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Kim: "I was tired."

This is the second time already in less than a month that Kim blames a loss to tiredness! Where is all the sportsmanship now?!

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This is the second time already in less than a month that Kim blames a loss to tiredness! Where is all the sportsmanship now?!
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Kim's an angel.

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Guess so...the Kim fans were all over Serena last year, but turns out Kim´s doing it even more than Serena!

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She should be tired. She's played a ton of matches this season. Between her singles and doubles matches, she's played over a hundred matches.
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This is the second time already in less than a month that Kim blames a loss to tiredness! Where is all the sportsmanship now?!
Tired Kim is playing Luxembourg
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To be fair, you guys do complain about how much tournaments she plays.

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Tired Kim is playing Luxembourg
Then on to LA, not to mention the Jet Lag.

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But wasn´t it bad of Serena to "blame" a loss to tiredness?! What´s the difference. If Kim chooses to play that many matches it here choice.....shouldn´t be blaming her losses to it.

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It was bullshit when Jen said it a few weeks ago, it's bullshit for Kim to use it now. If you're that tired, don't play. It's that easy.
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It was bullshit when Jen said it a few weeks ago, it's bullshit for Kim to use it now. If you're that tired, don't play. It's that easy.
oh,yes, it's all so easy. she should just not walk on to the court and just let the fans down??? besides, she does not know whether Dokic is tired?? she can still win even if she is tired.

look at justine beating Nadia today despite being tired and winning the US open with VERY LITTLE RECOVERY after one of the best, most grueling, most classic matches of all time. I guess she should not have even given it a try...

Saying "I was tired" is normal. Not a crime. Partly, kim saying she got tired acknowledges how well Jelena played to get kim to that point. jelena could have folded after that first set but she fought and got kim to the point where her game broke down and that says something about Dokic's improved consistency which has always been her main weakness.
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if she was tired, why the hell is she doing playing luxembourg??

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she should skip luxembourg. BUT she knows she has sunday and probably a couple of days off and fewer very tough opponents there. kim feels a duty to play there and that is one thing that makes her a great #1 in the world.

nonetheless I think she should pull out, YET

I RESPECT her CLASSINESS in playing there!
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She likes to play in Luxemburg.......she won her first WTA tournament in Luxemburg........and Sisters Elke and Kirsten Flipkens also play in Luxemburg.
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Good Lord!! Why must everything become a federal case on this board??? To Kim's credit she's been playing doubles as well--- so what if she says she's tired??

Long season takes its toll on Clijsters

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ZURICH, Oct 18 (Reuters) - World number one Kim Clijsters said she had played "one match too many" in a tiring season after she lost in the Swisscom Challenge semi-finals to Jelena Dokic on Saturday.

"Right now I am mentally and physically tired," said Clijsters after being beaten 1-6 6-3 6-4. "I do not think I recovered very well after playing a late doubles match last night and this was one match too many."

Clijsters's loss -- only her 12th in 93 matches this year -- gave her compatriot Justine Henin-Hardenne the chance to steal the number one spot if she can beat Yugoslav Dokic in Sunday's final.

"I will be happy for her if she does it," Clijsters said. "I have always said that if it had to change then it should go to another Belgian.

"She has had a great year and she is probably the most improved player on the Tour this season."

Clijsters, who regularly plays doubles, is the first woman since Martina Navratilova in 1986 to play more than 90 matches in a year.

She dropped out one round earlier last year in Zurich when she lost to eventual runner-up Lindsay Davenport in the quarter-finals after being distracted by playing the dice game Yahtzee into the night with her boyfriend, men's world number eight Lleyton Hewitt.

This year Hewitt was not around and the Belgian progressed through the tournament with a bye in the first round and victories over Slovenians Katarina Srebotnik and Tina Pisnik for the loss of just nine games.

Clijsters's tennis has been energetic all week and before her semi-final she joked: "No Yahtzee, that's why. Last year it was a lot of fun but sometimes until 12 o'clock at night we just keep playing Yahtzee."


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