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Paul.be
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:02 AM
Justine Henin defeated Kaia Kanepi 6-2 6-0 in a 52 minutes match.

Nice workout Justine!

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:02 AM
1st match of the season and already a bagel.... good job, Justine! :bounce: (Need to improve 1st serve % though... :o )

treufreund
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:03 AM
Well done and welcome back, Queen Justine!

Ntour
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:03 AM
continuing where we left off

Allez ju Good Luck against ANA!

treufreund
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:04 AM
Her movement and fitness look great.

plantman
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:04 AM
Nicely done Justine:bounce::bounce:

Reuchlin
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:05 AM
she should lose in the 3rd round and go practice in Australia instead.

eck
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:07 AM
:woohoo:
Good job Justine :yeah:

Lefty.
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:07 AM
A good solid win to start off the season. :yeah:

spiritedenergy
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:07 AM
:ras:

Huntress555
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:08 AM
Haha, so easy for Justine! Hopefully her next match is a little tougher ;)

plantman
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:10 AM
Her movement and fitness look great.

Thanks treufreund for the report!;)

itzhak
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:16 AM
How she lost 2 games?!...

Helaena
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:16 AM
yay Justine! too good for Kaia i guess! good start by the way! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

good luck in the semis against ana!

jonny84
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:20 AM
Good start, and as expected. :yeah: Justine.

Kaia had a really good tournament to qualify and to reach the QFs!

*Jean*
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:29 AM
Kaia :o

LindsayRulz
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:33 AM
As expected...

karin1492
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:36 AM
Honestly, Henin didn't have to do much. Kanepi was overwhelmed, and mishit the ball a lot of the time. Still, a nice win into the semis!

Helaena
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:36 AM
yay! :lol: how many threads for this?

jujufreak
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:36 AM
Well done Justine :kiss:

Good luck against Ana Ivanovic :bounce:

Paul.be
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:39 AM
Man you were quick to post! :lol:

Good job Justine!

treufreund
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:40 AM
yeah Justine played some very nice points by trying out new things. also kanepi did have sloppy footwork and could not rally with Ju.

Paul.be
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:43 AM
How she lost 2 games?!...

One of them was a new year's present for Kaia. She lost her service to love at 4-1 in the first set.

Paul.be
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:47 AM
^ I know. I thought I was fast to post but the others must have had their post ready before the match was over. :lol:


Moderators: merge please!

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:48 AM
Kaia :(

bie
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:51 AM
Solid win Justine.
Not bad for your first competion match of the season.:D
Like the bagel! :worship:
Kaia :hug:

Paul.be
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:56 AM
1st match of the season and already a bagel.... good job, Justine! :bounce: (Need to improve 1st serve % though... :o )

ZeroSOFInfinity, how many nanoseconds were there between the end of the match and your post. :lol:

Kaia's performance wasn't very impressive. Perhaps too overwhelmed with the occasion.

Shanna
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:06 AM
Well done Justine! :yeah:

Elwin.
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:11 AM
Justine :)

F-R-E-A-K
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:13 AM
Well done Justine :kiss: :D
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miss molly
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:15 AM
Congrats Ju! First match of the new season and a bagel already:hearts:
Good luck in the semi finals.

Ninny
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:59 AM
Nice little practice session for the Queen, but still not enough match practice to play someone like Ana.

Up it tomorrow Ju :bounce:

Paul.be
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:02 AM
Thanks moderators.

dya74
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:13 AM
ok, good start for Juju:worship:, hope she has some bagels left for ana ;)

ce
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:14 AM
:yeah:

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:17 AM
:)

pigmalion
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:42 AM
great start :D

Paul.be
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:58 AM
Justine cheated again!

She was wearing a camouflage outfit so that Kaia had no idea where to place the ball. :)

Ninny
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:59 AM
Justine cheated again!

She was wearing a camouflage outfit so that Kaia had no idea where to place the ball. :)

:lol::lol:

Ballbasher
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:04 AM
Kaia :o

Vlad Tepes
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:29 AM
Just as expected, nice, clean win by the Queen :yeah:

Now on to title #40 :smoke:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:51 AM
Those who watched the match... how well did she played? Was Justine struggling at times on the surface, and was she still a bit rusty?

Paul.be
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:55 AM
Those who watched the match... how well did she played? Was Justine struggling at times on the surface, and was she still a bit rusty?

You can already download the match. Go to justine videos in HHQ. Juju#1 did a wonderful job.

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:04 AM
:hearts:

Juju :worship: :yeah:
Kaia :hug:

ns_Henin
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:38 PM
Good luck in your next match jujubee :kiss:

goldenlox
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:45 PM
Kanepi played a really good game to break for her 2nd game, then Justine took over

goldenlox
Jan 9th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Kanepi reminds me of Safina. Hits hard, doesn't move well.
She could be a real good doubles player with a good partner.

shibster
Jan 9th, 2008, 02:12 PM
i think both players were mishitting the balls quite a bit. i guess the speed of the ball coming thru the new surface still needs some adjustments.

however, if you notice later in the game, justine is top-spinning the ball in a lot more, esp on the FH side (her less reliable side), and you can see the ball just fluff a bit and get in.

kanapi didn't really play her game, she also didn't quite have the foot speed to deal with the quick returns and justine taking the ball early. she prolly got rattled too early as well, which is a shame.

i dun think justine is having her feet closer when she serves, it looks about the same. but the skirt is tighter and it emphasized that stance, :lol:

this match didn't provide justine with more match readiness i felt :S hopefully she will be ready for ana

Henin's the best
Jan 9th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Good job Justine!:)
Now kick Ana's ass:drool:

Martian KC
Jan 9th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Way to start off, Justine!!! Good luck against Ana.

Kaia :hug:

.:sk:.
Jan 9th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Kaia :hug:

cardio
Jan 9th, 2008, 03:43 PM
short videos
http://ee.meie.tv/videos/Henin_vs_Kanepi_part_1.html?page=1&viewtype=&category=mr
http://ee.meie.tv/videos/Henin_vs_Kanepi_part_2.html?page=1&viewtype=&category=mr

justine schnyder
Jan 9th, 2008, 03:52 PM
:woohoo: Juju :woohoo:

Pureracket
Jan 9th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Saw her on the telly. She is incredibly fit looking. Does she EVER miss a backhand?

shap_half
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:18 PM
short videos
http://ee.meie.tv/videos/Henin_vs_Kanepi_part_1.html?page=1&viewtype=&category=mr
http://ee.meie.tv/videos/Henin_vs_Kanepi_part_2.html?page=1&viewtype=&category=mr

thank you!
it seems like justine is approaching the net a lot more. hopefully she will carry on that way with a lot of success against tougher opponents.

Paul.be
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:23 PM
Watched it live but I've some questions.

Where were the looks to Carlos?
Was Carlos even there? If I recall it well, they didn't show him like they usually do.

Ninny
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Watched it live but I've some questions.

Where were the looks to Carlos?
Was Carlos even there? If I recall it well, they didn't show him like they usually do.

Hmmmmm good observation :scratch:

Paul.be
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:42 PM
Hmmmmm good observation :scratch:

Made a thread about it.

Helaena
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:46 PM
short videos
http://ee.meie.tv/videos/Henin_vs_Kanepi_part_1.html?page=1&viewtype=&category=mr
http://ee.meie.tv/videos/Henin_vs_Kanepi_part_2.html?page=1&viewtype=&category=mr

thanks for these! :yeah:

sweetpeas
Jan 9th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Good job!!!!!!

loppy
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Well done, Justine! :bounce:

Good luck vs. Ana.

saniapower
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:20 PM
such an easy draw she gets shame!

Kitten63
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:39 PM
Well done Justine,great start to the season!

tobi
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:11 PM
It was a boring match with Kaia being on a missing mood.