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The Belgian pair have always appeared to get on well
Belgium's Kim Clijsters has accused her compatriot Justine Henin-Hardenne of feigning injury to distract her opponents when tennis matches are going against her.
Henin-Hardenne won a battle between the pair in the final of last week's Acura Classic after taking a five-minute medical break on the grounds that she needed to change a bandage on her blistered foot.

Clijsters was leading at the time having taken the first set 6-3, but when play resumed Henin-Hardenne won four straight games and broke Clijsters' serve twice while losing just one point.

Henin-Hardenne went on to win the match in three sets.

Henin claims Acura title
"It's not the first time she has done this," said Clijsters. "I think she has probably had to do it in every one of our matches.

"It's a sign that she is not at her best and so she has to resort to other means to get out of scrapes.

"Looking at the way she was moving around the court afterwards she didn't look like she was in real pain."

But Henin-Hardenne insisted that her injury was very real.

"I had to change the bandage that was protecting the blister because it was rubbing.

"It's very easy for her to declare these kind of things but it had nothing to do with any mind games."

Earlier this year Serena Williams accused Henin-Hardenne of "lying and fabricating" after her actions in their heated French Open semi-final.

Williams accuses Henin

With the American a break up in the deciding set, Henin-Hardenne raised her hand indicating she was not ready to receive just as Williams was about to serve.

Williams was unable to halt her service action, and faulted, but claimed the point should be replayed.

The umpire said he had not seen the Belgian's signal, and Henin-Hardenne remained quiet.

Williams lost her serve and went on to lose the match, her first Grand Slam defeat for more than a year.
 

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Everyone knows Henin is a cheat, I mean the cameras caught her big time at the French Open against Serena with the 'hand raising' incident, but hey she's got 2 Grand Slams out of it and if she can get away with it so be it. Sometimes you have to do this to ultimately get what you want!

I'm not agreeing with cheating, but all players do it at some stage in their career, especially in big, tight matches, some just do it more than others, and others are a little more devious and less obvious!
 

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Well Kim's "accusations" are correct, and although i am not a fan of either player, this one goes to Kim.

Plus ive always sensed in interviews and stuff that they never got on overly well, in fact they probably feel quite tense and jealous of one another..
 

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Everyone knows Henin is a cheat, I mean the cameras caught her big time at the French Open against Serena with the 'hand raising' incident, but hey she's got 2 Grand Slams out of it and if she can get away with it so be it. Sometimes you have to do this to ultimately get what you want!
Give the girl credit for doing less with more. She's managed to win 2 Slams solely on the basis that she stole one first serve from Serena.
 

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Everyone knows Henin is a cheat, I mean the cameras caught her big time at the French Open against Serena with the 'hand raising' incident, but hey she's got 2 Grand Slams out of it
:haha: :lol:

Oh man...she must be amazing if a raised hand 3 months ago helped her win the US Open. Go Justine!!
 

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Yes beecuz if Henin wouldn't have raised her hand the match would have ended more quickly so Serena would have have more time to rest her knee so she wouldn't have have to withdraw from the US OPEN and we all know that no one can beat Serena except herself so Serena would have won the US OPEN too in definitive the hand incident will probably give Henin 4 more slams than what she would have normally have won if she wouldn't have raised her hand don't hate me beecuz I post the truth.
 

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This is ridiculous, "Justin cheats" "Kim doesn't like her", blah blah blah. Kim is STILL on good terms with Justine, which she made very clear at the open, and to call the hand incident "cheating" or to say because a ball that was clearly out and called in for Justine, or whatever is cheating too is crap. That happens with players on all levels. How many players do u know that regularly give "free" points to the other players when they got lucky on a call? This isn't cheating, it's simply sports. I think alot of board members need to grow up and pull the hateful cover off.
 

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So back to my question. Why has Justine refused to play Fed Cup with Kim?
when was that?
kim pulled out of fed cup this time

and both played in july
 

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i read on the BBC I think it's the november one. Kim was supposed to play and Justine did not want to play if Kim played(???)
Kim isn't playing, so why henin has come out and said she won't play alongside her when Kim has already said she isn't playing is rather pointless
 

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i read on the BBC I think it's the november one. Kim was supposed to play and Justine did not want to play if Kim played(???)
Then tell your journalist at the BBC to get another job. Justine never said she refused to play if Kim played. Whether or not she plays will depend on her medical condition. She was to see a doctor yesterday for her back problem. What she said was "If playing that extra week will put my next season at risk, then I won't go to Moscow". She will give her answer today, and Kim has nothing to do with it ! I think Justine is much more mature than people give her credit for.
 

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Tripp, once and for all...those stories are blown up! The press wants juicy stories, the press wants fights between these two. I'm convinced Justine and Kim respect eachother and have no problem playing fed cup together. Apparently the press was trying to do the same in Spain with Aranxta and Conchita.

Please stop all this rubbish!
 

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* Kim didn't say things about Henin, her coach and some former belgian players/coaches did
*Clijsters is the one that's not gonna play the fed cup final, but just cause it's in Russia and there's no big crowd there
*Justine's coach is a pain in the a**

ciao MandY
 

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Yes beecuz if Henin wouldn't have raised her hand the match would have ended more quickly so Serena would have have more time to rest her knee so she wouldn't have have to withdraw from the US OPEN and we all know that no one can beat Serena except herself so Serena would have won the US OPEN too in definitive the hand incident will probably give Henin 4 more slams than what she would have normally have won if she wouldn't have raised her hand don't hate me beecuz I post the truth.
that's the troof :rolls:
 
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