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Fed Cup in Bree

Kim still uncertain for Fed Cup


That's a sad news!! All will depend on the surface!!!

I hope Belgian Federation will choose well!!!!!!!!!!

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Arrow Fed Cup in Bree with Kim

MÚt Kim en Ýn Bree - 03/12/2002

Clijsters eist en krijgt professionele organisatie Fed Cup 2003

De kogel is door de kerk voor de eerste ronde van de Fed Cup 2003 tegen Oostenrijk (26-27 april). BelgiŰ speelt mÚt Kim Clijsters, Ýn Bree. En dat zijn twee verheugende vaststellingen. ,,Ik heb dan ook een professionele organisatie geŰist'', zegt vader Lei Clijsters.


Justine Henin had eerder al principieel toegezegd voor de volledige Fed-Cupcampagne van volgend jaar. Gisteren bevestigde Lei Clijsters dat zijn oudste dochter in elk geval de eerste confrontatie afwerkt. Het strijdtoneel wordt de Expodroom in Bree.

Bree is de thuisstad van Kim, inderdaad, maar geen louter symbolische keuze. Het pas ÚÚn jaar oude sportcomplex is namelijk een uitstekende locatie: 3.000 zitjes en commercieel aantrekkelijke loges in tribunes die steil op de arena staan. Ambiance verzekerd dus. De organisatie is in handen van Bob Verbeecks bureau Octagon-Cis, dat ook instaat voor het WTA-tornooi van Antwerpen en de exhibitiematch die Clijsters en Henin nu al twee jaar op rij speelden.

,,Vorig jaar, tijdens BelgiŰ-AustraliŰ in Ukkel, was de organisatie ondermaats'', zegt Lei Clijsters. ,,Commercieel niet interessant, oncomfortabel voor het publiek. Er zat ten andere ook hooguit 1.500 man. Dat kan niet als je speelsters hebt van het niveau dat Kim en Justine halen.''

,,Ook voor de tennissters was het niet geslaagd. De veiligheid was bijvoorbeeld nul komma nul. Dat kan niet langer. Zo erg als met die stalker van Serena Williams is het nog niet, maar toch... De wereldtop kan niet meer zonder bodyguards tijdens tornooien. Er loopt altijd wel een gek rond.''

,,Zelf heb ik vorige week nog met de politie gepraat. Wij krijgen wel zestig brieven en talloze telefoons per dag voor Kim. En de meeste zijn okÚ. Maar sommige mensen gaan echt over de schreef. Er stoppen 's nachts ook wel eens auto's voor de deur, die dan na een paar minuten wegrijden. Ik wou bij de politie toch even informeren wat ik daar allemaal aan kan doen.''

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When some one has time may they please translate the article for everybody who dosent speak Dutch??

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Thanks for the article!!!!!!!!!!!

Come on Kim!!!
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The article is abut the Fed Cup in April. The matches will be played in Bree, the homeplace of Kim!

Ok it's not far for me and that's nice but i don't think it's a good idea because Bree isn't the centre af Belgium AT ALL!!! Many people will think it's to far to drive

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Thanks for posting this, Per!

OK, here's what it says:

Kim wil play the fed cup against Austria in April (wasn't confirmed until yesterday). The tie will be played in Bree, in the new sportsfacility there (home of the basketball club of Bree).
The Expodroom has 3000 seats, and good facilities for business seats and all. The organisation will be done by Octagon-cis, they also organise the Antwerp tournament and do the Diamond Night exhibition match.

Lei said that he had demanded a professional organisation. He added that the organisation was below par in Ukkel (against Australia); commercially uninteresting, and uncomfortable for the public (I can confirm that, hell, my back... ) There was 1500 people sitting there, which is also not done when you have players like Justine and Kim.
He also said in this interview that the safety there was nil. That shouldn't be repeated again. he said it's not as bad as like with Serena's stalker, but nevertheless... the world top can't be without bodyguards at tournaments. There is always some lunatic walking around.

Lei also mentioned he has been talking to the police in Bree last week. They get about 60 mails and calls a day for Kim, most of them are OK, but some people are really over the edge. Sometimes cars stop in the middle of the night, and then drive on after a few minutes. He wanted to inform at the police what he could do about all that.

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I'll add all of these posts in the fed cup thread later this week, but I also need to mention here that it isn't certain yet that Kim will play the other Fed cup matches this year (If Belgium wins the first one, of course).

I personally think it's less likely she will, as it will again clash with the tour dates.

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Hi.
Translation follows. It's not very good, but I hope everyone can understand it.
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Fed Cup in Bree
With Kim and in Bree - 12-03-2002 (03/12/2002)

Clijsters demands and gets professional organisation Fed Cup 2003

The die is cast: the first round of the Fed Cup 2003 against Austria (april 26-27) will be held in Bree, and with Kim Clijsters. Two very satisfying conclusions. "Consequently, I have been demanding a professional organisation," father Lei Clijsters says.


Justine Henin had already agreed, in principle anyway, to take part in the Fed Cup Campaign of next year. Yesterday Lei Clijsters confirmed that his oldest daughter will at least attend the first confrontation. Battle area will be the Expodroom in Bree.

Bree is Kim's hometown, of course, but the choice is not merely symbolic. The only one-year-old sports complex happens to be an excellent location: 3,000 seats and commercially attractive boxes, in stands which are very close to the arena - so one can be assured of a lively atmosphere. Bob Verbeeck's bureau Octagon-Cis handles everything; they have the experience, since they also handle the WTA tournament in Antwerp and the exhibition matches of the last two years between Clijsters and Henin.

"Last year, when Belgium played Australia in Ukkel, the organisation was sub-standard," Lei Clijsters says. "Unattractive commercially speaking, uncomfortable for the public. Not surprisingly, there never were more than 1,500 people. That's just not acceptable when you have players of the quality of Kim and Justine."

"The players also had cause for complaint. Security, for instance, was non-existent. That's no longer acceptable. It isn't as bad as with that stalker of Serena Williams yet, but still... The top players can't do without bodyguards anymore - not during tournaments. There is almost always some lunatic on the loose, somewhere..."

"Only last week I went to the police for a talk. Every day, Kim receives up to sixty letters and countless telephone calls. Most are okay. Some, however, really aren't. Sometimes, at night, cars stop right in front of the house, standing there for a few minutes before they drive away again. I asked the police if there was anything I could do about that."

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Oops, I'm too late, it seems.

I didn't see KaseyL's post till I posted mine - that's weird.
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Thanks for the translation in full, Lynx! No prob; better twice than none! And you did the full one, after all! So please let it here.

And I think you haven't been here much yet? You're new, isn't it? Welcome! btw My name is Ingrid (I don't change my name as much as my colleague-mod does )

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well tx for translating it for the others

don't have time to do that

my comments on this: IT REALLY SUCKS!!!!!!! Bree has no trainstation...so people have to come by car. They never organised such an event...and it's in a corner of the country.

I'm not going, that's for sure
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... So please let it here...
I could have deleted it? I didn't know that. How? (Not that I intend to after such a plea.)

Oh, wait - I think I know: "edit" it, and then delete everything in it. But wouldn't that leave an empty post??


Anyway, thanks for your welcome, Ingrid.

Yes, I'm new - and I'm afraid I may be "new" for a long time, since I'm not a big poster (yet?). I tend to post long, boring messages, rather than many small and exciting ones.

But you can always count on me if you need someone to translate; I actually like to do it (if I have the time). Although you're doing a pretty good job yourself, as far as I can see...



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... my comment on this: IT REALLY SUCKS ...
... and it's in a corner of the country...
It's a very beautiful corner, though!

But yeah, it's not easy to get there by public transportation. A real pity "they" didn't take that into account...
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lynx...when you edit your post, you can choose 'delete post' too..so it's completely gone
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Going to Bree isn't really great for most of the Belgians. They should have considered that, yes.

Nevertheless, the Expodroom is def. 10 times a better choice than Ukkel was last year (I still feel my butt LOL)...

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lynx...when you edit your post, you can choose 'delete post' too..so it's completely gone
Tx Per. It's good to know.
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