Kim's DiaryLooking forward to next season
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
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
. Soon after that, I'll leave for the States for the tournaments of Indian Wells
. I'd like to keep my clay season as short as possible, for it puts a lot of pressure on my wrist: Warsaw
maybe and then Roland Garros
. After that Eastbourne
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
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!