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Clijsters 0-6 1-6 3R loss to Petrova in Melbourne 125 81.17%
Henin's 6-2 1-6 4-6 4R loss to Stosur in Paris 29 18.83%
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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 2010, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Which is Bigger Upset: Clijsters 3r loss in Melbourne or Henin's 4r Loss in Paris?

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Which was a Bigger Surprise: Clijsters at Australian Open 2010 or Henin at French Open 2010?
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After their highly successful return to Grand Slam play, the two recently un-retired former #1 players from Belgium fell short of fans and about everyone's expectations in the second Grand Slam tournaments of their comeback. Kim Clijsters won her second Grand Slam on just her 3rd tournament after coming back at the US Open in September 2009 but she won just 1 game in a 0-6, 1-6 loss to Nadia Petrova in the 3rd round of Melbourne.

Justine Henin reached the finals of the Australian Open in January and pushed world #1 Serena Williams to a third set in just her second tournament after coming back. She was touted as a heavy favorite to win the French Open having won the event four times prior, but she lost to eventual finalist Samantha Stosur in the round of 16.

Which was a bigger surprise, Clijster's 3rd round loss or Henin's 4th round loss? I think the latter was more of a shock. Sure, Stosur had very good results on clay this year, and she did reach the semifinals of the French Open last year, but who would have expected that she beat Henin in her own backyard?

I also think that the successful Grand Slam returns of the two Belgian players are more due to their ability to play in big situations as opposed to them being in top form. It probably is too much to expect them to have consistent great results in the Grand Slams after just a few months into their comeback. Expectations should be greater (or maybe more realistic) after a full season on the tour.
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Re: Which is Bigger Upset: Clijsters 3r loss in Melbourne or Henin's 4r Loss in Paris

Kim's of course... I mean, c'mon... the way she lost, 0 and 1 was totally shocking.




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Re: Which is Bigger Upset: Clijsters 3r loss in Melbourne or Henin's 4r Loss in Paris

Clijsters losing in AO R3 was the bigger upset for me, more due to the scoreline.

We all knew Henin was going to have a tough time against Sam, given the form Sam was in.
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Re: Which is Bigger Upset: Clijsters 3r loss in Melbourne or Henin's 4r Loss in Paris

Kim's horseshit of a match.
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Re: Which is Bigger Upset: Clijsters 3r loss in Melbourne or Henin's 4r Loss in Paris

Clijsters in Melbourne.

Henin lost in the 1R in Madrid a week before, so I never expected her to get deep into RG, so I wasn't really shocked when she lost.

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Re: Which is Bigger Upset: Clijsters 3r loss in Melbourne or Henin's 4r Loss in Paris

Clijsters 0-6 1-6 3R loss to Petrova in Melbourne

I wasn't that surprised when Juju Heng lost to Sam.



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Re: Which is Bigger Upset: Clijsters 3r loss in Melbourne or Henin's 4r Loss in Paris

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Clijsters in Melbourne.

Henin lost in the 1R in Madrid a week before, so I never expected her to get deep into RG, so I wasn't really shocked when she lost.
Henin lost to Rezai - who had a great week, form wise. And she has won Paris 4 times.
Clijsters never even won Melbourne - but she was in great form having won the US Open and a Brisbane.

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Re: Which is Bigger Upset: Clijsters 3r loss in Melbourne or Henin's 4r Loss in Paris

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Henin lost to Rezai - who had a great week, form wise. And she has won Paris 4 times.
Clijsters never even won Melbourne - but she was in great form having won the US Open and a Brisbane.
Yeah, but Henin was not in 4 time RG winning form. And Henin lost to Stosur. Who, at the time, had won the most matches on clay that season. Henin went down in 3 sets, Clijsters only won 1 game!

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Re: Which is Bigger Upset: Clijsters 3r loss in Melbourne or Henin's 4r Loss in Paris

Nadia was going to be tough for anyone to beat that day.
It was more surprising that Kim was so off form.
I was also surprised how Justine played from 4-3* 30-0, 2nd serve
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Re: Which is Bigger Upset: Clijsters 3r loss in Melbourne or Henin's 4r Loss in Paris

Clijsters. Because she won only one game and well...she lost to Petrova.
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Re: Which is Bigger Upset: Clijsters 3r loss in Melbourne or Henin's 4r Loss in Paris

Definitely Kim's.
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Re: Which is Bigger Upset: Clijsters 3r loss in Melbourne or Henin's 4r Loss in Paris

considering the round they lost in, i think justines loss was more of a shock. but seeing who and how they actually lost, i sadly have to say that kims loss was more of a shock.

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Re: Which is Bigger Upset: Clijsters 3r loss in Melbourne or Henin's 4r Loss in Paris

Kim's loss in Melbourne. The scoreline was simply horrendous. Then again, Petrova was really in-form that day.

Besides, Nadia isn't exactly an easy opponent/free kill. She's kinda like the mini-boss in tournaments. Loses often to the elites, but gives them a work out.

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Re: Which is Bigger Upset: Clijsters 3r loss in Melbourne or Henin's 4r Loss in Paris

Kim,for sure!
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Re: Which is Bigger Upset: Clijsters 3r loss in Melbourne or Henin's 4r Loss in Paris

Clijsters' one was by far the biggest upset of the year.

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