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Why did Serena lose 3 times in a row in GS against Henin in 2007 ?

I know that the Wimbledon match doesn't count because Serena was injured. But in RG and USO Serena looked very subdued. After that 3rd ecounter at the USO I started to feel that Serena had developped a Henin psychological complex. Or was Serena's level of play not as high back then as it was in 2008/09, and even now. What do you think ?
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if she had an henin complex she wouldn't have delivered a 6-2, 6-0 beatdown in their last match.

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I think we will have to wait and see.

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Re: Why did Serena lose 3 times in a row in GS against Henin in 2007 ?

B/c in 2007, Henin was better than Serena. Is that hard to accept?
And the Wimbledon match counts whether you want it to or not.

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Re: Why did Serena lose 3 times in a row in GS against Henin in 2007 ?

Henin was simply a better player that year, at a level which I'm not sure Serena has ever reached. End.
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Serena didn't eat a banana before her match.

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this must be the "i'm desperate for a hit thread" month

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Re: Why did Serena lose 3 times in a row in GS against Henin in 2007 ?

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I know that the Wimbledon match doesn't count because Serena was injured. But in RG and USO Serena looked very subdued. After that 3rd ecounter at the USO I started to feel that Serena had developped a Henin psychological complex. Or was Serena's level of play not as high back then as it was in 2008/09, and even now. What do you think ?
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Re: Why did Serena lose 3 times in a row in GS against Henin in 2007 ?

I wasn't convinced at all of Serena's level physically firstly in '07. It was obvious also, that her standard of play started to decrease steadily throughout the year since Miami.

Justine's game was on a total ascent in 2007. That USO match was a ruthless display, totally out-playing Serena quite comprehensively in that second set. The Wimbledon match was a laboured performance from Serena due to the discomfort in her thumb, yet it was still the most contested QF between them. The surface was giving Serena a reprieve and enable her to play half-decent 1-2 tennis. Henin played a better all-round match that day though, no question. Injury or no injury.

The RG match was always going to play into Henin's hands.
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Henin was simply a better player that year, at a level which I'm not sure Serena has ever reached. End.
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Re: Why did Serena lose 3 times in a row in GS against Henin in 2007 ?

Justine just got the better of her.

Two great champions and one played better, it's not that hard to understand. All three of them also count and it's bogus to say that one doesn't.


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Yes, okay then.
Glad we agree.
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Re: Why did Serena lose 3 times in a row in GS against Henin in 2007 ?

She couldnt be bothered to even make it a match at Roland Garros. Poor effort. Justine just routed her in routine fashion.
Injured at Wimbledon, she was hitting 1 handed backhands the entire match.
And she didnt play at all between Wimbledon and the USO because of her thumb and thigh injury, so she did well to even make it to Justine in the QFs at the US Open. I was actually scared Bartoli would take her out in the 4R


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Re: Why did Serena lose 3 times in a row in GS against Henin in 2007 ?

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Justine just got the better of her.

Two great champions and one played better, it's not that hard to understand. All three of them also count and it's bogus to say that one doesn't.
You're always so politically-correct...
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