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cool bird
Oct 18th, 2003, 09:39 PM
I was watching justine play today. And a mate of mine said Justine reminds her of hingis. And another friend who is doing a sports degree at universty said that Justine would not last for more then a few years in the game, before geting an injury that would end it all.

He said the physical strain she is puting on her body is a lot worse then a Serena or Venus or Kim (she may not be far behind if she keeps doing them splits)
becuses there bodys are built to take more hardships then hers. That why in long matches she cramps.

I hope that he is wrong but i can really see his point, Justine is not really built to be a power player. But has made her self into one.

pigam
Oct 18th, 2003, 09:43 PM
Well I hope your friend is wrong. But I guess we'll just have to wait and see. As for now, Justine has no other choice but to play as she is playing now and to plan her scedule with care. It' clear (yes I admit it, Justine is (partly) a power player. But that's the 'only' way you can be at the very top these days is if you can serve hard and hit hard. Her coach said in several interviews Justine is spilling way to much energy on court, though. He thinks she should go to the net more often (sharpen up her net game) and should finish the points more quickly. As for now, ... I hope everything goes well for her and besides, I think she has a good enthourage ...

Smart
Oct 18th, 2003, 09:45 PM
Justine was built for being a sportswoman. She has all the skills and the body to be it. If you watch Juju you don't see a bodybuilder. You only see a sportswoman.

UDiTY
Oct 18th, 2003, 09:46 PM
I disagree...I think Justine is better off than players like Kim and the Willies. Like everyone knows she has been training with Pat Etcheberry. And training prevents injuries. Getting your muscles and your joints stronger is a good thing.

I think she is just getting a little sore and tired from such a rigorous year. :p

Smart
Oct 18th, 2003, 10:04 PM
However, Juju has been injured free till now!!!

Kim has had problems with her leg and back. Both Williamses are off now. Davenport is off time after time. Hingis had problems.

Rollo
Oct 18th, 2003, 10:12 PM
If nothing else she has demonstrated she knows how to play for majors by dropping smaller events. Hingis NEVER learned that-and so far Miss Kim "I'm playing a tier 3 at Luxembourg " has yet to learn it.

And unlike either sister she has manged to play all the majors this year.

I'd say she's doing just fine:)

*JR*
Oct 18th, 2003, 10:30 PM
Ummm, the woman with the all-time record for consecutive Slam singles draws entered (45 and counting) is nicknamed "the Little Assassin".... ;)

Martian KC
Oct 18th, 2003, 10:51 PM
The difference between Martina and Justine is their body types. Justine has a physical athletic body. Martina didn't. She relied more on her intelligence and court sense.

tenn_ace
Oct 19th, 2003, 04:14 AM
I agree with cool bird to some point, however, Justine is doing a good job IMO pacing herself.

January 06, 2003 - January 27, 2003
Surface: Hardcourt - 9 singles matches plus 4 doubles matches

R16 Janette Husarova (SVK) W 6-1 6-0
QF Amanda Coetzer (RSA) W 6-4 6-4
SF Kim Clijsters (BEL) L 2-6 3-6

R128 Myriam Casanova (SUI) W 6-3 6-4
R64 Anna Kournikova (RUS) W 6-0 6-1
R32 Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) W 6-2 6-0
R16 Lindsay Davenport (USA) W 7-5 5-7 9-7
QF Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP) W 6-2 6-2
SF Venus Williams (USA) L 3-6 3-6

2 weeks break

February 10, 2003 - February 24, 2003
Surface: Indoor Hardcourt & Hardcourt - 7 matches

R16 Zuzana Ondraskova (CZE) W 6-4 7-6(2)
QF Ai Sugiyama (JPN) W 6-2 6-4
SF Kim Clijsters (BEL) L 2-6 6-7(3)

R16 Anca Barna (GER) W 1-6 6-2 6-4
QF Anastasia Myskina (RUS) W 6-1 6-4
SF Jennifer Capriati (USA) W 7-5 4-6 6-4
F Monica Seles (USA) W 4-6 7-6(4) 7-5

4 weeks break

March 17, 2003 - March 27, 2003
Surface: Indoor Hardcourt - 4 matches

R64 Vera Douchevina (RUS) W 6-3 6-2
R32 Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) W 6-2 6-0
R16 Marlene Weingartner (GER) W 6-1 6-2
QF Chanda Rubin (USA) L 3-6 2-6

2 weeks break

April 07, 2003 - April 21, 2003
Surface: Clay - 9 matches

R32 Tina Pisnik (SLO) W 6-4 3-6 6-4
R16 Nathalie Dechy (FRA) W 2-6 6-3 6-2
QF Mary Pierce (FRA) W 6-2 6-3
SF Ashley Harkleroad (USA) W 6-2 6-1
F Serena Williams (USA) W 6-3 6-4

R32 Dally Randriantefy (MAD) W 6-3 6-0
R16 Clarisa Fernandez (ARG) W w/o
QF Monica Seles (USA) W 6-2 6-4
SF Elena Dementieva (RUS) L 6-3 4-6 5-7

2 weeks break

May 05, 2003 - May 12, 2003
Surface: Clay - 5 matches

R32 Daja Bedanova (CZE) W 6-4 6-1
R16 Patty Schnyder (SUI) W 6-2 6-3
QF Vera Zvonareva (RUS) W 6-4 7-5
SF Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) W 7-6(6) 6-4
F Kim Clijsters (BEL) W 6-4 4-6 7-5

2 weeks break

May 26, 2003 - June 2, 2003
Surface: Clay - 7 matches

R128 Patricia Wartusch (AUT) W 6-3 7-5
R64 Jelena Kostanic (CRO) W 6-2 6-2
R32 Dally Randriantefy (MAD) W 6-1 6-1
R16 Patty Schnyder (SUI) W 6-3 2-6 6-2
QF Chanda Rubin (USA) W 6-3 6-2
SF Serena Williams (USA) W 6-2 4-6 7-5
F Kim Clijsters (BEL) W 6-0 6-4

2 weeks break

June 16, 2003 - July 7, 2003
Surface: Grass - 10 matches

R16 Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP) W 6-4 6-3
QF Ludmila Cervanova (SVK) W 3-6 7-5 6-3
SF Nadia Petrova (RUS) W 5-7 7-6(5) 6-3
F Kim Clijsters (BEL) L 7-6(4) 0-3 ret

R128 Julia Vakulenko (UKR) W 7-5 6-1
R64 Flavia Pennetta (ITA) W 7-6(2) 6-1
R32 Alicia Molik (AUS) W 6-4 6-4
R16 Mary Pierce (FRA) W 6-3 6-3
QF Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) W 6-2 6-2
SF Serena Williams (USA) L 3-6 2-6

3 weeks break

July 28, 2003 - August 4, 2003
Surface: Hardcourt - 5 matches

R32 Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) W 6-1 6-1
R16 Elena Dementieva (RUS) W 4-6 6-4 6-1
QF Nadia Petrova (RUS) W 6-0 6-2
SF Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) W 6-1 6-3
F Kim Clijsters (BEL) W 3-6 6-2 6-3

1 week break

August 11, 2003 - August 18, 2003
Surface: Hardcourt - 5 matches

R32 Marion Bartoli (FRA) W 6-3 6-3
R16 Nadia Petrova (RUS) W 6-3 7-5
QF Elena Bovina (RUS) W 6-2 6-4
SF Elena Dementieva (RUS) W 6-3 6-7(5) 6-2
F Lina Krasnoroutskaya (RUS) W 6-1 6-0

1 week break

August 25, 2003 - September 7, 2003
Surface: Hardcourt - 7 matches

R128 Aniko Kapros (HUN) W 7-5 6-3
R64 Silvija Talaja (CRO) W 6-1 6-2
R32 Saori Obata (JPN) W 6-1 6-2
R16 Dinara Safina (RUS) W 6-0 6-3
QF Anastasia Myskina (RUS) W 6-2 6-3
SF Jennifer Capriati (USA) W 4-6 7-5 7-6(4)
F Kim Clijsters (BEL) W 7-5 6-1

3 weeks break

September 22, 2003 - September 29, 2003
Surface: Indoor Carpet - 4 matches

R16 Denisa Chladkova (CZE) W 6-1 6-2
QF Els Callens (BEL) W 6-2 6-4
SF Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN) W 6-0 6-3
F Anastasia Myskina (RUS) L 6-3 3-6 3-6

3 weeks break

October 06, 2003 - October 20, 2003
Surface: Indoor Hardcourt - 8 matches
Round Opponent W/L Score
R32 Bye
R16 Conchita Martinez (ESP) W 6-0 7-6(1)
QF Elena Dementieva (RUS) W 7-5 6-0
SF Elena Bovina (RUS) W 6-2 6-4
F Kim Clijsters (BEL) L 7-5 4-6 2-6

R16 Anna Pistolesi (ISR) W 6-1 7-6(1)
QF Vera Zvonareva (RUS) vs.
SF Nadia Petrova
F Jelena Dokic

2 weeks break

LA


She also played FedCup match in April, but that was an easy win on clay.

drapero
Oct 19th, 2003, 05:01 AM
I was watching justine play today. And a mate of mine said Justine reminds her of hingis. And another friend who is doing a sports degree at universty said that Justine would not last for more then a few years in the game, before geting an injury that would end it all.

He said the physical strain she is puting on her body is a lot worse then a Serena or Venus or Kim (she may not be far behind if she keeps doing them splits)
becuses there bodys are built to take more hardships then hers. That why in long matches she cramps.

I hope that he is wrong but i can really see his point, Justine is not really built to be a power player. But has made her self into one.


Enough with this Hingis comparison already. Hingis started too early (at 14) but her body didn't give up. She lost it mentally.

per4ever
Oct 19th, 2003, 09:18 AM
there's also a difference in how those players create the power. Justine is more technical, can hit the ball harder just because she hits it perfectly. While Kim and the Willies use their strength more I think..

nygirl
Oct 19th, 2003, 09:42 AM
Justine is obviously surrounded by a team that knows what they're doing. I hardly think they would ever let her work herself in to the ground. I heard Carlos say several times in interviews that health is more important than the game and that if she's not feeling ok she doesn't play. Look at her shedule, it's very sensible this year. She makes sure she has some rest between most tournaments and she's dropped the doubles which was a good thing imo.