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Kim Clijsters reveals her 2006 schedule up to Wimbledon...a tough one!

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Kim's DiaryLooking forward to next season 27-10-2005

I just submitted at the WTA my schedule for the first half of next season. Meanwhile I am enjoying the nice extra's at the Gaz de France Stars tournament.

I will start my new season at an exhibition tournament in Hong Kong on the 3rd of January. So I can still spend the festive season at home! Hong Kong also is en route to Australia, so I can already largely adapt to the jet lag. It's an easy start, although some top players will be there like the Williams sisters and Davenport.

Then Sydney follows and of course the Australian Open. In February, I'll be back home to play in Paris first and right after that the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp. Soon after that, I'll leave for the States for the tournaments of Indian Wells and Miami. I'd like to keep my clay season as short as possible, for it puts a lot of pressure on my wrist: Warsaw, Rome maybe and then Roland Garros. After that Eastbourne and Wimbledon.

But right now the Gaz de France Stars in Hasselt where I experienced some real fine moments in the last couple of days. Like the Evian Kids Day on Sunday: not only fun to do so, but every year again I enjoy these kids and how they have fun. And the coffee and pie afternoon with the elderly. I was surprised to see how these people were enjoying it so much and when Dana Winner began to sing I got tears in my eyes. And of course the great show by farmer Jef. Fantastic! And many thanks again to Bob Verbeeck and his team who always manage to organise something special and who always make it waterproof.

Great as well what Kirsten and Els achieved! For Kirsten I'm happy that after so many months of injuries she can finally play again. And clearly Callens can still play very well! I'll be playing doubles with her and it's a pity the two of us will have to play against Kirsten and Caroline Maes, but all the more exciting for the Belgian audience. I hope to see you all, like on Wednesday at my match against Bychkova!

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So it's:

Hong Kong
Sydney
Australian Open
Paris
Antwerp
Indian Wells
Miami
Warsaw
Rome
Roland Garros
Eastbourne
Wimbledon

No wonder players get injured seeing this kind of schedule playing all over the world in just 6 months when you are expected to reach the final rounds in all of them

Hoping she'll be #1 after all and no injured...

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So it's:

Hong Kong
Sydney
Australian Open
Paris
Antwerp
Indian Wells
Miami
Warsaw
Rome
Roland Garros
Eastbourne
Wimbledon

No wonder players get injured seeing this kind of schedule playing all over the world in just 6 months when you are expected to reach the final rounds in all of them

Hoping she'll be #1 after all and no injured...
I won't count Honkong since it is a two matche thing and more of an exhebition.
Then it's 12 tournaments in 6 months an average of 2 tournies a moth including three slams, not that heavy, pretty normal.
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I'm sure she will get to #1, with no point to defend in Australia and Paris! Then she will have to work hard to defend her points from Miami and Indian Wells!
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I won't count Honkong since it is a two matche thing and more of an exhebition.
Then it's 12 tournaments in 6 months an average of 2 tournies a moth including three slams, not that heavy, pretty normal.
And especially compared to Misa's schedule (posted before).

Well, she's prob #1 at the end of the year, gotta concentrate on the big points
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I won't count Honkong since it is a two matche thing and more of an exhebition.
Then it's 12 tournaments in 6 months an average of 2 tournies a moth including three slams, not that heavy, pretty normal.
That's not normal at all for a top player (let alone Kim with all her health problems)...no top player has played that many tournaments up to Wimbledon this year and this includes Sharapova & Mauresmo who are always playing A LOT!

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clever schedule
Can you get the schedule of others players
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And especially compared to Misa's schedule (posted before).
Yeah, right...OZ Open, IW, Miami, RG, Wimbly...can you really compare how much these two girls will play in these tournaments? Misa can get into a fourth round with luck once in all these tournaments (don't take me wrong, that's a big accomplishment for a young player like her) while Kim will surely get to semis (at least) in most of these tournies.

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Remove Paris, Warsaw and Eastbourne. The schedule is fine without those three.

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clever schedule
Can you get the schedule of others players
Justine's schedule (what I think)

Australian Open
Antwerp
Miami
Charleston
Warsaw
Berlin
French Open
Wimbledon
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Then Sydney follows and of course the Australian Open. In February, I'll be back home to play in Paris first and right after that the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp. Soon after that, I'll leave for the States for the tournaments of Indian Wells and Miami. I'd like to keep my clay season as short as possible, for it puts a lot of pressure on my wrist: Warsaw, Rome maybe and then Roland Garros. After that Eastbourne and Wimbledon.

Best,
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that highlighted word means maybe this is a tournament she might skip
anyhow, players sometimes change their schedules during the season, no ??

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Justine's schedule (what I think)

Australian Open
Antwerp
Miami
Charleston
Warsaw
Berlin
French Open
Wimbledon
No Sydney,No Dubai, No Indian Wells
I guess she really wants to play fewer tournaments
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Yeah, right...OZ Open, IW, Miami, RG, Wimbly...can you really compare how much these two girls will play in these tournaments? Misa can get into a fourth round with luck once in all these tournaments (don't take me wrong, that's a big accomplishment for a young player like her) while Kim will surely get to semis (at least) in most of these tournies.
You are right. But I do believe that Misa will really try to make an impression in 2006. So fourth round isn't enough - anymore.

She stilll needs the points (Kim doesn't) to get up in the ranking.

On that thought - we shouldn't compare the schedule of a top ten player with the schedule of an up and coming player! Thx for pointing that out.
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Clijsters will win most of her matches 6-1 6-0 or something and she's not travelling with a coach any more so she can use the extra matches as coaching.
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Sod her schedule, who is this 'Farmer Jef' and what does his show consist of? - that's what I want to know

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