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markhingis
Apr 1st, 2007, 01:55 PM
I'm really impressed with her performance yesterday. She proved she's the best. Most of them (players) would give up after being 0-6 but she's the greatest fighter. Although I wanted Justine to win her first final there,I'm happy with Serena's win.
I'm scared if Martina had to play her. Sooner or later it gonna happen. And - I hope not,but I feel it's gonna be Serena crushing Martina.

With that form, only injury can prevent Serena from wining more tourns and being No 1 again. Cause she seems to be unbeatable.

AlwaysGraf
Apr 1st, 2007, 01:58 PM
i've been positive about the final,so not gonna be rude, but henin showed she can beat her-she was only a point away yesterday

tennnisfannn
Apr 1st, 2007, 01:59 PM
Do you forget last year martina lost the first set 0/6 to Venus and still went on to win the matcha dn the title. She did say the adv. in losing a love set is tyhat you still have alot in you left, it ia much tougher ask to stay tough when you lose a hard fought first set.

cellophane
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:02 PM
The final doesn't show that she can't be beaten, the final shows that she is the most mentally tough player on tour and that beating her is not easy, because she will fight to the end.

Uranus
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:17 PM
Not true - Henin was so close from humiliating her yesterday, but she kinda choked, it wasn't only Serena.

bandabou
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:29 PM
Hmmm....why all those threads. It wasn't a walk in the park for Serena. She had to dig deep, but that's why she's the greatest of this generation. No one can dig deeper than her. Justine is a worthy rival too...for sure.

Chris3274
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:34 PM
I would love to see Serena vs. Justine on Clay. I'd take Serena in 2 tight sets

Kunal
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:37 PM
dunno bout that

stefi62
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:38 PM
Juju was only to points away from humiliating Serena, so come on, she's not unbeatable, ask Sybille! ;)

marlon
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:39 PM
hingis should be scare

tennisbum79
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:41 PM
Juju was only to points away from humiliating Serena, so come on, she's not unbeatable, ask Sybille! ;)
Sybille was a fluke.

The fact is, being 2 points away from winning is not the same as winning.

Either you win or you don't.

Tenis Srbija
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:53 PM
:rolleyes: at thread...

Tenis Srbija
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:53 PM
Sybille was a fluke.

The fact is, being 2 points away from winning is not the same as winning.

Either you win or you don't.

Justine was one point, two times, from winning...

tennisbum79
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:58 PM
Originally Posted by tennisbum79 http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/wtaworld/images/buttons/blue/viewpost.gif (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?p=10417131#post10417131)
Sybille was a fluke.

The fact is, being 2 points away from winning is not the same as winning.

Either you win or you don't.

Justine was one point, two times, from winning...
Sitll not the same as winning.

Justine has earned respect of many fans because she has fought off
situation like this to win.

Tennisaddict
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:59 PM
Of course Serena can be beaten and not only by injury but it will have to take an impressive performance to do it. I think Henin´s best chances are on clay although she has improved big time on other surfaces as well. Venus can beat Serena as well but again that will take a supreme performance.

Kart
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:04 PM
One more thread that underestimates the winning potential of bye.

littlebin
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:14 PM
O.K. Serena showed yesterday that she can be bageled.

lecciones
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:41 PM
Don't jinx her!!! I'm confident martina will play her best and I will be her biggest fan whatever the outcome!

tennisbum79
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:45 PM
O.K. Serena showed yesterday that she can be bageled.
...And sitll come back and win

marlon
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:49 PM
markhingis why are you getting serena haters started

thomas.chung
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:52 PM
Hingis lost last year to Venus 6-0 in the first set in Rome, and she made it back and won the match. In fact, I think true champions are those who fight regardless of where they are at. So once again kudos to Serena and to all those who decides to hang around to fight when all seems lost.

Back to Serena, Mary Joe actually interviewed Richard after the first set and he said that he believed that Serena can win. That was when Serena was still down 6-0 and a break! So Kudos to Richard and his camp for sticking by Serena too!

Moral of this match: Don't give up on yourself. Even when everyone else did.

Conor
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:58 PM
I'm really impressed with her performance yesterday. She proved she's the best. Most of them (players) would give up after being 0-6 but she's the greatest fighter. Although I wanted Justine to win her first final there,I'm happy with Serena's win.
I'm scared if Martina had to play her. Sooner or later it gonna happen. And - I hope not,but I feel it's gonna be Serena crushing Martina.

With that form, only injury can prevent Serena from wining more tourns and being No 1 again. Cause she seems to be unbeatable.

I disagree, if Justine can come within a point twice of beating her on a hardcourt then im more than confident she eventually beat her on all surfaces. Peer and Petrova even showed how close they were to beating her... Serena just has the mental edge over everybody. It just needed that bit more courage from Justine yesterday, thats all. Tennis wise, 50:50.

tennisbum79
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:58 PM
markhingis why are you getting serena haters started
I don't think you can blame markhingis for other people posts

lecciones
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:03 PM
Hingis lost last year to Venus 6-0 in the first set in Rome, and she made it back and won the match. In fact, I think true champions are those who fight regardless of where they are at. So once again kudos to Serena and to all those who decides to hang around to fight when all seems lost.

Back to Serena, Mary Joe actually interviewed Richard after the first set and he said that he believed that Serena can win. That was when Serena was still down 6-0 and a break! So Kudos to Richard and his camp for sticking by Serena too!

Moral of this match: Don't give up on yourself. Even when everyone else did.

I couldn't agree more.

markhingis
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:17 PM
I don't think you can blame markhingis for other people posts

Exactly,It's not my fault they started it again.

Langers
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:20 PM
I'm really impressed with her performance yesterday. She proved she's the best. Most of them (players) would give up after being 0-6 but she's the greatest fighter. Although I wanted Justine to win her first final there,I'm happy with Serena's win.
I'm scared if Martina had to play her. Sooner or later it gonna happen. And - I hope not,but I feel it's gonna be Serena crushing Martina.

With that form, only injury can prevent Serena from wining more tourns and being No 1 again. Cause she seems to be unbeatable.
:lol: What is this, U/12's? :lol:

Apoleb
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:27 PM
Yeah, Serena can't be beaten even though she survived with a ball touching the tip of the net. Very smart.

Vamos.
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:31 PM
i've been positive about the final,so not gonna be rude, but henin showed she can beat her-she was only a point away yesterday

And Bammer already showed she could beat her this year anyway. Capriati showed it on several occasions. She is not unbeatable; nobody is, absolutely nobody ever will be, but she is the best.

What scares me is that people generally tend to look at matches like this: if you had a match point "you should have won"/"could have won"/"deserved to win". That is a load of trollop.

One key factor of tennis is you have to win the last point in order to win the match. Yesterday Henin COULD NOT defeat Serena on that last point...Serena was too good and Henin was too nervous/tentative. Therefore, she couldn't win. Do you see? She could not go out there and win that last point therefore there is no could/should/deserved to win about it.

This is not to say Serena didn't struggle with closing it out. She was 0-40 behind but then what happened? 5 perfect, well almost, and more importantly aggressive points from Serena to take the match. She was prepared to do what Justine wasn't in being aggressive on the match point; when Justine had a second serve on match point it was relatively weak, Serena gets a second serve and she dead-on hits the line and doesn't hold back at all. That is why she won; she was prepared to play big tennis on the big points. When it counted the match was on her racket, not Justine's.

mykarma
Apr 1st, 2007, 05:59 PM
I disagree, if Justine can come within a point twice of beating her on a hardcourt then im more than confident she eventually beat her on all surfaces. Peer and Petrova even showed how close they were to beating her... Serena just has the mental edge over everybody. It just needed that bit more courage from Justine yesterday, thats all. Tennis wise, 50:50.
Don't forget Serena is just coming back and is not playing her best yet. She's only going to get better. :eek::yippee::yippee::yippee:

RunDown
Apr 1st, 2007, 06:58 PM
And Bammer already showed she could beat her this year anyway. Capriati showed it on several occasions. She is not unbeatable; nobody is, absolutely nobody ever will be, but she is the best.

What scares me is that people generally tend to look at matches like this: if you had a match point "you should have won"/"could have won"/"deserved to win". That is a load of trollop.

One key factor of tennis is you have to win the last point in order to win the match. Yesterday Henin COULD NOT defeat Serena on that last point...Serena was too good and Henin was too nervous/tentative. Therefore, she couldn't win. Do you see? She could not go out there and win that last point therefore there is no could/should/deserved to win about it.

This is not to say Serena didn't struggle with closing it out. She was 0-40 behind but then what happened? 5 perfect, well almost, and more importantly aggressive points from Serena to take the match. She was prepared to do what Justine wasn't in being aggressive on the match point; when Justine had a second serve on match point it was relatively weak, Serena gets a second serve and she dead-on hits the line and doesn't hold back at all. That is why she won; she was prepared to play big tennis on the big points. When it counted the match was on her racket, not Justine's.

Great post.

Bruno71
Apr 1st, 2007, 07:04 PM
I would love to see Serena vs. Justine on Clay. I'd take Serena in 2 tight sets

That's an opinion, so I'll respect it, but my opinion is that that opinion is rather :help: . If Serena needed 3 sets to beat Justine in Miami (and got bagelled in one), what makes you think she'd beat her in straight sets on her best surface? In Charleston maybe, but Justine's pulled out of Charleston.

bandabou
Apr 1st, 2007, 07:28 PM
And Bammer already showed she could beat her this year anyway. Capriati showed it on several occasions. She is not unbeatable; nobody is, absolutely nobody ever will be, but she is the best.

What scares me is that people generally tend to look at matches like this: if you had a match point "you should have won"/"could have won"/"deserved to win". That is a load of trollop.

One key factor of tennis is you have to win the last point in order to win the match. Yesterday Henin COULD NOT defeat Serena on that last point...Serena was too good and Henin was too nervous/tentative. Therefore, she couldn't win. Do you see? She could not go out there and win that last point therefore there is no could/should/deserved to win about it.

This is not to say Serena didn't struggle with closing it out. She was 0-40 behind but then what happened? 5 perfect, well almost, and more importantly aggressive points from Serena to take the match. She was prepared to do what Justine wasn't in being aggressive on the match point; when Justine had a second serve on match point it was relatively weak, Serena gets a second serve and she dead-on hits the line and doesn't hold back at all. That is why she won; she was prepared to play big tennis on the big points. When it counted the match was on her racket, not Justine's.

This post sums it...when the going got tough, Serena was the tougher one.
And I don't agree with some posters. Justine played probably her best hardcourt match against Serena, but what ends up is: she STILL lost.

littlebin
Apr 1st, 2007, 08:09 PM
I don't think Justine played at her best, probably in the first set. But she choked after missed those match points. Her level definitely dropped in 3rd set. She didn't save any broke points after that.

This match is similar to hingis vs Capriati in 2002 AUS open final.

This post sums it...when the going got tough, Serena was the tougher one.
And I don't agree with some posters. Justine played probably her best hardcourt match against Serena, but what ends up is: she STILL lost.

bandabou
Apr 1st, 2007, 09:08 PM
Probably like oz open '02, but we'll take the result. ;)