View Full Version : Justine or Kim - Who'll Prevail in Their Next Match?

Feb 25th, 2005, 12:59 AM

I understand Kim is on her way back - so she is still finding her true competitive form. Kudos to her for performing well and tough in Belgium.

Justine might be rusty when she comes back - but I'd bet big bucks that many would prefer not to see her on their side of the draw when she does.

Who'll win out of the aforementioned 'Belgium Sisters' - when they first play again?

I'm going w/Kim - and looking forward to the day when she topples Justine in a big match. It can happen.

I look forward to all of the top players and others - returning healthy and to form.

Feb 25th, 2005, 01:23 AM
Kim Clijsters.

Feb 25th, 2005, 01:27 AM
Kim is already playing and has had more time to regain her form, so Kim will win

Feb 25th, 2005, 02:32 AM
Their next match against one another or next match in general?

Feb 25th, 2005, 05:04 AM
Until we see justine this wil be hard to tell. Byut judging on the nature of illness/injury, kim seems to have the slighter edge.

Feb 25th, 2005, 06:26 AM
Why are you people picking Kim? Until Kim shows improved mental strength there is no reason to believe she will all of a sudden come back and start beating Justine. Justine pretty much had her number before they were injured and until Kim shows she has countered that you would have to favor Justine.

Feb 25th, 2005, 07:30 AM
I think it also depends on when they meet the first time.

Let's say they meet in the first tournament where Justine plays, and in the first round (which is possible since they both dropped in the rankings). In that case I'd say Kim, since she's already got match rythm, and Justine hasn't.

But on the other hand, it could last half a year before they meet (opposite halves of the draw, either or both of them not coming through to the final) - in that case I wouldn't have a clue, because I've no idea where they will stand at that point... :shrug:

Feb 25th, 2005, 07:33 AM
How can anyone tell? :confused: Why picking Kim? Why Justine? :confused:

1) we don't know when they'll meet.. they might even play a whole year without meeting eachother
2) we have no idea how both will be playing, if they'll ever get back to their old level.
3) you don't know where they'll meet, on what surface, in what circumstances.

Before both got injured I often thought Kim would win whenever they met before the final. When they meet in a final I thought Justine had more chances. We'll see if this still will be the case...

Feb 25th, 2005, 07:49 AM
How can anyone know???

They may never even play each other again!!
That maybe seems unlikely, but tell me when was the last time Venus & Jennifer played each other??

They may play their next match in 2008! Who knows who will win then! :rolleyes:

Feb 25th, 2005, 08:46 AM
I have no idea.
When both will be back and have some match rhythm, I hope we will see what we saw at the Oz final in 2004: threesetters that are decided by a couple of points.

Damn, I just can't wait to see both of them back on the tour.

Maria Croft
Feb 25th, 2005, 08:53 AM
Kim of course

Feb 25th, 2005, 09:43 AM
Kim!!!!!!! :devil:

Feb 25th, 2005, 09:58 AM
It is still far too early to say. Justine had the each before the 2 were injured, but it depends what level each one is at when they meet again.

Feb 25th, 2005, 10:04 AM

Feb 25th, 2005, 12:56 PM
silliest thread ever :p

Feb 25th, 2005, 01:16 PM
silliest thread ever :p

Oh yeah!
Funny to read also.
Especially reactions from Kim & Justine fans! ;)

Feb 25th, 2005, 01:22 PM
Why are you people picking Kim? Until Kim shows improved mental strength there is no reason to believe she will all of a sudden come back and start beating Justine. Justine pretty much had her number before they were injured and until Kim shows she has countered that you would have to favor Justine.it's still 7-9 h2h in favour of Kim :p. Granted, much wins came before 2003 but anyhow, since the start of the 2003 season it's 5-4 for Justine, that still counts as competitive, no?
Of course I agree Justine had the upper hand and those first 2 gs-finals were a joke, but the AO final 3d set was close, way too close for my liking (as a Justine-fan ;)).

2004 Australian Open Final : 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 Hardcourt Justine
2003 Filderstadt (http://www.henin-hardenne.be/bin/matchreports.asp?id=328&Lang=nl) Final : 7-5, 4-6, 2-6 Hardcourt Kim
2003 US Open (http://www.henin-hardenne.be/bin/matchreports.asp?id=318&Lang=nl)Final: 7-5, 6-1 Hardcourt Justine
2003 San Diego (http://www.henin-hardenne.be/bin/matchreports.asp?id=305&Lang=nl) Final : 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 Hardcourt Justine
2003 Hertogenbosch (http://www.henin-hardenne.be/bin/matchreports.asp?id=293&Lang=nl)Final : 7-6(4), 0-3 Grass Kim
2003 French Open (http://www.henin-hardenne.be/bin/matchreports.asp?id=288&Lang=nl) Final : 6-0, 6-4Clay Justine
2003 Berlin (http://www.henin-hardenne.be/bin/matchreports.asp?id=280&Lang=nl) Finale : 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 Clay Justine
2003 Antwerp (http://www.henin-hardenne.be/bin/matchreports.asp?id=253&Lang=nl) semi : 2-6, 6-7(4) Hardcourt Kim
2003 Sydney (http://www.henin-hardenne.be/bin/matchreports.asp?id=243&Lang=nl) semi : 2-6, 3-6 Hardcourt Kim
2002 Los Angeles (http://www.henin-hardenne.be/bin/matchreports.asp?id=238&Lang=nl) quartesr : 2-6, 1-6 Hardcourt Kim
2002 Rome (http://www.henin-hardenne.be/bin/matchreports.asp?id=198&Lang=nl) semi: 7-5, 6-2 Clay Justine
2002 Australian Open (http://www.henin-hardenne.be/bin/matchreports.asp?id=163&Lang=nl) quarters : 2-6, 3-6 Hardcourt Kim
2002 Sydney (http://www.henin-hardenne.be/bin/matchreports.asp?id=158&Lang=nl) quarters : 6-7, 2-6 Hardcourt Kim
2001 Hertogenbosch Final : 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 Grass Justine
2001 French Open (http://www.henin-hardenne.be/bin/matchreports.asp?id=28&Lang=nl) semi : 6-2, 5-7, 3-6 Clay Kim
2001 Indian Wells 3d round : 6-1, 4-6, 3-6 Hardcourt Kim

Apparently, in juniors Justine was the prevailing one, then in the first pro-years Kim had the Wallonian's number and since Berlin 2003 Justine went on to win the most.
I will not see this match-up as "in the pocket", not by far.

Feb 25th, 2005, 02:39 PM
Good Day All,

Now - this thread title might be silly - but the silliest? I doubt it.

Anyway - thank you all for your input. And lilly - you go girl for your stats and your fan-ship for Justine.

I suppose - I should have clarified what I meant. I meant that if ladies played in an upcoming tourny - and w/i the next few months. Hopefully - they will both be healthy during the same time period - soon.

Are these two scheduled (And I love the way the Brits say - sche-duled) to play at the same tourny in the near fu-fu?

How many times w/i the last two years have we seen players turn it around on an opponent that had had their number for a period of time? At one time Kim had Justine’s number - and alls I’m saying is that I think she could mos’ def turn it around. The question I guess is then - what does Kim have to do to “Turn The Beat Around” again?

Lilly mentioned that in Juniors Justine seemed to have the edge - and so on. From the results of their last several matches - was Justine just too strong physically for Kimmy?

And at the big matches - was Kim's nerves the reason - she couldn't get the win? They both were at their peaks then.