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Does Anyone Feel Henin Will Leave A Seles-esque Legacy Behind?

Obviously, obviously Seles was a completely unique case and to all those nutters out there who often fail to read properly; I'm not trying to diminish the horrible events that preceded Seles' hiatus on any level.

I just think that now Henin's retirement will always be looked at as "What could've been"... and accordingly we will get that same old "Henin could've dominated for another few years and ended up with X amount of Slams." "Henin could've been the best of her generation etc etc".

Does anybody sense this coming? Right now we cannot possibly judge; it will be 10-15 years time at least before we see how Henin is being remember.

I definitely sense that it will be a case of "The Tour was such an awful mess after she left; she would've stayed #1 for years and won many more Slams"...hence the Seles-effect.

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Re: Does Anyone Feel Henin Will Leave A Seles-esque Legacy Behind?

The only difference is that Henin was on decline when she retired......having sustainted 4 losses in the year with 2 of those being utter beat downs.

In the case of Seles......she was playing in peak form.......winning 17 of 18 matches that year coming into the maleeva match.

But yes there will always be talk of what could have been for both players.......and no one will ever know.



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Re: Does Anyone Feel Henin Will Leave A Seles-esque Legacy Behind?

no, because she wasn't doing well in 2008
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Re: Does Anyone Feel Henin Will Leave A Seles-esque Legacy Behind?

No more talk than 'what could Serena have achieved if she was fit/focused/healthy. TBH I think we will hear more of that around Serena than Henin regardless of her slam count. I don't feel Henin could have given more, I really believe her when she said she was totally finished at that point.
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Re: Does Anyone Feel Henin Will Leave A Seles-esque Legacy Behind?

I dont agree with the decline. I HATE Justine as a player but she quit right before the French which she probably would have won, that probably would have given her more confidence so who knows what could have happened this year for her. Plus She had a bad start to the year not a whole 3 years, 2, or even full year of bad results. I do think she we have sort of a Seles type legacy but not as big as in people will say she could have won a FEW more slams but not A LOT like they do with Seles.
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Re: Does Anyone Feel Henin Will Leave A Seles-esque Legacy Behind?

she lost 6-0 to Safina on clay
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Re: Does Anyone Feel Henin Will Leave A Seles-esque Legacy Behind?

People will ask "WTH did she retire".
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Re: Does Anyone Feel Henin Will Leave A Seles-esque Legacy Behind?

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she lost 6-0 to Safina on clay
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Is that the French Open. Look how Safina played the final, Justine probably would have danced up and down Dinara, Ana, Sveta, and Elena's ass at the French this year.
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Is that the French Open. Look how Safina played the final, Justine probably would have danced up and down Dinara, Ana, Sveta, and Elena's ass at the French this year.
I seen little in her form that would suggest she would have done that, and clearly nor did she.
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Re: Does Anyone Feel Henin Will Leave A Seles-esque Legacy Behind?

well Idk.. but because at the end of the day it is all about SEREENAAA!! I would like to thank Justine for making SERENa play more and get quciker and better
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Re: Does Anyone Feel Henin Will Leave A Seles-esque Legacy Behind?

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I seen little in her form that would suggest she would have done that, and clearly nor did she.
And how do you know that...you dont


Just like I dont know she would have won the French but I think its stupid to say her career was in a decline as if she would never do anything else again with her playing 1 slam and winning to 2 titles earlier this year. Venus, Serena, Lindsay, and Jennifer all went through longer periods of shitastic results for the type of players they are and came back and won majors *exclude Davenport* but Justine has a bad January to what May and its Oh she never could have won another slam.

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And how do you know that...you dont


Just like I dont know she would have won the French but I think its stupid to say her career was in a decline as if she would never do anything else again with her playing 1 slam and winning to 2 titles earlier this year. Venus, Serena, Lindsay, and Jennifer all went through longer periods of shitastic results for the type of players they are and came back won won major *exclude Davenport* but Justine has a bad January to what May and its Oh she never could have won another slam.
The difference being that the one person with great insight into 'knowing' was Henin. And she said she would not have won. I'll side with her assumption. Had she played like in 2007 she might have won a few more but not as many as people often predict with Seles.
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The difference being that the one person with great insight into 'knowing' was Henin. And she said she would not have won. I'll side with her assumption. Had she played like in 2007 she might have won a few more but not as many as people often predict with Seles.
I said that in my first post. So yeah I agree.
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Re: Does Anyone Feel Henin Will Leave A Seles-esque Legacy Behind?

No, because she lost her fire and quit voluntarily. Not even close to Seles. More like Graf maybe?

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I said that in my first post. So yeah I agree.
I know would I disagree with you
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