that is why, if I were in the shoes of Kim Clijsters, I wouldn't be playing the cards like she is. I think she realizes and knows that this ranking system is fucked up. Looking at the "numbers" there is a chance for her to become number 2. But when she gets there, will she have that feeling of the "actual number 2" Clearly she won't, its clear venus is head/shoulders over everyone on the tour except for Serena when everyone is on their games. That is why If i were kim clijsters, id be playing the tour just like the sisters. Sure play a couple more tournies, but at the same time, you need to be working/hard, practicing on beating the top 2, to get the officail "top 2 status" Right now, I think the rest of the year Kim is always going to be considered to 3 status. Venus/Serena clearly can't get worse, they can only get better. Same thing for kim. Right now, maybe Kim is working on a "cushion number 3". I think she should be cutting back right now, seeing she played so many tournies at the end of the year. I think she may end up a burn out. She already said she is tired, playing so many weeks. She is taking about a month off, which is a much needed rest. But Look at Serena, she has balanced her schdedle very well. She rarely plays back to back (or does she or venus even do this) So far they haven't. They play a tournie, have a week of, pratice and rest, and they are always Fresh for the next tournie. This to me is good, b/c w/ tennis and the weather conditions, you don't know how many matches you will be playing in 1 day, how backed up it will be. But again, i don't think/know if kim will let up w/ the number of tournies she is going to play. I say this b/c she is taking a month off, and then is going to play liek 3 straight weeks i believe, and then head into the French. She may be tired by then. Who Knows. But yes, I think Serena's scheduling has lead her to winning a majority of her matches. I think last year at the Season ender, when she was very fatiuged, she realized she can play weeks at a time, but also she needs to space out more. Venus also does well, but she scares me, sometimes she has too much time off. But hey, im not venus, venus is not you all, so its her decision.
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