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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Who has the better chance of regaining their form? Maria or Justine?

Maria has youth on her side, but Justine has experience and natural ability. Who regains some of their old form and who crashes and burns?

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Christine unfortunately.
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TOB. I actually think she's taking baby steps, while Justine is going backwards.

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Neither. Henin isn't trying to regain her old form. She's trying for a whole new form. Henin 1.0 is history.

As for Sharapova, she has basically the same injury that ended Jennifer Capriati's career. The fact that she's on court is a success. But your shoulder isn't the same physical thing after rotator coff surgery. It's not a matter of 'healing'. Things literally attach to each other in different places.

She may eventually be just as successful a player, but she'll never have the same form.

Think Mauresmo '06 vs Maursemo '99. '06 never regained '99's form, post back-injury, but she was a MORE successful player.

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Re: Who has the better chance of regaining their form? Maria or Justine?

Good question!

I think Max is right. Maria is showing signs of life, but unfortuantely hasn't been able to get that big win quite yet. I think it will come. Everything takes time. Most players would not be top 15 if they had to get the surgery that Maria did and had to reconstruct many parts of their game.

I think Justine could get there too. I have a feeling though if Justine has a mediocre year without a deep run in a slam, she might call it quits again. Justine thinks she is the best player in the world and won't settle for 3rd round losses at the slams. She has the capacity and the athleticism to reinvent her game and do great things again though. It will be interesting to watch.
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Re: Who has the better chance of regaining their form? Maria or Justine?

Maria.
She still has time. Tons of it. Unless she falls out of love with the sport or is pregnant.
Experience comes with age anyways.

Justine.....can't...or won't.
Even though she has the experience, she doesn't have the body to cope anymore.

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Good question!

I think Max is right. Maria is showing signs of life, but unfortuantely hasn't been able to get that big win quite yet. I think it will come. Everything takes time. Most players would not be top 15 if they had to get the surgery that Maria did and had to reconstruct many parts of their game.

I think Justine could get there too. I have a feeling though if Justine has a mediocre year without a deep run in a slam, she might call it quits again. Justine thinks she is the best player in the world and won't settle for 3rd round losses at the slams. She has the capacity and the athleticism to reinvent her game and do great things again though. It will be interesting to watch.
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henin, she had the form last year, sharapova had it in 2008...

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I think Justine made a mistake comIng back. She was always a bit fragile and she's older now. I think she saw Kim and was tempted, forgetting that Kim is more robust and is now more mature as well. She has lost her momentum. I'm convinced Maria is done and was not as good as everyone thought anyway - she couldn't beat Amelie or Venus at Wimbledon and relied too much on power and screeching. She certainly wasn't the new Seles which many said she was. Actually I don't think the Tour is any worse off without either of them. New players have come along.

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Re: Who has the better chance of regaining their form? Maria or Justine?

Justin, easily. Why bother even asking it is so obvious???
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Justine.
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Re: Who has the better chance of regaining their form? Maria or Justine?

At least Maria showed she could play like the old her (3rd round), she's just inconsistent. I don't know about Justine, didn't see her play before her match against Svetlana—but she played horribly in that one. At some point last year both of them played well though. Justine was playing great tennis at the beginning, while Maria regained her form for a blip of a second during the US summer hardcourt season. The choke loss to Kim in Cincinnati brought her back to Earth.
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