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Infiniti2001
Apr 22nd, 2004, 02:19 PM
BERLIN (April 22) -- World No. 1 tennis player Justine Henin-Hardenne will not take part in next month's German Open because of a viral infection, organizers said Thursday.

The Belgian, who withdrew from the Family Circle Cup in Charleston earlier this month, has been ordered to rest by doctors and has decided not to enter the May 3-9 tournament in Berlin.




The 21-year-old is due to defend her crown at the French Open starting on May 24 in Paris.

Former world No. 1 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario of Spain, who played the German Open 12 times and won it in 1995, will make her comeback this year in the doubles competition.

Organizers said the 32-year-old, who plans to play at the Olympics in Athens in August, had been granted a wild card.


04/22/04 09:27 ET

Chunchun
Apr 22nd, 2004, 02:21 PM
Anyone one know who are the top seeds now?

lizchris
Apr 22nd, 2004, 02:22 PM
No surprise. I have been saying that for days.

I hope she gets better soon.

So for now, Kim is the top seed, but I expect that to change and either Amelie or Venus will be the top seed as I don't expect her to play either.

lizchris
Apr 22nd, 2004, 02:23 PM
Anyone one know who are the top seeds now?
Kim (I don't expect her to play because of her wrist)
Amelie (If she plays Fed Cup, then she should play here)
Venus (Special Ranking)

Allez-H
Apr 22nd, 2004, 02:39 PM
No surprise,get better Justine :hug:

DelMonte
Apr 22nd, 2004, 02:42 PM
like most people have said, it was to be expected. here's to hoping that everyone will be fit and healthy when the FO starts. i am cautiously optimisitic.

SelesFan70
Apr 22nd, 2004, 03:06 PM
:eek:

bw2082
Apr 22nd, 2004, 04:21 PM
I bet she's kicking herself now for not entering the nasdaq 100 after winning indian wells.

Martian KC
Apr 22nd, 2004, 04:21 PM
Health is the first priority! Get well soon, Justine!

GoDominique
Apr 22nd, 2004, 04:23 PM
Hmpf :(

Brαm
Apr 22nd, 2004, 04:24 PM
I bet she's kicking herself now for not entering the nasdaq 100 after winning indian wells.
Why should she? :confused:

Allez-H
Apr 22nd, 2004, 04:27 PM
I bet she's kicking herself now for not entering the nasdaq 100 after winning indian wells.
Why?So she'd be even more ill :rolleyes:

Spunky83
Apr 22nd, 2004, 04:28 PM
Though I was desperately hoping to see her in person in Berlin...*sooo sad right now*...I am pretty happy to see taking the time out to get back to 100 percent health.

Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario wants a WC to play doubles in Berlin? Interesting. At least Anca Barna made it to the main draw due to Justineīs withdrawal...nice...lol

Allez-H
Apr 22nd, 2004, 04:38 PM
Though I was desperately hoping to see her in person in Berlin...*sooo sad right now*...I am pretty happy to see taking the time out to get back to 100 percent health.

Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario wants a WC to play doubles in Berlin? Interesting. At least Anca Barna made it to the main draw due to Justineīs withdrawal...nice...lol
Well,I'm really :sad: for you but I'm sure you'll get many other occastions to meet her.Justine really loves playing in Berlin and I'm sure she'll come back next year to play it if the tourney still exists ;)

Spunky83
Apr 22nd, 2004, 04:44 PM
Well,I'm really :sad: for you but I'm sure you'll get many other occastions to meet her.Justine really loves playing in Berlin and I'm sure she'll come back next year to play it if the tourney still exists ;)

Thatīs sweet, thank you :kiss: ... "if the tourney still exists"...thatīs the question :sad:

williamsfan
Apr 22nd, 2004, 04:48 PM
Who is ASV playing with in doubles?

Spunky83
Apr 22nd, 2004, 04:57 PM
Who is ASV playing with in doubles?

They didnīt say. She wanted the wildcard in order to get some training for the upcoming olympics. She will definetly play in Berlin.

Volcana
Apr 22nd, 2004, 05:10 PM
How late can she get a Strasbourg wildcard?

Foot_Fault
Apr 22nd, 2004, 05:21 PM
I bet she's kicking herself now for not entering the nasdaq 100 after winning indian wells.
I agree with the others, why should she?

Spunky83
Apr 22nd, 2004, 05:25 PM
Donīt know, but the news with German Open came out just today, so I guess every tounery-director welcomes star players like Arantxa, though she got signed up pretty late. Strasbourg is only a Tier III classified tournament, would make more sense if she participates in Rome...

ys
Apr 22nd, 2004, 06:05 PM
Her "viral" infection, that robbed her of her strength, just like Ferrero's "Chickenpox" that robbed him off his strength ( isn't it too similar not to suspect it is a conspiracy ?) is just a coverup for some STD that they two contracted from someone else? JP Hardenne must be a prime suspect in that.. :devil:

alexusjonesfan
Apr 22nd, 2004, 06:07 PM
Her "viral" infection, that robbed her of her strength, just like Ferrero's "Chickenpox" that robbed him off his strength ( isn't it too similar not to suspect it is a conspiracy ?) is just a coverup for some STD that they two contracted from someone else? JP Hardenne must be a prime suspect in that.. :devil:
Actually it's PY. But seriously you think they both got it from PY? :cool:

ys
Apr 22nd, 2004, 06:11 PM
Actually it's PY. But seriously you think they both got it from PY? :cool:
OK, PY then.. They must have had threesome celebrating last Roland Garros, then it is around 9 month incubation preiod, and now voila..

alexusjonesfan
Apr 22nd, 2004, 06:14 PM
OK, PY then.. They must have had threesome celebrating last Roland Garros, then it is around 9 month incubation preiod, and now voila..
:banana:

SilviaFan
Apr 22nd, 2004, 06:56 PM
Get well soon Justine !!!!

Venus Forever
Apr 22nd, 2004, 07:11 PM
This is not looking good for Justine. :sad:

I think she'll show up at Roland Garros, just because she wants to defend, but I definitely don't think she'll be fit / prepared enough to give much of a battle.

It's a shame, really, why can't the women's tour ever have all of their top players fit at once.

It's like they're divided into three groups or something. The Williams sisters and Seles in one group, followed by Mauresmo, Clijsters and Henin-Hardenne, with Davenport and Seles in their own group.

K-Dog
Apr 23rd, 2004, 01:55 AM
I wanted Justine to be there and be healthy so Venus could face her.


I would've liked to see Justine get beat by Venus, but this makes it easier for Venus to win the title. Who knows, maybe Serena will enter and we'll see an all-Williams final!!

Knizzle
Apr 23rd, 2004, 03:30 AM
I bet you are! :lol: Good opportunity for venus NOW!:haha:
7-1

Martian KC
Apr 23rd, 2004, 03:36 AM
7-1

0-1 on red clay.......... :lol:

Knizzle
Apr 23rd, 2004, 03:39 AM
0-1 on red clay.......... :lol:
What an overwhelming record that is, I don't know how Venus could possible overcome it. :scared:

Venus would have been ready to avenge that 2001 Berlin loss at 2004 Berlin. Then again, she avenged it 7 straight times. :lol:

Rothes
Apr 23rd, 2004, 03:41 AM
It's a shame that posters can gloat and laugh at the expence of another players ill health and only think about themselves.

The light shall blossom and with regarded grace comes the hand of the lord and our saviour Jesus Christ to aid in the wellbeing of his Children, Amen

Get Well soon enough Justine :angel:

Martian KC
Apr 23rd, 2004, 04:45 AM
What an overwhelming record that is, I don't know how Venus could possible overcome it. :scared:

Venus would have been ready to avenge that 2001 Berlin loss at 2004 Berlin. Then again, she avenged it 7 straight times. :lol:

Apparently, you didn't figure out that your fellow fanmate was on the assumption that venus has a MUCH BETTER chance at winning since Justine has withdrawn.:haha: I agreed with him. :confused: Talk about idiots.

kaki
Apr 23rd, 2004, 09:53 AM
Apparently, you didn't figure out that your fellow fanmate was on the assumption that venus has a MUCH BETTER chance at winning since Justine has withdrawn.:haha: I agreed with him. :confused: Talk about idiots.
Who 're you talking about?If it's K-Dog,I can hardly,the way he posts,call him a Venus'fan.And at this stage,let me just recall that neither of you nor me know the future and you know it better than me,in a tennis match,every thing can happen.It happens some times that a player is,for sure,an overwhelming favourite to win a match but there's always a 50-50 chance of victory for both players.

flyingmachine
Apr 23rd, 2004, 10:08 AM
Health is the first priority! Get well soon, Justine!
:bowdown:

Chance
Apr 23rd, 2004, 10:11 AM
can you guys stop making this a Venus vs Justine thread!

I hope Justine recovers in time for the FO, but she should only play if she is fully recovered....at the end of the day her health is the no,1 priority

K-Dog
Apr 24th, 2004, 02:48 AM
It's a shame that posters can gloat and laugh at the expence of another players ill health and only think about themselves.

The light shall blossom and with regarded grace comes the hand of the lord and our saviour Jesus Christ to aid in the wellbeing of his Children, Amen

Get Well soon enough Justine :angel:


So I guess that it's okay for posters to rip on the Williams sister when they're injured and call them scared to play when they are INJURED!!

Rothes
Apr 24th, 2004, 05:33 AM
So I guess that it's okay for posters to rip on the Williams sister when they're injured and call them scared to play when they are INJURED!!
No it's not Okay K-Dog, But Two wrongs do not make a right.

Martian KC
Apr 24th, 2004, 05:34 AM
So I guess that it's okay for posters to rip on the Williams sister when they're injured and call them scared to play when they are INJURED!!

What does that have to do with Justine?:confused:

Greenout
Apr 24th, 2004, 10:10 AM
"Do no worry about Moi! I am at home resting & eating Pomme Frites
laughing at Le stupide rumours and stories!- Justine
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/510/21236796698.jpg

jenny161185
Apr 24th, 2004, 11:11 AM
Hope Juju is okay and shes back fighting fit the french Open - It will be tough to win though after the illnesswhich may even reoccur when shes competing again ------- Is Jen playing this tournament

K-Dog
Apr 24th, 2004, 01:54 PM
What does that have to do with Justine?:confused:


I got a warning for a post saying that I was happy that this opened the draw up for Venus!! The Crow gave me an "official" warning, so I better watch myself. I wasn't even happy that Justine is very ill!!

Allez-H
Apr 24th, 2004, 02:27 PM
I got a warning for a post saying that I was happy that this opened the draw up for Venus!! The Crow gave me an "official" warning, so I better watch myself. I wasn't even happy that Justine is very ill!!
Everybody was saying that they felt sorry for Justine but you just said:I don't care this is an excellent chance for Venus.That isn't really very fair of you.

K-Dog
Apr 24th, 2004, 02:30 PM
Everybody was saying that they felt sorry for Justine but you just said:I don't care this is an excellent chance for Venus.That isn't really very fair of you.


I'll be sure to remember this the next time Serena or Venus are injured and someone says, Venus or Serena are scared to play, or Serena's knee isn't that bad, etc......

Allez-H
Apr 24th, 2004, 02:35 PM
I'll be sure to remember this the next time Serena or Venus are injured and someone says, Venus or Serena are scared to play, or Serena's knee isn't that bad, etc......
Hey,you never her something like that from me...I'm a couple of levels above that ;)

K-Dog
Apr 24th, 2004, 02:38 PM
Hey,you never her something like that from me...I'm a couple of levels above that ;)


Well that's splendid to hear!! I'm just worried about the haters!!