Sunset, Moonrise, Winter
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Tokyo, Paris via Beijing
Anyone beginning to find Kim annoying?
Not as a person because she's as nice as they come. But as a tennis player. Because I think she's underachieving in slams and overachieving everywhere else and she's HAPPY with that. And that's not right. It is, if you're around 30 and you've never won a slam and you've just been ranked 5-15 all your career, but it isn't if you're in your early 20's has been a few GS finals and has been #1 and know that you have what it takes to be the next great player.
Fact is, even though she's in her early 20's time is running out. The top is crowded and there are many up-and-coming players.
When Martina Hingis went for a few years without slams but was still racking up the year-end championships, Tier I's and was still been the world #1, it was ok in my eyes, because she was already a 5 time grand slam champion. Her place in history was assured already. Anything else she did, she only added to her accomplishments.
But Kim doesn't have that luxury. What's worse, I think she's taking these GS losses too lightly. Hingis used to really get down on herself when she lost those GS finals. She came back eventually but not as quickly as Kim. I mean how long ago was it that she lost the Aussie Open final in a very disappointed fashion and now she's back winning back-to-back tournaments? WTF? If I was her, I'd play less tennis (something I NEVER encourage anyone) but in her case she needs to. And work on her game and try to show her opponents something DIFFERENT for the slams. Save some strategies for the slams. Don't show yourself week in, week out.
What do you think?
Unless of course, she's planning to quit tennis in a few years and she's happy just winning tournaments and making money and doesn't really care about making an impact in tennis history. Then I guess what she's doing is ok.