Originally Posted by Knizzle
"Serena doesn't feel comfortable that I think I can beat her," said Henin-Hardenne. "It's hard for her that a player like me, not so strong and tall, can beat these types of (powerful) players.
Did Serena tell Henin this?? Did she confide in Henin that it bothers her for Henin to have confidence to beat her, and that she has a problem with a small player to beat her?? Has Henin ever heard of Martina Hingis??
[OUOTE]"She knows I believe in my chances and she doesn't like it, that's for sure. My goal is to be number one but the important thing is doing things every day to be number one."[/QUOTE]
She is trying to make Serena out to be an insecure basketcase.
"You can say a lot of these things but there was an umpire and everybody started to be aggressive about this match with Serena and me against each other," said Henin-Hardenne. "It was a special situation.
"Serena has to accept sometimes she can lose. She wanted to win the French Open so much. Don't tell me one point changed the tournament."
It's not losing, it's how Serena lost. Serena is not a loser. She wants to win everything which is the right attitude to have.
Williams took revenge by trouncing the 21-year-old in straight sets in the Wimbledon semi-finals.
The two players could again meet in the last four of this week's event, which is being played on hard courts.
For the first time in her five-year career, Henin-Hardenne believes she can do well at next month's U.S. Open, the only grand slam where she has failed to reach the semi-finals.
"I'm pretty motivated," she said. "I've always lost in the fourth round of the U.S. Open.
"It's just amazing that I haven't even made the quarters. It's one of my goals to win the U.S. Open."
We'll see Justine, but you have to win the matches.
It's good for Henin to be so confident, but what she is doing in this article is downright trash-talking. Serena could never get away with this just like she couldn't get away with holding up her hand. I see Henin is getting another free pass.