter... I'm a Justine hater...

But after yesterday's match, I have found new respect for Justine's game. That girl got game.

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Flicking on my lighter... I'm a Justine hater...

But after yesterday's match, I have found new respect for Justine's game. That girl got game.
Yes, I have new respect for Justine but as for hating her:


"DIFFERENCES PATCHED

Williams and Henin were not the best of friends after an acrimonious French Open semifinal in 2003, but they say they've worked out their differences. They chatted as they shook hands at the net after the match. Williams put an arm around Henin, and they appeared friendly during the trophy presentation.

''The relationship is good now,'' Henin said. ``We have a lot of respect for each other. We proved it during the match. What happened in the past is far away from now. A lot of things happened since then. She has very nice" words to me.''
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