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Els Callens to the Olympics with ELKE Clijsters?

Callens met Clijsters naar de Spelen ? 23-04-2004
De kans bestaat dat Els Callens met Elke Clijsters zal dubbelen op de Olympische Spelen in Athene.

Els Callens weet op 14 juni of ze, volgens haar dubbelranking, aan de criteria voldoet om deel te nemen aan de Olympische Spelen. Mocht Callens die criteria niet halen, zal ze wellicht een wildcard vragen om toch naar Athene te kunnen afzakken.

Nu Justine Henin-Hardenne niet wil dubbelen en Kim Clijsters de Spelen links laat liggen, is Elke Clijsters een serieuze optie om een dubbelteam te vormen met Callens






There is a chance Els Callens will play doubles with Elke Clijsters @ the olympics in Athens.
Els Callens will know on the 14th of june if she can participate at the olympics. If els shouldn't get the criteria, she will most likely ask for a wildcard to go to Athens.

Now that Justine HH doesn't want to play doubles and Kim Clijsters decided to skipp the Olympics, Elke Clijsters is a serious option to form a team with Callens.





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Surely Els will qualify for singles as Belgian No 2 singles player in the absence on Kim?

Or does Belgium not want to select her?

I hope she gets to play both!
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Isn't Elke sponsored by Fila too?

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Isn't Elke sponsored by Fila too?
She plays in Fila clothes
but maybe she isn't really officially sponsored by them?
She's more 'low profile' than Kim (duh!) so that's maybe why it isn't a problem?

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please god don't let Elke Clijsters go to the Olympics

Els really deserves to go, she's a great doubles player and even a good singles player - If she were to play doubles she should play with someone more worthy, like Kirsten.

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please god don't let Elke Clijsters go to the Olympics

Els really deserves to go, she's a great doubles player and even a good singles player - If she were to play doubles she should play with someone more worthy, like Kirsten.
I was thinking the same but Elke is a good doubles player and might be a topdoubles-player in the future but i think it's too soon.

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well, I've seen Elke playing several doubles, and she's a pretty good doublesplayer!
Off course not as good as Kim or Els, I personally don't think that Kirsten Flipkens is better in doubles than Elke, in singles she is, but in doubles? hm...
Anyway, I think it'd be a great idea if Elke and Els played together @ the Olympics!

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I was thinking the same but Elke is a good doubles player and might be a topdoubles-player in the future but i think it's too soon.
well, maybe it's a bit soon, but it would be a great experience for Elke and well, who else Els is gonna play doubles with? Not Justine, not Kim, I think Elke might be a good option!
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I've only seen Elke play doubles once, and I have to say I was extremely disappointed, and have been more impressed by her singles the time I have seen her. However, she also looked like she may very well have been tanking in the doubles so it's possible I didn't see her at her best.

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Let's wait till Sunday and see if they are a good dubbles team.
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well, maybe it's a bit soon, but it would be a great experience for Elke and well, who else Els is gonna play doubles with? Not Justine, not Kim, I think Elke might be a good option!
Why not Kirsten?She did do that bad in the past...

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well, maybe it's a bit soon, but it would be a great experience for Elke and well, who else Els is gonna play doubles with? Not Justine, not Kim, I think Elke might be a good option!
But that's just it, Belgian Olympic Committe only wants to take athletes who have a real shot at a medal. Sorry, but I don't see an Els/Elke combo as a good chance at a medal. Not sure how all the selections are performed, but taking Els/Elke would be a slap in the face of people as Van Haecke who is 6th in the world in his sport and can't go to the Olympics.

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But that's just it, Belgian Olympic Committe only wants to take athletes who have a real shot at a medal. Sorry, but I don't see an Els/Elke combo as a good chance at a medal. Not sure how all the selections are performed, but taking Els/Elke would be a slap in the face of people as Van Haecke who is 6th in the world in his sport and can't go to the Olympics.
yeah, guess you're right with that, but it would be a bit stupid if Els couldn't play doubles on the olympics, probable her last, because she doesn't find a good partner, well, we'll what happens

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But that's just it, Belgian Olympic Committe only wants to take athletes who have a real shot at a medal. Sorry, but I don't see an Els/Elke combo as a good chance at a medal. Not sure how all the selections are performed, but taking Els/Elke would be a slap in the face of people as Van Haecke who is 6th in the world in his sport and can't go to the Olympics.
I really was sad for Van Haeke I mean he worked so hard for this and he can't go

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I don't think Elke will be able to replace DOMINIQUE and defend the Belgian bronze medal.
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