View Full Version : Video: Justine Henin vs Kim Clijsters 2004 AO Highlights

Feb 5th, 2010, 02:19 AM

Amazing match...

too bad a wrong call (9:45) decided the whole outcome,

and that was Clijsters´ third straight slam final loss to Henin... luckily for her Henin didn´t come back in early August 2009! :haha:

Feb 5th, 2010, 10:14 AM
:cool: thanks

Feb 5th, 2010, 12:30 PM
Luckenin-Hardenne at her best.

The Dawntreader
Feb 5th, 2010, 01:43 PM
Justine serving at her most monstrous in this match. Such physical exertion on her shots probably led to her virus in mid '04.

The match was actually pretty one-sided until 6-3 4-2, where Justine started playing inexplicably tight, and Kim finally started to find some range on her groundstrokes. When she realised that she could actually get a reprieve by looping the ball onto Henin's backhand, she was able to find better set-ups for her forehand. Of course being Clijsters in a major final, was unable to string the winners together consistently enough without leeking multiple errors. Justine's greater court-craft and the ability to hit shorter, more compact angles off her forehand ultimately gave her the edge.

I don't get this nonsense about how the call' 'changed' the match. If anything, Kim double-faulting when she had game points was the biggest detriment to her winning the game. Plus, even if she had won the game, 4-4 is NOT the match. It's merely a slight momentum shift, which is hardly decisive.

Feb 5th, 2010, 01:44 PM
hate this match
that call:fiery::o

Feb 5th, 2010, 02:47 PM
Did Kim's serve change?

Feb 5th, 2010, 02:58 PM
How many scandals does henin have that resulted in her favor? :o

Feb 5th, 2010, 03:26 PM
damn you Sandra De Jenken :mad: :fiery:

Feb 5th, 2010, 07:31 PM
damn you Sandra De Jenken :mad: :fiery:

Even with this major mistake (even though she was "convinced" to call that ball out), I still miss Sandra...

i remember she even cried at the cerimony after umpiring a men´s final I guess in a slam