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Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:05 PM
It has begun!!!!!!!!!!

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:06 PM
30-30
chanda serving

fleemke│
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:06 PM
Allez Justine :bounce:

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:07 PM
Go Justine! =D

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:07 PM
1-0 Rubin =(

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:08 PM
1-0 15-love

Cookie
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:09 PM
Allez Justine !!!!!

vaiva
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:09 PM
Allez Juju :D

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:09 PM
1-0 15-15

Three Cheers for Justine~!

Tennis Fool
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:09 PM
Justine leads the H2H: 3-1.

But I'm rooting for the American!

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:10 PM
Then you truly are the fool! =D

j/k

▀coene
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:10 PM
Go Justine, break her now.

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:11 PM
No Justine~!
Chanda leads 2-0

Tennis Fool
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:11 PM
Rubin gets the early break! 2/0 :bounce:

kournikovafan13
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:12 PM
Cmon Chanda :bounce:

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:12 PM
Chanda 2-0 40-15 :mad:

Tennis Fool
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:12 PM
Then you truly are the fool! =D

j/k

No, the real fool is the one who can't come up with a witty put-down. That would be you. :wavey:

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:12 PM
Chanda 3-0

Tennis Fool
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:13 PM
Chanda 2-0 40-15 :mad:

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

GO CHANDA!

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:13 PM
oh sorry fool...next time I'll leave my sense of humour at home like you have... =(

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:14 PM
Come on JuJu, hold!

Tennis Fool
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:15 PM
Anyone watching this live?

Is something wrong with Justine? Going down 2 breaks isn't like her...

vaiva
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:15 PM
Juju :mad:
Get yourself together
Allez, allez!

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:15 PM
Match Summary Rubin Henin-Hardenne
1st Serve % 91% 40%
Aces 0 0
Double Faults 1 1
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 8 of 10 = 80% 0 of 2 = 0%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 0 of 1 = 0% 1 of 3 = 33%
Winners (Including Service) 4 0
Unforced Errors 3 4
Break Point Conversions 1 of 1 = 100 % 0 of 0 = 0 %
Net Approaches 2 of 3 = 67 % 0 of 1 = 0 %
Total Points Won 12 4
Fastest Match Serve Speed 89 MPH 108 MPH
Average Match Serve Speed 82 MPH 105 MPH


bad stats! =(

Tennis Fool
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:16 PM
oh sorry fool...next time I'll leave my sense of humour at home like you have... =(


You didn't have a sense of humor to begin with. That was a straight put-down and I didn't care for it. Thanks. :wavey:

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:16 PM
3-0 30-30

vaiva
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:16 PM
TF, she's just one break down :p

AndySW6
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:16 PM
c'mon Justine, you can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:17 PM
Chanda 4-0 :sad: :sad:

kournikovafan13
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:17 PM
Chanda has 15-30 on Juju's serve

30-30....

30-40 :D

4*-0 Chanda! :D

Tennis Fool
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:17 PM
I wonder if Justine likes bagels???

switz
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:18 PM
TF, she's just one break down :p

now she's not

fleemke│
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:18 PM
Justine :eek: WAKE UP

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:19 PM
0-30 on chanda's serve =D

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:19 PM
0-40

Tennis Fool
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:19 PM
TF, she's just one break down :p

Yeah, about a minute ago ;)

AndySW6
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:20 PM
is any one watching this live? I really wanna watch

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:20 PM
pfft...after 2 service games Henin is at 27% first serves...

Tennis Fool
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:20 PM
To tell the truth, I like Justine's game a lot. Just not when she's playing my favs.

Wonder what's wrong with her?

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:20 PM
back to deuce...way to let a lead slip JuJu!

▀coene
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:21 PM
Please win a game quick Justine!!!!

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:21 PM
I think she may just be playing badly? She was up 0-40 this game and let it slip away

Tennis Fool
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:22 PM
She got a break back.

vaiva
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:23 PM
Juju broke back :D
WD, now hold your serve *1-4

fleemke│
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:23 PM
Allez Justine keep your serves in :bounce:

Rtael
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:23 PM
good job Henin! 4-1 Chandas lead...gotta go for a while...surprise me when I come back JuJu

AndySW6
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:23 PM
Justine get into the groove, u can win this!

switz
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:24 PM
why is that people always say i wonder what is wrong with the other player. chanda beat mauresmo 6-0, 6-2 and is leading henin 4-1 yet nobody seems to say how well must chanda be playing.

kournikovafan13
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:24 PM
Whoa, Chanda made a TON of UE's in that game :(

Break her again Chanda!

switz
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:26 PM
0-40 :) :bounce: :)

Tennis Fool
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:27 PM
Rubin Henin
1st Serve % 81% 27%

Winners 6 0
Unforced Errors 10 6

Chanda is just dominating this match. What's up with Justine's service???:eek:

kournikovafan13
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:28 PM
Pf Chanda from 0-40 to deuce :rolleyes:

VeNuS#1LoVa
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:28 PM
AD-40, 4-1!

Go Chanda!

Tennis Fool
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:29 PM
why is that people always say i wonder what is wrong with the other player. chanda beat mauresmo 6-0, 6-2 and is leading henin 4-1 yet nobody seems to say how well must chanda be playing.

Well, Justine is a quality player. You would think that the match would be more competitive. Plus, Justine has dominated Chanda the last three matches they've played. That's why I ask.

fleemke│
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:30 PM
mmm Justine it's time to come back now :sad::sad:

zeorzin
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:31 PM
Come on Justine, go girl!! :bounce:

Rocketta
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:33 PM
oh pooh Justin just broke! :sad: :sad:

Leena
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:33 PM
I want both girls to win... I hate when that happens.

fleemke│
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:34 PM
oh pooh Justin just broke! :sad: :sad:


It's JustinE

Allez Justine :bounce:

▀coene
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:35 PM
Come on Justine show that you are on the court. :bounce:

1jackson2001
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:36 PM
Woohoo..Justine held. :D

1jackson2001
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:36 PM
Chanda leads 5-3

switz
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:37 PM
i don't doubt that justine is not playing her best, but why is that question always asked without any mention of how well chanda is playing. she has dominated against all her opponents.

btw those past match were much closer than you think. justine dominated only 1 of the them and that was in canberra, two weeks before she had knee surgery

2000** Hobart** Hard*(O)** QF** Chanda RUBIN** 5-7 6-0 2-6 *
2001** Canberra** Hard*(O)** QF** Justine HENIN-HARDENNE** 6-2 6-3 *
2001** Stuttgart** Hard*(I)** 16** Justine HENIN-HARDENNE** 7-5 3-6 6-3 *
2002** Linz** Hard*(I)** SF** Justine HENIN-HARDENNE** 7-6(1) 6-4

in Linz chanda converted 2 of 14 break-points and the score was still close.

▀coene
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:39 PM
Please Henin, win this game. :devil:

AndySW6
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:39 PM
Allez Justine, you can win this, use the fu**ing backhand!

kournikovafan13
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:39 PM
Set point Chanda :D she saved a break point earlier in the game

6-3 Chanda!

vaiva
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:39 PM
That's better play Juju :D
Finally some winners and 1st serves in
Things are starting to look good

auntie janie
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:39 PM
Come on, Justine! Keep fighting! Believe in yourself! We believe in you!

▀coene
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:41 PM
It's very important that Henin starts good, hopefully she can immediatly take a lead.

Rocketta
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:41 PM
It's JustinE

Allez Justine :bounce:

and that was a Typo! Just relax!

Yeah Chanda Won the first set! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :)

Leena
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:42 PM
Come on both of you... one of you win this damn tourney.

fleemke│
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:42 PM
and that was a Typo! Just relax!

Yeah Chanda Won the first set! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :)

I'm relaxed :confused: I just hate that fault :p

Chanda's serving well .. Justine just woke up :o

vs1
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:42 PM
Wow! Just came in here and saw the score. :eek:
Allez Justine! (I love ya Chanda, but I want Justine to win!)

england_rules
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:42 PM
Go Juju! :)

AndySW6
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:43 PM
Justine win this set and the match, Allez Allez !!!

per4ever
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:46 PM
Allez Justine!!!!!!!!!!!!

Berlin_Calling
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:48 PM
Allez Justine!!!

fleemke│
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:50 PM
6-3 1-1*

england_rules
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:51 PM
Go Juju!

Rocketta
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:51 PM
I'm relaxed :confused: I just hate that fault :p

Chanda's serving well .. Justine just woke up :o

ok :)

Tennis Fool
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:54 PM
Chanda takes the 1st set, 6/3:bounce::bounce::bounce:

BK4ever
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:58 PM
Why is it that everytime someone misses BP's they come back and struggle in their next serve game

BK4ever
Mar 27th, 2003, 12:02 AM
Chanda please hold your serve...PLEASE!

▀coene
Mar 27th, 2003, 12:03 AM
Justine please breack her serve...PLEASE!

BK4ever
Mar 27th, 2003, 12:05 AM
Justine please breack her serve...PLEASE!

LOL :wavey:

Berlin_Calling
Mar 27th, 2003, 12:06 AM
Whats wrong with Juju. C'mon, FIGHT!

switz
Mar 27th, 2003, 12:08 AM
4-2 chanda :) :bounce: :) this could prove a crucial game. break her chanda and finish it off

0-30 :)

Rocketta
Mar 27th, 2003, 12:09 AM
Why is it that everytime someone misses BP's they come back and struggle in their next serve game

They can't get over the disgust they feel for having blown it. :D

Tennis Fool
Mar 27th, 2003, 12:09 AM
Well Rtael,

Looks like Chanda's in cruise control :)

per4ever
Mar 27th, 2003, 12:09 AM
God damned get that FIRST SERVE IN!!!!!!!!!!!

Rocketta
Mar 27th, 2003, 12:10 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Way to break, Chanda!! Now serve this baby out for a very good win. :)

Tennis Fool
Mar 27th, 2003, 12:10 AM
Why is it that everytime someone misses BP's they come back and struggle in their next serve game

Error in concentration.

Hawk
Mar 27th, 2003, 12:10 AM
Wow :eek: this is certainly surprising. Do think Juju may be giving up? :confused:

per4ever
Mar 27th, 2003, 12:11 AM
Well Rtael,

Looks like Chanda's in cruise control :)
it's not chanda in cruise control..It's Justine in superbad-mode :o

Rocketta
Mar 27th, 2003, 12:13 AM
Congrats Chanda with ya Bad Self!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

vaiva
Mar 27th, 2003, 12:14 AM
Juju :mad: :fiery:
Bring on clay season

But Chanda :eek:
She's having an awesome tournament!
I'm glad for her

switz
Mar 27th, 2003, 12:14 AM
what a win for chanda! shhe destroyed her! this would have to be one of chanda's best chances to get to the final of a tier 1 again, because i don't think caprati is playing that well.

Tennis Fool
Mar 27th, 2003, 12:20 AM
WOW. Chanda DOMINATES Justine!

Congrats, Chanda!

lin
Mar 27th, 2003, 01:05 AM
Congrats Chanda :eek: :bounce:

Justine :sad:

Rtael
Mar 27th, 2003, 01:06 AM
Oh well...QF of Tier I is good, especially since she only made first round here last year =D

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 27th, 2003, 03:02 AM
Justine :sad: :sad: pfffffffff

Leena
Mar 27th, 2003, 03:07 AM
Vamos Chanda!

WIN THE ENTIRE THING PLEASE.

Thanks.

caramel
Mar 27th, 2003, 05:06 AM
:bounce: I┤m so happy for Chanda!!! Way to go , girl!!! :worship:

sperosgeorgejr
Mar 27th, 2003, 05:21 AM
http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/news/2003/interviews/0326h.html


C. RUBIN/J. Henin-Hardenne 6-3, 6-2

An interview with JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Justine, please.

Q. You fought back very well in that first set.

JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: Uh-hmm.

Q. Did that have an effect in the second set?

JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: It's hard to say. I mean, I just played so bad at the beginning of the match, then it was hard after to, you know, to start the match at 4-love. I didn't play my best tennis in any game of the match. So it's hard to play like this win and this kind of match. Chanda played well and I think that it was tough for me today.

Q. Is there any part of your game you were particularly disappointed with?

JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: No, I think that, generally, I didn't play the game I wanted to play and I couldn't be aggressive, I couldn't move well. I felt without energy, without any power. I don't know, it's one day like this.

Q. Had you been feeling ill before the match?

JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: No, I was feeling good. I was hitting the ball very good at the practice but, you know, the match is different. Maybe I was a little bit nervous, but I don't think that's the reason. I think that, yeah, I couldn't play like I wanted.

Q. Did you feel Chanda wasn't allowing you to...

JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: Chanda played well, for sure. She beat Mauresmo in the round before, then me. I think that she's in good shape. She didn't miss a lot of things. It was a little bit windy, too. It was hard for me to return her serves. They weren't very strong, but I did a lot of mistakes on my returns. But I think that, you know, she played well.

Q. I know it's hard to tell from today, but has she made a big jump? Is she much better than she was?

JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE: For sure, but she's very solid and she's there for a couple of years. She has a lot of experience. She's great player, so we know, everybody knows that she can win these kind of matches. Being in the semifinal is not a big surprise because she can play really, really well.

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sperosgeorgejr
Mar 27th, 2003, 05:27 AM
http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/news/2003/interviews/0326g.html


C. RUBIN/J. Henin-Hardenne 6-3, 6-2

An interview with CHANDA RUBIN

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Chanda, please.

Q. I'm doing a celebration in the life of Monica Seles. I was wondering, you were playing as a junior, you were about 16, I think, the year she got stabbed.

CHANDA RUBIN: I think I was maybe a little bit older -- maybe a little bit older.

Q. You would remember quite well what happened?

CHANDA RUBIN: Well, I would remember. I wasn't at the tournament or anything, no.

Q. What happen afterwards was that all the players voted to drop her as No. 1 position and they said that they moved up. Can you remember that situation at all?

CHANDA RUBIN: No, I don't remember.

Q. You can't?

CHANDA RUBIN: At all, no. I mean, I was pretty young. I was probably coming out of high school, '93, so I don't really remember.

Q. Just one other question also. She got held up for grunting at Wimbledon in 1992. She was penalized. Have you ever played her?

CHANDA RUBIN: Yes.

Q. Did you find it off-putting?

CHANDA RUBIN: I think when you get into the match, you don't really notice it if you're playing her, but there are times where it gets quite a bit louder and then it's a little bit above what, you know, her normal grunting is. But most of the time, you don't notice it playing her.

Q. Have you played others who have grunted?

CHANDA RUBIN: I have. I don't think I've played anyone who's grunted quite as loud as she does.

Q. Is that so?

CHANDA RUBIN: Probably not. Probably not. I can't remember it anyway.

Q. Not even the Williamses?

CHANDA RUBIN: No, I don't think quite, I mean...Even Serena, who grunts quite a bit.

Q. That's who I was thinking of.

CHANDA RUBIN: From what I read, she modeled herself after Monica a little bit early on, so maybe that's where the grunting came from. I read that, so...

Q. The other thing was she got held up by Martina Navratilova, who used Rule 21 against her.

CHANDA RUBIN: I have no idea what that is.

Q. It's deliberate hinderance against an opponent.

CHANDA RUBIN: Okay. I mean, I can't make any comment because I really have no knowledge, enough knowledge.

Q. How do you feel about reaching the semifinals of the NASDAQ-100?

CHANDA RUBIN: I feel good. I feel really good about the couple matches I've played the last couple rounds. I feel like I've been playing better and better each match. As the opponents get tougher, you really have to really enjoy a win like the one I had tonight and the one I had the other day.

Q. Are you now able to, because you're healthy and playing your best, able to put together a run rather than follow up a great match with a disappointing result?

CHANDA RUBIN: Well, I feel like I've put together some runs, you know, recently, I mean, in the last year that I've been playing, year and a half. I focus more on just being more consistent each week. It hasn't been anything spectacular - you know, that I would say was just really spectacular. But I feel like I've slowly gotten better, had some really nice tournaments last year, after being injured. So that was really, you know, for me, really exciting. I think now, definitely, I feel like I can play through, you know, to the finals, win any tournament I go into. That's how I want to approach each match. And win or lose, you know, just make somebody beat me.

Q. Could this be the best stretch, the best achievement ever?

CHANDA RUBIN: Maybe so. I don't know. I think the week I had in LA was really a great week for me back-to-back with Serena being No. 1 and playing the tennis that she was playing, following it up also with a Top 10 win with Dokic and then Davenport for the finals. But I would certainly put this maybe a little bit above that to win here, of course, because of the people that I would have to beat and also because of the size of the tournament and everybody that was here. So, definitely, this would be a real crown.

Q. When you talk about the confidence level that you feel like you can walk into any tournament and win it, is it fair to say there's kind of a gulf between players who have had some success against the Williamses and those who haven't? That that's a mental hurdle, once you've done something like beat Serena, you say, "Hey, I can do that," and there's a whole crowd of people out there who are talented that don't realize they can do it or can't do it?

CHANDA RUBIN: I think so much of tennis is mental at this level. Everybody can go out and hit the ball. I mean, you saw a match where, you know, a young player, the young French player actually played a really solid match against her and just came up a little bit short in some games, but it was a competitive match, a little more competitive than the score line. I think when you look at the difference from playing a really good match to being able to win those type of matches is experience, but also confidence, going out, knowing you can win. If you don't win that week, you can still win another week. That's part of, you know, of the game. When you get to the higher and higher levels when you're playing the Top 10 level, then Top 5, and competing for those top spots, very top spots, it's definitely confidence.

Q. Did beating Serena last year change you as a player? Did that give you a boost you're still riding?

CHANDA RUBIN: I think it definitely gave me a boost. Those kind of weeks are a boost for anyone. I felt going into it that I could win. I felt, you know, when I played her at Wimbledon, and played Venus at the French, they were really tough matches, but especially at Wimbledon, I felt like I was in there and just a few games here and there would have changed the match. Instead of being 3-3, it could have been a win in my favor. So it's a fine line that you walk in those type of matches. But, you know, I just knew that I needed to go out and just put it on the line and believe that I could win and, you know, she -- if she had still won that match, it wouldn't have changed the way I felt coming off of the court and the way I'm going to approach the next match. I think that's important, to have that kind of attitude, especially when you've been playing for a lot of years. Everybody knows everybody. You got to believe when you walk out there.

Q. Speaking of everybody knowing everybody, you've had good success against Jennifer, but you haven't played her for a while. How do you feel about that?

CHANDA RUBIN: I haven't played her since she won her Grand Slams, I think, and has been No. 1. It's just gonna be a new match. We've practiced a number of times. We both know each other's style. But it's about how you go out and compete. Every point, you know, each game, how you put the points together. It's just going to be important that I go out and be really solid, but continue to try to raise my level, raise the aggressiveness, you know, within the points, and, you know, see where it is at the end.

Q. You feel like she's at a different level than she was the last time you played her, because it's been so long?

CHANDA RUBIN: I think any time you look at a player who's won three Grand Slams since you last played them, there's going to be a difference in terms of how they see themselves. So, yeah, it will be different but, you know, it's just a match just like any other match that I've been in, where I have to approach it knowing what I need to go out and do, knowing my game. I might fall short a few times, but I still have to keep doing it. I believe, at the end, I'm good enough, you know, to be standing.

Q. Talk about that match with Serena when you beat her, and, generally, Serena and Venus, what are the points you think you can take advantage of when you play them? They obviously don't have very many weaknesses.

CHANDA RUBIN: Well, I mean, actually, right now, for me, I mean, my focus is going to be Jennifer and having played Serena and, you know, having beaten her doesn't mean that, you know, there is a secret formula to beating her. For me, I just feel like, you know, with my game, when I'm playing well, I can beat anyone. And obviously, Serena has -- especially this year, she's raised her game, hasn't lost a match. You know, she's followed up last year's three Grand Slams. It's always a tough campaign, you know, to knock a player who has a lot of confidence off. I mean, but you just have to go in, believe that you can do it and, you know, have a game that can force a player like Serena, I think.

Q. It seems like you're going to match up well with Jennifer. You hit the ball hard off of her serves. You're in good position to neutralize a lot of her weapons?

CHANDA RUBIN: I think I just have to start off real quick, I have to start off seeing the ball real well. I know it's going to be coming hard, I know it's going to be coming deep. She hits the ball as well or better than anybody, stroke for stroke. It's going to be a match where I have to start off really seeing the ball and really quick off the ball.

Q. Is it a bit of a handicap to play at night?

CHANDA RUBIN: I don't think so. I just played at night here, so I got a real good look and good feel.

Q. It is a different kind of play?

CHANDA RUBIN: It is, it is. You have to deal with different conditions, that's part of the game, you got to be able to adjust to different surfaces, different conditions, night, day. So I'm looking forward. It's a great match for me to have either way and to test myself. That's what I play for.

Q. Justine said she was feeling a bit lethargic around the court tonight. Did you sense that at all?

CHANDA RUBIN: Well, I felt like, you know, definitely -- I felt quicker and, you know, maybe she didn't seem quite as quick. But I felt like I was playing well and, you know, rushing her a little bit more. You know, it was just important not to let her get too comfortable out there and just take advantage where I could. But, you know, I didn't focus as much on kind of how she might have been feeling.

Q. You raced into that 4-love lead pretty quickly, then she came back again, I think she served out to love and had a breakpoint in the next game. Did you think to yourself, "I need to step back up again"?

CHANDA RUBIN: I thought I started making a few errors there I wasn't making at the beginning of the match. That's going to happen. You have to be able to recover from it and not let it go on too long. I felt like I competed well at like those points, even though I wasn't quite as crisp as I was in the first few games. But you just got to compete there and get it back on track and, you know, get back to the basics first. I felt I did that pretty well.

Q. Thirteen years I think it is on the tour now. Obviously, it's great on nights like this, tournaments like this, when things are going your way. You must have had moments as well when things haven't been quite so good. Can you talk about that and how much self-motivation you need on tour to get yourself through, back to moments like this?

CHANDA RUBIN: Not quite 13, I think, but, you know, who's counting... But I definitely feel like I've been through, you know, a lot of different situations out here. I've had some really great matches. I've had some really tough matches, tough losses, injuries, that whole thing. You know, for me, I just continue to be motivated, you know, every time I -- hopefully, every time I'm coming into a tournament. You know, I just feel like I haven't played my best tennis. I felt, coming back, even from this last injury, that I hadn't played my best tennis yet. So, you know, that's what continues to motivate me and to play it on a consistent basis and to really reach, you know, the maximum potential that I feel like is there for me in terms of my game. And, you know, tournaments, couple matches like I've had here, a tournament like this, it's definitely -- this is where I want to be, this is why I've done all the things that I've done to get back and why I've worked as hard as I have for 11-plus years out here, is to be in the hunt in moments like this. So it's worth it in the end.

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Wimanna
Mar 27th, 2003, 08:28 AM
Justine :sad: :sad:

sperosgeorgejr
Mar 27th, 2003, 03:11 PM
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=sportsNews&storyID=2455968


Chanda Rubin upset fourth-seeded Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne

Wed March 26, 2003 10:28 PM ET

By Richard Luscombe

MIAMI (Reuters) -- Chanda Rubin upset fourth-seeded Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-3 6-2 in the Nasdaq-100 Open on Wednesday to become the third American to qualify for the semi-finals of the $2.96 million hardcourt event. The 12th seed delivered another confident display of power and accuracy as she swept past former Wimbledon runner-up Henin-Hardenne, who said her game was well below its usual standard. The Belgian was on target with only 42 percent of her first serves and said she felt lethargic during the match. Rubin raced into a 4-0 lead in the first set and took her foot off the pedal only once, allowing Henin-Hardenne a solitary break point at 5-3. In the second set, Henin-Hardenne continued to struggle with her serve and Rubin broke again to lead 3-2. In the final three games, the American conceded only one point as she returned serve with deadly precision. "I played so bad at the beginning of the match, it was hard to start at 4-0," Henin-Hardenne told reporters.

"I felt without energy, without power. Maybe I was a little nervous, I just couldn't play as I wanted." This is Rubin's best performance here since she lost the 1996 final to Steffi Graf. She beat eighth seed Amelie Mauresmo of France in the fourth round earlier this week. "I've been getting better each match as the opponents have got tougher," Rubin said. "Tonight, I felt quicker and that I was rushing her.

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"It was important not to let her get too comfortable and to take advantage where I could. I made a few errors (at the end of the first set) but still feel I competed well at those points, even though I wasn't as crisp as in the first few games."

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sperosgeorgejr
Mar 27th, 2003, 03:39 PM
http://www.********************/scoop_032603.html


The Scoop: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26

Henin-Hardenne needs shot of energy

By Sandra Harwitt
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FROM THE NASDAQ-100 OPEN IN MIAMI

Henin-Hardenne needs shot of energy

The Wednesday night quarterfinal between Justine Henin-Hardenne and Chanda Rubin was a telling example of how the Belgian?s game is going in the wrong direction. She looked flat and out of sorts in her 6-3, 6-2 loss to Rubin, who reentered the Top 10 at No. 10 for the first time since October 1996. It was less than two years ago in 2001 that Henin was making a big name for herself ? a semifinal berth at Roland Garros followed by a final spot at Wimbledon. This was hardly the player we watched go down 5-1 in the first set before making a bit of a stab at rubbing Rubin the wrong way. That effort only led to her winning the seventh and eighth games of the first set. The second set was even more pathetic for the Belgian. After taking a 2-1 lead, Henin lost the next five games to lose the match and only one six points in those five games. While she did win the Dubai tournament last month, Henin has to shore up her game and buckle down or she?s going to find herself on the wrong side of the Top 10.

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Nemesis
Mar 27th, 2003, 04:39 PM
The Scoop: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26

Henin-Hardenne needs shot of energy

By Sandra Harwitt
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FROM THE NASDAQ-100 OPEN IN MIAMI

Henin-Hardenne needs shot of energy

The Wednesday night quarterfinal between Justine Henin-Hardenne and Chanda Rubin was a telling example of how the Belgian?s game is going in the wrong direction. She looked flat and out of sorts in her 6-3, 6-2 loss to Rubin, who reentered the Top 10 at No. 10 for the first time since October 1996. It was less than two years ago in 2001 that Henin was making a big name for herself ? a semifinal berth at Roland Garros followed by a final spot at Wimbledon. This was hardly the player we watched go down 5-1 in the first set before making a bit of a stab at rubbing Rubin the wrong way. That effort only led to her winning the seventh and eighth games of the first set. The second set was even more pathetic for the Belgian. After taking a 2-1 lead, Henin lost the next five games to lose the match and only one six points in those five games. While she did win the Dubai tournament last month, Henin has to shore up her game and buckle down or she?s going to find herself on the wrong side of the Top 10.
What an awful article. I think Sandra Harwitt needs to see some more matches from JuJu. She was great at Dubai and at the AO. Why saying that she'll end out of the top 10? Will Venus also fall out of it because she had one bad match. I hate such articles and its writers.

Justine lost. Sad, but she said that she was out of energy that moment. It happens. Props to Chanda for playing so good.

I think miss Harwitt needs to be more realistic. One match doesn't represent the shape and the abilities of a player. I think she didn't even know that JuJu is a lot better on clay and grass than on hardcourt.

If I were her boss, I would fire her ;)