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Pengwin
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:36 PM
Amazing :eek:

narrisch
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:36 PM
congrats Justine :yeah:

Princeza
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:37 PM
i hate her

shap_half
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:37 PM
Allez Justine!!!!
YE #1

Sharakim
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:37 PM
Great match from the two. You'll get your revenge next year Maria. Good luck in the final Justine.

shap_half
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:37 PM
7 ACES!!!!!! :woohoo:

P_Fer
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:37 PM
Maria:sad: Good fight from 3-5 down

thenj
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:37 PM
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blackbeat
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:38 PM
oh gosh...Masha :sad:

the second serve was out...why u don´t challenge...grrr...

Now go Amelie or Kim, beat her in the final...

CrossCourt~Rally
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:38 PM
Nice match JUJU.:yeah: What a season for Masha...nothing to be ashamed of :kiss: :worship:

Blackbeat
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:38 PM
i hate her

u are not the only one...:kiss: :lol: :tape:

Nicolas
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:39 PM
Mariya...... :(

This proves she is not going to dominate women tennis soon..... :wavey:

Lady
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:39 PM
Thank you, Ju!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I feel like crying!!! :eek:

Well done, Masha!!

Andy.
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:39 PM
Masha fought so hard and came back so many times in the second. Im so proud of her for fighting so hard and never giving up. Its been a great year Masha, now its vacation time.

DragonFlame
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:39 PM
HELL YEAH!!!!! she deserves this!:bounce: :worship: she bounced back and she was tactically amazing. She exploited sharapova's 1dimensional game the best anyone could, she didn't gave her any rithm at all. So sharapova was chanceless untill she finally got some rythm, but too late:)

ALLEZ #1.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pooh14
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:39 PM
great match by justine. beating maria in straight sets.
deserving World #no1. Play great right from the beginning of the year till the end

LDF
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Wonderful performance Justine :worship:

YE #1 :clap2:

rockstar
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Justine!!! :)

streag
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Semipova again :D

forever_rafter
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Congrats Justine, bye Maria :wavey:

Erika_Angel
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:41 PM
Congrats Justine :worship:

Maria :sad: Oh well a great year still :D

Meelis
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:41 PM
Justine :bounce:

KingA
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:41 PM
Justine better wins the whole thing now!!!!! :(

Disappointed!!! Really want to see Maria winning this!! :o

lucashg
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:41 PM
:eek: :speakles: :eek:
:woohoo: :banana: :woohoo:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:43 PM
One thing that we can be sure of is that Maria is a great fighter, she fought till the end.

silverwhite
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:43 PM
:woohoo:

thrust
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:43 PM
You Justine haters need professional help! She and Amelie play the best tennis in the WTA.

Sharakim
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:44 PM
One thing that we can be sure of is that Maria is a great fighter, she thought till the end.Bash her all you want folks, but one thing Maria isn't is a quitter.

auntie janie
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:44 PM
WOOHOO!!!!!! http://pages.prodigy.net/rogerlori1/emoticons/dancefool.gif

MH0861
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:44 PM
:worship:

!<blocparty>!
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:45 PM
Wow, one of the best performances I have EVER seen. Tactics were perfect, as was the execution. :worship:

Amazing effort from Maria in the second to make it that close... a couple more good points in the tiebreaker and the set would have been hers. :eek: But really... she hardly did anything wrong out there, she could have served more to the forehand on the deuce side and into the body but whatever.

Good show ladies.

Justine Fan
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:45 PM
Thank you, Ju!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I feel like crying!!! :eek:

Well done, Masha!!

I am crying with happiness :eek:

streag
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:45 PM
oh gosh...Masha :sad:

the second serve was out...why u don´t challenge...grrr...



You got to think to challenge points. Sharapova doesn't think in the heat.

NeverSayDie
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:45 PM
:woohoo: Congrats Justine!!

listy169
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:46 PM
u are not the only one...:kiss: :lol: :tape:

Why do u hate her? Because she won the match....that's sad
I think JuJu deserves to be in the final, after all she played all slam finals

<Sven>
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:46 PM
Congrats Justine
You're truely the rightfull number one this year ;)
4 GS Finals and now the YEC Final too (coming back from injury!!)
(just let Kimmie win the YEC please... :p)

honeyke
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:46 PM
i hate her

i dislike both...but never mind, Justine deserves the number 1 spot in the ranking after being in every grand slam final and a lot of tournament wins although she had so many injuries.

Princeza
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:46 PM
You Justine haters need professional help! She and Amelie play the best tennis in the WTA.

i just hate her because she beat masha not for her talent of course

Dementinator
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:46 PM
well done justine!

Allez-H
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:46 PM
Just when I thought Justine was gonna get creamed by maria, she does this :lol: She's such a money-player :p

This was seriously the first time in a very looooooooong period that I really felt Justine was the underdog, so it makes this victory even sweeter. Goodluck in the final! I hope she'll play Kim since it'll be one of the last chances to see them play against eachother in a big final. Although I'd be ok with her beating Momo for revenge too :p

.david.
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:46 PM
Well first of all Congrats to Justine she played a great Match and deserved to win.


Maria did not play well. Way to many UE and her serve was off to much.
Still she played a great Touranemnt and she had an awsome Year. Thank you Maria for all the joy you gave me this Year:worship:

natacha1
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:47 PM
omg, i did not expect this. I am so happy, really.
I cant believe it.
OMG OMG OMG

Love you Justine !!!!!!

bellascarlett
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:49 PM
Masha.....:awww: :hug:

It's alright. She was too nervous coming into this match I feel. The pressure had a negative effect on her. She not only had to think of number 1 but also her winning streak. But no one can take away your 19 match win streak Masha. The longest this season! :hug:

I'm just so proud she fought until the very end. She really could have lost it earlier on. Really well done on an absolutely fantastic 2006, Masha! You were still blessed! :angel: Now, enjoy the off-season and get your mind and body ready for 2007! Congrats on a great great year! :clap2:

Well done Justine. Just too tough today.

natacha1
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:50 PM
I cant believe, she did not play one indoortournament and still she is in the final of the masters.

Paneru
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:51 PM
I knew Justine could do it!
Best player in the top ten!

Thanks for the cash JHH! :D

.ivy.
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:52 PM
Some of the comments here really show the class of WTAWORLD...

But YES FOR JUSTINE WE#1!

And kudos to Maria for challenging the No.1 spot, and fighting to the very end.

christos
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:53 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: Justine!!

MH0861
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:53 PM
Justine continues to impress in the big tournaments. Very impressive, hope she takes the title!

papru
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:53 PM
Thank you Justine :worship:
still i don't like you cause you lost to Momo and Martina didn't make it :lol:

vesanto
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:53 PM
Congrats Ju! You made my day and you are clearly the best player out there...It is funny because I was never a fan of hers but now I find myself rooting for her in lots of matches (this Year Championships, in all matches!).

Milli
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:54 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

Oh well,Masha had to lose once I guess...And besides,I have to admit JHH deserves the spot...

Wintermute
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:55 PM
:worship: Stunning win, tactically perfect. I think for once the pressure actually got to Maria.

Justine truly deserves to be the year-end #1: 4 Slam finals, Fed Cup final and now into the Championships final.

I hope now Amelie can beat Kim. Justine vs Amelie is a chance for revenge and given the quality of their match yesterday I would be anxious to see them play each other again.

bandabou
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:56 PM
Nice match by Juju...wow, she has reached the finals of the 5 biggest tourneys. Dang.

Maria..well what can we say. She made it closer in the 2nd set, but you never got the feeling that she was really really able to challenge Justine, let alone win the match. Must be kinda dissapointing for her...

Dementieva_Dude
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:58 PM
Congrats Justine! I don't love her, personally, but she's a great player and she deserves the #1 ranking. Her year has been amazing

:inlove:
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:00 PM
Great fight Maria. You should be proud of yourself for hanging in when others would have caved.
Well done Justine. Too good.

Dexter
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:00 PM
Simply SPECTACULAR :clap2: Tears of joy here.

-sugi-
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:01 PM
:yippee:

bandabou
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:01 PM
just shows....everybody can look good beating the dementievas and kuznetsovas of this world..

Justine Fan
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:02 PM
WOOHOO!!!!!! http://pages.prodigy.net/rogerlori1/emoticons/dancefool.gif

:haha:

Loving the smiley

pigmalion
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:03 PM
AMAZING !!!

It's so great ! Thanks juju for the show !!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :banana: :banana: :banana:

(and now let's hope for a belgian final:hearts: )

Grohl
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:04 PM
:woohoo:

~Kiera~
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:04 PM
Congrats, Justine. A well deserved win. I actually felt pretty happy for her at the end.

Ferosh
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:05 PM
:woohoo: Justine!
Very well deserved #1 ranking!

janjan
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:06 PM
:bounce: Justine:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Niunia
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:07 PM
:woohoo:

minihil
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:08 PM
I love the fact Maria and Justine supporters have a lot of respect for each other. Keep it up!

Congrats Justine! And good fight from Maria!

Justine Fan
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:09 PM
What's amazing is that:

1. 10 days ago she started training: and

2. Indoor is her worst surface

And she's in the final.

This woman is simply amazing!! http://deephousepage.com/smilies/party421.gif

listy169
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:11 PM
:lol: Congrats Justine! I don't love her, personally, but she's a great player and she deserves the #1 ranking. Her year has been amazing

Don't worry , she doesn't love you either

FERLKE
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:13 PM
Justine!!!!!!!!!!!:hearts: :bounce: :bowdown: :woohoo:

Ntour
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:14 PM
I still don't like maria but I do have great respect for her and her game even if it is one dimensional

I was actually half expecting a loss from justine

allez YE #1 she truly deserves it

RenaSlam.
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:19 PM
:eek:

I am honestly shocked. I thought Maria was going to cruise through this tournament, she was the top player best in form going into the YEC.

JuJu, amazing :worship:

This is how it should be though, Justine should be the YE #1.

vejh
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:19 PM
Indoor is not JHH's worse surface..that is a fallacy. By the time indoor season comes along, JHH is usually exhausted and injured, and consequnetly doesn't do well. Same goes for quite a few players. Look at the ones who do well indoor;the ones built like horses, athletic and/or full of endurance.

ClaudiaZ-S
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:21 PM
Sharapova was awarded Player of the year :rolleyes:

Stavie
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:23 PM
What's amazing is that:

1. 10 days ago she started training: and

2. Indoor is her worst surface

And she's in the final.

This woman is simply amazing!! http://deephousepage.com/smilies/party421.gif

yeah so true!

And now shut up everyone who was saying that she's done!

:woohoo: JuJu will be back tomorrow for unfinished jobs :armed: :banana:

MistyGrey
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:23 PM
Hell Yea!
:bounce:

Justine :worship:

Justine Fan
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:24 PM
:eek:

I am honestly shocked. I thought Maria was going to cruise through this tournament, she was the top player best in form going into the YEC.

JuJu, amazing :worship:

This is how it should be though, Justine should be the YE #1.

*faints*

metamorpha
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:25 PM
Whoa, I'm a bit surprised Justine won straight sets but I guess it could have been a lot tighter though. I wanna see the match! Congrats Justine.

Dont tell me it'll be Momo again in the final..... gulp....

Nickitos2006
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:25 PM
Well, Justine should be happy with her performance today. Great match from the Belgian! But lets be honest, Maria barely played 10 percent of her potential... It was just one of those days, when nothing worked: serve, return, strokes, movement – everything was awful today. She was just flat. The reason? Who knows. Only Masha can explain us how she felt on court today. I guess that the long exhausting season really took its toll on Masha in this match. But anyway, this season was absolutely Great for her. Now, when it finally is over, she can rest and forget about tennis for a bit of time, in order to come back even stronger in 2007.
Thank you, Maria for a tremendous season and good luck in the next year!

bandabou
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:26 PM
well well....so beating Nadia is really much different than beating Juju, even just coming back..wow.

Justine Fan
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:27 PM
I love it that the poll thread said that Maria would kill Justine in 2 :haha: :haha:

What do WTAworld posters know? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! :haha: :haha:

Just goes to show eh? :rolleyes: :ras: :nerner:

cometz9
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:27 PM
Wonderful news to wake up to :yeah: Congratulation to Justine on making another big final and ending the year No. 1 for the 2nd time :clap2: Well deserved, she is truly the best player of the year :worship: Good Luck in the Final, although i still want Kimmie to win it :p

DragonFlame
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:28 PM
Well, Justine should be happy with her performance today. Great match from the Belgian! But lets be honest, Maria barely played 10 percent of her potential... It was just one of those days, when nothing worked: serve, return, strokes, movement – everything was awful today. She was just flat. The reason? Who knows. Only Masha can explain us how she felt on court today. I guess that the long exhausting season really took its toll on Masha in this match. But anyway, this season was absolutely Great for her. Now, when it finally is over, she can rest and forget about tennis for a bit of time, in order to come back even stronger in 2007.
Thank you, Maria for a tremendous season and good luck in the next year!

a big part of this was because of justine. Maria has a game that needs rythm and justine didn't give her that at all. She changed it up, big serves varied play, service-volley after a point with a big rally. That were genious tactics, you beat maria with that kinda game.

Nicolás89
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:28 PM
:worship: congrats justine :worship:

Stavie
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:28 PM
pooooooor Maria

:spit: :lol: :tape:

Beny
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:29 PM
Thanx Juju...but you should be more confident ;)

Princeza
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:29 PM
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/9301/72507421wz9.th.jpg (http://img171.imageshack.us/my.php?image=72507421wz9.jpg)

bye bye masha

vejh
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:29 PM
Nickitos, talk about excuses and untruths.lol. If Maria didn't even play 10% of her potential...she truly is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

And always remember it takes 2 to tango on court.

Kart
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:29 PM
Just an amazing display from Justine :eek:.

Congrats :yeah:.

morningglory
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:32 PM
:eek: I did NOT expect this... oh well congratz Justine... you were simply better today...

The Crow
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:33 PM
Wow Justine! Great match!! And again number 1 at last :D

But I feel some in here are way to degorative about Sharapova. The girl is 19 and already has 2 grand slams. I'm not a fan either, but if you can't see that she has the potential to dominate the tour in the (near) future....

Uranus
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:33 PM
Amazing Justine! Please win the whole thing :D, since it seems like it's Mauresmo you'll meet in the final :tape:

twight6
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:35 PM
wow, i'm glad she didn't throw her match yesterday!

But ,let's take a moment to reflect on some of my posts:

It'd be too risky for Maria to throw a match just to get her ass kicked by Justine!

In my opinion Justine is going to beat Maria anyway, so Maria might just want to let someone else try to stop her :tape:

Right again :angel:




good match Maria, I do like you :hug: just not your fans :)
Congrats Justine :yeah:

shibster
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:35 PM
well, part of me thought that maria had a too easy route leading up to SF, and perhaps that didn't put her into tight match situations, as much as she may or may not want to.

and she didn't have to adept and think during those matches, so perhaps the wtatour by giving her a cruise and tickets for the ride, has ended up making her pay that price.

vettipooh
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:38 PM
Very well done, Justine. :yippee: :woohoo: revenge is sweet and year end #1 even sweeter! Knew she could do it! I know Justine feels pretty happy!and Maria?...well..she just feels pretty! ;) :lol:...jk. Maria fought real hard in the 2nd set, but Justine was just too good!!!

goldenlox
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:39 PM
I love the fact Maria and Justine supporters have a lot of respect for each other. Keep it up!

Congrats Justine! And good fight from Maria!You should read the scoring thread in the YEC forum.
Plenty of Mashabators spewing their hatred.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:41 PM
WHAT A PERFORMANCE, JUJU!!! :yeah:

You did not just beat any player... you just beat the ON FORM player at the moment!!! :eek:

I want to cry out in happiness, but I can't.... I too overjoyed :D

Now, win this thing to complete your proclamation as the NEW NO.1 PLAYER IN THE WORLD!!!

ZeroSOFInfinity
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:42 PM
WHAT A PERFORMANCE, JUJU!!! :yeah:

You did not just beat any player... you just beat the ON FORM player at the moment!!! :eek:

I want to cry out in happiness, but I can't.... I too overjoyed :D

Now, win this thing to complete your proclamation as the NEW NO.1 PLAYER IN THE WORLD!!!

Uranus
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:44 PM
You should read the scoring thread in the YEC forum.
Plenty of Mashabators spewing their hatred.

Well I don't care because that's what all the Justine HATERS always do, at any moment.

bis2806
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Wooohoooooo!!!!
Allez Justine :D You're the one that deserves the REAL NO.1 ranking woooooooottt!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ceri
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Woop woop, so happy! Allez Justine!! :D

Slumpsova
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:46 PM
:woohoo: well done juju :banana:
i knew it. you screwed yesterday to save engergy for this match. congrats and thank you very fucking much :kiss:

The Crow
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:47 PM
Well I don't care because that's what all the Justine fans always do, at any moment.

Yeah right. Keep generalizing, you two :rolleyes:

Martian KC
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:48 PM
Should've been the US Open, Justine!! But congrats.;):D

Vincey!
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:48 PM
MASHA :bigcry:..

Allez-H
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:52 PM
You should read the scoring thread in the YEC forum.
Plenty of Mashabators spewing their hatred.

Yeah you really should do that cause Justine was being praised and hailed :tape:

Seriously though, to the said poster; read it and it'll show you how some posters seem to lie for fun :yeah:

selyoink
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:57 PM
Excellent job Justine! She deserves to be the #1 ranked player in the world.

.ivy.
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:57 PM
Well I don't care because that's what all the Justine fans always do, at any moment.

If you read it, you'd see that Maria's fans were spewing their hate. :rolleyes:

But of course, you'll just stick to your generalizations.

1star
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:58 PM
Good revenge for the US Open loss :)

She played extremely well in the 1st set but the 2nd set was very tough. Luckily she did not let what happened yesterday happen today.:yeah:

flyingmachine
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:01 PM
YES YES YES YES YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS :woohoo:
Well Done Justine!!!!!!!!!! :banana: :woohoo: :banana:

Uranus
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:03 PM
Yeah right. Keep generalizing, you two :rolleyes:

I meant Justine HATERS, sorry :help:

kosmikgroove
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:03 PM
well done! :)

Uranus
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:03 PM
If you read it, you'd see that Maria's fans were spewing their hate. :rolleyes:

But of course, you'll just stick to your generalizations.

Sorry sorry, I meant haters.

IceHock
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:07 PM
Not really surprised, Justine has one of the few games that just matches up well against Maria's. I have to wait to watch it tonight when it comes on versus.

Allez-H
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:13 PM
I meant Justine HATERS, sorry :help:


The thing is those haters (mostly) aren't even Masha-fans. Maria-fans and Ju-fans generally get along pretty good.

Dasha_
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:13 PM
As espexted. Justine is so much better player than Sharapova.

And she deserves the No. 1 spot.

Congrats, Justine.

Although, if she plays Amelie tomorrow, I wouldn't like her to win the YEC!!! (sorry)

Uranus
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:19 PM
The thing is those haters (mostly) aren't even Masha-fans. Maria-fans and Ju-fans generally get along pretty good.

Yes that's why I didn't say Masha fans ;)
Just people who dislike Justine, and they're plenty :tape:

supergrunt
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:24 PM
You Justine haters need professional help! She and Amelie play the best tennis in the WTA.

By what means :confused: ?

sperona
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:27 PM
great Justine:worship:
now I want another match vs Amé
that's was so good yesterday:bounce:

dinhd82
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:36 PM
Thank God someone took care of Pova, her winning everything and actually having a winning streak makes women's tennis look bad.

hurricanejeanne
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:49 PM
Wow, one of the best performances I have EVER seen. Tactics were perfect, as was the execution. :worship:

Amazing effort from Maria in the second to make it that close... a couple more good points in the tiebreaker and the set would have been hers. :eek: But really... she hardly did anything wrong out there, she could have served more to the forehand on the deuce side and into the body but whatever.

Good show ladies.

Nice recap. Though I believe it'll be shown on tape delay here in the states (shocking!) Sounds like a great match, can't wait to see it.

I said on another board (that shall remain nameless) that Justine was out for blood at the beginning of the week. Pova blood. And she proved me right. I am by far and away not a fan of Justine's but she is a tremendous player and has had an amazing year being this consistant, even with some injuries.

Congrats to her and her fans. :)

Kitten63
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:51 PM
well done juju, it seems like she played really well from what everyone is saying.a truly deserved number one again and good luck in the final!

sad loss masha, but you still had a great year!

einna
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:52 PM
wow!!! just wow!!! congrats justine!

LegionArgentina
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:53 PM
Justine :cool:

Very deserved number one :yeah:

Lefty.
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:56 PM
Juju! :bounce: :yeah: Year end #1! :clap2:

Masha :hug: Good fight. You've had a great year. :D

loppy
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:56 PM
Well done, Justine :worship: :worship: :worship:

Good luck in the final!!!!

Stavie
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:58 PM
:woohoo: JuJu!

Good Luck for tomorrow's match!!!!!! :clap2: :clap2:

Poova
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:58 PM
Well done Justine! Defeating the most in-form player right now... you really deserve the YE #1! :) Good luck in the final!

Masha :sad: Rest up and knock 'em all dead in 2007 ;)

Sally Struthers
Nov 11th, 2006, 04:59 PM
allez!

jacobruiz
Nov 11th, 2006, 05:05 PM
Great match from Justine.:D A well deserved #1 in the world.:worship:


Great things will happen from Maria in 2007; enjoy your vacation Masha after a slammin' year!!:yeah:

Vaidisova
Nov 11th, 2006, 05:18 PM
Wow Justine:worship:

Congrats!

Pasta-Na
Nov 11th, 2006, 05:22 PM
finally someone stopped maria :o

jacobruiz
Nov 11th, 2006, 05:24 PM
finally someone stopped maria :o

Not just "someone"; it took the number# 1 player in the world, who was just beaten by Maria in the last Grand Slam.

Mother_Marjorie
Nov 11th, 2006, 05:26 PM
What's amazing is that:

1. 10 days ago she started training: and

2. Indoor is her worst surface

And she's in the final.

This woman is simply amazing!! http://deephousepage.com/smilies/party421.gif

Nothing can keep her down.
Nothing.

VivalaSeles
Nov 11th, 2006, 05:27 PM
I'm thrilled :D :D Juju showed everyone - one more time - who's the BOSS :D

Lenafan
Nov 11th, 2006, 05:39 PM
Thank you Justine.

Dan23
Nov 11th, 2006, 05:44 PM
Congrats JHH, a worthy #1 and great rival.

Have a party everyone Maria lost for the 2nd time since Wimbledon. Some real trash posted in this thread.

bucklemyshoe
Nov 11th, 2006, 05:50 PM
its funny cause some maria fans were so confident in her winning and glad for her to be playing jhh in SF so that she could be the one to take her out. and be the one to end her #1 hopes, but the opposite happened today:lol::tape:

gmak
Nov 11th, 2006, 05:54 PM
masha was really bad today :(
14 winners to 34 UE :help: still she almost took it to 3 sets...

but i can't be harsh, she's had a great year and she will definitely be back
in 2007 making her haters lives more miserable :devil:

rest up masha and come back kicking asses next year :rocker: :worship:

fleemke³
Nov 11th, 2006, 06:50 PM
I didn't see the match and had to follow it by radio ... and the connection went very bad at the end off the tiebreak :sad: I had to put my ear against the box to hear that she won ... Do I have the say that I was very pleased with this result :dance:

MCM
Nov 11th, 2006, 06:56 PM
:D :D :D

Today is a great day. I'm looking forward to many more great matches between Maria and Justine to come. The focus and determination that they exhibit through their tennis is admirable even though both have their own unique way of showing it.

Hard work does pay off, and I don't think anyone can deny that these two women give tennis their all.

Congratulations, and I'm already looking forward to 2007.

doris_hdz
Nov 11th, 2006, 06:56 PM
Well done JuJu..

Congrats for the 1

charmedRic
Nov 11th, 2006, 06:58 PM
best of luck next time Maria.

~Carsten~
Nov 11th, 2006, 07:14 PM
Masha :sad:

Drake1980
Nov 11th, 2006, 07:15 PM
Justine:banana: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LindsayRulz
Nov 11th, 2006, 07:15 PM
Yay! Good Job JuJu!

eck
Nov 11th, 2006, 07:17 PM
OMG
:woohoo:
CONGRATS Justine!!!
I thought it was about to start now >_>

Wayn77
Nov 11th, 2006, 07:19 PM
Deserved win and superb performance and tactics from Henin. :worship:

- congrats on a great 2006 Maria.

crazillo
Nov 11th, 2006, 07:33 PM
Justine played awesome!

franny
Nov 11th, 2006, 07:39 PM
Maria I love you girl!!!! Congrats on a great year, it was so much better than I could have hoped for. You gave me such joy in the last few months.

Congrats Justine on Year End Number 1!!!! You deserve it babe, BUT honestly, you've lost 3/4 to Amelie. If you lose tomorrow, then it's ard for even me to defend you as YE#1. So please, win tomorrow!

dansnewbeg
Nov 11th, 2006, 07:44 PM
i can't express how much I love this result. Seriously, congrats to both for a great year, but damn, I'm just REALLY proud of the Belgian wafflet for this victory.

Ben.
Nov 11th, 2006, 07:46 PM
Congrats Justine :yeah: u played terrific & u made me lose all my vCash :lol: doesn't matter anyway. ends the year as the number one player in the world for the 2nd time in her career & that by no means is such an impressive feat 2achieve :clap2: & i cannot wait 2 see what will happen in 2007.

Maria, you've had a great season & your only gonna get even better. so congrats & you'll get your opportunities in 2007. :hatoff:

faste5683
Nov 11th, 2006, 09:18 PM
Just another day at the office, eh Juju? ;)

jazar
Nov 11th, 2006, 09:30 PM
well done to juju. she definitely deserves to be #1 after reaching all four GS finals. i though sharapova would have the edge, especially after having a much easier time in the groups. now juju will get her revenge on mauresmo and hopefully will whoop her ass off court.

goldenboi356
Nov 11th, 2006, 09:34 PM
i had a crappy day today but this result made me happy beyong words. I'm smilig so hard when i write this my face hurts

brayster87
Nov 11th, 2006, 09:46 PM
you rock justine....thank god you knocked Sharapova from her high horse!!
Fantastic win, now beat Mauresmo

Yuri Sharapov
Nov 11th, 2006, 09:49 PM
Congratulations, Justine. You've been so lucky.

Bilbo123
Nov 11th, 2006, 10:07 PM
deserved #1:bounce:

best player since graf

now she better beat momo:)

miss_molik
Nov 11th, 2006, 11:29 PM
Go Justine!! WOOOOOOO!!!!!:bigclap: :woohoo:

Corswandt
Nov 12th, 2006, 12:02 AM
I must say Maria was doing a very convincing impersonation of a contender for #1 up until this match. Now she's demoted to her pre-San Diego status as "the player most likely to take advantage of the absence of the Belgians and Mauresmo", which was more or less where she was at the beginning of this season. Reading too much into this one match? Maybe, but it sure was an impressive and comprehensive whipping from JHH, even making due allowance for Maria's quite subpar performance (so much for the player who "always plays her best on the decisive matches").

JHH played with confidence and aggressiveness, like she had done on the first set vs Mauresmo yesterday - and above all she displayed just about the best serving I've seen from her this whole season. And all those returns of serve that JHH was netting at the USO final seemed to become winners today.

Maria did her darnedest to try to preven JHH from hitting those sharp angled crosscourt winners or from opening her bag of tricks, but the only way to do that was to hit very hard and very deep to take time away from JHH, but with JHH giving her absolutely no pace and with Maria so off her game, it was just one UE after another. Also, she didn't manage to do anything even with JHH's second serve.

Maria's performance was a bit of a throwback to her pre-San Diego standards, with a slightly better serve - and JHH returned so well that even that was neutralized. Maria's return game against players who are serving well will always be poor due to her lack of agility, so today there wasn't much she could do apart from focusing on holding serve and waiting for JHH to slacken a bit. But her erratic play from the baseline (and hopelessness when forced to react to JHH's variations in play) prevented her from doing even that.

Buitenzorg
Nov 12th, 2006, 12:06 AM
This prove JUSTINE is the BEST player for 2006 ;)

.Andrew.
Nov 12th, 2006, 01:56 AM
Well done, Justine!!! :worship: :bigclap: :worship: Breaking Masha's win streak. Well done for both players on their AMAZING year :worship:

UDACHi
Nov 12th, 2006, 01:58 AM
maria's had a very good second half of the season and her game has good way up. she was off today, but that's okay. you'll get her next time, masha. :hug:

Jakeev
Nov 12th, 2006, 02:50 AM
Well first of all Congrats to Justine she played a great Match and deserved to win.


Maria did not play well. Way to many UE and her serve was off to much.
Still she played a great Touranemnt and she had an awsome Year. Thank you Maria for all the joy you gave me this Year:worship:

I was thinking the same thing. You can't have an off day against Justine unless the Belgian is having one herself.

Maria has probably moved on but this is definitely one match she should look back on that she let get away.

Sharapova's_Boy
Nov 12th, 2006, 04:12 AM
Masha :sad: :sad: :sad:

Please win the final Amelie, please.

serenafan08
Nov 12th, 2006, 05:30 AM
Great job from Justine, and a great way to solidify her YE #1 ranking. :yeah:

It was a great season for Maria as well. She shook off the "one-hit wonder" label and proved that she is capable of winning more Slams. She's earned a good deal of respect from me, and I wish her all the best in 2007. :wavey:

ioni
Nov 12th, 2006, 02:31 PM
:banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: masha...why ?...why?...:hug: masha next time will be better !

hacberto
Nov 12th, 2006, 02:37 PM
Good luck in the final Justine!!

hotandspicey
Nov 12th, 2006, 02:51 PM
wtg Justine! congrats on taking down maria.:banana:.. :yeah: for ending the year ranked #1. well deserved.