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Uranus
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:32 PM
10th straight win over Sveta :bounce:

Congrats on your 2nd title in as many weeks, Justine! :yeah:

Ellery
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:33 PM
Sveta :o

Congrats Justine!

The Daviator
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:33 PM
What a stunning display of punk tennis by Svetlana Kuznetsova :clap2:

LDF
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:33 PM
Justine :woohoo:

Congrats on winning the Desert Double! :D

Great performance today :yeah:

Vaidisova
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:33 PM
Well done Justine

Dexter
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:33 PM
Wonderful! :banana:

diekedelver
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:33 PM
Back to back desert-titles ! :lol:

Congrats Juju ! :banana: :D

lecciones
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:33 PM
Justine is the girl right now.

Natalicious
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:34 PM
kuzy :sad:

stefi62
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:34 PM
Congrats Juju! :wavey:

goldenboi356
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:34 PM
yessss juju,....

Emina.
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:34 PM
Congrats Justine

poor Sveta :o :help:

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A-N-N-I
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:34 PM
Juju :D
Congrats for win back to back titles :)
Sorry Svetlana :sad:

paranr
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:34 PM
10th straight win over Sveta :bounce:

Congrats on your 2nd title in as many weeks, Justine! :yeah:


this rivalry it turning to be the worst thing for women tennis.:o

why did sveta bothered to beat daniella so easily if she know she doesn't have a chance again justine, at list Dani would have taken more games.

Wintermute
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:35 PM
:woohoo:

Mephisto
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:35 PM
Yay ... 2nd title in 2 weeks :worship: :worship: congrats on title 31 little Justine :bounce: I will watch it later on Eurosport. But please play Indian Wells next year instead of Doha ;)

SloKid
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:36 PM
Never in doubt.

Vut
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:36 PM
:yeah: Juju

Jogi
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:37 PM
wow, what an impressive scoreline :D
she still is the "old" justine, at least on court

Derek.
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:37 PM
Nice, Justine.

Sveta is her bitch.

Eugenia
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:37 PM
Congratulations Justine!!! :bigclap:

komorli
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:37 PM
Nice win Justine! :D

Stavie
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:37 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

ALLEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rocker2:

eck
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:38 PM
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
1st woman to win 2 titles this year. :)
Good gulf double!
Thought you will have problems today, but once again, thanks for proving me wrong. :)
:bowdown:

Lefty.
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:38 PM
Allez Ju! :banana: :woohoo: :bounce: Great job! Back to back titles! :yeah:

Demska
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:38 PM
Justine! Magnificant performance from 4-2 down in the first!

That second set was great tennis! Finished on a cross-court backhand winner. ;) :yeah: Well done on second title in a row! Have a good rest during Indian Wells! :kiss: :hug:

Sveta :o Good start but once again coming up short. Good tournament though. Beaten by a better player on the day. :hug:

.Andrew.
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:39 PM
Justine :worship: :bowdown:

Congratulations on your back to back desert wins! :yeah: (Doha, Dubai)

Sveta :hug:

wally1
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:39 PM
Nice play from Henin. Beautiful the way she attacked Kuznetsova's 2nd serve.

Hashim.
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:39 PM
gud..

.Andrew.
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:39 PM
Nice, Justine.

Sveta is her bitch.

:lol:

Sadly, it's true though. :sad:

DragonFlame
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:40 PM
ALLEEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ That's our justine!:bounce: :worship: :D Great 2 weeks, she's definetly back:cool: And hungry for more!

-jenks-
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:40 PM
:yawn:

maximus82
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:41 PM
Yay for Justine! :banana: :banana: :banana:

Title #31, 8 match win streak, and creeping closer to #1...way to rebound from the start of the year.

thrust
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:41 PM
Very plesant surprise, especially in straight sets! Was Justine that good or Sveta intimidated?

Venus3000
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:41 PM
Nice play from Justine.

Kuzzy :tape:

narrisch
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:41 PM
surprise, surprise :rolleyes: :yawn:

congrats Justine :yeah:
Sveta:shrug: :hug:

TSequoia01
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:41 PM
Justine showing why she is a great champion ,....... sometimes styles make a match and obviously Svetlana does not matchup well against juju.

MCM
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:42 PM
Rest up Justine; you deserve a break!
I can't wait for some potential "fireworks" at Miami!

Cat's Pajamas
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:43 PM
Congrats Justine! :) :yeah:


Sveta :o :haha:

Princeza
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:43 PM
justine's on fire

felipe2004
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:44 PM
Allez Justine!!! Title #2 of the season! :D So proud of you! :hugs:

Demska
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:45 PM
:woohoo:

ioni
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:46 PM
congrats Justine ! Sveta :tape: :help:

Tie-Break
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:48 PM
Awesome :worship: :worship::worship::worship:

So proud of the Queen of the Desert!

thenj
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:50 PM
wow ju :worship:
ALLEZ!

loppy
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:51 PM
Well done Justine! :worship:

A gulf double!!!! :woohoo:

Bart
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:53 PM
Justine :D :yeah:

skanky~skanketta
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:53 PM
go juju!

i hope she keeps this up.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:53 PM
Oh well, you did what you could Sveta :shrug:

Dawn Marie
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:53 PM
Well done Justine. Sveta made another final but you do't know how to beat Justine.

Well done.

Mileen
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:57 PM
Ju :worship:

Kart
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:57 PM
Congrats to Justine.

Better luck next time Sveta :hearts:.

Justine-credible
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:58 PM
allez juju! a truly desrved gulf double. now go and beat all the other top players in miami!

fleemke³
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:58 PM
:dance: nice job Justine! :dance:

Mightymirza
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:00 PM
clean sweep..:hatsoff:

maximus82
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:02 PM
Here is hoping Justine can end her streak of crappy results in Miami...the two weeks of rest and moment from these wins should help her!

sweetpeas
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:02 PM
Svetlana ?

smiler
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:02 PM
A disappointing match by all accounts. Svetlana :(

vettipooh
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:04 PM
Not a Justine fan, but boy, do I have to hand it to her!! :bigclap: Very, very impressive run, taking back to back titles. Well done justine. you are the stuff that champions are made of!! :yeah:
Sveta :sad: but chin up!!!

Justineladivine
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:04 PM
So, so happy she's still coming out on top despite her personal problems. Love you so much, Ju... (faints... not expecting to snap out of it shortly)

Shimizu Amon
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:04 PM
As expected, congrats Justine. Well done :yeah:

miss molly
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:04 PM
Justine :worship: I'm so happy and proud of her:hearts: :bounce:
She deserve it, really good match. Everything seemed to work today in her game. She's amazing...

Too bad for Sveta, she was playing well during this week.

CooCooCachoo
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:04 PM
Bad score for Sveta :(

Sefo
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:13 PM
Possibly Sveta has too much respect for Justine.

Kenny
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:15 PM
Svetlana.. get a good game.

fufuqifuqishahah
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:26 PM
what a boring end to an otherwise interesting tourneeeey

MistyGrey
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:37 PM
ALLEZ JUSTINE!
:bounce:

Jevel
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:45 PM
Good job, Justine!!

jazar
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:52 PM
only an idiot would have predicted any other result

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 3rd, 2007, 05:03 PM
congrats justine!!!:woohoo: :bounce:
:bigclap: :rocker2: :yeah:
:worship: :smooch:

améliemomo
Mar 3rd, 2007, 05:08 PM
svetlana YOU have a BIG Problem!:rolleyes: :tape:


she play like shit against mini henin,like she is afraid of her.Cant understand it.:o

disco_rage
Mar 3rd, 2007, 05:16 PM
Well done Henin, very dominant!

JustineTime
Mar 3rd, 2007, 05:24 PM
Sveta didn't play too badly:

74% 1st serves, only -1 winners to errors...the big stat, I think, is only 1 of 7 break points (a dismal 14% :ras: ) converted. As usual, Justine plays huge on the big points. :shrug:

As for Justine, what can I say, nice clean match:

58% 1st serves, very good for her, +6 (29-23) winners to errors, and 4 aces to Sveta's 1. :yeah:

Well done, Justine! :hatoff: :bigclap:

Side note: :secret: Justine's winning 91% of her matches so far this year! ;)

:woohoo:

Well on her way back to the top o' the heap, where she righfully belongs(and where it took a man[or a barely reasonable facsimile thereof...:unsure: ] to knock her off! :( )

http://humferier.free.fr/sac/lol.gif

CORIA01
Mar 3rd, 2007, 05:26 PM
DO NOT KNOW WHY SVETA ALWAYS STRUGGLE AGAINST JUSTINE???

Just Do It
Mar 3rd, 2007, 05:36 PM
Jelena was the only player who could stop Justine here ;)

suffer well
Mar 3rd, 2007, 05:43 PM
As expected Justine won without getting into third gear….and Svetlana made a complete arse of herself by making ridiculous grunting noises during the proceedings….WTF, did Svetlana think impersonating one of the sheiks camels would deter Justine?

And dyeing her hair has not improved her game either....

eck
Mar 3rd, 2007, 05:43 PM
Jelena was the only player who could stop Justine here ;)

So could Patty. ;)

Oh well.

:drool: :drool: :drool: Justine

DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Top-seeded Justine Henin of Belgium won the Qatar Open with a 6-4, 6- 2 win Saturday over Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.

The second-ranked Henin won, who won the Dubai Open last week, broke a sequence of Russian domination in Qatar dating back to 2003 when Anastasia Myskina won the title. Myskina repeated her performance in 2004, while Maria Sharapova and Nadia Petrova took the title in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

Henin showed no fatigue despite playing three sets against Patty Schnyder on Thursday and Jelena Jankovic on Friday.

"Maybe I have a mental block when I play Justine :unsure:," said Kuznetsova, who has lost 14 of their 15 clashes. "She is just too tough mentally and I need to learn this from her." <- :)

Kuznetsova's only win against Henin came in the semifinals of the 2004 Qatar Open.

The Russian took a 4-2 lead in the first set with a break in the sixth game, but Henin broke back after Kuznetsova double-faulted twice. Henin held serve to tie, broke Kuznetsova again to take the lead, then served out the set.

Henin broke in the first game of the second set and had further breaks in the fifth and seventh games.

faste5683
Mar 3rd, 2007, 06:13 PM
Congrats, Juju! Did anybody see this match? Did justine serve and volley at all?
(granny style)!? :tape:

:wavey:

JustineTime
Mar 3rd, 2007, 06:19 PM
"If not for the breathtaking beauty of its execution, Justine Henin-Hardenne's backhand has, in its savagery, a certain resemblance with the movement of an executioner's axe. In some ways, the backhand represents her brand of tennis itself, which is beautiful, yet ruthless." Sports Star Weekly


I love this quote! :yeah:

Frode
Mar 3rd, 2007, 06:28 PM
I did not see this, but I guess it's official: Svetlana wil NEVER beat Justine again.

Great stuff from Justine, back to back titles:worship:

thrust
Mar 3rd, 2007, 06:35 PM
Great description of Justine^s backhand, and tennis!

MH_3571
Mar 3rd, 2007, 07:06 PM
Congrats Justine :worship: :bounce:

SloKid
Mar 3rd, 2007, 07:12 PM
Jelena was the only player who could stop Justine here ;)
Yeah, it's not like any other player had a match point against Justine this week.

:rolleyes:

**Jelica**
Mar 3rd, 2007, 07:21 PM
Congratulations Justine! :yeah:

laurie
Mar 3rd, 2007, 07:26 PM
Tough luck again Sveta :wavey:

"She is just too tough mentally and I need to learn this from her."

If Svetlana can apply some of Justine's attitude in the future, then today's defeat was a good defeat. Surely Svetlana is getting fed up of losing to Justine.

Kitten63
Mar 3rd, 2007, 07:30 PM
Well done Juju!
Good week Sveta.

Europe rocks
Mar 3rd, 2007, 08:09 PM
Back to back titles for Juju :) Congrats and hopefully you can knock Maria off the top spot soon!

Sveta :help:

Blu€
Mar 3rd, 2007, 08:18 PM
As expected, Kuzzy sucks against Juju ^^

jujufreak
Mar 3rd, 2007, 08:36 PM
Congrats, Juju! Did anybody see this match? Did justine serve and volley at all?
(granny style)!? :tape:

:wavey:

yes she did, for example: at the second set, the second game, she was down 15-40 and she served & volleyed twice - successfully of course :cool: - and won the game :bounce:

she served well, returned agressively and had some magnificent points at the net today

:worship: Justine :worship: great match :kiss: great tournament :kiss:

miss_molik
Mar 3rd, 2007, 08:56 PM
Congrats Justine!!! Tough Luck Sveta

treufreund
Mar 3rd, 2007, 09:02 PM
That is really encouraging and nice to hear that JUJU saved 2 break points using a serve and volley changeup.

faste5683
Mar 3rd, 2007, 09:10 PM
yes she did, for example: at the second set, the second game, she was down 15-40 and she served & volleyed twice - successfully of course :cool: - and won the game :bounce:

she served well, returned agressively and had some magnificent points at the net today

:worship: Justine :worship: great match :kiss: great tournament :kiss:

:eek: You mean... she won those big points... "granny style" :lol: :scared:

:wavey:

Ben.
Mar 3rd, 2007, 09:39 PM
Congrats Justine :clap2: 2 titles won in the Middle East Swing is pretty damn impressive :yeah:

Sveta :hug: when will you get a win over justine?

cheo23
Mar 3rd, 2007, 09:48 PM
WOW!!!! my QUEEN JUSTINE WON THE TITLE?????? :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

thats MY QUEEN JUSTINE!!!!!! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:


CONGRATULATIONS MISS QATAR CHAMPION: QUEEN JUSTINE!!!!!!!!!
:woohoo: :woohoo: :bigclap: :bigclap: :worship:

U should be the REAL #1 soon...don't worry about the ranking...just REST your little body & eventually you will find a REAL MAN in your life :lol:

Igor, I'm sorry QUEEN JUSTINE DEFEATS U ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

WE LOVE U QUEEN JUSTINE!!!! :hearts: :hearts:

Keep on FIGHTIN & keep ON WINNING!!!!!

LOVE U!!

Mother_Marjorie
Mar 3rd, 2007, 10:09 PM
I think its safe to say that Justine has channeled her energies and focus back to tennis and she's well on her way to having another great year!

I'm sure all of her fans are proud of the way she's fought through tough matches that would have otherwise been easy wins for her.

Congratulations to Justine on title #31 and her continued dominance in the WTA :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

cheo23
Mar 3rd, 2007, 10:13 PM
Henin wins Qatar Open to complete Gulf double


DOHA (Reuters) - Belgium's Justine Henin defeated Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 6-2 to win the Qatar Open and complete a Gulf double on Saturday.

Henin, who had beaten Kuznetsova in the semi-final before she won the title in Dubai last week, continued her mastery over the Russian, extending her head-to-head lead to 14-1.

Henin took home $222,000 while Kuznetsova pocketed $117,000.

Despite her win, Henin will remain No. 2 in the WTA rankings, but she has closed in on Russian Maria Sharapova.

Henin was broken in the sixth game by Kuznetsova but broke back immediately and then again two games later before taking the set after saving three break points on her own serve.

An immediate break gave the Belgian a quick advantage in the second set and she never relinquished her grip.

"The conditions were tough. I was 2-4 down in the first set and she was really playing well. She put me under lot of pressure," Henin said.

"But I came back strongly. I changed my tactics and started to go to the net often. She could feel that I was into the match and from then on I had control of the match.

"I enjoy playing here, in the Middle East... I have won four times in Dubai and now a title here. It's my first title in Doha and I love to win where I have never won in the past.

"In Dubai, she (Kuznetsova) believed she could beat me. And she could have, as she had the match in control. But she gave me opportunities and I came back and played my best tennis."

Kuznetsova said she was disappointed with yet another defeat at the hands of Henin.

"I would say it's psychological. It is definitely not about my game," the Russian said.

"In other matches I really play well, but against Justine it brings me to another level. I need to be in a different level to play and win against her."

DennisPostedThis
Mar 3rd, 2007, 10:14 PM
Oh Sveta :(

cheo23
Mar 3rd, 2007, 10:16 PM
is there any pictures of QUEEN JUSTINE w/ the trophy???????

Jodie
Mar 3rd, 2007, 10:23 PM
is there any pictures of QUEEN JUSTINE w/ the trophy???????

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/LudivineLaurel/Justine%20Henin/Doha18.jpg

cheo23
Mar 3rd, 2007, 10:29 PM
^^^^^^ THANK U!!!!! can we have more pictures of QUEEN JUSTINE or of both players??? :lol: :lol:

Jodie
Mar 3rd, 2007, 10:45 PM
^^^^^^ THANK U!!!!! can we have more pictures of QUEEN JUSTINE or of both players??? :lol: :lol:

Sure.. ;)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/LudivineLaurel/Justine%20Henin/DOha21.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/LudivineLaurel/Justine%20Henin/Doha19.jpg

cheo23
Mar 3rd, 2007, 10:52 PM
Sure.. ;)



http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/LudivineLaurel/Justine%20Henin/Doha19.jpg

my Queen Justine won a motorcycle????? :haha: :haha: :haha: ...I can't picture her ridin it :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm lovin the pictures...the look on Igor's face :lol:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Mar 3rd, 2007, 10:57 PM
Beware WTA, the Gulf Queen will be "engulfing" you all soon :lol:

keirana332
Mar 3rd, 2007, 11:07 PM
ahh great win justine
loving the motorbike lol

SelesFan70
Mar 3rd, 2007, 11:09 PM
10th straight win over Sveta :bounce:

Congrats on your 2nd title in as many weeks, Justine! :yeah:

:D 31 and counting....

Mother_Marjorie
Mar 3rd, 2007, 11:12 PM
Beware WTA, the Gulf Queen will be "engulfing" you all soon :lol:
What's amazing is that in spite of her recent personal difficulty, she's still able to battle through tough matches, not always playing her best, but always finding a way to win.

And when she's been down in matches, she has her "B" plan of attacking the net, which has served her well.

All of this on hardcourt for two consecutive weeks :eek:

Yeah, I think Justine has sent a lob over the head of the WTA and a clear message: "I win"

cheo23
Mar 3rd, 2007, 11:51 PM
found some more pictures...enjoy
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t220/heycheo23/motor.jpg
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t220/heycheo23/doha.jpg
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t220/heycheo23/changeover.jpg

bellascarlett
Mar 3rd, 2007, 11:53 PM
Seriously, Sveta, can't even make a dent...:o That h2h is just disgusting now.

Congrats Justine! ;)

Tie-Break
Mar 3rd, 2007, 11:53 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/LudivineLaurel/Justine%20Henin/Doha18.jpg

:inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

AMAZING

Poor Sveta :sad:

star
Mar 3rd, 2007, 11:58 PM
:worship: Congrats Justine :D:D

Dexter
Mar 3rd, 2007, 11:59 PM
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t220/heycheo23/motor.jpg

This one is hilarious! :haha:

flyingmachine
Mar 4th, 2007, 12:09 AM
Well done Justine. :yeah:

RND
Mar 4th, 2007, 12:51 AM
Though I'm not a fan of Justine,I think she's the real number one.She's way ahead of the other players. :tape: :yeah:

JustineTime
Mar 4th, 2007, 02:50 AM
Though I'm not a fan of Justine,I think she's the real number one.She's way ahead of the other players. :tape: :yeah:

;)

Like I said...:)

tennismaster8820
Mar 4th, 2007, 03:03 AM
Kuznetzova couldn't play consistantly at the highest level, Justine was too good yet again!
Some points were fantastic!
Especially that match point Sveta saved with lob!
Congrats to both!
Justine :worship:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Mar 4th, 2007, 03:21 AM
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t220/heycheo23/motor.jpg

This one is hilarious! :haha:

I wonder if she could handle it... though it's excites and enjoys her, but it's too big for her to tackle.... :lol:

treufreund
Mar 4th, 2007, 03:22 AM
Does anybody know how I can get a copy of the match??

nsquare
Mar 4th, 2007, 04:52 AM
Juju u r the best
This match has made me even more of a loyal fan
Go juju win miami and dominate the clay courts as well

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 4th, 2007, 05:00 AM
Sveta :o

josemanuel
Mar 4th, 2007, 05:04 AM
Well done Juju!!

Si_Hi
Mar 4th, 2007, 05:34 AM
Great job....!!!!!!!

RJWCapriati
Mar 4th, 2007, 05:36 AM
And the domination continues

nouf
Mar 4th, 2007, 06:47 AM
Doha2007 final henin vs kuznetsova
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photos/150x200/80350.jpghttp://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photos/150x200/110552.jpg
Set1:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9GQ6LA1F
Set2:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HMOVF6NZ

cheo23
Mar 4th, 2007, 06:51 AM
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :hearts: :hearts:

I love u NOUF!!!! THANK U SOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!

U ARE THE BEST POSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I get to see my QUEEN JUSTINE play & win!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

Kunal
Mar 4th, 2007, 07:23 AM
justine is making the most of the fact that the best players are not competing right now.

Mephisto
Mar 4th, 2007, 07:56 AM
justine is making the most of the fact that the best players are not competing right now.

:lol: :lol: Best joke of the day ... which players do you mean ??? :lol:

eck
Mar 4th, 2007, 08:20 AM
justine is making the most of the fact that the best players are not competing right now.

:weirdo:

That's like saying: "Serena/Martina/Nadia/Amelie/insert winner was making the most of the fact that the best players were not competing at AO/Tokyo/Paris/Antwerp/insert tourney."

It's not her fault that the best were not there. I'm not blaming 'the best players'' either. She was given a draw, and she won her matches. Simple.

In The Zone
Mar 4th, 2007, 08:22 AM
:weirdo:

"Serena was making the most of the fact that the best player was not competing at AO."

It's not her fault that the best were not there. I'm not blaming 'the best players'' either. She was given a draw, and she won her matches. Simple.

Well said. I wish all the posters followed this. Justine is doing what she needs to do at this point -- win her matches. You can't deny her that. Because Serena and Sharapova aren't there for whatever their reasons may or, in some cases, may not be, this is not to be held against Justine.

Holding a head to head of 12-1 over Svetlana now is amazing.

Mephisto
Mar 4th, 2007, 08:24 AM
Well said. I wish all the posters followed this. Justine is doing what she needs to do at this point -- win her matches. You can't deny her that. Because Serena and Sharapova aren't there for whatever their reasons may or, in some cases, may not be, this is not to be held against Justine.

Holding a head to head of 12-1 over Svetlana now is amazing.

It's even worse for Sveta (14:1) ;)

Mother_Marjorie
Mar 4th, 2007, 11:21 AM
justine is making the most of the fact that the best players are not competing right now.
Justine beat Amelie in straight sets in the finals of Dubai over a week ago. So, does Justine have to lose to Sybille Bammer to get any respect around here?:rolleyes:

Silly Willy.

Your favs haven't won two tournaments in a row in years.

laurie
Mar 4th, 2007, 01:30 PM
justine is making the most of the fact that the best players are not competing right now.

Even as a big fan of Svetlana Kuznetsova, I concede that Justine is the mentally toughest player on tour (along with a fit Serena Williams).

The other contenders have to match that aspect, that's an important part of all sports - not just Tennis.

So I would hope you will reconsider your thoughts.

Craigy
Mar 4th, 2007, 01:41 PM
Great job....!!!!!!!
You need to change the Justine part in your sig :eek:

bandabou
Mar 4th, 2007, 02:02 PM
wow...sveta really is justine's biatch. dang.

tobi
Mar 5th, 2007, 10:21 AM
Congrats Justine :D

Two wonderful tournement win back to back :) ;)

eck
Mar 5th, 2007, 09:15 PM
Anyone know why Sugiyama was there?

Is she picking Sveta as her new doubles partner :devil: