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Uranus
Aug 22nd, 2006, 05:01 PM
The week before the YEC.
Good luck, Kim!

On her website:

Hoping to be able to play in two months 22-08-2006

I'm back in Belgium: a nice welcome by the family, the dogs and ... the bad weather. My wrist is now put into a brace, which I should be using in the next 5 or 6 weeks.

According to the last analysis in Canada the injury should be healed by then, making it possible to play again after two months. I take it I'll be able to be playing the Gaz de France Stars tournament in Hasselt. It would be great to be playing before a home audience as I miss out on the Fed Cup final. It could also mean the perfect preparation for the Masters one week later.

Provided everything goes well, of course. On Wednesday I'll be going on a hospital visit with the x-rays from Canada, and who knows I might have new ones. The medical team here knows the history of my wrist and will probably be able to have the most accurate diagnosis and an idea of the recovery. Which helps planning the rest of this season.

In the meantime I stick to housekeeping...

Keep your thumbs up on Wednesday!

Best,
Kim

RAA
Aug 22nd, 2006, 05:06 PM
she sounds very optimistic. that is good!

--aya--
Aug 22nd, 2006, 05:07 PM
good luck kim:D hope she will fully recover n be back 2 normal:D

jamesuk
Aug 22nd, 2006, 05:07 PM
If that is the only tounament she plays before the YEC, is she still guaranteed a spot?

Kinda torn if I want her there....the tournament needs some star power and proper champions like her, but , desperately want hingis there too. Well, its down to Hingis to earn her spot through winning i guess!

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 22nd, 2006, 05:08 PM
of course she will do anything to play in Belgium, if the tourn was next week, she'd play too.

suicide mission II or is it III ????:o :o

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 22nd, 2006, 05:09 PM
I hope she'll play Hasselt and then YEC!

XaDavK_Kapri
Aug 22nd, 2006, 05:13 PM
So a qualification for YEC is still possible ?? That's cool... I had given up hope.

Lenafan
Aug 22nd, 2006, 05:15 PM
I had no opinion of her prior to last year. I have really started rooting for Kim in the past year while everyone has jumped off her bandwagon. First off she crushed Pierce in the US Open final. She won 2.2 million dollars last year.That's a lot to someone like Kim who seems simple and secure in the fact that she knows what she wants in life unlike most people. So what is she got satisfied with it. A disinterested Kim still made the Grand Slam semis of every tournament this year. She is helping the Belgian team to the finals. She honors her commitments playing in Fed Cup, and the first 3 tournaments of US Open Series. So what if she lost to Henin at French. Everybody loses to Henin at the French and are discouraged before the match on clay and she played Henin very tough at Wimbledon if anyone had bothered to actually watch the match. And in my mind, she was the favorite to win the US Open and her injury has made this tournament the most wide open Grand Slam since 2004. I felt terrible for her when she got injured cause she could have shut up a lot of people if she repeated at the US Open. It was wide open anyways with Kim, but without her, it's WAY more wide open IMO. There's more to life than tennis. I hope she retires(if that's what she really wants), misses tennis and then comes back and plays for a long time.

bellascarlett
Aug 22nd, 2006, 05:18 PM
I hope she makes it to YEC.

cellophane
Aug 22nd, 2006, 05:20 PM
I hope she doesn't come back too early.

Uranus
Aug 22nd, 2006, 05:23 PM
I had no opinion of her prior to last year. I have really started rooting for Kim in the past year while everyone has jumped off her bandwagon. First off she crushed Pierce in the US Open final. She won 2.2 million dollars last year.That's a lot to someone like Kim who seems simple and secure in the fact that she knows what she wants in life unlike most people. So what is she got satisfied with it. A disinterested Kim still made the Grand Slam semis of every tournament this year. She is helping the Belgian team to the finals. She honors her commitments playing in Fed Cup, and the first 3 tournaments of US Open Series. So what if she lost to Henin at French. Everybody loses to Henin at the French and are discouraged before the match on clay and she played Henin very tough at Wimbledon if anyone had bothered to actually watch the match. And in my mind, she was the favorite to win the US Open and her injury has made this tournament the most wide open Grand Slam since 2004. I felt terrible for her when she got injured cause she could have shut up a lot of people if she repeated at the US Open. It was wide open anyways with Kim, but without her, it's WAY more wide open IMO. There's more to life than tennis. I hope she retires(if that's what she really wants), misses tennis and then comes back and plays for a long time.
Congrats for your post and I particularly agree with the sentence I put in bold.

<Sven>
Aug 22nd, 2006, 05:25 PM
This sounds like good news.
I hope the masters will still be possible, Kim should always be in the top 8 and has earned her spot there imo, but I guess we'll have to wait and see if it will happen.
I hope she won't come back to early, but I think she'll be carefull enough, she knows what it's like to be injured for an extremely long time...
Good luck Kim!

hablo
Aug 22nd, 2006, 05:28 PM
I really hope Kim comes back when she's really healed :scared:
Anyhow, hopefully she's back in time for YEC :D
I admire her good spirit (in her situation, I would be so depressed :lol::o)

Scots Kim Fan
Aug 22nd, 2006, 05:58 PM
Don't rush Kim. I'm sure we would all be happy for her to miss the rest of this year if we thought she would come back next year full strength.

Uranus
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:00 PM
Full strength, playing a lot... and getting injured :scared:
I hope she stays healthy after this and until end of 2007.

njnetswill
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:01 PM
Oh thank God. I thought she was going to retire early.

Lapin
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:36 PM
Oh thank God. I thought she was going to retire early.
Yes, that's true; no mention of retirement and as Hablo said, she sounds in good spirits too! :D Get well soon Kim! :hug:

mr_burns
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:49 PM
Kim, male your final run in 2007...really nice attitude, hope you will take revenge for all the slam looses against justine then

Oneofakind0490
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:51 PM
HOpe its not like what happened in 2004 at Hasselt.

densuprun
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:57 PM
Current race standings:

1 Justine Henin-Hardenne BEL 2787
2 Amelie Mauresmo FRA 2373
3 Maria Sharapova RUS 2027
4 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 1934
5 Kim Clijsters BEL 1860
6 Martina Hingis SUI 1681
7 Nadia Petrova RUS 1487
8 Elena Dementieva RUS 1482
9 Patty Schnyder SUI 1230
10 Dinara Safina RUS 1189
11 Nicole Vaidisova CZE 1106

Currently Kim is 5th. Martina and Elena will likely pass her by Hasselt. Same for Nadia if she starts playing half-decent. That will put Kim in 8th place. Patty, Dinara and Nicole will have to add ~700 points to pass Kim. I think it is possible that one of them gets these points. Patty in particular can play a lot of tournaments when the goal is the spot at YEC. Even then Kim will probably have a chance to get the 8th spot with her Hasselt points. However, if she doesn't play at all until YEC, I would bet that she won't get there.

~Rachel~
Aug 22nd, 2006, 07:39 PM
Oh thank God. I thought she was going to retire early.

Ditto!!