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!<blocparty>!
May 1st, 2005, 01:32 PM
:cool:

Lemonskin.
May 1st, 2005, 01:33 PM
:bigcry: Svetaaaaaaaaaaa

Sharapova's_Boy
May 1st, 2005, 01:33 PM
Sveta :sad: :sad: :sad:

Filip!
May 1st, 2005, 01:33 PM
She's still the greatest fighter on tour!

GREAT JUSTINE, Congrats!!!

xr6turbo
May 1st, 2005, 01:34 PM
Sveta.... :rolleyes:

RenaSlam.
May 1st, 2005, 01:34 PM
She's still the greatest fighter on tour!

GREAT JUSTINE, Congrats!!!

Wrong. Maria or Serena would get that honor.

daffodil
May 1st, 2005, 01:34 PM
Good job Justine. Now bring this game to Berlin where you can get a Bye for the title with Serena and Elena gone.

!<blocparty>!
May 1st, 2005, 01:34 PM
OK match, Justine a break down in the final set and Zvetlana crumbled under the pressure. :(

4 titles for Belgians in 2 months, they're back/

tenn_ace
May 1st, 2005, 01:35 PM
Wrong. Maria or Serena would get that honor.

wrong.


what Filip said.

lindsayno1
May 1st, 2005, 01:35 PM
wow it only got to the 6th post before maria was mentioned! sheesh

skanky~skanketta
May 1st, 2005, 01:35 PM
:woohoo:

justine, you rock, taking back ur rightful title as the queen of clay!

bmxbandit
May 1st, 2005, 01:35 PM
Zvetlana?

!<blocparty>!
May 1st, 2005, 01:36 PM
Wrong. Maria or Serena would get that honor.

Shut, up.

Filip!
May 1st, 2005, 01:36 PM
Wrong. Maria or Serena would get that honor.

Poor reaction, let us fans just be happy! We had to wait one year for this!

lizchris
May 1st, 2005, 01:36 PM
She's still the greatest fighter on tour!

GREAT JUSTINE, Congrats!!!


Acutally, Serena is,:wavey: but congradulations to Justine for winning the title.:D

Now hopfully she or Kim can win in Berlin.:D

skanky~skanketta
May 1st, 2005, 01:36 PM
Wrong. Maria or Serena would get that honor.

sour grapes, hoo boy.

tenn_ace
May 1st, 2005, 01:36 PM
2 in a row for Justine.. congrats :kiss:

Sveta :sad: when will you win a tournament again :rolleyes:

!<blocparty>!
May 1st, 2005, 01:37 PM
Zvetlana?

sorry, typo in writing the thread title quickly :o

switz
May 1st, 2005, 01:37 PM
Allez!! :lol: :lol: i'm glad she is winning all the time again so now i don't have to feel guilty about not liking her. i can't dislike sick people ;)

skanky~skanketta
May 1st, 2005, 01:37 PM
Acutally, Serena is,:wavey: but congradulations to Justine for winning the title.:D

Now hopfully she or Kim can win in Berlin.:D

girl, since when did u start wishing justine to win titles?:eek:

Allez-H
May 1st, 2005, 01:37 PM
Justine :worship:

Tennisaddict
May 1st, 2005, 01:38 PM
Congrats Justine.

Svetlana you really need to stop giving leads away with your UE :mad:.
Good luck in Berlin.

Lady
May 1st, 2005, 01:38 PM
To each it's own, but for me Justine is the greatest fighter along with Serena! :p

I didn't expect her to win today judging by her crappy play, but somehow she's done it!! :hearts:
I'm just sooooooo proud of her!! :hearts:

Spunky83
May 1st, 2005, 01:39 PM
Well done, Justine...such an amazing fight towards the end of the third set!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

lizchris
May 1st, 2005, 01:39 PM
Good job Justine. Now bring this game to Berlin where you can get a Bye for the title with Serena and Elena gone.

Alicia too.:wavey:

It is doubtful Justine will get a seed as they used last weeks ranking for the seeds.

But, does anyone know what Justine's (andn Kim's) new rankings will be?

lucashg
May 1st, 2005, 01:39 PM
:woohoo:
Can't believe it I just woke up NOW, damn! Congratulations, Justine! ALLEZ!
Woo!! Charleston and Warsaw, Justine is so back! Win Berlin now!

KingA
May 1st, 2005, 01:39 PM
Another strong fighting spirit showing from Justine!!! :yeah:

Her game probably still not back to the old great form, but her strong fighting ability is definitely still there!!! :worship:

That's just unbelievable!!! Her come back result is almost a carbon copy of Kim's.....
QF... and 2 titles in a row!!!!!! :eek:

morbidangle
May 1st, 2005, 01:39 PM
What a fighter!!

:bounce:

Junex
May 1st, 2005, 01:40 PM
Acutally, Serena is,:wavey: but congradulations to Justine for winning the title.:D

Now hopfully she or Kim can win in Berlin.:D



ok....

but i remember the us open 03 sf against jennifer......... :eek:


Good win Justine, oh how i love you!!!!!

hail the return of the Clay Queen!

slide baby...slide!!!!!

gladysharon
May 1st, 2005, 01:40 PM
WOOHOOO Congrats Justine!!
You're so back!! :bounce: :worship:

Lady
May 1st, 2005, 01:40 PM
Alicia too.:wavey:

It is doubtful Justine will get a seed as they used last weeks ranking for the seeds.

But, does anyone know what Justine's (andn Kim's) new rankings will be?

Justine - 15
Kim -16

The draw is already done! ;)

random fan
May 1st, 2005, 01:40 PM
Winner or not, I am just glad that Sveta is showing Top 10 tennis once again. Now it is time for Anastasia to redeem herself

!<blocparty>!
May 1st, 2005, 01:40 PM
The funny thing is Justine hasnt played well, at all (if you compare her form to 2003/2002) in the last couple of weeks. She lost a set and played like crap against an injured Davenport, missed loads of sitters to grind out a win over Ana in the semi's. Grit and determination has really got her through, imo.

lizchris
May 1st, 2005, 01:41 PM
girl, since when did u start wishing justine to win titles?:eek:


I always liked Justine:) ; I just didn't like what she did to Serena at the 2003 FO.:fiery: But that was 2 years ago and I have forgiven her, but I haven't forgotten what she did.

lucashg
May 1st, 2005, 01:42 PM
To each it's own, but for me Justine is the greatest fighter along with Serena! :p

I didn't expect her to win today judging by her crappy play, but somehow she's done it!! :hearts:
I'm just sooooooo proud of her!! :hearts:

So, she wasn't playing well again?
Well, winning a tournament when you have 3 crappy matches - sign of gratness! :lol: :tape:

Junex
May 1st, 2005, 01:42 PM
:woohoo:
Can't believe it I just woke up NOW, damn! Congratulations, Justine! ALLEZ!
Woo!! Charleston and Warsaw, Justine is so back! Win Berlin now!


did justine just did a venus thing!

charleston & warsaw titles back-to-back!!!!!!

Angel_Mars
May 1st, 2005, 01:43 PM
Allez Justine! Fantastic win, nice tournament for Svetlana :D

Spunky83
May 1st, 2005, 01:43 PM
http://212.191.227.113/EventService/GetURLForEvent.aspx?PlatformID=ASX&EventID=JandS2

put in media player, ceremony live right now;)

Lady
May 1st, 2005, 01:44 PM
The funny thing is Justine hasnt played well, at all (if you compare her form to 2003/2002) in the last couple of weeks. She lost a set and played like crap against an injured Davenport, missed loads of sitters to grind out a win over Ana in the semi's. Grit and determination has really got her through, imo.

Yes, I'm actually wondering myself!
Today she didn't play even Ok, too passive, too bad at the net, off course I didn't watch big part of 3rd set (nerves :o ), I'll watch it later, but I don't know how she won it, because in my opinion Sveta played better! :shrug:

Oizo
May 1st, 2005, 01:44 PM
Wrong. Maria or Serena would get that honor.

:yeah:

lizchris
May 1st, 2005, 01:45 PM
Justine - 15
Kim -16

The draw is already done! ;)


Thanks.:)

If they are playing Berlin and Rome and do well there, they should both be seeded in the top ten for the FO, which starts three weeks from tommorow.

Spunky83
May 1st, 2005, 01:45 PM
I wanna zank Sonny Ericsson too! :lol:

skanky~skanketta
May 1st, 2005, 01:46 PM
I always liked Justine:) ; I just didn't like what she did to Serena at the 2003 FO.:fiery: But that was 2 years ago and I have forgiven her, but I haven't forgotten what she did.

OMG!i never knew!

:kiss: now i like u more!

Lady
May 1st, 2005, 01:46 PM
http://212.191.227.113/EventService/GetURLForEvent.aspx?PlatformID=ASX&EventID=JandS2


put in media player, ceremony live right now;)

Thank you!
Damn, I was too late!! :sad:

Chunchun
May 1st, 2005, 01:47 PM
Justine is back :woohoo:

Lady
May 1st, 2005, 01:47 PM
Thanks.:)

If they are playing Berlin and Rome and do well there, they should both be seeded in the top ten for the FO, which starts three weeks from tommorow.

Kim is playing both, but Justine only plays Berlin!

vettipooh
May 1st, 2005, 01:47 PM
Congrats to Justine on another title, Two in a row, coming back, is awesome. Sveta served to take it to a tie break, but couldn't capitalize.:sad: With the form some are showing right now, Berlin, Rome, and FO, may be hard to predict.

gladysharon
May 1st, 2005, 01:49 PM
OMG!i never knew!

:kiss: now i like u more!

lol wow!

!<blocparty>!
May 1st, 2005, 01:50 PM
Yes, I'm actually wondering myself!
Today she didn't play even Ok, too passive, too bad at the net, off course I didn't watch big part of 3rd set (nerves :o ), I'll watch it later, but I don't know how she won it, because in my opinion Sveta played better! :shrug:

meh, Svetlana really crumbled in the end. She saved a match point with a good serve but really wasnt firing on the important points. She made a double at a crucial stage when serving to stay in the match, but I think that was partly down to Justine really beginning to attack the second serve. Both could have played better, but Justine was by no means terrible.

justine&coria
May 1st, 2005, 01:50 PM
Wrong. Maria or Serena would get that honor.
Why Maria ? Has she ever been close to lose a match and then won it ? And come on : Justine and Serena would never let themselves be double-bageled by someone. :devil: Sharapova is still young though. In some years, she might become one of the best fighters on the tour. But right now, she isn't.

Serena and Justine are the greatest fighters on the tour.
But how can we know who is the greater between those 2 ? Why is it worth making a ranking of the greatest fighters ? We simply can't know : was Justine ever in the exactly same situation as Serena ? or the opposite ? No.

Justine and Serena are the best fighters on the tour. That's it.

lizchris
May 1st, 2005, 01:51 PM
OMG!i never knew!

:kiss: now i like u more!


Thanks:kiss:

I knew both Justine and Kim were up and comers when they both played Jennifer at the Slams in 2001. One won (Justine, 2001 Wimbledon SF) and the other lost (Kim, 2001 FO final), but playeld very well. I also knew Jusitne would be a threat on grass when she took a set off of Venus at the 2001 Wimbledon final. I also believe that Justine will win Wimbledon someday, maybe this year, but she must work on her serve if she meets either Venus, Serena or Maria en route to the championship becuase they are my early favorites to win.

KingA
May 1st, 2005, 01:51 PM
http://212.191.227.113/EventService/GetURLForEvent.aspx?PlatformID=ASX&EventID=JandS2

put in media player, ceremony live right now;)

Justine looks very happy!!! :)

fleemke³
May 1st, 2005, 01:51 PM
oops she did it again :dance: ... Although she didn't played her best tennis imo .. well it's a final and I just knew she would win it :o:o

Great fight from both :love: Good to see Svetlana back on a good level ... even better to see Justine winning titles that fast! She still can/will improve :cool: Be aware!

Maria Croft
May 1st, 2005, 01:51 PM
Kuznetsova just made to many errors !! it's a shame really !!

janjan
May 1st, 2005, 01:52 PM
OMG! I can't believe it:bounce:

Crappy Bear won.Congrats Justine:bounce:

lizchris
May 1st, 2005, 01:53 PM
Kim is playing both, but Justine only plays Berlin!

Thanks.

I would like to see Venus, Serena and Justine there too. Then it would be like old times.:D

JustineTime
May 1st, 2005, 01:53 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

:clap2: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: ALLEZ JUSTINE!!!!!!!!!:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: :clap2:
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


:banana:

Oizo
May 1st, 2005, 01:54 PM
Kuznetsova just made to many errors !! it's a shame really !!
Yes, that was her problem. Her UE was just too much.

tenn_ace
May 1st, 2005, 01:54 PM
not too many people are staying to watch doubles final :lol:

Lady
May 1st, 2005, 01:54 PM
Thanks.

I would like to see Venus, Serena and Justine there too. Then it would be like old times.:D

Yes! Hopefully at RG! ;)

starr
May 1st, 2005, 01:55 PM
I'm very happy that Justine won!

53 ues from Kuznetsova. :ras:

rottweily
May 1st, 2005, 01:56 PM
Yes, I'm actually wondering myself!
Today she didn't play even Ok, too passive, too bad at the net, off course I didn't watch big part of 3rd set (nerves :o ), I'll watch it later, but I don't know how she won it, because in my opinion Sveta played better! :shrug:

Simple, in the important points she plays out of her mind.

WF4EVER
May 1st, 2005, 01:56 PM
Well, it's good to see hard-working people winning tournaments again.

Justine's form will get better and she's sure to be motivated by her results so far. Kim will improve also and the tour will almost be back to normal. I'm just waiting to see when Venus and Serena Williams decide to take their asses off another red carpet and actually show up to play. What's the story with Jennifer, tho? Will she be back in time to play the FO?

Congratulations, Justine. Unfortunately for Sveta one time she's hitting the greatest shots and the next she's making the dumbest unforced errors, but its good to see her results improve since recent times.

Sharapova's_Boy
May 1st, 2005, 01:58 PM
Another strong fighting spirit showing from Justine!!! :yeah:

Her game probably still not back to the old great form, but her strong fighting ability is definitely still there!!! :worship:

That's just unbelievable!!! Her come back result is almost a carbon copy of Kim's.....
QF... and 2 titles in a row!!!!!! :eek:

:eek:

Joana
May 1st, 2005, 01:58 PM
Just how does she do it? :lol: :hearts:
I almost gave up. But she did it again!
Well done, Justine! :bounce:

stijntje
May 1st, 2005, 02:00 PM
Justine, you showed us some great fighting spirit in that final set...

well done! ;););)

gmak
May 1st, 2005, 02:01 PM
sveta :rolleyes: :help: :banghead:
well you can't win a final with 52 unforced errors :( what a shame

the key-point was the backhand sveta missed at 4-4 *0-30 in the third, having wrongfooted justine :sad: it would have given her 3 BPs :sad: at least she reached a final after Shanghai :eek:

congrats to Justine for her never-give-up attitude

alibaby
May 1st, 2005, 02:06 PM
Well, it's good to see hard-working people winning tournaments again.

Justine's form will get better and she's sure to be motivated by her results so far. Kim will improve also and the tour will almost be back to normal. I'm just waiting to see when Venus and Serena Williams decide to take their asses off another red carpet and actually show up to play. What's the story with Jennifer, tho? Will she be back in time to play the FO?

Congratulations, Justine. Unfortunately for Sveta one time she's hitting the greatest shots and the next she's making the dumbest unforced errors, but its good to see her results improve since recent times.
yes,im exactly of the same opinion as you!!i like the hard working people most of all too,because you can identify with your own "hard-work"life!!and this comment fits absolutely to justine and sveta!i like them both,but sveta a wee bit more,because shes very natural,and it would have been great for her,to get her first tournament of the year under her belt!!but,full congrats and respect to justine!!

justine&coria
May 1st, 2005, 02:06 PM
Did you see when Justine smiled when she lost a point which could have given her a match point! Kusnetsova hit a sliced smash which was so well played. Justine was waiting for a hard-hit smash and when she saw what Kus did, she smiled !!
She wouldn't have done that before her illness ! She's enjoying her matches more than before.
(just wanted to point out that thing)

lizchris
May 1st, 2005, 02:07 PM
Yes! Hopefully at RG! ;)


I was hoping Rome and RG!

Lady
May 1st, 2005, 02:08 PM
BTW, some Russians in the crowd were screaming Justine Davai!! :eek: In Russian!!
Fellow Russian fans of Juju there!! :dance:

Lady
May 1st, 2005, 02:10 PM
Did you see when Justine smiled when she lost a point which could have given her a match point! Kusnetsova hit a sliced smash which was so well played. Justine was waiting for a hard-hit smash and when she saw what Kus did, she smiled !!
She wouldn't have done that before her illness ! She's enjoying her matches more than before.
(just wanted to point out that thing)

I actually came back to the room at this point, so I saw it!! :hearts:

sbmh
May 1st, 2005, 02:14 PM
Congrats Juju.:yeah:

Nice try,Sveta:)

flyingmachine
May 1st, 2005, 02:14 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
Allez Justine. :worship:
I'm happy that Justine won it but also for Sveta who gone that far. :D Depsite all these problems she had early on this year. :D

natacha1
May 1st, 2005, 02:17 PM
yoehoeeeeeee, justine :) :)

Spunky83
May 1st, 2005, 02:37 PM
BTW, some Russians in the crowd were screaming Justine Davai!! :eek: In Russian!!
Fellow Russian fans of Juju there!! :dance:

Yep, the crowd was amazing!!! I couldn´t believe all those "ALLEZ! COME ON! DAVAI JUSTINE"-screams. The coolest thing was when Justine broke back to 4-4 and the crowd actually loudly chanted "Justine! Justine!". Amazing! Never seen such a huge support for a foreign player :worship:

Martian KC
May 1st, 2005, 02:40 PM
Congrats Justine! Don't strain yourself.;)

Bart
May 1st, 2005, 02:42 PM
congrats Justine!! :bigclap:

Vaidisova
May 1st, 2005, 02:42 PM
Congrats Justine on your second clay title of the year! :D

MH_3571
May 1st, 2005, 02:45 PM
Congrats Justine :worship: :worship: :worship:

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

azmad_88
May 1st, 2005, 02:50 PM
justine maria andkim same half of the draw in berlin...
i think its going to be intersting

saima
May 1st, 2005, 02:52 PM
unbeaten in final since last year. :clap2:

bandabou
May 1st, 2005, 02:55 PM
Nice, nice.....the Russian train is really being derailed lately. Congrats Enna....didn't watch the match, but if she won, then she must have done something good.

auntie janie
May 1st, 2005, 03:02 PM
Justine and Serena are the best fighters on the tour. That's it.

Agreed! And I can't wait to see them go at it in a big final again!
:worship: :worship:

Congrats, Justine sweetie! :kiss:

raquel
May 1st, 2005, 03:02 PM
Sveta :sad:
This week has definitely been a step in the right direction though in terms of this year. The forehand was looking good, the second serve let her down badly at times though.

Justine played well but I can see what people have been complaining about with the 'Allez!'. She's pretty relentless with it these days.

Serena+LenaDrule
May 1st, 2005, 03:10 PM
nice win

Spunky83
May 1st, 2005, 03:18 PM
unbeaten in final since last year. :clap2:

Last year as in Filderstadt 2003? ;)

Scobby- Doo
May 1st, 2005, 03:30 PM
I bet $ 126 on Justine so I'm glad she won, but I must say that Sveta deserve to win this, she played great this week

Tennisfan-Mtl
May 1st, 2005, 03:55 PM
Juju :woohoo:

Well done :yeah:

VivalaSeles
May 1st, 2005, 04:07 PM
Congrats, Juju :D :D :D

JLDementieva
May 1st, 2005, 04:11 PM
way to go Justine!! :bounce:

Jenny.C.Fan
May 1st, 2005, 04:11 PM
Dissapointing Sveta didnt win she just got really nervous which is a shame. The "allez" again today was really annoying i would be surprised if Sveta didn't want to smack Justine round the head, even the commentators were taking the piss out of it and saying how desperate Justine must be to be doing it, its just so annoying.

moby
May 1st, 2005, 04:13 PM
Dissapointing Sveta didnt win she just got really nervous which is a shame. The "allez" again today was really annoying i would be surprised if Sveta didn't want to smack Justine round the head, even the commentators were taking the piss out of it and saying how desperate Justine must be to be doing it, its just so annoying.
A Justine hate post. AGAIN! :bounce:
Now I know for sure she's back. ;)

cheo23
May 1st, 2005, 04:23 PM
Oh MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! :worship:
YAY She WON THE TITLe :worship: ..Like I PREDICTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
CONGratulations QUEEN JUSTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: WE LOVE U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hearts:
INCREDIBLE STuff..WINNIN CHARLESTON & NOW WARsAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
U GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Svetlana..Hey, 2 STRaight Years REACHIN the FINAL is a GREAT ACComplishment :bounce: ..Keep UP the HARD WORK & U're HEADIN IN the RIGHT DIRECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

icequeen
May 1st, 2005, 04:23 PM
I saw that match and Kutz had jhh on the ropes until the injury. If that injury had not occur jhh would have been toast.

Jenny.C.Fan
May 1st, 2005, 04:27 PM
I agree icequeen the injury took it out of sveta, was bit of a shame really because she had the match on her racket.

lauryn
May 1st, 2005, 04:27 PM
I still don't know how she managed to win this, Sveta was way better today. Still very happy of course, congrats Justine! :D

Yasmine
May 1st, 2005, 04:32 PM
Why does nearly every single thread in GM has to derive to Maria or the Williams??? Jeez there are other players and in that case can some people just not acknowledge Justine for her win without having to talk crap about others that haven't even played the tourney???
Well done to her :clap2:

tennisIlove09
May 1st, 2005, 04:34 PM
Congrats JHH! :worship:

Still the one to beat on the dirt it appears

cheo23
May 1st, 2005, 04:38 PM
Why does nearly every single thread in GM has to derive to Maria or the Williams??? Jeez there are other players and in that case can some people just not acknowledge Justing for her win without having to talk crap about others that haven't even played the tourney???
Well done to her :clap2:
EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SAY NO MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CONGRatulations QUEEN JUSTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap2:

Julia1968
May 1st, 2005, 04:47 PM
Justine :rocker:

Julia1968
May 1st, 2005, 05:01 PM
ALLEZ!!!

pigam
May 1st, 2005, 05:03 PM
cool :)
ok, maybe not her best match, but she did some amazing things on important moments, and she 'hung in there'. I hope she won't be to tired after playing berlin too :eek: :eek:

Hagar
May 1st, 2005, 05:05 PM
Big congratulations to Justine! I enjoyed this match, some fantastic points from both players.

Vut
May 1st, 2005, 05:15 PM
Congrats! JHH :hearts:

tennisrox
May 1st, 2005, 05:18 PM
53 UE's :eek: Sveta :sad:
Good job Justine however :)

raquel
May 1st, 2005, 05:22 PM
Kim or Justine haven't lost to an American since returning.
Kim lost to Venus in Antwerp so she has lost to an American.

Infiniti2001
May 1st, 2005, 05:23 PM
Kim or Justine haven't lost to an American since returning.

The last time I checked Venus Williams was an American :eek: Kim lost to her in the quarter finals of Antwerpe :tape:

selyoink
May 1st, 2005, 05:25 PM
Another great tournament for Justine. I'm so glad she has been able to return to form so quickly. Showed her fight again today with the comeback against a grand slam champion.

Infiniti2001
May 1st, 2005, 05:25 PM
Kim lost to Venus in Antwerp so she has lost to an American.

Maybe she thinks Venus is some alien :lol: meanwhile good for JHH. Too bad Kuzzie, a bridesmaid at this tourney for the 2nd year in a row :p

Julia1968
May 1st, 2005, 05:39 PM
ALLEZ!!!

LUXXXAS
May 1st, 2005, 05:41 PM
Congrats Juju!:yeah: It was a pleasure to watch your play this week:rocker2:

JenFan75
May 1st, 2005, 05:51 PM
>.> Damnit

Tati & Dani
May 1st, 2005, 06:14 PM
:woohoo: justine great win

Oizo
May 1st, 2005, 06:36 PM
Another strong fighting spirit showing from Justine!!! :yeah:

Her game probably still not back to the old great form, but her strong fighting ability is definitely still there!!! :worship:

That's just unbelievable!!! Her come back result is almost a carbon copy of Kim's.....
QF... and 2 titles in a row!!!!!! :eek:

With the difference that both Miami and Indian Wells won by Kim are Tier I events and the biggest tournies after the Grand Slams, Miami beeing the 5th and Indian Wells the 6th biggest WTA-tourney in the World.

Nemesis
May 1st, 2005, 06:57 PM
:cool: Justine ...

Some wonderful shots & horrible errors from both girls, but overall VERY enjoyable match. Sveta's really tough to beat when her really forehand's on, like it was in the first set ... I'd say she's a serious threat at RG. Hope Justine will not meet her there, since she'll be flying high on motivation to get revenge (like she did in Dubai & Doha 2003) ...

Brαm
May 1st, 2005, 07:04 PM
Well done Justine :yeah:
Clay is really her best surface ;)

lucashg
May 1st, 2005, 07:12 PM
:cool: Justine ...

Some wonderful shots & horrible errors from both girls, but overall VERY enjoyable match. Sveta's really tough to beat when her really forehand's on, like it was in the first set ... I'd say she's a serious threat at RG. Hope Justine will not meet her there, since she'll be flying high on motivation to get revenge (like she did in Dubai & Doha 2003) ...

Kuznetsova's problem seems to be consistency. She lacks a lot of it, so we don't really know if she'll be playing to her potential at Roland Garros. If she is, I would say she is a threat. But if Justine meets her there, Justine is likely to win again, I think.

And don't you mean Dubai and Doha 2004? Justine still won Dubai and went down in a tough match in Doha. ;) :p

lucashg
May 1st, 2005, 07:14 PM
With the difference that both Miami and Indian Wells won by Kim are Tier I events and the biggest tournies after the Grand Slams, Miami beeing the 5th and Indian Wells the 6th biggest WTA-tourney in the World.

Don't worry, she'll measure up [and likely to surpass] after RG. :devil:

Oizo
May 1st, 2005, 07:18 PM
Don't worry, she'll measure up [and likely to surpass] after RG. :devil:

Who said I am worrying. :lol: Taking in consideration that neither Masha nor Serena was there, I am not worrying at all. :devil:

Martian KC
May 1st, 2005, 07:19 PM
With the difference that both Miami and Indian Wells won by Kim are Tier I events and the biggest tournies after the Grand Slams, Miami beeing the 5th and Indian Wells the 6th biggest WTA-tourney in the World.

You're right. Justine has only 1 loss this year, while clijsters has 2 losses. HUGE DIFFERENCES!

rue
May 1st, 2005, 07:19 PM
Good stuff from Justine, it was a good fight and her mental strength really helped her win it today just like I thought it would.

Oizo
May 1st, 2005, 07:24 PM
You're right. Justine has only 1 loss this year, while clijsters has 2 losses. HUGE DIFFERENCES!
:haha:

The year is long. At the end of the year we can speak about the win loss - differences. :devil:

beauty_is_pink
May 1st, 2005, 07:27 PM
congrats Justine :D

shnit.
May 1st, 2005, 07:37 PM
Wooo Justine. :D

K.U.C.W-R.V
May 1st, 2005, 07:50 PM
I saw that match and Kutz had jhh on the ropes until the injury. If that injury had not occur jhh would have been toast.

Is that why the injury timeout was at 6-2, 1-4 - Svetlana went on to build a 4-2 lead in the decider.

To say that the injury caused the loss is ridiculous - it didnt seem to hinder her movement, the strapping seemed to be precautionary.

Justine was outhit for large parts of the match but played the crunch points better...so she won.

Doggy
May 1st, 2005, 07:53 PM
2 in a row for Justine.. congrats :kiss:

Sveta :sad: when will you win a tournament again :rolleyes:

when chokers like Hantuchova are in the final :sad: Poor hanty, I cried for an hour when she lost at Eastborne to Sveta last year. POOR HANT! You're breaking my heart. :crazy:

Justineladivine
May 1st, 2005, 09:29 PM
Well done, Justineke, thank you for making your long-standing fans so happy again. Tennis was never the same to me while you were away. I love you, sweetie

Jodie
May 1st, 2005, 09:41 PM
Congrats Justine! :hug:

_Cell-chuk
May 1st, 2005, 09:45 PM
Well done to both. Justine beat Maria! and Sveta beat Kim again.

Justeenium
May 1st, 2005, 11:02 PM
in your face hatas! :D

F-R-E-A-K
May 2nd, 2005, 12:25 AM
Sveta :sad: :sad: :sad: So close!! :sad:

Rub
May 2nd, 2005, 12:57 AM
so great for justine... now... the belgians are really back... better... i guess... the top ten should start crying... :lol:

tennisIlove09
May 2nd, 2005, 02:14 AM
Henin-Hardenne Wins Warsaw
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Photo By Fred Mullane By Tennis Week
05/01/2005

Justine Henin-Hardenne continues to clean up on clay. The 2003 Roland Garros champion claimed her second consecutive clay-court championship with today’s 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 victory over second-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova in the J&S Cup final in Warsaw.


Collecting the 21st championship of her career, Henin-Hardenne is tied with Hall of Famer Pam Shriver for 20th place on the all-time title list. She became the 15th woman in history to surpass $8 million in career prize money.

Fighting back from a 1-3 deficit in the decisive set, Henin-Hardenne beat Kuznetsova for the sixth time in seven matches.

"It was a great battle at the end of the match," Henin-Hardenne said. "In the third set we saw a good match, a good fight. Now I have a couple of matches on clay, and that gives me a lot of confidence before the French Open."

It was the 11th straight victory for the former No. 1, who was won two of the three tournaments she’s entered this season. The unseeded Belgian beat second-seeded Russian Elena Dementieva, 7-5, 6-4, in the Charleston final on April 17th.

In a battle of the current and former U.S. Open champions, Kuznetsova collected the first set with aggressive shots from the baseline. Kuznetsova, who snapped Kim Clijsters’ 17 match winning streak with Saturday’s 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory, was one set from terminating Henin-Hardenne’s streak, but the Belgian lifted her level in the second set. Trailing 1-4, Kuznetsova took an injury timeout to get her left thigh taped. Kuznetsova conceded the combination of her leg injury and Henin-Hardenne’s consistent play was too much to overcome.

"I’d like to know how it happened, that I lost it," Kuznetsova said. "The match could have gone so many ways. The first set was the best I ever played in this tournament, just unbelievable. I was running down all the balls and serving well. But at the end of the set I pulled my leg and I wasn't moving so well in the second."

Henin-Hardenne, whose ranking is projected to rise to No. 15 when the new WTA Tour rankings are released tomorrow, and compatriot Clijsters have emerged as two of the top contenders for Roland Garros, which begins on May 23rd.

"I think I can still do better, and that's what I have to be focused on," Henin-Hardenne said. "I have to be aggressive so I don't have long rallies like I did today."

Daniel
May 2nd, 2005, 03:36 AM
Sveta :sad: :sad:

@m@nd@
May 2nd, 2005, 03:57 AM
sveta...:sad:

cometz9
May 2nd, 2005, 04:51 AM
Sveta runner-up again :o
Congrats to Justine, she show what a true champion is in the end.

fOxYLiCiOuS
May 2nd, 2005, 05:34 AM
Sveta :sad:

Congratulations Justine :)

syd
May 2nd, 2005, 07:03 AM
Great Justine ! so happy u win a 2nd titl when playnig badly !!
sveta played her best tournament of the deason, nice to see her playing like that too !!!

Neely
May 2nd, 2005, 05:00 PM
Very well done for Justine!!! :bounce: :bounce: :) :clap2:
What a great streak already after her comeback ;) Allez!


Sveta :sad: :shrug: