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Justine is by far the best player in the tournament. I think a lot of people are ignoring the fact that Justine probably have a big edge over all the players remaining on the draw including Kim. As much as I love Jennifer or Kim or Lindsay to win it. I will be surprised if anyone but henin-Hardenne be crowned the champion on Saturday (rain permitted ;) )
Justine is the only one in my opinion really have the confidence to win at the moment, what do you think?

I do not understand why people think that Kim or Jennifer will have a better chance than Justine.

This is not an arguement thread, just some opinions from people thanks.
 

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justine said she feels no pressure because she has never done well at the event and just wants to do better than other years. b/c she has won the French Open already...I don't think she has as much pressure on her as Kim.

If it is a Kim/Justine Final I think that, once again, Kim will feel the pressure of

a.never winning a slam
b.being number 1 without one
c.no williams sister
d.If she does not win now...when will she win?
e.facing someone who she has talked somewhat badly about (for Kim)

Justine on the Other Hand...

a.Has already one a slam (her favorite at that)
b.Is a respectable no.2 in the world
c.Has a husband who loves her (and has grounded her...blah, blah, blah)
e.Has not lost on hardcourts this year
f.Has greater desire for the game (b.c she does not play so much, I think)
g. Will know that Kim has more pressure on her at the moment.
 

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Interesting point you make, but the highest ranked player she has beaten here is what number 70???

Ofcourse she has looked good. Her QF opponent will offer no opposition either. While Capriati will be primed.

It isn't Henin's to lose, cause she doesn't have it at the moment. You can only lose something if you already have it. It is hers to win though, but some other players can win it to.
 
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kim&lleytonrule said:
Interesting point you make, but the highest ranked player she has beaten here is what number 70???

Ofcourse she has looked good. Her QF opponent will offer no opposition either. While Capriati will be primed.

It isn't Henin's to lose, cause she doesn't have it at the moment. You can only lose something if you already have it. It is hers to win though, but some other players can win it to.
I agree! Henin-Hardenne has had a really easy draw - no fault of hers, of course - and she hasn't been tested at all yet. I wouldn't rate her chances based on a waxing of a player outside the top 100.
 

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to the last two posts: what ever floats your boat :p

Justine doesn't have this in the bag yet, but tonight she really seemed happy that she's now reached the quarters;) She has this business like face and is going under the radar a bit and that will help her.

Although it is rude to say that Justine has it easy going out there so far, tonight she showed 75% of what she can do. She is getting better with each and every match. This is usually the point where Justine starts to peak if she's gonna win the tournament.:D

Pam Shriver picks Capriati to win, Pat McEnroe picks Kim, Tracy Austin picks Justine........so no body has this in the bag yet, but I do like Justine's attitude at this championships, very confident!
 

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I watched her match against Safina and Safina had so many chances in the first set against Henin (unfortunatet she was bageled). A better quality and experienced player would surely have taken advantage of those. Plus Henin had trouble closing the match. I was thinking that if she had face Dementieva instead of Safina, who knows what would have been the outcome.
 

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Nerves show more on clay, where a player often has to hit a couple of great shots to get a winner. On hard courts, I think Kim will come out stronger and nerves will be less of an issue. In my mind, it's hers to lose.
 

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I think Jennifer can beat her. But if it goes to three sets, Jennifer who turns into a counterpuncher when she plays a top player will run out of steam.
 

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Even if I want Kim to win, I am not sure that she can beat Justine right now for her first Slam. I don't give Capriati much of a chance either. Lindsay could do it, but a) she would have to beat Kim, something really difficult for her; and b) she has won only 1 of her last 9 finals-is she supposed to win a Slam final???
 

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2003 US Open Women's Champion: JUJU :worship: :bounce:

Too bad Juju wasn't around in 1997, she would have won all 4 grand slams that year and stayed number one a lot longer. The girl is more talented than anyone else I've ever seen play the game. They only thought Hingis had good volleys, Justine could school her in the game! GO JUJU! :worship:
 

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Any tournament is a tournament for her to lose.
 
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