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tennisIlove09
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:33 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060318/capt.ksd11703180200.indian_wells_tennis_ksd117.jpg
Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium reacts as trainer Amber Donaldson examines her knee during her semifinals against Elena Dementieva of Russia at Pacific Life Tennis Open in Indian Wells, Calif. Friday, March 17, 2006. Dementieva won, 2-6, 7-5, 7-5.

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I just find it odd that everytime she loses lately there's a physical issue. In any event, I havent read any press on the issue yet, but I hope it's nothing serious. And the knee obviously wasnt an issue at 62 52 :shrug:

eck
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:39 AM
Going to IW she has a nagging twitch on her knee or something.
Her shoulder thing has been a long term 'injury'.

spencercarlos
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:40 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060318/capt.ksd11703180200.indian_wells_tennis_ksd117.jpg
Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium reacts as trainer Amber Donaldson examines her knee during her semifinals against Elena Dementieva of Russia at Pacific Life Tennis Open in Indian Wells, Calif. Friday, March 17, 2006. Dementieva won, 2-6, 7-5, 7-5.

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I just find it odd that everytime she loses lately there's a physical issue. In any event, I havent read any press on the issue yet, but I hope it's nothing serious. And the knee obviously wasnt an issue at 62 52 :shrug:
Lots of things never change

Rachel_
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:43 AM
1st off she hasnt publicly come out saying it as an excuse yet so give her the benefit of the doubt.

BUT if she does:fiery:

anlavalle
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:46 AM
Every time she lost is an injury or at least it`s what she says

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:50 AM
I hope JHH heals quickly :sad: Whenever she seems to be going strong again she injures herself :sad:

lucashg
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:57 AM
1st off she hasnt publicly come out saying it as an excuse yet so give her the benefit of the doubt.

BUT if she does:fiery:

Hardly. There are reports on her website about her two "little" injuries on shoulder and on her right knee dating just before Indian Wells. I don't think it's anything serious as of yet, and hope it heals as soon as possible. She needs a break from these shit. She's only played without ANY kind of injuries since 2004 in Sydney 2006. That's it.

Jennifer North
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:03 AM
I know, she's had as many injuries as you've had affairs in the past 6 months or so... :sad:

<!Society!>
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:05 AM
shes such an idiot, always seems to be injured when she loses

eck
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:10 AM
It's not as if she can control her injuries.

explorer
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:15 AM
I just find it odd that everytime she loses lately there's a physical issue. In any event, I havent read any press on the issue yet, but I hope it's nothing serious. And the knee obviously wasnt an issue at 62 52 :shrug:


She said in her pre-tournment interview that there is a problem with her knee and her shoulder. So you are saying "because she lost so she has a knee problem". Why didn't you say "because her knee problem fired up, so she lost."? There are always two sides of a coin. The fact is she mentioned her knee problem even before the tournment started. It's also mentioned in her official web site before she left for IW. Just because you don't know it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

So Disrespectful
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:16 AM
It's not as if she can control her injuries.

No, but she can fake them at will

Junex
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:18 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060318/capt.ksd11703180200.indian_wells_tennis_ksd117.jpg
Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium reacts as trainer Amber Donaldson examines her knee during her semifinals against Elena Dementieva of Russia at Pacific Life Tennis Open in Indian Wells, Calif. Friday, March 17, 2006. Dementieva won, 2-6, 7-5, 7-5.

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I just find it odd that everytime she loses lately there's a physical issue. In any event, I havent read any press on the issue yet, but I hope it's nothing serious. And the knee obviously wasnt an issue at 62 52 :shrug:



So what...at least she didn't quit or else y'all would be having a field day....


and besides she has always mentioned in her past interviews that she had this niggling knee injury, maybe she got it aggravted in the 2nd set that it needs to be taped...and her shoulde problem was there....

As i have said in the past, only a fit williams and an injury can prevent Justine from dominating everyone on tour the rate she is playing now.

You would agree with me that Elena didn't actually played brilliantly, the match was all about fitness and who had brought in their best fights. Elena Fought harder than justine that is why she won.....

at least Justine finished the match....

Kudos to Elena, she is a better than Justine today.....

Infiniti2001
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:20 AM
my shoulder, my knee :lol:

So Disrespectful
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:25 AM
Justine knows that if she creates an injury beforehand, the pressure will be off her and she'll be more convincing when she loses and cites the injury :D

Jennifer North
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:30 AM
my shoulder, my knee :lol:

as a Serena fan, I don't think you should have much to gloat about as of late... does hating on a player that you'll probably never meet and has only assumptions about her whole character give you that much pleasure? somehow, I tagged you a little bit better, troll slayer :confused: ...

explorer
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:30 AM
No, but she can fake them at will

And you can accuse a person you don't know at will. Tell me how do you know she fake it.

parn2257
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:35 AM
well if it an injury I hope she will get better soon

explorer
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:37 AM
Justine knows that if she creates an injury beforehand, the pressure will be off her and she'll be more convincing when she loses and cites the injury :D

Only a person like you can do this. Her knee injure took her out of the tour for three months last year and missed AO.

RJWCapriati
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:38 AM
Poor Justine :sad:

Infiniti2001
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:40 AM
as a Serena fan, I don't think you should have much to gloat about as of late... does hating on a player that you'll probably never meet and has only assumptions about her whole character give you that much pleasure? somehow, I tagged you a little bit better, troll slayer :confused: ...

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Mother_Marjorie
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:43 AM
Get well soon, Justine!

explorer
Mar 18th, 2006, 02:45 AM
Serena is not the same after her knee surgery. Once part of your body got hurt, it will not be the same any more. it easy to get hurt again. Even if it's a tooth, if it has a cave/filling or has a root treatment, it's easier to be broken than the normal tooth.

Apoleb
Mar 18th, 2006, 03:00 AM
hmm.. Only blind people wouldn't have noticed that she had something wrong. She was clearly struggling with her fitness today, especially in the third set. She looked a bit sapped of energy from the middle of the second set till the end, and was not able to put much power in her forehand and finish off points in the third set, because she wasn't giving it her full body rotation. She was also clearly struggling with her movement in the third set.

The fact that Elena was content in getting back balls must tell you something.

Fingon
Mar 18th, 2006, 03:20 AM
shes such an idiot, always seems to be injured when she loses

I guess you are always injured when you lose.

and if you claim to be British at least speak proper English will you?

azmad_88
Mar 18th, 2006, 03:22 AM
i just saw her interview after her match against Dulko,

SHE SAID SHE IS VERY FIT and HEALTHY!!

gosh i dun understand her at all!..

Fingon
Mar 18th, 2006, 03:23 AM
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/3481/cuppa6mg.jpg

you want wtaworld to close down due to lack of posts?

Jennifer North
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:19 AM
you want wtaworld to close down due to lack of posts?

that wasn't even remotely funny or witty, but I can't expect much from certain posters anyway... :sad: :o

Junex
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:27 AM
i just saw her interview after her match against Dulko,

SHE SAID SHE IS VERY FIT and HEALTHY!!

gosh i dun understand her at all!..



could you post a link or something to validate that...i was looking for a transcript and i haven't read about that... :wavey:

eck
Mar 18th, 2006, 04:29 AM
http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/en/players/interviews/2006/henin316.asp

I don't see anything about her saying about fitness and health.

up!
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:46 AM
http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/en/players/interviews/2006/henin316.asp

I don't see anything about her saying about fitness and health.

JHH website does! :rolleyes:

eck
Mar 18th, 2006, 05:52 AM
JHH website does! :rolleyes:

But it isn't after Dulko's match. :p

schris
Mar 18th, 2006, 07:51 AM
Juju :sad:

Slumpsova
Mar 18th, 2006, 08:07 AM
:yawn:

Nemesis
Mar 18th, 2006, 08:21 AM
she's getting an excuse for not playing Miami? ;)

she nagged about her knee before. and things hurt much more when you're losing ...

Jeff
Mar 18th, 2006, 08:24 AM
I don't have to be a doctor to prescribe another victory as the antidote for this injury

Fedcup
Mar 18th, 2006, 08:30 AM
It's never good for you guys.


Now she played till the end and still you find something to critizise.
Btw the strapping was done when Elena took a toilet brake.
She didn't had to wait for Justine.
And Justine was already grabbing at her knee just after she won the first set...so when she was winning

You guys just always find something.

Nemesis
Mar 18th, 2006, 08:34 AM
It's never good for you guys.


Now she played till the end and still you find something to critizise.
Btw the strapping was done when Elena took a toilet brake.
She didn't had to wait for Justine.
And Justine was already grabbing at her knee just after she won the first set...so when she was winning

You guys just always find something.
:yeah:

it are just the GM idiots at work again :rolleyes:

Carmen Mairena
Mar 18th, 2006, 09:57 AM
I guess you are always injured when you lose.

and if you claim to be British at least speak proper English will you?

:yeah:

Carmen Mairena
Mar 18th, 2006, 09:58 AM
I should print this thread and read it every night I can't sleep... It's soooo :zzz: :yawn: :zzz:

faste5683
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:09 AM
my shoulder, my knee :lol:

My shoulder, my knee, oh well, at least I'm out here competing...

:wavey:

thrust
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:11 AM
Justine was a bit too careless at 5-2 and let Elena get back into the match. Elena, when she has nothing to lose, tends to play her best tennis. Once she got confident, Elena became an incredible human backboard. I am sorry Justine lost, but glad for Elena, who is a lovable personality. Hope she has enough energy to win the final!

Jackson.
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:15 AM
:yawn:

Il Primo!
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:38 AM
No excuses,even injured at 5-2 she had to win this match so it changes nothing..I hope isn't a serious injury

Maryamator
Mar 18th, 2006, 11:42 AM
ok.. maybe she is injured this time but i mean everytime she is goign to loose she calls the trainer? im not hater im just discussing.

explorer
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:07 PM
ok.. maybe she is injured this time but i mean everytime she is goign to loose she calls the trainer? im not hater im just discussing.

Please state when and which tournement she called a trainer when she was going to lose?

I know that famous Kim Clijsters's comment at San Diego in 2003, where she had big blisters on her foot that showed on TV screen. Apart from this one, please tell me when and where?

She didn't call the trainer in USO SF 2003 against JCap when she was about to lose 10 times, with cramps.
She didn't call the trainer in USO 2004 R4 when she lost to Nadia Petrova
She didn't call the trainer in Miami 2005 QF when she lost to Maria Sharapova
She didn't call the trainer in Wimbledon 2005 R1 when she lost to Eleni Daniilidou
She didn't call the trainer in Canadian Open final 2005 when she lost to Kim Clijsters
She didn't call the trainer in USO 2005 R4 when she lost to Mary Piece
She didn't call the trainer in Filderstadt 2005 R1 when she lost to Flavia Pennetta

Please tell me how every time she calls a trainer when she is going to lose?

mike/topgun
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:11 PM
So now I know why she's tanked it...I was shocked when I checked the scoreboard. She played well untill 4-1 I guess then I fall asleep. Shame, coz it'd have been a great final. Now we have a Russian Roulette Affaire. Not that bad at all. But it's always sad when a champ loses bcoz of an injury. It's getting to common these days.

alibaby
Mar 18th, 2006, 12:23 PM
It's never good for you guys.


Now she played till the end and still you find something to critizise.
Btw the strapping was done when Elena took a toilet brake.
She didn't had to wait for Justine.
And Justine was already grabbing at her knee just after she won the first set...so when she was winning

You guys just always find something.
very good comment,fedcup! :worship: it ashames me every time again,in what a rude manner a player (not only justine..)who had to retire is treated here! :eek: who do you guys think you are??you have no right to judge someone like that,who loves his sport,and would never fake an injury,that means he cant continue!!

alone the fact,that a player is slagged,because she is hurt,shows a big potential of unbelievable arrogance!!
grow up and get a life,guys!! :o :o

Martian KC
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:09 PM
It's never good for you guys.


Now she played till the end and still you find something to critizise.
Btw the strapping was done when Elena took a toilet brake.
She didn't had to wait for Justine.
And Justine was already grabbing at her knee just after she won the first set...so when she was winning

You guys just always find something.

Stop making sense!!!

Allez-H
Mar 18th, 2006, 01:27 PM
Idiots :rolleyes: She should've just quitted right there after she lost that set, oh wait, no that would be poor sportsmanship too!

And read the fucking transcripts of her interviews since Dubai, she's been nagging bout the knee, shoulder and stomache since then. But hey that was probably all part of her plan

anlavalle
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:04 AM
And you can accuse a person you don't know at will. Tell me how do you know she fake it.

And how do you know she don`t?

explorer
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:14 AM
Did I say "She don't fake it?" Show me where I said it.

All I did is listing the facts.

I listed the fact that there were reports about her knee problems before IW, this refers to the guy who said he/she didn't see anything on press.

I listed the fact that she was out of AO 2005 with a knee injury.

I listed the fact/science that once part of your body got hurt, it's easy to get hurt again.

I listed the fact that there are number of matches Justine lost without calling a trainer, this refers to someone claimed "everytime she is going to lose she calls the trainer".

Junex
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:46 AM
this is the interview after Justine's loss to Elena...
and no, she was not blaming her injury......
its a nice read for the haters...Justine infact was so gracious....
___________________________________________

E. DEMENTIEVA/J. Henin-Hardenne

6-2, 7-5, 7-5

An interview with:

JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE

THE MODERATOR: First question for Justine.

Q. You look like you came back, lost it, came back, lost it. It was an up-and-down match. Is that typical for you against her?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: No, no. I think I was dominating the match. I was up 6-2, 5-2, then I lost my concentration a little bit at that point. That cost me the second set.
I really help her to come back in the match. I was playing pretty good in the first set then till 5-2. I don't know, maybe I thought too early that the match was over. Just for one game I lost my concentration. Then she took the opportunities and the match turned completely.
I just kept fighting as much as I could, and that was a good third set. There was always the same rhythm. I couldn't do what I do in the first set any more, change to down the line, be a little bit more in the court. There were very long rallies, and usually I was losing them.
When you play like that, she's very consistent. She didn't make a lot of mistakes. At the end, she deserved to win the match.

Q. Did the tape limit you at all in your movement?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: No, it did help. That gave me a lot of support on my knee. My knee is bothering me for a couple of weeks. I know that it's probably the fact that I'm playing on hard court. My knees are going to be happy when I play on clay again. I have a few problems on my right knee, but I hope it's going to be better soon.

Q. Where you may have lost concentration because of what you were doing, Elena is notorious about being a slow starter. She thinks it's a disadvantage. How important is it for her opponents to watch out for that and not to get this false sense of security at 6-2, 5-2?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: Yeah, I know that Elena is a great fighter, and it's never over with her. Just in that game at 5-2, yeah, she played consistent, and I did a few mistakes. I haven't been very lucky at 5-3, 30-All with the let, a few lines. But that's tennis. I think in the third set I probably had my chances again. But she was dominating the rallies at that point. She's a real fighter. The game is never over. I didn't think it was over, but I knew I had two breaks and I was feeling comfortable, then it changed.
Sometimes you win when you're down 6-2, 5-2, and sometimes you lose these kind of match. That hurts a little bit. But that finally doesn't matter. Some things are more important than that.

Q. How much discomfort are you in right now? Is it a tendonitis issue?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: I have no idea. I had some problem with my kneecap, with the tendon, with a few different things. Just probably the surface. It's hard on the back and on the knees. It's a lot of injuries.
So, yeah, I don't know. I'll have to see the doctor and know and just decide what I'm going to do next few weeks because this knee is bothering me a little bit for now a couple of weeks. It's going away, then it's coming back, then it's going away. There are matches that I feel it and matches that I'm fine.
But it's no excuse for me that I lost today. I never thought about leaving the court because the tape really helped me to give me a lot of support in the third set.

Q. Would Miami be an uncertainty right now?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: Yeah, I don't know exactly about Miami. I'll have to wait a few days and see how I'm recovering, how my knee's doing in the next few days.

Q. Other players have given you credit as being the toughest competitor mentally. I don't think you're going to have to argue that. Where would you rank Elena? Is she pretty close to second toughest up there with you?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: Oh, I don't consider myself as the toughest player mentally on the tour. I just try to give my best all the time. All the players try to do that. The match is never over. If you didn't play the match point, it's not done.
Elena, she played a lot of three-set matches. She's a real fighter. I think she proved that again today. So it's good for her.

Q. What are your emotions right now after the loss?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: It's for sure disappointing to lose this kind of match. Then my knee hurts. I don't know exactly what I'm going to do next few days and for Miami.
Yeah, it's not the best moment of the week. But, you know, there are things much more important than tennis in life, and I'm sure tomorrow it's going to be better already.

Q. I understand there were reports that due to the medications you were taking, you had an ulcer problem, is that correct?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: Yes, that's correct. So I cannot take antiinflammatories for anything now because I wouldn't support that. Yeah, that's the problem I had. I still have to deal with that. It's not gone hundred percent, so I'm still on the medication probably still for a couple weeks.

Q. Was that pretty painful?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: Yeah, it was, very painful.

Q. You talked about mental toughness. If had you to single out one or two players on tour, who would you say?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: You know, it's very hard to answer these questions because a lot of players are tough, and I have a lot of respect for everyone. Everybody can beat everybody. It depends of the situation. It depends how you feeling that day. So it's very hard.
I mean, you have very consistent players, but everything can happen. That's why the tour is very exciting now. There is a lot of concurrence, so that is good.
But I don't like to say names about that.

Q. Sharapova thinks you're mentally toughest. Do you think the same for her?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: She's a real fighter, too, yeah. She has a lot of motivation when she's on the court, like Elena, like a lot of other players. No, that's good. Everybody wants to win, for sure. It's very interesting this year that there is no one player that is dominating the other ones, so that's very good.

Q. You seem undecided about Miami because of the knee. Will your decision be swayed either way when you consider the new rules with the women's tour regarding the mandatory entry for an event like Miami? From what I understand, there would be penalties even if there was a medical certificate.
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: Yeah, but I'm not going to think about that. I'm going to think about my knee and my health concerns. I think that I have to think about myself. I don't agree with the fines, that's for sure. When you're injured, I mean, when you cannot play, it's not normal that you have to pay. But I also understand they make Miami a mandatory event because it's a great event and they put a lot of money. So I understand that.
But I understand you never have to pay when you're injured. I have been in this situation in the past, and I think it's not normal.

Q. Do you know what the fine would be?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: No, I don't know. I'm not thinking about that. If I can't play Miami, I won't play Miami. Doesn't matter of what the fine is.

Q. Serena pulled out of Miami. You spoke about the strength of the women's tour. Do you think the tour misses Serena?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: She's someone -- she's a champion. She did a lot for the tour. She did a lot for the game. People, they like to see Serena playing. So probably a lot of people miss her.
But, I mean, that's tennis. I really don't have an opinion about that.

Q. What are your thoughts about tomorrow's final?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: I don't know. I think it's going to be a tough match, a good fight, and the best will win.

thrust
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:10 AM
Pay the fine Justine! You have too many clay court points to defend. Screw the WTA rules! Lindsay should do the same as there is no use playing injured.

The Crow
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:18 AM
this is the interview after Justine's loss to Elena...
and no, she was not blaming her injury......
its a nice read for the haters...Justine infact was so gracious....
___________________________________________

E. DEMENTIEVA/J. Henin-Hardenne

6-2, 7-5, 7-5

An interview with:

JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE

THE MODERATOR: First question for Justine.

Q. You look like you came back, lost it, came back, lost it. It was an up-and-down match. Is that typical for you against her?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: No, no. I think I was dominating the match. I was up 6-2, 5-2, then I lost my concentration a little bit at that point. That cost me the second set.
I really help her to come back in the match. I was playing pretty good in the first set then till 5-2. I don't know, maybe I thought too early that the match was over. Just for one game I lost my concentration. Then she took the opportunities and the match turned completely.
I just kept fighting as much as I could, and that was a good third set. There was always the same rhythm. I couldn't do what I do in the first set any more, change to down the line, be a little bit more in the court. There were very long rallies, and usually I was losing them.
When you play like that, she's very consistent. She didn't make a lot of mistakes. At the end, she deserved to win the match.

Q. Did the tape limit you at all in your movement?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: No, it did help. That gave me a lot of support on my knee. My knee is bothering me for a couple of weeks. I know that it's probably the fact that I'm playing on hard court. My knees are going to be happy when I play on clay again. I have a few problems on my right knee, but I hope it's going to be better soon.

Q. Where you may have lost concentration because of what you were doing, Elena is notorious about being a slow starter. She thinks it's a disadvantage. How important is it for her opponents to watch out for that and not to get this false sense of security at 6-2, 5-2?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: Yeah, I know that Elena is a great fighter, and it's never over with her. Just in that game at 5-2, yeah, she played consistent, and I did a few mistakes. I haven't been very lucky at 5-3, 30-All with the let, a few lines. But that's tennis. I think in the third set I probably had my chances again. But she was dominating the rallies at that point. She's a real fighter. The game is never over. I didn't think it was over, but I knew I had two breaks and I was feeling comfortable, then it changed.
Sometimes you win when you're down 6-2, 5-2, and sometimes you lose these kind of match. That hurts a little bit. But that finally doesn't matter. Some things are more important than that.

Q. How much discomfort are you in right now? Is it a tendonitis issue?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: I have no idea. I had some problem with my kneecap, with the tendon, with a few different things. Just probably the surface. It's hard on the back and on the knees. It's a lot of injuries.
So, yeah, I don't know. I'll have to see the doctor and know and just decide what I'm going to do next few weeks because this knee is bothering me a little bit for now a couple of weeks. It's going away, then it's coming back, then it's going away. There are matches that I feel it and matches that I'm fine.
But it's no excuse for me that I lost today. I never thought about leaving the court because the tape really helped me to give me a lot of support in the third set.

Q. Would Miami be an uncertainty right now?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: Yeah, I don't know exactly about Miami. I'll have to wait a few days and see how I'm recovering, how my knee's doing in the next few days.

Q. Other players have given you credit as being the toughest competitor mentally. I don't think you're going to have to argue that. Where would you rank Elena? Is she pretty close to second toughest up there with you?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: Oh, I don't consider myself as the toughest player mentally on the tour. I just try to give my best all the time. All the players try to do that. The match is never over. If you didn't play the match point, it's not done.
Elena, she played a lot of three-set matches. She's a real fighter. I think she proved that again today. So it's good for her.

Q. What are your emotions right now after the loss?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: It's for sure disappointing to lose this kind of match. Then my knee hurts. I don't know exactly what I'm going to do next few days and for Miami.
Yeah, it's not the best moment of the week. But, you know, there are things much more important than tennis in life, and I'm sure tomorrow it's going to be better already.

Q. I understand there were reports that due to the medications you were taking, you had an ulcer problem, is that correct?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: Yes, that's correct. So I cannot take antiinflammatories for anything now because I wouldn't support that. Yeah, that's the problem I had. I still have to deal with that. It's not gone hundred percent, so I'm still on the medication probably still for a couple weeks.

Q. Was that pretty painful?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: Yeah, it was, very painful.

Q. You talked about mental toughness. If had you to single out one or two players on tour, who would you say?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: You know, it's very hard to answer these questions because a lot of players are tough, and I have a lot of respect for everyone. Everybody can beat everybody. It depends of the situation. It depends how you feeling that day. So it's very hard.
I mean, you have very consistent players, but everything can happen. That's why the tour is very exciting now. There is a lot of concurrence, so that is good.
But I don't like to say names about that.

Q. Sharapova thinks you're mentally toughest. Do you think the same for her?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: She's a real fighter, too, yeah. She has a lot of motivation when she's on the court, like Elena, like a lot of other players. No, that's good. Everybody wants to win, for sure. It's very interesting this year that there is no one player that is dominating the other ones, so that's very good.

Q. You seem undecided about Miami because of the knee. Will your decision be swayed either way when you consider the new rules with the women's tour regarding the mandatory entry for an event like Miami? From what I understand, there would be penalties even if there was a medical certificate.
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: Yeah, but I'm not going to think about that. I'm going to think about my knee and my health concerns. I think that I have to think about myself. I don't agree with the fines, that's for sure. When you're injured, I mean, when you cannot play, it's not normal that you have to pay. But I also understand they make Miami a mandatory event because it's a great event and they put a lot of money. So I understand that.
But I understand you never have to pay when you're injured. I have been in this situation in the past, and I think it's not normal.

Q. Do you know what the fine would be?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: No, I don't know. I'm not thinking about that. If I can't play Miami, I won't play Miami. Doesn't matter of what the fine is.

Q. Serena pulled out of Miami. You spoke about the strength of the women's tour. Do you think the tour misses Serena?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: She's someone -- she's a champion. She did a lot for the tour. She did a lot for the game. People, they like to see Serena playing. So probably a lot of people miss her.
But, I mean, that's tennis. I really don't have an opinion about that.

Q. What are your thoughts about tomorrow's final?
JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: I don't know. I think it's going to be a tough match, a good fight, and the best will win.

Such a bitch, isn't she?

Kart
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:27 AM
Get well soon Justine :).

Justine Fan
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:40 AM
Now let's see how all the haters and Serena fans (because she broke their Queen's run :lol: ) can pull this interview to pieces! :haha:

Martian KC
Mar 19th, 2006, 12:36 PM
Geez, what happened to all the doubters?