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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2009, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Does Women's Tennis Need Kim Clijsters?

Does Women's Tennis Need Kim Clijsters?
By Ken Miller, Lawn Tennis Analyst, Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009 3:27pm PST USA



Does Women's Tennis Need Kim Clijsters, Lawn Tennis Magazine Los Angeles--(lawntennis.org) Just as the Williams sisters appear poised to once again dominate the grand slams, Dinara Safina of Russia is set to claim the WTA Tour's top ranking Monday, despite her never having won a grand slam title.

Next week the second ranked Safina will share her rankings topping achievement with the currently fourth ranked Jelena Jankovic of Serbia who also last year reached the tour's top ranking while never taking a slam.

The Williams sisters, Serena Williams, the Australian Open and US Open champion, and Venus Williams, the Wimbledon champion, have won the last three grand slams. It's a feasible possibility that either sister could win May's French Open to then complete the Williams family grand slam despite the sisters' tendencies to favor hard or grasscourts and shorter points. In 2002, Serena defeated Venus in the Paris final to win her lone French Open title.

The sisters' dominance has again resulted in increased excitement and a higher level of play on the tour which is not a bad consequence, not at all. But it could be nicer for fans and the game overall if the Williams sisters had a rival other than each other.

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Re: Does Women's Tennis Need Kim Clijsters?

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Does Women's Tennis Need Kim Clijsters?
By Ken Miller, Lawn Tennis Analyst, Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009 3:27pm PST USA


The sisters' dominance has again resulted in increased excitement and a higher level of play on the tour which is not a bad consequence, not at all. But it could be nicer for fans and the game overall if the Williams sisters had a rival other than each other.


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Re: Does Women's Tennis Need Kim Clijsters?

sometimes people really do pull these articles out their asses. as for the question what sport wouldn't want a quality player who is a proven champion back competing, at whatever level clijsters manages to reach on her comeback.

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Absolutely!!!

Why wouldn't the sport need a proven champion, who is a great ambassador for the game both on and off the court, to return to the game?

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Re: Does Women's Tennis Need Kim Clijsters?

I also would like to see her back on court

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Re: Does Women's Tennis Need Kim Clijsters?

Womens tennis needs a lot more than just Kim Clijsters

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Re: Does Women's Tennis Need Kim Clijsters?

I am a fan of her, so yes. She can join the other 20 women that are slam contenders now

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Re: Does Women's Tennis Need Kim Clijsters?

Kim isn't "needed". Whether she plays or not won't "save" or "destroy" the tour.

It would be nice to have her back though
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Re: Does Women's Tennis Need Kim Clijsters?

It's a nice addition to have, but the tour isn't dependent on her return.

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Re: Does Women's Tennis Need Kim Clijsters?

no no no.
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Re: Does Women's Tennis Need Kim Clijsters?

not even a little bit, maybe "Bell Gym" does...
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Re: Does Women's Tennis Need Kim Clijsters?

Imagine a few months after Kim has been playing, will they be saying the wta needs another retiree to come back?

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Re: Does Women's Tennis Need Kim Clijsters?

I am delighted that she's coming back

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