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Has Justine Henin officially turned into a ballbasher?

After seeing her play last year and with the overall results I thought that she would add a little more of her original game back into the mix. But she seems to still be content with her new style of play. I am not complaining about her playing style I just think it is funny that so many people dislike a lot of other players because they lack variety. Then you have a player like Justine who embodied variety but decided that she would rather do more ball bashing to get more results.

Do you think Justine will add more of the variety back to her game?

Also do you think ball bashing is underrated?

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Re: Has Justine Henin officially turned into a ballbasher?

It's funny, because at the beginning of last year people said she was ball bashing. Then when clay came around, people were calling her a pusher against Sharapova. But then you also have matches like the one she played against Dementieva and Wickmayer in Melbourne, where it was all court brilliance and shot selection that won the match.
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Re: Has Justine Henin officially turned into a ballbasher?

No
She had no pace or depth in her shots today.
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Re: Has Justine Henin officially turned into a ballbasher?

Is the difference in her playing style really that different from before her break? I don't know... I guess I have missed something.


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What' s a ballbasher?
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Re: Has Justine Henin officially turned into a ballbasher?

and a bad one at that too.

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Re: Has Justine Henin officially turned into a ballbasher?

It looks like the new strategy to win wimbledon has been aborted and stopped mid-way through.

And she now seems to have settled on game plan that looks rather incomplete, inacheve
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Re: Has Justine Henin officially turned into a ballbasher?

No like everybody else her serve sucks. This was the first time I've seen Henin chasing her ball toss What the hell is going on with these women?I hope Serena's serve will be fine when she comes back
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No like everybody else her serve sucks. This was the first time I've seen Henin chasing her ball toss What the hell is going on with these women?I hope Serena's serve will be fine when she comes back
Are you panicking, about women game, as a group, falling apart??

I thought Venus served rather well.
I did not see Maria, but she won easily so I assumed her serve was fine.
Sam Stosur, the other player known for her server. has not played, I think.
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It looks like the new strategy to win wimbledon has been aborted and stopped mid-way through.

And she now seems to have settled on game plan that looks rather incomplete, inacheve
What inacheve game plan is this?
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Are you panicking, about women game, as a group, falling apart??

I thought Venus served rather well.
I did not see Maria, but she won easily so I assumed her serve was fine.
Sam Stosur, the other player known for her server. has not played, I think.


As for Justine being a plain ball basher. Neah. Don't see it.

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Re: Has Justine Henin officially turned into a ballbasher?

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Are you panicking, about women game, as a group, falling apart??

I thought Venus served rather well.
I did not see Maria, but she won easily so I assumed her serve was fine.
Sam Stosur, the other player known for her server. has not played, I think.
Well, bask away in the delusion, she was HORRENDOUS. 3 DFs in the 1st game, I think, and some 10 overall, being broken thrice by Tanasugarn, in a 6-1, 6-3 win .

I haven't watched the Sania match, but Justine was playing just fine at Hopman Cup, mixing things up and coming in to net to hit brilliant volleys. Maybe 1st round jitters all around? Wozniacki, Henin, Schiavone, Sharapova all looked unimpressive.

Somebody just made a point a few days ago that Justine at her best was ALWAYS very aggressive. Can somebody who thinks she ballbashes now give examples of matches she won back in her 1st career that characterized her play in your opinion?
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No like everybody else her serve sucks. This was the first time I've seen Henin chasing her ball toss What the hell is going on with these women?I hope Serena's serve will be fine when she comes back
The serve actually got better towards the end. But the forehand, no words.
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What inacheve game plan is this?
Just that. Incomplete
Stuck in the middle of nowhere
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Well, bask away in the delusion, she was HORRENDOUS. 3 DFs in the 1st game, I think, and some 10 overall, being broken thrice by Tanasugarn, in a 6-1, 6-3 win . ?
What was this for?

I clear stated I did not see the match and that was an assumption.
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