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Kworb
May 21st, 2012, 09:07 PM
Justine will be a commentator for the QF and later stages of Roland Garros for French television. How do you think she will do?

I don't recall her commentating before, if she has then you can base your opinion on that occasion.

DragonFlame
May 21st, 2012, 09:07 PM
Really!?!?

I want daily updates from debby about this! :woohoo:

GrandMartha
May 21st, 2012, 09:09 PM
not sure but I'm curious to know who she'll cheer for and who shes gonna bash :oh:. She once revealed that she likes Sveta's game and hoped she'd win the FO. :oh:

Kworb
May 21st, 2012, 09:11 PM
Really!?!?

I want daily updates from debby about this! :woohoo:

Here is a source: http://www.dhnet.be/sports/tennis/article/395076/justine-henin-sera-a-roland-garros.html

KoOlMaNsEaN
May 21st, 2012, 09:12 PM
I think she'll be very dry as a commentator, kind of like how I imagine she is in real life.
She'll talk about the match but won't add anything new to the broadcast.

Charlatan
May 21st, 2012, 09:12 PM
that's interesting! can't wait to hear who she stans for while commentating

LoveFifteen
May 21st, 2012, 09:12 PM
It gave me life to read "second-hand embarrassment" relating to Justine and Roland Garros.

LoveFifteen
May 21st, 2012, 09:13 PM
Justine would probably only stan for Federer, and doubt they'll have her commentating on men's match.

ranfurly
May 21st, 2012, 09:25 PM
I reckon she'll be very good.

Sammo
May 21st, 2012, 09:34 PM
LMFAO at the first option :lol: Henin? Right. I voted the 2nd.

Miracle Worker
May 21st, 2012, 09:37 PM
:woohoo: I hope JJ will survive first week and she will play QF in Paris. Henin as commentator JJ's match :drool:

StephenUK
May 21st, 2012, 09:46 PM
I don't think Justine will match the wit of a Lindsay Davenport or a Sam Smith but at least compared to most commentators, she will be able to speak from experience at playing most of the players she will be commentating on, which gives her a huge advantage over dinosaurs like Tracy Austinosaurus. She will also avoid the hero-worship of some of the older commentators which makes them so unpalatable as there is no-one left in the game who Justine hasn't beaten at some point or other. Hopefully she can throw in a few pieces of personal insider info, just to tantalise us.

sweetadri06
May 21st, 2012, 09:51 PM
She won't be as witty as some others, but she will be very knowledgeable, and has experience playing most of the players unlike the commentators in the US.

sammy01
May 21st, 2012, 09:52 PM
sexy

LoLex
May 21st, 2012, 09:55 PM
Third option. She never had anything interesting to say. Her press conferences were so f-ing boring, just like her personality.

Setsuna.
May 21st, 2012, 09:55 PM
Awesome.

Reptilia
May 21st, 2012, 09:55 PM
I wish she was commentating in English :crying2:

TennisAddict84
May 21st, 2012, 09:57 PM
i'm sure she'll be a hell lot better than the ridiculous and absurd chris evert

sammy01
May 21st, 2012, 09:57 PM
I wish she was commentating in English :crying2:

i wish it was shown via webcam in the booth so we could see what hand gestures she makes while commentating :oh:

T_P
May 21st, 2012, 10:01 PM
Justine :hearts:
Will she replace Bitchiana? :bounce:

antonella
May 21st, 2012, 10:14 PM
She will introduce herself as Christine.

Cosmic Voices
May 21st, 2012, 10:14 PM
she'll be pretty safe because it's her first year.
though davenport, for me is one of the best post WTA commentators :cheer:


virginia wade at Wimbledon however, is fucking hilarious :haha:

Cosmic Voices
May 21st, 2012, 10:14 PM
i wish it was shown via webcam in the booth so we could see what hand gestures she makes while commentating :oh:

do we still want to witness the herpes? :hysteric:

thrust
May 21st, 2012, 10:15 PM
I think she will be fine, insightful and fair. Also, she will be speaking in French, which is her native language. I would love to have her do commentary with John McEnroe at the USO. I found her press conferences interesting in that her comments were thoughtful and intelligent, even though her English got in the way some of the time. At least the French seem to like her and appreciate her accomplishments.

Nicolas
May 21st, 2012, 10:20 PM
Justine :hearts:
Will she replace Bitchiana? :bounce:

I guess not, Backiana will always be the blonde whore on stage.

Can't wait to listen to Juju, she will probably be more relaxed and comfortable in her native language. Can't wait to see what she looks likeas well, i remenber some of her last pics where she looked dead skinny :unsure:

Beny
May 21st, 2012, 10:33 PM
She win definitely be on the side of versatile, all-court players like Sveta, Sam, Fran, Serena, Na Li.

Cant see her praising Wozniacki, Radwanska, Sharapova, Kvitova and other pushers/ballbashers.

She will want to see some constructing points on clay, playing slice in defence, coming to the net to finish off points with volleys.

Im curious to hear her commentary.

big bob
May 21st, 2012, 10:33 PM
I seem to remember her once saying in an interview that she didn't watch a lot of WTA Tennis, only ATP as a spectator. If that's the case, she'd be better off commentating on men's matches.

NashaMasha
May 21st, 2012, 10:34 PM
in Russia -Dinara Safina as a commentator for RG )))

dsanders06
May 21st, 2012, 10:36 PM
I predict she will peak in the semifinals, before choking in the final and be too nervous to say anything and suffer the indignity of being overshadowed by Golovin.

debopero
May 21st, 2012, 10:36 PM
I can't think of a rivalry on the women's side with more hatred, gamesmanship, and post-match interview cattiness than Justine/Serena--so it should be interesting. :D

dsanders06
May 21st, 2012, 10:37 PM
(P.S. I always got the sense she was secretly a Sharapova stan. Will be interested to see if I was right :lol: )

debby
May 21st, 2012, 10:39 PM
Really!?!?

I want daily updates from debby about this! :woohoo:

Sure ! And you know me, any witty remarks from Justine --> 200+ replies thread started by me. Of course. :worship:
(500+ if it's about Serena or Maria)

not sure but I'm curious to know who she'll cheer for and who shes gonna bash :oh:. She once revealed that she likes Sveta's game and hoped she'd win the FO. :oh:

she also said she doesn't think Maria has the game to win RG, but that was a few years ago. Well, she dislikes her so... :lol:

I think she will make interesting analysis. Though I don't know why but I feel she will manage to throw shades at Serena or Maria. I mean, she talked about the hand in 2011, 8 years after that happened. Plus she will be with Luyat and Golovin. Yes Golovin. Who loves gossips and bitchy comments.

She will be commentating women tennis in the second week, so please, ladies and gentlemen, let's all pray for a Serena-Maria showdown. :drool:

LightWarrior
May 21st, 2012, 10:42 PM
I can't think of a rivalry on the women's side with more hatred, gamesmanship, and post-match interview cattiness than Justine/Serena--so it should be interesting. :D

I know but believe me, she will be all praise for Serena.

Viktymise
May 21st, 2012, 10:42 PM
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Charlatan
May 21st, 2012, 10:45 PM
She will be commentating women tennis in the second week, so please, ladies and gentlemen, let's all pray for a Serena-Maria showdown. :drool:

Justine-sus commenting Serena Maria match at RG would be :drool: especially if the match involves something called 'bagel' :oh:

debby
May 21st, 2012, 10:46 PM
Justine-sus commenting Serena Maria match at RG would be :drool: especially if the match involves something called 'bagel' :oh:

Or some hand thingy.

Sorry someone had to do it.

Brad[le]y.
May 21st, 2012, 10:48 PM
Or some hand thingy.

Sorry someone had to do it.

IKR? Sharapova was so disgusting with that hand against Peer in 2006.

Who would do something so disgusting? :o :oh:

debby
May 21st, 2012, 10:48 PM
IKR? Sharapova was so disgusting with that hand against Peer in 2006.

Who would do something so disgusting? :o :oh:

Yeah omg, such a cheater !

What a disgrace for tennis this Sharapova. :tears:

J4m3ka
May 21st, 2012, 10:49 PM
She's got rather a quiet and introverted personality off the court, but on the other hand, I can see her being very insightful and technical about the women's game. She was the queen of variety after all.

Ellery
May 21st, 2012, 10:50 PM
omg :inlove: Juju :hearts:

melodynelson
May 21st, 2012, 10:50 PM
do we still want to witness the herpes? :hysteric:

Why do people find mouth herpes (which can be from childhood or a simple kiss), especially on this board in the case of Justine, cause for pointing at and ridicule? I dislike Justine as much as the next person, but I never found bumps on her lip as a reason to make fun of her. Ridiculous.

I have no opinions otherwise on this topic. I won't be listening to her.

AcesHigh
May 21st, 2012, 10:54 PM
I too found the herpes insults stupid and childish.

As for her commentary? I think she'll be insightful but pretty safe and boring... like most players after they retire.

She's not Serena/Davenport/Hingis/Navratilova.

debby
May 21st, 2012, 11:04 PM
I too found the herpes insults stupid and childish.

As for her commentary? I think she'll be insightful but pretty safe and boring... like most players after they retire.

She's not Serena/Davenport/Hingis/Navratilova.

She can be bitchy à la Golovin. :lol:

Roookie
May 21st, 2012, 11:05 PM
It'll be interesting to hear her opinion when Serena wins the tournament.

AcesHigh
May 21st, 2012, 11:07 PM
She can be bitchy à la Golovin. :lol:

Golovin doesn't have a legacy to protect :lol: Plus there's no way Tati's coming back.

I'm not sold on Henin being 100% retired. Imagine 2013 or 2014 with Venus, Kim and Serena all retired. I'd like Justine's chances if she came back

debby
May 21st, 2012, 11:14 PM
Golovin doesn't have a legacy to protect :lol: Plus there's no way Tati's coming back.

I'm not sold on Henin being 100% retired. Imagine 2013 or 2014 with Venus, Kim and Serena all retired. I'd like Justine's chances if she came back

Seriously?
Oh my god, you are more delusional than me ! :lol:

No way in hell. She is busy trying to procreate.
No but seriously, her elbow is broken, and she has been super clear : tennis yes , but not professional. Just exhibitions for charity stuff.

Brad[le]y.
May 21st, 2012, 11:17 PM
Seriously?
Oh my god, you are more delusional than me ! :lol:

No way in hell. She is busy trying to procreate.
No but seriously, her elbow is broken, and she has been super clear : tennis yes , but not professional. Just exhibitions for charity stuff.she should play some exhibitions with Legend so they can settle the H2H once and for all :rocker2:

Rex59
May 21st, 2012, 11:20 PM
Maybe, as part of the agreement she can do on-court, post-match interviews with players. Looking forward to a possible interview with Serena, if Serena reaches the qtrs/semis/final...........

Lord Choc Ice
May 21st, 2012, 11:32 PM
I think she'll be great but safe and (I guess) awkward :).

doooma6816
May 21st, 2012, 11:57 PM
Juju:inlove:

RenaSlam.
May 21st, 2012, 11:57 PM
She'll be good, but a bore.

Nicolás89
May 22nd, 2012, 12:37 AM
Ratings will plummet. :facepalm:

cowsonice
May 22nd, 2012, 01:12 AM
I think she will be an interesting addition. She might be more of those self-reflecting types, like "when I played at RG...." kinda like Chanda Rubin sometimes :unsure:

brickhousesupporter
May 22nd, 2012, 01:18 AM
Why won't she just go away.

thrust
May 22nd, 2012, 01:41 AM
Why won't she just go away.

Why should she? Why don't YOU?

Charlatan
May 22nd, 2012, 01:42 AM
Why should she? Why don't YOU?

:lol:

brickhousesupporter
May 22nd, 2012, 01:45 AM
Why should she? Why don't YOU?
So predictable....I knew some lame ass would come back with that. Thanks for not disappointing.

hdfb
May 22nd, 2012, 02:40 AM
Wish Lindsay and Justine were in the same booth commentating a Serena match :oh:

n1_and_uh_noone
May 22nd, 2012, 02:58 AM
Justine :sad: miss you so... I am sure she'll be great commentating in French, she always was extremely thoughtful in her interviews, which native English speakers failed to see while criticizing her for not spewing air-headed BS in a fake accent.

I think she'll be respectful towards all players while pointing out the nuances of the game some players bring to the court. She always had glowing words for everyone when she was playing.

Do not expect her to giggle and joke around too much though.