Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by go_nadal, Jan 27, 2006.
I'm hoping some Aussies bring their BB guns to the Men's final. Bye bye birdies.
LOL. Maybe they shat on Justine and that's why she retired.
Don't know how serious JHH's condition was, she's certainly had viral infections in the past that have weakened her severely, but she should have at least finished out the match. She had enough power to swing at a few balls. At least make a go of it, then explain it all away afterwards.
If it were me, they'd have to kill me before I left a Grand Slam final.
I used to be a fan of Justine Henin because of how she hit the ball. Now to me she a little b*** because of how she behaved.
She knew very well what this win would mean to Mauresmo. She was getting outplayed. She couldn't handle it. She couldn't swallow it. So she just quit.
Now that brings some memories and her classless move agains S. Williams at the French (and I'm no fan of Williams).
Turns out she is just a little egomaniac without respect for her opponents and the game... SO SAD...
I have admired Justine for many years, but I don't think she thought this through very well in the moment and she made a terrible mistake.
You could see the pained look on Geoff Pollard's face (Tennis Australia Pres). He tried to give Justine some cover by saying she was injured, but he was all too aware that the reason she gave for retiring was actually indefensible. He knew that what she had done was simply not worthy of a GS champion and certainly not worthy of a GS tournament.
Only the 4th woman to retire during a GS final in over 100 years! One of the great things about this sport is its history and tradition and ethic of sportsmanship.
Inadvertantly, I'm sure, Justine made a big mistake. I hope she learns from it -- and not just because she'll be getting a lot of flak about it. I hope she works it out for herself in her quiet moments.
All credit to Amelie. She was playing superbly and fully deserved to be Champion.
Bad sportmanship from JHH. I think she will define her loss because of illness or whatsoever. No offense, she has a nice game but I assume she doesn't want to see 0-6, 1-6 in a slam final...
Anyways, congratulations to Mauresmo for her 1st GS
I once had respect for JHH, but quitting in a slam final with a psychologically induced tummy ache is poor sportsmanship. I guess she can't handle being thrashed by Mauresmo.
Bien joue Amelie! Now we know who has the true heart of a champ.
Ahh, I was wondering what Gaviscon was. I think we can put this one down the JHH being crushed and she simply had enough.
Does anyone know the 'Allez' count for JHH today?
Heh, you all seem really quick to dismiss Henin as quitting while she could have played on... are you that sure that she could've? Pain is pain, regardless of whether it comes from an injury or an illness...
Justine as much as I like your backhand youre a little biatch. I hope you continue to get pounded 6-1, 6-0 and all the fans boo you on every point.
Q. There will be a lot of people who say you should have kept playing to finish a final. How would you answer them?
JUSTINE HENIN‑HARDENNE: I mean, everyone has the right to think that. But it's my health. I just have to think about myself right now because it's only me on the court. It's me that is feeling the bad way I was feeling.
I don't care about what these people would say.
If an American player had said that, s/he would have been crucified as a selfish, ugly American. JHH is an excellent player, but not a gracious loser.
Absolutely no respect.
Give me a break. It's not like any long term damage was being done by playing. Her game was stinking, so she quit.
It's odd for a final. She didn't feel well for a few days and it's impressive she still beat Davenport and Sharapova. Wow!!
Yeah, what she said is real BS, imo. I've really lost respect for her.
Guys, one could see JHH didn't have the usual energy. Thus, why continue if she felt in pain or very weak? Just to provide a poor show of herself?
Congratulations to Amelie, she was in great shape in this tournament and played well throughout.
Because she gets payed, quite well, to do just that!
I dunno what to say about Henin, but me, if I was in her exact situation, would continue to play.
Hey, can anyone tell me, I haven't seen this, but have been told that in the US Open 2002 or 2003 (not sure ) clash between Serena and Henin, Henin cheated in some way??
I four letter word comes to mind starts with C and ends in something that sounds like RUNT.
Henin is a SORE loser. I would have btchslapped her if Iw as Amelie (after I got my trophy)
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