View Full Version : Toronto 2R : [1] Justine Henin (BEL) Def. Andreja Klepac (SLO) 6-3 6-1

Aug 16th, 2007, 12:47 AM
Justine :yeah:

Aug 16th, 2007, 12:48 AM
Though I was impressed with Klepac's game. She hits really hard :eek:

Aug 16th, 2007, 12:49 AM
well done, juju :D but pls be gentle with shuai :angel:

Aug 16th, 2007, 12:49 AM
Good start to Henin's Toronto campaign, which was just made a little easier earlier today.

Aug 16th, 2007, 12:54 AM
i had to turn this match off after a set as it was boring and predictable! henin was playing ok but lets face it this wasn't a test! and now peng in the 3rd round so she wont be tested again tommorrow!

Aug 16th, 2007, 12:56 AM

Aug 16th, 2007, 12:57 AM
Congrats Ju!! Your first match win in 5 weeks:)

Aug 16th, 2007, 12:57 AM
Klepac looked the better striker of the ball when she got it in, shame she never really could keep it in :lol: She is a typical lower down player, a little like Rezai. She has this powerful game but little if any consistency. She had a fast serve which she hit into the same spot on the deuce court like 85% of the time, she rarely went for a line resulting in only one ace. Many big points like 30-30 & 40-30 on Henin's serve went begging due to wildly hard bashed long returns off her forehand. Moreover she overhits constantly when the ball is either sliced, floated or bunted to her, often smashing the ball rather unceremoniously into the net. Her volleys where fair, but her movement was pretty lacking, perhaps, made ever more evident by the presence of her speedy opponent. The score didn't seem to reflect the match really, I mean one could say it did so in as much as it showed the progressive cumulative relationship between length and errors from Klepac, but it was tight and closely fought all the way.

Henin-wise, an relatively impressive match. Serving was far from spectecular, but I'm not sure there is going to be anyone left in the tournament to make anything of that weakness. Her movement was superb and both her forehand and her backhand looked rather imperious, a warning signal to whoever awaits her in the latter rounds. Henin is back looking for revenge of that weak Wimbledon wilt, and looking, every inch the world's best player.

Aug 16th, 2007, 01:05 AM
Good job Justine :yeah:

Aug 16th, 2007, 01:14 AM
Congrats Justine :kiss: :worship:

Aug 16th, 2007, 02:41 AM
good start juju

looks like we might be seeing the wimbledon re-match in the semis

Aug 16th, 2007, 03:18 AM
Congrats, Justine! :worship: :yeah:

Andreja :hug:

Aug 16th, 2007, 03:24 AM
Nice if not very impressive start Justine, but only lost 4 games still.

That volley winner of a Justine moonball was very cool from Klepac.

Aug 16th, 2007, 06:07 AM
Ju :D

Aug 16th, 2007, 06:15 AM
Good job Justine :yeah:

Aug 16th, 2007, 09:46 AM
Justine :yeah:

Klepac seems far from typical hard hitters though.She hits actually with a lot of spin, but hard.Her game reminds me of Clijsters's a bit.And I'm sure when she'll play more matches she'll play as good as the first 5 games through the whole match. :D

But there were a lot of close games, and it was a matter who was more consistent, that was Henin in this case.That was Klepac's first match against a quality player like that, so nothing more was expected.But she had a great transition from 25k's to WTA tier 3s and now she has to make another transition.

Congrats on a good match though. :D

Aug 16th, 2007, 09:49 AM
Good beginning, congrats Ju :)

Aug 16th, 2007, 10:29 AM
Ju. :yeah:

Aug 16th, 2007, 11:17 AM
This match was good for Andreja to gain experience. She also won 50 points this week, which will help her ranking nicely, she'll be around 120, highest ranking ever. Hopefully she'll qualify for the USO now.

Aug 16th, 2007, 11:20 AM
Ju :banana: :yeah:

Aug 16th, 2007, 11:46 AM
juju :yeah:

Aug 16th, 2007, 11:52 AM
Good expected win from Justine there.

Aug 16th, 2007, 12:07 PM
Juju :worship:

Aug 16th, 2007, 09:07 PM
Well done Justine!