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Henin, the ballbasher

When did this happen?

At AO, Henin's strategy seemed...off, but as a match went on she seemed to always right the ship. I chalked it up to tinkering with her game (which seemed obvious) but at least I could tell what she was trying to do on court.

Here in Miami... she's looked... not just awful, but completely absent-minded. I can't really tell if there is any reason or thought behind her play and that is VERY strange to see from Justine.

It's fine for her to be aggressive and try to implement that into her game.. however, there is a right and wrong way to do that. And what I've been watching.. it seems she's not doing the right things.

Can any Henin fans help me out? b/c this is baffling.

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Re: Henin, the ballbasher

She won't win RG with this game style.
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I mean... she's making choices even a club player wouldnt make.

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Now there is a sentence we never thought we would see not even on this board!

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She's also mentally weaker now
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At the risk of being boring, I wish someone had told a certain crybaby all this

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She's saving her best for the ultimate goal - Wimby title...it's all a part of the master plan people
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I think her opponents have something to do with this as well. She looked strong against Zvonareva but playing Wozniacki and then Kim Clijsters back to back is a tall order. They are both great defenders and the match against Caro definitely took it's toll.
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Its allllllllll part of the masterplan

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I picked that little bugger Heng to win so Allez!

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Like I said after the Wozniacki match - Henin is becoming unwatchable. It's so strange to see her miss the most routine shots as she tries to hit the shit out of every ball.

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Like I said after the Wozniacki match - Henin is becoming unwatchable. It's so strange to see her miss the most routine shots as she tries to hit the shit out of every ball.

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Like I said after the Wozniacki match - Henin is becoming unwatchable. It's so strange to see her miss the most routine shots as she tries to hit the shit out of every ball.
That sums it up.
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Ballbashers should be able to hit more than 4 winners in a set and 7 winners in an entier match. Justine is clearly struggling with that right now


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I'd like to think it's part of the master plan...yet it is slightly painful.
The one thing I didn't miss--how stressed I get when I watch her.

She'll sort it out.

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