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WhatTheDeuce
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:08 PM
Vote, and discuss. :)

..ikke..
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:09 PM
I hope Alicia but I think Justine in 3 sets

Tati & Dani
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:10 PM
Henin will win :banana:

deja_entendu
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:12 PM
Allez!!! Justine will power past Alicia.

Grand Phantasm
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:13 PM
Alicia will power past Henin-Hardenne :rolleyes:

-Kieron-
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:19 PM
Molik

SJW
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:22 PM
hopefully Alicia...although i wanna see Henin and Sharapova play...

bandabou
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:23 PM
Let's what the (supposedly) best serve on tour can do.....let's see if Alicia is really special or just......

SJW
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:24 PM
Alicia IS special. she's been playing well for a while now. leave her alone :)

Havok
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:28 PM
Serves dont get you breaks. A scoreline of 6-2 6-1 isn't an indicator of better serving of say a scoreline of 6-4 7-5.

Anyways, I think Molik will win in 3, but wouldn't mind henin winning this.

Spunky83
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:29 PM
I don´t know, but I hope Justine!!!

imogen
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:33 PM
If Justine Henin wins it will be interesting to see how she'll play against Sharapova.

bandabou
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:35 PM
Alicia IS special. she's been playing well for a while now. leave her alone :)

I know...that's why she really shouldn't lose to this Enna...

Stamp Paid
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:38 PM
Justine will show us how good that serve really is.

I say Henin in straights.

Tennisaddict
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:09 PM
Henin seems to be playing well while Molik struggled against Dulko. I think that Henin will win in three.

blumaroo
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:14 PM
Henins ground game is much better than ALicia's. You can't win a match on just your serve. And :rolleyes: at the backstabbing comments about her supposedly the best serve. I don't care who wins since I like them both. But if Henin is on she will prevail. If she's rusty then ALicia will overpower her.

babolat-blast
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:15 PM
I hope Henin, cause I also want to see a possible Sharapova-Henin clash, though I fear Alicia will be better than Henin...

~Rachel~
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:18 PM
Hopefully Alicia but she will have to raise her game :) Mind you, so will Justine to beat Alicia ;)

It will be interesting :bounce:

kosmikgroove
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:18 PM
i hope ESPN airs this! but if Henin faces off with Sharapova Im sure they'll broadcast that one!

Maria Croft
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:20 PM
I think Molik

rue
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:28 PM
I think that Justine could take this one, just because she has got a much better backhand and footspeed than Alicia. It will be really interesting.

AndySW6
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:30 PM
good luck Justine

~Cherry*Blossom~
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:32 PM
Henin will win 7-6 6-2

starr
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:36 PM
I have no idea who might win, but I hope for Alicia. :)

JPrince
Mar 27th, 2005, 09:13 PM
I'm pullin' for Molik. Ya gotta love Alicia! :)

flyingmachine
Mar 27th, 2005, 09:15 PM
Justine. :bounce:

Andy.
Mar 27th, 2005, 09:30 PM
I think Molik will win, a lot of you say she doesnt have a game but offcource we know about her serve but her forehand is one of the best and her backhand has really improved she has a lot of Variety as well as power.

shap_half
Mar 27th, 2005, 09:30 PM
I'm just rooting for Justine. I don't care to predict.

PaulHopkins
Mar 27th, 2005, 09:49 PM
Alicia Molik will win I think.

creepy stalker
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:16 PM
I love both but like someone has said I want to see a Juju vs Masha match.

ceiling_fan
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:16 PM
i voted justine, but i want alicia to win!

Marcus1979
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:17 PM
Justine will show us how good that serve really is.

I say Henin in straights.

Its nice to see u let go Justin and like Justine again.

AjdeNate!
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:21 PM
Allez Juju!

Lemonskin.
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:31 PM
This scares me :scared:

Go Alicia! :D

lucashg
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:33 PM
This really is gonna be a test of how Justine is playing, so I'm not sure of what the outcome will be. I'm just rooting for Justine, I hope she can play her best. Allez, Henin!

40-0
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:34 PM
this gonna be a great match for sure!

.ivy.
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:35 PM
If Molik struggled against Dulko, I'm sure that Justine can take it in straights.

FaceyFacem
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:36 PM
if justine is back to where she was, then she'll win, but this is the big test, isn't it? kim passed her first REAL test vs. petrova, then won her 2nd event back, i think as long as justine wins this one, there's a great chance to see her pull off some good matches in the clay season no matter how this event finishes for her

stijntje
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:39 PM
Justine ;)

tennnisfannn
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:41 PM
Jusytine is gonna surprise us with an easy straight sets win.

Kunal
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:44 PM
this should be a niiiiceee match...and could lead to an even more delicious prospect of henin vs sharapova....i.e. if i am lookin at the draw properly...

franny
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:44 PM
I hope with all my heart Justine. However, it's too early to really say whether Justine is back yet. She's got a lot of work to do and Alicia is a tough opponent. Hopefully she can find her game tomorrow, or tuesday or whenever they play. I'm so nervous! Go Justine!~

Chunchun
Mar 27th, 2005, 11:43 PM
Go go go Justine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rocker2:

martinafan
Mar 27th, 2005, 11:52 PM
a lot of you aren't giving alicia enough credit....

Alicia's grounstrokes are actually better than a lot of you are giving her credit for...her forehand can just be amazing sometimes!...and if she has her serve and her forehand going i think it will be very very tough for justine to come through with a win.

But if justine is playing very well and alicia is playing very well it should be a really close, tough battle!

And also alicia had a LONG 3 set doubles match after her singles today as well, so hopefully she isn't tired and hopefully she got all the rustiness and crappy play out of her system! ;)

rue
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:02 AM
It will be a real test for Justine, but if she can mix things up and be aggressive she has got a chance of coming out with a win. I would love to see her win just so that we can see a Justine-Sharapova match up. That one would be a really exciting one to watch.

Doggy
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:14 AM
This scares me :scared:

Go Alicia! :D

I'm scared too, but Go Justine!

tennnisfannn
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:29 AM
a lot of you aren't giving alicia enough credit....

Alicia's grounstrokes are actually better than a lot of you are giving her credit for...her forehand can just be amazing sometimes!...and if she has her serve and her forehand going i think it will be very very tough for justine to come through with a win.

But if justine is playing very well and alicia is playing very well it should be a really close, tough battle!

And also alicia had a LONG 3 set doubles match after her singles today as well, so hopefully she isn't tired and hopefully she got all the rustiness and crappy play out of her system! ;)
You have a point there. laot still seems unlcear esp with justine is concerned, she has yet to play a player of Molik's calibre, but that said, considering how tiny dulko is with such a samll serve, one epeceted alicia to literally maul her serve and make it impossible for dulko to get to her kick serves.
we figure justine has got to be a better player than dulko but nothing is that easy in tennis, who would have though maria would gabe serena the firhgts at the AO who then went on to bagel lindsay could bedouble bagelled by that same player.
the scheduling may screw alicia, at miami, plauerd are being asked to be back on court barely before they leave it yet it is a ten day event.
That said, justine has been at no.1 won slams and with her she could lose to or beat anyone. I feel she has a surprise in store.

azza
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:55 AM
Alicia 4-6 6-3 7-6(4)

selyoink
Mar 28th, 2005, 02:18 AM
I really want Justine to win but I think it is too early for her to be able to beat some one of Molik's capabilities.

rue
Mar 28th, 2005, 02:22 AM
One thing about Justine is to "NEVER EVER COUNT HER OUT". She always has come up with some really good wins when people thought that she was out of it. She is just so mentally strong. I am not sure if it will work this time around, but I think that is what will make her win against Alicia tomorrow. This is just by own prediction

LiliaLee-Frazier
Mar 28th, 2005, 02:23 AM
This is going to be ULTRA close...Alicia will have to play better then she did today if she wants to win.
Justine in 3 tough sets...but it could go Alicias way if Justine gets tight do to her lack of match play :eek: :D :bounce: :bounce:

faste5683
Mar 28th, 2005, 03:07 AM
I don't think Justine's ready for a player of Alice's caliber yet. Give her a few months, at least.

:wavey:

Rub
Mar 28th, 2005, 03:11 AM
i am excited about this one... i'll just root for justine of course...

@m@nd@
Mar 28th, 2005, 03:24 AM
i think justine will win, but i hope molik will

shap_half
Mar 28th, 2005, 03:29 AM
a lot of you aren't giving alicia enough credit....

Alicia's grounstrokes are actually better than a lot of you are giving her credit for...her forehand can just be amazing sometimes!...and if she has her serve and her forehand going i think it will be very very tough for justine to come through with a win.

But if justine is playing very well and alicia is playing very well it should be a really close, tough battle!

And also alicia had a LONG 3 set doubles match after her singles today as well, so hopefully she isn't tired and hopefully she got all the rustiness and crappy play out of her system! ;)


well i think there are some people who are underestimating justine as well -- especially her mental fortitude. this is a girl, like serena williams, who has won matches over the past 2 years on pure grit and desire. that's it. there are times when other players who are obviously stronger and more imposing than she is lose to her because she wants to win badly. and when things get tight i expect mental strength to win out over big serves and big forehands.

i don't know how well justine will play tomorrow, but i know that she'll do her best to not disappoint her fans, her team, and herself.

allez justine!!

F-R-E-A-K
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:02 AM
Im not too sure. Its a tough one to pick.

I thought Alicia would deal with Justine fairly easy when the draw was released but seeing Alicia play not soo good this week and now playing a bllody long doubles match, im slightly leaning towards Henin.

Henin on the other hand, hasn`t played in quite sometime, lacking match practice and perhaps mentally, she might struggle.

Henin def. Molik 6-4 6-4

alexusjonesfan
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:04 AM
I don't think Justine's ready for a player of Alice's caliber yet. Give her a few months, at least.

:wavey:

as much as I'd like to think otherwise, I have to agree ;)

Her game needs time to rev up.

matthieu_tennis
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:06 AM
if i was henin i shot on the back hand side of molik i saw her play couples of time her backhand is not very good if you compare with her forehand ¨:P but her big serve can be very effective in crucial points i think justine in 3 ¨:P

TF Chipmunk
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:15 AM
I think Justine, but I'm not quite sure in straight or 3 sets. One is because Justine has never lost to Alicia, and that will be the intangible. Add that to Justine's mental fortitude; it doesn't even matter that she's been gone for so long. She is not Serena or Venus Williams, so it won't take her months to regain her champion form. She has too much heart to lose to Alicia tomorrow.

Everyone is saying that Alicia has too good groundstrokes and will sweep Justine off the courts. Well, don't forget that Justine will have way too much variety for Alicia. Those of you who are counting Justine out just because Alicia has a big serve and forehand are completely forgetting that Justine's forehand isn't that bad anymore AND the fact that she's beaten players many times before that have big serves and forehands.

In the end, Justine is just too mentally tough. It doesn't matter that Alicia's playing the best tennis of her life. If anything, playing against Alicia will warm Justine up faster and bring out the best in her.

Allez Justine! :wavey:

wta whore 79
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:21 AM
I don't like either player, but I'm going to bet on Justin. I think she should win fairly comfortably.

Prizeidiot
Mar 28th, 2005, 06:25 AM
I'm not too sure.... haven't seen either's form of late

All I can say is that it looks to be a pretty sweet match on paper

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Mar 28th, 2005, 06:30 AM
No offense... but I think Molik has been very lucky so far.. and now she is to play a REAL player who will really teach her the REAL tennis...

Elldee
Mar 28th, 2005, 06:35 AM
Henin in straight sets. Alicia isn't playing as well as the start or the year or since Doha.

Trent
Mar 28th, 2005, 07:06 AM
One of the things about Molik I've noticed in recent months, is that she plays her best tennis against the best players. So I wouldn't be relying too much on her last match's performance to decide how well she will play against Henin.

Lemonskin.
Mar 28th, 2005, 07:56 AM
Their H2H is 3-0 in favour of Henin, but the highest Alicia was ranked when they've played before was #48. The most Alicia's ever challenged her was when she was Wimbledon 2003 when she was ranked #58. Henin won that 6-4 6-4.

LefandePatty
Mar 28th, 2005, 07:58 AM
Go Justine :)

Lemonskin.
Mar 28th, 2005, 08:02 AM
TABsportsbet.com.au has this as a very close one.

Henin to win is $1.80
Molik to win is $1.90

CMON ALICIA!!!

jamba2
Mar 28th, 2005, 11:06 AM
I think Molik gonaa win this one

Lady
Mar 28th, 2005, 11:13 AM
I'm just so happy that Justine is competing again, so all I'll say is Good Luck, Ju!! :banana:

Alicia is the favourite in the match!

bandabou
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:58 PM
I think Justine, but I'm not quite sure in straight or 3 sets. One is because Justine has never lost to Alicia, and that will be the intangible. Add that to Justine's mental fortitude; it doesn't even matter that she's been gone for so long. She is not Serena or Venus Williams, so it won't take her months to regain her champion form. She has too much heart to lose to Alicia tomorrow.

Everyone is saying that Alicia has too good groundstrokes and will sweep Justine off the courts. Well, don't forget that Justine will have way too much variety for Alicia. Those of you who are counting Justine out just because Alicia has a big serve and forehand are completely forgetting that Justine's forehand isn't that bad anymore AND the fact that she's beaten players many times before that have big serves and forehands.

In the end, Justine is just too mentally tough. It doesn't matter that Alicia's playing the best tennis of her life. If anything, playing against Alicia will warm Justine up faster and bring out the best in her.

Allez Justine! :wavey:

it doesn't even matter that she's been gone for so long. She is not Serena or Venus Williams, so it won't take her months to regain her champion form. She has too much heart to lose to Alicia tomorrow.

What's this supposed to mean? You can talk about Venus, but Serena...well she did win her first tourney back, reached finals at Wimbledon and YEC in her comeback.......let's see if enna can match those feats before hailing Enna as the comeback queen..

bandabou
Mar 28th, 2005, 01:02 PM
I expect Alicia to win.....the serve alone should do the trick....;), the forehand,

pigam
Mar 28th, 2005, 01:05 PM
I think alicia will win.
I hope Justine will win.

fleemke³
Mar 28th, 2005, 01:09 PM
I hope Justine ... and if she makes it I think Alicia is a good warm up for Masha :)

Sam's Slave
Mar 28th, 2005, 01:13 PM
alicia of course!!!

kiekeboe
Mar 28th, 2005, 03:06 PM
I hope Justine **fingers crossed**

jj74
Mar 28th, 2005, 03:30 PM
if justine is back to where she was, then she'll win, but this is the big test, isn't it? kim passed her first REAL test vs. petrova, then won her 2nd event back, i think as long as justine wins this one, there's a great chance to see her pull off some good matches in the clay season no matter how this event finishes for her

I think you are right

kosmikgroove
Mar 28th, 2005, 03:41 PM
when do they play?

K.U.C.W-R.V
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:22 PM
I voted for Justine to win but its very windy in Miami & I think that could tip the matchup in Alicia's favour.

.ivy.
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:34 PM
I don't like either player, but I'm going to bet on Justin. I think she should win fairly comfortably.

Her name is Justine. What's Justin doing on the women's tour?

bubbliscious
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:44 PM
Justine in 3 sets

jonny84
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:58 PM
I think Justine will win - it will be tight - but she is succeding my expectations. I think it will be a three set victory with a 7-5 / 7-6 scoreline in the third set.

lindsayno1
Mar 28th, 2005, 05:04 PM
molik i hope

foreva lindsay
Mar 28th, 2005, 05:39 PM
Alicia :hug:

wta whore 79
Mar 28th, 2005, 05:44 PM
Her name is Justine. What's Justin doing on the women's tour?

I've been asking myself for years why she is on the women's tour. Some questions are just too baffling for words.

SJW
Mar 28th, 2005, 05:45 PM
I think Justine, but I'm not quite sure in straight or 3 sets. One is because Justine has never lost to Alicia, and that will be the intangible. Add that to Justine's mental fortitude; it doesn't even matter that she's been gone for so long. She is not Serena or Venus Williams, so it won't take her months to regain her champion form. She has too much heart to lose to Alicia tomorrow.

Everyone is saying that Alicia has too good groundstrokes and will sweep Justine off the courts. Well, don't forget that Justine will have way too much variety for Alicia. Those of you who are counting Justine out just because Alicia has a big serve and forehand are completely forgetting that Justine's forehand isn't that bad anymore AND the fact that she's beaten players many times before that have big serves and forehands.

In the end, Justine is just too mentally tough. It doesn't matter that Alicia's playing the best tennis of her life. If anything, playing against Alicia will warm Justine up faster and bring out the best in her.

Allez Justine! :wavey:

you're right, she's not Serena or Venus Williams. if she was Serena, she would win this tournament and reach the finals in Wimbledon. to be Venus, she'd have to win two and be a runner up of 3 clay tourneys in a row. :)