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Dexter
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:26 PM
Congrats Justine! :worship: First Tier I title since I can't remember... :lol: (okay I know she won her last in Berlin in 2005, but it seems ages ago! :lol:). Brilliant tennis from both towards the end of the match... Especially that Justine's service game at 5 all 2nd set. Some great points there! :yeah::cool:

Good week for Jelena. :)

LindsayRulz
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:26 PM
Justine :yeah:

Jelena :sad: :hug:

DefyingGravity
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:27 PM
Great match from these two. Justine was too tough in clinch moments and went for her shots while Jankovic was settled on retrieving. The last two games really made the match, and Justine proved that the mentally tougher player gets the apple.

Jankovic impressed me today with her variety, and her fight. Justine is showing her jitters again closing out matches. If only JJ had weapons to beat JuJu with besides that GORGEOUS backhand down the line. Great winner

LindsayRulz
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:27 PM
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/capt_eb46b9bff4ac4ba4a320e28d108cb485_rogers_cup_t ennis_fng103.jpg

LindsayRulz
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:27 PM
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/capt_db6ee3383a6045fa8062125c3cfa3d3f_rogers_cup_t ennis_fng103.jpg

LindsayRulz
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:27 PM
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/capt_d8b785ee12a44e6db921b744a8811600_rogers_cup_t ennis_fng101.jpg
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/capt_21dd47ee2abf4bc5bf52ab2141576228_rogers_cup_t ennis_fng102.jpg

stevos
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:27 PM
Oh my fucking goodness Jelena. :sobbing:
How could you?!

Anyway, awesome match, good for Toronto, and good job Justine.

AllezH1
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:27 PM
High level tennis. Justine was patchy mentally but that's to be expected.

I expected straight sets as Justine is the superior player, but Jankovic is very talented.

Allez Justine Henin! Reclaim the USO title!

Wayn77
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:28 PM
Best match of the year!

Congrats to both.

fufuqifuqishahah
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:28 PM
gawd jelena. you make me so frustrated lol

Groenefelder25
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:28 PM
woah!!! this was damn quick post!!! unlucky jelena, but rest now for us open

justine :bounce:

Zombielicious
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:28 PM
Congrats Justine! :hug:

Blu€
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:28 PM
Jelena nice fight on match points :worship:

Derek.
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:28 PM
Ohhh, Jelena. :bigcry:

Such a good match though. :worship:

She gave everything, as did Justine.

LindsayRulz
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:28 PM
so close at the end :sad:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:30 PM
Never in doubt :yeah:

DownTheLine21
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:30 PM
Great match. It was filled with a lot of drama and, most importantly, high quality tennis. Great win for Justine, and Jankovic certainly represented herself better here than in their French Open SF.

~Carsten~
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:30 PM
well I didn't see the Match, I watched Little Britain. It seemed to be a thriller!
well done Justine :dance:

©@®eLess
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:30 PM
Please an Oscar for Justine's fake first serves and her fake "hurting" during match

DefyingGravity
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:30 PM
Best match of the year!

Congrats to both.

Now, It was a great match...but not the best of the year. Clijsters-Jankovic in Sydney was still miles better than this one.

roxi
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:30 PM
I don't remember when I last time saw Juju makes so many errors!!!
Nevertheless, well done Justine!!!

Frode
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:30 PM
Wow.
Best match I have seen since Justine vs Amelie in Dubai.
Well done to the two best players in the world atm.

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

cellophane
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:31 PM
Great match ladies! Jelena can beat Justine for sure... it's just a matter of time.

stevos
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:31 PM
Definitely one of the best matches of the year.

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:31 PM
just like Davydenko pushes Federer and leads in sets and cant put him away
Jankovic is the same vs Justine

Justine :yeah: :D

Wintermute
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:31 PM
:bounce: Good job Justine!

That match became really good during the second set. Those epic games at the end were fantastic. Jelena still smiling at the end so I perhaps she's not too disappointed.

BigBabeTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:31 PM
to many chances for jelena to take will not win a grandslam ever

MagicMilan
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:31 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:
Congrats Justine!

Stamp Paid
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:31 PM
What a mental scoreline.
Jelena. :rolleyes:

HammerGirl
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:31 PM
Good match but Justine's first serve percentage needs improvement.

Libertango
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:32 PM
Great match, not the result I wanted, but nice to see quality tennis, especially in a final.

Jelena :hug: :kiss:

Congrats Juju.

Forehand_Volley
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:32 PM
The last time Henin won Toronto, she won the US Open.

Ceri
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:32 PM
FANTASTIC match - for suspense and the nine deuces if nothing else, some stunning winners from both but Justine's backhand was totally out of this world. Loved her intensity throughout, and Jankovic for her emotion and good sportsmanship. Well done Justine! :D :worship: :kiss: to Jelena

Kitten63
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:32 PM
Congratulations on an amazing tournament and match Justine!!
Great week and match Jelena.

TennisPlayingFox
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:33 PM
What a match! That was incredible! Both Jelena and Justine played well and fought so hard! Congrats Justine! Tough loss Jelena.

nouf
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:33 PM
Final henin vs jankovic
http://www.tennisvideos.fr/forum/showthread.php?p=625

eck
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:33 PM
JH :)
Although the BP conversion was :o
Good job for saving 5 BPs in a row :eek:

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:33 PM
JuJu back with a win :worship:

AnnaK_4ever
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:34 PM
I didn't watch the whole match but the second set was very entertaining and of high quality tennis.
Congrats, Justine! I :hearts: you backhand, some big forehands today too... but what's up with those weird forehands and shot selection at couple of MPs?

Jelena... Always close... and always loss.

frenchie
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:34 PM
pfff JJ!

she doesn't believe she can beat Henin!
Those last 2 games:rolleyes:

hurricanejeanne
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:34 PM
Congrats Justine.
Fun match. :) Hopefully there's more in store for the US Open.

Ceri
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:35 PM
The last time Henin won Toronto, she won the US Open.

Here's hoping! :D

Apoleb
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:35 PM
I thought this was quite a messy match. Some great play mixed with bad play, but it did get really good at the end.

Overall, Justine's forehand didn't look good to me. Very inconsistent especially in the first set. Her backhand was there to save her. Hopefully, the shoulder isn't a big problem. She complained about it back in Wimbledon after her match against Serena.

felipe2004
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:35 PM
Justine!!! :D I'm so happy for you! A Tier I victory again! :) And what a great match it was: close, entertening, high quality :D

Ceri
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:36 PM
Final henin vs jankovic
http://www.tennisvideos.fr/forum/showthread.php?p=625

is that the whole match? I wouldn't mind seeing that again!

cellophane
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:37 PM
First set wasn't all that great; it was entertaining mostly because of the end.

LoveFifteen
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:37 PM
Excellent match.

:worship: @ Justine!

I never thought I would see the day where I became a fan of Henin's, but she's really winning me over. Her tennis is a delight to watch, and I enjoy watching her.

:hatoff: @ my fave tranny! You did a great job, Jelena, and I was impressed by your talent and fight.

*Jean*
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:38 PM
Amazing match! What a pity Janka didnt convert all the break points at 5/5 second set...A few amazing points! Congrats Henin :devil:

Emina.
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:38 PM
Congrats Henin :D

jonny84
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:38 PM
Jelena :sad:

So many missed opportuinities. She will be kicking her self for those.

:bigclap: Justine!

eck
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:40 PM
Excellent match.

:worship: @ Justine!

I never thought I would see the day where I became a fan of Henin's, but she's really winning me over. Her tennis is a delight to watch, and I enjoy watching her.

:hatoff: @ my fave tranny! You did a great job, Jelena, and I was impressed by your talent and fight.

:eek:

tranny :lol:

DevilishAttitude
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:40 PM
Jelena will never beat Henin, cos she simply as about as much belief of getting a win against her as Brie does about winning games :help:

That Berlin QF was the real killer.

!<blocparty>!
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:40 PM
Now that, is what we call a bullshit match.

Eugenia
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:40 PM
Congratulations Justine! :bigclap: Finally a Tier I title! :banana:

Vlad Tepes
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:41 PM
Allez Justine, I love you! :bounce: First Tier I after 27 months :eek: and after such a figth!

Bruno71
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:41 PM
I may be in the minority in thinking that this was not a high quality match between 2 of my favorite players...at least not throughout. The last few games were fantastic though.

JJ looked beat the moment she stepped on court...both physically and mentally. Not a huge surprise to those who've been following her play the last few weeks. But it wasn't like Justine was playing nearly her best either, so no excuses there. The 2 of them saved the entertainment value of the match in the 2nd set, and one of my faves won, so I can't complain too much :)

Justine :worship: too good

Jelena :boxing: great fight

pkilli
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:42 PM
:bounce: Congrats Justine! My little Champion! I am so proud of you! Great fight! :bounce:

spriwi
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:43 PM
:rocker2: fantastic tennis from both at the end

juju :yeah: some of her backhands were even more astonishing than usual :eek:

jelena :hug:

Beny
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:43 PM
Very entertaining match, not the best quality IMO, Justine making too many errors.
Jelena fought hard and hit some :eek: shots, Juju hit those too especially towards the end. It was extremely fun to watch at times, sometimes the match seemed too long- I couldn't keep my concentration :lol: and forgot the score

btw.Jelena clapped a lot, but was it necessary to clap after that CC ace from Justine? Jelena herself hit a couple of those. But it was an important point so maybe that was the reason why Jelena clapped after the ace.

Well done,girls! Must have been exhausting for you,even in two sets.

Congrats Justine for the title!

cellophane
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:43 PM
I may be in the minority in thinking that this was not a high quality match between 2 of my favorite players...at least not throughout. The last few games were fantastic though.

No, it really wasn't. I was actually kind of tired watching it... the end made up for it though.

AlwaysGraf
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:44 PM
Best match of the year!

Congrats to both.

are you serious? the last few games were good,but the rest was pretty poor

Beny
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:44 PM
And some Justine backhands :drool:

cellophane
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:45 PM
Jelena will never beat Henin, cos she simply as about as much belief of getting a win against her as Brie does about winning games :help:

I doubt she would have saved as many matchpoints then and would have had as many breakpoints at 5-5 if she had no belief...

vettipooh
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:45 PM
Jelena led 4/1 in the 1st set and had sooooooooooo many break chances in the 2nd. :rolleyes:
Mental attitude needs major improvement.

WF4EVER
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:47 PM
So, how do they say 'Mental Midget" in Serbia?

I have never seen Justine play worse and win. Jankovic had tons and tons of chances, not to mention breaks. What a weakling!

sheyna
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:47 PM
Congrats Justine ! :yeah: but I don't think it was your normal high standard apart from a few shots. Sometimes it was like she was out there practising and saying to herself "now what happens if I do this"? Her forehand was really off today .... eventually in the final 2 games she upped her level, but it wasn't 100% Justine. At least she won in 2! :bounce:

Bad luck Jelena ... you're brilliant, but you have to have the belief that you can beat her (even though I don't want you to beat her) :lol:

Jodie
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:47 PM
Well done Justine!! :D :worship:

Serval
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:48 PM
JuJu :worship:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:49 PM
It's almost like Justine wanted a hard match for herself. I've never seen her make so many bad errors.

sheyna
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:50 PM
So, how do they say 'Mental Midget" in Serbia?

I have never seen Justine play worse and win. Jankovic had tons and tons of chances, not to mention breaks. What a weakling!

I totally agree with you .... exactly what I was thinking - and win it in 2 as well. :)

Thanx4nothin
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:50 PM
Jelena needs to hire a sports psychologist because she's embarrassing herself everytime she goes on court with Henin, 4-1 first set and 4-2 second set. All those second serves just punched back into court, Henin would have been really pressed and more than likely beaten by either Venus, Serena or Maria in this match, shame JJ has little belief in herself. BTW, How on earth was that the best match of the year, it was as predictable as Serena pulling out of New Haven, people blab on about the suspense in their matches, I never feel excited or expectant, because I always knoew the outcome, JJ gets a break lead in a set about 3 times, relinquishes it tamely each time, then has countless opportunities to take the set regardless of her wobbles, but loses around 100 BPs, gives Henin a game point which she takes 1st time. And the next set sees a similar pattern, if it goes to a third then she goes 4-0 then chokes. yawn.

cellophane
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:53 PM
Jelena needs to hire a sports psychologist because she's embarrassing herself everytime she goes on court with Henin, 4-1 first set and 4-2 second set. All those second serves just punched back into court, Henin would have been really pressed and more than likely beaten by either Venus, Serena or Maria in this match, shame JJ has little belief in herself.

I'm not sure why so many people are on Jelena's case today? Yeah, she hasn't had the belief in herself, but I don't think she lost for lack of belief. More for lack of concentration and Justine being tenacious and simply better. She certainly tried!

cometz9
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:55 PM
Congrats to Justine :clap2: good thing she's not playing in New Haven.

Jelena :( get some rest for the Open.

explorer
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:55 PM
Break points, Henin 5/17 (29%) and Jelena 4/12 (33%). Don't understand why some of you said Jelena had so many chances and choked. It's Henin had more chances but couldn't convert it. In some of your words, Justine choked.

mckyle.
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:55 PM
And that was a two-setter :lol: Longest two set match I've ever seen :eek:

Kampi
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:57 PM
Fantastic match from both girls. That's what everybody wants to see in a final. High intensity and some really great tennis.:worship:

BIG congrats to the great Justine.:worship::):worship: She is simply the true and only No. 1. But I'm proud about my fav girl Jelena. :worship::kiss::worship::hug: Great performance and big fight. She deserved to be in a third set, even when this would be very brutal for both girls. :eek:

So, I cannot be really sad, that she lost once again against Justine. She simply must still work hard to finally beat her. But after today my confidence is still there that she will win against JuJu one day.:angel:

GO JJ:bounce:

justine schnyder
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:00 PM
And that was a two-setter :lol: Longest two set match I've ever seen :eek:

agree..
but it was a great match.. acxept the part that Henin just sent the forhands 100 meters out, but I loved the points they were at the net..

congrats Juju :worship:
Jelena- maybe next time..

faste5683
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:00 PM
I'm not sure why so many people are on Jelena's case today? Yeah, she hasn't had the belief in herself, but I don't think she lost for lack of belief. More for lack of concentration and Justine being tenacious and simply better. She certainly tried!

Jelena played great - Justine just played better. There was no choke, just an unbelievable amount of fight from both women. As far as match quality goes, i thought it was good match with fantastic rallies, passing shots and net play. What's with the negative attitudes...?

Hey - Love Fifteen...:bounce:

:wavey:

stevos
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:01 PM
Some people have to find negatives in every match, firmly believing that womens tennis matches can't be good. :rolleyes:
It's so discouraging.

Steff_forever
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:05 PM
really good fight from both - worth a final as it was...

I guess Jelena has to think about all the big leads she had in at least 6 of her 7 matches against Juju.

I'm so happy for the Serb that she earns a week off now ;)

ONE WHOLE WEEK !!!!

thrust
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:05 PM
I hope the idiot who said Justine was faking a shoulder injury is correct, unfortunately, I doubt it. Thank God she has a week off before the USO! Great, exciting match with some fantastic winners in the clutch by Justine. Thank God for that backhand! Not bad for a first tournament after a long lay-off!!

Forehand_Volley
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:06 PM
Some people have to find negatives in every match, firmly believing that womens tennis matches can't be good. :rolleyes:
It's so discouraging.
I can't find much fault in Henin's 131-19 hardcourt record and her 17th hardcourt victory of her 29 titles since her ascent in 2003 as being negative.

Henin has won more hardcourt titles than clay since 2003:

Hardcourt (17)
Clay (10)

Nicolás89
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:06 PM
it was a great match from beginning to end.

Wayn77
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:08 PM
Jelena played great - Justine just played better. There was no choke, just an unbelievable amount of fight from both women. As far as match quality goes, i thought it was good match with fantastic rallies, passing shots and net play. What's with the negative attitudes...?



All the negatives are coming from the same fan base :rolleyes: as usual.

Playing good or indifferent Henin is pretty much beating everybody this year - when it matters.

Poor JJ - she did her best... That second serve is a real hindrance though.

Monaco 84
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:09 PM
Great match (for WTA standards :devil: ) from both :worship:

Henin backhand :eek: She was so agressive, cracking that ball so hard at times.

Jelena :hug: She wasnt given enough rythm to play like she likes most.

LindsayRulz
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:09 PM
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LindsayRulz
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:12 PM
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Forehand_Volley
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:15 PM
Playing good or indifferent Henin is pretty much beating everybody this year - when it matters.

Henin vs Today's Top 20 Since Her Ascent in 2003 (78-18):

Henin has a winning record against every player in the today's top 20 since her ascent in 2003 except the great Venus Williams (0-1) January 2003 AO.

Henin v 2 Maria Sharapova (5-2)
Henin v 3 Jelena Jankovic (7-0)
Henin v 4 Ana Ivanovic (2-0)
Henin v 5 Svetlana Kuznetsova (14-2)
Henin v 6 Anna Chakvetadze (2-0)
Henin v 7 Amelie Mauresmo (8-5)
Henin v 8 Serena Williams (4-2)
Henin v 9 Nadia Petrova (10-2)
Henin v 10 Daniela Hantuchova (1-0)
Henin v 11 Marion Bartoli (2-1)
Henin v 12 Martina Hingis (2-0)
Henin v 13 Venus Williams (0-1)
Henin v 14 Dinara Safina (3-0)
Henin v 15 Nicole Vaidisova (3-0)
Henin v 16 Patty Schnyder (6-1)
Henin v 17 Elena Dementieva (4-2)
Henin v 18 Shahar Peer (1-0)
Henin v 19 Tatiana Golovin (2-0)
Henin v 20 Sybille Bammer (2-0)

Not Included (since Henin's ascent in 2003):

Henin v K. Clijsters (8-5)
Henin v L. Davenport (8-0)
Henin v J. Capriati (3-0)
Henin v M. Seles (2-0)
Henin v M. Pierce (4-1)

Dexter
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:19 PM
I agree with most that it was an entertaining match, but surely not the best final of the year. Only the last couple of games were really of a high quality.

Wayn77
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:20 PM
Henin vs Today's Top 20 Since Her Ascent in 2003 (78-18):

Henin has a winning record against every player in the today's top 20 since her ascent in 2003 except the great Venus Williams (0-1) January 2003 AO.

Henin v 2 Maria Sharapova (5-2)
Henin v 3 Jelena Jankovic (7-0)
Henin v 4 Ana Ivanovic (2-0)
Henin v 5 Svetlana Kuznetsova (14-2)
Henin v 6 Anna Chakvetadze (2-0)
Henin v 7 Amelie Mauresmo (8-5)
Henin v 8 Serena Williams (4-2)
Henin v 9 Nadia Petrova (10-2)
Henin v 10 Daniela Hantuchova (1-0)
Henin v 11 Marion Bartoli (2-1)
Henin v 12 Martina Hingis (2-0)
Henin v 13 Venus Williams (0-1)
Henin v 14 Dinara Safina (3-0)
Henin v 15 Nicole Vaidisova (3-0)
Henin v 16 Patty Schnyder (6-1)
Henin v 17 Elena Dementieva (4-2)
Henin v 18 Shahar Peer (1-0)
Henin v 19 Tatiana Golovin (2-0)
Henin v 20 Sybille Bammer (2-0)

Not Included (since Henin's ascent in 2003):

Henin v K. Clijsters (8-5)
Henin v L. Davenport (8-0)
Henin v J. Capriati (3-0)
Henin v M. Seles (2-0)
Henin v M. Pierce (4-1)

that is an amazing bunch of stats - everybody should read this.

LindsayRulz
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:21 PM
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/fullj_getty-76126865cm008_rogers_cup_da.jpg
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/fullj_getty-76126865cm009_rogers_cup_da.jpg

thrust
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:25 PM
Interesting stats, therefore, since 2003 Justine has been the best player on tour! If only she did not have that awful virus infection. But then, thats life.

.ivy.
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:25 PM
Congrats Justine! :woohoo: Good luck at the USO!

Jelena, tough luck. :hug:

sheyna
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:28 PM
Great match (for WTA standards :devil: ) from both :worship:

Henin backhand :eek: She was so agressive, cracking that ball so hard at times.

Jelena :hug: She wasnt given enough rythm to play like she likes most.

I think that was Justine's gameplan :worship:

Forehand_Volley
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:29 PM
that is an amazing bunch of stats - everybody should read this.

There's really not much stopping Henin from being YE #1 for 3 of the past five years since her ascent in 2003.

The diminutive Belgian has killed power tennis in the WTA.

MagicMilan
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:31 PM
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/fullj_getty-76126865cm009_rogers_cup_da.jpg
Great pic :D

sheyna
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:33 PM
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/fullj_getty-76126865cm008_rogers_cup_da.jpg

WONDERFUL :worship: :worship:

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/fullj_getty-76126865cm009_rogers_cup_da.jpg

They do like each other :)

winone23
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:35 PM
congrats Justine well fought!

~Kiera~
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:35 PM
Congrats, Justine. She played some incredible tennis at times.

Jelena :sad: :hug:

Forehand_Volley
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:40 PM
Interesting stats, therefore, since 2003 Justine has been the best player on tour! If only she did not have that awful virus infection. But then, thats life.

Without a doubt. I checked the numbers for Clijsters, Davenport and both Williams sisters.

She's reached the semifinals 51 times of the 59 tournaments she's played since 2003. :eek:

She's reached the finals 38 times of the 59 tournaments she's played since 2003.:eek:

She won 29 of the 38 times she reached the finals in tournaments she's played since 2003.:eek:


Let's look at the numbers year-by-year:

2007 (FO Champion, #1 Ranking, USO TBD, YEC TBD)
Tournaments Played (10)
Semifinals (10)
Finals (7)


2006 (#1 YE Ranking, FO Champion, YEC Winner)
Tournaments Played (13)
Semifinals (12)
Finals (10)

2005 (FO Champion)
Tournaments Played (9)
Semifinals (5)
Finals (5)

2004 (Olympic Champion, AO Champion)
Tournaments Played (9)
Semifinals (7)
Finals (5)

2003 (#1 YE Ranking, French and USO Champion)
Tournaments Played (18)
Semifinals (17)
Finals (11)

Grand Slam Singles Victories since Henin's Ascent in 2003:

J. Henin (6) Olympic Gold (1)
S. Williams (4)
V. Williams (2)
M. Sharapova (2)
A. Mauresmo (2)
A. Myskina (1)
S. Kuznetsova (1)
K. Clijsters (1)

Weeks at Number One since Henin's Ascent in 2003:

J. Henin (78)
L. Davenport (60)
A. Mauresmo (39)
S. Williams (35)
K. Clijsters (19)
M. Sharapova (14)

There seems to be an overwhelming perception that Justine is only a clay court player. However, her hardcourt results would surprise many since her ascent in 2003. Henin has won more tournaments on hardcourt than she has clay :eek: :

Henin Hardcourt Record and tournament wins since 2003:

131-19 (87%)

16 out of Henin's 28 tournament wins since her ascent in 2003 have been on hardcourt.:eek:


Henin Claycourt Record since 2003:

75-6 (93%)

10 out of Henin's 28 tournament wins since her ascent in 2003 have been on clay.

Henin vs Today's Top 20 Since Her Ascent in 2003 (78-18):

Henin has a winning record against every player in the today's top 20 since her ascent in 2003 except the great Venus Williams (0-1) January 2003 AO.:eek:

Henin v 2 Maria Sharapova (5-2)
Henin v 3 Jelena Jankovic (7-0)
Henin v 4 Ana Ivanovic (2-0)
Henin v 5 Svetlana Kuznetsova (14-2)
Henin v 6 Anna Chakvetadze (2-0)
Henin v 7 Amelie Mauresmo (8-5)
Henin v 8 Serena Williams (4-2)
Henin v 9 Nadia Petrova (10-2)
Henin v 10 Daniela Hantuchova (1-0)
Henin v 11 Marion Bartoli (2-1)
Henin v 12 Martina Hingis (2-0)
Henin v 13 Venus Williams (0-1)
Henin v 14 Dinara Safina (3-0)
Henin v 15 Nicole Vaidisova (3-0)
Henin v 16 Patty Schnyder (6-1)
Henin v 17 Elena Dementieva (4-2)
Henin v 18 Shahar Peer (1-0)
Henin v 19 Tatiana Golovin (2-0)
Henin v 20 Sybille Bammer (2-0)

Not Included (since Henin's ascent in 2003):

Henin v K. Clijsters (8-5)
Henin v L. Davenport (8-0)
Henin v J. Capriati (3-0)
Henin v M. Seles (2-0)
Henin v M. Pierce (4-1)

auntie janie
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:40 PM
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/fullj_getty-76126865cm009_rogers_cup_da.jpg

Beautiful pic of the two warriors at the end of the battle! :worship:

GoldenGophers
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:41 PM
This was such a great match!!! Excellent win for Justine!

Lunaris
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:49 PM
Maybe I have been watching too much mens tennis lately and that's why I dare to say that with this kind of serve Justine won't win the US Open. Not that this tournaments says anything about the form she will bring in NYC, but the problems with her serve need to be solved quickly, especially considering that there will be a new quicker surface in Flushing Meadows. Otherwise her game was :drool: as usual despite some unforced errors.
Jelena's serve also needs some serious work, but I guess serve will never be her strongest point.
Overall a good match from both.

frontier
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:52 PM
Thank you justine for wiping that silly smile off her face.jj better luck next time even if it takes you the rest of your playing life.

Wayn77
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:52 PM
Without a doubt. I checked the numbers for Clijsters, Davenport and both Williams sisters.

She's reached the semifinals 51 times of the 59 tournaments she's played since 2003. :eek:

She's reached the finals 38 times of the 59 tournaments she's played since 2003.:eek:

She won 29 of the 38 times she reached the finals in tournaments she's played since 2003.:eek:


Let's look at the numbers year-by-year:

2007 (FO Champion, #1 Ranking, USO TBD, YEC TBD)
Tournaments Played (10)
Semifinals (10)
Finals (7)


2006 (#1 YE Ranking, FO Champion, YEC Winner)
Tournaments Played (13)
Semifinals (12)
Finals (10)

2005 (FO Champion)
Tournaments Played (9)
Semifinals (5)
Finals (5)

2004 (Olympic Champion, AO Champion)
Tournaments Played (9)
Semifinals (7)
Finals (5)

2003 (#1 YE Ranking, French and USO Champion)
Tournaments Played (18)
Semifinals (17)
Finals (11)

Grand Slam Singles Victories since Henin's Ascent in 2003:

J. Henin (6) Olympic Gold (1)
S. Williams (4)
V. Williams (2)
M. Sharapova (2)
A. Mauresmo (2)
A. Myskina (1)
S. Kuznetsova (1)
K. Clijsters (1)

Weeks at Number One since Henin's Ascent in 2003:

J. Henin (78)
L. Davenport (60)
A. Mauresmo (39)
S. Williams (35)
K. Clijsters (19)
M. Sharapova (14)

There seems to be an overwhelming perception that Justine is only a clay court player. However, her hardcourt results would surprise many since her ascent in 2003. Henin has won more tournaments on hardcourt than she has clay :eek: :

Henin Hardcourt Record and tournament wins since 2003:

131-19 (87%)

16 out of Henin's 28 tournament wins since her ascent in 2003 have been on hardcourt.:eek:


Henin Claycourt Record since 2003:

75-6 (93%)

10 out of Henin's 28 tournament wins since her ascent in 2003 have been on clay.

Henin vs Today's Top 20 Since Her Ascent in 2003 (78-18):

Henin has a winning record against every player in the today's top 20 since her ascent in 2003 except the great Venus Williams (0-1) January 2003 AO.:eek:

Henin v 2 Maria Sharapova (5-2)
Henin v 3 Jelena Jankovic (7-0)
Henin v 4 Ana Ivanovic (2-0)
Henin v 5 Svetlana Kuznetsova (14-2)
Henin v 6 Anna Chakvetadze (2-0)
Henin v 7 Amelie Mauresmo (8-5)
Henin v 8 Serena Williams (4-2)
Henin v 9 Nadia Petrova (10-2)
Henin v 10 Daniela Hantuchova (1-0)
Henin v 11 Marion Bartoli (2-1)
Henin v 12 Martina Hingis (2-0)
Henin v 13 Venus Williams (0-1)
Henin v 14 Dinara Safina (3-0)
Henin v 15 Nicole Vaidisova (3-0)
Henin v 16 Patty Schnyder (6-1)
Henin v 17 Elena Dementieva (4-2)
Henin v 18 Shahar Peer (1-0)
Henin v 19 Tatiana Golovin (2-0)
Henin v 20 Sybille Bammer (2-0)

Not Included (since Henin's ascent in 2003):

Henin v K. Clijsters (8-5)
Henin v L. Davenport (8-0)
Henin v J. Capriati (3-0)
Henin v M. Seles (2-0)
Henin v M. Pierce (4-1)

incredible - these stats deserve a thread all of their own

LindsayRulz
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:55 PM
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/capt_9b40bedb45da4a98bffdb3437e00eb26_rogers_cup_t ennis_ajw101.jpg
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/capt_b5b8d975804c45e391219e84d0ed1703_rogers_cup_t ennis_ajw102.jpg
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/capt_c38d7de6101442b084741f588eb41a16_rogers_cup_t ennis_fng110.jpg
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/capt_f67600361ae34ce086cdf3e4f2bd74a5_rogers_cup_t ennis_ajw103.jpg
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/fullj_getty-76126865cm011_rogers_cup_da.jpg
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/fullj_getty-76126865cm012_rogers_cup_da.jpg
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/fullj_getty-76126865cm014_rogers_cup_da.jpg
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/fullj_getty-76126865cm016_rogers_cup_da.jpg

LindsayRulz
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:57 PM
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/capt_55e9725328ec490a98af2d0346793dbe_rogers_cup_t ennis_fng112.jpg
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/fullj_getty-76126865cm018_rogers_cup_da-1.jpg

DragonFlame
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:58 PM
Justine:worship: Amazing again, in-shape for the us-open:bounce: WIN IT! Then we finally get the 'she hasn't won a grandslam outside of clay since 2004 out of the way':devil:

simba
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:01 PM
Brilliant tennis from both players. congrat to Justine and Jelena you could have won the match. better luck next time.

MagicMilan
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:01 PM
Thank you justine for wiping that silly smile off her face.jj better luck next time even if it takes you the rest of your playing life.
The real mental midget here are you :cuckoo:. What a sick statement :retardasshole:
Get a life and stop attacking JJ every single fucking time :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

MagicMilan
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:04 PM
Thank you justine for wiping that silly smile off her face.jj better luck next time even if it takes you the rest of your playing life.
And no, she didn't wipe that smile of her face. JJ was smiling after the loss too :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Bruno71
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:05 PM
The real mental midget here are you :cuckoo:. What a sick statement :retardasshole:
Get a life and stop attacking JJ every single fucking time :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

http://images6.pictiger.com/thumbs/bb/9fa33853eb99abf5b2a4b4b8a0e306bb.th.jpg (http://server6.pictiger.com/img/163162/other/troll.php)

freeandlonely
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:06 PM
Congrats:)
Can not see it:sad:

miss molly
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:08 PM
Congrats Justine, i'm so proud of my little fighter:worship:

Great match with some ups and downs but with a lot of intensity from both players. I was really scared at 5-5 in the second but she showed her fighting spirit once again and played some great BH:hearts: . She won on her 7th MP, she really likes to make her fans nervous:lol:

Congrats to Jelena too, she made some unbelievable shots. It was a great final and, no, women's tennis doesn't suck when there are two great players on the court;)

schorsch
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:08 PM
hehe congrats juju :p some of her backhands were just federesque :haha:

jeca jeca jeca.... :hug: just win the USO. thats fun, too :lol:

Wayn77
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:11 PM
Congrats Justine, i'm so proud of my little fighter:worship:

Great match with some ups and downs but with a lot of intensity from both players. I was really scared at 5-5 in the second but she showed her fighting spirit once again and played some great BH:hearts: . She won on her 7th MP, she really likes to make her fans nervous:lol:

Congrats to Jelena too, she made some unbelievable shots. It was a great final and, no, women's tennis doesn't suck when there are two great players on the court;)

and so say all of us. :worship:

MagicMilan
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:12 PM
http://images6.pictiger.com/thumbs/bb/9fa33853eb99abf5b2a4b4b8a0e306bb.th.jpg (http://server6.pictiger.com/img/163162/other/troll.php)
:lol: :lol: :lol:
So true :worship:

frontier
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:22 PM
The real mental midget here are you :cuckoo:. What a sick statement :retardasshole:
Get a life and stop attacking JJ every single fucking time :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:get over it she lost ,tough titty!the truth hurts so bad .Insults wont get you anywhere ,face it jj lost today and you are not the only one crying bruno71's eyes are red from crying too.:kiss: :lol: :lol: :lol:

ToeTag
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:27 PM
Well JJ's last two matches were the most entertaining women's matches I've seen in AGES! I hope it continues at the U.S Open.

MagicMilan
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:27 PM
get over it she lost ,tough titty!the truth hurts so bad .Insults wont get you anywhere ,face it jj lost today and you are not the only one crying bruno71's eyes are red from crying too.:kiss: :lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol: :weirdo:
Thank God this forum has an ignore list, closer and closer to get banned forever = my new goal :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
:wavey:

supergrunt
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:29 PM
I wonder what Jelena's catty remark will be this time...

MagicMilan
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:31 PM
" This message is hidden because frontier is on your ignore list"
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Bruno71
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:32 PM
I wonder what Jelena's catty remark will be this time...

Here's a real bitchy one:

So I mean, she's a great champion, and she pushes the standards of the game. And for me, it's great always to pair up against her and see what I can do and what I can improve. It always can make me better.

Meghanns Journey
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:36 PM
Well done Justine and good effort Jelena. I hope to see Justine do the same at the USO.

Alyssa :)

Steve-o
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:36 PM
Good match, took along time to catch fire though. Henin hit a couple of cross-court backhands towards the end that were just unbelievable...Strong favourite for the open I think. JJ isn't a good front runner in big matches, she needs to find some more belief from somewhere.

The Daviator
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:38 PM
Great match, congrats Justine :clap2:

Jelena's problem is her serve, she wins so few free points on it, she's always in danger of being broken, so you just knew when she led 4-1 in the 1st and 4-2 in the 2nd, that Justine would probably fight back and win the set, and she did :lol:

supergrunt
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:40 PM
Here's a real bitchy one:

hm.. well I guess I'd humble-up up to if someone beat me six times in a row

supergrunt
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:40 PM
sorry 7

Wayn77
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:41 PM
I wonder what Jelena's catty remark will be this time...

"It was like playing a JuJuinator out there?" :hatoff: :shrug:

Venus Forever
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:48 PM
Wow Jelena, when are you gonna get over this mental hump?? :o

IanRadi
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:59 PM
Jelena will be one of the few players that has chances of winning against Henin at the US Open. She is demonstrating a lot of power, speed and intelligence against Justine which means that she is a threat.

Drake1980
Aug 19th, 2007, 11:00 PM
Justine:bounce:
Jelena:D Fantastic week!!!
What a great Final!!:hearts:

gladysharon
Aug 19th, 2007, 11:02 PM
congrats Justine!! You're in good shape!

dansnewbeg
Aug 20th, 2007, 12:18 AM
Terrific match! Both played as could be reasonably expected.

Kworb
Aug 20th, 2007, 02:27 AM
Justine hit some incredible winners.. unbelievable angles.. I love when Jelena just smiles and applauds her opponent

Pasta-Na
Aug 20th, 2007, 02:37 AM
i think juju will win USO :p

bellascarlett
Aug 20th, 2007, 02:52 AM
Justine. :yeah:

Oh Jelena...good thing it wasn't a three set disappointment again for her.

strictennis
Aug 20th, 2007, 02:56 AM
Tennis will be BORING if Henniinanana keeps winning.

saniamania
Aug 20th, 2007, 03:08 AM
great match that I watched from the beginning to the end and enjoyed every part of it. Both played great. Juju's of course the better player, but her serve wasn't cooking, perhaps because of the shoulder injury, and that kind of evened things up.
Arguably the best final match of the year so far

Sharapova's_Boy
Aug 20th, 2007, 03:16 AM
Jelena :sad: :sad: :sad:

goldenboi356
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:04 AM
justine your backhand :hearts: :hearts::drool:

good job! :D though you need to get your first serves in more often

Hashim.
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:50 AM
JJ :sad::sobbing:

Justine :yeah:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Aug 20th, 2007, 04:53 AM
The last time Henin won Toronto, she won the US Open.

This and the fact that 2005 is repeating itself makes good reading for Juju fans :drool:

brent-o
Aug 20th, 2007, 05:23 AM
Wow, some of those rallies toward the end, especially that infamous 5-5 game on Justine's serve. One thing that is not fair to say about Jelena is that she lies over against Justine, she was playing her heart out and Justine was just too good. But I don't think either player choked away anything. They were both at a high level and it was great to watch.

brent-o
Aug 20th, 2007, 05:25 AM
By the way, just wait til Justine has an off day. I can't think of a better player than Jelena right now to take the game to her.

Apoleb
Aug 20th, 2007, 05:27 AM
By the way, just wait til Justine has an off day. I can't think of a better player than Jelena right now to take the game to her.

She was off in that first set. I can't believe anyone who watched that match would say Justine played consistently good. Her forehand was a mess but she still hang on and got that set.

I agree that she turned it when she was 3 - 4 down in the second.

Hashim.
Aug 20th, 2007, 05:41 AM
JJ plz do something about your serve :o

Lefty.
Aug 20th, 2007, 05:50 AM
Ju! :worship: 35 titles now! :yeah: Had some nervewracking games there though. :lol: Off to Flushing now! :D

Jelena :hug: :hug: :hug: Good luck in NY! :yeah:

rrfnpump
Aug 20th, 2007, 07:17 AM
Jelena came close again and couldnt close it out again. The main reasons for that are that she cant get easy points on her first serve and that Henin could put her second serves away just like she did on the 6th match point. The other reason is Jankovic's FH, it is just too weak to keep up with Henin's pace. She cant create too much power of it and it mostly lacks precision as well. She made a lot of errors with it yesterday.

If Jelena cant improve her serve and her FH, she wont beat Henin and she wont win a slam. Sad, but true. Only a BH cant win you a Slam.

LUXXXAS
Aug 20th, 2007, 07:59 AM
Jelena you are pathetic choker! :smash: :help: Had a lead in both sets and lost of course :tape: You will never beat Justine if you didn't beat her today when she was playing really really bad.
It was an awful match to watch :help: Justine making tons of forehand errors :help: I really don't know where did you all see a great match/match of the year? :spit::rolleyes: only a lot of drama but poor tennis from both players.

Kampi
Aug 20th, 2007, 08:27 AM
Jelena you are pathetic choker! :smash: :help: Had a lead in both sets and lost of course :tape: You will never beat Justine if you didn't beat her today when she was playing really really bad.
It was an awful match to watch :help: Justine making tons of forehand errors :help: I really don't know where did you all see a great match/match of the year? :spit::rolleyes: only a lot of drama but poor tennis from both players.

Hahaha, I apologize, that most of us saw an intense and good match.:rolleyes::lol: I don't really know what your "standard" is in terms of a good match and maybe you can give us an answer about that. I mean, don't get me wrong, of course everybody is free to have its own sight about thinks. But to call this an awful match is....sorry, really hard for me to understand.:confused::help:

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 20th, 2007, 12:22 PM
Well done Juju!:worship:
JJ :hug:
Rest your shoulder and win USO!!!;)

hectopascal
Aug 20th, 2007, 12:39 PM
Here's a real bitchy one:

My god, Jelena is such a total b!itch ;) - how dare she say that Henin is a great champion lol

Thanx4nothin
Aug 20th, 2007, 12:40 PM
This and the fact that 2005 is repeating itself makes good reading for Juju fans :drool:

:rolleyes: Yeah because she won the US Open in 2005 didn't she.

Just Do It
Aug 20th, 2007, 01:05 PM
Noooooooooooooooooooooo :crying2:

Again Justine :mad:


Jelena :hug:

serena_fan
Aug 20th, 2007, 01:05 PM
well done Justine :)

sonnys
Aug 20th, 2007, 01:11 PM
Justine:drool: , you are great, congratulations..:worship:

Hellion
Aug 20th, 2007, 01:51 PM
oh dear , now Henin leads 7-0 ! :tape:

LUXXXAS
Aug 20th, 2007, 07:09 PM
Hahaha, I apologize, that most of us saw an intense and good match.:rolleyes::lol: I don't really know what your "standard" is in terms of a good match and maybe you can give us an answer about that. I mean, don't get me wrong, of course everybody is free to have its own sight about thinks. But to call this an awful match is....sorry, really hard for me to understand.:confused::help:
good match- Jankovic-Ivanovic from LA.
Sorry but when I see top players making stupid errors, even more from No. 1 who hits more than 20 forehand UE's and half of them were more than 2 metres out than I can't say that I am watching great match/match of the year :haha:
of course a lot of drama especially at the end and in this one game which had ~ 10 deuces but poor tennis for me :D not for a Tier I final!

treufreund
Aug 20th, 2007, 07:47 PM
I think Jelena is really so smart and so talented. She brings out the absolute best and bravest play from Justine my great champion. Both girls bring so much to the tour. Jelena lost the match but she played so well that it's not fair to call her a loser or to lambaste her. That's just putting her down and taking away credit from Justine who executed incredible shots and showed her unique ability for mental toughness and concentration. Of course, both girls will make mistakes. This is DUE TO THE QUALITY OF YOUR OPPONENT!!! those who don't understand this don't understand tennis whatsoever.

Jelena :hug: :hearts:

Justine :hearts: worship: :woohoo: :banana:

Fingon
Aug 20th, 2007, 08:27 PM
Please an Oscar for Justine's fake first serves and her fake "hurting" during match
*cough* sour loser *cough*

you, not Jelena.:lol:

AllezH1
Aug 20th, 2007, 08:27 PM
i doubt Jelena will ever beat Justine now.

freeandlonely
Aug 20th, 2007, 08:35 PM
Good news dor me.
Wish you all the best at USO.