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Belgian sportwoman of the year

I think it's pretty clear that it's between Kima nd Justine but who do you think has a slight advantage on the other one? To me it seems like the Belgian journalists don't really like Justine as much as Kim but before Kim reached #1, it was obvious they had to choose Justine based on her grand slam win. Now that Kim is #1, I believe she has again taken the lead even though I value Justine's RG win slightly higher than Kim's #1.

So what do you think? Who is in the lead right now and what must happen for the other one to gain the advantage?
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If Kim doesn't win the US Open I don't see how they could justify picking her.

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And Josh good topic, I was planning to post something similar

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If Kim doesn't win the US Open I don't see how they could justify picking her.


although both girls or playing very well this year it was justine who won the big matches (so far) and has beaten Serena and Kim several times.
I hope they give it to Justine this year ...

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If none of them win the US Open, they should give it to Justine. Why? Because she's won the slam and it pretty much equals the first belgian to be number one in tennis, and she has beaten Kim in the big matches, AND enough is enough! Kim already had it 4 times, and Justine none, so they should give it to Justine who deserves this once in her life at least

But, I guess the Belgian winner of the US Open will definitely get this award
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i hope it's muriel sarkany or ann wauters, but if it has to be a tennisplayer then it should go to justine, but of course kim will win ... again

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Muriel will probably have to be happy if she's in the top 10

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With the bias that has been displayed for the past 2 years, they'll likely give it to clijsters again.

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Hmmm do you think they've even heard of Sarkany?
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I don't know who else is in the running for it, but out of Kim and Justine at the moment I'd say Justine. And that's unbiased, coz I'm more a Kim fan that a Justine fan!

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what a load of crap! unless kim wins the USO and Justine goes out first round, Justine is sure to be Sportvrouw van het Jaar.

People complaining Kim won it four years straight becoz of the biased media are only right about the first times she won it. In 2001 and 2002 she was the best Belgian Sportswoman (and had better results than Justine, so no need to wollow in self-pity, "poor Justine this and that").

Actually, Kim having won it so many times plays in Justine's favour, because unless there is a big difference in results (eg Kim winning everything there is left this year and Justine losing first rounds), Justine will be voted Sportvrouw van het Jaar because "Kim heeft het al zo veel gewonnen".

You won't hear me complaining when Justine wins it, you actually won't hear many people complaining: 2003 is the first year Justine actually deserves to win it.

So please, don't start whining about Kim winning it again and about how unfair it is, because Justine is this year's clear favourite!


PS: muriel & ann don't stand a chance. they're geat sportswomen, but they're unlucky to play a sport thats not popular enough... otoh its easier to reach the top when there are less competitors... so the "sportvrouw van het jaar trofee" going to a tennis player makes more sense

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Talking about being defensive

Where did you see anyone whine or "wollow in self-pity"?
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post #15 of 67 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 2003, 02:52 PM
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david, I still expect Kim to win.

Justine deserves it, but do all voters know the value of winning a GS? They do know (or think) that the number one is the best player in the world.
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