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IMO, the match last night reflects better on Justine tha Serena.

First of all, this is not some bitter Justine fan who is trying to discredit Serena. Serena is my tied 5th favourite player (with Kim) of all time. I don't like Justine at all.

However, for her to come back after almsot 2 years away from the game, and stretch Serena to 3 sets in her second tournament back speaks better of her han it does for Serena in my opinion. I'm 95% sure she'll win the French Open.
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Re: IMO, the match last night reflects better on Justine tha Serena.

You don't create random threads like that.
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You don't create random threads like that.
What do you mean?
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Re: IMO, the match last night reflects better on Justine tha Serena.

And all the other top 10 and Kim who didn't make the final at least suck worse than Serena?

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Re: IMO, the match last night reflects better on Justine tha Serena.

You could have said this without discrediting Serena.

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First of all, this is not some bitter Justine fan who is trying to discredit Serena. Serena is my tied 5th favourite player (with Kim) of all time. I don't like Justine at all.

However, for her to come back after almsot 2 years away from the game, and stretch Serena to 3 sets in her second tournament back speaks better of her han it does for Serena in my opinion. I'm 95% sure she'll win the French Open.
I don't really understand this line of reasoning.

Just because the match went 3 sets, it reflected badly oon Serena?
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Re: IMO, the match last night reflects better on Justine tha Serena.

It reflects well on Justine but not poorly on Serena, Justine has always pushed Serena.


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Re: IMO, the match last night reflects better on Justine tha Serena.

first of why would you discredit AO 09,10 Champ. But anywhoos this is what i think about this thread.

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Re: IMO, the match last night reflects better on Justine tha Serena.

what does it say about the rest of the tour though? that after such long layoff both Kim an d Justine were able to make it to the finals in their first tournament back. serena shouldn't even be part of your equation.

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Re: IMO, the match last night reflects better on Justine tha Serena.

What I am saying is that the fact Justine was able to get to a Grand Slam final in only her second tournament back, and stretch Serena to three sets is incredible. I'm not discrediting Serena, I am crediting Justine.

Again, I prefer Serena way over Justine.
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Re: IMO, the match last night reflects better on Justine tha Serena.

Justine did very good for her second tournament back. The bottom half of the draw initially looked liked the harder half of the draw, but by the fourth round the top half had all the real contenders. Everyone who lost to Henin really needs to look deep into their souls and discuss why they aren't a better player. Henin just scored a huge mental advantage over all the players she beat in her two tournaments back. If Serena hadn't been injured and fatigued I think she would have closed it out in two sets (and she had chances). My gut tells me that they each consider the other player their biggest competiton in majors. I really believe with all things equal, and both players healthy and peaking at the same time, Serena will come out a head more often than not. Congrats on #12 Serena. And congrats to both Serena and Venus on #11.

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What I am saying is that the fact Justine was able to get to a Grand Slam final in only her second tournament back, and stretch Serena to three sets is incredible. I'm not discrediting Serena, I am crediting Justine.

Again, I prefer Serena way over Justine.
If Serena had not played Sydney the week before the Australian started, she would have won today in two easy sets. I think all the court time caught up with Serena in the quarter-finals. Making the finals the week before and making the finals in both singles and doubles took it all out of her and caught up to her in the finals, but yet and still she prevailed. Now that's a champion.

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Re: IMO, the match last night reflects better on Justine tha Serena.

people are acting like jh retired 10 years ago and she's playing totally different players as opposed to when she played she's coming back to play the same players she was playing when she was playing, so it doesn't reflect on anyone what her coming back and still being able to beat them does i don't get all the hype...if martina nav came back and was doing this THEN i'd understand, but jh has no one on tour that is different from when she was playing...

and as always the "tennis fans" here seem to forget that how individual players match up will always be relevant...so serena getting stretched by jh who took an extended mental injury time out for a while isn't telling any other story than jh took a break and came back to the same tour she left

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Re: IMO, the match last night reflects better on Justine tha Serena.

What I don't get is all the hoopla about female players staying away from the game and coming back strong. Steffi did it, Monica did, Jennifer did it, Venus and Serena did it, Mary Pierce did it...what would be the reason Kim or Justine wouldn't do well. They weren't coming off some injury which could have threatened their career. They both have mad skill and are complete players...please explain y this reflects badly on anyone...even the tour.
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