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Juju_fan
Nov 27th, 2003, 10:14 PM
From Le Soir: I was scared by just reading this lol ;)

Keep working hard, girl, you'll be unbeatable next year hopefully :)

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TENNIS FEMININ - LA PREMIERE MONDIALE EST EN FLORIDE
Henin retourne au turbin
26 novembre 2003 - Paolo Leonardi

Après deux semaines de vacances, la numéro un mondiale a déjà repris l’entraînement. Il n’est jamais trop tôt pour préparer 2004, surtout si l'on désire que 2004 soit un aussi bon cru que 2003, avec deux tournois du grand chelem et l'hiver sur le piédestal...


Les vacances sont finies. Après deux semaines passées à Moorea et Bora Bora, deux îles de la Polynésie française où elle est allée nager avec les dauphins, Justine Henin a repris ce mercredi le chemin des courts d’entraînement dans son repaire floridien de Saddlebrook. Elle y restera jusqu’au 17 décembre, date à laquelle elle reviendra en Belgique pour disputer deux exhibitions et passer les fêtes de Noël en famille. Après quoi, le cap sera remis sur la Harry Hopman Academy pour la dernière ligne droite en matière de préparation physique avant l’Australie.

A son arrivée, la nº 1 mondiale était attendue de pied ferme par Pat Etcheberry, son préparateur physique qui décomptait les heures. J’ai eu Justine au téléphone à plusieurs reprises, expose Carlos Rodriguez dont les vacances se sont résumées à… quatre jours à Disneyland Paris. La première semaine, elle était contente d’être au soleil, la deuxième, elle commençait à trouver le temps long et les derniers jours, elle avait une boule à l’estomac en prévision du travail qui l’attendait à Saddlebrook... Un travail qui a été minutieusement élaboré. Car s’il fut parfois aux premières loges pour assister au triomphe de sa joueuse (à l’US Open notamment), Etcheberry, plutôt que de verser dans une admiration béate, ne s’est pas privé de noter ce qui n’allait pas. Mon travail sera pareil à celui qui est entrepris lors de la construction d’une maison, dit-il à ce sujet. Il faut d’abord faire les fondations avant de s’attaquer au toit. La première semaine sera destinée à la condition générale de Justine. Je lui montrerai les films de ses matchs pour analyser ses mouvements. Durant la deuxième, nous travaillerons de manière plus spécifique. Quelques exercices nouveaux seront introduits mais il n’y aura pas de changement radical. Ainsi donc le gazon maudit (où elle court des 100 et 200 mètres en tirant une sorte de traîneau alourdi par des poids) et le terrain de beach-volley où elle travaille ses déplacements seront-ils toujours d’actualité.

Dans le domaine des points négatifs de l’année 2003, Etcheberry en a noté plusieurs. Primo, Henin ne se déplace pas encore correctement. Carlos Rodriguez voudrait ainsi la voir frapper son coup droit (une arme qui s’est nettement améliorée cette saison) d’une certaine manière qui nécessite un positionnement parfait avant la frappe. Elle doit encore beaucoup progresser dans ce domaine, intervient Pat Etcheberry. Son service également doit encore être travaillé. Carlos Rodriguez estime à ce sujet, et bien qu’une progression ait aussi été notée durant les onze mois écoulés, qu’il s’agit là du coup le moins performant de sa joueuse. A l’US Open, Justine a gagné ses matches en passant une moyenne de 47 % seulement de premières balles, note-t-il ainsi. Le plus gros défaut se situe au niveau de la hanche. C’est là-dessus que Pat va devoir insister. Autre point noir : le stress. Les deux mentors s’accordent pour dire que Justine apparaît encore beaucoup trop stressée en match. Quand on est nerveuse, on dépense beaucoup plus d’énergie qu’en situation normale, insiste Etcheberry. Voyez ses crampes en demi-finale à l’US Open (plus de 3 heures contre Capriati), elles n’étaient pas normales. De plus, Justine s’hydratait mal. Il va falloir que je la mette encore davantage en situation de stress à l’entraînement pour qu’elle le soit moins sur le court.

C’est justement pour tenter de résoudre ce problème d’alimentation qu’un endocrinologue a récemment rejoint le staff médical de la Wallonne. Dès que les matchs se prolongent au-delà de 2h30-2h40, Justine ne parvient pas à être à 100 % de ses capacités 48 heures plus tard, glisse Carlos Rodriguez. Je veux davantage de suivi en matière de nutrition, de compléments en minéraux et d’hydratation. Savez-vous, par exemple, que Justine boit moins qu’une personne normale ? Alors que celle-ci doit boire deux litres d’eau par jour, si Justine en ingurgite un litre et demi par jour, c’est un maximum ! Ces (mauvaises) habitudes de la part d’une championne confirmée comme Henin ne sont pas rares. Les plus grands font tous des erreurs dans le domaine de l’alimentation, intervient Pat Etcheberry. Savoir quand et quoi manger ou boire est un métier.

Encore un changement pour 2004 : Etcheberry sera davantage aux côtés de Rodriguez dans les tribunes. Il a déjà coché à son agenda un, voire deux tournois de la saison sur terre battue européenne. Avant Roland Garros, où la nº 1 belge défendra le premier de ses deux titres du Grand Chelem, Pat Etcheberry veut être sûr de ne rien laisser au hasard. On promet bien du plaisir à Justine…

Lady
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:01 AM
Please, please somebody translate this :kiss:
I'm so desperate to hear some news from JuJu

fleemke³
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:45 AM
Ok I'll try to translate :) Don't shoot me for faults :o

Woman's tenniis - The number one is in Florida
Henin starts working again.
26 novembre 2003 - Paolo Leonardi

After 2 weeks of vacation, the number worlds number 1 already started to train. It will never be to much to get ready for 2004, certainly if she wants 2004 to be as good as 2003 with 2 grand slam titles and a winter on the highest position...

The vacation is over. After 2 weeks in Moorea and Bora Bora, 2 islands of Fransh Polonysia (?) where she has been swimming with dolphins, Justine Henin finds her way back on wednesday to the trainingcourts in Saddlebrook, Florida. She will stay there untill december 17th when she comes back to Belgium to play 2 exhibitions and to celebrate Christmas with the family. After that her mind will be focused on the last straight line of her physical preparation in Harry Hopman Academy for Australia.

When she arrived, the number 1 of the world was welcomed by Pat Etcheberry, her physical trainer, who was counting down the hours to start (???? not sure of this one :o) I had several phone calls with Carlos Rodriguez during his holliday in Paris, 4 days in Disneylad Paris. The first week she was very happy to be sitting in the sun, the second week she started to think again in long terms and the last days she was getting nevous to get started in Saddlebrook... a work that was very well elaborate. Car s’il fut parfois aux premières loges pour assister au triomphe de sa joueuse (à l’US Open notamment), Etcheberry, plutôt que de verser dans une admiration béate, ne s’est pas privé de noter ce qui n’allait pas. (??? Can't get anything usefull out of this sorry :o) About the training Pat says: my work will be as building a house. First we need to make the foundations before making the roof. The first week will be focused on Justine's general condition. I've been watching tapes to study her movements. In the second week, we will work more specific. Some new excercices will be introduces but we wont change everything. On the famous grass courts (where Justine runs her 100 and 200 meters and pulls weights in a trawl net) and the beach volley ground where she works on her movements everybody talks about.

Etcheberry has some negative points that he saw in 2003 where he want to work on. First of all Henin doesn't move correct anymore. Carlos Rodriguez would like to see Justine hitting her forehand (a stroke that got better this season) on a certain way where she has to be in a perfect position to hit. Pat Etcheberry confirmed that she has to work hard on that point. She also has to hork on her service movement. Carlos Rodriguez noticed that Justine already made a great progression in her service in the past 11 months. He noticed that at the USOpen Justine won her matches with a first service percentages of only 49%. The problem is based on her hips and that's something Pat has to work on. Another 'black' point is stress. Both mentors agree that Justine appears to stressy in a match. When she's nervous she loses more energy than in a normal situation, Etcheberry says. Look at the cramps at the USOpen (more than 3 hours against Capriati) they waren't normal. Moreover Justine doesn't sweat good (?) She has to work away the disadvantages of stress situations during the workouts so that it will harm less on court.

It's just to try to solve the problems with the suply. A endocrinologist joined the medical staff in Wallonne. When matches last 2h30-2h40, Justine doesn't get 100% fit after 48 hours, Rodriguez said. I want to follow up her eating habbits (?). Do you know Justine drinks less than a normal person? Well people have to drink 2 liters a day .. Justine only drink 1.5 liter, that's her maximum. Those bad habits from champions as Henin aren't unusual. The biggest sporters have bad habbits when it comes to food, Etcheberry told us. That's why drinking and eating is important.

Another change ifor 2004: Etcheberry want to be more beside Carlos in the stages. He already marked it in his agenda that he will attend 2 tournaments in Europa (clay courts). Before RG, where Belgians number 1 has to defend her first of two slams, Pat Etcheberry wants to be prepared for everything. It will look great for Justine!





Ok I did my best :o I know it's isn't very good english but with a bit of fantasy you can make something of it I think!

Flmm

ns_Henin
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:58 AM
Oh thank you Evi :kiss:
Hope Justine will be Okay and 100% fit for next season.
Good Luck Justine!!!!!!!!!

Juju_fan
Nov 28th, 2003, 01:01 PM
Ok I'll try to translate :) Don't shoot me for faults :o

Woman's tennis - The number one is in Florida
Henin starts working again.
26 novembre 2003 - Paolo Leonardi

After 2 weeks of vacation, the number worlds number 1 already started to train. It will never be to much to get ready for 2004, certainly if she wants 2004 to be as good as 2003 with 2 grand slam titles and a winter on the highest position...

The vacation is over. After 2 weeks in Moorea and Bora Bora, 2 islands of French Polynesia where she has been swimming with dolphins, Justine Henin finds her way back on wednesday to the trainingcourts in Saddlebrook, Florida. She will stay there until december 17th when she comes back to Belgium to play 2 exhibitions and to celebrate Christmas with the family. After that her mind will be focused on the last straight line of her physical preparation in Harry Hopman Academy for Australia.

When she arrived, the number 1 of the world was welcomed by Pat Etcheberry, her physical trainer, who was counting down the hours to start. I had several phone calls with Carlos Rodriguez during his holiday in Paris, 4 days in Disneylad Paris. The first week she was very happy to be sitting in the sun, the second week she started to think again in long terms and the last days she was getting nevous to get started in Saddlebrook... that work has been thoroughly elaborated. Because if he was sometimes in the boxes to attend the triumph of his player (e.g. at the US Open), Etcheberry, instead of being in a complacent admiration mood, did note whatever wasn't working well. About the training Pat says: my work will be as building a house. First we need to make the foundations before making the roof. The first week will be focused on Justine's general condition. I've been watching tapes to study her movements. In the second week, we will work more specific. Some new excercices will be introduces but we wont change everything. On the famous grass courts (where Justine runs her 100 and 200 meters and pulls weights in a trawl net) and the beach volley ground where she works on her movements everybody talks about.

Etcheberry has some negative points that he saw in 2003 where he want to work on. First of all Henin doesn't move correct anymore. Carlos Rodriguez would like to see Justine hitting her forehand (a stroke that got better this season) on a certain way where she has to be in a perfect position to hit. Pat Etcheberry confirmed that she has to work hard on that point. She also has to hork on her service movement. Carlos Rodriguez noticed that Justine already made a great progression in her service in the past 11 months. He noticed that at the USOpen Justine won her matches with a first service percentages of only 47%. The problem is based on her hips and that's something Pat has to work on. Another 'black' point is stress. Both mentors agree that Justine appears to stressy in a match. When she's nervous she loses more energy than in a normal situation, Etcheberry says. Look at the cramps at the USOpen (more than 3 hours against Capriati) they weren't normal. Moreover Justine doesn't drink good. She has to work away the disadvantages of stress situations during the workouts so that it will harm less on court.

It's just to try to solve the problems with the suply. A endocrinologist joined the medical staff in Wallonne. When matches last 2h30-2h40, Justine doesn't get 100% fit after 48 hours, Rodriguez said. I want to follow up her eating habits. Do you know Justine drinks less than a normal person? Well people have to drink 2 liters a day .. Justine only drink 1.5 liter, that's her maximum. Those bad habits from champions as Henin aren't unusual. The biggest sporters have bad habits when it comes to food, Etcheberry told us. That's why drinking and eating is important.

Another change ifor 2004: Etcheberry want to be more beside Carlos in the stages. He already marked it in his agenda that he will attend 2 tournaments in Europe (clay courts). Before RG, where Belgians number 1 has to defend her first of two slams, Pat Etcheberry wants to be prepared for everything. It will look great for Justine!


Ok I did my best :o I know it's isn't very good english but with a bit of fantasy you can make something of it I think!

Flmm

Your translation was very good ;)

Shedevil
Nov 28th, 2003, 01:08 PM
thanks a lot fleem! :D

Lady
Nov 28th, 2003, 02:15 PM
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Fleemke :worship: And thanks to Juju_fan for posting the article :)

Fleem, don't you want to post this article in other JuJu forum?? Some of Justine fans doesn't visit this board much ;)
I would do it, but it your's translation, so... ;)

Will you?? :kiss:

Lady
Nov 28th, 2003, 02:22 PM
What a great article!! Thank you very much girls one more time!!

Seems like we'll see much better Justine next year!!
She'll work on her serve & forehand more :banana:

Justine is simply incredible!! :)

Maybe you'll post this article in GM as well?? To bring some live there?? For fans, who doesn't visit JT much??

:kiss:

Juju_fan
Nov 28th, 2003, 02:49 PM
What a great article!! Thank you very much girls one more time!!
err, I hope you didn't include me in this :angel:

:lol:

Lady
Nov 28th, 2003, 03:04 PM
err, I hope you didn't include me in this :angel:

:lol:


Sorry!!!! :o

I need to make notes for myself who is who on this board :o

saki
Nov 28th, 2003, 07:00 PM
Thanks for the article & translation. It sounds like everyone in the Justine camp has been hard at work in thinking about what to improve which can only be good.

When it says that she's going to celebrate Christmas with family, is it her family or Pierre-Yves' family?

Martian KC
Nov 29th, 2003, 12:46 AM
Thanks guys! Good article!

Greenout
Nov 29th, 2003, 06:27 AM
Thanks for translating the article. Training with
Pat is like joining the Navy Seals. Geez, he's
so intense. I've heard that it's just not WTA players
that broke out in tears with his workout sessions,
ATP players too!!

fleemke³
Nov 30th, 2003, 06:38 PM
Well I practiced my French a bit with it ;)

Sportfan
Jan 18th, 2004, 05:24 PM
Many thanks for the translation.

fleemke³
Jan 19th, 2004, 07:42 PM
lol I started reading the article in Frensh and it was familiar :o then I was tired of the French and start looking if there was a translation :o

There was :o ;)

Lady
Jan 19th, 2004, 08:07 PM
lol I started reading the article in Frensh and it was familiar :o then I was tired of the Frensh and start looking if there was a translation :o

There was :o ;)

OMG :haha: That's funny lol