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Looks like Kim is serious about retiring

Clijsters declines 2008 Olympic offer; reiterates retirement plans

November 14, 2006

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Kim Clijsters declined an offer from the Belgian Olympic Committee on Tuesday to compete in the 2008 Beijing Games -- instead insisting she will retire from tennis next year.

"It is a superfluous question," she said on her Web site. "When I take a decision, I stick to it."

The 23-year-old Belgian, who has battled an assortment of injuries the past few years, returned from a wrist ailment two weeks ago to win the Gaz de France Stars. She also reached the semifinals of the WTA Championship and finished the year ranked fifth.

"To get into the semifinals after a layoff of more than two months is not that easy," Clijsters said.

Clijsters said she will play in "fun tournaments to be able to say goodbye to the many people I met over the years" in 2007 without naming any specific events.

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I was hoping she'd change her mind!

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Kim Can't belive she's doing this. I guess love conquers all.
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Re: Looks like Kim is serious about retiring

she has been serious about this from the moment she talked about it
I never thougth she would change her mind about it
but that doesn't mean I'm not hoping she'll change her mind eventually

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I seriously, seriously hope she doesn't do it. It really is a shame, Kim has so much more left to give. But it looks like she's sticking to her guns, and deserves credit for that


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let her stop playing for a couple of years. if she doesn't have kids to raise i'm pretty sure she will come back.
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let her stop playing for a couple of years. if she doesn't have kids to raise i'm pretty sure she will come back.
I have a feeling that she won't wait years to have children

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Re: Looks like Kim is serious about retiring

The only way she will change her mind if she breaks up with brian.Which is clearly not happening. She actually starts talking about retirement due to the relationship with him. So il say to Kim all the best for her final year and have a great life

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She'll prob come back to tennis aftre 2/3 years.

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^^ yeah, after her body rests for a couple of years
she might be successful like martina

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She won't come back - she'll probably have a baby less than a year after her last match.
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why does everybody think that she's gonna come back?
she's getting married, she wants to have kids
I don't see her coming back, she really thought about this well

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She will come back. She is leaving tooo early. I don't think she really knows at 24 how much she will miss it. Best of luck to her whatever happens, she is very special and deserves it.

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Re: Looks like Kim is serious about retiring

like what saar said, why are people surprised?

and i also dont see her coming back
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