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Justine out of the AO
« on: January 08, 2005, 08:00:20 AM »
Wow, now she has a knee injury.  I am starting to think her tennis days are numbered...

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Henin-Hardenne out of Australian Open  
Justine Henin-Hardenne Withdraws from Australian Open


Justine Henin-Hardenne will miss this month's
Australian summer with a knee injury which has forced
her to withdraw from the event in Sydney and the
Australian Open.

After nearly a year fighting an energy-sapping virus,
the former world No. 1 and defending champion in both
events will now have to wait up to another two months
to take to the court again.

She has been diagnosed with a micro-fracture of the
femural condyle in her right knee (bone on the outside
of the right knee), which she incurred on Dec. 28 while
practicing in Florida.

The small fracture was confirmed in an SRI scan in
Sydney; doctors have told her to rest for four to six
weeks.

"I started to have pain in the knee nearly two weeks
ago, and it started to get worse over the next few
days," said Henin-Hardenne, who trained over the
holidays before arriving in Australia.

"When I came to Australia I stopped training for four
days, hoping it would get better, but it didn't. I'm
so disappointed that I'm not going to be able to play
in Australia and defend my titles."

Henin-Hardenne, who won the Olympic gold medal, was
restricted to nine tournaments in 2004 as she was
sidelined by a viral illness.  
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Justine out of the AO
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2005, 09:37:07 AM »
This girl cannot get a break.  She has worked herself to the bone, I wonder if she worked herself too hard and is now paying the price?

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2005, 05:52:52 PM »
I think the price of being such a small player and having to generate enough pace to stay as good as she did is costing Henin now. Even Hingis, who had a lot less power than Henin, broke down with injuries, and she was only slightly bigger than Justine...(although she is trying to come back now)

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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2005, 10:28:26 PM »
I can't say I'm surprised by her (or Clijsters') withdrawal, but of the course the women's field takes a major hit with their absences. But even if she played, I doubt she would have made it too far. Her form is off and she isn't match-tough. But then again she almost breezed through the Olympics, so who the hell knows.

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Justine out of the AO
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2005, 10:31:45 AM »
The women's draws lately have been depleted, which is too bad.  I wonder if there will ever be a "full" roster at a major event.  I used to be a Henin fan.  But since that incident at the FO, she has lost a lot of rank in my opinion.  Could this injury and the mystery virus be payback?

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2005, 10:42:15 AM »
BBB---  I agree, If she played I wouldn't expect her to get too far.  Her physical condition cannot be the best, plus it is hot as hell down there.  I was bummed about Kim, I have always liked her.

Hoytie---  Just imagine how good the AO could be if all the women were there and all playing their best tennis.  We would have some great matches on or hands!  Who knows what kind of Karma (or whatever you call it) Henin has brought on herself.  Maybe this entire thing is guilt from the FO and she cannot get over it.  lol
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Justine out of the AO
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2005, 12:21:05 PM »
lol i cant help but realize the irony.  scott hates her, and she hasnt won a slam scince the 2003 us open, where she made the cheap line call.  maybe what goes around comes around?  if it does, then i really dont think she has gotten her share of crap yet.  lol.  and this way, she doesnt have to lose the match, she just defaults out!!!! :lmao:
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Justine out of the AO
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2005, 01:36:15 PM »
I really do not mind the cheap line call as much as the FO.
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