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thefreedesigner
May 6th, 2002, 12:15 AM
...is Justine Henin.

Lindsay obviously doesn't count. Is this significant? Opinions please.

hugetennisfan
May 6th, 2002, 12:17 AM
I don't think it's that big of a deal, just my opinion. Justine's made several finals, always losing to Venus, I think??? And some of those matches have been close. Let's see how she fares in the upcoming clay events.

Kart
May 6th, 2002, 12:22 AM
Not significant (yet) - most of the top players would be in the same position if they had run into Venus in all three of the finals they'd played this year ... although the fact that Justine really ought to have her name on the Amelia island trophy might be significant the next time she is on the verge of a big win in a final.

Justinator
May 6th, 2002, 12:24 AM
She's been having a better year than last year so far. Of course I would have prefered to see her win a final. She just has to improve mentally, then the wins will follow.

thefreedesigner
May 6th, 2002, 12:41 AM
Mm-hmm mm-hmm... keep 'em coming. :)

I started this because I myself am not sure if it's significant as such, but it was on my mind. I don't really hold too much to it, because you're right Justinator, this has been a better start to the year than last year - though perhaps not as good as I had hoped.

Certainly there are no alarm bells going off (yet!), and she has so far arguably had a better year than Amelie, who does have a title. Just seeing if there might be anything in this that I hadn't thought of yet.

babywhale
May 6th, 2002, 12:45 AM
well Capriati has only won 1 title since June 15 last year. That's pretty poor form for the number 2 player.

Williams Rulez
May 6th, 2002, 11:56 AM
Oh well, tought luck, she kept running into the same player...

It is not significant though, she's been getting closer and closer to winning it... :D

tennischick
May 6th, 2002, 12:31 PM
not sure if this is significant or not. she seems to be playing well tho' so maybe it's just a matter of time.

what if she doesn't win any titles this year but ends up pulling off a Hingis -- meaning that she keeps making it to the semis and finals of tournies. what will that mean to you FD?

Josh
May 6th, 2002, 12:52 PM
It's a bit disappointing that she hasn't won a title yet this year but at the same time she's having a very good consistent year. She only had early losses at IW and Miami and for the rest she always made it to the quarters, semis and finals, always running into another top 10 player. She has played a lot of top 10 players this year and hopefully she has learned from those matches.
Personally I feel she can win one of the upcoming clay tournaments (preferably RG ;)).

thefreedesigner
May 6th, 2002, 12:53 PM
How would I feel about Justine doing 'a Hingis'? LOL. I guess that overall it would depend how she's playing - but I would be perturbed if Justine were to go titleless for the whole year, who's she's getting beaten by in those semis and finals, and how. I know that Clijsters was something like 0-4 in finals last year before her win in Stanford, so it shouldn't be all doom and gloom. Plus there is (I feel) a lot more to come from her.

thefreedesigner
May 12th, 2002, 03:54 PM
Sometimes it's sooo great to be wrong! :o

Bloody typical! :D :bounce: :D :bounce:

Jovon
May 12th, 2002, 04:11 PM
Personally I feel she can win one of the upcoming clay tournaments (preferably RG ).

Its not RG, at least not yet, but Josh here you go.........


EUROCARD Ladies German Open 2002 Champion = Justine Henin


......could it have been the new outfit!;) :)

Josh
May 12th, 2002, 04:45 PM
Hehe, it was my little toe that told me and so far it's never been wrong! :D

I'll let all of you know what it will tell when Roland Garros starts. ;)

Hurley
May 12th, 2002, 05:21 PM
Oh she is, is she? :p :D