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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 2012, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Better grass court player- Clijsters or Henin

Who do you think is the better player on this surface. I think it is Clijsters by a bit, even though Henin has slightly better credentials. Kim's case is just more potent on the surface.
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Re: Better grass court player- Clijsters or Henin

r u mental???

2 RU and 3 SF at wimbledon >>>>>> 2SF

Justine lost twice to peak venus and then to peak serena in 01, 02 and 03, kim lost to venus with half a rib cage and justine herself.

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can you actually give me an example of kim playing 'potent' grass court tennis???

the best ive actually seen her play on grass was in the 05 R16 vs lindsay which was super high quality, but she still lost
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Re: Better grass court player- Clijsters or Henin

They are really at the same level when you think about. Both are clearly below all of Venus, Serena, Davenport, Kvitova, Hingis, Sharapova, and Mauresmo while both are clearly above everyone else of the last 12 years- Capriati, Bartoli, Dementieva, Zvonareva. So whichever one is ahead they are only place ahead of the other.
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can you actually give me an example of kim playing 'potent' grass court tennis???

the best ive actually seen her play on grass was in the 05 R16 vs lindsay which was super high quality, but she still lost
When she took Venus to 3 sets and led Venus by a set and break in the 2003 Wimbledon semis, and when she overpowered an overmatched Henin in the last 2 sets of their 2010 Wimbledon encounter.
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When she took Venus to 3 sets and led Venus by a set and break in the 2003 Wimbledon semis, and when she overpowered an overmatched Henin in the last 2 sets of their 2010 Wimbledon encounter.
LOL by that messed up logic you would need to also acknowledge that Henin was a set away from winning Wimbledon twice. Love the use of the 2010 match too. The match where Henin suffered her career ending injury.
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Re: Better grass court player- Clijsters or Henin

TBH i dont think henin IS a tier below hingis, sharapova or mauresmo, even tho all 3 had their special year at wimbledon, her level of play on grass was on a par. In 2006 Mauresmo was better on the day, however on another day it could easily have been henin who beat mauresmo.

i do agree though that her game on grass didnt match up to that of venus, serena or lindsay - its the consistency of not only their serve on grass, but the one two punch of the big serve out wide then a big groundstroke into the open court that sets those 3 players apart from the rest of their generation on grass.
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Re: Better grass court player- Clijsters or Henin

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Who do you think is the better player on this surface. I think it is Clijsters by a bit, even though Henin has slightly better credentials. Kim's case is just more potent on the surface.
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Re: Better grass court player- Clijsters or Henin

Is this a joke thread?

Bias doesn't come into it does it?
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what a joke...

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Re: Better grass court player- Clijsters or Henin

I bet he´s a Clijsters hater in disguise

Anyway, Fiona doesn´t have a clue to play on grass, her mediocre serve and volleys, and lack of variation and finesse, makes her useless on this surface.

Henin did everything better than her, and it´s clearly superior on this surface and every other for that matter


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Poor Justine, this is what she's been reduced to.

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Re: Better grass court player- Clijsters or Henin

Nice thread .
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post #14 of 55 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2012, 12:26 AM
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Re: Better grass court player- Clijsters or Henin

I don't think Kim is in another league from Cap on grass.

Whitney Houston and her receipts:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthrea...17447&page=324
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Re: Better grass court player- Clijsters or Henin

I don't think Clijsters is useless on grass, her results are pretty respectable, but she never reached Henin's heights. Aspects of Henin's game, like her volleys, were tailor-made for the surface and she was even capable of beating Serena on it.
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