Henin granted wild card for Australian Open

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  1. mikro112

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    http://www.sportsnet.ca/tennis/2009/10/12/australian_open_henin/

    That's awesome. I can't wait to see her in action. She was the only female player (besides Golovin, because of other obvious reasons) I liked to watch.
     
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  2. norbac

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    Yay, I love watching Justine play. Can't wait to see her back.
     
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  3. TheMusicLover

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    Great news!
    I do hope she gets some match practice before in a less important tournament. :)
     
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  4. scotus

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    Nice!

    Would love to see a Justine-vs-Kim final after the Belgians vs William Sisters Semis.

    I have a feeling that Serena might get suspended for her outburst at the US Open.
     
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  5. MasturB

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    What tournament wouldn't give her a Wild Card entry?

    Unless she isn't getting any wins... I don't see how she wouldn't.

    Can't wait to see her knockout someone like Jankovic in the 2nd round.
     
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  6. jserve

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    I doubt Serena will get suspended. As much as I disagree with her outburst, the love her/ hate her attitude people have towards her is a marketing dream. She generates too much revenue for the WTA to suspend her.
     
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  7. grafselesfan

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    1 of Clijsters, Henin, or Serena will win the Australian Open. I gaurantee it.
     
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  8. lawrence

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    lmao yep
    i would hate it if i was one of the higher seeded players and an ex-#1 wildcarder comes in and smashed me in one of the early rounds due to the draw
     
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  9. OliverSimon

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    true that
    10char
     
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  10. tennismsands

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    now if only golovin came back :(........ her and henin were my two favorite women players
     
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  11. marpiw

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    Its really good news and I hope the time will go fast to reach the Australian Open...
    I would give also wildcards to Monica Seles,Martina Hingis,Jenniffer Capriati and Martina Navratilova (she was playing double mixed matches not long ago)...
     
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  12. scotus

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    Justine-Jelena match would be interesting.

    On the one hand, Jelena has never defeated Justine. On the other hand, on the last few matchups, Jelena was on the verge of defeating Justine and missed by a hair.

    Now that neither is in their prime shape, it would be really interesting how they would play each other.
     
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  13. Joe Pike

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    2010 could be a great year for women's tennis!
    The Williamses, the Belgians and hopefully Sharapova again.
    :)
     
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  14. marpiw

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    I would also want to see her match with Dinara Safina in which she would win 12 love games in a row...
     
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  15. marpiw

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    I hope that the Williamses will calm down their Al Capone's moods because if they behave like Serena they should be disqualified...
     
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  16. jamesblakefan#1

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    Just like the last time they played, right?
     
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  17. TMF

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    Of course they got a good chance of winning it, but nothing is guarantee.

    I'll save this post for you just in case someone wants to bump this thread up next year.
     
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  18. Joe Pike

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    When was the last time VENUS behaved bad on a tennis court?
     
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  19. kishnabe

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    Finally some good news for the WTA, Also can't wait to see french open with justine in it.
     
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  20. Mick

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    the bad news is, for american tv viewers, espn2 is probably going to show mostly the williams sisters matches and we won't get to see any of justine henin matches unless she goes deep into the draw.
     
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  21. Adi-das

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    Henin was nowhere near her best when the two played. She would have Safina for breakfast if they meet next year.
     
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  22. jamesblakefan#1

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    Why does everyone believe Henin will be at her best when she comes back? She'll definitely be a top 10 player, but no way will she dominate the tour like she did in 07.
     
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  23. Adi-das

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    Who believed that Clijsters would win the USO and beat not one, but both of the WS during the course?
     
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  24. grafselesfan

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    Yeah just like your predictions on the Clijsters comeback were so accurate. :rolleyes: I would say stick to mens tennis, except that you know squat about that as well. :)
     
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  25. DarthMaul

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    Hurray! I can't wait to see her back in action! Welcome back Justine!
     
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  26. World Beater

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    never say never.

    if justine is motivated enough, it is possible. She is still not too far physically from her prime.
    this break from tennis if anything probably might reinvigorate her.

    She will be fresh mentally and physically.
     
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