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missvarsha
Apr 11th, 2008, 12:06 AM
Knee injury is the official excuse, she supposedly doesn't want to endanger her clay "season" which will be all of one tournament long.
Oh Yay.

danieln1
Apr 11th, 2008, 12:08 AM
She won´t be missed, it´s better for her to rest

missvarsha
Apr 11th, 2008, 12:09 AM
Here's the link, I saw it on Yahoo sports.

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylt=AmsSjQ6ZcpWl2dRmFOEf8Xc4v7YF?slug=ap-familycirclecup-henin&prov=ap&type=lgns

Another easy big title for Jankovic then ?

Thanx4nothin
Apr 11th, 2008, 12:14 AM
Serena should really win this title now. Hope she can recapture her clay court form from 2002.

pov
Apr 11th, 2008, 12:14 AM
I think she's being honest about the knee. She said earlier this year that she had thought about surgery but that a cortisone shot had helped.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080326/sp_tennis_nm/tennis_women_miami_henin_dc

missvarsha
Apr 11th, 2008, 12:18 AM
Whatevs, Henin. I highly doubt she is injured, but she really does need a break it looks like. Come back when your head is back in the game. And if she really can't play two matches a week without breaking into a million pieces, its time to hang up the racket.

Matt01
Apr 11th, 2008, 12:20 AM
Whatevs, Henin. I highly doubt she is injured, but she really does need a break it looks like. Come back when your head is back in the game. And if she really can't play two matches a week without breaking into a million pieces, its time to hang up the racket.


Whatevs, missvarsha :rolleyes:

In The Zone
Apr 11th, 2008, 12:28 AM
I think after you win seven slams, a green clay tournament is not a priority. And if Henin believes it will help her knee, good for her. The health of the players comes first. If you believe that Henin isn't being bothered by something, then you're definitely in your own world.

Serena for the title! :D

crazillo
Apr 11th, 2008, 12:28 AM
I think her No. 1 ranking will be in serious danger, because from now on, she has to defend SO much!

missvarsha
Apr 11th, 2008, 02:34 AM
I'm not saying she isn't bothered by something - she clearly is, and she is not playing at a level even close to what she's capable of. Burnout is a real thing and it happens. If Henin wants time off she should do what Venus Williams (FINALLY) did and just say "you know, i'm not going to play for a while." Hell. Do what Eeeeeeeeeeee!Kim did and take a year off to have a baby. It's certainly done wonders for Fatvenports game.

I'm just not a big fan of the whole "oh look I'm the top seed and won my first round easily, I'm a 100 %"-"Oh noes I got thrashed withing an inch of my life, I was secretly injured all along!" flip flopping.

Tennisstar86
Apr 11th, 2008, 02:53 AM
I think shes reevaluating things... shes suffered some tough losses this year clearly shes got some things to work on... clay or not if Serena can beat her 6-2 6-0 on a hard court she can win on clay as well

The Kaz
Apr 11th, 2008, 03:00 AM
I'm not saying she isn't bothered by something - she clearly is, and she is not playing at a level even close to what she's capable of. Burnout is a real thing and it happens. If Henin wants time off she should do what Venus Williams (FINALLY) did and just say "you know, i'm not going to play for a while." Hell. Do what Eeeeeeeeeeee!Kim did and take a year off to have a baby. It's certainly done wonders for Fatvenports game.

I'm just not a big fan of the whole "oh look I'm the top seed and won my first round easily, I'm a 100 %"-"Oh noes I got thrashed withing an inch of my life, I was secretly injured all along!" flip flopping.

And this is why there are so many Williams' haters, particularly Serena...

Donny
Apr 11th, 2008, 03:03 AM
And this is why there are so many Williams' haters, particularly Serena...

As far as I can remember, Serena's blamed an injury for all of one loss (Wimbledon 2007) in the past few years.

Pureracket
Apr 11th, 2008, 03:06 AM
And this is why there are so many Williams' haters, particularly Serena...Bring it on, baby....bring it on.;)

BuTtErFrEnA
Apr 11th, 2008, 03:23 AM
pure racket just geared up :armed:

:lol:

Optima
Apr 11th, 2008, 06:09 AM
Lets get some revenge on Serena JJ :armed:

jochem
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:03 AM
why would she play a green clay tourney in USA while she's much more comfortable on the red clay in Europe... besides she's not playing well and doesn't want to risk an injury. She's still scheduled to play Berlin and Rome(!) so both tournaments will be great opportunities for her to prepare for FO!

ZeroSOFInfinity
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:25 AM
Expected :sad:

Well, hope she's ready and will kick everyone's ass in FO :devil:

hayleytrotter
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:55 AM
Hmmmm. Juju :(

Rest up and kick everyones ass at RG.

Go for number 5 baby!

tennnisfannn
Apr 11th, 2008, 12:19 PM
Clay is second nature to Justine, she can show up for the FO with no clay warm up and still be the red hot favourite

Olórin
Apr 11th, 2008, 12:45 PM
I hope she doesn't need knee surgery. Justine has been one of the saving graces of the WTATour these last few years and it needs her healthy again.

Expat
Apr 11th, 2008, 01:58 PM
I hope she doesn't need knee surgery. Justine has been one of the saving graces of the WTATour these last few years and it needs her healthy again.

:bigclap:as much as i dont like justine but i must admit shes the only reason the womens tour is still competitive apart from when the williams
finally decide to play

serena coming off as 81 and totally out of shape and winning AO would have never happened in the 99 - 03 era

BuTtErFrEnA
Apr 11th, 2008, 02:51 PM
:bigclap:as much as i dont like justine but i must admit shes the only reason the womens tour is still competitive apart from when the williams
finally decide to play

serena coming off as 81 and totally out of shape and winning AO would have never happened in the 99 - 03 era

because serena and venus would have stopped 81 ranked serena lol :p

but yes the tour needs jh and maria..i hope she doesn't need surgery as well...but she might...cause cortisone only works for a while

spartanfan
Apr 11th, 2008, 03:12 PM
I think she's being honest about the knee. She said earlier this year that she had thought about surgery but that a cortisone shot had helped.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080326/sp_tennis_nm/tennis_women_miami_henin_dc
I think she is being honest as well. If her knee was bothering her so much she was even considering surgery, it has to be pretty serious. I can't imagine a serious knee injury just "healing" on its own, I had knee surgery myself when I was 14, but I was out running track 3 months later, but before surgery, it was painful. I bet she's just waiting until after the clay court season to have her surgery.

LDF
Apr 11th, 2008, 03:20 PM
Justine :hug: Hopefully she won't have to resort to surgery, but it's beginning to seem more likely :(

RenaSlam.
Apr 11th, 2008, 03:20 PM
:wavey: Henin

Mileen
Apr 11th, 2008, 03:40 PM
the knee injury is for real. Why post a thread a) if you hate-or-whatever Ju and don't know anything about her and b) if this has already been posted just 2 days ago. She's been having this knee injury for several years now, but it became acute again since the end of last year/this season to date, she's had several cortisone injections already but they are really unhealthy, she needs surgery to really solve the problem. Either way, i don't have my hopes high up for this year. Maybe something else is bothering her also (motivation after having won so much f.i. or lost her eagerness), but the knee injury anyway is for real. Charleston is not that important anyway. I think she has a hard descision to make: keep on playing this year without being able to go for it a 100% or being sidelined for MONTHS/half a year due to the surgery; also probably not having a chance at Wimbledon or missing Wimbledon; procrastinating the surgery or getting it done and over with, perhaps in the meanwhile getting her eagerness back?

harloo
Apr 11th, 2008, 03:44 PM
Good strategic move Henin. I don't believe the knee thing for one second. She'll be ready for the French Open, that's for sure.

Expat
Apr 11th, 2008, 04:02 PM
i think she is trying to hold out for wimby before having the surgery
it took serena a long time to come back after her knee injury and shes never been the same since
this and next year may well be justine's last realistic chances at wimby

justine schnyder
Apr 11th, 2008, 04:09 PM
Urrrgg Justine :sad: :sad:

Get well soon :hug:

harloo
Apr 11th, 2008, 04:19 PM
:bigclap:as much as i dont like justine but i must admit shes the only reason the womens tour is still competitive apart from when the williams
finally decide to play

serena coming off as 81 and totally out of shape and winning AO would have never happened in the 99 - 03 era

Serena wasn't out of shape during the AO 2005 or the AO 2007. She was prepared at the minimum and has never needed much match play to win a tournament. Otherwise she wouldn't have been able to last during those intense long battles. What won those matches for Serena more than anything was being mentally solid. It was really the only thing that kept her around.

SAEKeithSerena
Apr 11th, 2008, 04:37 PM
She won´t be missed, it´s better for her to rest


lmfao i love youuuu:worship:

Mightymirza
Apr 11th, 2008, 04:48 PM
:bigclap:as much as i dont like justine but i must admit shes the only reason the womens tour is still competitive apart from when the williams
finally decide to play

serena coming off as 81 and totally out of shape and winning AO would have never happened in the 99 - 03 era

haha it wouldnt have happened if Justine had played in it too :p

missvarsha
Apr 11th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Why post a thread a) if you hate-or-whatever Ju and don't know anything about her

I don't HATE anyone (well, maybe Fatvenport) and if you weren't an all-adoring fanboy (fangirl ?) you would realize that I have always liked Henin, and only said complimentary things about her. What I do have which many people seem to lack is a sense of objectvity. Just because I like a player doesn't mean I don't call them on their bullshit.

Is the knee injury real ? Sure why not. These things happen, and quite frequently. Then why show up at Dubai and Miami and interview about how now everything is fine, and how you are a 100%, then go out and play some matches you are not interested in and then drop hints about injury, injury after suffering embarrassing losses. I liked Henin for (maybe unintentionally) calling out Venus Williams for claiming to be ill and near death (ok slight exaggeration) in her post-loss conference, and she should be subject to the same standards.

Mina Vagante
Apr 11th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Oh dear. :rolleyes:

vejh
Apr 11th, 2008, 05:59 PM
Henin never complained about her knee in a post-interview loss. But isn't possible that she has indeed reinjured the knee or the knee has become even more inflamed since Miami? I don't see how this is in conflict with what she said at Dubai and the beginning of Miami.

On the other hand it could be that the WTA forced her to put her name on the entry list for Charleston (she never intended to play Charleston) and she had to come up with an excuse not to play it. So she claims the knee.

But knowing how Henin's usually cryptic about her injuries/illnesses, I'm not sure this is just an excuse to not pay a fine. I'm worried this may be more of a problem than she's letting on.

Play_Suspended
Apr 11th, 2008, 06:19 PM
^^but the thing is that neither ju or carlos have mentioned charleston when talking about the clay season, they both said only berlin and rome. therefore i dont believe she ever intended to play here and the knee is just an excuse. it might be slightly sensitive but i dont believe it'll be anything serious...