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I know what Kim Clijsters is thinking, but she is wrong

The reason for Kim's decision to comeback is quite simple. She looked at the current top 10 and realized that, aside from Williams sisters, those who lead the tour now are the peons and garbages who she regularly beat before her retirement. Beside, her nemesis Justine is apparently retired for good. If she comes back she will rule again.

Well, she is in for a big surprise. The level of play with young players like Safina has gone up. Three years ago Safina was just an inconsistent big hitter. Now she has a much more mature game. Even young guns like Azarenka are catching up. Kim's defensive game will no longer be effective. This is the same situation that Martina hingis faced in her comeback: Her finesse game play was no longer enough to overcome power+speed of the young players. Azarenka bageled her at US Open. That was before Vika became famous. I think Kim will have her ass kicked by some 18-year old nobody and I am quite looking forward to it.
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We'll see.

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Martina's comeback was pretty sucsessful IMO. Yes, she sucumbbed to the same problem that forced out of the game in the first place, but coming back to #6 in the world was a giant feat. Kim had the game to compete then and now, it was her body that was letting her down. But, as mauresmofan said, we'll see.
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Safina and Azarenka thrashing Clijsters? Nice joke
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Totally disagree. The game in my opinion hasn't improved since she left, in fact it has probably regressed. Sure Azarenka is playing well at the moment but Clijsters playing well is better than everyone on the tour bar the Williams' and Sharapova.

Martina more than handled her own against the young players in her comeback. She played horribly for most of 2007 but during 2006 you'll find she overcame most of the young guns she faced.
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it isn't like all kim had was a defensive game, she is a great ball striker as well
if she is fully committed she will do well

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Safina and Azarenka thrashing Clijsters? Nice joke
The joke must surely be on you, do you really believe safina/azarenka have made no progress and Kim has remained at the same level she was at two years ago?

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The joke must surely be on you, do you really believe safina/azarenka have made no progress and Kim has remained at the same level she was at two years ago?
Kim from two years ago was horrible, we are talking about a committed Kim here. And there is no way a committed Kim would get thrashed by Safinas and the like.
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I'm doubt only her mobility since she has a kid.
If she play 80% at her best top15 at least compare with level of the tour right now.
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it isn't like all kim had was a defensive game, she is a great ball striker as well
thats what i was thinking he's making it seem as if kim completely depended on her defensive skills and slides, which isn't true...
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The reason for Kim's decision to comeback is quite simple. She looked at the current top 10 and realized that, aside from Williams sisters, those who lead the tour now are the peons and garbages who she regularly beat before her retirement. Beside, her nemesis Justine is apparently retired for good. If she comes back she will rule again.

Well, she is in for a big surprise. The level of play with young players like Safina has gone up. Three years ago Safina was just an inconsistent big hitter. Now she has a much more mature game. Even young guns like Azarenka are catching up. Kim's defensive game will no longer be effective. This is the same situation that Martina hingis faced in her comeback: Her finesse game play was no longer enough to overcome power+speed of the young players. Azarenka bageled her at US Open. That was before Vika became famous. I think Kim will have her ass kicked by some 18-year old nobody and I am quite looking forward to it.
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Kim from two years ago was horrible, we are talking about a committed Kim here. And there is no way a committed Kim would get thrashed by Safinas and the like.
Why? Safina will be #1 next week. Last season is her best season. Her play game is more developed than when Kim was still on the tour.
I love Kim , but you just underestimated Safina, Azarenka, etc.

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Re: I know what Kim Clijsters is thinking, but she is wrong

I think Kim Clijsters could suprise everyone again, I would just say enjoy her game during this summer, because she is a great player to watch first of all, and second of all she just wants to see where her game is now and most of all she wants to enjoy tennis, something she was not able to do a lot of times in her career!

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