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Kimmy Pumped At The Wrong Time?

I love Kimmy, and she can really be pumped up for a tournament or match, sometimes I think just by looking at her, her opponet has no chance, but I havn't seen the pumped up Kimmy at any of the slams this year, maybe nerves take over at the slams?

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I think that Kim was affected by the occasion in both the GS finals because, as we know, Kim at her best would never have lost so easily to Justine (witness Filderstadt a few weeks ago, where we had both players playing well and Kim won it convincingly in the final set).

Kim has to overcome that mental hurdle if she is going to win. if she can do that there is NO doubt in my mind that she will win a GS SOON.

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she cant help being a "Potatoette"

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Well, the Potato manages to be pumped up at the right time (US Open and Wimbledon, and there is more to come).

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Kim is pumber of pumps
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Fifiricci, I know you will be Kim's joker! Do you have tickets for the final?

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Fifiricci, I know you will be Kim's joker! Do you have tickets for the final?
Thanks Hagar, I dont know about being Kim's joker, but I would love to see her win the AO (and totally on her own merits!). I havent got finals tickets but do have tickets for both the mens and womens semis. Am making a three day trip to Melbourne from Perth for that (am on a 3 week stay in Perth from the UK).

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Maybe Kim just doesnt have the sence of the moment yet...its funny because most players are ready for that after their first one or two slam finals.

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My opinion is that Kim has some things to work on in her game. She needs to concentrate on keeping her unforced error rate down. She gives away far to many points needlessly. That is going to haunt her against major competitors in stressful situations.
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She will be ready to take the AO in 2004

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It's not about being pumped up - Kim was certainly pumped for the '02 Australian Open, and she took that into the match with Serena and got up 5-1 in the 3rd set...and then she choked. I don't think she was ever quite pumped at the French Open. She was tight throughout the tournament (look at her unforced error count in her matches), but the easy draw helped her make the final. I think Kim was better at Wimbledon, and she got a set and a break up on Venus...and then choked away the 2nd set. Then at the Open Kim cruised into the final; she really was pumped and on fire. Then, again, she got tight in a big situation. When Kim gets tight, her forehand goes all over the place.

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yup yer rite, she does get pumped at the wrong time, in a beginnin of a grand-slam, i think that she waste all those energy trying to have a perfect score, i mean when you check out ms venus, mostly her first few rounds are you know, and then she gets better, for kim, her level kinds of stays the same in the first few rounds then... stays there some more... seems like she had pumped out all her gas during the beginning rounds...
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It's not about being pumped up - Kim was certainly pumped for the '02 Australian Open, and she took that into the match with Serena and got up 5-1 in the 3rd set...and then she choked. I don't think she was ever quite pumped at the French Open. She was tight throughout the tournament (look at her unforced error count in her matches), but the easy draw helped her make the final. I think Kim was better at Wimbledon, and she got a set and a break up on Venus...and then choked away the 2nd set. Then at the Open Kim cruised into the final; she really was pumped and on fire. Then, again, she got tight in a big situation. When Kim gets tight, her forehand goes all over the place.
Yep...she has to work on that forehand..so it can become more reliable in tight situations.

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She really just needs to find a way to relax. Once she does that her game will come and she'll be fine. She completely froze at the French Open and sort of partly froze at the US Open..cause at the US although she was nervous and hitting a ton of UE's she still got her game going to a certain extent..she was just very impatient, which cost her. Anyhoo improvement is improvement and I would expect the next time she makes a slam final to be more comfortable.
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did she ever win a match when she was way down?? if not, then theres no andrenalin (sp) there , somewhere
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