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cecilija
May 9th, 2008, 05:59 PM
:sad:

hacberto
May 9th, 2008, 05:59 PM
info link ??

Shoulderpova
May 9th, 2008, 06:00 PM
source?

Dexter
May 9th, 2008, 06:00 PM
Only yesterday she said she was going to play. :shrug:

cecilija
May 9th, 2008, 06:02 PM
It is on the official site.

goldenlox
May 9th, 2008, 06:03 PM
She hasn't played much clay this year. Interesting decision

joćo.
May 9th, 2008, 06:04 PM
Too bad.

InsideOut.
May 9th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Not unexpected.

ZeroSOFInfinity
May 9th, 2008, 06:09 PM
Oh no... :sad:

Paris75
May 9th, 2008, 06:10 PM
please a link!
:sad:
she should play Strasbourg if its not that serious!

Renalicious
May 9th, 2008, 06:10 PM
Wow...I think to combat her lack of confidence Rome was the best idea but I guess she's choosing to stay at home again. :shrug:

hablo
May 9th, 2008, 06:10 PM
Strange. Yesterday she said she was going to play Rome ...

Things are not looking to good for the world #1.

adeegee
May 9th, 2008, 06:11 PM
Must be fatigue from all those finals she's reached :hug:

TennisFanForever
May 9th, 2008, 06:11 PM
oh Justine :(

is that a good choice? you're sure to go to Paris with no confidence at all now :sad:

look at Safina's performance today, it wasn't a so bad loss yesterday :shrug:

cecilija
May 9th, 2008, 06:13 PM
Must be fatigue from all those finals she's reached :hug:

You are so funny.

StephenUK
May 9th, 2008, 06:13 PM
Justine never plays Rome so I was always surprised she even entered. I suppose it was because of the lack of alternative red clay events with the loss of the Warsaw Tier II. I would not be that surprised if she pulls out of RG and Wimbledon even. It's all looking rather desperate.

Expat
May 9th, 2008, 06:14 PM
Justine never plays Rome so I was always surprised she even entered. I suppose it was because of the lack of alternative red clay events with the loss of the Warsaw Tier II. I would not be that surprised if she pulls out of RG and Wimbledon even. It's all looking rather desperate.
lol she could withdraw out of USO or the olympics but not FO or Wimbledon
she loves the FO and wants to win wimby at any cost to complete her legacy

justine schnyder
May 9th, 2008, 06:17 PM
Nooooo :sad: :sad: :sad:
Bad choice imo, but I guess she knows better than me..

:sad:

Mikey B
May 9th, 2008, 06:28 PM
i think she's over the french.. she wants to focus on wimbledon this year!

Kampi
May 9th, 2008, 06:29 PM
That's indeed a little surprise for me.:confused:

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 9th, 2008, 06:29 PM
OMG :eek: Poor Ju :hug:

Slutati
May 9th, 2008, 06:31 PM
Why does she withdraw from the next tournament everytime she loses a match:confused:
Oh well, get well soon whatever it is.:hug:

*Jean*
May 9th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Expected decision

Destiny
May 9th, 2008, 06:33 PM
noooooooooooooooooooooo
what no JUJU

Williamsser
May 9th, 2008, 06:34 PM
Juju :sad:

CORIA01
May 9th, 2008, 06:35 PM
It Was Expected
She Lacks Confidence
Rg Is Wide Open This Year!!!!;)

sammy01
May 9th, 2008, 06:40 PM
and here it starts, rome always suffers from being after berlin, i wonder who will withdraw next?

as for henin not realy sure why shes pulling out?

Lucas_Arg
May 9th, 2008, 06:46 PM
and here it starts, rome always suffers from being after berlin, i wonder who will withdraw next?

as for henin not realy sure why shes pulling out?

Serena could withdraw.
Better for Masha.

frenchie
May 9th, 2008, 06:50 PM
reason : field is too strong

-VSR-
May 9th, 2008, 06:53 PM
Serena tanked Berlin to play Rome. She'll be there. :)

vml
May 9th, 2008, 06:53 PM
she definetely took the bad decision maybe she counts on her great experience on clay...
like FO 'O4.

anon57
May 9th, 2008, 06:54 PM
:confused: Henin isn't playing any other tournaments before RG is she? Odd that she'd be pulling out, this means she'll be heading into RG having played just two match on clay this year

Poova
May 9th, 2008, 06:56 PM
and here it starts, rome always suffers from being after berlin, i wonder who will withdraw next?

as for henin not realy sure why shes pulling out?
I don't think any one else will withdraw.

The big names have not done well in Berlin at all so. :shrug:

debby
May 9th, 2008, 06:57 PM
HENIN PULLS OUT OF ROME
Tired Justine withdraws from Rome


Justine Henin has pulled out of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. The Belgian number 1 in the world has decided to not play the Rome tournament due to too much fatigue. She is replaced in the main draw by Argentine Gisela Dulko.

:tape: :tape: :tape:

I think Justine is tired of tennis.. :sad: not tired physically.

cecilija
May 9th, 2008, 06:58 PM
HENIN PULLS OUT OF ROME
Tired Justine withdraws from Rome


Justine Henin has pulled out of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. The Belgian number 1 in the world has decided to not play the Rome tournament due to too much fatigue. She is replaced in the main draw by Argentine Gisela Dulko.

:tape: :tape: :tape:

I think Justine is tired of tennis.. :sad: not tired physically.
Seems like Justine is well on her way to retiring. I wonder whether she shows up in Paris at all.

vml
May 9th, 2008, 06:59 PM
HENIN PULLS OUT OF ROME
Tired Justine withdraws from Rome


Justine Henin has pulled out of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. The Belgian number 1 in the world has decided to not play the Rome tournament due to too much fatigue. She is replaced in the main draw by Argentine Gisela Dulko.

:tape: :tape: :tape:

I think Justine is tired of tennis.. :sad: not tired physically.

i think it's both of the two reasons

debby
May 9th, 2008, 07:05 PM
i think it's both of the two reasons

Would she be tired physically? She hasn't played since... Miami QF ... so since March.. And after, she came to Berlin, she destroyed the Chinese player Chan 6-0 6-2 very easily but next day, she lost match. She hasn't played so much matches...

Even Justine said that she was worried about her warming-up before RG, she thought she would win more matches... Really, I don't understand her decision to skip Rome :sobbing:
That's not definitly the way to gain some confidence, Justine. :help:

hotandspicey
May 9th, 2008, 07:06 PM
HENIN PULLS OUT OF ROME
Tired Justine withdraws from Rome


Justine Henin has pulled out of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. The Belgian number 1 in the world has decided to not play the Rome tournament due to too much fatigue. She is replaced in the main draw by Argentine Gisela Dulko.

:tape: :tape: :tape:

I think Justine is tired of tennis.. :sad: not tired physically.


Or it could be that mono thingy is taking over again. I'm no fan, but it's sad that she's tired after one tourny, after having 3 weeks off.

morningglory
May 9th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Fatigue? She just played what... 3 matches? 4?

Mightymirza
May 9th, 2008, 07:08 PM
Well who knows whats actually wrong with her! Remember 2004?? Anyways justine get the act together :smash:

Poova
May 9th, 2008, 07:11 PM
Fatigue? She just played what... 3 matches? 4?
2. :haha:

But this "fatigue" can't be the real reason. :tape:

Slumpsova
May 9th, 2008, 07:12 PM
now we obviously going to have the new RG champion :sobbing:

Slutati
May 9th, 2008, 07:14 PM
now we obviously going to have the new RG champion :sobbing:
ELENA DEMENTIEVA:worship:

Slumpsova
May 9th, 2008, 07:14 PM
Serena could withdraw.
Better for Masha.
wow. you just wish her to have a cakewalk everywhere, don't you?
it's so good to see the fans and player share the same attitude ;)

missvarsha
May 9th, 2008, 07:15 PM
Well, OF COURSE she does.
When a player starts out the year complaining about how she is low on confidence because she was winning too much (HUH ??!?) you know it's not going to go well.

debby
May 9th, 2008, 07:15 PM
[/B]Or it could be that mono thingy is taking over again. I'm no fan, but it's sad that she's tired after one tourny, after having 3 weeks off.

Roger ????? :eek: :eek: I understand now ! Remember, he had a strange thing on his cheek? :tape: They have celebrated together their Masters Cup's win :devil: since their huge triomph, they suck, really :tape:

Il Primo!
May 9th, 2008, 07:16 PM
Not smart IMO.

cecilija
May 9th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Well, OF COURSE she does.
When a player starts out the year complaining about how she is are low on confidence because she was winning too much (HUH ??!?) you know it's not going to go well.

Spot on.

debby
May 9th, 2008, 07:21 PM
Not smart IMO.

Honestly, I am afraid of Justine becoming a Clijsters 2.0 :tape: :tape:

Il Primo!
May 9th, 2008, 07:23 PM
Honestly, I am afraid of Justine becoming a Clijsters 2.0 :tape: :tape:

Clijsters who?

debby
May 9th, 2008, 07:30 PM
Clijsters who?

Your secret idol ;)

I said this because I don't like at all her recent interviews. She talks about retirement too much this year at age of 25-26 IMO, she even thinks to return to school in order to have her degree... she wants also to have a family, to skiing, etc... She even said that she don't have anymore this hungry of winning, that fighting spirit which helped her to winning seven Slams.

Slumpsova
May 9th, 2008, 07:34 PM
Honestly, I am afraid of Justine becoming a Clijsters 2.0 :tape: :tape:
how? :confused:

Expat
May 9th, 2008, 07:36 PM
Honestly, I am afraid of Justine becoming a Clijsters 2.0 :tape: :tape:
how clijsters underachieved
and justine overachieved

Mileen
May 9th, 2008, 07:39 PM
lol she could withdraw out of USO or the olympics but not FO or Wimbledon
she loves the FO and wants to win wimby at any cost to complete her legacy

No, she wants to win RG more, she's said that several times, RG is till more important to her, just like Nadal.
I doubt if she ever subscribed to Rome.
I wonder what will happen with Justine.

For the one who asked for a link: http://www.justine-henin.be/public/index.asp?lang=en
On the left, under Upcoming Tournaments. :wavey:

debby
May 9th, 2008, 07:52 PM
how? :confused:

Clijsters had the weapons to win more Slams, but she was tired so young (at 24 I believe..), she talked about retirement everytime, she wanted a family, she was tired of tennis and physically...

I am extreme BTW, I love exaggerating ;) Justine is a great champion, I hope she will recover, but she is getting older, and her movement gets worse and worse (she gets less balls, she is late...) though she had said she was following a physical training pretty intense with her coach :confused: in Feburary-March, before Miami for sure.

She knows very well she lacks of confidence and mainly matches, yesterday she told to reporters that she was supposed to play more matchs and she was disappointed... but she withdraws Rome, she nevers enters in a Slam without a serious warming-up.

At less she plays Strasbourg, which is high doubtly.

Mileen
May 9th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Your secret idol ;)

I said this because I don't like at all her recent interviews. She talks about retirement too much this year at age of 25-26 IMO, she even thinks to return to school in order to have her degree... she wants also to have a family, to skiing, etc... She even said that she don't have anymore this hungry of winning, that fighting spirit which helped her to winning seven Slams.

But at the same time she said that could be about 5 years. There have been a few threads here with the wrong information, even some commentator from ES said she had said she would retire about 2 years. That's not true.
At one hand I agree with you, at the other hand, I don't think she was really talking about retirement, she just told - like Carlos also did in his interview - that because of the new factor in her life: family, she has to find a new balance.
I wish she would have chosen for the surgery at the beginning of the year. That would probably have brought back her hunger for winning.

pigmalion
May 9th, 2008, 08:24 PM
WTF :confused:

What's going on with her. :sad:. It doesn't sound good at all.

thrust
May 9th, 2008, 08:25 PM
[/B]Or it could be that mono thingy is taking over again. I'm no fan, but it's sad that she's tired after one tourny, after having 3 weeks off.

That is what I am afraid of. Something is physically wrong with her that she doesn^t want to admit.

Mileen
May 9th, 2008, 08:36 PM
That is what I am afraid of. Something is physically wrong with her that she doesn^t want to admit.

She's said in a recent interview that she had an iron deficiency, I don't know if that is over yet. Did she say she was tired? Mentally, she definately is, but physically?

pigmalion
May 9th, 2008, 08:39 PM
She's said in a recent interview that she had an iron deficiency, I don't know if that is over yet. Did she say she was tired? Mentally, she definately is, but physically?

She can't be tired physically, she hardly played this year :shrug:.
It's a lack of motivation. I'm really pessimistic. I'm afraid she will retire soon.

DownTheLine21
May 9th, 2008, 08:43 PM
I still think that she may shock us all when she shows up at Roland Garros. I'm not ready to write off her chances at a repeat victory just yet.

vml
May 9th, 2008, 08:44 PM
maybe she really has an iron defiency even she played few matches this year. But, yeah, i think she has a lack of motivation too

miss molly
May 9th, 2008, 09:04 PM
Justine:bigcry:

Jasmin
May 9th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Well I'm not a fan but I do hope that she's doing okay.

vml
May 9th, 2008, 09:20 PM
Well I'm not a fan but I do hope that she's doing okay.

So do I !!! It's a little bit sad to see such an amazing champion being tired mentaly and physically

Lapin
May 9th, 2008, 09:31 PM
I think the reconciliation with her Father and her family last year has probably changed something in her mindset. I have the impression that tennis was always Justine's no. 1 priority/focus, now her focus is more on other things in life.
Also I think in a way perhaps her life experiences contributed to her success. Not just losing her Mother but her estrangement from her Father too. Now everything is sorted out, including her divorce, perhaps her personal life being more harmonious in an odd way has made her less able to fight on court....

Petkorazzi
May 9th, 2008, 09:33 PM
Very wise decision. Clearly it's not gonna work with her current form, she has to train really hard till Roland Garros.

Jasmin
May 9th, 2008, 09:39 PM
I was thinking that it seems like getting rid of some baggage (hubby) and reconciling with her family really helped her last year. I don't know. I think think she has some other good things on her mind. Doesn't she have a new boyfriend now?

iamhe
May 9th, 2008, 10:15 PM
Would she be tired physically? She hasn't played since... Miami QF ... so since March.. And after, she came to Berlin, she destroyed the Chinese player Chan 6-0 6-2 very easily but next day, she lost match. She hasn't played so much matches...

Even Justine said that she was worried about her warming-up before RG, she thought she would win more matches... Really, I don't understand her decision to skip Rome :sobbing:
That's not definitly the way to gain some confidence, Justine. :help:


+1

Dodoboy.
May 9th, 2008, 10:27 PM
This is actually the best sign for RG because she will be hitting those courts and practicising like mad!

Cp6uja
May 9th, 2008, 10:35 PM
Is she withdraw also from that "famouos" Rome pfoto-shoot also :confused:

If Ana survive tommorows day and reach final, she will maybe not tanked Rome in 3rd round like i predict before - she will probably withdraw also from whole event.

Is that means at end that only Serena and JJ will promote WTA in that shoot?

missvarsha
May 9th, 2008, 10:45 PM
This is actually the best sign for RG because she will be hitting those courts and practicising like mad!

That is what she has been supposedly doing since Miami, a month ago. Alright then.
The way to recover match fitness and confidence has never been to bag all the tournaments you should be playing and take an additional three weeks off to sulk - the only way to get it is to play more matches, and tough out a few wins even if you are in atrocious form.
For me, the pessimism comes not from lack of form for Justine - that happens to everyone, and she is just too good a player to always keep shanking her forehands and double-faulting. That is temporary. The problem seems to be in her head, an utter lack of motivation and fighting spirit - and as has been shown over and over again that sort of "injury" is usually career ending. I'm just hoping thats not the case this time.

Thanx4nothin
May 9th, 2008, 10:52 PM
I really disagree with those saying this is a good decision. I hope she is not going to have a momo episode, the WTA tour needs her.

NZ tennis fan
May 9th, 2008, 11:35 PM
I really disagree with those saying this is a good decision. I hope she is not going to have a momo episode, the WTA tour needs her.
:worship:
I couldnt agree with you more, it would be a massive blow for womens tennis if justine can not get over this slump. Her rivalry with the williamses and sharapova is what makes the tour interesting

LightWarrior
May 9th, 2008, 11:38 PM
I guess "she doesn't have the courage".

LightWarrior
May 9th, 2008, 11:40 PM
This is actually the best sign for RG because she will be hitting those courts and practicising like mad!

After what loss did she say that dodoboy ?

vettipooh
May 9th, 2008, 11:43 PM
Withdwrawing from Rome is no big deal...withdrawing from RG on the other hand, would raise some serious concerns.

Douce
May 10th, 2008, 12:07 AM
I'm not even a huge fan of Justine's, but I can't deny how amazing she is. Hope she gets it together soon, her at her best is beautiful to watch.

SAEKeithSerena
May 10th, 2008, 12:09 AM
she's a sore loser and scared out of her fucking mind. that's the REAL reason.

Conor
May 10th, 2008, 12:13 AM
she's a sore loser and scared out of her fucking mind. that's the REAL reason.

You sound like a lovely person :)

debby
May 10th, 2008, 12:17 AM
she's a sore loser and scared out of her fucking mind. that's the REAL reason.

She must be sorry for you to have won the Olympics just after a mononucleosis and some disastrous defeats, so much worse than Safina (Garbin) :wavey: She has not nothing to prove anymore.

zlove
May 10th, 2008, 12:20 AM
she's a sore loser and scared out of her fucking mind. that's the REAL reason.

ew.



though i'm not a fan of justine, i sincerely hope she regains her confidence and form back especially in time for roland garros. i still consider as one of the best players on clay right now despite her showing at berlin and for her to not perform at her top level at roland garros just because shes lacking confidence would be a shame. i do enjoy watching the rivalries between her and the other top players and hope she gets her act straight.

pov
May 10th, 2008, 12:23 AM
The problem seems to be in her head, - lack of motivation and fighting spirit
Yeah. Although it isn't even "fighting" - just focusing and bringing herself to her game. Believing in herself.

thenj
May 10th, 2008, 12:45 AM
she's a sore loser and scared out of her fucking mind. that's the REAL reason.

:yawn:

BuTtErFrEnA
May 10th, 2008, 01:13 AM
wow...hope she gets better...

missvarsha
May 10th, 2008, 01:22 AM
Yeah. Although it isn't even "fighting" - just focusing and bringing herself to her game. Believing in herself.

What I meant by "fighting" is that she just seems to give up. Other than the loss to Schiavone, all of her defeats have ended in a 6-0 or 6-1 set. If a player plays a close match, and it's decided by a few points then you could say "Well you know, the opponent is not a slouch and the difference was only a few LUCKY SHOTS" (small joke) but if the pattern is fall behind-blow out then its a bigger problem.

I am still hoping for a miracle recovery - I think it would be very cool to see a record 4 RG in a row which no woman has won before. It would also be nice if Justine (and Serena and Venus :)) all make it 10 GS titles in their career - double digits is a nice accomplishment !

She has not nothing to prove anymore

I'm sorry but this is the sort of ridiculous sitting on laurels attitude that I don't understand. After all what is competition but striving to do better than what has been done before ? The fact is that ANYONE who wins even a single grandslam has "nothing to prove". Why not stop there ? Why aim for 2 or 3 or 10 ? Yes, if she stops today Justine will have a strong legacy. Will she in the grand scheme of things have one of the greatest legacies ? Absolutely not. That is why I would like to see her get her winning spark back. I would like to see her break the record and win RG 4 in a row. I would in other words like to see her be as great as she can be !

spartanfan
May 10th, 2008, 02:52 AM
It's become quite apparent that something is wrong with Henin and she's just not letting on.

skanky~skanketta
May 10th, 2008, 06:38 AM
Well, I hope she still comes back and kicks butt at RG and Wimby. BUT if she were to fuck it up at either tournament, I hope Sveta steps up and wins it all!

ElusiveChanteuse
May 10th, 2008, 07:00 AM
^^^ Agree.Or if Sveta doesn't come close to win it,I'm sure Serena will.:angel: :p

MaBaker
May 10th, 2008, 11:23 AM
Smart way to gain your confidence back Justine :scratch: