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Lin Lin
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
:eek:

mckyle.
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Yippee

RenaSlam.
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Shit match. :tape:

cecilija
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Justine :help:

She has hit rock bottom. Sad to watch.
Congrats Kim!

Just Do It
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Ball basher wins :(

Uranium
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
:dance:

Shinjiro
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Great stuff Kimmy

cellophane
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Fuck yes.

Horrbile match though. But at least she beat Justine at a Slam


Kim :hearts:

Pops Maellard
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Kim. :cheer:

Valanga
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
3-0 H2H after their comeback :woohoo:

LCS
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Step, bitchnin, step.

Reptilia
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
haha I bet LudwigDvorak feels pretty stupid right now

Dave.
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
:haha:

Serena-rules-no1
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
yessssssssssssssssssssss
:woohoo:


suck it

joão.
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Congrats Kim!

strictennis
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
F Yeah! So happy!

Mina Vagante
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
No Wimbledon for Justine :wavey:

VIKA?
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!:woohoo:

Marionated
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM
It's just not working Justine :shrug:

Congratulations Kim.

Mikey.
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM
:awww: Thank you Kim!!! :sobbing: Good luck for the rest of the tourney! :D

Nikkiri
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Congrats Kim :cheer:

young_gunner913
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Oh Fuck Yes!!!!!! Allez!!!!!!! Allezzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

timafi
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Kim:woohoo: :woohoo: :devil:

Polikarpov
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM
No! How did Juju Heng play?

goldenlox
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Justine is not a clutch player so far in this comeback.
The last 2 majors, very ordinary set 3 losses to Sam and Kim

Sean.
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Shite play from Henin.

Congrats Kim.

rockstar
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM
take the title kimmie.

LOL at justine's half court balls, is she becoming a pusher :tape:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM
retirement and looming?

Dawson.
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Oh hell yes!!! :bounce:

Pretty shit match, but so glad Kim came through. What was wrong with Henin though :unsure:

Aaron.
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM
haha I bet LudwigDvorak feels pretty stupid right now :haha: Ludwig :hug:

tenn_ace
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Henin is really not the player she is used to be.

Aaric
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Yesssssssssssss :bounce:

Elwin.
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Kim :worship:

The umpires really have to do something about Justine getting coached.
It's getting insane :o

ptitnavet
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Cheater is out! Alleeeeeeeeeeeeeez!

Go Kim :cheer:

Serenus Christ
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:38 PM
suck on that
aiaiaiaiaaiaiaiai

saul1333
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Good shit Justine :o

Daniel K
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
:cheer: Her new bitch. Well done Kimmy.

doktor
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Ball basher wins :(

ballbasher beats ballbasher

match was atrocious... glad clijsters could pull it out

Avid Merrion
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
:worship: Nice one, Kim! :D

Arnian
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
why to just hand her the match Justine, we are in crisis now...

Losing 3 setters to Kim on grass.... whatever

Ferg
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Well done to her!

LDF
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
A disappointingly flat match :/

Justine really fell away after that first set (which admittedly was pretty much all errors by Kim) and ended the match quite meekly.

Julian.
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Juju Heng is Supermom's bitch now :hysteric:

SAEKeithSerena
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
bad match, but kim totally stepped it up. 3-0 in matches in kim's favor since justine came back. congrats kim!

henin must be crushed.

Huntress55
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Yay go Kim :D

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
She didn't choke, SHE DIDN'T CHOKE :hysteric: 3-0. So perfect. I love you, Kimmie :hearts:

Slampova
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Congats Kim :hug: Horrible match though :shrug:

Justine :spit:

tievae
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Congrats Mama Kimmy for beating Chinese Golden Flower JuJu Heng! :hearts:

InsideOut.
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
That was disgusting to watch :tape:

Justine :hug::sobbing: Good luck next round Kim :cheer:

LudwigDvorak
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Justine losing to Kim on grass. It is definitely time to go back to the drawing board or retire. You started off very well exposing Clijsters' shit technique and then fell apart. Your mental advantage is now gone.

I didn't think this was even possible, but well done to Kim for staying calm and adjusting.

olivero
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Thanks Kim for saving this day for me :bowdown:
now beat Vera!

Derek.
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Good job, Kim. :yeah:
Justine is her bitch thus far. :drool:

Justine is average compared to herself before she retired. :shrug:
Not sure if this new game plan is going to work for her.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:39 PM
:bounce: I'm really happy for Kim!! Well deserved :D

turt
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:40 PM
Justine :help:

She has hit rock bottom. Sad to watch.
Congrats Kim!
Yeah, really crap... :mad:

flareon
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:40 PM
Wooo Kim !!!

cellophane
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:40 PM
Kim : "we showed some good stuff out there" :o

Hashim.
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:40 PM
Love it Love it Love it:inlove:

finally.. I had given up hope
first time since 2002:hysteric:

John.
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:40 PM
So fucking happy :sobbing:

Shit match, but happy for Kim to be in the QF :cheer:

Retirment part 2 coming up for Justine soon I think

swissmr
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:40 PM
Justine's game is a shadow of its former self.

Danii's Law
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:40 PM
My God Justine, Can you just start beating her. That's 3 for 3 this year.

debby
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:40 PM
Justine is done... Kim has not even played well. I mean Kim at least played well in Brisbane and Miami though some collapses at some moments... But both were terrible. Where is Fightine ? Where is Varietyine ? All gone. I can't believe I am wishing her to retire again not to ternish her legacy. :sobbing: I am an awful fan but.... let's face reality : she will never win Wimbledon, let alone a Slam never win against Kim again.

OTOH well done to Kim, she makes a better come back than her countrywoman, and I am sure she will win others Slams :yeah:

tennisbum79
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:41 PM
retirement and looming?
No. She adjusted her expectation after RG.
This year is a transition period.

Aaron.
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:41 PM
Justine losing to Kim on grass. It is definitely time to go back to the drawing board or retire. You started off very well exposing Clijsters' shit technique and then fell apart. Your mental advantage is now gone.

I didn't think this was even possible, but well done to Kim for staying calm and adjusting. :spit:

Gordo718
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:41 PM
The high-quality match

Justine still hasn't figured out Clisters. Back to back 4rd exits for her.

sammy01
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:41 PM
haha I bet LudwigDvorak feels pretty stupid right now

hes used to the feeling, this win is dedicated to him.


well done kim, done me proud and proved when kim starts hitting those forehands in, shes battling serena for the best player on the tour.

now please don't mess up the qtr final!

Libertango
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:41 PM
Strange match; really not very exciting considering who was playing, the occasion and the three-setter, but I'm soooooooo happy Kim won. She just looked far more confident by the end (both in comparison to her start and Justine in sets two and three)

Loved Lindsays snark - "Justine is blatantly getting coached the whole time, whilst Kim just works out how to win by herself." :tape: :worship: I think Davenport made it subtly obvious she prefers Clijsters throughout.

skanky~skanketta
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:41 PM
Gutted for Justine, but really hoping Kim wins the title now.

Cilla
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:41 PM
Amen. Love you Kimmie. :inlove:

champion88
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:41 PM
Dodgy match from both but WD Kimmie :woohoo:

n1ko0
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:41 PM
yes kim!!! thank you for this!!! at least if maria loses i can be happy that henin is out and clijsters is through :D

Zojirushi
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:42 PM
Well done Kim:cheer2:

_Cell-chuk
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:42 PM
As a fan I must say Justine is playing not well at all.

I find it hard to understand her return games. She is going for extremely super uber aggressive returns and always missing. Even in the first set when she was 5-1 she had the chance to finish the set at 6-1 but she chose to bash the returns. Also in the first game of the second set, she missed 3 second serve returns and gifted the game to Clijsters.

She cannot expect to win matches with this stupid game plan. These return errors are what cost her the match against Serena at the Aussie Open and the match against Stosur at the French.

I am beginning to lose faith in Justine.

mdterp01
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:42 PM
The match lacked the drama and "blockbuster" hype it received but

WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO Kim now leads Justine 13-12 and beats her in a major. It was actually less drama than the other lower tier tournaments!!

Justine :wavey: People who get coached through the whole match don't deserve to win. Maybe next year...or maybe not!! Buh BYE!!!!!!! :devil:

Harvs
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:43 PM
woooooooooooooooooooo

tonybotz
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:43 PM
juju was terrible... barely any winners, nothing on her strokes. she needs to roid up big time if she wants to be a factor again. St. Kim hit some nice shots, and some really messed up looking ones. all in all this encounter was a bust.

LudwigDvorak
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:43 PM
hes used to the feeling, this win is dedicated to him.


well done kim, done me proud and proved when kim starts hitting those forehands in, shes battling serena for the best player on the tour.

now please don't mess up the qtr final!

I'm not at all embarrassed or ashamed to be wrong. Generally I am very correct. Justine should not be losing to Clijsters on grass, but whatever. You've embarrassed yourself far more on this board than I.

Beny
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:43 PM
Normally, Justine with 60% first serve in, 74% points won after 1st serve, 18 winners and 10 UEs would win the match. Or are the stats screwed up again? :tape:

The match was not bad at all, Kim wa splaying really well set 2 and 3. Justine was average

bandabou
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:43 PM
well, well, well...and now what for Juju? Ain't getting any younger and the road to Wimbledon isn't getting easier.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:44 PM
Justine is done... Kim has not even played well. I mean Kim at least played well in Brisbane and Miami though some collapses at some moments... But both were terrible. Where is Fightine ? Where is Varietyine ? All gone. I can't believe I am wishing her to retire again not to ternish her legacy. :sobbing: I am an awful fan but.... let's face reality : she will never win Wimbledon, let alone a Slam never win against Kim again.

OTOH well done to Kim, she makes a better come back than her countrywoman, and I am sure she will win others Slams :yeah:

You're such a drama queen, Debby :lol: But this post is not even close to your best, which was after JH's loss to Stosur at FO :lol:

Emina.
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:44 PM
Well done Kim!!!!! :inlove::inlove::inlove:

:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

Best of luck next round!!!!!!!:bounce::bounce::bounce:

gmokb
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:44 PM
Justine should have stayed in retirement cause she is never winning this tournamnent.:lol:

eck
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:44 PM
Wetblanket Justine :yeah:

KClijsters
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:45 PM
Not a great match, but so important for Kim that she won!
A win against Justine in a GS.

So happy!! :woohoo:

ce
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:45 PM
:dance:
ajdeeeeeee

debby
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:45 PM
You're such a drama queen, Debby :lol: But this post is not even close to your best, which was after JH's loss to Stosur at FO :lol:

Please, Kim was terrible. :unsure: Don't tell me she played awesome. Actually she played way much better in non-Slam tournaments against Justine.

wateva
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:45 PM
that was a horror movie. but with a perfect ending. :woohoo: :rocker2:

Conor
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:45 PM
Justine was so poor, so many half court balls and mis-hits... She couldn't hit a winner. And Kim wasn't much better for long periods. It was a very subdued match, very much an anti-climax. Justine has A LOT of work to do. Well done Kimmy on sluggin it out.

bandabou
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:46 PM
And please I don't wanna hear people moan about the all-Williams matches anymore..man, this was a disaster of a match.

homogenius
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:46 PM
Another quality match from the two "saviors" of the tour :tape:

Kim was playing so bad in the first, Justine should have never let this match slip away :o

debby
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:46 PM
Normally, Justine with 60% first serve in, 74% points won after 1st serve, 18 winners and 10 UEs would win the match. Or are the stats screwed up again? :tape:

The match was not bad at all, Kim wa splaying really well set 2 and 3. Justine was average

She hit way more than 10 UEs.

crazillo
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:46 PM
Justine waaaay to inconsistent. Kim :hug:

crazillo
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:47 PM
Justine waaaay too inconsistent. Kim :hug:

Aaron.
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:47 PM
I'm not at all embarrassed or ashamed to be wrong. Generally I am very correct. Justine should not be losing to Clijsters on grass, but whatever. You've embarrassed yourself far more on this board than I. You've got a point there :lol:

tea
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:47 PM
Kim :inlove:

Justine:bigwave:

treufreund
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:47 PM
I was really having a hard time rooting for Justine at all towards the end of the match. She just doesn't deserve to win the match with this combination of ballbashing then pushing. Kim was let off the hook but she did well to clean up her game. Justine, you have to stop underestimating your opponents once you have the lead. I really felt like she left Kim off the hook early in the 2nd set when Kim was down 0-30. The moment she overhit that 2nd serve return I had a bad feeling. It's scary how well I know the important points but that shot would have given her 0-40. After that she slowly but surely began to be afraid to go for her spots on her serves and returns and starting give Kim the high balls that she loves to hit from the middle of the court. Can't even really feel that sad right now because Justine did not even put up much of a fight. I guess if she has to lose to someone then it may as well be Kim because she is a great woman and player!

sammy01
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:47 PM
kim is 6-0 vs the big 3 since the comeback, loves it!

twight6
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:47 PM
How bad from Justine :tape:

mr_burns
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:48 PM
what a bad match

hopefully the quality will increase from the qf on
but congrats kim

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:48 PM
JU :o :tape: :help: :rolleyes: :shrug:
Kim :)

Zhao
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:48 PM
omg i thought Clijsters was a goner when she hit those sania-like forehands to the fence in the first set...

she has to play alot better if she wants to win this

Libertango
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:48 PM
Shame this match didn't live up to anywhere near it's potential/hype. Really, neither played that well, but Kim was more confident at the end. Amazing really, considering she could barely hit a FH in court for the first set. Justine looked almost sick with nerves and tension at times. Odd, odd match.

hingisGOAT
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:48 PM
So can anyone explain why ESPN was showing buddha-belly federer instead of Kim/Justine :weirdo: What an annoying twat that man is, what kind of GOAT has a horrible losing record against his rival? I hope Nadal makes him cry once more...


...anyway go Kim! It's too bad they had to meet so early. PLEASE don't screw it up against Zvonareva. I'm confident that Kim will continue her ownage of Venus if they both make it that far :)

kaetchen
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:48 PM
Kim :bounce:

So happy! Nice that you finally managed to beat Henin at a slam! Hope it gives you a lot of confidence :yippee:

Good luck ahead!

LudwigDvorak
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:49 PM
You've got a point there :lol:

I know. :lol:

hablo
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:49 PM
So sad I couldn't see this match since I'm at work. :sobbing:

But thanks for sending :bigwave: packing, Clijsters!!! :banana: :devil:

Jajaloo
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:49 PM
I thought it was going to be another Petrova beat down after the first set, but Kim came back. I think she'll make the semi's.

Justine's comeback has been a bit of a shambles. I mean, she's won Stuttgart and 's-Hertogenbosch....

...

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/4442/75107713.png

wateva
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:50 PM
omg i thought Clijsters was a goner when she hit those sania-like forehands to the fence in the first set...

she has to play alot better if she wants to win this
:lol::lol::lol::lol:
not forgetting her non-existent first serves. :o

sammy01
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:50 PM
I'm not at all embarrassed or ashamed to be wrong. Generally I am very correct. Justine should not be losing to Clijsters on grass, but whatever. You've embarrassed yourself far more on this board than I.

kim in the qtrs :bounce:

i was gonna say that we all get it wrong, but you deserve it rubbing in for being so arrogant and you cant stop it now.

kim :drool:

wateva
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:50 PM
I thought it was going to be another Petrova beat down after the first set, but Kim came back. I think she'll make the semi's.

Justine's comeback has been a bit of a shambles. I mean, she's won Brisbane and 's-Hertogenbosch....

...

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/4442/75107713.png
kim won brisbane. ;)

treufreund
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:50 PM
And please I don't wanna hear people moan about the all-Williams matches anymore..man, this was a disaster of a match.

It was very low quality. Williams sisters matches have gotten better but I agree with Navratilova that noboby really cares who wins them because of the whole saccharin coated sibling "rivalry" that does not exist at all. Doesn't change the fact that Justine is playing the way kim likes and even Kim did not play that great. Boring match but happy for Kim. Still not seeing how Kim can win the title unless she picks it up.

mdterp01
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:52 PM
And please I don't wanna hear people moan about the all-Williams matches anymore..man, this was a disaster of a match.

This!!!!! :worship:

TuxedoSlam
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:52 PM
Justine won the first set because Kim was sleeping. Clijsters woke up and started to dictate with her baseline tennis. Nice turn-around.

Not the best match these two have played but some nice grass court tennis here and there nevertheless ;-)
Well done Kim!



:tennis:

<Sven>
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:52 PM
Yeeeaaaah!
Thanks Kim! Soooo glad you pulled through!
Hopefully you can revenge Yanina's loss against Zvonareva now!

Nico_E
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:53 PM
I guess thats no Wimbledon title for Henin :p

roelc
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:53 PM
horrible first set from kim, wouldn't have given a penny for her chances after that.

really great to see her win it, so happy :)

buckyohare
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:53 PM
Pathetic display by Justine, yet so expected.

Worst frontrunner in the world of tennis.

jpol
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:53 PM
Kim! :D Was just hoping she wouldn't get hammered after that opening set.

#kArLoS#
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:53 PM
Ju :o

Very very bad,she won the 1st because Kim was off,that was awful :rolleyes:

0-3 since comeback against her :tape:

Well done,Kim,can´t believe you didn´t choke :eek: :lol:

A Clijsters vs Venus semi is as clear as water now :shrug:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:53 PM
Well done Kimmy! :bounce: Guys, i think we're looking at a Kim vs Vee SF! :drool:

JuJu, she's still not up to her best form :hug:

StephenUK
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:53 PM
I only saw a bit of the first set when Justine was doing well, but presumably once Kim found her feet in the match, the pendulum swung.

It's obvious that Justine still has a lot of work to do on her game if she is ever to get back to 2003-7 form; she is also worse than 2002 or 2008 at this point. Her serve is too flaky, which means she is always vulnerable in her matches; I agree with Lindsay that her new aggressive game failed tactically on clay; she seems to have lost some of her strategic qualities of old. The good news is that she is now back in the top 15. She needs to keep working on her game and grinding out the wins; even this substandard Justine should regain a top 10 place if she maintains her results till the end of the year. 2011-12 should be the real test as to whether she can ever win another slam.

mdterp01
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:54 PM
I thought it was going to be another Petrova beat down after the first set, but Kim came back. I think she'll make the semi's.

Justine's comeback has been a bit of a shambles. I mean, she's won Brisbane and 's-Hertogenbosch....

...

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/4442/75107713.png

kim won brisbane. ;)

:lol::haha::rolls:

soomaal
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Do you think she will go back to her retirement now? She's had a laugh surely....

TennisFanForever
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:57 PM
disgusting draw :help:

Justine :rolleyes: 3 losses in a row to Kim :spit: and almost same scoreline than French Open R16 :o

Kim better reach SF and make Venus a competitive match :scared:

miss molly
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:57 PM
Awful, simply awful from Justine:sad: It just went from bad to worse during the match. I'm not sure if the arm injury played a big part or if it's only mental but she never looked like she would win it. No tactics, wrong choices, nothing worked today. Kim played horrible in the first set and afterwards she was solid but nothing that special, credit to her though, she did what was needed to win.

There's still a long way to go for Justine and we don't know where it will lead but she knows that better than anybody else, now i hope she rests, asks herself the right questions and move forward.

buckyohare
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:58 PM
I only saw a bit of the first set when Justine was doing well, but presumably once Kim found her feet in the match, the pendulum swung.

It's obvious that Justine still has a lot of work to do on her game if she is ever to get back to 2003-7 form; she is also worse than 2002 or 2008 at this point. Her serve is too flaky, which means she is always vulnerable in her matches; I agree with Lindsay that her new aggressive game failed tactically on clay; she seems to have lost some of her strategic qualities of old. The good news is that she is now back in the top 15. She needs to keep working on her game and grinding out the wins; even this substandard Justine should regain a top 10 place if she maintains her results till the end of the year. 2011-12 should be the real test as to whether she can ever win another slam.

By 2011-2012, She'll be older than dirt. Her time has ran out. This was her final chance. A chance that never was on to be honest with lazy attitude toward tournament participation.

Jajaloo
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:58 PM
kim won brisbane. ;)

;)

sammy01
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:59 PM
i have to say as delighted as i am for kim, i feel for henin. she is obviously trying hard and is doing the right things but it isn't happening. i hope for her at some stage it does.

wateva
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:59 PM
i have to ask why isn't justine making kim play when kim is hitting her 2nd serves? she tries to be overly aggressive and ends up giving the point straight away to kim. If she made kim play, kim would have probably hit her groundstrokes out since she is mistiming it big time in the first n early 2nd set.
and justine's inability to break in the first game of the 2nd set was the beginning of her downfall.

pedropt
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:00 PM
What a terrible match! :tape:

However, so happy that Kim was able to win it! :worship:

A Magicman
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:00 PM
Though I'm screwed at FITD for that quarter now:

FVCKIN YES!!!!

Now go back into retirement.

701p0MlwYjM

treufreund
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:03 PM
Awful, simply awful from Justine:sad: It just went from bad to worse during the match. I'm not sure if the arm injury played a big part or if it's only mental but she never looked like she would win it. No tactics, wrong choices, nothing worked today. Kim played horrible in the first set and afterwards she was solid but nothing that special, credit to her though, she did what was needed to win.

There's still a long way to go for Justine and we don't know where it will lead but she knows that better than anybody else, now i hope she rests, asks herself the right questions and move forward.

Her rally patterns against Kim are just so predictable... once she just puts the serves in the same spots and hits up the middle to kim's forehand then she is always gonna lose. It's just not good tennis. Very tentative. She really just started to overhit and created her own nerves and then seemed to just pull back and play her "usual" game with no variation and no confidence. I can't even be too hard on her right now because I know that she is just not playing with confidence. Hopefully Kim can seize this opportunity to keep going but her game also didn't exactly look stellar. :lol:

DragonFlame
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:04 PM
Total disappointment... bleh.. It sucks seeing her lose to kim like this, find some fucking form goddamn it. the dutch better win soccer today.

Matt01
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:04 PM
I thought it was going to be another Petrova beat down after the first set, but Kim came back. I think she'll make the semi's.

Justine's comeback has been a bit of a shambles. I mean, she's won Stuttgart and 's-Hertogenbosch....


Stuttgart is one of the best events on the tour. I'm still proud of Justine for having won the Porsche :yeah:

Of course Wimbledon is a nice tournament, too, but the surface is horrible :help:

Deck
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:04 PM
now win it all Kimmie

scoobz
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:08 PM
Will Justine ever beat Kim again?

missvarsha
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:10 PM
nope

kiwifan
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:11 PM
No. She adjusted her expectation after RG.
This year is a transition period. Unfortunately the transition is "the field" catching up with "the reputation" and no longer fearing "the player"...

...on offense to fans but retired she was "the x factor hanging over the game" coming back she's just "another Top 10 player" and I don't think Venus, Henin, Kim C, Serena or Sharapova are out there to just be another Top 10 player. :shrug:

Although now that the myth is dead, she might as well play "for herself" (like certain Sisters have always done :p :devil: :p :cool: ) and if that means doing everything to prepare ALL NEXT SEASON to succeed here at the most prestigious of the Slams...

...more power to her. :angel:

freeandlonely
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:11 PM
shit, don't know what to expect next

Emina.
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:11 PM
I am super happy for Kim!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

ireneteri
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:12 PM
I was really having a hard time rooting for Justine at all towards the end of the match. She just doesn't deserve to win the match with this combination of ballbashing then pushing. Kim was let off the hook but she did well to clean up her game. Justine, you have to stop underestimating your opponents once you have the lead. I really felt like she left Kim off the hook early in the 2nd set when Kim was down 0-30. The moment she overhit that 2nd serve return I had a bad feeling. It's scary how well I know the important points but that shot would have given her 0-40. After that she slowly but surely began to be afraid to go for her spots on her serves and returns and starting give Kim the high balls that she loves to hit from the middle of the court. Can't even really feel that sad right now because Justine did not even put up much of a fight. I guess if she has to lose to someone then it may as well be Kim because she is a great woman and player!
spot on! justine lost confidence once she fell , she wasn't the same player after that. kim was still in a funk and justine won first set. no excuses though mentally justine isn't the same player she once was.

Belmont Lad
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:12 PM
3-0 since their comebacks and a win in a Slam to boot! Well done Kimmie doll! :kiss:

Hian
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:13 PM
Kim :hearts:

Bobisa
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:13 PM
:cheer: well done Kim :)

Kitten63
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:16 PM
Congrats,Kim :yeah:

Justine :sad: :hug:

Slutati
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:17 PM
Expected. Kim is definitely the better player now.
Justine will never win a slam again. http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/kink.gif

Blu€
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:18 PM
Kim :D win this thing please :p

Sander.
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:23 PM
Kim shows again she's the best of Belgium :inlove:

claypova
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:28 PM
thankyou saint-kim:hearts:

Beat
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:30 PM
happy for kim, but she has to improve if she wants to win it all.

TS
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:33 PM
Bah. Fuck this shit :(

terjw
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:43 PM
Kim! :D Was just hoping she wouldn't get hammered after that opening set.

Same here - I am so happy now and I didn't think this was possible after the 1st set. She could hardly keep the ball in off her forehand. I gave up watching most of that 1st set.

azmad_88
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:46 PM
SOOO HAPPPY for my kimmie!!! its been a while to taste victory over henin at grandslam! this is sweet...hope kim can keep it up and improve

urklerlay
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:47 PM
whoo hoo!!

jefrilibra
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:50 PM
This match wasnt good at all. But Justine's game's even more awful.

Congrats to Kim. But she really has to step up her game.

AcesHigh
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:52 PM
Fuck yes. Suck it Henin and the doubters

Talula
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:52 PM
I've said it before, Justine will retire once again, and once and for all, by this time next year.

And as others have said, Kim wont get past a Williams at Wimbledon with this form.

muniu
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:54 PM
FUCK yeah :bigcry:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:56 PM
Please, Kim was terrible. :unsure: Don't tell me she played awesome. Actually she played way much better in non-Slam tournaments against Justine.

She clearly was the better player in set 2&3. But that wasn't my point at all. What I meant is that you make every Justine loss to be dramatic, like she's never gonna win anything again or that she should retire. Thus, I called you a drama queen :lol:

Serenita
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:57 PM
What failed comeback. Kim owns her now:lol::lol::lol::lol:

debby
Jun 28th, 2010, 02:58 PM
she proves me right, her game is worse and worse. A shadow of her former self.

Bayo
Jun 28th, 2010, 03:00 PM
This result shocked me. I haven't had the chance to see many of Henin's matches, but if it's true she's trying to muscle the ball these days, it's time for an intervention.

ivanban
Jun 28th, 2010, 03:09 PM
Horrendous match, countless silly UEs and misshits :( Oh well....at least Kim won :)

Uranus
Jun 28th, 2010, 03:11 PM
Juju needs to get her old game back. This one obviously doesn't work as well. On any surface.

Congrats to Kim, I even believe it makes things more interesting if she meets Venus in the semis. Justine has always admitted to be afraid of facing her here.

friendsita
Jun 28th, 2010, 03:15 PM
awfulllll match gotta say

spiritedenergy
Jun 28th, 2010, 03:18 PM
Kim owns her now, revenge must feel so good for her now:drool::lol:

Mixal
Jun 28th, 2010, 03:19 PM
Terrible 3rd set, I'm glad I didn't watch the 1st two, reading these comments...

Hopefully Vee vs. Kim!

Mina Vagante
Jun 28th, 2010, 03:19 PM
:spit:

DOUBLEFIST
Jun 28th, 2010, 03:21 PM
:dance: :dance: Way to go Kim!!!!!!

lurker
Jun 28th, 2010, 03:27 PM
This is fantastic news! I was so apprehensive about this matchup because Kim's head used to always get in the way of her tennis against Justine at the majors. I thought Clisterrors would show up, and she did initially, but then she went away, :lol:

This just shows who is the mentally tougher player right now. If both played their best tennis Kim would always win. Kim would just overpower Justine and push her back too often. If Kim went on a mental walkabout or got nervous and hit too many errors, Justine would have won easily in two sets.

Dandy_Warhol
Jun 28th, 2010, 03:34 PM
OKAY THIS WAS ME DURING THE MATCH:
http://i49.tinypic.com/280unoy.jpg


DURING THE THIRD SET:
http://i50.tinypic.com/99q3he.jpg


AFTER MATCH POINT:
http://i49.tinypic.com/2n8pjyc.jpg


ME @ JUSTINE RIGHT NOW:
http://i48.tinypic.com/wahc0g.jpg




*Henin stan here:wavey: :sobbing:

i need a hug you guys :awww:


that said, congrats to Kim :clap2: :yeah:

Renalicious
Jun 28th, 2010, 03:35 PM
Great rebound after a horrible, horrible 1st set. :worship:

Renalicious
Jun 28th, 2010, 03:39 PM
Kim is doing much better than Justine in her comeback now. :eek: That's so weird to think about. I was sure Justine would 'click' sooner or later. :unsure:

goldenboi356
Jun 28th, 2010, 03:42 PM
:sob: she seems to loose when she won a set 62 (e.g., bartoli, mauresmo too i believe). her serve was there!...so disappointed. hope you recover from this and stay strong throughout next time.

The Dawntreader
Jun 28th, 2010, 03:58 PM
Such bathos in this match, very anti-climatic. Any quality that might have been was quashed by the ridiculously fast tempo that both were playing at. It turned into 1-2, formulaic tennis in the third, and throughout the match really.

Henin's backhand has lost so much facility, especially on clutch occasions. Has far too much 'murderous' intentions, trying to rip backhands off balance and trying to be uber-offensive in the most low % situations. The way she just flew a backhand out in the penultimate game would've been inconceivable 3 or 4 years ago.

Clijster's court position was her standard ' i like playing defensive hardcourt-tennis on grass', but even she knew she had to try and regain some ground around the baseline and try to dictate play. One incentive was the fluctuating nature of Justine's depth of shot. In some moments she was trying to leather the ball, and then at times her length was SO short. Really gave Kim to iron out her clunky forehand technique and start pushing Henin into an uncomofortable defensive position. Kim really did a good job of remaining at a decent level (probably around 60-65%), whilst Justine's level and confidence plummeted.

Another thing about Justine is how anxious and frayed she looks nearly every other point. Her 'allez's' never seem stridant anymore, but plain desperate. Kinda sad for her.

Tennis Ball
Jun 28th, 2010, 03:59 PM
Kim : "we showed some good stuff out there" :o

It's true. They did.

Thanx4nothin
Jun 28th, 2010, 04:01 PM
Such crap quality, well done Kim! Owning Henin in their comebacks....same with Venus tho.....

noamgdi
Jun 28th, 2010, 04:03 PM
yessss!! :woohoo:
great win kim, wasn't a good match

Tennis Ball
Jun 28th, 2010, 04:33 PM
By 2011-2012, She'll be older than dirt. Her time has ran out. This was her final chance. A chance that never was on to be honest with lazy attitude toward tournament participation.

Loser. :o :help: Don't try to tell lies to cover up for the pain. :lol: But what else's there to expect from people with your nationality? :o

Btw, Venus is 30 y.o.

Yet another one from the same country on ignore. :o

SymphonyX
Jun 28th, 2010, 04:34 PM
Good thing. I honestly thought Kim was gonna be steamrolled after the first set.

$uricate
Jun 28th, 2010, 04:42 PM
Not a shock.

I was surprised so few people gave Kim a chance. I think Justine is still adjusting, she'll get her mojo back eventually. Kim's had that bit longer, not that she needed it ;)

Make the semis Kim :banana:

Ntosake
Jun 28th, 2010, 04:44 PM
Congrats Kim!

I was looking forward to the match but it wasnt too exciting, a disappointing match from both, but glad Kim pulled it out.

Slutati
Jun 28th, 2010, 04:44 PM
Henin's comeback is officially a flop. She is now the Floptina of the WTA tour.

Floptine Henin. :sad:

Dandy_Warhol
Jun 28th, 2010, 04:48 PM
Henin's comeback is officially a flop. She is now the Floptina of the WTA tour.

Floptine Henin. :sad:

why do you have to be cruel to me? :awww:
http://i50.tinypic.com/2rf7cqc.jpg

spartanfan
Jun 28th, 2010, 04:50 PM
juju was terrible... barely any winners, nothing on her strokes. she needs to roid up big time if she wants to be a factor again. St. Kim hit some nice shots, and some really messed up looking ones. all in all this encounter was a bust.
:spit:

SELVEN
Jun 28th, 2010, 04:50 PM
Kim WD

miss molly
Jun 28th, 2010, 04:51 PM
If only she didn't fall in that first set...:sad:

Thanx4nothin
Jun 28th, 2010, 04:55 PM
If only she didn't fall in that first set...:sad:

:tape: You can't be serious.

Really not the best from Justine, she just didn't produce anything in the 3rd....shocking...

$uricate
Jun 28th, 2010, 04:57 PM
why do you have to be cruel to me? :awww:
http://i50.tinypic.com/2rf7cqc.jpg

:hug:

At least the player formally known as Christine reached a new career high of number 12 :hearts:

Bruno71
Jun 28th, 2010, 04:58 PM
Justine has basically taken the 100% wrong approach to this comeback and Wimbledon. She needs a sports psychologist, not a more aggressive gameplan. She's really a non-factor right now.

Dandy_Warhol
Jun 28th, 2010, 05:02 PM
:hug:

At least the player formally known as Christine reached a new career high of number 12 :hearts:

ikr?

http://i46.tinypic.com/1t4umh.jpg

bbjpa
Jun 28th, 2010, 05:03 PM
Heninying + Pushniacki out today :woohoo: , great day :devil:

KimandJu
Jun 28th, 2010, 05:12 PM
Match was pretty crappy. Kim was nowhere in set 1.

Well done though Kimmie for reaching the QF. Please beat Vera! :bounce:

Justine...:unsure: you started so well in the first set. In set 2 and 3 you crumbled...

I agree with a lot of posters here that her hyper-agressive new gameplan isn't working at all. I miss the chess-like game she had before her comeback. It's definitely Carlos wanting her to play as agressive as she does, but it's just not working.

I don't agree with some posters saying that Ju is over and out, that she is never going to win a major ever again, that she's Kim's bitch.

I'm sure she just needs more time to feel confident again on court.

Maybe she should ditch Carlos and try another coach with another approach to her game? :shrug:

Congrats Kimmy! :lick:
Work on that game of yours Ju :smooch:

PolishLunatiq
Jun 28th, 2010, 05:12 PM
<lol>

AnDrEi.b
Jun 28th, 2010, 05:36 PM
Well done Kim !

gmak
Jun 28th, 2010, 05:40 PM
oh yeah baby :rocker: :woohoo: :yeah: :devil:
Kim 3-0 since comeback ;)

this result is just :drool:

DemWilliamsGulls
Jun 28th, 2010, 06:20 PM
No Wimbledon for Justine :wavey:

Exactly what I said lol

cn ireland
Jun 28th, 2010, 06:52 PM
Congrats Kim:banana:!!

I really didn't expect her to win this match but i'm so happy that she did:bounce:.

Good luck in QF:yeah:!

Sir Stefwhit
Jun 28th, 2010, 07:21 PM
I'm so lovin' Kim 2.0!!!

This is how I think most of their past matches could have played out if Kim could hold it together mentally. Since the baby she's just got laser focus and nerves of steel Good Job KIMMY!!!

vwfan
Jun 28th, 2010, 07:23 PM
Kim is so owning Justine right now. Who'd have thunk it??!!!

mykarma
Jun 28th, 2010, 07:36 PM
And please I don't wanna hear people moan about the all-Williams matches anymore..man, this was a disaster of a match.
You're kidding right.

Calypso
Jun 28th, 2010, 07:39 PM
Congrats Kim! She really rallied well after the loss of the first set.
Justine, too bad about set 2 and 3. Better luck next time, and good luck to Kimmie in the next round!

cogent53
Jun 28th, 2010, 08:03 PM
As a fan I must say Justine is playing not well at all.

I find it hard to understand her return games. She is going for extremely super uber aggressive returns and always missing. Even in the first set when she was 5-1 she had the chance to finish the set at 6-1 but she chose to bash the returns. Also in the first game of the second set, she missed 3 second serve returns and gifted the game to Clijsters.

She cannot expect to win matches with this stupid game plan. These return errors are what cost her the match against Serena at the Aussie Open and the match against Stosur at the French.

I am beginning to lose faith in Justine.

My thoughts exactly!! How can you forget how to play, which is what she looks like right now? Against Sam and Kim she has just gone for all out aggression in her returns instead of using her head. Henin CANNOT out hit the bigger player on every shot, she needs to get into a winning position in the point first. After the loss to Stosur, how can she and Carlos not have talked about varying her game? Kim was totally there for the taking at the start of the 2nd but Justine just let her back in. How many nice skidding slices did we see? How many chipped returns?

As a huge Justine fan, I was very disappointed in her poor play. However what was even more disappointing was what a poor quality match it was. I was so so looking forward to this and even popped home at lunchtime to set my video to record it (pretty much missing my whole lunch break!) Desperately poor match from 2 of my very favourite players. Serena and Venus must be laughing because there is no Belgian threat right now! Kim's big backswing on her forehand will undoubtedly be targetted by Vera and Venus (if she gets there). Hopefully Kim can take some confidence from this. She played very poorly for a set then just pretty average for 2 sets to win. I hope she can raise it to challenge another all Williams final.
Justine, please GET THINKING on court for god's sake!!!

debby
Jun 28th, 2010, 08:13 PM
I don't think Kim is stronger mentally against Justine, but that Justine is weaker against her.
Mental issue? Gamestyle issue?

At Brisbane, Kim choked, Justine double-faulted at 6-6, it was too late then.
At Miami, Kim choked, then had an amazing lucky volley (even herself said she was lucky there)
There, Justine lead, Kim was shit, that's why Justine won the first set, then Justine fell apart, Kim had to be solid, nothing more.

IMO Justine 2.0 = Kim 1.0
Kim 2.0 = Justine 1.0

Craig.
Jun 28th, 2010, 08:14 PM
I don't think Kim is stronger mentally against Justine, but that Justine is weaker against her.
Mental issue? Gamestyle issue?

At Brisbane, Kim choked, Justine double-faulted at 6-6, it was too late then.
At Miami, Kim choked, then had an amazing lucky volley (even herself said she was lucky there)
There, Justine lead, Kim was shit, that's why Justine won the first set, then Justine fell apart, Kim had to be solid, nothing more.

IMO Justine 2.0 = Kim 1.0
Kim 2.0 = Justine 1.0

Kim >>>>>>>>>>> JujuGOAT

klever58
Jun 28th, 2010, 08:16 PM
:woohoo: yesssss, like it!

cogent53
Jun 28th, 2010, 08:18 PM
IMO Justine 2.0 = Kim 1.0
Kim 2.0 = Justine 1.0

I like this! Yes, Kim used to be pretty much easy pickings for Justine. You didn't feel she had the belief she could win in the really big matches. Right now Kim is the stronger mentally. However, it took Justine a few years to be the out and out number 1, so I have hope (faint today!!) that she might rediscover her mental toughness.

Barring the Petrova spanking, Kim has looked mentally extremely tough since her return. Guess childbirth makes playing sport seem easy!

hankqq
Jun 28th, 2010, 09:23 PM
another topsy turvy match between these 2 :lol: Henin really took a hard fall in the 1st set :tape: hopefully she won't have any lasting injury from it.

good for Clijsters to come back after losing the 1st set so easily. :yeah:

bandabou
Jun 28th, 2010, 09:33 PM
well, well....Juju can say it's a transition year. But when you've just come from retirement you can't afford transition years. People like Phil Taylor, Sven Kramer, etc can afford transition years...because they've been so dominating.

Juju's season is ending up like a candle.

debby
Jun 28th, 2010, 09:33 PM
I like this! Yes, Kim used to be pretty much easy pickings for Justine. You didn't feel she had the belief she could win in the really big matches. Right now Kim is the stronger mentally. However, it took Justine a few years to be the out and out number 1, so I have hope (faint today!!) that she might rediscover her mental toughness.

Barring the Petrova spanking, Kim has looked mentally extremely tough since her return. Guess childbirth makes playing sport seem easy!

But Kim choked several times against Justine, I had the feeling Kim still fears her, I mean, she doesn't play her best against her at all, we all thought she would destroy Ju at Brisbane or Miami given on how well she was playing, she didn't.
It is weird actually. Of course, she is not fragile anymore, but I have the feeling that Justine is nicer to Kim, she doesn't have that killer instinct, there was bad blood between them before, not this year, it didn't seem they really wanted to win badly.
I might be wrong, but the Henin-Clijsters is so anticlimax, a la Serena-Venus, and they are not even sisters. :lol:

NeoZod19
Jun 28th, 2010, 09:34 PM
I enjoyed every bit of this! :D

debby
Jun 28th, 2010, 09:40 PM
well, well....Juju can say it's a transition year. But when you've just come from retirement you can't afford transition years. People like Phil Taylor, Sven Kramer, etc can afford transition years...because they've been so dominating.

Juju's season is ending up like a candle.

Justine thinks 2011 will be a determinant year. :rolleyes:
At least, you won't be able to say she retired because of 4 losses. :lol:

terjw
Jun 28th, 2010, 09:51 PM
But Kim choked several times against Justine, I had the feeling Kim still fears her, I mean, she doesn't play her best against her at all, we all thought she would destroy Ju at Brisbane or Miami given on how well she was playing, she didn't.
It is weird actually. Of course, she is not fragile anymore, but I have the feeling that Justine is nicer to Kim, she doesn't have that killer instinct, there was bad blood between them before, not this year, it didn't seem they really wanted to win badly.
I might be wrong, but the Henin-Clijsters is so anticlimax, a la Serena-Venus, and they are not even sisters. :lol:

Don't buy it that Justine lost because she's too nice to Kim. Yes they get on fine but not that fine to go soft on each other in a match. I also reckoned whoever lost this match - it would hurt a lot inside although they won't wan to admit it. If Kim lost - it would be another nail in that she can't beat Justine in a slam. So getting that mokey of her back is huge. If Justine lost - she would be down 3-0 and still not able to beat Kim in their comebacks.

I'm relieved after the 1st set and really happy that Kim won. Because this was more than just a match. The stakes were high.

égalité
Jun 28th, 2010, 10:05 PM
Allez! :bowdown:

debby
Jun 28th, 2010, 10:15 PM
Don't buy it that Justine lost because she's too nice to Kim. Yes they get on fine but not that fine to go soft on each other in a match. I also reckoned whoever lost this match - it would hurt a lot inside although they won't wan to admit it. If Kim lost - it would be another nail in that she can't beat Justine in a slam. So getting that mokey of her back is huge. If Justine lost - she would be down 3-0 and still not able to beat Kim in their comebacks.

I'm relieved after the 1st set and really happy that Kim won. Because this was more than just a match. The stakes were high.

It's only my personal view, because really Clijsters was amazing against the WS, but against Justine, she has been shaky, because as you said, it was more than just a match.

Justine lacks of that fire, I don't know, she used to be really pissed off, but now she is like "whatever it's a transition year, yeah yeah it's disappointing but Kim played amazingly blablah I will rebounce back from that I will work harder" , it's always the same words from her mouth, I expected her to be more pissed since she lost to Stosur at "HER" Slam and to Clijsters in Wimbledon "her goal". Instead, she is way too passive. Even in the game, she didn't try another plan B, even her BH is breaking down in huge moments. Her retooled game is an epic fail, but as her BH is a natural gift, it's surprising to see it breaking down. What's her main weapon now. I do wonder...

When Serena played not good enough, she seems pissed off, Kim too, and they are winning then.
I don't know, when I am reading Kim's comment "I am glad I don't need a transition year because I want to have children" and Justine's comment " blablah give me a break, I had just come back, give me one year more, blablah I don't worry" , they are so different from they were in their first career.

Diesel
Jun 28th, 2010, 10:17 PM
Funny :lol:

AAT
Jun 28th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Justine :sad: :o

Corswandt
Jun 28th, 2010, 11:23 PM
I was amazed when the local sports channel tuned into to this rather than Federer's rape of Melzer in the main court. But I was to be disappointed (even though it was the most interesting match that got televised today), mainly because Kimberley and Henin never seemed to play well at the same time.

In the 1st set, when Kim was looking like someone who had never played on grass before and was spraying and netting shots left and right, Henin was playing much the same blitzkrieg tennis she had unleashed against Petrova (though she was never quite as impressive as in her 3R win). And when Kim finally began to hit her groundstrokes with some confidence and authority (while her serve continued to suck balls), Henin couldn't get any depth on her shots and couldn't return serve to save her life. Soon she was just either hitting the ball straight down the middle while waiting for an error from Kim or retrieving deep behind the baseline or nearly outside the tramlines.

But again, what puzzled me the most was how lost and panicky Henin looked out there as soon as things stopped going her way. Kim by contrast was looking like the seasoned veteran who knew she was having an off day but remained confident she could still pull off a win.

debby
Jun 28th, 2010, 11:31 PM
I was amazed when the local sports channel tuned into to this rather than Federer's rape of Melzer in the main court. But I was to be disappointed (even though it was the most interesting match that got televised today), mainly because Kimberley and Henin never seemed to play well at the same time.

In the 1st set, when Kim was looking like someone who had never played on grass before and was spraying and netting shots left and right, Henin was playing much the same blitzkrieg tennis she had unleashed against Petrova (though she was never quite as impressive as in her 3R win). And when Kim finally began to hit her groundstrokes with some confidence and authority (while her serve continued to suck balls), Henin couldn't get any depth on her shots and couldn't return serve to save her life. Soon she was just either hitting the ball straight down the middle while waiting for an error from Kim or retrieving deep behind the baseline or nearly outside the tramlines.

But again, what puzzled me the most was how lost and panicky Henin looked out there as soon as things stopped going her way. Kim by contrast was looking like the seasoned veteran who knew she was having an off day but remained confident she could still pull off a win.

Perfect post. :worship:
Even the bolded part is true. That's what I have been trying to point out.
Sad from a Seven Slam winner.

Sund7101
Jun 28th, 2010, 11:39 PM
Yeah Kim!!!

Vikapower
Jun 29th, 2010, 12:15 AM
I just wish that Kim finds a way to somehow raise her boring level. I'm not her boring #1 fan but I'll be 100% rooting for her to deny at first a boring WS final and at last another boring Serena Wimbledon title because we know that in an all boring WS final Serena has the boring edge ! So Go Kim ! :cheer:

debby
Jun 29th, 2010, 12:20 AM
I just wish that Kim finds a way to somehow raise her boring level. I'm not her boring #1 fan but I'll be 100% rooting for her to deny at first a boring WS final and at last another boring Serena Wimbledon title because we know that in an all boring WS final Serena has the boring edge ! So Go Kim ! :cheer:

:spit: Tu te fous de ma gueule. Still remember what you were saying about Kimmie last year :lol:

Vikapower
Jun 29th, 2010, 12:38 AM
:spit: Tu te fous de ma gueule. Still remember what you were saying about Kimmie last year :lol:
:lol: I know but in extreme situations extreme solutions are needed and Kim is the solution to my problem moreover it willn't be bad for her she'll be toe to toe with Maria in number of GS before Maria takes the lead back in the USO. I know it's kindergarden thinking but I can't help it. :kiss:

P.S. Je pense toujours que Kim n'as pas de mental et à gagner l'USO sur un concours de circonstance énorme et qu'il à fallut l'aide de quelques filles dont Serena et/ou Wozniacki pour la permettre d'avoir ce titre. :angel:

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jun 29th, 2010, 01:24 AM
Justine is just not the same player anymore.

Miranda
Jun 29th, 2010, 01:26 AM
:sad:, give henin some time, she is not doing that bad, at least won 2 titles and reached the other 2 finals

even if she retires today, she still has more slams than Kim and Kim would never win 5 more slams to equal Justine's slams until she retires again :p

LeonHart
Jun 29th, 2010, 02:55 AM
Justine needs to change her forehand back to what it was before she retired. It is way too shaky / inconsistent now.

Toxic
Jun 29th, 2010, 03:28 AM
Say good bye to Wimbledon, Justine!!! :lol:

Caralenko
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:24 AM
Justine was A W F U L. :help: What amatch. Can't believe I stayed up for it. In the first set, it was Kim making the errors. Then Justine just stood at the back of the court and smacked her glitchy forehand right up the middle.


:weirdo: :smash:


Justine's comeback is just another story we've seen before with Hingis. Back with a new game plan (Hingis went the more defensive route, Justine tried the aggressive route) and they both got the same result in the end. A couple more years on tour with some OK wins and some titles, but overall they never got their magic back.

Amalgamate
Jun 29th, 2010, 06:45 AM
No Wimbledon for you Justine. Back to your cave :wavey:

But Kim :scared: Don't screw up an all Williams final.

bandabou
Jun 29th, 2010, 08:05 AM
Hmmmmm....:lol: So this what they mean with all those Belgian-classics! Nice, nice....

HowardH
Jun 29th, 2010, 08:25 AM
The match was patchy from both players, both players struggling at times to keep their shots in, Kim on the fh particularly, JH on the return after a while. But still enjoyable in it's own way. I felt the Serena-Maria match was higher level tennis though.

GrandMartha
Jun 29th, 2010, 08:49 AM
Kim has Henin's number now. 3-0 since Henin's comeback.:happy:

Madoka
Jun 29th, 2010, 09:58 AM
kim :hearts:

AcesHigh
Jun 29th, 2010, 10:45 AM
Justine's comeback is just another story we've seen before with Hingis. Back with a new game plan (Hingis went the more defensive route, Justine tried the aggressive route) and they both got the same result in the end. A couple more years on tour with some OK wins and some titles, but overall they never got their magic back.

Meh... I think that's both unfair and very inaccurate. Why would Hingis come back with a more defensive gameplan? That doesn't make any sense. Hingis's issue was a lack of full commitment to both fitness and sharpening her game. She didn't need a booming serve or big groundies. But her serve seemed worse than her game and focus overall never seemed all there.

As for Justine, it's a huge confidence issue I think. Plus, it's way too early to say she will never get her magic back.

Slutiana
Jun 29th, 2010, 11:01 AM
And Hingis came back because she loved the game and loved competing.

Justine has completely different reasons for coming back.

Matt01
Jun 29th, 2010, 11:12 AM
And Hingis came back because she loved the game and loved competing.

Justine has completely different reasons for coming back.


Yes, because you know her reasons so well.

debby
Jun 29th, 2010, 11:58 AM
And Hingis came back because she loved the game and loved competing.

Justine has completely different reasons for coming back.

Actually I am surprised she was not even pissed at Clijsters at the handshake, she even smiled at her like "Oh don't worry, maybe I will win the next time :lol: well done and good luck" , nothing to do with her handshake at Brisbane where she was really pissed at herself and at Clijsters :rolls: Not kissing her, not smiling, she wanted to win.
And it was at Wimbledon, her supposed goal. :unsure: IMO I think she came back because she missed tennis so much and competing too, but had to find an excuse to come back because she said she would never miss tennis, whatever would happen :happy:

And I agree with AcesHigh, it's a huge confidence issue. Yes, her game is flawed (her FH :tape: ) but she always had a bad serve, and now even her BH is letting her down. It says a lot about her current state, and still she played better than for the last few months. She played better at Australia.
She is talking like she never won a Slam, she keeps saying her losses were not that unexpected, because she still needs time and blablah, that it is way too early to have big wins... and blablablah
If you step onto the court thinking that, obviously, you won't fight as much as if you believed on your own chances because you know you are a champion.

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2010, 12:05 PM
Kim now has wins over both Williams and Justine at majors since she came back.
Only loss at a major for Kim was the strange match with Nadia.

thrust
Jun 29th, 2010, 01:00 PM
Ball basher wins :(

As they often do at Wimbledon. The Williams and Davenport are perfect examples of the modern day winners at Wimby. The only non ball basher to win there recently was Mauresmo. Either Serena or Kim will win this one. Hopefully, it will be Kim!

thrust
Jun 29th, 2010, 01:02 PM
Kim now has wins over both Williams and Justine at majors since she came back.
Only loss at a major for Kim was the strange match with Nadia.

An off day, obviously!

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2010, 01:09 PM
Pironkova won the 1st set against Venus.
I dont think she will win, but if she does, there is a good chance Serena and Kim will play the final for who is best player now, for who holds 2 majors
Obviously that's too far ahead, and I expect Venus to come back