View Full Version : Henin vs. Myskina! Predictions, thoughts...

Feb 19th, 2003, 06:32 PM
My two favorite players! One will be eliminated :sad: but one will make the SF :D


Feb 19th, 2003, 06:43 PM
like them both, think Myskina will win this..

Feb 19th, 2003, 06:45 PM
The first true test of Nastya's Top 10-worthiness... If it were on American hardcourts, I'd say - Nastya. But these hardcourts are not nearly as fast as American hardcourts, so Juju is not that uncomfortable on them.. Close call..

Feb 19th, 2003, 06:47 PM
This should be a good match. If Henin is playing well, I think she'll take it. Though, I would not be surprised at all to see Myskina win. She's a very talented player.

Does anyone have their head-to-head stats?

Feb 19th, 2003, 07:22 PM
2000 Palermo Clay (O) 32 Justine HENIN-HARDENNE 7-5 6-2
2002 New Haven Hard (O) 16 Anastasia MYSKINA 5-7 2-6

Tied 1-1

Feb 19th, 2003, 07:24 PM
I think Justine will have way to much game for our most fresh faced top tenner. Juju in straights - and to keep the pattern alive, I'll say 7.5 6.2

Feb 19th, 2003, 07:38 PM
Go JuJu, so Nastia won't pass Jelena in ranking.

Feb 19th, 2003, 07:43 PM
I hope Justine doesn't put too much pressure on herself cuz she's the top seed. Last meeting was won by Myskina 7-6 (2) 6-2, so I think it's going to be a battle...
Justine in three: 4-6 7-5 6-4

Feb 19th, 2003, 07:48 PM
Henin in straights. Monica will get back her top ten soon:fiery: . Then Jelena will fall for Lindsay, and maybe Amelie will fall for Chanda:D !

Feb 19th, 2003, 07:51 PM
2000 Palermo Clay (O) 32 Justine HENIN-HARDENNE 7-5 6-2
2002 New Haven Hard (O) 16 Anastasia MYSKINA 5-7 2-6

Two very simmetrical scores..
Exactly. On slow court Justine's backhand's pace is difficult to handle, while on fast courts ( like in New Haven ) that very backhand becomes a liability. Dubai hardcourt falls somewhere in between, so who knows..

Feb 19th, 2003, 07:51 PM
Justine is capable....very capable...it depends on if she can keep her mental game together...

Feb 19th, 2003, 09:31 PM
The reason why I think I'm slightly rooting for Nastya is because a win over Justine would allow her to pass an idle Dokic in the rankings (how often can we say "idle Dokic"?). So even if Seles went on to win the title, Nastya would still be guaranteed another week in the Top Ten.

But I do want Justine's confidence and ranking high for the French and Wimbledon, where she contends for titles.

It's a tough match, for prognostication as well as barracking purposes. :mad: But better that one of them makes it through than both of them lose, IMO. ;)

Edit: a win tomorrow won't be enough...Nastya would fall 4 points short. So I think I'm now rooting for Justine. Oh, I don't know! :sad:

Feb 19th, 2003, 10:03 PM
If Justine plays like she did in the last set against Barna she'll win in 2!

Otherwise in three ;)

Go Justine :bounce:

Feb 19th, 2003, 10:18 PM
I hope Anastasia can win this, and keep her momentum going. She is on the rise at the moment, and could just do something good against Justine.

Feb 19th, 2003, 10:28 PM
Myskina seems very confident now... she will put Justine into a tough test I believe...

I'll say Myskina winning in 3!!!

Feb 19th, 2003, 10:59 PM
i want myskina to win and henin took a while to get going in the bana match. if she does the same against myskina, myskina will win in 2 easy sets otherwise it will be a battle and i couldn't pick the winner.

Venus Forever
Feb 19th, 2003, 11:23 PM
I think Justine will pull it out in three.


Feb 20th, 2003, 12:30 AM
Justin in 3......
probably the best match up in QF,
but Justin will prove to be too much for Nastya
GOOD LUCK to both though...:D

Feb 20th, 2003, 12:32 AM
who do i WANT: Justine so that Jelena keeps her #9 ranking;)
who do i THINK: Myskina in 2 fairly tough sets

Feb 20th, 2003, 01:19 AM
well if Justine doesn't play her game and instead tries to overpower Myskina, then she won't win. Myskina seems to be playing good tennis so I'm expecting a battle. Justine needs to be aggressive especially on Myskina's serve but keep her errors to minimum, which hasn't been doing lately. After reading what Justine said after her loss to Kim, I would like to see her get to the final and get some confidence back.
Also it increases Monica's chances of reentering the top 10.

Good Luck Justine :D

Feb 20th, 2003, 01:24 AM
Hmmm... Nastya is Top 10 now, so I'll say Justine goes out to a 6-0 5-0 lead... chokes... Nastya wins 0-6 7-5 6-4.

Feb 20th, 2003, 06:40 AM
if myskina is on and henin are on, i see this going to 3 sets, and the one w/ more experince and the one that doesn't get as nevevous and can close out matches (not henin) they will win, and i normally and always do judge on the players performance the round before, unless I "know for sure" they will pick it up! justine is too undpredictable for me so, i say myskina in 2 sets!

Feb 20th, 2003, 10:14 AM
yeah I think Myskina will pull this one out

Feb 20th, 2003, 11:35 AM
Juju in two :)

Feb 20th, 2003, 12:48 PM
"idle dokic" hahaha! that's quite funny. :) i give henin the edge but i must stipulate that these two players match up nicely. i hope myskina makes great strides this year (quality wins and more titles) because she and henin and could potentially have a compelling rivalry.

Feb 20th, 2003, 01:10 PM
I think Myskina will win coz Justine hasnt been playing that well lately and Nastyas been on a roll.