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Mightymirza
Mar 19th, 2006, 01:49 PM
What are your emotions right now after the loss?
"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. 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."

It was an up-and-down match. Is that typical for you against her?
"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."

Did the tape(bandages) limit you at all in your movement?
"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."

You may have lost concentration. Elena is notorious about being a slow starter. 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?
"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. 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."






How much discomfort are you in right now? Is it a tendonitis issue?
"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."


Would Miami be an uncertainty right now?
"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."

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?
"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."

You talked about mental toughness. If had you to single out one or two players on tour, who would you say?
"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. 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."

Sharapova thinks you're mentally toughest. Do you think the same for her?
"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. 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. "

I understand there were reports that due to the medications you were taking, you had an ulcer problem?
"Yes, that's correct. I cannot take anti-inflammatories 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. I'm still on the medication probably still for a couple weeks."

Was that(ulcer) pretty painful?
"Yeah, it was, very painful."

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? There would be penalties, even if there was a medical certificate?
"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."


And about the bitch thing..Hmm not true maybe only in ur dreams...lets see how many people it attracts now...

alibaby
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:10 PM
this interview is another proof,how great a sportswoman she is! :worship: honest,modest,giving credit to her opponent....
and thats why i ask myself again and again:WHY,people,WHY is she often treated SO UNFAIR HERE???shes neither arrogant,nor insultive to others,she only focuses on herself.so tell me,folks,what is wrong with her?? :confused: :confused:

BTW:and please explain me too,why it is nearly" lawbreaking" in your eyes to be injured?..just a simple question....

Mightymirza
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:44 PM
yeah exactly...Justine bashing threads are so popular but this is her own interview and is so nice and none replies..People just like to bash her thats it..Anyways justine :worship: :worship: ..Shes always so honest and speaks from her heart..

Justine Fan
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:52 PM
this interview is another proof,how great a sportswoman she is! :worship: honest,modest,giving credit to her opponent....
and thats why i ask myself again and again:WHY,people,WHY is she often treated SO UNFAIR HERE???shes neither arrogant,nor insultive to others,she only focuses on herself.so tell me,folks,what is wrong with her?? :confused: :confused:



There is nothing wrong with her. Posters are just pissed off that she has beaten absolutely everyone on tour - Venus being the only one that has given her trouble! She took Serena's crown away from her by stopping her unbeaten run and she has beaten every other player.

That IS the only problem with Justine! :worship: :worship:

Allez-H
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:06 PM
You have to change the title in: Justine calls Dementieva a bitch after loss!

Everybody's gonna come over then :yeah:

fonsito
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:27 PM
allez juju. she'll win the FO

ys
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:29 PM
A couple of points to The Cheatah in my book..

Carmen Mairena
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:57 PM
You have to change the title in: Justine calls Dementieva a bitch after loss!

Everybody's gonna come over then :yeah:

:rolls: :lol: :rolls:

Justine :hug: :inlove:

Justine Fan
Mar 19th, 2006, 05:07 PM
A couple of points to The Cheatah in my book..

You are not important enough to matter to tell you the truth! :)

Dexter
Mar 19th, 2006, 05:09 PM
You have to change the title in: Justine calls Dementieva a bitch after loss!

Everybody's gonna come over then :yeah:So true :worship: :lol:

Justine :hug: Best of luck in Florida :)

Lulu.
Mar 19th, 2006, 05:10 PM
Wow. Shes alot nicer than I thought she was. :)

ys
Mar 19th, 2006, 05:16 PM
You are not important enough to matter to tell you the truth! :)

Who is talking about what matters? Nothing that happens on these boards matters, really.. All JHH's supporters on these board could have a simultaneous heart attack - she would not even know about that...

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 19th, 2006, 05:24 PM
allez juju. she'll win the FO


over my dead body. it's totally hingis' or sharapova's

Dexter
Mar 19th, 2006, 05:26 PM
over my dead body. it's totally hingis' or sharapova's:spit:
oh please! :o

hablo
Mar 19th, 2006, 05:57 PM
So she's thinking of not playing Miami ? :eek: :eek: :eek:

Justine Fan
Mar 19th, 2006, 06:00 PM
over my dead body. it's totally hingis' or sharapova's

Wow! Can't wait for the headlines - JHH wins FO!!!

Yipppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Can it not be played tomorrow, tonight even? :)

No Name Face
Mar 19th, 2006, 06:09 PM
she gets a little respect in my book

skanky~skanketta
Mar 19th, 2006, 06:53 PM
i dont care about miami. just win the french again juju!

Dementinator
Mar 19th, 2006, 06:54 PM
nice interview fair play to her for that , I am not her greatest fan ,but I respect her game one hell of a lot....

faboozadoo15
Mar 19th, 2006, 07:05 PM
that's a good interview from her. she was very fair and honest.

morningglory
Mar 19th, 2006, 08:15 PM
Wow! Can't wait for the headlines - JHH wins FO!!!

Yipppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Can it not be played tomorrow, tonight even? :)
oi tonight and Justine's gonna lose in the first round due to injury ;) :lol:
The clay season is coming up so Justine fans don't worry... I've yet to see anyone who can match her on clay...

anlavalle
Mar 19th, 2006, 08:27 PM
over my dead body. it's totally hingis' or sharapova's

sharapova on clay?, come on!!

Corswandt
Mar 19th, 2006, 09:12 PM
she gets a little respect in my book

Same here.

So she's thinking of not playing Miami ?

That got me a bit scared, too. I hope she plays. Pierce and Serena have already withdrawn. Strong field=great matches. Weak field=suckitude.

Mightymirza
Mar 19th, 2006, 09:25 PM
Lol I actually changed the name of thread..Lets see noww

komorli
Mar 19th, 2006, 09:25 PM
:haha: Nice thread title! now people are bound to come in here!! :haha: :haha:

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 19th, 2006, 09:36 PM
Wow! Can't wait for the headlines - JHH wins FO!!!

Yipppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Can it not be played tomorrow, tonight even? :)


i was totally kidding. i consider justine, hingis, and sharapova strong favorites...geez:rolleyes:

TomTennis
Mar 19th, 2006, 09:53 PM
Wow! Can't wait for the headlines - JHH wins FO!!!

Yipppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Can it not be played tomorrow, tonight even? :)

no no, you dont want it played that early, she needs time to practice and prepare. She has to get her "hand of god" routine absolutely sound before doing it infront of millions. You cant just expect her to pull something like that off on a spontaneous whim. :lol:


( To all justine fans - it was a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ) :wavey:

strawberry.babou
Mar 19th, 2006, 09:54 PM
LMFAO. I really thought she had called Lena a bitch. :P But I didn't read the whole interview.

Lulu.
Mar 19th, 2006, 09:55 PM
She will probably win the FO again this year. Nobody can beat her on clay

Justine Fan
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:04 PM
no no, you dont want it played that early, she needs time to practice and prepare. She has to get her "hand of god" routine absolutely sound before doing it infront of millions. You cant just expect her to pull something like that off on a spontaneous whim. :lol:


( To all justine fans - it was a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ) :wavey:

What's funny about it?

Dougal Maguire
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:41 PM
Wow. Shes alot nicer than I thought she was. :)
Sure she's like the Bishop Brennan of tennis players. :D

Mightymirza
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:43 PM
LMFAO. I really thought she had called Lena a bitch. :P But I didn't read the whole interview.
Thxx..good to see people appreciating jokes..Some people immediately gave Badreps after getting pissed of not be able to bash justine...

Scotso
Mar 20th, 2006, 12:36 AM
And about the bitch thing..Hmm not true maybe only in ur dreams...lets see how many people it attracts now...

Posting lies in titles to get people into a thread and try to warp them to your point of view is a rather pathetic ruse.

hablo
Mar 20th, 2006, 12:39 AM
Thxx..good to see people appreciating jokes..Some people immediately gave Badreps after getting pissed of not be able to bash justine...
:spit::rolls:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Mar 20th, 2006, 01:10 AM
over my dead body. it's totally hingis' or sharapova's

I'm ashamed that you're a Serena fan... her fans in this board are more polite than you! :mad:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Mar 20th, 2006, 01:13 AM
She will probably win the FO again this year. Nobody can beat her on clay

Hei don't jinx her man... :p

Anyway, it's still a bit premature to say that she's winning the FO this year... need to see how she performs in the warm-up matches 1st...

Reuchlin
Mar 20th, 2006, 01:16 AM
If it was ulcers that caused her to withdraw from the final--- She was 110% correct for getting off that court. My dad had ulcers and it would bring him to his knees and tears every time.

sunset
Mar 20th, 2006, 01:20 AM
I'll be honest with you, I really love Justine but just don't know what to think anymore about her or any player that seems to have these untimely illnesses and injuries.

:confused:

I think we should stick them all with a shot of truth serum. :tape:

lucashg
Mar 20th, 2006, 02:44 AM
A very good interview from Justine, except I disagree with her on one part - she didn't play well in the first set. :p
Now let's hope everything is good for Miami and the clay season. :)

TomTennis
Mar 20th, 2006, 06:57 AM
What's funny about it?


fans with no sense of humour!! :rolleyes: :tape: :tape:

fifiricci
Mar 20th, 2006, 07:20 AM
no no, you dont want it played that early, she needs time to practice and prepare. She has to get her "hand of god" routine absolutely sound before doing it infront of millions. You cant just expect her to pull something like that off on a spontaneous whim. :lol:


( To all justine fans - it was a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ) :wavey:

Tis a sad truth that many Justine fans like Justine Fan :p aren't exactly renowned for their sense of humour (a tad like some WS fans when they were still on their high horses - before the WS started to kind of slide down the rankings). ;)

Good luck! :devil:

Veritas
Mar 20th, 2006, 07:49 AM
Posting lies in titles to get people into a thread and try to warp them to your point of view is a rather pathetic ruse.

Exactly :)

Don't complain about the board's reaction when the title was changed just to gauge it.

Justine Fan
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:10 AM
fans with no sense of humour!! :rolleyes: :tape: :tape:

Not true - I have a very good sense of humour - I'd just like to know what was funny about what you said.

Could you please explain the joke to me? As I said I have a great sense of humour, I just don't get your joke.

What is funny about what you said?

Justine Fan
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:14 AM
Tis a sad truth that many Justine fans like Justine Fan :p aren't exactly renowned for their sense of humour (a tad like some WS fans when they were still on their high horses - before the WS started to kind of slide down the rankings). ;)

Good luck! :devil:

Tis a sad truth that a Kim fan like fifiricci :devil: arn't exactly renowed for their personality and credibility on this board.

Why don't you go back to your sheep ........ in Wales. Perhaps if you got out a bit more you wouldn't be such an awful person. It comes out in your postings!

Mind that tractor ..... be careful it doesn't run you over :bounce: :bounce:

TomTennis
Mar 20th, 2006, 03:03 PM
Not true - I have a very good sense of humour - I'd just like to know what was funny about what you said.

Could you please explain the joke to me? As I said I have a great sense of humour, I just don't get your joke.

What is funny about what you said?

ok, you want it explained then i will explain it to you, seen as you asked sooooo nicely :kiss: :hearts: :rolleyes:

My joke was set on playing on the situation that happened in the 2003 Roland Garros semi-final, in which, at approx. 4-2 up, Serena was serving, however Justine placed he hand above her head signalling that she was not ready to play that point. Seeing this as she was about to hit the serve, Serena hit it and then expected another first serve as Justine placed her hand abover her head, however the umpire did not see this and thought Serena was just making it up and requesting another serve, yet Justine did not say a word.


That was what my joke was intented on. I guess JHH fans have NO senser of humour when it comes to her and the "hand" incident. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

TomTennis
Mar 20th, 2006, 03:06 PM
Not true - I have a very good sense of humour - I'd just like to know what was funny about what you said.

Could you please explain the joke to me? As I said I have a great sense of humour, I just don't get your joke.

What is funny about what you said?

well if you have a good sense of humour, it shouldnt require a huge explanation of why it was a joke, whether it was funny or not!

TomTennis
Mar 20th, 2006, 03:06 PM
OMFG

just read everything back and realised how pety this whole converstaion is!

Im outta here! :wavey:

Mightymirza
Mar 20th, 2006, 03:28 PM
yeah but this is something to ponder over all non justine fans..Once title was changed the views for this thread increased so rapidly but no posts..Why ??coz actually ther wasnt anything to bash justine about...I remember a thread saying will justine make kneee injury as an excuse got such so many responses..its so sad and people just dont realize it..All they have is a preconception that shes a bad person and they wanna bitch about it...It just beats me..Why cant people just a[[reciate something good..

Martian KC
Mar 20th, 2006, 03:45 PM
Tis a sad truth that many Justine fans like Justine Fan :p aren't exactly renowned for their sense of humour (a tad like some WS fans when they were still on their high horses - before the WS started to kind of slide down the rankings). ;)

Good luck! :devil:

I love how you're so osbessed with Justine's fans. :lol: