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Article: Kim Clijsters Doubts She Will Play the US Open

Clijsters doubts she will play U.S. Open in her farewell year
By RAF CASERT, AP Sports Writer
March 19, 2007

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Don't expect too much from Kim Clijsters during her farewell season.

After pulling out of the French Open, the Belgian announced she also might drop the U.S. Open from her schedule because her honeymoon with American basketball player Brian Lynch is just weeks before the Aug. 27-Sept. 9 Grand Slam tennis tournament.

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As for Wimbledon, she again plans to take it easy.

"I'll be doing some cooking and will be training a bit," Clijsters said Monday on her Web site.

The fifth-ranked Belgian could limit herself to about six events before bowing out at the WTA event in Stuttgart, Germany, from Oct. 1-7.

"Tennis is nearly over. A couple of more tournaments, saying goodbye mostly and then enjoying having fun with the other players," Clijsters said.

The 23-year-old Clijsters has been battling injuries for much of her career, and increasingly so over the last few years. In 2006, a left wrist injury prevented her from entering the U.S. Open to defend her title, and from playing in the Fed Cup final.

It has made the former top-ranked player increasingly yearn for a conventional life.

"I'll finally be starting the new part of my life I have been longing for so hard: family, friends, married life and the dogs I have difficulty with in leaving behind," she wrote on her site.

This year, Clijsters won her 34th career singles title in Sydney and reached the Australian Open semifinals, only to return home with a sore hip. She dropped out of the Gaz de France event to be fully fit to play at the Diamond Games in Antwerp, her last stand in Belgium, where she lost to Amelie Mauresmo in the final.

The "fantastic goodbye" by 14,500 fans at the Sports Palace gave her "the energy again to start training" for the Sony Ericsson Open, which starts Thursday in Key Biscayne, Florida.

She will drop the French Open because she has to prepare her July 14 wedding in her hometown of Bree and a later party in the United States. With a honeymoon to follow, it will give her little time to concentrate on Flushing Meadows.

"It is difficult to know whether I will be able to make it to the U.S. Open," Clijsters said.



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Why Do Not Play Us Open?
It Is One Of Her Best Gs Chances???
She Really Wastes Her Talent!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Just retire now and spare us with all this crap, annoying bitch!
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whatever. I really don't care anymore, I hope she knows she's not going to win Wimbledon. There are at least 3 players that are a lot better than her on grass. Goodbye already.

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Yeah I wish she would stop playing now so we don't have to hear her talk about how little she cares about tennis...Hope she never wins another match, who could cheer for her now...?

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I give up, Kim.
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"Tennis is nearly over. A couple of more tournaments, saying goodbye mostly and then enjoying having fun with the other players," Clijsters said.

This pretty much confirms what we've all been saying. She's not playing this year to win.
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Re: Article: Kim Clijsters Doubts She Will Play the US Open

You are all such a bunch of freaking morons. Too stupid to understand that she herself is not constantly talking about her retirement but that the media and certain idiots on this board are using the same information to write one article after another and starting one more assinine thread, using the same old information. Instead of bitching about Kim talking about her retirement why don't you blast the idiots who are constantly rehashing old info.

I guess it proves one thing and that is that Kim, loved or hated has made an impression on people. Compared to the majority of players who can't even induce a yawn in most people
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OK she really doesn't give a fuck anymore.


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Re: Article: Kim Clijsters Doubts She Will Play the US Open

I Wish she would either make a serious go for it during her comeback or simply bow out and end the frenzy... but its her decision and she earned the right to end on her terms.. Seems strange she wouldn't want to play the USO, her only major, one last time in favor of Wimbledon where she's probably had the least GS success.
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started off with a bang...ending with a whimper.

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ahahah Kim is definately a joke
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Re: Article: Kim Clijsters Doubts She Will Play the US Open

Well, the reason she's retiring is due to her being tired of all the injuries. I'm sure she's thinking to herself, "I'm retiring because I'm tired of hurting myself, and I'll be damned if I do it the last year of my career."


IMHO, I see her as such a people person, I would find it hard for her to stay retired @ 23 and not want to come backk to the tour. Hell, it seems like she enjoys the comraderie more than anybody else on the tour.

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