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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Sep 9th, 2007, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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Question Justine 2003 vs Justine 2006 vs Justine 2007

Justine 2003


Won the French Open and US Open
Semi-finalist in Australian Open and Wimbledon
Semi-finalist in the WTA Tour Championships (YEC)
Won ALL FOUR of the Tier I events she participated (Charleston, Berlin, Montreal and Zurich) Note: San Diego is only Tier I in 2004
18 tournaments played, won 8 and been in 11 finals
Ended the year as #1 player in the world
Overall Win Loss.... 72-11



Justine 2006


Won the French Open
Finalist in Australian Open, Wimbledon and USO
Won the WTA Tour Championships (YEC)
Finalist in Berlin and Semi-Finalist in Indian Wells and Charleston
13 tournaments played, won 6 and been in 10 finals
Ended the year as #1 player in the world
Overall Win Loss.... 56-8



Justine 2007 (so far until 9/9/07)


Won the French Open and US Open
Semi-finalist in Wimbledon (DNP Australian Open)
Won Toronto Open, Semi-finalist in Berlin and Finalist in Miami
10 tournaments played, won 6 and been in 7 finals
Been at least in SF of ALL TOURNAMENTS played
First player to defeat the Williams Sisters back-to-back in a GS and then winning it
Currently the #1 player in the world
Overall Win Loss.... 43-4



Which year do you think Justine was at her peak / best?

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Re: Justine 2003 vs Justine 2006 vs Justine 2007

2003 > 2006.
2007 still has too much time to rank it.

I vote for 2003, with an asterick that if she wins YEC, 2007 > 2003.
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Re: Justine 2003 vs Justine 2006 vs Justine 2007

I don't think you can compare until the end of the year.

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Re: Justine 2003 vs Justine 2006 vs Justine 2007

2003 is still my favorite Henin year- she played amazing at the U.S. Open



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Re: Justine 2003 vs Justine 2006 vs Justine 2007

You are kidding me? I was going to make the EXACT same poll.




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Re: Justine 2003 vs Justine 2006 vs Justine 2007

2007, no two ways about it. This is the completest game she's ever had. Good enough to beat WS back to back on a fast hard court. You'd only dream of that happening in 2003. Her W-L record is ofcourse much better than in 2003 too.

07>03>06
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Re: Justine 2003 vs Justine 2006 vs Justine 2007

2007, Ju's Overall win-loss is 50-4 so far, played 11 tournaments and won 7 of them!

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Re: Justine 2003 vs Justine 2006 vs Justine 2007

Henin had classic matches before 2006. I miss that from her. I can't think of one great match of hers since 2005.

I'll go with 2003.
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Re: Justine 2003 vs Justine 2006 vs Justine 2007

2007 isn't over yet, and while I think Justine is playing better now than in 2003, only when the season ends we'll see if that translates in achievements. Justine can't top her Tier I results of 2003, but she can win the YEC again and improve her personal record of titles won in one season.

In terms of game, 2007 > 2003 > 2006
In terms of achievements, Justine will have to win YEC for 2007 to be better than 2003.

Oh, and San Diego was NOT a Tier I when Justine won, unfortunately. So she only won 4 in 2003.



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Re: Justine 2003 vs Justine 2006 vs Justine 2007

i don't know about the years, but this by far is my fave tournament win in terms of quality players beaten to win it. I'm still elated she beat both sisters (in straight sets no less!) to win the title. and met a uso champ in the finals, so quality opponent there as well. wow.

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Re: Justine 2003 vs Justine 2006 vs Justine 2007

Justine is like a fine wine that gets better with age. 2007 has been her best tennis. Ever.

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Re: Justine 2003 vs Justine 2006 vs Justine 2007

2007

Why?

Henin won 7 of the 11 tournaments she entered, 50-4, 3rd consecutive FO titleist, 4-0 against Venus and Serena, and her record versus the top 10 in 2007:

Henin was (18-3) 86% vs today's top ten opponents

Players Henin lost to in 2007 (4 players, 4 losses) Serena Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Marion Bartoli and Lucie Safarova.

1 (1) HENIN, JUSTINE BEL
2 (2) SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS (0-0)
3 (3) JANKOVIC, JELENA SRB (5-0)
4 (4) KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS (3-1)
5 (5) IVANOVIC, ANA SRB (1-0)
6 (6) CHAKVETADZE, ANNA RUS (1-0)
7 (7) MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA (2-0)
8 (8) PETROVA, NADIA RUS (2-0)
9 (9) WILLIAMS, SERENA USA (3-1)
10 (11) BARTOLI, MARION FRA (1-1)

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Re: Justine 2003 vs Justine 2006 vs Justine 2007

Justine says she thinks she's better than 4 years ago
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Re: Justine 2003 vs Justine 2006 vs Justine 2007

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Justine is like a fine wine that gets better with age. 2007 has been her best tennis. Ever.
Momo wants to drink her.

Serena. Simona. Ana. Petra. Venus.
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Re: Justine 2003 vs Justine 2006 vs Justine 2007

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Henin had classic matches before 2006. I miss that from her. I can't think of one great match of hers since 2005.

I'll go with 2003.
but all of those classic went to three sets, so i'd take straight set win any day over a three set struggle, although those matches are what makes justine the player she is today.

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