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Im very dissapointed in Kim

Look Im not the biggest Kim fan but I have been very very dissapointed by her this year and her attitude. So much for her so called farewell tour. She has played a handfull of events and is missing 2 of the slams because of her wedding. My god she is 23 she can get married next year and have all the time in the world to prepare for it, why does it have to be this year. I think if she was calling this her farewell she should have played a proper schedule and said goodbye to the fans and all her fans around the world. She was a great player but she is going out with a wimper and doesnt even seem to care anymore about her results she is just going through the motions and waiting for it to end. The way she is going she shouls have quit last year. I just think its sad and dissapointing that this is way she is ending it. Thats just my opinion.
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she is going to retire at 23, thats just wierd

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Yes I dont understand what her hurry is in getting married so soon. I think later on she will regret leaving her career so early to be a housewife and have babies, but it will be too late to come back by then. It a shame that she has so much talent but will probably end her career with only one Slam.
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Re: Im very dissapointed in Kim

Well, Hingis retired at 22.

She's missing two slams? What's the other one? I've heard somewhere that it's the US Open because of her honeymoon. Is this true?
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Well, Hingis retired at 22.

She's missing two slams? What's the other one? I've heard somewhere that it's the US Open because of her honeymoon. Is this true?
yes but isnt she back? :P

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Re: Im very dissapointed in Kim

She is just a human and can do what she wants.

She achieved a lot in tennis to not bother about it any longer. Especially when she has got different plans to her life.

C'mon, people, she made pretty impossible thing 2 years ago when she came back from a serious injury (and nobody believed she could come back). She won US Open, Pacific Life Open, Nasdaq Open... actually 13 tournaments after that. This is great. And you even ask her for more.

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yes but isnt she back? :P
Honestly, I'm don't know much abouth Kim's plans because I don't follow her that much.
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I just think that if she is going to leave the game forever and do whats she wants at least say goodbye properly. Is that too much to ask to actually play on you supposed farewell tour, its hardly been that.
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Re: Im very dissapointed in Kim

hingis retired and realize it was a big mistake. hingis retired because she was burn out at that age and also of her prolong foot injury at that time not allowing her to play her best.

but kim's case is a bit different, since she is going to have a family. she is a family type of girl who loves to have her own kids and bringing them up. so i don't think she would come back to tennis. besides, kim is quite injury prone, so she is also fed up with all the injuries.

actually i don't blame these players, they start at a very young age, never go to enjoy all the normal things kids do, achieved so much by the teens, then get burn out by their early 20s, retire at a age when other people are just starting their careers.

if you see the trend, all those who achieve at young, most of them get burned out, hingis, serena n venus (they had somesort like a break year), kim......i won't be suprise if maria takes a break too in another 2 years time.

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i don't care what she does, i do think she underachieved but she's allowed to retire young and not play a full schedule if she wants. but i think calling it a farewell tour is a joke.

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Well it's Kim's life and she can do what she wants. We all have expectations for her and many of us are disappointed in her, but at the end of the day, it's all about her satisfaction with the decisions she makes. if she's happy, none of us can say anything about it.
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Whatever she does we should support. It's not our life. Everyone is seeking happiness maybe this is where her happiness is. She reached the top of the tennis world and now her desires have changed, we have to respect that.
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post #14 of 75 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 2007, 07:07 AM
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Re: Im very dissapointed in Kim

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

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Re: Im very dissapointed in Kim

im not surprised if she comes back two years later

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