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post #1 of 130 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2003, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Henin is being ignored

Personally I think it's unfair for Henin that Clijsters is getting all the attention. Henin has had a very similar career and just because Clijsters happened to win in LA all of a sudden it doesn't mean that she's all of a sudden way above Henin. Personally I hope that Henin does better in this AO then Clijsters, and even wins the whole tournament. Everyone is picking "kim to stop dominance of williams", "kim will win", "kim is the real no.1", "kim blah blah", yet you hear nothing about Henin. She's also beaten the Williams and everyone else (including Seles which Clijsters hasn't yet), and she has had great results too, in fact not long ago Clijsters was struggling to win matches (do you remember?) but Henin was consistant. Henin, prove them all wrong and win the AO!
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Not by me. I think she's always in with a good chance any time she plays.
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I think she might be better off with all the pressure and focus on Kim. I think that because Kim has beaten Justine a number of times and has just beaten the World No. 1, the focus is on her. That may just be the advantage Justine needs to sneak into the finals.

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I'm sorry but both will be spanked, Go Team Williams!
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post #5 of 130 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2003, 11:49 PM
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I think she might be better off with all the pressure and focus on Kim. I think that because Kim has beaten Justine a number of times and has just beaten the World No. 1, the focus is on her. That may just be the advantage Justine needs to sneak into the finals.
I totally agree. Justine quite often manages to sneak through the draw un-noticed. Maybe it helps her. Personally I'm just glad that 4 of my favorite players are in the semi-finals of the Australian Open
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a little out of place there u think mmcdonald?

Anyway, there is more focus on Kim because she is someone that has the power. Everyone thinks that Justine will suffer from the power and lose to the power players but Justine likes the ball coming back at her fast

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a little out of place there u think mmcdonald?

Anyway, there is more focus on Kim because she is someone that has the power. Everyone thinks that Justine will suffer from the power and lose to the power players but Justine likes the ball coming back at her fast
Justine actually has a surprising amount of power for someone her size
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1) Kim was struggling to win matches "not long ago" because she was suffering from a shoulder-injury that wouldn't go away. I just read an interview with her father where he says that the pain was sometimes so bad she could barely lift her arm.
Yet, with that injury, she succeeded in staying in the top ten. Once the shoulder was ok again, she raced to number 4, beating Justine in the Championships as a matter of fact.

2) Sure Justine has beaten "everybody else"... although only a few days ago she still had to beat Lindsay. She fought for what she was worth... and won. Barely. Kim won a LOT easier from Lindsay not a week before that - the final in Sydney, remember, where she first beat Justine in the semi's in 2 short sets.

3) And that's what it's all about: Kim has beaten Justine time and again, the last 18 months. And every time in 2 - relatively easy - sets. For the moment Kim is by far the better player.

THAT's why the focus is on her and not on Justine. Justine is a marvelous player... but at the moment Kim is closer to Serena than Justine is to Kim.
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Lynx, that's my point. It's based on a 2 or 3 tournament span. They should wait a little longer, I mean Henin could all of a sudden have a better 2 or 3 tournaments then Clijsters and we should all say that she's the new no.1?
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3) And that's what it's all about: Kim has beaten Justine time and again, the last 18 months.
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I'm sorry but both will be spanked, Go Team Williams!
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I think Justine sneaking through is quite nice. It takes away the pressure, and we all know she's just as capable as Kim at knocking off a sister. Especially considering she has Venus, the least consistant of the two.

Plus it must not be forgotten, Kim's already cleaned Serena's clock once. Letting it happen twice wouldn't be that far fetched.

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2002 Rome Clay (O) SF Justine HENIN-HARDENNE 5-7 2-6
Ah - I forgot that, thank you Hazy.
Shoulder injury time, though.

As for Kim being the new n° 1, that's obviously not true. Why should we all be saying that??? Who is making us?

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Shoulder injury time? Kim had just won Hamburg and had beaten Sandrine Testud in the quarters in a great match. The truth is they both played like crap that day but it was Justine who was a bit more consistent.
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Yes, she had just won Hamburg. While her soulder was injured. That's why she was so inconsistent: she'd push, win some matches, a tournament even... and then she'd have to pay for that.

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