Thursday, January 26, 2006

Sorry About the Face

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Justine Henin-Hardenne has a beautiful game, yet somehow I just can't stand her. I think my contempt started when she used some unsportsmanlike gamesmanship to beat Serena Williams at the French Open a few year ago. Unlike her countrywoman Kim Clijsters, Henin-Hardenne is decidedly French -- which doesn't do her any favors.

I've noticed that she doesn't seem to be scoring any major advertising deals here in the U.S.: may I suggest to her agents she get in touch with the makers of Valtrex? Her mouth herpes makes looking at her nearly unbearable, so this could be a win-win situation -- what with an endorsement deal and a cure for this unsightly condition.

3 comments:

Joe said...

I so agree! I can't stand her...and I've never really known why. I have a one-handed backhand, so I sometimes Tivo her matches to learn from her (hers is the best), and I still hate her.

Victor said...

Justine has a the nicest-looking backhand in the game. It's probably also the most versatile backhand since Graf's. For some reason I don't care for her either. Her gamesmanship in her matches against Clijsters adn S. Williams is a great example of this.

What bothers me the most, and this is totally shallow of me, are those raisins. You know what I'm talking about. She needs some padding in that sports bra. She's got the body of a teenage boy. She should, that the very least, wear a loost shirt.

Anonymous said...

I also agree, I can't stand her too.

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