This happened to be one of those rare instances where I was pulling for Christine. I can't ever recall rooting for her two matches in a row, but since she won today, that's exactly what will be happening. This sets up a QF that has the makings for a really good match. Although Justine plays down being confident and says she’s just happy to be back you better believe she’s playing to win. She’s a champion and she’s a confident one, so she’s going to come out swingin’ and for one more day I’ll be cheering her on.
Congrats to Juju and all her fans. She played a tough opponent and raised her game when needed and fought hard for her win. It looks like the rust is already off. Now that she’s beaten a quality opponent, there’s no more pressure on her- this tournament has to be viewed as a success for Justine and her camp. This means that all the pressure will be on Maria since she will be the overwhelming favorite.
Mar 28th, 2005, 10:35 PM
Good win Justine. :)
Mar 28th, 2005, 10:36 PM
Well done, Justine :yeah:
Great win, I had my doubts after 2nd set, but you did great :worship:
Looks like a good match, more winners than UEs
Mar 28th, 2005, 11:01 PM
It looks like the belgians are back at least prematurely, well Clijsters sure is back to top 8 form at least. Henin might not be ready yet for Sharapova, that will be a measuring stick for how far her game has slipped since her illness, given that Sharapova brings her A game which I believe she will after seeing Henin beating a top ten player. Should these two keep their form and improve, by the clay court seasons end a couple of Russians will no longer be top ten, or there might just not be room enough for the top 4 plus the next two best russians. The top 5 is sure to look different by the end of the clay court season. Looking forward to how all this will settle in a couple of months.:) :)