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Talking Henin is The Next #1 Strong Contender!

Go Juju!

I luv to see your name on the TOP
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She is a contender for French Open no doubt ...but I really don't see her getting #1 b/c she doesn't have the game really on other surfaces to beat the top players.
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hopefully after beating clijsters on clay justine will have gotten past her mental barrier against playing kim. what i mean is hopefully justine will now go on and beat kim on other surfaes besides clay her #1 surface. i'm actually starting to think that justine is a contender for the #1 ranking or at least #2 because for now serena is to far away in points but i think she will come back to the field or come part way back to the field. i'm hoping beating kim has helped her with her overall mental game rather than just the part about playing kim. but she does need to improve on the other surfaces.
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well, already being a finalist at Wimbeldon, winning a Tier II on hardcourt over Capriati Myskina and Seles, and reaching the SF of Australian Open, I can't see how you can say she's not even a contender on other surfaces...sure she's not a contender against the Williams or Kim on hardcourt...but I'd give her good chances Indoor, Grass, and Rebound Ace


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everyone says she is bad on hardcourts but she's certainly in the top 10 for hardcourts. she really isn't as bad as everybody thinks.
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She only looks bad on hard court when facing the William sisters.

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Madame Oracene Williams could certainly teach the French & Belgian crowds on how to upgrade their respective primitive behaviours during a tennis match.
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I dont want to put a damper on Justines win, but she was lucky, even she said it herself. She did go on a mental holiday toward the end of the second set, a set she should have won 6-1.

I think Justine can make the top, as long as she improves her hardcourt game. On clay she takes her time mixes it up which mean she can play the likes of Kim and the Williams'. However on hardcourt she just seems to lash out at the ball, and try to keep up with them.

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or Kim BT
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the old kim yes but not the new KIM---you could expect a great fight now.

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no I meant she has problems with Kim on Hardcourt ....
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no I meant she has problems with Kim on Hardcourt ....
Yeah... I mean at the WTA Champs... and Sydney... especially if its a slower hardcourt, like on the RA, or the that damn court in the staples centre.

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I'd love to see it, and hey she certainly is a contender in a rankings kinda way (#4 in the world is pretty good in my book)...but as others have pointed out, she is going to have to beat the big girls on all surfaces on a consistent basis for that to happen.
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One step at a time is all I ask..

Good luck Miss Henin!

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everyone says she is bad on hardcourts but she's certainly in the top 10 for hardcourts. she really isn't as bad as everybody thinks.
'Top 10 on US hardcourts' is significantly worse than what Justine is everywhere else, i.e. probably the no 1 clay player in the world, the third best grass court player and the fourth best Rebound Ace and indoors player.
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yeah i lkie Henin but I don't see her getting close to no 1 after clay and grass.. coming harcourt, she had to compet with williams sisters which is simply amazing.. jen cap and lindsay!!

But I really hope to see her to win RG!!
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