Justine Henin-Hardenne

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  1. scotus

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    She is playing some great tennis. She beat Nakamura 6-0, 6-0, followed by a more modest victory over Sugiyama (6-2, 6-1).

    Now JHH is ranked #3 in the world, behind Clijster and Mauresmo and ahead of Davenport and Sharapova. Come French Open, I think JHH will regain her #1 ranking, barring injuries of course.
     
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  2. Nuke

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    Yes, but many of us won't care. Some bad feelings for JHH now.
     
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  3. scotus

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    Well, Justine made a bad decision and she has to live with the consequences. I hope she has learned something from it.
     
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  4. simi

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    Image of Justine ready to unload her forehand

    From Sunday's match against Tsvetana Pironkova. I knew JHH was small . . . but she is tiny. She throws her whole body into her shots. If I hit a ball as hard as she does and with as much force, I could probably hit a ball from California to Hawaii, on the fly. She is one hard hitter, for such a small person.

    Poor Tsvetana. Didn't know what hit her. The crowd was definitly behind JHH in this match.

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  5. arosen

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    Justine is a nasty biitch but she sure plays a beautiful kind of tennis. That backhand of hers, how she trows her body into it, how she can place it on a dime, its unbelievable.
     
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  6. breakfast_of_champions

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    she does look great although her opponents have not been great. she'll be tough to beat at the french. looking for a sharapova/jhh final at indian wells. marias game seems to be shaping up as well. should be interesting.
     
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  7. Tchocky

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    She's playing like the female Federer. I can't imagine anyone taking a set from her let alone winning. She's on a mission to get her reputation back after she bowed out in Melbourne.
     
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  8. Alexandros

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    Heh, I doubt she gives a flying **** what her reputation is.
     
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  9. vascoboy

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    I won't care...
     
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  10. scotus

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    JHH is 2-0 against Sharapova this year (Australian and Dubai). If those two meet in the finals, I think JHH will prevail once again.
     
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    I agree but if Sharapova plays the way she did at the Australian Open and doesn't get screwed by bad line calls she can beat Henin.
     
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  12. frida

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    What did JHH do?? Why is she known as a nasty b*tch? :confused:
     
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  13. scotus

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    You might run a search here.

    Briefly, many people on this board do not like JHH for two reasons:

    (1) JHH reportedly lied (I only say "reportedly" because I did not see the match myself, but there is a consensus that she actually did) to the umpire in a match against Serena a few years ago.

    (2) JHH quit at the Australian Open final this year, rather than staying in the match a while longer to allow Mauresmo to defeat her and truly enjoy her first Grand Slam win. After disappointing both her opponent and spectators, JHH was not apologetic at all. Rather, she adamantly defended her self-centered way of thinking.

    Sorry to be so brief, but those two are the main reasons. I, however, remain a big fan of hers.
     
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  14. scotus

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    Sharapova always has a chance at the title, but she'd better worry about getting by Hingis first. (Or did I completely confuse the draw?)
     
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    I like Sharapova's chances against Justine a HELL of a lot more than Hingis. Justine's mobility and power is just too much for Hingis - Hingis can beat the likes of Sharapova and Davenport by exploiting their [relatively] poor footwork/speed but I cannot possibly see Hingis beating Henin-Hardenne/Clijsters when they are healthy and playing well.

    Still, Sharapova has to deal with Hingis first, and that's not a great match up for her.
     
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    thanks!
     
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  17. ACE of Hearts

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    She just won the first set, 6-3 over Dulko, she looks unbeatable.
     
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    dulko is terrible. lets see how she does against elena.
     
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    Hardenne beats Dulko, 6-3, 6-2, Dulko was indeed bad, but Hardenne outclassed her.I am hoping for a Hardenne vs Hingis match now.
     
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    Elena will have to bring it, Hardenne has a 7-1 head to head record.Could be different, who knows.
     
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    Gisele didn't play all that badly . . . Justine just played so much better. Some shots that were sure winners against most players, Justine was able to run down and hit a very effective offensive return.
     
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