henin-hardenne v jankovic

Henin wins in a romp if she mantains the level she has so far. Jankovic is good but she relies far too much on her opponents errors. Vs Dementieva she had only 6 winners, if Henin mantains her stats she would get buried with that.
 

skip1969

G.O.A.T.
it's not surprising for justine to get off to a slow start. but i am glad jankovic is in there from the start.
 

Jedi Knight

Rookie
Wow, I can't believe Jelena "Weird Al" Jankovic took the first set. Although Henin was playing like crap, getting broken so many times.

Go Weird Al!
 

skip1969

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lambielspins said:
HAHAH, I told you all Henin is a huge choker. Remember my thread on Henin having a losing record in slam finals for the year everyone. She is even choking bad enough to be losing to a lame semifinalist like Jankovic.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=116716
jankovic is a decent, improving player, as she is showing.
and henin the "choker" at least GETS to slam finals. that's more than almost anyone else on the tour can say. she lost two finals to the #1 in the world.
 

skip1969

G.O.A.T.
the best part of this match is that jankovic actually looks like she's having a great time out there. enjoying her first big moment. if hh doesn't pick it up, jelena will have another moment to enjoy this weekend.
 

ACE of Hearts

Bionic Poster
Its gonna be hard for Henin to win this match.I see a Jankovic vs Mauresmo final, like i said, i feel Amelie will win it barring she loses to Maria.
 

skip1969

G.O.A.T.
well, hh stays alive by breaking back quickly. on serve again. not that that's meant much in this match. hehe
 

ACE of Hearts

Bionic Poster
Henin about to save the break, the one thing which could save Hardenne is Jankovic's fitness.Jankovic could start getting tired.
 

FuriousYellow

Professional
Gonna be hard for Justine to stay in this match with the way she's serving. Jankovic has got her groundstrokes dialed-in today. She's hitting so close to that baseline and keeping JHH on her heels.
 
ACE of Hearts said:
Its gonna be hard for Henin to win this match.I see a Jankovic vs Mauresmo final, like i said, i feel Amelie will win it barring she loses to Maria.
still stinking with your prediction the semis will be boring too?
 

ACE of Hearts

Bionic Poster
Henin has no shot in this match, trading baseline rallies!!!!She needs to come to the net more when she has a chance.
 

FuriousYellow

Professional
ACE of Hearts said:
Henin has no shot in this match, trading baseline rallies!!!!She needs to come to the net more when she has a chance.
No doubt, but give Jankovic credit. She's hitting with such great depth and angles JHH has rarely been able to get anything to approach off of.
 

skip1969

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i.Radical said:
Omg Wtf I Thought This Was Supposed To Be At Night? Anyway, Why Is Justine Losing?!?!
i'm not really a stat guy. but she's serving at 50%. she has twice as many unforced errors as winners. she's double-faulted 11 times . . .

i could just say she's playing like crap, but that's not very scientific, is it? hehe

basically, jankovic has played more agressively, though there have been a TON of breaks.
 

skip1969

G.O.A.T.
ACE of Hearts said:
Jankovic's serve is losing alot of steam, also the wind is not helping her.
i was wondering that about both players. are they THAT nervous? or is the wind killing them?
 

skip1969

G.O.A.T.
hh breaks to start the third. i'm gonna go out on a REAL limb and say that won't be the only break of the set. hehe
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
As I pointed out in another thread, Justine had to call for a trainer after she won the first set over Davenport in the quarters to treat her shoulder pain.

I am not watching tv at the moment, but does it look like her serve is breaking apart? If the shoulder condition worsens, she might not even make it through this match, and even if she gets by Jelena, her chances in the final aren't so good.
 
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