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If Kim won her first Grand Slam by walk-over would it count?

If Kim won her first Grand Slam by walk-over would it count?

I wonder if she would choke?
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If Kim won her first Grand Slam by walk-over would it count?

I wonder if she would choke?
You have to ask her for that
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shed be mocked for weeks and weeks but who gives a $hìT?


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I think it would count and she would be in the record book but I would call it a defaulted grand slam title.

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How would she choke if somebody defaulted the title to her?
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How would she choke if somebody defaulted the title to her?
Kim would find a way.
Trust me
(she was, after all, almost handed the title at the USopen 2003 and still 'lost' it)
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Kim would find a way.
Trust me
(she was, after all, almost handed the title at the USopen 2003 and still 'lost' it)
Why don't you ..... shut the fuck up?
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If Roger Federer was allowed in the Women's draw and Kim beat him 6-0 6-0 in the Final, I doubt it would "count" in the minds of a lot of people.

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I don't think anyone would not play a grandslam final. I would be surprised if anyone was too injured to play in a grand slam final. If you make it that far, you have an obligation I think to play, I mean unless of course you're dead.
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Well an example that comes to mind is the 2001 YEC when Davenport basically totally schrewed up her leg on match point against Clijsters, but just managed to whack at the ball hard enough to win that point. If she played she would have likely retired and would have screwed up her leg, and therefore her career, even more. She then withdrew from the closest thing to a Grand Slam final, a Championships final, and gave Serena the walkover. So it has happened. It's not looked upon as really a highlight of Serena's career, but that's because she has achieved so much after that in the grand slams. If Kim got a walkover in a GS final, she might take alot of crap, especially if she never won another one after that.

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Well an example that comes to mind is the 2001 YEC when Davenport basically totally schrewed up her leg on match point against Clijsters, but just managed to whack at the ball hard enough to win that point. If she played she would have likely retired and would have screwed up her leg, and therefore her career, even more. She then withdrew from the closest thing to a Grand Slam final, a Championships final, and gave Serena the walkover. So it has happened. It's not looked upon as really a highlight of Serena's career, but that's because she has achieved so much after that in the grand slams. If Kim got a walkover in a GS final, she might take alot of crap, especially if she never won another one after that.
plus Serena already had Lindsay´s number anyways, so there wa huge chance she would have beaten Lindsay regardless.

About Kim: Maybe that is what it´d take for her to win a GS.

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Get of her back, geesh. Making it to GS finals is a feat in itself.
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Oh please, Kim could have pulled out of the ozzie open or during match vs Weingartner and all these selfish threads would have never popped up
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In the Rules of the WTA It would count as a win, yes so theoreticially Kim would have won her grandslam, People however would remember it was won by default and not by playing it out.
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