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auntie janie
Oct 26th, 2001, 12:31 PM
Kim and Justine are in opposite halves of the Munch draw.

KIM <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> starts off against Elena Dementieva.

JUSTINE <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> starts off against Anke Huber.

Okay, it's not till next week, and kim has Luxembourg to win first! But I figured, why not get started cheering early??? <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Brαm
Oct 26th, 2001, 01:26 PM
Go Kim & Justine! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Kim should reach the semis here!<br />And Justine, well... let's hope she will win a match!

per4ever
Oct 26th, 2001, 04:00 PM
Terrible draw for Justine.

Good luck to our Belgian girls!!!!!!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

The Crow
Oct 26th, 2001, 04:05 PM
Justine beat Anke twice this year (twice pretty difficult), so that should be feasible (if she doesn't play like against Iroda, that is <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> ). Then probably revenge against Serena....<br />Kim has to take revenge for Championships loss against Elena last year!!

Go Girls <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

[ October 26, 2001: Message edited by: The Crow ]</p>

The Crow
Oct 26th, 2001, 04:08 PM
O yeah, and this tournament could be pretty decisive for the Belgian sportswoman of the year award!! If one of both gets to semifinals or finals (and the other doesn't), she should be the favourite, me thinks. Or did I miss anything?

per4ever
Oct 26th, 2001, 04:43 PM
hmm then Kim will win. Anke Huber is playing great at the moment, so it will be extremely difficult. A second round against Serena is even worse.

May be they give the price to Justine, because Kim already won it last year?

The Crow
Oct 26th, 2001, 04:54 PM
Have faith K! Juju will come through for us! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Justinator
Oct 26th, 2001, 04:55 PM
There's still a chance Serena withdraws, but of course Justine needs to get past Anke first. And that will be tough, looking at the current form of both players.

I like Kim's chances, she will take revenge against Elena for last year, the second round probably Tauziat, who's really good indoor. But Kim will be better so I'm hoping for a semi final against Lindsay.

Good luck Kim and Justine! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

About the sportswoman of the year award, I expect Kim to win it again. Justine didn't have really great results after Wimbledon, she did reach two finals, but Kim won two tournaments. Justine was better at the beginning of the year, Kim's better at the end of the year.

I do expect Justine to win the award for sportpersonality of the year.

carot
Oct 26th, 2001, 05:21 PM
Good luck to both! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

auntie janie
Oct 27th, 2001, 03:54 PM
Yes! Good luck to both! It would be great to see them both end the year on a high note. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

auntie janie
Oct 29th, 2001, 11:42 AM
Justine and Kim both start their campaigns on WEDNESDAY.

I hope they are already in Munich getting used to the court surface and conditions! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Brαm
Oct 29th, 2001, 01:09 PM
What are your predictions? I think Kim will reach the SF and Justine will reach the QF... <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

<img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

per4ever
Oct 29th, 2001, 01:14 PM
I expect Justine to win first round, then she will probably lose against Serena.

I think Kim will lose in first round against Dementieva.

and I hope I'm too pessimistic because this wouldn't be a good result for our girls!!!!!!!!

GO GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Crow
Oct 29th, 2001, 01:17 PM
A bit of wishful thinking: Justine wins final against Kim <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

auntie janie
Oct 29th, 2001, 01:29 PM
I say SF for both Kim and Justine! (Though at Tennisweek.com I did say Justine would lose to Serena; I have changed my mind!)

Josh
Oct 29th, 2001, 01:32 PM
I like this draw and I'm very optimistic about the chances of both girls!

GO Kim and Justine! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

[ October 29, 2001: Message edited by: Josh ]</p>

per4ever
Oct 29th, 2001, 01:56 PM
[quote]Originally posted by Josh:<br /><strong>I like this draw and I'm very optimistic about the changes of both girls!

GO Kim and Justine! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

OMG... our belgian girls will change!!!!!!! lol

carot
Oct 29th, 2001, 07:04 PM
OMFG a typo from Joshy??? <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

Josh
Oct 29th, 2001, 07:43 PM
*Sigh*

You'd really like to know what I meant with that eh? <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

<font size=1>Ok, good save!</font>

[ October 29, 2001: Message edited by: Josh ]</p>

BelgianGirl
Oct 29th, 2001, 09:58 PM
Good luck Kim and Justine on wednesday! If Kim plays like she has been playing lately, she should be able to reach the semi's and who knows what happens than? I hope Justine finds her form again and beats Huber so she can start against Serena with good confidence!<br />Show the world your best tennis girls!!<br />It's cool we'll probably see all of their matches live on canvas!<br />Also good luck to Xavier an Christophe in Rome this week and congrats for their wins in the first round : Christophe bt Wayne Ferreira in 2 sets, coming from qualies and Xavier beat Rusedski also in two! Good luck against Corretja and Clement!

The Crow
Oct 30th, 2001, 07:58 PM
Christophe has beaten Alex 5-7,7-6,6-4 <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

per4ever
Oct 30th, 2001, 08:58 PM
WOW!!!!!! Congratulations Christophe!!!!

BelgianGirl
Oct 30th, 2001, 10:08 PM
Well done, Christophe!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> He seems to be playing great tennis there in Paris!<br />Tomorrow will be a great tennis day :Henin and Clijsters probably live on Canvas and maybe Xavier's second round match against Clément on France2 tomorrow evening around midnight! (does anyone know what Xavier's chances are to get a seed at the Australian open: does he have a chance to end the year in the top 32?)<br />Good luck to you all ! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Show the world Belgium rules in tennis!

Justinator
Oct 30th, 2001, 10:11 PM
I think Kim will make it to the semi final, where she will play against Lindsay. About Justine, her last match has worried me. So I don't really know what to expect. Especially with Anke playing her last tournament, and this in Germany. I don't know. But if she plays good and can get more first serves in than in her last matches then she will get to the second round. Unfortunately Serena will be too much though.

Of couse all this is what my head says, my heart says Justine against Kim in the final!

Justinator
Oct 30th, 2001, 10:16 PM
Congrats to Christophe and Xavier! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Xavier against Clément in the second round. He beat him only a few weeks ago, he can do it again!

Christophe in the third round against Grosjean or Hrbaty!

carot
Oct 31st, 2001, 10:59 AM
Congrats to our male players! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

And D-Day for our babes! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

The Crow
Oct 31st, 2001, 01:15 PM
Congrats to Justine <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

And Xavier is in a final tiebreaker against Arnaud right now. Go Xavier!!

The Crow
Oct 31st, 2001, 01:25 PM
He won! 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5). Well done, Xavier!

Go Kimmy!

BelgianGirl
Oct 31st, 2001, 01:41 PM
Congrats Justine and Xavier!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <br />Now Kim has to win too and this day is perfect!! I hope Canvas can show the match , because I like their commentators better than the ones on Eurosport.<br />I hope France 2 shows Xavier-Clement this evening!<br />Good luck to you all and I hope you can all get much further in the draws this week!

Justinator
Oct 31st, 2001, 02:04 PM
Congrats Justine! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Congrats Xavier! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Good luck Kim! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

auntie janie
Oct 31st, 2001, 04:49 PM
Not only did Justine win, she played the best tennis I have seen her play in some time. These backhand winners on the full run are stunning! Her serve was very good. Her nerves held firm, and she stayed very focussed thoughout the match. A very impressive performance!! <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[Angel]" /> <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

I HOPE she can play this way against Serena, too! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> \

And now, Good Luck to Kim! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

carot
Oct 31st, 2001, 06:14 PM
Indeed an excellent win from JuJu <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

per4ever
Oct 31st, 2001, 06:32 PM
Kim just won her first round 6-3 7-6.

Good luck in second round!!!!!! (think that will be a lot easier)

carot
Oct 31st, 2001, 06:33 PM
Congratulations Kim with a well deserved victory over Dementieva <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

The Crow
Oct 31st, 2001, 06:41 PM
This is turning in to a great weak for Belgian tennis! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Josh
Oct 31st, 2001, 07:05 PM
Well done Justine and Kim! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Also congrats to Christophe and Xavier! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Good luck in the next rounds! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Brαm
Oct 31st, 2001, 07:09 PM
Impressive performances by both girls. Justine and Kim both served very well and they stayed focused throughout the whole match. Kim could've finished the 2nd set at 5-4, but she won anyway.

Good luck against Serena Williams and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario!!!

<img src="cool.gif" border="0">

Justinator
Oct 31st, 2001, 09:20 PM
BELGIAN TENNIS RULEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

BelgianGirl
Oct 31st, 2001, 11:29 PM
Well done, Kim!! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> I think she played a good match today! And the first time she beats Dementieva in two sets! Both Kim and Justine won their matches easier than most people thought!<br />This is a fantastic week for Belgian tennis : 2women in the Masters quarters, 2men in Paris third round and I saw on BBCtext that Olivier Rochus and Gilles Elseneer reached the third round in a challenger too! Els Callens won her match in a challenger too, but I don't remember what round it was!<br />It would be great to have at least one Belgian winner at the end of this week!<br />Keep going like that guys!!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <br />Good luck to you all in your next match!

malaye
Nov 1st, 2001, 11:39 AM
Well done Justine and Kim <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Xavier just lost his match againt Hass 75 61 <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

malaye
Nov 1st, 2001, 11:41 AM
It should read "Haas" of course !

per4ever
Nov 1st, 2001, 11:44 AM
Malaye, you can always edit your posts... just push the edit-button above your post.. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Too bad for Xavier...Good tournament, Xman!!!!!!!

Justinator
Nov 1st, 2001, 03:03 PM
Yes, it was another good tournament for Xavier! I hope he will continue like that next year.

Come on Kim, send Arantxa home! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

per4ever
Nov 1st, 2001, 04:55 PM
Great win, Kim!!!!!!!! 7-5 6-1 against Aranxta.

Now beat Davenport!!!!!!

Brαm
Nov 1st, 2001, 05:33 PM
Well done Kim! Good match against a tough opponent!

Good luck in the semis! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Go Kim, allez Justine!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

carot
Nov 1st, 2001, 07:52 PM
Well done kimmie! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Josh
Nov 1st, 2001, 08:13 PM
Well done Kim! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

It was a good match with a very tough first set but in the 2nd Kim upped her level and won easily. I wonder how many FH drives she hit today? <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Good luck tomorrow Justine! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

The Crow
Nov 1st, 2001, 08:30 PM
Congrats Kim! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Too bad for Xavier and Christophe <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

<br />And good luck Justine!!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

BelgianGirl
Nov 1st, 2001, 09:04 PM
Well done, Kim!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> Good luck against Davenport!<br />Too bad for Xavier and Christophe, but still a great result!<br />I just heard on "Aan tafel" on TV1 that Xavier will be their guest next monday!<br />Good luck to Justine against Serena! I think she really has a chance if her serve works out!

Justinator
Nov 1st, 2001, 09:56 PM
Congrats Kim! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> Arantxa surprised me in the first set, she played really well.

Allez Justine! Your time now! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

billybizar
Nov 2nd, 2001, 01:14 AM
Good luck to Kim (SF) and Justine (QF)!

Brαm
Nov 2nd, 2001, 09:42 AM
Kim did it... Why couldn't Juju do it too? <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Allez Juju!!!!!!! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

malaye
Nov 2nd, 2001, 10:17 AM
Thank you for the info Per4ever !

Justinator, Kim heard you <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> Now, would you mind sending some signals to Justine ? She might hear you too !

carot
Nov 2nd, 2001, 10:19 AM
Good luck today JuJu! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

auntie janie
Nov 2nd, 2001, 11:35 AM
BONNE CHANCE, MA PETITE ZHUSTINE! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

per4ever
Nov 2nd, 2001, 01:43 PM
Justine lost 6-3 7-6.

She wasn't playing on her best today. If she doesn't improve on her serve, she will never win a big tournament I'm afraid...

Brαm
Nov 2nd, 2001, 02:04 PM
Yes, she needs to work on her 1st serve... How many DF's did she hit? About 10, if I'm correct... <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Ah well, it was a pretty good tournament for Justine, reaching the QF in your 1st Masters.... <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

<br />Good luck for next time <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

malaye
Nov 2nd, 2001, 03:11 PM
Justine, pleazzzzzzzzzz, go and get yourself a decent serve. You deserve much better than that !

I have mixed feelings about this match. This was much closer than their previous encounter, which Serena won 75 60 I think. So I guess Justine will find some reasons to be satisfied with her performance (at least I did). On the other hand, she was so close in the second set, showing brilliance at times, she could have won it, and then, who knows what might have happened in a 3rd set ? If only.... (we are in Dreamland, remember ?)

But she will definitely have to improve that 1st serve percentage if she hopes to successfully compete with the top players on a regular basis.

This being said, congrats to her for a fantastic season. <br />Now bring the Fed Cup trophy home, Justine, and then get a well deserved rest (but don't forget to work on your serve !)

Josh
Nov 2nd, 2001, 03:22 PM
Aaaah Justine, your serve and your forehand let you down today! <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <br />I so wanted to see a third set but those 2 double faults were too much.

Anyway, congrats with your season Justine and hopefully it will be even better next year! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> S

carot
Nov 2nd, 2001, 04:29 PM
Congrats on an excellent tourni JuJu! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Justinator
Nov 2nd, 2001, 05:36 PM
Too bad about Justine's serve, she played a lot better than at the US Open. She had a chance to win, if it wasn't from her weak serve.

Justine's game is not perfect yet, there are still a lot of things she can work on. Also mentally, she talked about the pressure in her interview. I think her game needs a few more years to totally develop. Then, per4ever, she will win these big tournaments, I don't doubt about that. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

auntie janie
Nov 2nd, 2001, 06:37 PM
In the entire first set I thought Justine looked extremely nervous. Given those nerves, she played pretty good tennis!

In the 2nd set , a fierce determination overcame the nerves, and Justine played so much better, while Serena played worse. But Justine just could not do it in the pressure of the tiebreak.

I take a lot of hope from this match. Justine's serve is fine in itself; it's the nerves that wreck it. To see her deal with her nervousness as well as she did is a great sign for her future. And she was very angry at herself at the end, while Serena smiled at her and tried to chat a bit. it's another good sign to me that Justine was MAD!

Justine, you go, girl! I can't wait to see what she will show us in 2002. <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" />

per4ever
Nov 3rd, 2001, 03:45 PM
Kim lost 1-6 6-3 7-6...

So we won't have a belgian winner this week <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <br />Great match, Kim!

We are soooo lucky to have two huge talents like Justine and Kim in such a small country.

Brαm
Nov 3rd, 2001, 05:57 PM
Well, we do have a Belgian winner: Oliver Rochus won Bolton... And Els Callens is in the finals!! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Go Els!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Anyway, Kim played a great match! That 1st set was just amazing. Too bad she lost that tie-break.. I'm sure she's learnt a lot from this match, so that's a good thing. Experience is very important in sports, isn't it?

Congrats to Kim & Juju on a great tournament! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Justinator
Nov 3rd, 2001, 09:29 PM
You played one hell of a match Kim! We're proud of you! Congrats Kimmie <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Josh
Nov 3rd, 2001, 11:07 PM
Too bad you couldn't finish it Kim but it was a good tournament! I'm sure that next year you will win these tough matches! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Good luck in Fed Cup now! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

carot
Nov 4th, 2001, 03:13 PM
Yeah, good luck in FED Cup now! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">