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Martian Jeza
Apr 17th, 2005, 06:57 PM
:tennis:

BUBI
Apr 17th, 2005, 06:58 PM
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Wojtek
Apr 17th, 2005, 06:58 PM
Congarts Justine :woohoo:

BUBI
Apr 17th, 2005, 06:58 PM
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foreva lindsay
Apr 17th, 2005, 06:58 PM
:yippee: :yippee: well done juju!!!

ezekiel
Apr 17th, 2005, 06:59 PM
I hate that :mad:

Martian Jeza
Apr 17th, 2005, 06:59 PM
http://jm.g.free.fr/smileys/picts/Dead12.gif

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

Like yesterday a few seconds too late :mad: :p

beauty_is_pink
Apr 17th, 2005, 06:59 PM
Lena.. :sad:
was close :sobbing:

jenglisbe
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:00 PM
It's good for her to have won a Tier 1, but she none of her wins here really impressed me. She struggled in nearly every match, and she didn't beat any of the top players (other than Lindsay, who retired).

I am interested to see the final two Tier 1 events on clay. Hopefully we will see the Belgians play Serena, Maria, and Amelie on clay and we can see who is really playing great.

Oneofakind0490
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:00 PM
Lena:sad:
At least you made some sort of comeback.
You should have won that first set.

UDiTY
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:00 PM
Juju:bounce: Elena:sad:

I really thought Elena played the better first set, but you have to hand it to Justine...she really steps up her game on the big points! Elena kinda fizzled away in the second, and then Juj did...but she pulled it together in the end.

I kinda wish Elena would have won, but she should be happy, she played well.

Great week Jujumaster!;)

p.s. I dunno if I like Justine's allezs after her opponent makes errors when she didn't really do anything to win the point, it just seems kinda unsportsmanlike.:(

VivalaSeles
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:00 PM
I'm thrilled :D :D :D
Congrats Juju :D

Filip!
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:01 PM
I think I have to write some letters towards some flemish newspapers now!

Mwoehaha, een hele week hebben enkele sportjournalisten zitten melken op Juju, maar zie, ze zet ze toch maar weer allemaal netjes op hun plaats!

Congrats Juju, still proud to be your fan!!!!

SelesFan70
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:02 PM
Lots of long games...Elena had her chances. Justine's serve is sort of :scared:, but she backed it up well today.

I'm convinced just yet that she's a favorite for Roland Garros, though. I'll have to see how she (and the other ladies) do in Europe.

Lady
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:02 PM
p.s. I dunno if I like Justine's allezs after her opponent makes errors when she didn't really do anything to win the point, it just seems kinda unsportsmanlike.:(

2 of the other your 4 players do the same!

Hey, even Saint Kim screams C'mon! ;)

PaulieM
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:03 PM
not a huge fan of either, but CONGRATS JUSTINE! :clap2:

jimbo mack
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:03 PM
congrats justine

wow, what a comeback these belgians have made, very impressive

xan
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:03 PM
Elena did it again. She was leading and everytime she had the match in her hands, she threw it away. Her record in Tier 1s and GS continues.

Justine played very well, but only after her chances had been given the kiss of life by Elena losing the 1st set from 5-3 up!

RenaSlam.
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:03 PM
Dementieva just doesn't know how to seize these big moments. Sigh.d

Filip!
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:03 PM
It's good for her to have won a Tier 1, but she none of her wins here really impressed me. She struggled in nearly every match, and she didn't beat any of the top players (other than Lindsay, who retired).

I am interested to see the final two Tier 1 events on clay. Hopefully we will see the Belgians play Serena, Maria, and Amelie on clay and we can see who is really playing great.

Aren't you acting a bit poor? Juju played not for about a year, it's really normal that she's not playing at her best level, but hey, you do NOT win a tier I when you're playing bad. And btw: didn't she win the second set against Lindsay, and wasn't she starting great in the third? Lindsay could handle a match like that against a player who's not as good as Juju, sure about that.

Jodie
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:03 PM
Well done Justine!! :D :hug:

Neely
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:05 PM
Allllleeeeez! :clap2: :)
Great comeback!


Lena :sad: :shrug:

hotandspicey
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:05 PM
Congrats to justine, although Elena blew the first set.We'll see what happens in Berlin and Rome before we have any real sure bets for FO.

Lady
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:06 PM
It's good for her to have won a Tier 1, but she none of her wins here really impressed me. She struggled in nearly every match, and she didn't beat any of the top players (other than Lindsay, who retired).

I am interested to see the final two Tier 1 events on clay. Hopefully we will see the Belgians play Serena, Maria, and Amelie on clay and we can see who is really playing great.

She will never impress you!!
You just cvonfirmed that!! :lol: :lol:


Justine was dead tired today, but still won!! :hearts:
You're the best!! :hearts:

gmak
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:06 PM
what a collapse by elena :sad: :sad: it was hers for the taking :sad:

still, her serve lets her down on the crucial points :(

Helas
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:07 PM
Another final lost Elena............:rolleyes: :sad:

saki
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:07 PM
Actually, what particularly pleases me about this win (as a Justine fan) is the fact that she wasn't playing her best tennis throughout and still won a Tier I. Justine's always had trouble in the early rounds - lots of three setters - even when she's been on top form and I really think that getting through all of her matches even when not playing her best will give her a lot of confidence.

shnit.
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:08 PM
Lena. :sad: :bigcry: That was sooo close.

Congrats to Juju though. Great week and great win. :)

tennisIlove09
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:08 PM
This tournament was still going on :shrug:

My bad.

Congrats JHH! Welcome back!

Nice effort Lina! :hug:

Vaidisova
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:08 PM
Congrats Justine on winning the title. :D

hingis-seles
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:09 PM
Congrats, Justine. Have the two Belgians (Juju and Kim) won every Tier 1 title between them since they've come back?! :eek: That's amazing! :D

Irish
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:09 PM
Justine fought hard for this win but due to her recovering from injury and illness, she is still not at top form but will take more time. Congrats Justine. :)

Better luck next time Elena. :sad:

FERLKE
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:09 PM
Winner (4 WTA Tour): 2004 - Hasselt; 2003 - Amelia Island, Bali; Shanghai; 1998 - ITF-Buchen-GER; 1997-ITF/Istanbul-TUR; 1996 - ITF/Jurmula.

Finalist (9): 2004 - Miami, Roland Garros, US Open, Moscow; 2002 - ’s-Hertogenbosch; 2001 - Acapulco, Moscow; 2000 - Olympics.
2005 CHARLESTON :o :mad: :fiery: :sad: :sad: :sad:

xan
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:10 PM
I kinda wish Elena would have won, but she should be happy, she played well.
.:(

Playing well means closing out the important points.

If Elena had done that, she'd be holding the trophy now. If I were a huge Elena fan I'd be going crazy at the way she collapses when she's ahead.

Bart
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:11 PM
Justine :worship:

BoucharDRules
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:11 PM
:( :sad: :sad: Lena with set point in the first and loses it and two games after that.

Nice comeback in the second, but she had double game point only to be broken for 4-5.

:banghead:

Angel_Mars
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:11 PM
Congratulations Justine!! On to the French! :D

fleemke³
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:13 PM
Justine didn't need her best game to win this :cool: She steps up at the big points and wins it! Give her a couple off weeks to improve her game ... she'll be ready @RG :cool:

Allez-H
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:17 PM
Justine :worship: The first 3 points of the last game were like wow :eek: and the 'allez' in the end made me cry of joy...Amazing although you played far from your best :worship:

Lena, you played a good match and you had your chances
Better luck next time :worship:

shap_half
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:17 PM
It wasn't like Elena handed the first set to Justine. Justine played well to win those last 4 games of the first set.

Vamos Feńa
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:18 PM
I'm really depressed :sad: :sad:
5/3 serving, then a sp and 2gp at 4/4 in 2nd :sad: :sad: :sad:
Why Lena? I want you to win a GS but first you should win a Tier I :sad:

Lady
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:20 PM
It wasn't like Elena handed the first set to Justine. Justine played well to win those last 4 games of the first set.

But you don't really expect posters give her props for that, do you?? ;)

Justeenium
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:21 PM
I love you Justine! great job today. :hearts: :bounce:



In your face haters :ras:

pla
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:23 PM
:clap2: :clap2: :clap2: Justine

I am so happy. :D

skanky~skanketta
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:24 PM
i'm lovin this!

JenFan75
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:24 PM
DAMNIT!!!!

Elena :sad:

turt
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:25 PM
It wasn't like Elena handed the first set to Justine. Justine played well to win those last 4 games of the first set.
exactly! :worship:

R&J
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:27 PM
not a huge fan of either, but CONGRATS JUSTINE! :clap2:

Ditto ;)

Joana
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:27 PM
I got a bit emotional after she won :o
Justine :hearts: :bounce:

gmak
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:28 PM
really disappointed in elena today :sad:

Lady
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:31 PM
Justine is UNBEATEN in Charleston!!! :hearts: :crazy:

..ikke..
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:33 PM
Justine :yeah:

Lady
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:33 PM
I got a bit emotional after she won :o
Justine :hearts: :bounce:

Just a bit??
I was soooooooo emotional the whole week!

She played so much better today! That gives me hopes for even more improvement!

And she really follow Kim in everything! ;) :lol:

Joana
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:34 PM
Just a bit??
I was soooooooo emotional the whole week!

She played so much better today! That gives me hopes for even more improvement!

And she really follow Kim in everything! ;) :lol:

By my standards, a bit is A LOT. ;)

thelittlestelf
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:34 PM
Elena loses way too many matches like this.

Good job Justine!

Ellery
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:34 PM
Great job, Justine!

daniela86
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:35 PM
Lena :hysteric: :hysteric: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: bur i expected this loss. Juju is really impressive on clay , congrats for this title :clap2: :clap2: she will definitly be one of the favourites for RG.

!<blocparty>!
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:37 PM
Great job Justine :) :yeah: Her comeback is more impressive than Kims IMO. Kim could do everything except hit a double hander, whereas Justine couldnt even get out of bed some days, so congrats to her, she deserves it.

JustineTime
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:45 PM
Man! :eek:

I haven't seen Justine this choky since pre-Berlin '02!

But she sure showed her maturity when it counted, didn't she? :yeah:

:woohoo:

Justine's my girl! :hearts:

:cool:

vettipooh
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:45 PM
Not a fan of Justine, but congratulations are in order. She wanted that win really badly and worked for it...unlike my fav.:lol: Good to see her form is back and she's a force once again. Elena?? serve is better, but not quite there yet, but congrats on a great tourny.

SilviaFan
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:53 PM
Great job JuJu :yeah:
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faste5683
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:56 PM
Phew, that was close! Nice playing Justine, although I was concerned about how tired you seemed in that second set. Anybody know how many net points Juju won? She's one of the few players who hit approach shots (on purpose), in order to come to the net. Most of the other girls run in because of a short ball, then just decide to stay there :eek: Classic volley technique, Justine! Where's that poster that said Justine couldn't volley? :haha:

:wavey:

turt
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:58 PM
Justine is UNBEATABLE in Charleston!!! :hearts: :crazy:
I wouldn't say unbeatable, but she's unbeaten, that's for sure ;)

cometz9
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:05 PM
Lena :sad: Keep working on that serve, it will get better no doubt. Good Luck over on the Euro clay now :yeah: Commiserations to Justine for winning Charleston, she definitely deserved this title. Now i'm waiting for Venus to win something big :lol:

fleemke³
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:06 PM
Phew, that was close! Nice playing Justine, although I was concerned about how tired you seemed in that second set. Anybody know how many net points Juju won? She's one of the few players who hit approach shots (on purpose), in order to come to the net. Most of the other girls run in because of a short ball, then just decide to stay there :eek: Classic volley technique, Justine! Where's that poster that said Justine couldn't volley? :haha:

:wavey:

if I remeber well it was 24 points won at 32 approaches :)

schris
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:08 PM
Congratulations Justine :wavey:

faste5683
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:09 PM
if I remeber well it was 24 points won at 32 approaches :)

SWEEET!

Elena hit some beauties herself. :kiss:


:wavey:

rue
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:14 PM
I only got to watch the last game of the match, but Justine thoroughly deserves her victory and to think that she was not even close to being in top gear at all this week is truly amazing. She can only get better now.

Lady
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:18 PM
I wouldn't say unbeatable, but she's unbeaten, that's for sure ;)

Thanks for the correction, wrong grammar! :o
I meant what you said! ;)

fleemke³
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:21 PM
http://www.pressomatic.com/familycirclecup/upload/justienwinner.JPG

:worship:

DEETHELICK
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:37 PM
Congrats Justine.

However Elena definitely let the first set get away (and the 2nd too, coming to think of it).

I wish Elena could just be that little bit more solid on the key points. There has to be some improvement in this area before RG.

tennislover
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:39 PM
no surprise at all....
bravo to juju......

grmbl
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:43 PM
well done justine! :D

Martian KC
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:00 PM
Congrats Justine!^_^ Reign supreme on clay this season, babe!!!!

selyoink
Apr 17th, 2005, 09:13 PM
The 1st was very high quality today. 2nd set was not nearly as good.

I wish Lena had been able to win but she still had a great week. Serve still has a ways to go.

Glad to see Justine back and winning titles.

Orlandofanz
Apr 17th, 2005, 10:06 PM
I watched parts of the match and I knew Justine was going to win. I was praying for a miracle in the second set though. Hope Lena will bounce back (which I think she will) and win a big tournament. She deserves it. :)

F-R-E-A-K
Apr 17th, 2005, 10:16 PM
Elena :sad: Sorry! :sad:

Tati & Dani
Apr 17th, 2005, 10:19 PM
:woohoo: henin is back

flyingmachine
Apr 17th, 2005, 11:34 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
:banana: :woohoo: :yippee: :bigclap: Well done Justine. :yeah:

Munchen
Apr 17th, 2005, 11:54 PM
:p JuJu :D I'm very excited about this winning tournament :hearts: another tier 1 event to her name :worship:


:bounce: :kiss:


:sad: Elena :sad: I'm also a little sad :mad: my second best favourite player :drool: good tennis for making finals lena d :kiss: :D

LUIS9
Apr 17th, 2005, 11:58 PM
It's good for her to have won a Tier 1, but she none of her wins here really impressed me. She struggled in nearly every match, and she didn't beat any of the top players (other than Lindsay, who retired).

I am interested to see the final two Tier 1 events on clay. Hopefully we will see the Belgians play Serena, Maria, and Amelie on clay and we can see who is really playing great.

Yup these matchups will really give us a sense of how things will go at Rolland Garros and the rest of the season. I mean Mauresmo might be choker, however on clay whenever shes not playing on a final or Rolland Garros shes very tough to beat. We will just need to see how Maria holds up her game on clay and whether Serena really will make a statement before making a run for the Rolland Garros she wants in her collection to complete her duo of titles at each slam.

lauryn
Apr 18th, 2005, 12:08 AM
Fantastic win Justine! :yeah:

I really liked that first set, high quality of tennis. Elena deserved the lead in the first, but at 5-3 she was only up one break, and unfortunately for her, because of her serve, her opponents will always have confidence they can break back. Justine also raised her game then and in the end deserved to win that set.

I knew at 4-1 in the second it wasn't over yet, I mean this is Justine who's playing and we all know she likes to scare her fans ;) Elena did well to fight back and who knows what would have happened if she could have saved the third match point.

I hope Elena will soon win a big title, but as I said she's just gonna have to keep working hard on her serve, cause she cannot trust on it to serve out a set or a match.

I'm so proud of you Justine! Congrats :D

Junex
Apr 18th, 2005, 01:44 AM
It's good for her to have won a Tier 1, but she none of her wins here really impressed me. She struggled in nearly every match, and she didn't beat any of the top players (other than Lindsay, who retired).

I am interested to see the final two Tier 1 events on clay. Hopefully we will see the Belgians play Serena, Maria, and Amelie on clay and we can see who is really playing great.


Well well well....

I see you are not really following Justines matches.

You know, she is much more of a dementieva than a clijsters in matches, she doesn't often steamroll her opponents. She always plays with reserves and shift gears on the course of the match. So often she plays with lose games and that gives us Justine fans some heart attacks.

But Justine is a big fighter and has a strong mental state that even when she is down she can always comeback and win.

That is the difference between a player of Justine's caliber and of the Kimmies.

Player who often wins easily on matches are not used to these long 3 set matches that when the encountered such or when faced with an opponent who challenges their game, they seem to froze and choke.

To us Justine fans, nah...its ok, our Justine thrives well in 3 set matches and always rises to the ocassion when threatened!


Allez Justine!!!!!!

Vut
Apr 18th, 2005, 02:06 AM
:woohoo: Juju

Rub
Apr 18th, 2005, 03:21 AM
this is so great! :bounce:

allez!

Dawn Marie
Apr 18th, 2005, 03:48 AM
It wasn't just Elena's serve today but her silly unforced errors not to mention she hit shots right back at Justine.

Anyway with this said, Justine played the better tennis and worked the clay court points better. You can see the flashes of brilliance in Justine's shots. Her droppers, her lobs and her point work. She was hands down the better player in todays match and the scary part is she was not even close to her 100% form.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Apr 18th, 2005, 03:57 AM
Justine's backhand was hot today. I feel bad for Dementieva, she came so far and let down again.

@m@nd@
Apr 18th, 2005, 04:34 AM
:sad: im heartbroken

Stroba
Apr 18th, 2005, 04:52 AM
It wasn't just Elena's serve today but her silly unforced errors not to mention she hit shots right back at Justine.

Anyway with this said, Justine played the better tennis and worked the clay court points better. You can see the flashes of brilliance in Justine's shots. Her droppers, her lobs and her point work. She was hands down the better player in todays match and the scary part is she was not even close to her 100% form.

I agree!

I think Justine is the most Federer-like player on the womens tour with her variety, technique, speed and power. We saw patches of it today and if she still can improve, I think she for the most of the time will figure out a way to win against the best players.

Congrats Justine to the title!

Elena, work on playing the big points better (especially don´t hit a DF at one :mad: ) and I think could be a threat for big titles.

Odd
Apr 18th, 2005, 06:37 AM
Nooooooooo. I soo was hoping the demented one would smoke the other one.

I hope the belgians go onto to dominate, cos whatever i hope happens, usually doesnt:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Nah just kidding:D :D :D

Or am i?:confused: :confused: :confused:

Mercury Rising
Apr 18th, 2005, 06:53 AM
Well well well....

I see you are not really following Justines matches.

You know, she is much more of a dementieva than a clijsters in matches, she doesn't often steamroll her opponents. She always plays with reserves and shift gears on the course of the match. So often she plays with lose games and that gives us Justine fans some heart attacks.

But Justine is a big fighter and has a strong mental state that even when she is down she can always comeback and win.

That is the difference between a player of Justine's caliber and of the Kimmies.

Player who often wins easily on matches are not used to these long 3 set matches that when the encountered such or when faced with an opponent who challenges their game, they seem to froze and choke.

To us Justine fans, nah...its ok, our Justine thrives well in 3 set matches and always rises to the ocassion when threatened!


Allez Justine!!!!!!
Awesome post and so true!


Congrats Justine, amazing you won this tournie with such a difficult draw. You're really something else :worship:

syd
Apr 18th, 2005, 06:57 AM
Great win Justine !
So fantastic !!!!!! I'm so happy to see her back !
she did like Kim = a 1/4 then the title !!!

Prizeidiot
Apr 18th, 2005, 07:30 AM
I have to say that's a really disappointing result.... Elena needs to step up and take these chances. I really really hope that she does win a big title soon.... :sad:

Hagar
Apr 18th, 2005, 07:58 AM
:bounce: Fantastic!

Belgians are back at the top again.

pigam
Apr 18th, 2005, 08:24 AM
:lol: ad some people in this thread
:kiss: to others
and most of all :yeah: to Justine!
she deserves this so much and I'm really proud of her !!!