PDA

View Full Version : If Justine wins the final......


hectopascal
Mar 30th, 2007, 03:35 AM
....would that be considered as an upset? Who is the favourite going into this match? What are the odds that bookies have placed?

My opinion is that Serena will be the favourite. She won the AO and has handled all her opponents fairly easily (including the #2 player in the world) since the AO. She did have problems with Shahar Peer though.

However, Justine missed the AO and is now playing herself into fine form. She is also the #1 ranked player in the world. But most people feel that if Serena is on form, she is the best of the best.

For me, I will consider whoever wins on the finals day to be the currently best (women) player in the world, regardless of whether the one or the other played poorly, as playing good when it counts is also an important factor.

Also, since I've always wanted to do a poll, who do you THINK is the favourite going into this match?

tennnisfannn
Mar 30th, 2007, 03:39 AM
All I HOPE IS BOTH AN NJURY FREE, TROUBLE FREE YEAR, THE wta DESREVES THIS.

hectopascal
Mar 30th, 2007, 03:48 AM
This isn't just a poll peoples! You can discuss your opinions......

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 30th, 2007, 03:49 AM
justine's the favorite, which will make serena want to beat her even more

Couver
Mar 30th, 2007, 03:50 AM
I don't think Justine winning is an upset. She's the number one player in the world, and she's won back to back titles this year. As the lower seed only Serena can logically cause the upset.

jjames69
Mar 30th, 2007, 03:51 AM
their about even money.

Sir Stefwhit
Mar 30th, 2007, 03:52 AM
justine's the favorite, which will make serena want to beat her even more

Agreed. Juju is the favorite but I don't think anyone, including Juju herself would be surprised if Serena won.

Hingiswinsthis
Mar 30th, 2007, 03:52 AM
it's very simple:

who ever wins this match will be considered the best in women's tennis today. the loser, will be 2nd in people's minds.

if you think about since 2002, it's really these two that have taken over women's tennis. it's time they renew their rivalry.

Apoleb
Mar 30th, 2007, 03:56 AM
Serena will go as the favorite. Her record against Justine on hard courts speaks for itself. I didn't watch today's match against Peer, but I'm pretty sure she'll bring it against Justine.

Justine still has a lot to prove against the big hitters on fast surfaces. She improved a lot in the last 2 years, and this is the real test to see where she does measure up against big hitters on a hard court.

Anyway, for Justine to win this match, she's got to avoid in any way possible trading blows with Serena from the baseline, cause 7/10, she'll end up losing, just like what happened in the US open final against Maria. She needs to vary it as much as possible, and keep Serena on her toes. Throw in a lot of slices, and come to the net and serve and volley to keep the pressure on. The key for her, other than the serve obviously, is to avoid being overpowered from the first couple of shots (just like what happens with Maria against Serena), and try to draw in Serena into rallys. Ofcourse, it's easier said than done, but the difference between Justine and Maria is that Justine has a MUCH better defense, so it won't be easy to dominate her.

Definitely looking forward to this.

jjames69
Mar 30th, 2007, 03:56 AM
it's very simple:

who ever wins this match will be considered the best in women's tennis today. the loser, will be 2nd in people's minds.

if you think about since 2002, it's really these two that have taken over women's tennis. it's time they renew their rivalry.

except serenas been mia half the time. this is the rivalry that never was. kinda reminds me of mike tysons comeback against evander,


AND SERENA WAS A SLIGHT FAVORITE THIS MORNING TO WIN THE TOURNY.

Apoleb
Mar 30th, 2007, 03:58 AM
Agreed. Juju is the favorite but I don't think anyone, including Juju herself would be surprised if Serena won.

I'm interested to know on what basis you think Justine is the favorite? Serena is arguably playing her best tennis since 2003, and her record against Justine is pretty much one sided on anything besides clay.

Hingiswinsthis
Mar 30th, 2007, 03:59 AM
if justine wins...then puts a smack on all the talk that she can only win against serena on clay.

if serena wins...there's no doubt that she'll be #1 at the end of the year (barring no injuries).

Sir Stefwhit
Mar 30th, 2007, 03:59 AM
it's very simple:

who ever wins this match will be considered the best in women's tennis today. the loser, will be 2nd in people's minds.
That's worthy of a thread of it's own and it's so very true. This match will be a battle of wills, and they know the stakes. The 2007 tennis season has really turned into quite the season!

hectopascal
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:01 AM
So far, most people have voted Serena as the favourite, even though Henin is ranked #1. I can't wait for this match!

IceSkaTennisFan
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:02 AM
Both are favorites going into this match. Justine has more on her side being no.1 in the world, though.

starin
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:04 AM
I'm interested to know on what basis you think Justine is the favorite? Serena is arguably playing her best tennis since 2003, and her record against Justine is pretty much one sided on anything besides clay.

:confused: Justine got to the finals of all four finals last year. Won the FO and YEC and ended the year no.1 She only had 6 losses last year. She's already won back to back titles this year. Beating Mauresmo and Kuznetsova. She's currently the world no.1. Forget about H2H that was almost 4 years ago. Since then Justine has won 4 slams. Serena....2. Serena's playing well but she's still working her way back up. Justine is the def. the favorite. But she's not far and away the favorite, it's pretty close. But it'll be interesting to see how Serena matches up with Justine. She hasn't played anyone with as much variety as Justine since Mauresmo and she lost that one.

cellophane
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:05 AM
it's very simple:

who ever wins this match will be considered the best in women's tennis today. the loser, will be 2nd in people's minds.

if you think about since 2002, it's really these two that have taken over women's tennis. it's time they renew their rivalry.

Which is dumb, but expected.

iWill
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:09 AM
I don't think Justine winning is an upset. She's the number one player in the world, and she's won back to back titles this year. As the lower seed only Serena can logically cause the upset.

yeah exactly Serena may be considered the favorite to win in some people's minds but if she does it will for sure be considered an upset because Justine is number 1 in the world so truthfully she SHOULD win this match.... but we'll see how it goes cuz its gonna be good

nhissan
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:10 AM
I think we should ask Carillo who is the favourite :p

K-Dog
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:24 AM
With Serena's knee, Justine is the slight favorite because Serena's condition is unknown. We will see how the knee is on Saturday.

Veronique
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:27 AM
I'm a bit worried about Serena's knee. She claims she forgot to get her anti-inflammatory pills. I hope to God that's all there was to it. It would be a travesti if she couldn't be full force on Saturday.

Mightymirza
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:28 AM
With Serena's knee, Justine is the slight favorite because Serena's condition is unknown. We will see how the knee is on Saturday.

Justine has had breathing problems the whole week and is taking soem anti allergy medications..:wavey: I think rena is favorite..Given her history here and the form but these r the situations justine love to play for..Allez juju

starin
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:29 AM
I think we should ask Carillo who is the favourite :p

where is carillo? she's suspiciously missing. also, she wasn't really present that much at the AO. Also, anyone notice that Pam Shriver is commentating on way more men's matches now. I can't remember a tourny where a women comentated on so many men's matches.

LUIS9
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:33 AM
Both are favorites going into this match. Justine has more on her side being no.1 in the world, though.

Just for the time being. ;)

Come again after the final, many might reconsider who the player to beat is.

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:34 AM
I think we should ask Carillo who is the favourite :p

Let not... :fiery: :lol:

Sir Stefwhit
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:37 AM
Which is dumb, but expected. -(refering to hiniswinthis' post " who ever wins this match will be considered the best in women's tennis today. the loser, will be 2nd in people's minds.")
Why is that dumb. I think in a lot of people's minds that how it would work and rightfully so. This match is fun for so many reasons, and don’t kid yourself, it might not be spoken, but its most definitely known, bragging rights are on the line. Having the psychological edge going into the clay season can be huge for both players. Serena even hinted toward it in her interview. She said playing Juju would be a good way to test her game and give her an idea of where she's at this season. Serena, as well most of tennis enthusiasts, recognizes Justine as the best player in women's tennis over the last 12 months. And most people acknowledge that Serena is the premier player of her generation. Both players have something to prove. The Serena vs. Masha match up fizzled out (ended well for me...heheh,) but this is a classic battle between David and Goliath- except of course this time the mighty shall prevail.

Where’s by’ bestest’ bud Lady. I know both her and I have been waiting for this for quite some time.
!!! :drool:

jjames69
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:56 AM
heres the odds, sw the fav

sw 7/10
jh 13/8

http://www.oddschecker.com/tennis/womens-sony-ericsson-open

hablo
Mar 30th, 2007, 05:05 AM
JH is the world #1 and so she should be the favourite.
Serena beating her would be the upset imo (considering their ranking).
Anyhow, I'm hoping for the upset. :devil:

blumaroo
Mar 30th, 2007, 05:16 AM
Miami is Serena's best tourny outside the slams
Serena has a better record on hard
Serena hasn't dropped a set
Serena has been serving consistently well
Serena is the only slam champion this year

Justine almost got beat by Razzano, Miami is arguably her worst tourney outside the slams and her serve percentage has been pretty low. Her ground game looks great at times but still too many iffy moments. She will be much easier to break than Serena. Ranking means squat.
I'm hoping for a gritty threesetter but every hyped match so far turned out to be anticlimatic.

serenafan08
Mar 30th, 2007, 05:22 AM
I don't think so. I do think it would qualify Justine as a legit rival to Serena though - the only times that Justine has been able to win a set off of Serena is on clay. Everytime they've played on a surface other than clay, Serena has won in straight sets. Outside of the clay court season this "rivalry" has been no contest.

Sir Stefwhit
Mar 30th, 2007, 05:30 AM
I don't think so. I do think it would qualify Justine as a legit rival to Serena though - the only times that Justine has been able to win a set off of Serena is on clay. Everytime they've played on a surface other than clay, Serena has won in straight sets. Outside of the clay court season this "rivalry" has been no contest.If this were 2003 I'd wholeheartedly agree. A lot of time has passed since then. Look at what Kim and Mauresmo were able to do to Venus when they renewed their rivalry. I'm not necessarily expecting a different outcome, but out of respect for what Juju's done, I'd say she's the favorite- at least on paper.

With all that said, I still feel you. I'd be disappointed and surprised if Serena lost. The odds makers aren't fools, when money's on the line; the safe's money is probably on Serena. But with those two you've gotta always leave room for surprises.

bandabou
Mar 30th, 2007, 05:33 AM
Justine's the fav. She's been the hottest player on tour, beating all cummers... Serena really only played the OZ open and now Miami. Should be good match though.

ico4498
Mar 30th, 2007, 06:24 AM
Justine is the higher ranked player.

Serena has been incredible but Justine is the top ranked player.

that said, i fully expect Serena's success.

serena_fan
Mar 30th, 2007, 06:32 AM
Serena

RJWCapriati
Mar 30th, 2007, 06:33 AM
S. Williams

IceSkaTennisFan
Mar 30th, 2007, 06:33 AM
Justine is higher ranked, but Serena just won the last Slam. That said, Justine has had the more recent victories. She's shown more consistency this year already winning titles in Dubai and Doha and she's now no.1 in the world. The thing that makes them both favorites in this final is Serena has repeated her wins from QF-F of the Australian with even better scorelines. She's beaten a couple of top 10 players on the way. So this will hopefully be a good match.

Pasta-Na
Mar 30th, 2007, 06:35 AM
hope juju will win in 3, use ur big bh :lol:

MistyGrey
Mar 30th, 2007, 06:47 AM
I dont know if it'll be an upset, but yes Serena is the overwhelming fav to win this match. I hope Justine makes things tougher for Serena.

cellophane
Mar 30th, 2007, 06:53 AM
Why is that dumb. I think in a lot of people's minds that how it would work and rightfully so. This match is fun for so many reasons, and donít kid yourself, it might not be spoken, but its most definitely known, bragging rights are on the line. Having the psychological edge going into the clay season can be huge for both players. Serena even hinted toward it in her interview.

Because this tournament alone doesn't determine who is the best in the world.

_Cell-chuk
Mar 30th, 2007, 07:11 AM
Serena is the favourite for this particular match given the fact that she has won the last grandslam tournament, Miami basically is her home and Justine has never done well in this tournament before.

jjames69
Mar 30th, 2007, 07:12 AM
I don't think so. I do think it would qualify Justine as a legit rival to Serena though - the only times that Justine has been able to win a set off of Serena is on clay. Everytime they've played on a surface other than clay, Serena has won in straight sets. Outside of the clay court season this "rivalry" has been no contest.


its really hard beat someone when there never in the tournament, or lose early.

LucasArg
Mar 30th, 2007, 07:28 AM
Serena.

Kunal
Mar 30th, 2007, 07:37 AM
this is going to be gooooood

MrSerenaWilliams
Mar 30th, 2007, 07:47 AM
Justine's the fav. She's been the hottest player on tour, beating all cummers... Serena really only played the OZ open and now Miami. Should be good match though.

To be fair, Justine's only played one more match than Serena :shrug: I'd say their dominance is equal...maybe slight edge to Serena for going 24/29 games v. Sharapova. I don't think ANYONE else could do that.

Mina Vagante
Mar 30th, 2007, 07:52 AM
bookies have serena as favourite

doddel
Mar 30th, 2007, 08:01 AM
I'd be surprised if Henin would win:

- they are both not on top form. Henin is only really good when she is at her best, but even a 50% Williams can destroy an opponent

- this is Henin's least favourite tournament, and possibly Williams' favourite

- hard court

- Henin is easily initimidated by a Williams, and when she doesn't believe in herself, Henin becomes an extremely vulnerable player

Bruno71
Mar 30th, 2007, 08:01 AM
My breakdown:

Serve: Serena
Return of serve: Serena
Physical fitness: Justine (slightly...because of Serena's knee)
Hunger: tie
Favorability of weather conditions: Serena
Groundstrokes: Serena (advantage is even greater as relates to weather conditions)
Defense: Justine
Match toughness: Justine
Mental toughness: tie
Net play: Justine

Hopefully it'll be a classic matchup!

Alla Luce
Mar 30th, 2007, 08:10 AM
Winning the last grandslam especially if that was a good few months back doesn't make one the favourite. Justine has more recent tournament victories than Serena's Aussie title. That and the fact that she's been the world's best player in the last 12 months makes her the slight favourite going into this. If you read Justine's interview she says that she now just lives for the moment. She doesn't ever look back anymore so you can be sure that the history between these two is not going to be a factor in this clash.

I like both players and I hope the best one wins. This is the sort of rivalry that's been missing on the WTA since both Venus and Serena disappeared from the scene a couple of seasons back! The Mauresmo vs Justine was good, but Serena vs Justine will even be better IMO. The key for Justine is to test Serena's knee by throwing in loads of variety. Keep the ball low by using a lot of slice. The key for Serena is to keep the points short especially since she is struggling with this injury. Take the ball early and go for the corners.

bandabou
Mar 30th, 2007, 08:46 AM
Justine is the in form player and now has the health factor too...I hope Serena can make a match of it, so she knows how far or how close she's come.

SaintVana
Mar 30th, 2007, 11:05 AM
can`t wait for this fantastic game

frontier
Mar 30th, 2007, 11:17 AM
this match is going to be won by serena,its not even going to be that close.justine's serve sometimes fail her.a good first serve is going to be the key to this match.

yicheng23
Mar 30th, 2007, 01:17 PM
Voted Serena as the favourite simply because she's been serving well in this tournament and Justine's not. Plus the fact that it's practically home turf for Serena and Justine's least favourite tournament.

loppy
Mar 30th, 2007, 01:50 PM
I have to admit that Serena is the favourite.

But Justine will win on Saturday. Allez!!!

rjd1111
Mar 30th, 2007, 02:06 PM
....would that be considered as an upset? Who is the favourite going into this match? What are the odds that bookies have placed?

My opinion is that Serena will be the favourite. She won the AO and has handled all her opponents fairly easily (including the #2 player in the world) since the AO. She did have problems with Shahar Peer though.

However, Justine missed the AO and is now playing herself into fine form. She is also the #1 ranked player in the world. But most people feel that if Serena is on form, she is the best of the best.

For me, I will consider whoever wins on the finals day to be the currently best (women) player in the world, regardless of whether the one or the other played poorly, as playing good when it counts is also an important factor.

Also, since I've always wanted to do a poll, who do you THINK is the favourite going into this match?



Justine is the #1 ranked player in the world. Serena won the AO but
Juicy won two str8 events right after. If Serena wins it will be an upset.
How can the #1 player win against the # 18 player and its an upset.
And Serena has a bum Knee.

Craigy
Mar 30th, 2007, 02:09 PM
I would have said Serena was the favourite before the Peer match. But now that Serena's knee is hurting, I expect Justine to win.

Sinnet
Mar 30th, 2007, 02:25 PM
This whole knee-hurting situation is throwing me through a loop. I was talking to a friend who is volunteering down at the Miami tournament. Apparently Serena hit the courts from 8-9 this morning and didn't show any signs of fatigue, and that's merely hours after a testy, late match against Peer. :shrug:

As for the final, if Williams plays the way she played in the second set against Peer, I think she'll win in straight sets against Henin. However, there's always two possibilities when Serena steps out to begin: a steamroll effect, or a slew of unforced errors. Hopefully it's not the latter.

I just want a good final. While I do want Serena to win the title so her ranking further improves, I think she's already made a huge statement that she can still make it to the finals of big events, beating tough players (and early on). If the knee and her body in general can hold up, I think Williams will go in as the favorite and will win the title. :)

jj74
Mar 30th, 2007, 02:32 PM
Well i don't think it will be an upset if Justine win (the same for Serena) unless a smashing victory for Serena (or Justine).
I only hope, both stay healthy for the rest of the year, and this will be only the first of a bunch of epic finals

volta
Mar 30th, 2007, 02:35 PM
Juju is the fav to win the title but i wouldnt say that if Rena wins it it's considered an upset

jj74
Mar 30th, 2007, 02:36 PM
And i want Serena rise her ranking, i don't want to see a Justine-Serena early at Roland Garros

TLP
Mar 30th, 2007, 02:39 PM
Justine is the in form player and now has the health factor too...I hope Serena can make a match of it, so she knows how far or how close she's come.

Ha, sandbag much bandabou? Serena's is hitting some beautiful angles with pace and making her opponents run, run, run. I was looking at Apoleb's post and agree with him/her for the most part. However, Justine has power and hits with almost as much power as Serena. I don't fear Justine getting into a slugging match because Serena may have some trouble getting into position if her knee starts to ache. If Justine can get Serena moving more than Serena's knee can handle then I can see Justine taking her down. Justine will also take pace away and thrives off her opponent's pace. What may save Serena is her serve. As good as Justine is on her return there is no one in the WTA who can consistently return well placed 120 mph serves.

Shimizu Amon
Mar 30th, 2007, 02:47 PM
Justine will be the favorite, she's number 1 and an amazing talent but Serena's gonna beat her to it.

rjd1111
Mar 30th, 2007, 02:55 PM
it's very simple:

who ever wins this match will be considered the best in women's tennis today. the loser, will be 2nd in people's minds.

if you think about since 2002, it's really these two that have taken over women's tennis. it's time they renew their rivalry.


One match won't do it. Serena Beat Pova at the AO but people were
saying Pova had a bad day and many shrugged it off as a one time thing
After the Second drubbing in Miami not many people are talking up Pova.

Do you know who Venus is. In 2002 Venus and Serena dominated Tennis
Justine, Momo, Kim, Linds, and JCapp, According to Momo in an interview,
were playing for 3rd place. Justine didn't do anything, except for the
infamous " The Hand Incident ", until V & S were out with Injuries. After
That She was up and down and never dominating. Yes, last year Juicy
made all four GS finals. This was quite an accomplishment. But she lost
three of them. 2 to Momo and one to Pova. And the manner in which
she lost was not exactly the way a dominating player is expected to lose
C'mon now, A Tummy Ache?

DragonFlame
Mar 30th, 2007, 03:07 PM
After
That She was up and down and never dominating.

I would say she was dominating whenever she played. Up untill indian wells 2004 she was holding 3 grandslamtitles at the same time and numerous tournaments. Then she got ill, came back short to win the olympics. Then ill again and won EVERY match on clay in 2005. Then she got i'll again later in the year, came back in 2006 and made all slamfinals. The only marks on her career are when she got sick at AO last year and the wimbledonfinal she should have won.

Lunatiq
Mar 30th, 2007, 03:09 PM
Serene Williams will win the match

rjd1111
Mar 30th, 2007, 05:08 PM
I would say she was dominating whenever she played. Up untill indian wells 2004 she was holding 3 grandslamtitles at the same time and numerous tournaments. Then she got ill, came back short to win the olympics. Then ill again and won EVERY match on clay in 2005. Then she got i'll again later in the year, came back in 2006 and made all slamfinals. The only marks on her career are when she got sick at AO last year and the wimbledonfinal she should have won.


Thats what I said. In not so many words.

DavidEllul
Mar 30th, 2007, 09:02 PM
One match won't do it. Serena Beat Pova at the AO but people were
saying Pova had a bad day and many shrugged it off as a one time thing
After the Second drubbing in Miami not many people are talking up Pova.

Do you know who Venus is. In 2002 Venus and Serena dominated Tennis
Justine, Momo, Kim, Linds, and JCapp, According to Momo in an interview,
were playing for 3rd place. Justine didn't do anything, except for the
infamous " The Hand Incident ", until V & S were out with Injuries. After
That She was up and down and never dominating. Yes, last year Juicy
made all four GS finals. This was quite an accomplishment. But she lost
three of them. 2 to Momo and one to Pova. And the manner in which
she lost was not exactly the way a dominating player is expected to lose
C'mon now, A Tummy Ache?

i guess u care about justine even more than ur fave.. look back at all ur posts:tape:
you hater, simply pathetic :tape:

eugreene2
Mar 30th, 2007, 09:47 PM
I'm trying to get a read on this match but it's just not there. Logic says Serena should win like 6-3, 7-5 but I just don't know.

Ballbasher
Mar 30th, 2007, 09:49 PM
Serena.And she will blow Juju off the court

rjd1111
Mar 30th, 2007, 09:50 PM
i guess u care about justine even more than ur fave.. look back at all ur posts:tape:
you hater, simply pathetic :tape:


I'm sorry, But like another poster earlier,

I don't understand Moronese. Never learned it, but I see you are fluent.

DavidEllul
Mar 30th, 2007, 10:11 PM
I'm sorry, But like another poster earlier,

I don't understand Moronese. Never learned it, but I see you are fluent.


See, this is the best way to define a "hater" :lol:
no logic, no sense, no class, no ... nothing but simply personal attack :tape:
what a typical moron's behavior :lol: thanks for reminding me of this word:D

mykarma
Mar 31st, 2007, 12:19 AM
....would that be considered as an upset? Who is the favourite going into this match? What are the odds that bookies have placed?

My opinion is that Serena will be the favourite. She won the AO and has handled all her opponents fairly easily (including the #2 player in the world) since the AO. She did have problems with Shahar Peer though.

However, Justine missed the AO and is now playing herself into fine form. She is also the #1 ranked player in the world. But most people feel that if Serena is on form, she is the best of the best.

For me, I will consider whoever wins on the finals day to be the currently best (women) player in the world, regardless of whether the one or the other played poorly, as playing good when it counts is also an important factor.

Also, since I've always wanted to do a poll, who do you THINK is the favourite going into this match?
Of course not. Justine in number 1, she should beat Serena and everyone else on tour. Will she beat Serena, I hope not.

StarDuvallGrant
Mar 31st, 2007, 12:23 AM
JH is the world #1 and so she should be the favourite.
Serena beating her would be the upset imo (considering their ranking).
Anyhow, I'm hoping for the upset. :devil:

Basically. I can't imagine how suddenly Justine's #1 ranking (as well as her year in 2006) means so little as to defer favorite/upset status to a lower ranked player. A #1 underdog. Cute.

mykarma
Mar 31st, 2007, 12:26 AM
Why is that dumb. I think in a lot of people's minds that how it would work and rightfully so. This match is fun for so many reasons, and donít kid yourself, it might not be spoken, but its most definitely known, bragging rights are on the line. Having the psychological edge going into the clay season can be huge for both players. Serena even hinted toward it in her interview. She said playing Juju would be a good way to test her game and give her an idea of where she's at this season. Serena, as well most of tennis enthusiasts, recognizes Justine as the best player in women's tennis over the last 12 months. And most people acknowledge that Serena is the premier player of her generation. Both players have something to prove. The Serena vs. Masha match up fizzled out (ended well for me...heheh,) but this is a classic battle between David and Goliath- except of course this time the mighty shall prevail.

Whereís byí bestestí bud Lady. I know both her and I have been waiting for this for quite some time.
!!! :drool:
I think Cellophane says shit just to start an argument.

mykarma
Mar 31st, 2007, 12:37 AM
I would have said Serena was the favourite before the Peer match. But now that Serena's knee is hurting, I expect Justine to win.
I hope not but won't be shocked if she does. I'm sure that Justine does not appreciate the fact that Serena is the favorite.

plantman
Mar 31st, 2007, 02:04 AM
Agreed. Juju is the favorite but I don't think anyone, including Juju herself would be surprised if Serena won.

So you know Justine personally enough to make this comment? :rolleyes:

hablo
Mar 31st, 2007, 02:16 AM
Basically. I can't imagine how suddenly Justine's #1 ranking (as well as her year in 2006) means so little as to defer favorite/upset status to a lower ranked player. A #1 underdog. Cute.

I guess you're agreeing with my post?

starin
Mar 31st, 2007, 03:14 AM
So you know Justine personally enough to make this comment? :rolleyes:

I would be very surprised if Justine considers herself an underdog. She is at the top of her game and of women's tennis. I'm sure Justine is licking her chops at the prospect of beating Serena on a HC in Miami. It would solidify her claim as the best player in the WTA. And would give her much more confidence coming into Wimbledon where she will prob have to go through Serena again.

Apoleb
Mar 31st, 2007, 03:18 AM
Basically. I can't imagine how suddenly Justine's #1 ranking (as well as her year in 2006) means so little as to defer favorite/upset status to a lower ranked player. A #1 underdog. Cute.

Why is that surprising? Rankings don't mean much, especially that Justine got to #1 when Serena was mostly absent. I'm not sure how relevant last year should be, cause like I said, Justine hasn't proven that she can beat the big hitters on a fast hard court.. yet. She was overpowered by Maria last year in the US Open. And going by her record against Serena on hard courts, and the form of Serena, it'd be perfectly reasonable to assume Serena is the favorite. Not to mention the circumstances with this tournament.