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Clittina
Apr 3rd, 2005, 03:18 AM
She is amazing and stretchable! :D :worship:

ace4lleykim
Apr 3rd, 2005, 03:22 AM
Kutnezsova is the second one that can imitate Kim's splits.

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 3rd, 2005, 03:23 AM
Nope. Kuznetsova and Zvonareva do it too. I've seen Serena do it as well. Serena's was hot. She wasn't wearing much as you know and then she did a full split. I thought it was a strip show.

LUIS9
Apr 3rd, 2005, 03:23 AM
Nope, Kutznetsova has a similar body build, a lot more muscular and bulkier though and has been seen performing similar splits and athletic ability similar to Clijsters I believe! Nonetheless Clijsters is and seems a lot more flexible! Something I believe she learned from her mom.

RenaSlam.
Apr 3rd, 2005, 03:34 AM
Kuznetsova can do the splits, but Clijsters is much fitter and faster than Sveta.

Greenout
Apr 3rd, 2005, 03:37 AM
I've seen Sveta and even Paradorn do them.

Hawk
Apr 3rd, 2005, 03:45 AM
I've seen Lleyton do them..but I'm not sure it was on purpose :unsure: :o

Wiggly
Apr 3rd, 2005, 03:59 AM
Svea could do it but Kimy does a bigger split :p

xr6turbo
Apr 3rd, 2005, 04:10 AM
I've seen Venus do it before aswell...

raddronald
Apr 3rd, 2005, 04:33 AM
its neat

matthieu_tennis
Apr 3rd, 2005, 04:36 AM
me i try to do it since i tried i like this shot its very effective and work well but you need some pratic ®:P

CanadianBoy21
Apr 3rd, 2005, 05:10 AM
If Mirny can do a full split what makes anyone not be able to ;)
There is a picture of him doing a split somewhere.
It's another thing to do it when you are running for a ball and suddenly decide to do a stretch ;)
Kim is quite amazing.
I've seen both Serena and Venus do it. But because it is dangerous players don't do it often at all. Kim is quite the opposite. She always does it when she has a chance.
Very impressive.
I do believe however that top 50 players can do a full stretch when they stretch or warm up

xin_hui
Apr 3rd, 2005, 05:28 AM
her splits are amazing!:eek:

alex.2812
Apr 3rd, 2005, 05:42 AM
http://membres.lycos.fr/kimclijsters/australian04/kim-ao04-40.jpeg

TartarVicario
Apr 3rd, 2005, 06:09 AM
I guess I'm gonna split when I play tennis next time :lol: :hearts:.

SzavayFi
Apr 3rd, 2005, 07:00 AM
I've seen Davenport do it :lol:;)

pav
Apr 3rd, 2005, 07:22 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/kahu/splits1.bmp


A bit of a split

PatM04
Apr 3rd, 2005, 07:44 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/kahu/splits1.bmp


A bit of a split
Owwww.....

pav
Apr 3rd, 2005, 08:32 AM
I was just thinking of watching Kim on TV and watching Her at full split do a fist after hitting a winner,and Me and the Commentators being amazed She could hold that position and celebrate

Wiggly
Apr 3rd, 2005, 08:55 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/kahu/splits1.bmp


A bit of a split

:eek: I will never do that :tape:

-Ph51-
Apr 3rd, 2005, 08:58 AM
Another split :)

rjd1111
Apr 3rd, 2005, 06:29 PM
She is amazing and stretchable! :D :worship:


I've seen Vee & Ree do it too. I have a pic if only I knew how to post them

creep
Apr 3rd, 2005, 06:33 PM
I can too. :) Iím very flexible. Iím also ambidextrous.

VS Fan
Apr 3rd, 2005, 06:39 PM
Serena seemed to do the splits often from 1999-2001, but she got over this.

Kim will too when she wins a slam.

~Rachel~
Apr 3rd, 2005, 06:43 PM
I think there are a few players who do it occasionally, such as Sveta, but the splits are Kim's trademark :worship: I think she was the first player to incorporate it consistently into her game :)

Hawk
Apr 3rd, 2005, 07:02 PM
I was just thinking of watching Kim on TV and watching Her at full split do a fist after hitting a winner,and Me and the Commentators being amazed She could hold that position and celebrate

I remember that one :D That was the US Open 2003 Quarterfinal against Mauresmo. Amelie hit a great approach shot to the corner (Kim's Forehand) and Kim hit the passing shot winner up the line and slide into the splits then stayed in that position while pumping her fist and yelling C'mon :worship:

John McEnroe said..well now she's just showing off :p :lol:

volta
Apr 3rd, 2005, 07:05 PM
I've seen Vee & Ree do it too. I have a pic if only I knew how to post themomg Vee legs never end :hearts: :hearts: :drool:

bandabou
Apr 3rd, 2005, 07:19 PM
Serena used to do splits earlier in her career....

StarDuvallGrant
Apr 3rd, 2005, 10:01 PM
I've seen Vee & Ree do it too. I have a pic if only I knew how to post them

:eek:

Hagar
Apr 3rd, 2005, 10:14 PM
OMG, these women are so flexible.
I was never able to do the splits, not even when I was a kid. I'm too wooden for that.

Hagar
Apr 3rd, 2005, 10:15 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/kahu/splits1.bmp


A bit of a split

Who is this? Vera Z.?

Kart
Apr 3rd, 2005, 10:20 PM
I've seen Vee & Ree do it too. I have a pic if only I knew how to post them

:speakles: at the second pic.

Julia1968
Apr 3rd, 2005, 10:22 PM
http://membres.lycos.fr/kimclijsters/australian04/kim-ao04-40.jpeg

Look at her left hand, the same hand where the wrist injury occured. I hope they've taught her a better way to slide than doing the splits, so she doesn't reinjure her wrist.

starr
Apr 3rd, 2005, 10:23 PM
It's not just that Clijsters does the splits, it's that she recovers from them and is still in the point. It's her ability to go into a split and immediately recover from it that sets her apart from other players. I've seen other players go into a split but I don't see them jumping out of them and running cross court to get the next ball. It's a last gasp from most players who go into a split.

Zippy
Apr 3rd, 2005, 11:46 PM
She doesn't do the splits in her matches. She STRADDLES (almost does full staddles :eek: ) which is much more difficult than doing the splits. I'm sure she can do the splits too though ;)

What really amazing though, is how quickly she recovers and gets ready for the next ball. She uses the slide straddle as a weapon. Most of the others mentioned above uses it (either sliding splits or straddles) as a last gasp.
:wavey:

~Rachel~
Apr 3rd, 2005, 11:48 PM
It's not just that Clijsters does the splits, it's that she recovers from them and is still in the point. It's her ability to go into a split and immediately recover from it that sets her apart from other players. I've seen other players go into a split but I don't see them jumping out of them and running cross court to get the next ball. It's a last gasp from most players who go into a split.

Totally agree :)

bandabou
Apr 3rd, 2005, 11:56 PM
Thing is that some players are able to reach those balls Kim has to stretch for, without stretching....

RenaSlam.
Apr 4th, 2005, 12:03 AM
Look at her left hand, the same hand where the wrist injury occured. I hope they've taught her a better way to slide than doing the splits, so she doesn't reinjure her wrist.

I think they would know. As her mother is a gymnast.

RVD
Apr 4th, 2005, 12:21 AM
:lol: @ this thread. But...

These pics of Vee (slipts) and Ree (straddling) are great. :yeah:
Vee's legs go on forever! :eek: As for Serena... :drool: I need a cold shower. :hearts: :lol:

Kim is simply heart-stopping when she does this. :) I remember her doing like 3 or 4 in a row. (don't recall which tournament), but I was like, dayem!! :lol:

bublik
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:14 AM
Post here Jankovic split please
;)

LindsayRulz
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:26 AM
I've seem Youzni do the split during RG.

LindsayRulz
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:29 AM
I've seen Davenport do it :lol:;)

:lol:

Everybody would be :eek: if she did though.

Apoleb
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:34 AM
:lol:

Everybody would be :eek: if she did though.

I think she'd never be able to put her legs back together. :lol:

Junex
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:48 AM
If Mirny can do a full split what makes anyone not be able to ;)
There is a picture of him doing a split somewhere.
It's another thing to do it when you are running for a ball and suddenly decide to do a stretch ;)
Kim is quite amazing.
I've seen both Serena and Venus do it. But because it is dangerous players don't do it often at all. Kim is quite the opposite. She always does it when she has a chance.Very impressive.
I do believe however that top 50 players can do a full stretch when they stretch or warm up

She always do it, it becomes part of her playing routine to the point her wrist can't take the pressure anymore of pushing her whole body back-up evrytime she does....

I really it is the cause of her wrist injury...
Its very impractical to incorporate the shot in your game really....

LindsayRulz
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:56 AM
I think she'd never be able to put her legs back together. :lol:

:lol:

Andy.
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:59 AM
Its one thing to do them on clay (pics of Vee, Ree and Vera) many players can do that but to do it on grass and hardcourts is another story and I have only seen Kim, JJ and Sveta do it.

go hingis
Jun 25th, 2007, 04:10 AM
Jankovic, she loves doing them.

ichigo
Jun 25th, 2007, 05:28 AM
can bartoli do the splits?:confused:

Frode
Jun 25th, 2007, 05:34 AM
can bartoli do the splits?:confused:


Why not?

Sumo wrestlers can.

go hingis
Jun 25th, 2007, 06:33 AM
Looked far and wide and I finally found one of Jelena. (very suprised there's not more, she went crazy for a while and would hold the position long enough for photos. I can just picture her doing the splits holding her weight on the racquet)

http://www.bolanews.com/newsit_images/13845.jpg?1182752543

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42067000/jpg/_42067098_jank_ap_416.jpg

switz
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:05 AM
as much as i like Kim that splits move was completely moronic.

go hingis
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:09 AM
lol, not the splits but wow, to hold this position like that.

http://forum2.hingis.org/uploads/post-5-1040051061.jpg

ivanban
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:11 AM
Jelena Jankovic :kiss:

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20070605/i/r1147630620.jpg

Hashim.
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:21 AM
kimjj:hearts::kiss::lol:

friendsita
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:24 AM
Jelena do it too.

MrSerenaWilliams
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:43 AM
Serena's done it a couple of times that I've seen.

I was there for this one ;) :drool:

http://www.manmademultimedia.com/magazine/news/sport/tennis/2004/7/JP_Morgan_US_Open_04/s15.jpg

Slutiana
Jun 25th, 2007, 08:07 AM
golovin can do it...i'll find the vid

Slutiana
Jun 25th, 2007, 08:08 AM
here it is

golovin splits
http://youtube.com/watch?v=u2IyK2266Ds


thats why i love tati; 3-1 and 30-40 down and shes still smiling

Ksenia.
Jun 25th, 2007, 08:13 AM
Jankovic has done it once as I remember :D

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 25th, 2007, 08:15 AM
No, i can do them aswell ;) I just have to remember to flip my balls to the front or the back before i try one...or...:eek: ouch :help:

Slutiana
Jun 25th, 2007, 08:41 AM
No, i can do them aswell ;) I just have to remember to flip my balls to the front or the back before i try one...or...:eek: ouch :help:

:o :tape: :help:

MrSerenaWilliams
Jun 25th, 2007, 08:52 AM
I do them all the time :lol:

Sometimes, I don't even try :lol:

Sefo
Jun 25th, 2007, 09:07 AM
Nice video of Tati.:hearts:

FrenchY52
Jun 25th, 2007, 09:40 AM
Tati ;)

ivanban
Jun 25th, 2007, 09:40 AM
A pretty shocking splits by Jelena at around 4th minute of this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNChBVupfeU

FrenchY52
Jun 25th, 2007, 09:42 AM
http://golovin.sharapova.nl/2005iw/4thRound19.jpg
http://www.synapticblur.com/pics/sharapovagolovin02.jpg

DemWilliamsGulls
Jun 25th, 2007, 09:48 AM
speakin of Kim Clijsters ,...where is she and what is she doin?

Slutiana
Jun 25th, 2007, 09:52 AM
http://www.synapticblur.com/pics/sharapovagolovin02.jpg

can i use that as my avatar please?:)

speakin of Kim Clijsters ,...where is she and what is she doin?

:haha: shes retired nd is gettin ready for her wedding:help:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 25th, 2007, 09:53 AM
Most of these pics show players who do splits and then they are down and OUT :lol: Kim does a split...hits a beautiful shot and then chases down that ball and does another split while hitting a winner :p Thats the difference! :lol: ;)

sharapovarulz1
Jun 25th, 2007, 10:06 AM
I'd be down and out to if my bloody legs did that!!!!!!!!!

Harvs
Jun 25th, 2007, 10:06 AM
jelena does it ALL the time

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 25th, 2007, 10:15 AM
I'd be down and out to if my bloody legs did that!!!!!!!!!


:lol: Make a wish :p

schorsch
Jun 25th, 2007, 11:14 AM
Serena's done it a couple of times that I've seen.

I was there for this one ;) :drool:

http://www.manmademultimedia.com/magazine/news/sport/tennis/2004/7/JP_Morgan_US_Open_04/s15.jpg

its a split alright, but not as extreme as jelena, tati and kim :tape: they are just :tape: :tape: :tape: :tape: :tape:

Tenis Srbija
Jun 25th, 2007, 11:16 AM
By asking this question, it's clear you have never seen Janković play. In every match she does a bunch of splits, no matter what the surface is.

ivanban
Jun 25th, 2007, 01:19 PM
JJ's very flexible stretching training

http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/9503/20070523dna015773qs7.jpg

alexia1huff
Jun 25th, 2007, 01:41 PM
i guess it's one thing to do a split and another to stand up and not be injured! :)

bublik
Jan 19th, 2008, 04:00 AM
http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/50820374.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19390335F8FA9CA92A6EF6A0DD2C8800125 FF3FE211717AB081
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