View Full Version : Belgian girls: Game Over 2

Terminator X
Sep 3rd, 2002, 07:48 AM
i didn t give my opinion about this thread a few weeks ago but now i think they are really on road out of top 10.

Sep 3rd, 2002, 08:45 AM
Because Kim lost in 3 against a hot player (7/5) in the third, and Justine lost a third set T/break against Daniella, you think they are game over :rolleyes:

Sorry, but I don't buy it !

nasty nick#2
Sep 3rd, 2002, 08:48 AM
They both are among the top 10 no matter if they lose some games at times.

Sep 3rd, 2002, 09:16 AM
Yes, they're a disgrace for the top ten! How dare Justine lose a tie-break against a nobody like Hantuchova?

I think both Kim and Justine should retire.

Sep 3rd, 2002, 09:22 AM

Sep 3rd, 2002, 10:22 AM
I think sophomore slumps are quite common place. When you think about it, Kim and Justine havent been top players for very long - they are currently in a place where they are top players and defending rather than hunting and that can take time to adjust. It means that mentally, you tend to play not to lose rather than play to win, and I see good signs particularly from Henin that she is going to try and improve and remain aggressive whatever the situation. It also means that the expectations are higher and most of the people you come up against are hungry to beat you, rather than the other way around.

It just takes time to get used to. We sort of saw a microcosm of it after Hantuchova won Indian Wells - the expectations were much different and it was clear she was having problems adjusting.

I think Henin and Clijsters though are too talented to drop too far in the rankings. Whatever they lose this year I'm sure they will pick up next year. Clijsters I'm a bit worried about though because she hasn't been too consistent in Slams this year and I hope it still has nothing to do with that lingering injury.

With that said, they took their opponents right to the brink, Henin took it to 7-6 in the third while Clijsters took it to 7-5 in the third - both against quality opponents who are ranked highly and who are playing very well at the moment. There is nothing really to be discouraged about with the Belgians.

Sep 3rd, 2002, 10:24 AM
great post monica@53

Sep 3rd, 2002, 10:45 AM
The thread a few weeks ago was from a Dokic fan.

Sep 3rd, 2002, 11:15 AM
Kimmy will bounce back next year, amelie also had her problems after australian 99, remember?
I think that people can't stand it that such a small country like Belgium was able to bring 4 top 20 players in the last 10 years. pure jealousy! :rolleyes:

Sep 3rd, 2002, 11:32 AM
Oh gosh!!!

there're only 19 years old and 20 year old!!!

So, let them breathe!!

They are not finished!!

Justine lost to a future Top Player!

Kim lost to a player that as the level of a top 3 player for the moment (remember Amelie defeated Jenny in Montréal!!)

So, I'm not worried at all!!

We'll see next year!!!

Sep 3rd, 2002, 11:35 AM
nice post monica@53 :)

Sep 3rd, 2002, 11:38 AM
Originally posted by Tine
Yes, they're a disgrace for the top ten! How dare Justine lose a tie-break against a nobody like Hantuchova?

I think both Kim and Justine should retire.

Hello...have you realised that Kim & Justine has lost from a great player as well (Amelie & Daniela)...get real honey! :p

Sep 3rd, 2002, 11:39 AM
lol @ Katulampa ;)

Sep 3rd, 2002, 11:44 AM
So they lost 1 match. It would have been nice to win, but a 4th round match in one grand slam isn't going to have a huge effect on their careers

Sep 3rd, 2002, 11:47 AM
Terminator X is just telling this to get a heavy reaction....Both Kim and Justine's season have been good, considering circumstances (injury for Kim, illness for justine at RG).

Sep 3rd, 2002, 11:50 AM
Kim's unjury is certainly having an effect on how she plays. I don't she was hampered by it here or in any of her other losses, but since she's been forced to cut her schedule short, she lacks match rythm, something vital for Kim's game. You can see when Kim plays that too many balls go out. If she were to play more matches, a lot of those balls would start going in.
I've always felt Kim plays best near the end of the year. When she was playing Fed Cup in November, she seemed invincible.
I hope those shoulder problems stop so that she can start playing more again.

Sep 3rd, 2002, 12:34 PM
yeah, i agree kim plays well towards the end of the year.
anyway, is there any disgrace in losing to amelie and daniela? no!

Sep 3rd, 2002, 01:01 PM
No offence but Justine ONLY reach the semifinal iN Wimbledon, won a tier one beating Serena (a nobody) and Kim, OMG, talking about her, she only reach Aussie Open semifinal losing to pathetic Jennifer, and beat a nobody call Venus in Hamburg to win a tiny weeny title.

They should both pack it up and retire before they fall out in teh ranking


Sep 3rd, 2002, 01:06 PM
thanks sonic the hedgehog and per4ever ;)

Sep 3rd, 2002, 02:47 PM
They lost tough, close three set matches to two highly ranked players that are playing well at the moment! It's not as if they were double bageled by some unkwown 16 year old wildcard or something :(

Sep 3rd, 2002, 02:56 PM
I mad at both of them now b/c they lost in the rare day I was rooting for them. But, I don't think they are finished - especially, Justine who is a scary opponent on clay.

Btw, where does everyone see them ranked in the future? Ahead of daniela and amelie or just behind them? or would all four of them interchange places through out the year? I think it's the last scenario.

Nov 12th, 2002, 07:12 AM
YEP! Stick a fork in em!

Mercury Rising
Nov 12th, 2002, 07:23 AM
Hehe DH, I love it when you bring threads like these up :D

And the end of the year is like magic for Kim :eek:

Nov 12th, 2002, 07:24 AM
Dh, exactly how many of these threads do you have bookmarked!? Keep 'em coming. LMAO! :D

Nov 12th, 2002, 07:32 AM
I knew it! I always thought it was a couple of degrees too hot in Zaire. :)

Nov 12th, 2002, 08:19 AM
kim has picked up her game but i haven't been too confident about justine's game, she has played well enough this year to stay in the top 10 but with players like bovina and stevenson who have been on the tour for awhile improving and with the new breed i'm not so sure how long she can keep her spot. she can definately play at a top 10 standard tho.

Nov 12th, 2002, 09:15 AM
Hey disposable, that's what I call a MASTER bump! :D
BTw, has anybody heard ever again from Terminator since beginning September? :p

Nov 12th, 2002, 09:46 AM
I think Justine will be just fine. :)

Nov 12th, 2002, 10:48 AM

Nov 12th, 2002, 11:35 AM
Oh yeah Kim is now really out of the top ten after beating two consecutive sisters:rolleyes: AND giving the tour a REAL rivalry for once.

Nov 12th, 2002, 11:40 AM
Originally posted by mboyle
Oh yeah Kim is now really out of the top ten after beating two consecutive sisters:rolleyes: AND giving the tour a REAL rivalry for once.

:D love this comment! :kiss:

Nov 12th, 2002, 11:41 AM
people should keep these threads going
first she was not able to play on clay(pre french open 2001)
then she was not able to beat Lindsay(post wimbledon)
then she was not able to beat venus or serena(pre hamburg)
then she was not able to beat serena(pre masters)

and her falling out of the top 10 is already predicted since she in there

I hope we get 10 threads now that she will never will win a grand slam.
come on bashers do your job:D

Nov 12th, 2002, 11:51 AM
ROFL Irma! :D