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AjdeNate!
May 11th, 2003, 03:29 PM
Terrific job Juju !! You deserve it!!
Good luck in Paris.


:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

arn
May 11th, 2003, 03:34 PM
A great match it was :bounce: Especially at the end! Great tennis by both players hitting the lines lots of times :D And Justine's serve who helped her eliminating 2 of the 3 MP Kim had. This is the kind of tennis I like to see :D

Well done Justine!!!

WtaTour4Ever
May 11th, 2003, 03:34 PM
Congrats JuJu!!!

King Lindsay
May 11th, 2003, 03:36 PM
Wish I could've seen the match...

Good for Justine. Kim owns her on hard courts, that much is clear. But once on clay, it's a different story. What confidence in herself Justine must have right now.... can't wait for the French.

Playa
May 11th, 2003, 03:37 PM
Good !
It was about time ,that JuJu finaly kicks kim's big ass

vas-y JuJu ! :(

tennnisfannn
May 11th, 2003, 03:40 PM
Congrats justine. Good to see her tough it out after she let go of the 6/4 4/1 lead. Such are the moments that prepare champions and justine imo is not just a contender for Rg but the TOP CONTENDER for the title. Good fight, if only i could see this, in whatever language, anyone got it on tape?
Once again CONGRATULATIONS. Way to defend your title! :bounce:

Rtael
May 11th, 2003, 03:49 PM
wish we had match stats for this match!

gorecki
May 11th, 2003, 03:50 PM
Ooooooooo Juju - you could have won it straight sets but nooooooo you had to give our nerves a good workout! :p ;)

Congrats on defending your title!!! :bounce:

katrientje
May 11th, 2003, 03:50 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: WELL DONE JUSTINE :worship: :worship: :worship:

You made my day (AGAIN!)
sooooooooo proud of you, especially because of your mental toughness!

evaz
May 11th, 2003, 03:52 PM
I can't wait to see this match on eurosport at 8:00pm :)

shap_half
May 11th, 2003, 03:52 PM
yes, a match stats would be really good. it seems like a really high level of tennis with a lot of winners insted of ue according to the reports by a poster. but regardless, i am so happy for justine having won her third tier 1 tournament and the second of the year. good luck in rome justine and you're on your way as the french open champion!

treufreund
May 11th, 2003, 03:53 PM
This is an amazing result especially since Justine blew so many chances and then was behind almost all of the third set. She really showed more of that grit, mental toughness and self-belief. LOVE YA JUJU-GURL!!!!

Wimanna
May 11th, 2003, 03:54 PM
Justine!!!! :kiss: I'm really happy you won this time...glad you saved those MP's :)
Great match, certainly in the third set... some great shots from both players :eek:

per4ever
May 11th, 2003, 03:54 PM
way to go Justine!!!

you really scared me in that second set

CJ07
May 11th, 2003, 03:55 PM
good job Justine :)

Just make sure you beat Kim again next week so I can have my All-Williams Final :)

MarcusRock
May 11th, 2003, 03:55 PM
Good for JuJu. Especially since she's always had trouble with Kim. Congratulations.

Mercury Rising
May 11th, 2003, 03:57 PM
OMG!!!!! I am actually crying!!!! Crying!!! Juju has done so many amazing things this year!!!!! Beating Lindsay 9-7 in the third with cramps in OZ, winning Dubai beating Cappy and Seles back to back late in third sets, defeating Monica on clay, stopping Serena's winning streak, winning two Tier 1's with great wins over Mauresmo and now this incredible finals over Kim Clijsters!!!!!!! you are the best JUJU!!!!
I had to quote this from treufreund :worship:

Justine, you are the best :hearts: :kiss: :bounce:

arn
May 11th, 2003, 03:57 PM
good job Justine :)

Just make sure you beat Kim again next week so I can have my All-Williams Final :)

Actually, that would be in the semis and the semis are enough for Kim to be #2 (I think even the quarters would be enough :confused: ). So normally it will be a 50% chance for an all-Williams/all Belgian final

Astro Jetson
May 11th, 2003, 03:57 PM
Giving away a 4-1 lead in the 2nd set: something I am already used to.
Saving 3mp's to take the title: behold the new Justine!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

CJ07
May 11th, 2003, 04:01 PM
Actually, that would be in the semis and the semis are enough for Kim to be #2 (I think even the quarters would be enough :confused: ). So normally it will be a 50% chance for an all-Williams/all Belgian final
you sure?

well SOMEBODY beat Kim, I want an all williams final!

Experimentee
May 11th, 2003, 04:01 PM
Congrats Justine. Kim had 3 mps at 5-4, probably losing them demoralised her a little and she put up little resistance in the last couple of games. :sad:

MarcusRock
May 11th, 2003, 04:03 PM
I had to quote this from treufreund :worship: .......

OMG!!!!! I am actually crying!!!! Crying!!! Juju has done so many amazing things this year!!!!! Beating Lindsay 9-7 in the third with cramps in OZ, winning Dubai beating Cappy and Seles back to back late in third sets, defeating Monica on clay, stopping Serena's winning streak, winning two Tier 1's with great wins over Mauresmo and now this incredible finals over Kim Clijsters!!!!!!! you are the best JUJU!!!!treufreund needs a vacation ......... BAD.

Ryan
May 11th, 2003, 04:03 PM
you sure?

well SOMEBODY beat Kim, I want an all williams final!


Yeah, Kim just needs to make the QF to get the #2 seed.

ans
May 11th, 2003, 04:08 PM
wow what a match! In the beginning it was really boring, many mistakes on both sides, but Justine was the better player. Then Kim seemed to be injured, she was off the court for three minutes and after that Justine was up to 4-1. But then, unbelievable, kim came back and won that set! I thought, "oh no, there we go again, Justine will let it go and lose self-confidence!". But she didn't. The last set was soooo strong. They were both really good. I'm kind of "mad" at kim for giving away those three match points, so Justine deserved to win it all! Congratz, girl! :kiss:

treufreund
May 11th, 2003, 04:09 PM
treufreund needs a vacation ......... BAD.


Why try to rain on my parade?

The only thing I need is a network which covers some of Juju's awesome matches!!!! :D

Chance
May 11th, 2003, 04:09 PM
CONGRATULATIONS JUSTINE :D

I didn't know Justine 3 saved matchpoints until after the match was over, all I knew was Justine held serve to level 5-5.
I was worried after the second set but Juju fought hard and was rewarded. Excellent work JUJU

:D

Elke
May 11th, 2003, 04:11 PM
Congrats to Justine! Well done.

MarcusRock
May 11th, 2003, 04:12 PM
Why try to rain on my parade?rain is nice :) Sorry.

gladysharon
May 11th, 2003, 04:19 PM
WAY TO GO JUSTINE!!
You almost gave me a heart-attack once again!!
YOU PLAYED GREAT!
Finally a great win over Kim! :worship:

Vut
May 11th, 2003, 04:45 PM
Congrats JuJu !!! :):):)

tennischick
May 11th, 2003, 05:10 PM
nice victory!

how soon before Juju ascends to #3 in the world? :confused:

Wojtek
May 11th, 2003, 05:11 PM
Congrats Justine

Bigkimfan
May 11th, 2003, 05:12 PM
Kim :sad: :sad: :sad:

Venus Forever
May 11th, 2003, 05:27 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

jenny161185
May 11th, 2003, 05:51 PM
Another great match Justine - Queen of the clay courts!

irma
May 11th, 2003, 06:04 PM
kim I love you but please hire a sportshrink. losing three matches where you had matchpoints in one year is just too much:(

starr
May 11th, 2003, 06:44 PM
Great fight and mental toughness from Justine. She deserves every bit of joy in her win. I hope she just keeps doing better and better.

And for Kim.... I hope the same. :)

schris
May 11th, 2003, 06:51 PM
Congrats Justine ! :) Great win for her !!! :bounce:

Nemesis
May 11th, 2003, 06:52 PM
:bounce: Way to go, Justine!!! :bounce:

I was going to pieces when Kim won the second set and when she had her 3 match points. I was already thinking what they would tell in the Flemish newspapers and TV.

But she won!!! And no comments now. She deserved a win over Kim. Eventhough it was so close that neither was clearly better. Justine proved tha she's metally stable. Now Kim begins to have problems .. I hope for her they are over soon (unless she palys against JuJu of course ;) ).

:worship: :worship: Hail to the winner of two 2003 clay tier I's :worship: :worship:

tfannis
May 11th, 2003, 06:53 PM
kim I love you but please hire a sportshrink. losing three matches where you had matchpoints in one year is just too much:(

Justine made those points...no need for a shrink...it's not like she doublefaulted or made some horrible mistakes or anything :) It was a match determined by only a couple of points...could have gone either way :)

Congrats Justine :D
and go Kim please make the SF at Rome ;):)

Mercury Rising
May 11th, 2003, 06:58 PM
Justine made those points...no need for a shrink...it's not like she doublefaulted or made some horrible mistakes or anything :) It was a match determined by only a couple of points...could have gone either way :)

Congrats Justine :D
and go Kim please make the SF at Rome ;):)
There was one point that Kim could easily make but she just missed by a couple of cm's.

irma
May 11th, 2003, 07:00 PM
yeah but it still the third time and yesterday she also lost the second set after matchpoints.

it's never wrong to work on it. Justine did it and see what happened to her this year:)

Smart
May 11th, 2003, 07:03 PM
Justine made a great match! Congrats! She deserves this.

tfannis
May 11th, 2003, 07:09 PM
There was one point that Kim could easily make but she just missed by a couple of cm's.

Well yeah but missing by a couple of centimetres ain't choking ;) If she would have hit a homerun on it...then we might have a problem ;):o

Oh well off course irma it ain't bad to work on it but I don't think it would do any good to Kim...I believe she became the top player she is now at this very young age because she has that great mentality...very mature already...If she starts working with a shrink, she might become too aware of the mental aspect in tennis...not good imo.

Mercury Rising
May 11th, 2003, 07:16 PM
Well yeah but missing by a couple of centimetres ain't choking ;) If she would have hit a homerun on it...then we might have a problem ;):o

Oh well off course irma it ain't bad to work on it but I don't think it would do any good to Kim...I believe she became the top player she is now at this very young age because she has that great mentality...very mature already...If she starts working with a shrink, she might become too aware of the mental aspect in tennis...not good imo.
I totally agree actually :angel:

tfannis
May 11th, 2003, 07:23 PM
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:worship: Begians rule Berlin :worship:

irma
May 11th, 2003, 07:25 PM
but when this continues the mental aspect might become an issue anyway.

lol I know I probably worry too much;)

Mercury Rising
May 11th, 2003, 07:28 PM
Justine Henin-Hardenne fought off three match points to become the first player in nine years to defend the German Open title.

She beat fellow Belgian and top seed Kim Clijsters 6-4 4-6 7-5 to claim her third event of the year.

The pair, warming up for the French Open starting on 26 May, had never faced each other before in the final of a major event.

By reaching the final, Clijsters had already done enough to regain the world number two spot she briefly lost to Venus Williams.

"The next goal is the French Open, but I just have to stay cool," said Henin-Hardenne. "Last year I was a favourite, too, then I lost in the first round."

Both players struggled to hold serve in the first set, Henin-Hardenne opening up a 3-0 lead before Clijsters fought back to level it at 3-3.

Henin-Hardenne managed the telling break in the ninth game and then served for the set, taking it with her opponent hitting a backhand into the net.

Clijsters received medical treatment before the second set began and returned with a bandage around her upper left thigh.

The two traded breaks again early in the second set before the 20-year-old Henin-Hardenne broke her 19-year-old opponent twice more to move 4-1 up.

Clijsters responded by taking the next five games to level the match.

The decisive set was a tight affair, with Henin-Hardenne eventually claiming the title on her second match point.

"My leg hurt a little, but these are matches I really enjoy. I don't like it when it's easy," said Clijsters.

tfannis
May 11th, 2003, 07:34 PM
but when this continues the mental aspect might become an issue anyway.

lol I know I probably worry too much;)

oh don't get me wrong...I worry too ;) Point is...if Kim doesn't worry she'll be ok :cool:

Crazy Canuck
May 11th, 2003, 07:34 PM
http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/jump.gif (Rebecca's intelligent thought of the day)