Here's what I heard
but sometimes I might have a lil mistakes because Kim's speaking so fast...
and it's awfully long...with Kim's famous you-knows in every sentence
On competing in Southern California
I love it.*smile* This is always, you know, the time of the year where I look forward to the most and I really enjoy playing here... I mean, we get looked after so well here, and you know, all the facilities and everything especially here this year. The first time that I'm here, it just looks incredible, all the facilities that we get through tennis, so it's really nice to see that.
On Lindsay Davenport's comment that with the Williams' sisters injured, Clijsters rank No.1
That's always, um....very nice to see that type of comment coming from such a great champion. I mean, you know, it's very...it makes me very honoured, I think, yeah.
On Justine Henin-Hardenne's controversial injury time out on Sunday
*gets a lil bit down* It gets blown up a lot, you know, I don't think, um...and in a few ways, you know, Justinein the first set too, she started limping and whenever I wanted to play but you know, I think it's full, of full rise to, you know, to turn matches around like that. And um...and I'm not saying that you know, I mean she, in the second or third set, she played better than me and I have no problem on admitting that. And she just played more aggressive and hardly missing any points, so I think at the end, she was...well, the better player.
Here's a question from the reporter:
Will you see that as bad...?
I don't know, I think, you know, lots of people probably would say that it is and you know, we're both from the same country, but um...you know, I think Justine and I are both really, you know sealed well... when we're on the court, we compete and we wanna win but as soon as we're off the court, even Justine yesterday too, she, in the locker room or in the player's lounge, we're talking, you know, to her husband and stuff. You know, we don't have any bad relationships out there, I think.
On getting a chance to see boyfriend ATP pro Lleyton Hewitt while in Southern California
*gets excited + happy* After he lost in the final he went straight to play in Montreal on Tuesday so he had to leave straight away so *lil sad*...but that happens, you know, when, I mean, we didn't plan on seeing each other but if it happens, of course it would be nice to have him *shy smile*, but um...you know, I probably will be seeing him the week before US Open in New York, you know, so we're both having a week off and I'll see him there but that's...*big shy smile* I mean, that's the thing that, you know, when you go out with someone...*dreamy smile*, you know, in the same sport, and you have different schedules a little bit too.
On winning the 2002 WTA Championships and it's impact on her confidence this season
The Championships have been, um...very motivating for me...I think every since, I played very consistent...I've had a very good year and that's all sorts of things to win in there. And when all those seasons end, i wanted to keep going on the high *big smile* and um...you know, and I've kicked it up this year so I hope I can keep it up a little longer.
On preparing for the 2003 US Open
Of course, I mean, you always have a little bit in your mind and you wanna be fit. I've always had to plan a little bit ahead..I think...tennis wise...I'm just focusing what I had to do here and win my matches here.