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coolio
Apr 17th, 2003, 11:11 PM
(6) Monica Seles (USA) vs. (1) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 4-2
2000-11-22 Fed Cup (WG-SF) BEL vs. USA Indoor Carpet RR Monica Seles (USA) 7-6(1) 6-2
2001-01-15 Australian Open Hardcourt R16 Monica Seles (USA) 4-6 6-4 6-4
2001-08-13 Toronto Hardcourt QF Monica Seles (USA) 1-6 6-2 6-2
2002-02-04 Paris Indoor Hardcourt QF Monica Seles (USA) 6-4 6-3
2002-06-24 Wimbledon Grass QF Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 7-5 7-6(4)
2003-02-17 Dubai Hardcourt F Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 4-6 7-6(4) 7-5


Monica in fact leads in H2H,
even though Monica struggled against Barna in 1R,
but she recoveres quite well beating Natalie 1, 2
while Justine had a free pass as Clarisa withdrew,
will the now hailed best clay/grass specialist, Justine,
who beat Serena last week prevail,
or will Monica, 3 time clay Slam Champ find a way
to beat Jusitne?
one thing can be sure, that this is gonna be a great matchup

ys
Apr 17th, 2003, 11:17 PM
I don't see Henin losing this. At the moment she is probably #1 claycourter in the world. Seles is just unlucky to draw Henin that early in the tournament.

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 17th, 2003, 11:17 PM
GO MONICA!!!

honestly, i say monica in 3

PLEASE WIN MONICA!!!

Hurley
Apr 17th, 2003, 11:26 PM
If Justine is tired or wants to rest -- which I fully support -- I will allow her to lose this match.

Justine shouldn't lose this match under her best circumstances. Any other time, a loss to Seles would infuriate me...but if she lets this match go, meh.

Venus Forever
Apr 17th, 2003, 11:33 PM
Hopefully Monica.:D

But, I predict Justine in three.:sad:

heavyaction
Apr 17th, 2003, 11:33 PM
Seles is just unlucky to draw Henin that early in the tournament.

Uhhh. The same can be said reversely.

AjdeNate!
Apr 17th, 2003, 11:37 PM
I'll think Monica as a back-to-back-to-back French Open Champion as the better clay court player.

It could be tight,... but I see the leftie in two.

faboozadoo15
Apr 17th, 2003, 11:38 PM
i think monica has a great chance. justine is playing well. one helluva match is all i have to say. im glad to see monica back and playing well, but justine is a tough opponent. i still think monica can find a way...

mauresmofan
Apr 17th, 2003, 11:39 PM
I think this is just going to be a fantastic battle - never mind the head to heads - look at the tennis they play - complete opposites and with both playing very well it could be an incredible battle like their last one not so long ago. There is one guarantee - Whoever wins this wins the tournament.

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 17th, 2003, 11:40 PM
If Justine is tired or wants to rest -- which I fully support -- I will allow her to lose this match.

Justine shouldn't lose this match under her best circumstances. Any other time, a loss to Seles would infuriate me...but if she lets this match go, meh.
allow her? if she loses its cause she will be outplayed...

GO MONICA!!!

Meesh
Apr 18th, 2003, 02:24 AM
I hope Monica but I think Justine will win in two.
She has been playing well and had a break with the walke over.

HotSpot
Apr 18th, 2003, 03:50 AM
Whatever I take Monica !!!

Rothes
Apr 18th, 2003, 04:40 AM
hopefully Monica in 3 :)

skanky~skanketta
Apr 18th, 2003, 05:14 AM
i think justine will win in straights!at least i hope so!

but i like monica so good luck to her. i wont be too upset if justine loses!

but, ALLEZ JUJU!

rfs1999
Apr 18th, 2003, 06:44 AM
Go Monica!

Mateo Mathieu
Apr 18th, 2003, 06:49 AM
Monica in third set :)

AKTW
Apr 18th, 2003, 06:52 AM
I think Monica in 3

Burberry
Apr 18th, 2003, 06:55 AM
Justine will probably lose the 1st set and then cruised through the next 2 sets and take the match!! Coz' I believe Monica will come out and give it all in the 1st set, but then she won't be able to maintain a high fitness level to battle the next two sets!!

Sorry Monica!! I hope to see u win actually!! ;)

per4ever
Apr 18th, 2003, 07:52 AM
Allez Justine!!!!!!!

Juju in two :)

Rtael
Apr 18th, 2003, 08:45 AM
ppfffff Justine just defeated the world #1, previously undefeated this year, on this same surface...and people still under-estimate her

per4ever
Apr 18th, 2003, 08:54 AM
Justine will always be underestimated Rtael, well at least by tennisfans. Not by the players I reckon

sbmh
Apr 18th, 2003, 09:01 AM
I think Henin in 3.

Dawn Marie
Apr 18th, 2003, 09:19 AM
Justine should win and Monica better hope she wins that first set and takes it in two because I don't see Seles lasting against Justine in a 3 setter.

If Henin does lose then her winning the RG will diminish in my eyes a bit. Because what if she draws Monica at RG? It could then be mental. Of course this is all a theory at this point in time.

ESPN SHOW THIS MATCH!!!!!!!!

Glenn
Apr 18th, 2003, 10:04 AM
Henin-Hardenne def. Seles 6-3 6-4

malaye
Apr 18th, 2003, 10:30 AM
If Henin does lose then her winning the RG will diminish in my eyes a bit. Because what if she draws Monica at RG? It could then be mental. Of course this is all a theory at this point in time.

ESPN SHOW THIS MATCH!!!!!!!!
I'm with you there. From a mental point of view, Justine cannot afford to loose this match.

This should be a terrific match-up. I would pay a fortune to see it !

Hagar
Apr 18th, 2003, 01:51 PM
I hope this will be the match Eurosport shows tonight. Who will win? More likely Justine, I think but it won't be easy and I presume it will be very close.

Wojtek
Apr 18th, 2003, 02:31 PM
Justine in two

schris
Apr 18th, 2003, 02:53 PM
Justine in 3

ALLEZ JUJU !!!! :bounce:

Karel
Apr 18th, 2003, 02:55 PM
Justine in 2 short sets 6-2 6-3

SJW
Apr 18th, 2003, 03:46 PM
i hope Monica taps that ass

K&J fan
Apr 18th, 2003, 03:55 PM
i hope Monica taps that ass

LOL, seems like you didn't get over the "ass-tapping" of last sunday yet ;)

btw, Juju in two :devil:

earthcrystal
Apr 18th, 2003, 04:08 PM
I have no prediction as to who will win. It could be a nail biter; or a a runaway for either player. In any case, I've been waiting to see these two face off on clay for a long time. But of course, it's not going to be on t.v. here, more's the pity.

It isn't raining at AI by any chance, is it? About an hour and half of showers would serve.

Good luck Monica...have fun. :)

Karel
Apr 18th, 2003, 04:25 PM
Henin-Hardenne Leads 2-0

Karel
Apr 18th, 2003, 04:48 PM
Justine in 2 short sets 6-2 6-3

My first set was a good guess ...

Hopefully the second one to

Glenn
Apr 18th, 2003, 05:52 PM
Henin-Hardenne def. Seles 6-3 6-4

I was close! :)

coolio
Apr 18th, 2003, 06:50 PM
good luck next time Monica

AjdeNate!
Apr 18th, 2003, 06:53 PM
Not as exciting??? Did you see the match, or at least the stats? Amazing tennis by both players. Many more winners than errors from both.

coolio
Apr 18th, 2003, 07:03 PM
sorry, i like a close match.
the excitement for me is generated by close score
so i dont know who wins or loses

coolio
Apr 18th, 2003, 07:04 PM
not to take anything away from 2
great players........
but i would love it more if it had gone 3 sets,
great shots though.....:)

Rtael
Apr 18th, 2003, 09:29 PM
Next up....Justine is gonna get totally demolished by dementieva! (according to monica+serena fans anyway, talk about sore losers...)

Filip!
Apr 19th, 2003, 10:06 AM
i hope Monica taps that ass

Frutrated because Justine destroyed Serena's dream last sunday???

Filip!
Apr 19th, 2003, 10:08 AM
Next up....Justine is gonna get totally demolished by dementieva! (according to monica+serena fans anyway, talk about sore losers...)

It's pathetic! I don't understand how frustrated some people can be because their faves were defeated!

Mase
Apr 19th, 2003, 05:21 PM
Here's a quote from Monica in an article, I think all of her fans feel the same way too!!

"She's playing great tennis,'' Seles said. "You don't beat Serena like that if you're not playing good tennis. She was better out there. I'm just happy my foot held up.''