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gentenaire
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:23 PM
The balls she brings back....unbelievable! Defense can be pretty fantastic to watch as well!

creep
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:25 PM
Did she win the final?

Zhao
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:26 PM
one game away ;)

Infiniti2001
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:26 PM
I am loving this kind of boring :lol: BTW I never thought she was boring-- I always supported her when she was not playing Vee, but decided to adopt her fully when the other Belgian was beating her regularly :rolls:

"Topaz"
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:27 PM
Did she win the final?The last one and maybe this one as well. :p

_LuCaS_
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:27 PM
Talk about defensive :eek: :worship:

Joana
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:28 PM
Her game is not boring. But I must admit all that Saint Kim rubbish has really made me dislike her for a while. :o

gentenaire
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:28 PM
That break point at 3-3 :eek:

kiwifan
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:29 PM
I'm impressed today...

...but in the past I've found her to be quite a retriever/backboard and I prefer and believe she's capable of producing great attacking tennis.

Hopefully she'll keep it up. :angel:

No Name Face
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:29 PM
she's sooooo good. i love her game.

selesfan
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:30 PM
Her game is definitely not boring, she has a variety of shots . I think fans think any player who plays defensive tennis is boring.

kiwifan
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:32 PM
Her game is not boring. But I must admit all that Saint Kim rubbish has really made me dislike her for a while. :o

I must admit that's where my "Kim Henman" routine was inspired. :devil: :p :devil: Back when I was on the Henin bandwagon. :tape:

Infiniti2001
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:33 PM
come on Kim--play your game. Don't engage in slugging PLEASE .

gentenaire
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:39 PM
Her game is not boring. But I must admit all that Saint Kim rubbish has really made me dislike her for a while. :o

Fair enough. If I wasn't so biased in favour of her, it would probably have annoyed me too. So I understand.

per4ever
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:40 PM
I've never liked defensive play..so yes I do think Kim's game is boring.

It's incredible how many balls she retrieves, but I prefer to see a more offensive style of play.

Kabezya
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:42 PM
I don't think her game was every boring, perhaps with her not winning the slams, her style/quality was lost in the shuffle because of it and used against her. Now she's creating a lot of excitement with her comeback and her winning - so opinions may change soon.

"Topaz"
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:45 PM
...all that Saint Kim rubbish has really made me dislike her. :oWell, Saint Kim, pray for us. Nice win! :D

Mercury Rising
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:49 PM
I think she plays incredible, she's awesome. Congrats Kim :worship:

Hagar
Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:54 PM
I love her game, I know she's good but today she had my jaw drop a couple of times.
I'm in complete awe for my wonderful fave, Kim Clijsters!!!
She just has to win a Slam this year.

tennislover
Apr 2nd, 2005, 07:27 PM
:rolleyes:

fifiricci
Apr 2nd, 2005, 07:28 PM
That last point of the 3-3 game in the second set was simply unbelievable. Kim just keeps finding new depths. She's like that woman in the Incredibles - the more you stretch her the better she gets! :devil:

Alfie
Apr 2nd, 2005, 07:33 PM
That last point of the 3-3 game in the second set was simply unbelievable. Kim just keeps finding new depths. She's like that woman in the Incredibles - the more you stretch her the better she gets! :devil:

She's Elastigirl. The crowd kept gasping whenever she did the splits. :lol:

K-Dog
Apr 2nd, 2005, 07:37 PM
Kim's game isn't boring to those who are good at playing tennis themselves. Her game has so much to do with her athletic ability. I love her two-handed backhand, the angles are amazing. She can play any part of the court. What she does with shots and the way she gets to them are amazing. Kim is defiently NOT boring!

LeRoy.
Apr 2nd, 2005, 07:51 PM
I can't see how anyone can find her game boring either but then as they say ,"different strokes for different folks". Congrats to Kim and her adorable fans :wavey:

azinna
Apr 2nd, 2005, 07:56 PM
The Kim of 2005 is certainly not boring. And that's because there a great deal more positivity to her game now. First off: she's spending considerably less time in defense mode. Hitting that forehand and frustrating top players with her ability to hit winners. But even in her defense: depth, angles, spins. If you notice, she's not merely retrieving. Not merely floating or spinning back into the mid-court and short.

But the Kim of before? Most always lacked positivity (whether in offense or defense) during the big matches, on big points. We even saw her struggling with just this problem as she served to consolidate breaks in the 2nd set. What I am enjoying now is watching as Kim learns to bring her full repertoire onto the court on big matches, and keep it there.

DEETHELICK
Apr 2nd, 2005, 10:20 PM
Kim has been hitting the ball with more authority. When I think of her, I think of her amazing defensive gets.

But I like players with a bit of zing, like a Dementieva forehand or a Venus backhand. Those shots are a thing of beauty, whereas Kim's game is very solid and safe. She does hit nice dropshots sometimes.

RenaSlam.
Apr 2nd, 2005, 10:28 PM
Kim was never boring. Her defense may be the best on tour, period. Her splits make it exciting and she gets SO many balls back. She can also flip the switch and go on the offensive, too. Her lobs are also my favorite Kimmy shot.

Crazy Canuck
Apr 2nd, 2005, 10:35 PM
I find Kim boring. But I also find Maria boring. That doesn't mean that I don't appreciate them as great talents. It just means that I passed on todays final ;)

Crazy Canuck
Apr 2nd, 2005, 10:37 PM
Kim's game isn't boring to those who are good at playing tennis themselves.

A fairly silly assumption, that. Not that I'm good at playing tennis. Just that it's ridiculous to insist that all those who are think Kim is the best thing since sliced bread. One can appreciate her talent and still not enjoy her gamestyle.

Crazy Canuck
Apr 2nd, 2005, 10:39 PM
Her game is not boring. But I must admit all that Saint Kim rubbish has really made me dislike her for a while. :o
The "Saint Kim" bit is tiring, isn't it? I never understood why people felt the need to make her out to be the nicest person that has ever walked the face of the earth. I'm sure she's swell. I'm sure that lots of other players are swell too.

bandabou
Apr 2nd, 2005, 10:53 PM
I think Kim is game is just too safe imo.....glad to her that she now is going for more .

But, despite her fame of being the best defensive player, she never does something amazing with her gets...like Serena or Venus hitting winners from a defensive position,etc.....but some of her gets are amazing indeed...

Fingon
Apr 2nd, 2005, 10:59 PM
I've never liked defensive play..so yes I do think Kim's game is boring.

It's incredible how many balls she retrieves, but I prefer to see a more offensive style of play.

Exactly my thoughts, that's why I never liked Arantxa, and that's what put me off Martina Hingis.

I like attacking tennis, not just power, I like so see some variety but I like players that attack, attack and attack like Justine, Maria and *gulp* Serena.

Defensive play can be effective but I really don't like it.

vogus
Apr 3rd, 2005, 12:15 AM
Kim's play isn't nearly as defensive as Hingis and ASV were defensive, Kim hits much harder from the baseline than either of those two did, and she is very good at seizing opportunities when they open for her. If Kim were only defensive, she wouldn't be kicking people's asses like she does in this day and age. When you make the opponent run more than they want to and hit shots that they don't like hitting, that is a form of offense.

wateva
Apr 3rd, 2005, 01:37 AM
she's not boring. she demolishes lower opponents. do u think she can do so by playing defensive tennis?

Wiggly
Apr 3rd, 2005, 07:05 AM
That break point at 3-3 :eek:

Yeah, the point of the tournamnet and all her splits :worship:

sense
Apr 3rd, 2005, 10:45 AM
Her game is good, given the right opponent and round. It's the player
herself that's dull as dish water.

moby
Apr 3rd, 2005, 12:15 PM
So Martina Hingis is now a defensive player a la ASV... :unsure:

I like to think of Martina as the modern day Suzanne Lenglen - style, class, flair, great defence and offence, just not necessarily with power. Here's what Helen Wills Moody had to say about her match against Lenglen (paraphrase):

"I was surprised that she didn't hit the ball as hard the the other top players. But the balls kept coming back, each time to a corner of the court that was just a little harder to get to."

If that's not offence, what is? I think a lot of people are mistaking Martina for the shadow she became in late 2002, and in the latter half of 2001.

hablo
Apr 3rd, 2005, 12:22 PM
So Martina Hingis is now a defensive player a la ASV... :unsure:

I like to think of Martina as the modern day Suzanne Lenglen - style, class, flair, great defence and offence, just not necessarily with power. Here's what Helen Wills Moody had to say about her match against Lenglen (paraphrase):

"I was surprised that she didn't hit the ball as hard the the other top players. But the balls kept coming back, each time to a corner of the court that was just a little harder to get to."

If that's not offence, what is? I think a lot of people are mistaking Martina for the shadow she became in late 2002, and in the latter half of 2001.

:yeah: