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Something John Lloyd was saying earlier that Justine should miss the French one year because it would make her chances at Wimbledon better. He said because Justine always does so well at the French, she turns up at Wimbledon tired from grinding it out on the clay, and doesn't fulfill her potential there (a prime example is 2005).

Ivan Lendl, having won so many French Opens, decided to stop playing it and go straight to Wimbledon. It didn't work out for him as he never won Wimbledon.

I thought it was an interesting idea, but would she ever do it?
 

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true! But the only way this could happen is if shes injured at the time of RG and recover till Wimbledon! She values the red clay too much to leave it for anything else!
 

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Bad idea and not gonna happen. The two times she was a finalist in Wimbledon she had a terrific run at RG and won a grass event prior to Wimbledon and the final still went to three sets. 2005 was really the exception, but she was injured, had a tough draw and hadn't played a grass match in 2 years.
 

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She said, at one point, that it had occurred to her. But that she didn't think she could ever bring herself to do it.

The only way it'll happen is if she's injured for RG and, even then, I think she'd give RG a go.
 

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As you pointed out already, skipping the French didn't do Lendl any good. Plus Justine DID crash out of RG early one year-and still didn't win Wimbledon.

Grass is simply not her surface the same way clay is tough for Serena and Maria Screamerova. Hopefully she'll break through the next time she reaches a final.:)
 

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As you pointed out already, skipping the French didn't do Lendl any good. Plus Justine DID crash out of RG early one year-and still didn't win Wimbledon.

Grass is simply not her surface the same way clay is tough for Serena and Maria Screamerova. Hopefully she'll break through the next time she reaches a final.:)
If you are talking about 2004 (the year she crashed out) - she didn't play Wimbledon - she had that virus.
 

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No. For sure not.
 

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Giving up almost a sure thing for the uncertain would be silly in my opinion. Justine is just the best on clay but she has more challengers on all other surfaces. Majority of the players she has lost to on grass are just better players on the surface and if she is to win she has to hope for a bad day for them and a very good day for her. This is a possibility therefore her chances of winning Wimbledon is good even after winning RG.
 

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I could see her lightening her schedule pre-RG so she doesn't wear herself out, but skip it?

In a pig's eye.
 

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She just needs to stop playing grass-court warm ups, or just playing doubles at those events. Wimbledon is not important enough to mis your best event to try to "win."
 

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people talking as if she has no chance with wimbledon- she's been in two finals three setters at that- she'll be fighting for it this yr again, as the french open champ
 

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plus, she didnt lose to Amelie because she was tired...She was being too agressive...no need to go to net so much when the courts were/are playing really slow.
 
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