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Justine Henin says she believes that Williams domination is bad for women's tennis...

I got this from a message posted on the Sanex WTA Web Site but unfortunately I don't know exactly where the quote was taken from. Justine says " Their domination is beginning to worry me a bit. Not so much for us, their competitors, but for women's tennis in general. I do not believe that Williams-Williams finals are a good thing. But they deserve all credit, they are currently better than the rest. I believe the return of Davenport and Hingis could perhaps shake things up a bit. It will be good to see them on the circuit again."

Btw, if you can read French it's worth reading the rest of the passage which I did not feel like translating.



Il n'y a pas que le public qui soit légèrement déprimé par les finales des Soeurs Williams, leur domination. Même les joueuses sont très affectées, marquées... Par exemple, les 2 demis finalistes qui ont été exterminées, annihilées par les Sisters. Amélie Mauresmo a déclaré "Peut être que les gens, ça va finir par les gonfler de voir les deux williams en finale.." mais peut être que celle qui est la plus mélancolique, déprimée est Justine Henin "Leur domination commence à m'inquiéter un peu. Pas tellement pour nous, leurs concurrentes, mais pour le tennis féminin en générale. Je ne crois pas que des finales Williams-Williams soit une bonne chose. Mais bon tout le mérite leur revient, elles sont actuellement au dessus du lot. Je crois que les retours à la compétition de Davenport et Hingis pourraient permettre de redistribuer les cartes. Ce sera bien de les revoir sur le circuit..." Comme quoi il n'y a pas que le public qui souffre de ces absences... Lindsay et Martina pour leur retour peuvent s'attendre à une véritable standing ovation de la part de leurs "collègues" !!! Revenez Mesdames car le tennis a vraiment besoin de vous !
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Justine could better be worried about how to improve her mental state and how she doesn't choke when Venus is her opponent next time! imho!
maybe she can stop the domination then

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Instead for players to be talking nonsense like this, they should do something and find ways to beat them. i certainly lose respect for this type of sour graping.

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her defeat in wimbledon make justine feels sad, so....

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it's a pity they can't rise above it but I think the journos are asking questions specially designed to make some of the players make these comments.

certain other champions have been a little less than gracious when faced with difficult losses in the past too, let's not forget.
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post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 2002, 07:53 AM
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Justine is correct. Venus and Serena are ruining women's tennis. It is very sad.
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LMAO Ms.Lively I was wondering where you went to.

Actually I really don't think there was any malice in her comments, and she did say they were great players. I suppose she just said what she thought.

I'm still waiting for proof? The raitings keep going up, even after two not so great finals. But with Wimbledon being so good, I don't know. Everyone was talking about it on Monday Perhaps they are just ruining women's tennis for the other women players.

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poor Justine. She obviously is a sore loser. I have lost all respect for her. I mean...As a professional, Justine should get over it already. Justine should work on her game and stop hating on Venus and Serena for reaching the top.

"They'll never win a grandslam title" LOL!
"They'll never be ranked #1" LOL!
"They'll never win a title on clay" LOL!
"All they do is hit hard" LOL!
"Venus will never win another Tier I title" LOL!
"Venus will never beat another top-5 player" LOL!
"Venus will never win another grand slam title" LOL!
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me being a justine fan... i don't think i can comment with a neutral side.

i just think that serena and venus have brought a new kick to tennis... and that many players haven't figured it out yet.



i think daniela has a feint idea of how they harness their power.

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Venus and Serena can never, ever please anyone. last year when Venus and Serena didn't play a full schedule, players and people (on here, you know who you are ) said they weren't supporting the tour and now that they are, they're bad for the game. venus and serena haven't even begun to dominate, it's only been a month or so. the players should focus and improve their games if they want to defeat Venus and Serena, not run their mouths.


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Venus and Serena can never, ever please anyone. last year when Venus and Serena didn't play a full schedule, players and people (on here, you know who you are ) said they weren't supporting the tour and now that they are, they're bad for the game. venus and serena haven't even begun to dominate, it's only been a month or so. the players should focus and improve their games if they want to defeat Venus and Serena, not run their mouths.
Your comments are right on point CanIGet

But i will have to hear it from Justine herself before saying anything because I know how Journalists can twists words to spice up things.
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Ok really she didn't say it in a bad way. Go to the Wimbledon website and watch her interview with real player. As a V & S fan I don't agree with her comments and personally I don't see what evidence she has.

However she didn't go about it in a bad way. I think she just spoke with a tough loss on her mind.

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Justine is correct

WTA Tour right now is less excitement than 6-12 months ago (with Davenport & Hingis), Williams Sister dominant is very much made NO COMPETITIONS in the WTA Tour (especially IF both of them meet each other at another Final!), I think Venus don't play as good as her when she meet Serena in the Final, ....The match is gonna be so bloody Boring ( I can't wait till Davenport or HIngis back to WTA Tour!)
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Justine is correct

WTA Tour right now is less excitement than 6-12 months ago (with Davenport & Hingis), Williams Sister dominant is very much made NO COMPETITIONS in the WTA Tour (especially IF both of them meet each other at another Final!), I think Venus don't play as good as her when she meet Serena in the Final, ....The match is gonna be so bloody Boring ( I can't wait till Davenport or HIngis back to WTA Tour!)
Same ol' same ol'

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What is bad for women's tennis is these sorry ass sore losers who just because they are getting their asses kicked have to tear another women/women's down. Excuse me losers but this kind of attitude is hypocrital and pathetic. The same people who are claiming Venus and Serena are ruining the WTA tour are the same pathetic women who are really TEARING the tour down. I mean get real, here, SHUT UP and PUT UP or keep on getting that ass trounced! These people who are talking about how BORING the tour is now, are fools. It would be best to figure out how to win against someone who is beating you, then complain about them as they keep on doing it. Hell, is it no wonder these very same players are the ones who keep getting beat? They have the wrong attitude. Instead of griping, how about going into the match with a better game plan and attitude. Sure the fans who don't like Venus and Serena may find it boring, but come on, the actual PROFESSIONALS?? These same people hardly ever make it to grandslam anyhow? LMAO . Hell at this rate I can pick at least 3 top ten players who may NEVER become #1. Or #1 again. I mean talk about a NON #1 attitude!!

FACT IS: These players are not bored with V@S but with their OWN selves instead. They are bored with how they perform against the sisters. It is they who got dismissed. If a player is bored and can't cope with an all Williams final, then work on that game, or something.

Venus and Serena weren't bored with the tour when they weren't winning slams and a bunch of titles. They still had that winning attitude. Some of these other players need a self help book.

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