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lizchris
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:39 PM
I say Justine wins this in straight sets. Venus was her only threat and since Venus was gone yesterday, I see no one standing in her way for the gold medal.

SharapovaKixA$$
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:40 PM
goooo justine!

Pengwin
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:41 PM
nooooooooo Myskina will win in 3, she's on form, Justine is still recovering

Helen Lawson
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:41 PM
I have no clue how Justine is playing. Myskina will be a real test for her, I'm looking forward to it, but have no clue what will happen.

Ted of Teds Tennis
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:43 PM
Don't forget that Myskina defeated Justine in Leipzig last fall.

alfajeffster
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:43 PM
I say Justine wins this in straight sets. Venus was her only threat and since Venus was gone yesterday, I see no one standing in her way for the gold medal.
The last time she played Amelie Mauresmo, she lost in 3 sets. I think that's the final, and I also think it's going to be a good final, because Amelie is playing some pretty good looking ball right now, and if she serves well, it could be a firecracker of a match featuring the two best one-handed backhands in the women's game. I hope they both get there!!!!:bounce:

GoDominique
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:44 PM
I say Justine wins this in straight sets. Venus was her only threat and since Venus was gone yesterday, I see no one standing in her way for the gold medal.
Why did you consider Venus as her only threat?

shap_half
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:44 PM
This is gonna be a nailbiter!!!!

tennisIlove09
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:44 PM
Henin-Hardenne leads 5-2
Rnk/Seed
Year
Event
Surface
Rnd
Winner
Score
Rnk/Seed
87/--
2000PALERMOCLAY (O)R32J. HENIN-HARDENNE7-5 6-241/3
7/4
2002NEW HAVENHARD (O)R16A. MYSKINA7-6(2) 6-216/--
4/1
2003DUBAIHARD (O)QJ. HENIN-HARDENNE6-1 6-410/5
3/2
2003US OPENHARD (O)QJ. HENIN-HARDENNE6-2 6-310/7
2/2
2003LEIPZIGCARPET (I)FA. MYSKINA3-6 6-3 6-310/3
2/--
2003TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPSHARD (I)R1J. HENIN-HARDENNE7-5 5-7 7-58/--
1/1
2004INDIAN WELLSHARD (O)SJ. HENIN-HARDENNE6-1 6-15/4

shap_half
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:45 PM
Myskina can be really dangerous for Justine. ANd Justine is still just coming back.

lizchris
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:45 PM
The last time she played Amelie Mauresmo, she lost in 3 sets. I think that's the final, and I also think it's going to be a good final, because Amelie is playing some pretty good looking ball right now, and if she serves well, it could be a firecracker of a match featuring the two best one-handed backhands in the women's game. I hope they both get there!!!!:bounce:
Yes Amelie won in three sets and went on to lose either 6-2, 6-2 or 6-1, 6-1 to Kim in the same tournament.

shap_half
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:46 PM
Yes Amelie won in three sets and went on to lose either 6-2, 6-2 or 6-1, 6-1 to Kim in the same tournament.

I think the poster is referring to Amelia Island, where Justine was sick and was still only one point away from winning.

lizchris
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:47 PM
Why did you consider Venus as her only threat?
7-1 career matchup against Justine; either 2-0 or 3-0 on hardcourts.

lizchris
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:48 PM
I think the poster is referring to Amelia Island, where Justine was sick and was still only one point away from winning.
Oh, I forgot about that match.

Thank you.

Geisha
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:49 PM
Goo Justine!!! :)

UDiTY
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:49 PM
:mad: I wish they could meet in the final.

But goodluck anyway girls!!!! Justine in 3!!!:wavey:

GoDominique
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:50 PM
7-1 career matchup against Justine; either 2-0 or 3-0 on hardcourts.
Amelie won her last match against Justine.
Anastasia is a Slam winner.

kabuki
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:52 PM
Justine is going to win this, although Nastya will surely fight her tooth and nail. :wavey:

shap_half
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:53 PM
kabuki, like she did in Indian Wells?

lizchris
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:53 PM
Amelie won her last match against Justine.
Anastasia is a Slam winner.
Amelie went on to lose in that final on her favorite surface (clay) and what has Anastsia done since she won her only Slam?

hablo
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:55 PM
I think Nastya will win in three sets, and in turn will lose to Momo in the final!!

Go Momo, go for gold !! Allez!!!

GoDominique
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:56 PM
Amelie went on to lose in that final on her favorite surface (clay) and what has Anastsia done since she won her only Slam?
More than Justine. And Venus.

UDiTY
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:56 PM
Amelie went on to lose in that final on her favorite surface (clay) and what has Anastsia done since she won her only Slam?
Beaten much-hyped Wimby champ Maria.

I agree Venus would potentially give Juju the toughest time. But looking at current form I would think that Nastya is a big threat and MoMo a huge one.:p

kabuki
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:58 PM
GoDominique, are you stalking Lizchris? Help me understand. Invariably when I see a Lizchris post, I see your name after it trying to pick a fight. Is there something we don't know? :D

esquímaux
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:59 PM
Jujubee in 2 :dance:

hablo
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:00 PM
More than Justine. And Venus.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I love these arguments!!

-Ph51-
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:00 PM
7-1 career matchup against Justine; either 2-0 or 3-0 on hardcourts.
Yup...but that's not the current Venus :angel:

lizchris
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:01 PM
More than Justine. And Venus.
Actually Justine has a Slam, a Tier I and two Tier II's.

Anastasia has just two titles, including a Slam.

Crazy_Fool
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:01 PM
Wow, so Venus is the only person who can beat Justine :lol:

I believe Nastya and Momo have very good chances to win this, but I guess Juju is the favourite. I hope all 3 take the medals.

lizchris
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:01 PM
GoDominique, are you stalking Lizchris? Help me understand. Invariably when I see a Lizchris post, I see your name after it trying to pick a fight. Is there something we don't know? :D
Yes, he is a nut.

lizchris
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:02 PM
Yup...but that's not the current Venus :angel:
That's not the point. And I bet Justine wouldn't be a cavalier against Venus when they meet next.

GoDominique
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:03 PM
GoDominique, are you stalking Lizchris? Help me understand. Invariably when I see a Lizchris post, I see your name after it trying to pick a fight. Is there something we don't know? :D
I love her. :hearts: I had a thread in Non-tennis dedicated to her but it was closed for no reason. :sad:

GoDominique
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:05 PM
Actually Justine has a Slam, a Tier I and two Tier II's.
Justine has done this since Anastasia won her only Slam? Wow, I didn't know that. :eek:

kabuki
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:05 PM
kabuki, like she did in Indian Wells?

I'll admit 1 and 1 is not a very good result, but if Nastya can get her teeth into the match it might be tight.

kabuki
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:06 PM
I love her. :hearts: I had a thread in Non-tennis dedicated to her but it was closed for no reason. :sad:

I thought so. But aren't we old enough to not resort to pulling the ponytails of the girls that we like? :D

GoDominique
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:08 PM
I thought so. But aren't we old enough to not resort to pulling the ponytails of the girls that we like? :D
She has a ponytail? :drool:

Filip!
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:09 PM
Justine has done this since Anastasia won her only Slam? Wow, I didn't know that. :eek:

how could she do this if she had a virus? she was out for 4 months, remember?

GoDominique
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:10 PM
how could she do this if she had a virus? she was out for 4 months, remember?
I'm not sure. Ask lizchris. :)

kabuki
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:10 PM
She has a ponytail? :drool:

Why don't you nicely ask Lizchris yourself? Most women like it when men show polite attention to them. :D

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:11 PM
Ahhhh!!! My faves playing against each other....ahhhhhh!!! I hope both will win;)...they both deserve it, so I want them to play a good match.

GoDominique
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:13 PM
When I'm polite, she always reacts like this: http://www.wtaworld.com/ubb/icons/icon11.gif

:crying2:

kabuki
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:15 PM
When I'm polite, she always reacts like this: http://www.wtaworld.com/ubb/icons/icon11.gif

:crying2:


Awww, you poor baby. Have you thought about chocolates and flowers? :D

GoDominique
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:21 PM
Awww, you poor baby. Have you thought about chocolates and flowers? :D
Nah, too expensive.

kabuki
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:30 PM
Nah, too expensive.

Well, just remember, Norman Vincent Peale said: "Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that." :D

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:30 PM
I hope Justine - Momo match will happen....for the bronze ;)

JustineTime
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:51 PM
I think the key to this match is Myskina's head, in which Justine has resided for quite a while. One of my favorite matches to watch is their match at last year's Champs when Myskina was up 5-0 in the first. :haha: They showed an interview at that exact time where Anastasia says something like "with her, you have to play every point, doesn't matter whether it's 4-4 or 5-0!" :eek: :haha: Oh my! :lol: Myskina beat the holy crud out of her racquet!

That being said, though, I've been VERY impressed with the way she's kept her head since then, particularly closing out a poorly playing Dementieva at the French. That can really jack you up.

Personally, I think it's a toss-up, but my money's on a 3-setter either way. :)

Heeves23
Aug 19th, 2004, 06:52 PM
lizchris... your totally wrong about venus being her only threat.. Venus is not a threat at all these days. I actually think alot of the top players prefer playing Venus the way shes been playing.

lizchris
Aug 19th, 2004, 07:01 PM
lizchris... your totally wrong about venus being her only threat.. Venus is not a threat at all these days. I actually think alot of the top players prefer playing Venus the way shes been playing.
But that's the point; she could get out of her slump at any time and when she does, I don't thnk you will hear those top players saying they want to play her, espeically those who have losing records against her and that is everyone execpt Maria (0-0) and Lindsay (12-12)

Emiel Goelen
Aug 19th, 2004, 07:04 PM
Justine in three. It 'll be a tough match, but she's already playing very well, and of course, it's still Justine, she gets better and better with every match!

hablo
Aug 19th, 2004, 07:05 PM
I hope Justine - Momo match will happen....for the bronze ;)

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Dreeaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmm on, dreaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam awayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. That's all Iiiiiiiiiiii've got to saaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy!! ;)

jenny161185
Aug 19th, 2004, 07:27 PM
Justine won Wimbledon?:)

alfajeffster
Aug 19th, 2004, 07:37 PM
Yes Amelie won in three sets and went on to lose either 6-2, 6-2 or 6-1, 6-1 to Kim in the same tournament.
Actually, Amelie defeated Justine in 3 tough sets in the semis, I think it was a second-set tie-breaker where Justine actually had match points, and then Amelie won the third set as Justine seemed to fade and lost all her energy. This was the start of the illness for Justine, and it showed in that match- very hard to watch because they both played well up until the end of the second set. Then Amelie lost to Lindsay Davenport in the final, not Kim.

-Ph51-
Aug 19th, 2004, 07:43 PM
But that's the point; she could get out of her slump at any time and when she does, I don't thnk you will hear those top players saying they want to play her, espeically those who have losing records against her and that is everyone execpt Maria (0-0) and Lindsay (12-12)
You have strange points :angel:

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 07:55 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Dreeaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmm on, dreaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam awayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. That's all Iiiiiiiiiiii've got to saaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy!! ;):lol: :lol: my dreams are much shorter than yours and Momo's about a big title:lol: :lol:

lizchris
Aug 19th, 2004, 08:12 PM
Actually, Amelie defeated Justine in 3 tough sets in the semis, I think it was a second-set tie-breaker where Justine actually had match points, and then Amelie won the third set as Justine seemed to fade and lost all her energy. This was the start of the illness for Justine, and it showed in that match- very hard to watch because they both played well up until the end of the second set. Then Amelie lost to Lindsay Davenport in the final, not Kim.
I was talking about two different tournaments. She lost to Kim at the 2003 YEC final.

bandabou
Aug 19th, 2004, 08:17 PM
Hmmm....if Justine is REALLY back then this is a no-contest..but she isnīt fully back, could be an interesting match. I think Justineīs gonna pull it off in three.

Crazy_Fool
Aug 19th, 2004, 08:22 PM
You have strange points :angel:
We know :kiss:

Hant Hant
Aug 19th, 2004, 08:23 PM
omg scary match up. ::::Hugs :) ::::

.ivy.
Aug 19th, 2004, 08:24 PM
Don't forget that Myskina defeated Justine in Leipzig last fall.

Justine leads 5-2. Also, Justine thrashed Myskina 6-1 6-1 in Indian Wells.

While Justine is still recovering, her average/good playing is Myskina's best.

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 08:25 PM
Hmmm....if Justine is REALLY back then this is a no-contest..but she isnīt fully back, could be an interesting match. I think Justineīs gonna pull it off in three.
Last year there was a lot of contest when Justine was in her top form and Nastya still wasn't at that level

Crazy_Fool
Aug 19th, 2004, 08:31 PM
I don't know who'll win, its tough as i really like both players, so i just hope for a great match.

Garnet
Aug 19th, 2004, 08:37 PM
This will be a dandy. Two great players. Myskina should take it as Justine is probably not in full gear.

Stamp Paid
Aug 19th, 2004, 08:42 PM
Justine in 3 sets!

Kart
Aug 19th, 2004, 08:46 PM
The last time Myskina was this underestimated she won the French open.

I haven't seen Justine yet this tournament but IMHO a lot more of who wins this match depends on Myskina than seems to have been indicated in here.

ttaM
Aug 19th, 2004, 08:48 PM
Go Myskina! :bounce:

Mrs. Peel
Aug 19th, 2004, 08:51 PM
Nastya is very dangerous for Justine! She has definitely improved as a player since the last time they played.


She almost took her down at last years YEC but lost concentration :o

GOOOOO NASTYA!!!!!!

Myskina or Mauresmo for Gold!!!! :bounce: :bounce:

fammmmedspin
Aug 19th, 2004, 08:52 PM
Why did you consider Venus as her only threat?
Why consider Venus a threat at all compared to Momo or Myskina given their 2004 form?

foreva lindsay
Aug 19th, 2004, 08:54 PM
lets go justine :D

faste5683
Aug 19th, 2004, 09:02 PM
Nastya is very dangerous for Justine! She has definitely improved as a player since the last time they played.


She almost took her down at last years YEC but lost concentration :o

GOOOOO NASTYA!!!!!!

Myskina or Mauresmo for Gold!!!! :bounce: :bounce:

I agree. As a Justine fan, Myskina is a very scary proposition. I always get nervous when they play. Then again, Juju could be hitting with her coach on the back practice courts and I'd be nervous. It's a genetic thing... :haha:
:wavey:

*kaz*
Aug 19th, 2004, 09:15 PM
I think Justine. Eventhough she's just back from injury she's still a better player than Nastya. I'd like Alicia to win the gold though.

MinnyGophers
Aug 19th, 2004, 09:18 PM
I think Justine has the edge. I don't know it's just a gut feeling, but she did defeat a tough Mary Pierce to get there, so I think she is in top form and on fire.
Myskina had more of a cakewalk, but it's gonna be interesting. I hope Bravo shows this match, as well as the Momo-Molik one, them american pigs :lol:

mboyle
Aug 19th, 2004, 09:49 PM
nooooooooo Myskina will win in 3, she's on form, Justine is still recovering
still recovering my ass. You don't beat Mary Pierce in straight sets after she had beaten Venus Williams in straight sets unless you are near peak form. Justine will win 6-3; 6-4 or something. The only reason she will lose so many games is because she isn't match tough enough yet to give Myskina the usual 6-1; 6-1 beating.

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 09:57 PM
wow... i get to my 2 cents in now.... we have the typical nastya haters with mboyle and a few others i've seen around... ;)

i love all these facts and stats that are being tossed around between nastya being 2-5 against henin in her career..... has nastya played her since may?? when she started her french open run???? i think not, and that is the difference here.... this is no longer the nastya that lost to the top 10 opponents in front of her.. she's different, more confident, more composed, and that is why she's been taking down all the top players in the world in the past 2 or 3 months. 2 strong wins in Fed Cup, then Finals in San Diego, then Semi-finals in Montreal, and then Semi-finals in Sopot before the withdrawal. She is the most elite, consistent player in this tournament and she shows the necessary skills and game to beat anyone... that's a no-brainer.

for all of you who think henin will have a cakewalk is sadly mistaken...... i actually think nastya will take this in 2......

we'll just see..... :drink:

wongqks
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:01 PM
Myskina in 3 IMO, but then I am basing on tehf act that Justine has not played a top player for ages and she may not be ready, but Justine is already living up to all expectations already> I will not be totally surprised if the result is reverse.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:02 PM
Justine will go down in her first tournament since Paris. Go Nastya!

Spunky83
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:07 PM
for all of you who think henin will have a cakewalk is sadly mistaken...... i actually think nastya will take this in 2......

we'll just see..... :drink:

Cakewalk...yeah Gigi ;)

I think Iīll go with Crazy Foolīs opinion...love both players, hate to see one lose, love to see one winning, three sets for sure!!! At least this is something I can put my bet on.

Good luck Justine:bigclap:!!! & Good luck Nastya:clap2: !!!

:drink: ...this one is for you Decky!

mboyle
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:15 PM
I don't mind Myskina anymore. She is an integral part of the campaign to preserve the integrity of the ranking system. That being said, Justine is too much of a fighter to lose this one.

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:29 PM
Oh only no more epic 3 sets battles Spunky. Nastya already made history with Vera and here aren't even TB in the third set, so I don't wan't them both exhausted for the last matches.
On the other hand if Nastya loses first set I couldn't say: better lose quickly but maybe it's the best position for you

selking
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:32 PM
Win in two for juju... now that justine is back myskina will not be winning as much and then when kim and the whole group is back we will have an actual ranking system taht is correct

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:35 PM
I wonder what ranking system would put mboyle's favs on the top...
maybe the best 3 result from last 3 years?:confused:

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:41 PM
Another Nastya's hater, weren't the Williamses supposed to stop Nastya too

selking
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:42 PM
yea when did they play? I cant remember :confused:

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:44 PM
unfortunately only once, don't you remember?

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:45 PM
henin too much of a fighter???? and nastya isn't??

selking
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:45 PM
i dont. what was the match score? and im not a williams fan by the way. but i am a davenport fan. and we all know what happened when they played

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:47 PM
i dont. what was the match score? and im not a williams fan by the way. but i am a davenport fan. and we all know what happened when they played
nastya will play her with a bit of a rest next time... it will be a different story.

selking
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:47 PM
excuses excuses excuses.

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:51 PM
excuses??? lol.. come on selking.... don't be a fool. that's a bit obvious.

selking
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:52 PM
its an excuse. You are saying that she lost because she was tired. even if thats true its an excuse

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:54 PM
of course when the whole tourney is arranged to lindsay's win
but why do you change your argument and if your memory is so short there is no use to argue with you

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:55 PM
its an excuse. You are saying that she lost because she was tired. even if thats true its an excuse
well it is true, so call it an excuse if you want.... i call it fatigue.

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:57 PM
and i see you are Cap's fan but it seems you don't rely on her

selking
Aug 19th, 2004, 10:58 PM
o yea the injured capriati. yea i dont rely on anyone but when she is injured you cant expect her to win

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:02 PM
excuses excuses

selking
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:05 PM
an injury is not an excuse saying that you are tired and blaming losing a match because of being tired is an excuse

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:07 PM
3 months after RG SF i understood that she has been injured
did she know that or only you?

selking
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:11 PM
what are you saying. could you say it in clearer english

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:16 PM
maybe you have some problems
or don't know what is RG and SF - learn!:help:

selking
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:20 PM
no this part

"did she know that or only you?"

deckham
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:23 PM
an injury is not an excuse saying that you are tired and blaming losing a match because of being tired is an excuse
LOL... that's hysterical.

first off nastya just said she was exhausted and couldn't fight and give the fans 100%....

so many weak players nowadays with all their injuries... that's an excuse. it's a weakness.... if you can't play hurt, that's unfortunate. but to say what nastya did is an excuse is ridiculous... at least she's playing tennis and not making excuses instead of pulling out of numerous matches minutes before (or during a match) to say that i'm too injured to play.... now that's an excuse.

selking
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:25 PM
so you think that its smarter to play with an injury. How ignorant is that. O you have common sense. Would you be saying the same thing if nasty was injured

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:27 PM
i can't understand what isn't clear here
did capriati know that she was injured or only you know it?

selking
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:28 PM
o its just a stupid question... ok

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:29 PM
i don't speak about olympics, i speak about RG

selking
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:30 PM
Im very confused

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:31 PM
it's stupid your statement that capriati has been injured when nastya beat her

selking
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:33 PM
no no no no no thats not what i ment. Myskina beat cap fair and square. Im talking about jen at the tourny where she lost to lik.

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:33 PM
i'm confused too
but i guess, you don't (want) remember their last match

selking
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:35 PM
i remember that they played in france. and its so funny how quickly you chose someone else in my sig to talk about when i brought up davenport. maybe because you know taht you ahve nothing on davenport and that she would take myskina out any day of the week

Nastyafan
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:43 PM
i have heard these words about williams, jen, davenport... but their time gone
and you brought davenport when you didn't have arguments with williams

beauty_is_pink
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:48 PM
damn this is going to be a must-see match!


Good Luck Nastya!!!!!!!!

picklzz
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:52 PM
like another poster said, I wish it were the final. This one will be close. Everyone knows Henin is a fighter. And Myskina, I believe, will fight as hard as she does when she's playing other Russians. Myskina plays with a LOT of national pride, and it should show in this match. I don't expect her to collapse like she did at Indian Wells. Here's my breakdown:

Justine:

1. Has come back much stronger than anyone expected. Hardly appears as though she's missed a beat.

2. Playing against Myskina in the past, Henin had the edge.


Myskina:

1. Is a different player after winning the French. Haven't seen her beat herself since the French. Her loss to Davenport in San Diego was caused by her struggle the previous night.

2. Myskina is a great fighter when the right motivation exists (playing other Russians). I think Olympic glory provides similar motivation.


This one has all the makings of a GREAT match.

selking
Aug 20th, 2004, 12:05 AM
i have heard these words about williams, jen, davenport... but their time gone
and you brought davenport when you didn't have arguments with williams

thats cause i dont care about the williams. I dont like them

Nastyafan
Aug 20th, 2004, 12:46 AM
thats cause i dont care about the williams. I dont like themi don't see belgians in your signature either but you want them back only to beat nastya who you hate more (that was your first post).
my point was that haters like you were praying williamses to stop russian winning earlier but they didn't succeed a lot, now you are praying belgians to stop nastya only because you hate her, not because you are a belgian's fan

Buitenzorg
Aug 20th, 2004, 01:03 AM
I like both players :o

BUT Justine can do it 4-6 6-3 6-3 :)

deckham
Aug 20th, 2004, 02:11 AM
once again nastya in 2..... henin is playing extremely well, but it's nastya like she's never seen her before..... nastya wants to be #1 and henin can't handle a russian with an attitude and representing the entire nation of russia... she's a proud woman our nastya... :) :drink: :woohoo:

Daniel
Aug 20th, 2004, 06:56 AM
Nastya :)

Rub
Aug 20th, 2004, 07:05 AM
justine will be up for revenge against myskina who stole her french open crown!

JLDementieva
Aug 20th, 2004, 07:19 AM
I say Nastya will win in straights!! Go Nastya!!

Beat
Aug 20th, 2004, 08:06 AM
it's just a gut feeling, but i think anastasia will fight through this in 3 sets.

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 08:11 AM
like another poster said, I wish it were the final. This one will be close. Everyone knows Henin is a fighter. And Myskina, I believe, will fight as hard as she does when she's playing other Russians. Myskina plays with a LOT of national pride, and it should show in this match. I don't expect her to collapse like she did at Indian Wells. Here's my breakdown:

Justine:

1. Has come back much stronger than anyone expected. Hardly appears as though she's missed a beat.

2. Playing against Myskina in the past, Henin had the edge.


Myskina:

1. Is a different player after winning the French. Haven't seen her beat herself since the French. Her loss to Davenport in San Diego was caused by her struggle the previous night.

2. Myskina is a great fighter when the right motivation exists (playing other Russians). I think Olympic glory provides similar motivation.


This one has all the makings of a GREAT match.

Nice post! :yeah:
To all the Nastya fans: Stop defending yourself, the Justine fans donīt do it either, cause defending a top-player is just not necessary!

Nastyafan
Aug 20th, 2004, 09:23 AM
Nice post! :yeah:
To all the Nastya fans: Stop defending yourself, the Justine fans donīt do it either, cause defending a top-player is just not necessary!I guess you have in mind me. But if you notced I don't defend Nastya (and myself) from Justine's fans - they are respectful as a whole, I defend Nastya from her haters who are on Justine's bandwagon only because they hate Nastya more. I think Nastya should be defended from them. And probably you would have done the same if Nastya wasn't playing with your other fav and you don't wan't to take sides here;)

Truthwillout
Aug 20th, 2004, 10:53 AM
I guess you have in mind me. But if you notced I don't defend Nastya (and myself) from Justine's fans - they are respectful as a whole, I defend Nastya from her haters who are on Justine's bandwagon only because they hate Nastya more. I think Nastya should be defended from them. And probably you would have done the same if Nastya wasn't playing with your other fav and you don't wan't to take sides here;)

You're right in your analysis. Being an all-out Justine and Nastya fan I think I can confirm what you said: most Justine fans I know of on GM or Justinetime also love Nastya or have named her as their second fave. They appreciate her class, her unpretentious beauty, her chessplayer-like strategic genius on a court and her fluid strokes. I think most of them would be able to live with the prospect of Justine losing (temporarily ;)) her number 1 rank to her. So don't worry about the bandwaggoners, they're never worth anyone's precious time. Still, I'd rather Justine and Nastya had met in the final instead of the semis. Man, I would love to see the two girls standing together on the podium.

Belgium = Best
Aug 20th, 2004, 11:12 AM
Justine in 3 sets :)

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 11:25 AM
You're right in your analysis. Being an all-out Justine and Nastya fan I think I can confirm what you said: most Justine fans I know of on GM or Justinetime also love Nastya or have named her as their second fave. They appreciate her class, her unpretentious beauty, her chess-player strategic genius on a court and her fluid strokes. I think most of them would be able to live with the prospect of Justine losing (temporarily ;)) her number 1 rank to her. So don't worry about the bandwaggoners, they're never worth anyone's precious time. Still, I'd rather Justine and Nastya had met in the final instead of the semis. Man, I would love to see the two girls standing together on the podium.

OMG...itīs like weīre one and the same person :eek: ...no one can say that tennis doesnīt connect people to each other! Iīve noticed it as well that there are a lot of Justine fans who have a lot of respect for Nastya (thanks!). I donīt know really why, maybe because of Leipzigī03? Nastya being the one who ended her 20+ winning streak with that glamorous win (by the way the match which turned me into a Nastya fan;)). I really love Justine fans for their respect for players who often get their own fave into big trouble (YECī03), not only Nastya but also e.G. for Momo, Kuznetsova...itīs so cool and we/I appreciate it!!! Iīm just thanking myself by that... :rolleyes: WOOHOOO...Nastya and Justine on one podium...go for it!!!

Nastyafan: Lol, yeah. I would understand why Juju fans would try to bash Nastya fans (though there isnīt even one!), but to see just the "other" fans bashing Nastya is just totally sick and stupid. Kinda interesting that those unreasonable plain haters are always fans of some special players, isnīt it??? Just please shut up:tape:

Truthwillout
Aug 20th, 2004, 11:38 AM
OMG...itīs like weīre one and the same person :eek: ... Kinda interesting that those unreasonable plain haters are always fans of some special players, isnīt it??? Just please shut up:tape:

1) But we are one and the same person :kiss: (I'd rather you'd used a 'love' smilie than an eek-one though ;) )
2) How right you are, no need to name the 'some special players', hi, hi :lol: :lol: On second thought shouldn't I give other posters a clue? Oh, never mind...

Spunky83
Aug 20th, 2004, 11:52 AM
1) But we are one and the same person :kiss: (I'd rather you'd used a 'love' smilie than an eek-one though ;) )
2) How right you are, no need to name the 'some special players', hi, hi :lol: :lol: On second thought shouldn't I give other posters a clue? Oh, never mind...

:kiss: ...just for my second me!!! Down with all the haters :p

fleemkeģ
Aug 20th, 2004, 12:20 PM
Justine will win this match! It's going to be hard but Pierce was the perfect preparation :cool:

Go Zuzu