Playing a goodbye tour doesnt mean she has to make sure she goes around to every corner of the world to play every tournament. Sure, there'll be disappointed fans in places she isnt playing. but she cant possibly play every tournament and if she does, i'm sure the lovely posters on wtaworld will brand her a tournament whore, as they do on every single player who plays practically every week
people love to bring out her wedding and say she is slacking because of it. sure, she is missing USO because of it. but not RG. even way back in 2005, she had already hinted she might opt out of RG in future. her being out of RG is more because 1)she doesnt like the surface 2) she feels it brings injuries to her. yes, her wedding plans then fitted into the RG vacuum, but i'm pretty sure there is more to her no-show at RG than her wedding. even so, i dont see why we should fault a person's wedding date. moreover, she isnt the only player to have scheduled a wedding smack in the middle of a season. and for the people who find it retarded to play warsaw but not RG, she has always said she is grateful to the tourney for offering her a WC in 2005 when she was ranked 133rd, which is primarily her reason for going back.
and lastly, she isnt retiring only because she wants a family. her decision to quit in 2007 was made in august 2005, before the USO. at that time, she was not yet engaged and not planning for a wedding. so there is another reason for her retirement, which brings us to: her body cannot take it
. it's pretty obvious she cant string a few matches in a row anymore. when she doesnt mention her body, people think nothing is wrong. but when she does, she's accused of faking injuries
do i find some of her deicisons weird? yes. but geez, it's her life. tbh, i seriously thought it was over after montreal last year. so everything this year is an added bonus, and i'm not gonna say "get lost"
i'm not saying kim deserves no criticism for the way she's playing out her last year, and yes, i dont like the "no USO decision". but some of the comments (not in this thread) have gone way overboard