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Question Do you think Justine and Kim should cut down their schedules some this coming season?

I was looking at the rankings tonight and was thinking that it may be beneficial to them both if they cut down on some tourneys. The WTA tour is hard on the body, and maybe if they cut down it will give one or BOTH of them even better chances to take home a slam.

What do you all think? I say cut down a bit. Play about 18 tourneys. Or maybe 20 at max.

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Kim might need to cut back to about 20, because she will be playing into the weekend of almost every single event.

You have to answer for Santino, Carlo.
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I agree anything more than 20....you start to get diminishing returns imho.
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Disposable, that may very well be true but I highly doubt it. Seriously though don't you think they both should cut down a bit this season? When I was browsing the rankings and saw how many tournaments that they played, I couldn't help but wonder if they cut down like V@S did a few years back, that that will give them even a better chance at the slams. I think yes.

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They should continue doing the same thing....Serena would win all the 2003 GS titltes anyway.

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Well, I dunno as Kim needs a lot of match rhythm!!

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I think they should. It may help them at the bigger events.

Take Roland Garros as an example. Perhaps if Henin HADN'T played so many warm-ups, she wouldn't have gotten sick
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What's that got to do with it? She caught a virus, but not by playing too many tournaments

I say they're doing what's good for them! +/-22 is good for them
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Bram but how do we know that playing less won't benefit them both even more so? Kim did have that nagging shoulder injury. I really do think that it would beneficial for them if they dropped down on the number of tournaments they enter this season. Now if they don't and one of them wins a grandslam I won't be surprised at all either.

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Kim's told the press numerous times that she needs to play a lot of matches to find a good rhythm. Because of the injury she carried for almost the half of last season, she couldn't train a lot or play a lot of matches and therefore she had some crappy results, such as Indian Wells 1st lmatch loss, FO, Rosmalen loss to Pisnik (!), Wimbledon 2nd round exit etc.
She only got better when her shoulder got better and she started to play a lot (summer US hardcourts season & Euro-indoors).
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euhm Justine is cutting down her schedule this year.. she said she wouldn't play that many events anymore..just try to peak on the big tourni's. That's why she isn't playing Gold Coast, Paris etc
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One case wouldn't be the same for another. There are players who would feel better/more confident playing more matches than the others. The Williams easily gets injured and they're smart enough to take care of their bodies.

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euhm Justine is cutting down her schedule this year.. she said she wouldn't play that many events anymore..just try to peak on the big tourni's. That's why she isn't playing Gold Coast, Paris etc
Hey K,

not playing Paris but she's playing the week after Antwerp in Dubai

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of course...an extra week off..then Antwerp...and then earning money in Dubai where the top 3 is playing.
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of course...an extra week off..then Antwerp...and then earning money in Dubai where the top 3 is playing.
I thought she would have better played in Paris, and then take a rest after Antwerp to fly to the United States!

Here, she'll take a rest, then playing in Antwerp, then flying to Dubai, then coming back to Belgium before leaving to the United States!! She'll be tired!!

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"Als je iemand idealiseert, verlies je het contact met de werkelijkheid"

"Ca s’apprend par la souffrance, ça s’apprend par les déceptions, ça s’apprend par la densité du mal que ça te fait, plus ça te fait mal et plus ça te fait grandir. Y a des moments où tu te dis je ne vais pas le supporter, ça, ça fait trop mal, et pourtant tu passes au travers."
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