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how will Clijsters be received by Australian fans and media?

in the past Kim Clijsters has been viewed by Australia as one of their own, based on her long-running relationship with Hewitt and that she might take Australian citizenship when they got married. Now that the air has been let out of that balloon, will Clijsters just go back to being a regular Belgian in the eyes of Australians? No more shouts of "Aussie Kim" at the matches and so forth? It'll be interesting to see how she is received in Aus - (if she even shows up there, which seems to be somewhat uncertain at this point with her injury still a factor).
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I think kim will still be liked alot even though she and Lleyton are no more. She is still a nice girl and hasnt slagged him or Australia off. I am she sure she will get just as much support.

Wouldnt it be funny if they started shouting "Aussie tati!" i know its just a rumour but it could happen.

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Well Kim probably won't be in Aus this year and if there is any lingering resentment from the crowd in 2006, that would be a tad pathetic don't you think?

Anyway, I don't believe that the Aussies will have turned against Kim as such. Judging by the Aussie posters in CCL (and there a quite a lot of them ), people don't resent her because her relationship with Lleyton Blewitt is over.

I think a lot of Aussies also understand that Kim did wonders for Lleyton's manners so they should be thanking her for making him a "better person" (his words by the way) when they were together.

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I see no difference!!!Australians are no IDIOTS!!!!!
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post #5 of 49 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 2004, 06:34 PM
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why did kim and hewitt split anyway? did they ever share the reasons?
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Maybe they'll cheer for her more .
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why did kim and hewitt split anyway? did they ever share the reasons?
Do they have to??
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IWouldnt it be funny if they started shouting "Aussie tati!" i know its just a rumour but it could happen.
It doesnt sound half as good as "Aussie Kim" does it? Maybe "Aussie Tat" sounds better?

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post #9 of 49 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 2004, 08:26 PM
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I'll give you the prespective of an Aussie non-Kim fan.

Last year, I really WANTED Kim to win in the semis and the finals, not because she was a fave of mine, but because she was going out with Lleyton. Now she's not with Lleyton, I couldn't really give a stuff if she wins the thing or loses 1st round.

I was a fan of Tati before the Lleyton rumours but if they prove true I'd be a way bigger fan. But there has been NOTHING said in the Australian media about their alleged connection. Nothing. So I doubt Aussies would be chanting "Aussie Tati" because noone would know about it!!!

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Plus if Alicia keep developing like she´s been doing , the aussies wouldn´t have to adopt anybody to have a realistic chance of a major winner...

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post #11 of 49 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 2004, 08:34 PM
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it would be a little childish to go and treat kim differently because she and lleyton are no longer together! Is it kim's fault? No, is it lleyton's fault? no!
and I think Kim will be loved wherever she goes

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Kim is loved by most people regardless who's dating - won't have any problems Down Under

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but she will nowhere be loved as much in her hometown

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i'm an Aussie and i still love her, but their are some people who were interested in her b/c she was lleyton's girl, and now won't be rude but will just have no interest in her (like my brothers and sisters )
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nice thread, uhh, yea noone can dislike Kim. they just wont be interested as much, as a agree with Micky.
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