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Drake1980
May 7th, 2008, 07:18 PM
Should I be worried that Safina will beat her? :scared:

Shoulderpova
May 7th, 2008, 07:19 PM
You shouldn't. Give Dinara 5-1 40-0 lead in the decider and she will still manage to choke it away :)

Mynarco
May 7th, 2008, 07:21 PM
I think henin owns the match 6-3 6-2

morningglory
May 7th, 2008, 07:22 PM
NOpe. Henin wont be going anywhere until she meets Serena... then she'll get whooped! :devil:

Poova
May 7th, 2008, 07:24 PM
I hope so, but this is Safina we're talking about here. :o

RenaSlam.
May 7th, 2008, 07:24 PM
:worship:

bwahahahahaha
May 7th, 2008, 07:27 PM
:o

pigmalion
May 7th, 2008, 07:31 PM
Hell no! She is the Queen of clay, isn't she ?

jonny84
May 7th, 2008, 07:32 PM
I cannot see Dinara pulling off an upset - Henin is safe in the third round. Anyway don't we all want a Serena vs Justine rematch?

IceHock
May 7th, 2008, 07:34 PM
Easy win for her I think

VenusSerenaBlvd.
May 7th, 2008, 07:36 PM
I think Safina will win...4 games. Justine is too much for her.

Demska
May 7th, 2008, 07:36 PM
Nope. Justine will win in 2 :sad:

Olórin
May 7th, 2008, 07:37 PM
:spit: Given Justine's recent form it's not unreasonable to think Dinara would challenge her for a change, but to beat Ju at Berlin. I think not.

Kworb
May 7th, 2008, 07:38 PM
Safina is no problem. But I'm afraid she will choke again vs. Serena. I think she will always be scared of her no matter how often she beats her.

hablo
May 7th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Davai Safina.

Davai! :fiery:

Mightymirza
May 7th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Im Just hoping that Justine would be good enough on clay atleast(remember 2005? when she did badly everywhere else but cleanswept clay?) but who knows :o

Slumpsova
May 7th, 2008, 07:53 PM
Allez Henin :bounce:

missvarsha
May 7th, 2008, 07:53 PM
Well the pig lost today so anything can happen.
I don't Henin will lose to Safina, but unless there has been a significant lift in her form I don't think she will get past Serena either.

serenus_2k8
May 7th, 2008, 07:54 PM
I want Henin to win this one :devil:

youizahoe
May 7th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Hell no! She is the Queen of clay, isn't she ?

Doesn't matter if she is or not, If she's gonna play like she has been playing lately, she can lose from anybody. She's clearly not the same anymore.

ElusiveChanteuse
May 7th, 2008, 09:04 PM
She will be in trouble if she doesn't serve Dinara a bagel.:devil: :p

youizahoe
May 7th, 2008, 09:04 PM
Im Just hoping that Justine would be good enough on clay atleast(remember 2005? when she did badly everywhere else but cleanswept clay?) but who knows :o

OMG dude. You are comparing with 3 years ago? Henin wasn't exhausted back then, she was younger, she revived easier. This year she won't be sweeping anything besides losses.

Matt01
May 7th, 2008, 09:11 PM
OMG dude. You are comparing with 3 years ago? Henin wasn't exhausted back then, she was younger, she revived easier. This year she won't be sweeping anything besides losses.


I first thought that you were one of the better, reasonable Serena fans. Too bad, I was wrong.

starin
May 7th, 2008, 09:13 PM
:o It's Safina. Justine should have little if any trouble.

Carsten
May 7th, 2008, 09:14 PM
never ever.

Bijoux0021
May 7th, 2008, 09:16 PM
Justine better win tomorrow. I want to see Serena give her an ass-kicking on Clay.

youizahoe
May 7th, 2008, 09:23 PM
I first thought that you were one of the better, reasonable Serena fans. Too bad, I was wrong.

I am, I like her game, but not her. I never did. Plus I have the feeling that Henin gave herself too much last year, and she doesn't have much left for this year. She's gonna play about 5 tournaments less this year. And we all know she needs to get her rhythym going on other surfaces than clay. Plus I think Serena / Jelena Jankovic / Maria Sharapova will be causing the losses.

Wilson_07
May 7th, 2008, 09:24 PM
come on...justine had a few bad losses...that doesn't necessarily mean that she isn't the same player anymore...every player's got a time in his/her career which is kinda slump,but i think if she gains back some of her confidence she's still a force to reckon with...still safina will be a tough test for her, we'll see

Slutati
May 7th, 2008, 09:27 PM
No, of course not. Safina will receive a beatdown from Henin. At least one bagel.

youizahoe
May 7th, 2008, 09:28 PM
come on...justine had a few bad losses...that doesn't necessarily mean that she isn't the same player anymore...every player's got a time in his/her career which is kinda slump,but i think if she gains back some of her confidence she's still a force to reckon with...still safina will be a tough test for her, we'll see

Well I just have this feeling that she won't be having a good year. My instinct is hardly ever wrong. I don't wish her a bad year, you know, I love her to be in a good shape, to have awesome matches with Venus or Serena. It's not a problem of confidence, It's the law of nature.

She said herself that her body is slowing down, she has more aches after each match than last year. We all know that Henin doubts herself sometimes.

Wilson_07
May 7th, 2008, 09:35 PM
Well I just have this feeling that she won't be having a good year. My instinct is hardly ever wrong. I don't wish her a bad year, you know, I love her to be in a good shape, to have awesome matches with Venus or Serena. It's not a problem of confidence, It's the law of nature.

She said herself that her body is slowing down, she has more aches after each match than last year. We all know that Henin doubts herself sometimes.

yeah i think it's a mix of mental and physical issues...once i said she isn't the most confident player and got bad responses for saying that, but i think her confidence comes from winning matches and if you look at her on court when she watches over to rodriguez several times with that despaired look on her face you get the impression that she's not as menatally tough as you thought she is...i don't really know about her physical problems,but i think maybe if she starts winning some important ones she gains back confidence and her problems turn out to be just psychogenic

Matt01
May 7th, 2008, 09:44 PM
Plus I have the feeling that Henin gave herself too much last year, and she doesn't have much left for this year. She's gonna play about 5 tournaments less this year. And we all know she needs to get her rhythym going on other surfaces than clay. Plus I think Serena / Jelena Jankovic / Maria Sharapova will be causing the losses.


Lots of nice theories.
Very little substance in them IMO.

VishaalMaria
May 7th, 2008, 09:58 PM
It's a shame that Justine hasn't been able to play her best this year, but she's still won two titles and I hope her game comes out in full force on the surface she's most comfortable on. I honestly feel that she won't have too much trouble with Dinara, but the one thing that I always notice when her game breaks down is that she always double faults on the most crucial points of the match. I hope we don't see that tomorrow and I wish her luck for the rest of the tournament.

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 7th, 2008, 11:26 PM
Well the pig lost today so anything can happen.

Pig???????? :tape:

danieln1
May 7th, 2008, 11:33 PM
Since Dinara is a mental case (her head sometimes goes into a blender!), she´ll lose to Justine, unfortunately!

BuTtErFrEnA
May 8th, 2008, 12:29 AM
Hell no! She is the Queen of clay, isn't she ?

the king of clay lost today...omen?? :unsure:

Thanx4nothin
May 8th, 2008, 12:46 AM
Safina is hopeless against most talented players. Her weaknesses are too easily exploited.

DownTheLine21
May 8th, 2008, 12:49 AM
No. Justine had an unchallenging second round match, and her third round will be no different. It will definitely be closer, though.

Il Primo!
May 8th, 2008, 12:59 AM
Safina who?

Justine will make her visit every corner of the court.

Volcana
May 8th, 2008, 01:10 AM
Should I be worried that Safina will beat her? :scared:No.

V-MAC
May 8th, 2008, 01:12 AM
I doubt it. As I said in another thread, Juju was looking really pumped and refreshed today so I doubt Dinara will pose many problems for her. Likewise for Serena if they meet (well ok, she may offer more of a challenge :lol: ) but I would bet on Juju beating her too :angel:

InsideOut.
May 8th, 2008, 01:30 AM
the king of clay lost today...omen?? :unsure:

I thought that too. Nadal lost in the OPENING ROUND to Ferrero IN STRAIGHTS, so why shouldn't Justine (in the next round)?

Expat
May 8th, 2008, 01:33 AM
mental headcase against ju :lol:
no need to worry
serena is also a small threat on clay
kuzzy or jankovic are bigger threats on paper
but serena mental abilities bring her to a bigger level than either kuzzy or jankovic

rafa lost to a former no 1 can serena do it ???

Aaron.
May 8th, 2008, 01:40 AM
Justine only lost to Sharapova,Serena and Schiavone I dont see how shes having such a terrible year

sweetpeas
May 8th, 2008, 01:45 AM
No way,,

InsideOut.
May 8th, 2008, 01:47 AM
Justine only lost to Sharapova,Serena and Schiavone I dont see how shes having such a terrible year

S? How about Safina? :devil: She's lucky she didn't lose to Srebotnik in Dubai.

DownTheLine21
May 8th, 2008, 02:15 AM
Justine only lost to Sharapova,Serena and Schiavone I dont see how shes having such a terrible year

I guess it's more of the manner in which she lost + the less than spectacular winning performances (i.e. Antwerp, which was atrocious).

SAEKeithSerena
May 8th, 2008, 02:50 AM
Safina wins 1-6, 6-2, 6-4

VishaalMaria
May 8th, 2008, 02:52 AM
Safina wins 1-6, 6-2, 6-4

What makes you say that?

VishaalMaria
May 8th, 2008, 02:54 AM
And I want Justine to win. 6-4 6-1.

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 8th, 2008, 03:22 AM
What makes you say that?

You don't expect all Serena fans to say "Justine will win against Safina", do you? :p

Junex
May 8th, 2008, 03:25 AM
I thought that too. Nadal lost in the OPENING ROUND to Ferrero IN STRAIGHTS, so why shouldn't Justine (in the next round)?

justine passed that hurdle...:angel:

Kworb
May 8th, 2008, 10:42 AM
:scared:

iPatty
May 8th, 2008, 10:53 AM
Don't worry, this early lead means nothing. CHOKE DINARA, CHOKE!

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 8th, 2008, 11:18 AM
Don't worry, this early lead means nothing. CHOKE DINARA, CHOKE!

You got your wish :p

eck
May 8th, 2008, 12:20 PM
Yes, because this year, especially after Sydney, she's played like a top 100 player.

kfh_9118
May 8th, 2008, 12:21 PM
Justine is in trouble now :help:

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 8th, 2008, 12:22 PM
:eek:

eck
May 8th, 2008, 12:24 PM
I know I'm being a bad fan and all the shit, but after last year, I expected way more from her this year. And so far she's just swimming in a pile of shit and is drowning fast.

ElusiveChanteuse
May 8th, 2008, 12:25 PM
Ju :hysteric:

ElusiveChanteuse
May 8th, 2008, 12:26 PM
:rolleyes: Ju should consider retirement if she continues to play like now.:o
She is going to lose her record against a player who has not even won A SET before the match.:help:

eck
May 8th, 2008, 12:27 PM
It is Justine overall, queen of unpredictability. :rolleyes:

LudwigDvorak
May 8th, 2008, 12:30 PM
:rolleyes: Ju should consider retirement if she continues to play like now.:o
She is going to lose her record against a player who has not even won A SET before the match.:help:

:rolleyes: Dinara is a great claycourt player. If Dinara was ever going to be competitive with Justine, it was going to be on red clay. Has everyone already forgotten when she beat Clijsters, Dementieva, and Kuznetsova in Rome '06?

Their only tight match prior to this was on the green clay, so the fact Justine is being pushed isn't really surprising to me. She'll probably still win anyway.

ElusiveChanteuse
May 8th, 2008, 12:30 PM
On the positive side,Safina should somehow deserve this after all her leads against Ju.:tape:

Please concentrate on FO,Ju.:unsure:

Chunchun
May 8th, 2008, 12:32 PM
Does anyone smell a bagel :eek: This is no jinx!!

Costanza
May 8th, 2008, 12:32 PM
It seems that Justine tennis mojo has gone!:tape:

azinna
May 8th, 2008, 12:38 PM
Well, then.

eck
May 8th, 2008, 12:38 PM
She's giving herself the trouble anyways.

She plays too much to Dinara's backhand, where she gets owned most of the time.
She plays way too passive, which means more time on court, means more time for knee to hurt.

oleada
May 8th, 2008, 12:39 PM
Justine, do you even care anymore?

TennisFanForever
May 8th, 2008, 12:46 PM
Justine is just not on the court :shrug: since I have started to watch the match at 7/5 2/0. It seems she cannot hit the ball behind the serve square. No confidence at all. :o

Safina plays really well on the other hand, with high balls on Justine's backhand.

No bagel, Justine just won a game.

Sir Stefwhit
May 8th, 2008, 12:46 PM
Good call Drake, I know she's been a little off lately, but I didn't see her having so much trouble with Safina- although as I'm writing this she hasn't lost yet, but still...

who'd of thunk it?!?

Costanza
May 8th, 2008, 12:48 PM
:bounce::hearts:Safina.well done!!!:hearts::bounce:

TennisFanForever
May 8th, 2008, 12:49 PM
That's done 5/7 6/3 6/1

Justine :bigcry:

youizahoe
May 8th, 2008, 12:50 PM
I said she would lose. She did. lol. Well done Dinara ! Justine you'll be fine, you need some time to get back.

youizahoe
May 8th, 2008, 12:53 PM
the king of clay lost today...omen?? :unsure:

Mate you did it !

Ntour
May 8th, 2008, 01:08 PM
:haha: Henin is becoming laughable

Matt01
May 8th, 2008, 01:25 PM
:haha: Henin is becoming laughable


Henin doesn't deserve pathetic fans like you. :rolleyes:

Volcana
May 8th, 2008, 02:32 PM
I sure didn't see that coming. Hope it isn't anything long-term.

Olórin
May 8th, 2008, 02:34 PM
:spit: Given Justine's recent form it's not unreasonable to think Dinara would challenge her for a change, but to beat Ju at Berlin. I think not.

:weirdo:

DragonFlame
May 8th, 2008, 02:40 PM
ugh. cannot believe this:confused:

Destiny
May 8th, 2008, 02:42 PM
So shocked real am
Don't want her to slump like this Really wanted a good quarterfinal:hug:

Jasmin
May 8th, 2008, 02:44 PM
Wow. I'm not anywhere a Henin fan but I can't see her own fan calling this laughable.

starin
May 8th, 2008, 02:46 PM
:o It's Safina. Justine should have little if any trouble.

:tape::lol: Maybe i've just never seen Safina play well cuz everytime I've seen her play, even on red clay, she's looked pretty useless out there.

Poova
May 8th, 2008, 02:46 PM
It's funny how wrong this board gets it sometimes. :lol:

doni1212
May 8th, 2008, 02:47 PM
This thread is so funny. Look at some of the earlier replies from fans, :help:

Drake1980
May 8th, 2008, 02:48 PM
You guys told me she would win!!!:hysteric:

Kim's_fan_4ever
May 8th, 2008, 02:50 PM
When I saw this thread yesterday, I thought 'yeah right :lol" but hey everybody can be wrong :lol:

plantman
May 8th, 2008, 03:01 PM
Justine....:sad: You'll be fine!

tennnisfannn
May 8th, 2008, 03:08 PM
You guys told me she would win!!!:hysteric:
and you believed them:lol::lol::lol: here is a tip, wait for the umpire to call the result.

VenusSerenaBlvd.
May 8th, 2008, 03:16 PM
I did not expect Safina to win. I really thought she would only win a couple games. I agree with an earlier poster: every time I saw Safina play, she did not play well at all. I still think Henin is the one to beat on clay, just not this tournament.

gmokb
May 8th, 2008, 03:47 PM
QUOTE=Drake1980;13099465]You guys told me she would win!!!:hysteric:[/QUOTE]

:bigcry:[

Dodoboy.
May 8th, 2008, 04:03 PM
WTAWORLD is getting more and more spooky, crazy threads are becoming more and more real! :scared:

V-MAC
May 8th, 2008, 06:23 PM
I doubt it. As I said in another thread, Juju was looking really pumped and refreshed today so I doubt Dinara will pose many problems for her. Likewise for Serena if they meet (well ok, she may offer more of a challenge :lol: ) but I would bet on Juju beating her too :angel:

well :o.......Serena is lucky she doesn't have to face Juju in the quarters now!!:bolt:


Damn, my predictions are lame :lol:

Pureracket
May 8th, 2008, 06:29 PM
"Going into the match, I had a feeling today I could win -- she hasn't played well since the Australian Open," Safina said.

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/news/story?id=3386458&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines

hablo
May 8th, 2008, 06:37 PM
"The whole match, I didn't have the intensity, I didn't have the consistency," Henin said. "She hit my backhand heavy, I didn't like this so much."

I wish more players would do just that.

DA FOREHAND
May 8th, 2008, 07:07 PM
"The whole match, I didn't have the intensity, I didn't have the consistency," Henin said. "She hit my backhand heavy, I didn't like this so much."

I wish more players would do just that.

that's exactly what Venus likes to do when she plays Justine. Overpower that backhand, and have Justine falling off of it, with a "UGGH!" Just beautiful to see.:drool:

spartanfan
May 8th, 2008, 07:16 PM
that's exactly what Venus likes to do when she plays Justine. Overpower that backhand, and have Justine falling off of it, with a "UGGH!" Just beautiful to see.:drool:
:lol:

tae04
May 8th, 2008, 07:17 PM
You shouldn't. Give Dinara 5-1 40-0 lead in the decider and she will still manage to choke it away :)

:tape:

Vikapower
May 8th, 2008, 07:18 PM
that's exactly what Venus likes to do when she plays Justine. Overpower that backhand, and have Justine falling off of it, with a "UGGH!" Just beautiful to see.:drool:
Girls could be beaten henin with much more easyness if they where just imitating what Rafa does to fed one handed backhand power and top spin or power alone !!!!!

RenaSlam.
Jun 7th, 2008, 03:55 AM
:worship:

I was right. :worship: