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Brαm
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:21 PM
Clijsters Delights Patients at Eastbourne Hospital

http://eastbourne.lta.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/EFA5E404-F5D9-403D-B30E-6B908F6149F1/34748/060620Clijsters_224x259.jpg

Defending Hastings Direct International Champion and world number two Kim Clijsters interrupted her preparations for the Eastbourne event today to visit young patients at the Eastbourne District Hospital. Clijsters spent time with staff and patients on the paediatric ward delighting them with her exploits as life as one of the world’s best tennis players.

Clijsters who will play her first match tomorrow appeared totally at ease with the patients and even traded stories with a young boy suffering from hip problems. Clijsters who also suffered from a hip problem earlier this year sympathised; “I’ve had a bad hip and it was really annoying for me so it must be really difficult for someone as young as him when he will just want to run about.”

She added; “I really enjoy these visits. I’m not a girl who goes off and buys a new car when I’ve won a tournament; I really enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I do lots of charity work in Belgium. I guess its one advantage of being famous, you get lots of opportunities to work with charities and make a difference for people.”

Kim Clijsters has won 31 titles in her career to date including last years Hastings Direct International Championships and arrived in Eastbourne on the back of a semi final appearance at the French Open. She joins a number of the world’s top tennis players who have entered the tournament including Justine Henin-Hardenne, Amelie Mauresno Svetlana Kuznetsova and Anastasia Myskina.

Tickets are currently on sale for the Hastings Direct International Championships which offers tennis fans a fantastic opportunity to watch some of the world’s finest players. Ticket information is available from the box office 01323 412000. Each day’s play will commence at 11:30am with Saturday’s final beginning at 1pm.

[20.06.06]

http://eastbourne.lta.org.uk/News/060610Clijsters.htm

HectorMagnus
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:36 PM
Kim is so sweet, super sweet girl :yeah:

silverwhite
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:38 PM
Kim :hearts:

améliemomo
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:43 PM
kim :kiss:

canoe.
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:49 PM
http://eastbourne.lta.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/EFA5E404-F5D9-403D-B30E-6B908F6149F1/34748/060620Clijsters_224x259.jpg

Kid: "Listen lady, they promised me Wayne Rooney, not some ping pong player in coat thats louder than a fog horn!" :fiery:

borisy
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:52 PM
http://eastbourne.lta.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/EFA5E404-F5D9-403D-B30E-6B908F6149F1/34748/060620Clijsters_224x259.jpg

Kim: Kiddo, do you want some champage?
Kid: Mom, Pincess Fiona came to visit me! :bounce:

KClijsters
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:52 PM
Ah, that so sweet :)
Kim is so nice, she like visiting patients at hospitals.

tommystar
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:57 PM
I thought she's injured again!

Wannabeknowitall
Jun 20th, 2006, 05:09 PM
Will this be a story every year at Eastbourne? Writing about Kim Clijsters doing charity work is like a weather forecaster writing about how the sun will definately come back tommorrow. And why is she wearing a coat? Isn't it summer in England?

KClijsters
Jun 20th, 2006, 05:21 PM
Will this be a story every year at Eastbourne? Writing about Kim Clijsters doing charity work is like a weather forecaster writing about how the sun will definately come back tommorrow. And why is she wearing a coat? Isn't it summer in England?

Your certain don't like Kim.
It just nice from her that she's doing such things.

fifiricci
Jun 20th, 2006, 05:42 PM
And why is she wearing a coat? Isn't it summer in England?

No its not at the moment. I've got the lights on at 6.30 pm and the weather outside is very "wild and windy moors" with lots of rain thrown in :sad:

Wannabeknowitall
Jun 20th, 2006, 05:46 PM
No its not at the moment. I've got the lights on at 6.30 pm and the weather outside is very "wild and windy moors" with lots of rain thrown in :sad:
It's sixty degrees F with a wind and some rain. You don't find that just a bit odd coming from a player who played in fourty degree temperatures in Paris with her usual Fila wear?

FedExpress
Jun 20th, 2006, 05:49 PM
Great, Kim :yeah:

-sugi-
Jun 20th, 2006, 06:09 PM
Kim, one of the reasons why I am a kim fan :worship:

DevilishAttitude
Jun 20th, 2006, 06:13 PM
Kim to patient: I will see you later in the week with a broken leg *wink wink* ;)

:o

fifiricci
Jun 20th, 2006, 06:13 PM
It's sixty degrees F with a wind and some rain. You don't find that just a bit odd coming from a player who played in fourty degree temperatures in Paris with her usual Fila wear?

Well it just looks like a "light mac" to me, don't see a big issue here myself. I would concede that she might have taken it off in the hospital though, given that the temperature in hospitals is generally high enough to fry eggs on your face... ;)

lee station
Jun 20th, 2006, 06:13 PM
Well done Kim :)

NyCPsU
Jun 20th, 2006, 06:16 PM
she really is an awesome person
:yeah: kim

LoveFifteen
Jun 20th, 2006, 06:20 PM
http://eastbourne.lta.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/EFA5E404-F5D9-403D-B30E-6B908F6149F1/34748/060620Clijsters_224x259.jpg

Kid: "Your fighting spirit gives me the courage to never surrender in my battle with cancer."

Kim thinks to herself: "Thank God this kid didn't watch the French Open this year!"

Wannabeknowitall
Jun 20th, 2006, 06:22 PM
http://eastbourne.lta.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/EFA5E404-F5D9-403D-B30E-6B908F6149F1/34748/060620Clijsters_224x259.jpg

Kid: "Your fighting spirit gives me the courage to never surrender in my battle with cancer."

Kim thinks to herself: "Thank God this kid didn't watch the French Open this year!" :help:
:lol:

The_Pov
Jun 20th, 2006, 06:44 PM
http://eastbourne.lta.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/EFA5E404-F5D9-403D-B30E-6B908F6149F1/34748/060620Clijsters_224x259.jpg

Cute coat!

_KidmaN_
Jun 20th, 2006, 06:59 PM
Kim is the sweetest person in the world... it's great to see what is she doing. Keep it up Kimmy :)

marmite1
Jun 20th, 2006, 07:06 PM
Yeh I love that coat :)

LDF
Jun 20th, 2006, 07:29 PM
Kim :awww: :)

LoveFifteen
Jun 20th, 2006, 07:40 PM
http://eastbourne.lta.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/EFA5E404-F5D9-403D-B30E-6B908F6149F1/34748/060620Clijsters_224x259.jpg

Kid: I'll show you my MRIs if you show me yours.

Kim: Some butch Italian woman didn't ask you to ask me that, did she?

Kid: Don't worry, I'm faking it, too. It gets me out of school.

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Kim: Aren't you happy to see Aunt Kim?

Kid: To be honest, I liked it better when that Belgian boy would come visit me. Justin something.

KClijsters
Jun 20th, 2006, 07:47 PM
http://eastbourne.lta.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/EFA5E404-F5D9-403D-B30E-6B908F6149F1/34748/060620Clijsters_224x259.jpg

Kid: I'll show you my MRIs if you show me yours.

Kim: Some butch Italian woman didn't ask you to ask me that, did she?

Kid: Don't worry, I'm faking it, too. It gets me out of school.

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Kim: Aren't you happy to see Aunt Kim?

Kid: To be honest, I liked it better when that Belgian boy would come visit me. Justin something.

I'm sorry. Maybe I'm the only one, but I dont like it. Making jokes about Kim faking an injury, what she didn't. But that have nothing to to with this. She's just visiting patients.
And I think it's good that there are people who visit ill people. And I don't say it, because it's about Kim. If there was an other player who had done this, I had said the same.

LoveFifteen
Jun 20th, 2006, 09:24 PM
I'm sorry. Maybe I'm the only one, but I dont like it. Making jokes about Kim faking an injury, what she didn't. But that have nothing to to with this. She's just visiting patients.
And I think it's good that there are people who visit ill people. And I don't say it, because it's about Kim. If there was an other player who had done this, I had said the same.

I don't think Kim faked an injury. I am just being silly for the sake of a cheap laugh.