View Full Version : Charleston Quarterfinals: Justine Henin-Hardenne(2) vs. Mary Pierce

Apr 11th, 2003, 01:40 AM
Ok, first of all I just had to make a thread about this matchup cause it's the first time ever my two favs are playing :p. And second, its a great matchup. Mary has been playing great, while Juju hasn't been hitting the ball so hot. Anyways, what are your predictions on this match? :wavey:

Edit: fixing seed

Apr 11th, 2003, 01:51 AM
Justine in two very comfortable sets.....

King Lindsay
Apr 11th, 2003, 01:52 AM
Too close to call.

Venus Forever
Apr 11th, 2003, 01:55 AM
Mary in three!!

GO MARY!!:bounce:

Apr 11th, 2003, 01:56 AM
it would be close if they were both playing at their best but we don't know how each one will play. justine has been struggling with form and mary since her comeback has found it hard to win more than a couple of matches in a row.

personally i would like to see mary win because i want her to get back to her best as soon as possible.

but i think it is a tough one to call. i would think that mary will take the first set because she's been doing that lately and justine has had trouble winning the first set but after that it tough to call.

Apr 11th, 2003, 02:42 AM
I see a tough 3 setter with Mary coming out the victor. I also see a 6-1 middle set. Hmmm. A pattern has emerged. ;)

Apr 11th, 2003, 02:59 AM
Justine will win 7-6, 7-5.

Apr 11th, 2003, 03:20 AM
We might get to see it on TV as ESPN comes on air at 1pm and Mary and Juju are scheduled for that time. Or ESPN can show Davey v. Vera taped (they are the first match)...I wouldnt put it past them to show taped coverage over LIVE

Cybelle Darkholme
Apr 11th, 2003, 03:28 AM
GEEZUS I WANT TO SEE SERENA AND JELENA!!! Why did they schedule this freaking match?

Apr 11th, 2003, 03:30 AM
I want to see Jelena v. Serena. :mad:

Apr 11th, 2003, 04:12 AM

Apr 11th, 2003, 05:45 AM
:cool: 7:6 6:7 7:6 :cool: Now YOU choose the winner!!!!

Apr 11th, 2003, 05:58 AM
GO JUSTINE!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Apr 11th, 2003, 05:58 AM
Isn't Henin supposed to be the queen of clay and though Mary seems to be playing well i don't think she is ready for Justine!
Justine will cruise 2&3.

Apr 11th, 2003, 06:05 AM
Mary def. Justine 6-2,7-5
Semi-finals predicted:
Dokic Vs Davenport
Hantuchova Vs Pierce

Apr 11th, 2003, 06:19 AM
Depends which Justine turns up... it's good to see Mary winning some tough matches but I'm hoping for a Serena and Justine final ;)

Apr 11th, 2003, 06:48 AM
Depends which Justine turns up...

Exactly. If the number four player in the world turns up, this will probably be a quick match. If the more unstable Justine plays tomorrow, things will be more interesting -- Pierce might even be able to pull it out. So far, it's been the more unstable Justine who's been playing here, but maybe the end of her match against Dechy (winning 12 of the last 15 games) will help her turn things around.
And it is nice to see Pierce going deep in a tournament again. Here's to hoping her body holds up, and we get to see more of her over the course of this season.

Apr 11th, 2003, 07:03 AM
justine in two easy sets! but like what they all say, it all depends on how she's gonna play!

Apr 11th, 2003, 07:16 AM
Williams def. Dokic 6-3 6-2
Davenport def. Zvonareva 6-4 7-6
Hantuchova def. Harkleroad 4-6 6-3 6-3
Henin-Hardenne def. Pierce 6-4 6-0

Apr 11th, 2003, 08:36 AM
My dream match! :drool:
:hearts: :hearts: :kiss: :kiss: :worship: :worship:

Apr 11th, 2003, 08:41 AM
Henin in two sets

Apr 11th, 2003, 08:56 AM
Justine is a tough player. :confused: But I hope Mary will win in 3 sets!!!!

Go MARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Apr 11th, 2003, 10:40 AM
Mary is going to win in STRAIGHT SETS!!!!! justine will definitely lose coz she's too weak! Mary's pure ballstrikes will send justine tumbling! go mary i love you!!!!:D :D :D

Apr 11th, 2003, 11:01 AM
mary in 2

Crazy Canuck
Apr 11th, 2003, 11:19 AM
5 and 2 for Justine ;)

Apr 11th, 2003, 11:28 AM
Mine too Bilz :D

Apr 11th, 2003, 11:48 AM
very good comeback effort from pierce in beating myskina and coetzer consecutively. it's not a secret that pierce is very comfortable on the clay but i see her lack of quickness being exploited to a generous degree by henin-hardenne. pierce can win this (you can never count out grand slam champions) but her good form has just returned and she may have peaked yesterday in her two victories. i will predict henin-hardenne in three, with drop shots galore coming from her racquet.

Apr 11th, 2003, 12:16 PM
Pierce is a grandslam champion
Justine is not
Pierce in 3

Apr 11th, 2003, 12:23 PM
Pierce is a grandslam champion
Justine is not
Pierce in 3

That means that all teenagers don't have a chance against older players.

So Conchita, Mary and other GS winners will always win against Justine and Kim.

BTW : Justine isn't playing all that well, so I'm afraid that Mary Pierce has a chance against Justine.

Apr 11th, 2003, 12:33 PM
what i meant is, because she is a grand slam champion she is never to be counted out

never underestimate a champion

Apr 11th, 2003, 12:38 PM
justine 4 and 3

Apr 11th, 2003, 12:58 PM
i would like to see Mary come thru this :)

too close to call. if Juju is on then Mary wont be able to keep up

if mary is on, then Justine will have a lot of running to do

if both are on, it will b one HELL of a match :)

Mark Spruce
Apr 11th, 2003, 01:23 PM
Mary in 3 sets gain

then it would be 3, 3 set matches in a row and then 3 top ten players beaten in a row.


Apr 11th, 2003, 04:04 PM
Justine in 2: 7-6 6-1

Apr 11th, 2003, 04:09 PM
If Justine does not choke, she will win.

While Mary would be favoured over Juju in the past, with her current form I think Justine can beat her.

Allez Mary!!!!!

Allez Justine!!!!

Apr 11th, 2003, 08:21 PM
Isn't Henin supposed to be the queen of clay and though Mary seems to be playing well i don't think she is ready for Justine!
Justine will cruise 2&3.

congrats nostradamus

Apr 12th, 2003, 05:53 AM
GO JUSTINE!! :bounce: :bounce: