Kim profile in US Tennis magazine - TennisForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2003, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Belgium
Posts: 1,379
                     
Kim profile in US Tennis magazine

I'm not sure where to post this, so feel free to move it Ingrid.

The April 2003 issue of Tennis Magazine has a profile of Kim in its front-of-the-book section. I don't have a scanner, so unfortunately I can't scan the nice Kim-in-action picture that goes with it.

In any event, here's the copy. Includes some new bits I didn't know yet... There are so many things I want to say about Kim, Lleyton and the nature sounds, but I'll refrain from making cheeky comments

The Contender

Watch out Venus and Serena -- Kim Clijsters is making her move


If any player has a chance to break up the Williams hegemony, it's Kim Clijsters. She's just 19, steadily improving, and already No. 3 in the world. She reached the Roland Garros final in 2001, beat Serena to win last year's WTA Championships in Los Angeles, and held two match points against the world No. 1 in the semi-finals of the 2003 Australian Open. We wanted to know more about the hard-hitting Belgian.

Tell us something about yourself that your fans don't know.
I have times when I'm very messy and one day I'll just clean up everything. But I'm more messy than clean. At home, where I know where I have to put everything, I'm fine, but I just don't find any rhythm in hotel rooms. Another thing is, I'm always in a good mood.

How do you keep the wins and losses in perspective?
My mom had a liver transplant and you realize losing a tennis match is nothing compared to all the other things that can happen in your life. It can be disappointing right after a match but I don't really worry about those things anymore.

When you stop playing tennis:
I would definitely help coach kids and travel with them as well.

Favorite food:
I love Japanese. California rolls are one of my favorites.

What scares you?
I'm scared of flying, which isn't very good for a tennis player. Some animals I don't like --snakes and rats.

What makes you laugh?
My dog. And I really like the movie Dumb and Dumber.

Your favorite sounds?
I have these nature CDs, like water running and birds. Whenever I go to sleep at night, I put one on and I fall asleep. It's really really relaxing.

What makes you cry?
Movies like The Hurricane

Describe your ideal vacation:
LLeyton [Hewitt] and I, we went on a holiday, after he played in Shanghai last year, to Port Douglas [in Queensland, Australia] and we went on a boat, snorkeling and fishing on the Barrier Reef. That's one of the best holidays I've ever had."
Pinkie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2003, 12:20 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 2,175
 
Thanks Tinne
Quote:
Describe your ideal vacation:
LLeyton [Hewitt] and I, we went on a holiday, after he played in Shanghai last year, to Port Douglas [in Queensland, Australia] and we went on a boat, snorkeling and fishing on the Barrier Reef. That's one of the best holidays I've ever had."
Hmmmmm

I wonder why she feels that way!

Last edited by lleytnkim; Mar 14th, 2003 at 12:31 AM.
lleytnkim is offline  
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2003, 12:38 AM
Senior Member
 
~|Naomi|~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: australia
Posts: 7,971
                     
Thanks so much

hmm I wonder what Lleyton thinks about her nature tapes

Anna Meares & Nathan Outteridge
~ Absolute Passion & Inspiration ~
~|Naomi|~ is offline  
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2003, 12:42 AM
Senior Member
 
angele87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 15,226
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinkie
Describe your ideal vacation:
LLeyton [Hewitt] and I, we went on a holiday, after he played in Shanghai last year, to Port Douglas [in Queensland, Australia] and we went on a boat, snorkeling and fishing on the Barrier Reef. That's one of the best holidays I've ever had."


Thanks for the interview Tinne

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. - Ambrose Bierce

There is no saint without a past, and no sinner without a future. - Shri Haidakhan Babaji

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it. - Doug Larson

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle
angele87 is offline  
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2003, 12:50 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 2,987
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by kim&lleytonrule
Thanks so much

hmm I wonder what Lleyton thinks about her nature tapes
It is relaxing, you know!
But I don't even want to know Lleyton's reaction is
But I found an aricle on off. site of LH: 'He may be popular in the lockerroom,but there aren't a lot of Aussie players fighting to sleep with him. Nice as he is, Lleyton keeps roommates awake all night by grinding his teeth in his sleep. Maybe he's reliving his matches.'
So there's an explanation!

Kim's being messy and Lleyton is extremely neat, bet Lleyton does the cleaning up thing in the family!
Elke is offline  
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2003, 01:02 AM
Senior Member
 
~|Naomi|~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: australia
Posts: 7,971
                     
Quote:
bet Lleyton does the cleaning up thing in the family
Heehee I can so see Lleyton cleaning up the hotel room Kim will put something down somewhere and he will run and pick it up and put it away somewhere. Cause I rememeber an interview with john Newcombe when he was still Aus Davis Cup Captain and he said the first time he went into Lleyton's room he thought he had gone into the wrong room cause it was so neat and it looked like noone lived in it, bet if he walked into Lleyton's room now he wouldn't think that due to Kim's messiness

Anna Meares & Nathan Outteridge
~ Absolute Passion & Inspiration ~
~|Naomi|~ is offline  
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2003, 01:41 AM
Senior Member
 
angele87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 15,226
                     
Am I the only one who would of taught that Lleyton was messy?

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. - Ambrose Bierce

There is no saint without a past, and no sinner without a future. - Shri Haidakhan Babaji

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it. - Doug Larson

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle
angele87 is offline  
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2003, 01:42 AM
Senior Member
 
angele87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 15,226
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by kim&lleytonrule
Heehee I can so see Lleyton cleaning up the hotel room Kim will put something down somewhere and he will run and pick it up and put it away somewhere. Cause I rememeber an interview with john Newcombe when he was still Aus Davis Cup Captain and he said the first time he went into Lleyton's room he thought he had gone into the wrong room cause it was so neat and it looked like noone lived in it, bet if he walked into Lleyton's room now he wouldn't think that due to Kim's messiness
LOL

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. - Ambrose Bierce

There is no saint without a past, and no sinner without a future. - Shri Haidakhan Babaji

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it. - Doug Larson

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle
angele87 is offline  
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2003, 02:18 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Gooberville
Posts: 1,551
                     
Quote:
Describe your ideal vacation:
LLeyton [Hewitt] and I, we went on a holiday, after he played in Shanghai last year, to Port Douglas [in Queensland, Australia] and we went on a boat, snorkeling and fishing on the Barrier Reef. That's one of the best holidays I've ever had."
Yeh, but how much of it was actually the boat, snorkeling, reef etc. that made it the "best holiday ever" ??

Quote:
Lleyton keeps roommates awake all night by grinding his teeth in his sleep. Maybe he's re-living his matches.
Someone needs to ask Kim about how she deals with this one!!!

Quote:
I'm always in a good mood.
Really....even when you haven't seen a certain somebody for a couple of weeks???



PS. Welcome back from your trip Angele ....it was weird not having you around! Glad you're back
possie is offline  
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2003, 03:07 AM
Senior Member
 
angele87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 15,226
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by possie



PS. Welcome back from your trip Angele ....it was weird not having you around! Glad you're back
Thanks I'm glad I was missed I'm glad to be back as well, I really missed everybody

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. - Ambrose Bierce

There is no saint without a past, and no sinner without a future. - Shri Haidakhan Babaji

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it. - Doug Larson

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle
angele87 is offline  
post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2003, 08:40 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,341
                     
I used to grind my teeth in my sleep. I ony know this becasue i was woken up and told to stop. It is very annoying for other people. Comes from stress/tension. Poor Ll

I'm sure it was communing with nature that made Kim's holiday great.
duck is offline  
post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2003, 09:24 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: ...no idea
Posts: 212
 
Thank you very much Pinkie .Really interesting.

Quote:
Your favorite sounds?
I have these nature CDs, like water running and birds. Whenever I go to sleep at night, I put one on and I fall asleep. It's really really relaxing
During the day,i agree but during the night ...how do you do it Kim?...I have to get up and go to the bathroom every two minutes exaggerate
pathfinder is offline  
post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2003, 12:09 PM
Senior Member
 
KaseyL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: in a lounge
Posts: 4,565
 
Great one, Tine! Thanks

a Lleyki+, an Evil Queen of Suspense and the wicked Mod of CCL - THE place to be for lounging
on LLL: baptized as Wise Yoda (although the new and improved, vain version )

Kim, Queen of the US Open '05!

"Ships in harbor are safe, but that's not what ships are built for." (J. Shedd)
KaseyL is offline  
post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2003, 12:12 PM
Senior Member
 
KaseyL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: in a lounge
Posts: 4,565
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by duck
I used to grind my teeth in my sleep. I ony know this becasue i was woken up and told to stop. It is very annoying for other people. Comes from stress/tension. Poor Ll
I somehow doubt he's still doing that nowadays, don't see why he still would be so stressed before falling asleep, when Kim is around, that is...

Quote:
I'm sure it was communing with nature that made Kim's holiday great.
LOL sure

well, eh, ...depends how you'd define nature

a Lleyki+, an Evil Queen of Suspense and the wicked Mod of CCL - THE place to be for lounging
on LLL: baptized as Wise Yoda (although the new and improved, vain version )

Kim, Queen of the US Open '05!

"Ships in harbor are safe, but that's not what ships are built for." (J. Shedd)
KaseyL is offline  
post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2003, 12:37 PM
Senior Member
 
Cilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 15,459
                     
Thanks for the article Tinne!
Cilla is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome