View Full Version : Will Justine Be Unbeatable This Year?

Jan 10th, 2008, 10:27 AM
What do you think of her chances to make it a perfect season a tennis player has ever have?

Or do you think she'll get defeated?How many matches then?

Jan 10th, 2008, 10:32 AM
I guess maybe around 7 matches but she would still win many BIG titles.:D

Jan 10th, 2008, 10:35 AM
I think there's an very viable possibility that she could lose everything this year. No grand slams, no olympics, no yec, no nothing. But I think she can make at least two finals

Jan 10th, 2008, 10:35 AM

Jan 10th, 2008, 10:36 AM
I think it would be about 8-10 losses, maybe like Venus' season last year

Jan 10th, 2008, 10:37 AM
There is just something about Justine that keeps her from having a perfect year. She will have at least one weak moment during the year. I do think though that certain players are closing in on her. She lifted the game, but a couple of girls are catching up.

If she decided to play the Olympics, I don't see her winning the USO. Plus, I think Wimbledon will go to one of the sisters.

Jan 10th, 2008, 10:40 AM
She won't go undefeated. There will end up being one tournament where she's injured, another where she played bad, and another where a player was just too good. I don't know, I think four to six losses. Two or three in the big six.

Jan 10th, 2008, 10:54 AM
Somewhere between 4 and 6. Maybe not even that. The only players I can see her losing to if she can stay at this level are Venus and Serena at their very best and maybe Masha at her very best ala US Open 2006.

Jan 10th, 2008, 10:55 AM
Being unbeatable is a big ask. Hell being undefeated is a big ask requiring luck as well as outstanding play.

Don't get me wrong Justine is one of the absolute greats of the game and she's well clear of most players at the moment, but I still worry that the Williams Sisters are both within striking distance of her high standard on their days.

Svetlana Kuznetsova and Ana Ivanović are both improving but I don't see them providing the kind of challenge staged by Maria Sharapova and Amélie Mauresmo in 2006.

Overall I feel the competition was weaker in 2007 while Justine's standard remained high. The fact her main challenges is likely to come from a past peak Serena or Venus says more about the void in relation to serious challengers than it does about Justin'es current standard. If no one fills this void she may have a very outside chance of being undefeated providing she is selective in tournament selection, but it is highly unlikely. If someone makes a Quantum Lep in improvement to fill the void though, the small chance she has will go straight out the window.

Just my opinion.

Take care


Jan 10th, 2008, 10:56 AM
It'll probably only be about 6.

But I'm hoping for around the 15 mark, I want to see her challenged :D

Jan 10th, 2008, 10:59 AM
Justine has to get her first serve in. She was close to blowing out Ivanovic, but was broken at 1-0 and 2-3 in the 2nd set, just from df's.
If she serves well, the rest of her game is very very good.

Jan 10th, 2008, 11:13 AM
around 5-6 games. This is depends on not just on other players like Sveta and Maria but also on her. If she's not injuried or her fittest level are constantly high thoughout the season than it will be lower than that.

Jan 10th, 2008, 11:39 AM
Maybe Serena can surprise her at Miami,

maybe she'll meet Venus in the final of Wimby,

and maybe towards the end of the year Ana has matured enough to beat top players.

Maybe she will retire or be unfit 1 or 2 other times.

So, like 5 losses max. I predict

Jan 10th, 2008, 12:07 PM
I said 4 - 6. I think she will be in many semis and finals, but will lose a few of them - either from the traditional contenders that are always a threat, or from some top 20 up and comer that is playing out of their heads. There are just too many players playing around the same level that a perfect season in not very realistic

Jan 10th, 2008, 01:05 PM
She is still human :o But it would be 'special' being undefeated a whole year ...

Jan 10th, 2008, 01:14 PM
Probably around 6 matches, although she could lose a few more if some of the better players finally step up.

Jan 10th, 2008, 01:16 PM
Hopefully she'll win AO, Wimbly and Olympics at least!

Jan 10th, 2008, 02:07 PM

Jan 10th, 2008, 02:09 PM
It's almost impossible don't lose any game. I hope she lose the rolland Garros Final against Ana Ivanovic :p

Jan 10th, 2008, 02:31 PM
unbeatable? that's out of this world thing....it may be great but it ain't realistic....

as long as she wins AO, RG, WIMBY and the Olympics, i don't mind if she losses the rest...

Jan 10th, 2008, 03:10 PM
unbeatable? that's out of this world thing....it may be great but it ain't realistic....

as long as she wins AO, RG, WIMBY and the Olympics, i don't mind if she losses the rest...

Same here :bounce:

Jan 10th, 2008, 03:14 PM
I fully expect Justine to win the first two Grand Slams of the season as well as the Olympic Games. Anything else would be a bonus.

Jan 10th, 2008, 03:19 PM
there'll always be a couple of non-surprise defeats along the way, to players like Serena, Venus or Maria. And then the odd shocker or two a la Marion Bartoli. i say five minimum, 10 maximum. Can't see her winning fewer than five titles or more than 10. and she'll play 15-18 events. unlikely to go slamless, but unlikely to win 3 or more slams.

Jan 10th, 2008, 03:20 PM
no, she will be defeated when she meets na li :devil:

Jan 10th, 2008, 03:32 PM
:lol: I guess that the last option shouldn't even exist since she would not play 18 events a year now,unlike Jelena.:p

Jan 10th, 2008, 03:46 PM
Henin is an excellent player; however, looking too far into the year is pushing it. Me think the 1st encounter with Serena or Venus this season will go against Henin. The moment that happens, it would require something special from Henin to beat either of the sisters again.