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Morrissey
Nov 14th, 2006, 03:15 PM
Why can't Kim just be honest? She basically gave up after finally breakingthrough and winning the US OPEN last year. For the longest time tennis experts and fans called Clijsters a choker. Unlike Mauresmo though Clijsters has lost her desire and hunger. She claims "injuries" are her reason to want to retire next year. Why doesn't she just quit now? I mean what's the point playing for another year if she's so clear she wants to quit. I agree with Francesa Schivavone had to say about Clijsters at the Australian Open Clijsters projects too much she's very flaky and very wishy washy. She's also giving up her bread and butter for a man, that a stupid thing to do. There are no guarantees her relationship with this basketball player will last. One day he could cheat on her just like Hewitt did. I think its very foolish to give up her god given talent just for male approval. Kim will regret this decision.But if she wants to quit why not quit now. Why be a flake about it, play with tennis fans and media and say she wants to end next year?

Pasta-Na
Nov 14th, 2006, 03:17 PM
some people are not mainly looking for money :angel:

Morrissey
Nov 14th, 2006, 03:21 PM
Yeah but some women are pretty desperate for love and male appproval. I doubt Clijsters would even think of quitting if she didn't have a man right now. She should know from her past experiences of dating a fellow athlete that nothing is cemented in stone. She's got a gift that's only for a short period of time. She's in her prime now and to just throw it all away for a man is pretty sad and pathetic. But then Kim's a straight girl so I shouldn't be surprised.

hdfb
Nov 14th, 2006, 03:26 PM
asking her why she doesn't quit now? everyone plans to retire in the future, so why don't they all retire now?

All Kim wanted was to get a slam victory. She achieved that, and now she can do whatever she wants. and how are you so sure she's given up? she made her way to the YEC after a two month layoff from injury. Kim hasn't given up, but has set herself an ultimatum simply because there's more to life than just tennis.

Grohl
Nov 14th, 2006, 03:28 PM
Why can't Kim just be honest? She basically gave up after finally breakingthrough and winning the US OPEN last year. For the longest time tennis experts and fans called Clijsters a choker. Unlike Mauresmo though Clijsters has lost her desire and hunger. She claims "injuries" are her reason to want to retire next year. Why doesn't she just quit now? I mean what's the point playing for another year if she's so clear she wants to quit. I agree with Francesa Schivavone had to say about Clijsters at the Australian Open Clijsters projects too much she's very flaky and very wishy washy. She's also giving up her bread and butter for a man, that a stupid thing to do. There are no guarantees her relationship with this basketball player will last. One day he could cheat on her just like Hewitt did. I think its very foolish to give up her god given talent just for male approval.. Kim will regret this decision.But if she wants to quit why not quit now. Why be a flake about it, play with tennis fans and media and say she wants to end next year?
that's possible in any relationship
but she just gives it more chance to succeed by being able to spent more time with him

Kim's_fan_4ever
Nov 14th, 2006, 03:29 PM
:tape: Kim is giving up tennis coz she's sick of all the injuries and coz she finally wants to have a family. And you call it stupid that she wants to be with the man she truly loves.

pooh14
Nov 14th, 2006, 03:37 PM
i do not think relationship is the only reason kim is giving up.
she is just tired of injuries. she is quite injury prone and it is not easy to actually come back strong after every injury.

Grohl
Nov 14th, 2006, 03:38 PM
i do not think relationship is the only reason kim is giving up.
she is just tired of injuries. she is quite injury prone and it is not easy to actually come back strong after every injury.

it's a combination of all those things that made her decide to play one more year
we have to accept that, eventhough it's not easy
but ppl just need to get off her back for that

LoveFifteen
Nov 14th, 2006, 04:25 PM
Kim doesn't need any more money. She's rich. :shrug:

vejh
Nov 14th, 2006, 04:37 PM
It makes me wonder why Venus hasn't given up yet, or Linds. Because both are extremely injury prone. But I guess the family factor is a big key. Also KC loves to have fun, I don't think she's cut out to be this great competitor like a Graf or Henin.

Morrissey
Nov 14th, 2006, 05:44 PM
Kim is only 23 why the rush for a family? I am not from Belgium but I don't get the sense of urgency from her? She's got plenty of time to have kids. But to rush into it with a new boyfriend is not smart. And lets say she gets pregnant and her man cheats and her and she's left alone. She can count on her tennis earnings on being able to take care of the child. But to just toss away her career for a man is very sad indeed. She's only 23 and she will regret this later on in her life. I just don't understand you straight girls giving up everything just for the love of a man is not right.

ToeTag
Nov 14th, 2006, 06:00 PM
You shouldn't worry about why Kim is the way she is. You can't lead her life for her. Will she regret throwing away potentially more slams, and money by quitting, and becoming Mrs. Whoever, and , perhaps, finding out that life on the tour was far more exciting than changing diapers, and making dinner? Maybe, probably, but that's her problem.

saki
Nov 14th, 2006, 06:11 PM
Kim is only 23 why the rush for a family? I am not from Belgium but I don't get the sense of urgency from her? She's got plenty of time to have kids. But to rush into it with a new boyfriend is not smart. And lets say she gets pregnant and her man cheats and her and she's left alone. She can count on her tennis earnings on being able to take care of the child. But to just toss away her career for a man is very sad indeed. She's only 23 and she will regret this later on in her life. I just don't understand you straight girls giving up everything just for the love of a man is not right.

I kinda agree. I have a hard time respecting someone who throws away the chance to be the best in the world at something in order to have babies. It's not as though she couldn't have babies after her career - see Steffi Graf - but, at the end of the day, it's her life and she can do what she wants with it. At least she's got plenty of money so she won't be financially dependent on her man.

I mostly feel sorry for her fans - it must be gutting to have your favourite player retire so young.

Paneru
Nov 14th, 2006, 06:14 PM
Kim is only 23 why the rush for a family? I am not from Belgium but I don't get the sense of urgency from her? She's got plenty of time to have kids. But to rush into it with a new boyfriend is not smart. And lets say she gets pregnant and her man cheats and her and she's left alone. She can count on her tennis earnings on being able to take care of the child. But to just toss away her career for a man is very sad indeed. She's only 23 and she will regret this later on in her life. I just don't understand you straight girls giving up everything just for the love of a man is not right.

NEWSFLASH: IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU! :wavey:

You've got your life lving it as
you see fit, so get off of Kim and
how she chooses to live her's!

Kim's_fan_4ever
Nov 14th, 2006, 06:26 PM
You guys need to understand that family is much more important for Kim than her tennis life...
Anyway, Morrissey I don't get it why every man on this planet has to be a cheater :shrug:

olivia100
Nov 14th, 2006, 06:29 PM
Kim is only 23 why the rush for a family? I am not from Belgium but I don't get the sense of urgency from her? She's got plenty of time to have kids. But to rush into it with a new boyfriend is not smart. And lets say she gets pregnant and her man cheats and her and she's left alone. She can count on her tennis earnings on being able to take care of the child. But to just toss away her career for a man is very sad indeed. She's only 23 and she will regret this later on in her life. I just don't understand you straight girls giving up everything just for the love of a man is not right.

Kim is not depending on brian to take care of her she's a millionare and can take care of herself and her kids....If she never play tennis again money will not be a problem for her. YOu people always trying to tell people how they should live their lives. I am sure she knows what's best for her.

timafi
Nov 14th, 2006, 06:32 PM
point is Kim is not a Graff or a Henin if she wants to keep on playing one more day it's her choice nobody elses and if she choses to retire in 5 years than thank god i love Kim and enjoy her game:worship:
when it comes down to Schiavone making any comments about players; I suggest she keeps her no title mouth shut:tape: :tape:
at least Kim has been there and done that..same can't be said about Fran:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 14th, 2006, 06:44 PM
Kim is only 23 why the rush for a family? I am not from Belgium but I don't get the sense of urgency from her? She's got plenty of time to have kids. But to rush into it with a new boyfriend is not smart. And lets say she gets pregnant and her man cheats and her and she's left alone. She can count on her tennis earnings on being able to take care of the child. But to just toss away her career for a man is very sad indeed. She's only 23 and she will regret this later on in her life. I just don't understand you straight girls giving up everything just for the love of a man is not right.

not everyone wants to be 50 yrs old taking their kids to kindergarten :o :o

How do you know she will regret it ?

honeyke
Nov 14th, 2006, 07:22 PM
Morrissey,Im getting nausea due to this thread:rolleyes:...some of your arguments are really questionable

Ben.
Nov 14th, 2006, 08:19 PM
Why can't Kim just be honest? She basically gave up after finally breakingthrough and winning the US OPEN last year. For the longest time tennis experts and fans called Clijsters a choker. Unlike Mauresmo though Clijsters has lost her desire and hunger. She claims "injuries" are her reason to want to retire next year. Why doesn't she just quit now? I mean what's the point playing for another year if she's so clear she wants to quit. I agree with Francesa Schivavone had to say about Clijsters at the Australian Open Clijsters projects too much she's very flaky and very wishy washy. She's also giving up her bread and butter for a man, that a stupid thing to do. There are no guarantees her relationship with this basketball player will last. One day he could cheat on her just like Hewitt did. I think its very foolish to give up her god given talent just for male approval. Kim will regret this decision.But if she wants to quit why not quit now. Why be a flake about it, play with tennis fans and media and say she wants to end next year?

kim's giving up cause of those stupid bloody injuries & that she doesn't want 2be crippled when she has children. u really r a shit stirrer & your thread is really dumb & u should think b4 u speak.

TeamUSA#1
Nov 14th, 2006, 08:54 PM
Giving a child life and raising them with love is THE MOST IMPORTANT thing a person can do in this world--- why criticize someone for this. She has said over and over and over that she REALLY enjoyed having a young mother (who by the way was a champion athlete gymnast) and that she herself wants to be a young mother. Add in her injuries and you can understand why she is ready for the next phase in her life. 24 seems young to all of us, but remember she has been a pro since 16, and had years of prep before her pro debut---- so she has been doing this for a long time already.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Nov 14th, 2006, 09:05 PM
Well if she's finished with the game, let her be. You don't know what goes on in her mind, she might be sick of traveling 10 months out of the year and rehabbing injuries and being jet lagged, etc;

Billabong
Nov 14th, 2006, 11:58 PM
Giving a child life and raising them with love is THE MOST IMPORTANT thing a person can do in this world--- why criticize someone for this. She has said over and over and over that she REALLY enjoyed having a young mother (who by the way was a champion athlete gymnast) and that she herself wants to be a young mother. Add in her injuries and you can understand why she is ready for the next phase in her life. 24 seems young to all of us, but remember she has been a pro since 16, and had years of prep before her pro debut---- so she has been doing this for a long time already.

:worship:

Stamp Paid
Nov 15th, 2006, 12:13 AM
Shes gonna try to come back at 26.

austennis
Nov 15th, 2006, 12:32 AM
How can ppl say Hewitt cheated on Kim.. neither has ever discussed their reason for splitting and she dumped him and he was the one who was broken hearted.. i love kim but lleytons great and its not always fair 2 blame him

terjw
Nov 15th, 2006, 12:37 AM
Why can't Kim just be honest? She basically gave up after finally breakingthrough and winning the US OPEN last year. For the longest time tennis experts and fans called Clijsters a choker. Unlike Mauresmo though Clijsters has lost her desire and hunger. She claims "injuries" are her reason to want to retire next year. Why doesn't she just quit now? I mean what's the point playing for another year if she's so clear she wants to quit. I agree with Francesa Schivavone had to say about Clijsters at the Australian Open Clijsters projects too much she's very flaky and very wishy washy. She's also giving up her bread and butter for a man, that a stupid thing to do. There are no guarantees her relationship with this basketball player will last. One day he could cheat on her just like Hewitt did. I think its very foolish to give up her god given talent just for male approval. Kim will regret this decision.But if she wants to quit why not quit now. Why be a flake about it, play with tennis fans and media and say she wants to end next year?

I wouldn't call Kim's heroics at the AO - playing through that injury she picked up at Sydney - giving up. And only stopping in the SF when she physically couldn't walk. Francesca made some comments about being surprised at how well Kim moved if she was injured. But that was just after Kim had beaten her. Dunno if she actually saw Kim in the earlier rounds or knew she was unable to train or she said it out of frustration at losing. If she made comments about Kim being flaky and wishy washy which I've never read and doubt very much - well if she did that's laughable after Kim beat her. And beats her every time they play.

go hingis
Nov 15th, 2006, 12:55 AM
I've never heard Lleyton cheated on Kim and I'm LMAO that Kim's doing this because she's straight. I think there's many people in this world looking for acceptance and love and much more than Kim would be.

StarDuvallGrant
Nov 15th, 2006, 01:13 AM
When did wanting to be a mother start being negative as if a crime?

Justine Fan
Nov 15th, 2006, 01:26 AM
You guys need to understand that family is much more important for Kim than her tennis life...
Anyway, Morrissey I don't get it why every man on this planet has to be a cheater :shrug:

:secret: Morrissey doesn't like men (know what I mean ;) ). Now if Kim was marrying a woman, then that would be a different story from Morrissey! Get it? ;)

ZeroSOFInfinity
Nov 15th, 2006, 01:40 AM
If Kim "gave up" after she won US Open last year, why is she still playing now? Why don't she retire at this moment and not waiting until the 2007 season? :rolleyes:

By the way, it's definately going to be very sad for Belgium and fans of Kim when she retires the end of next season - they will be losing one of their best players ever to grace the scene of tennis :sad:

Dave.
Nov 15th, 2006, 01:42 AM
I still wish she would stay around, I am really sad she's going....

Miranda
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:03 AM
its her lilfe, not yours, she decides what is the best for her and we should support her ;)
Why can't Kim just be honest? She basically gave up after finally breakingthrough and winning the US OPEN last year. For the longest time tennis experts and fans called Clijsters a choker. Unlike Mauresmo though Clijsters has lost her desire and hunger. She claims "injuries" are her reason to want to retire next year. Why doesn't she just quit now? I mean what's the point playing for another year if she's so clear she wants to quit. I agree with Francesa Schivavone had to say about Clijsters at the Australian Open Clijsters projects too much she's very flaky and very wishy washy. She's also giving up her bread and butter for a man, that a stupid thing to do. There are no guarantees her relationship with this basketball player will last. One day he could cheat on her just like Hewitt did. I think its very foolish to give up her god given talent just for male approval. Kim will regret this decision.But if she wants to quit why not quit now. Why be a flake about it, play with tennis fans and media and say she wants to end next year?

Sally Struthers
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:06 AM
I don't know if she gave up but sometimes I think it's just her nature that she doesn't have it in her to want to destroy someone like Sharapova tries to do all the time. Maybe once she won that US Open, she was happy and done. The great champions not only want to beat you but beat you bad. On the biggest stages, I'm not sure Kim wants to do that.

TeamUSA#1
Nov 15th, 2006, 05:13 PM
Kim's let down has nothing to do with her retirement plans.

Most players fall off a bit after winning their 1st slam (see Sharapova after her 2004 Wimbly win). I think happened for Kim as well. On top of that, she has been injured this year, and that has not helped. She has a game built around a lot of play and practice. The injuries have prevented her from playing for long stretches to get her game grooved. And lastly, I think the biggest reason she has had a let down, is that she doesn't have a coach anymore. Now that Mark D. is gone, I think it is clear as day to see how he was helping her....

Farina Elia Fan
Nov 15th, 2006, 05:24 PM
I have to agree with everyone who says Kimmy is the same since the US Open.


I dont think she has given up but her fight is there anymore and she has relaxed. She doesnt seem to care about winning as much as did which doesnt have to be a bad thing but to think she is still the same imo is incorrect.

Serena19
Nov 16th, 2006, 12:45 AM
I will be sad to Kim go as a fan, Im not convinced it's the right decision from a tennis point of view even given injuries etc.

But only she can know what is best for her in all her areas of her life combined, especially her personal life; how do we not know that they are not passionately in love and sould mates?

We should respect Kim's decision, her commitment to the sport has been admirable and she has definitely left her mark on the game whatever happens.

P.s. I never heard anything about Lleyton cheating on Kim.

maryjane
Nov 16th, 2006, 11:31 AM
I've been a huge fan of seles and capriati and after having lose them kim conquered my tennis love.so you can imagine how sad I am to think that i will lose her as well the next year.sincerely i don't agree with her decision.she's so young!!!but she's been saying she would have left tennis at this age for she was with lleyton so i guess that's what she really wants.if she does this only for love that's a pity cos i think it's good to put our life in the hands of one person.but she has her reasons.
about hewitt...nobody knows the reason they split except them.but i heard about the fact he cheated on her cos I heard that on tv.it's just a presupposition or simply gossip.but the fact he married so soon and has had a son soo soon after they split let me belevie in it just a bit.
anyway it's the nature of gossip.you can believe or not.

faboozadoo15
Nov 16th, 2006, 11:45 AM
i can see both sides of this.

she's blessed with such a rare and beautiful opportunity to be the best player, and she does seem to have checked out mentally since she broke through. she's had moments of brilliance but a great deal of complacency. it does seem like she's unappreciative of her gift and should really put off the baby making.

however, she wants what she wants. it's her body that has been put to test year in and year out, not mine. who am i to judge her for wanting to start a family young? she's earned that right. why not support her for one more good year?

1star
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:23 PM
...She claims "injuries" are her reason to want to retire next year.
.............
She's also giving up her bread and butter for a man, that a stupid thing to do. There are no guarantees her relationship with this basketball player will last. One day he could cheat on her just like Hewitt did. I think its very foolish to give up her god given talent just for male approval. Kim will regret this decision.But if she wants to quit why not quit now. Why be a flake about it, play with tennis fans and media and say she wants to end next year?I have agree with you. Every player gets recurring injuries. Why is she playing tennis at all??:rolleyes:

I think it is not that she doesnt have the desire anymore but because of marriage...I hate the selfish basketball player :fiery: :fiery:

"I will play in fun tournaments to be able to say goodbye to the many people i met over the year."
It's kind of heartbreaking being a Kim fan, having to say goodbye to her one tournament after another...
:sad: :sad: :o :o

tennisfan2480
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:41 PM
I don't know what's happened to Kim. But I always thought she was an athletic, fast player who fought for every point, and was very, very smart on the court. After the US Open win, she gained some weight (thanks to the awful injuries and maybe a little sense of lacsadasical-ness). I'm only saying 5-10 pounds here, but it makes a difference! So, she's not been completely fit, always worrying about injury, has the fiancee, etc.

Also, her game seems to have changed, to my eyes. At one time, she was the scrappy player who was smart, fought, got every ball back and looked for her opening. Now, she's inpatient. She's become an 'extremely' aggressive baseliner, smacking the Hell out of balls offensively (total game change), and it's proven for some awesome shots this year ... but not very effective over the course of a match/tournament. I definitely have noticed that for sure.

Billy Moonshine
Nov 16th, 2006, 04:03 PM
Giving a child life and raising them with love is THE MOST IMPORTANT thing a person can do in this world--- why criticize someone for this. .

Oh please! There are many worthwhile things you can do with ur life. Raising children with love is one but not THE MOST IMPORTANT. What about volunteers, educators, doctors and nurses? Don't they play just as important roles?

Sara81
Nov 16th, 2006, 04:24 PM
I don't know what's happened to Kim. But I always thought she was an athletic, fast player who fought for every point, and was very, very smart on the court. After the US Open win, she gained some weight (thanks to the awful injuries and maybe a little sense of lacsadasical-ness). I'm only saying 5-10 pounds here, but it makes a difference! So, she's not been completely fit, always worrying about injury, has the fiancee, etc.

Also, her game seems to have changed, to my eyes. At one time, she was the scrappy player who was smart, fought, got every ball back and looked for her opening. Now, she's inpatient. She's become an 'extremely' aggressive baseliner, smacking the Hell out of balls offensively (total game change), and it's proven for some awesome shots this year ... but not very effective over the course of a match/tournament. I definitely have noticed that for sure.

Are you serious? :o

maryjane
Nov 16th, 2006, 05:14 PM
well, as a Kim's fan,I can say I saw some changes in her way to fight on court after us open.i saw her playing in rome and it was really dissapointing not because she lost but the way she played the two matches.

maryjane
Nov 16th, 2006, 05:16 PM
It's kind of heartbreaking being a Kim fan, having to say goodbye to her one tournament after another...
:sad: :sad: :o :o

that's for sure!

tennisfan2480
Nov 16th, 2006, 05:25 PM
Sara81, yes I am serious.

Look at her last August ... completely ripped/toned/in the best shape of her life! If you look at her this year, she's still very muscular in her abs and legs ... but (without sounding like I don't know what I'm talking about), she's definitely curvier in a lot of places. I would say at least 5 pounds, and that makes a certain difference; that's the unfortunate truth.

I wish she didn't have the injuries she had, and I wish her focus was back, but it's her life. She is slightly heavier and more injury prone. But she seems very happy with the direction of her life. What can we fans do? Nothing.

maryjane
Nov 16th, 2006, 05:30 PM
If it's good for her it's good for us too.
but if I could to something I'll try to make her changing her ideas!!!

Apoleb
Nov 16th, 2006, 05:42 PM
Why can't Kim just be honest? She basically gave up after finally breakingthrough and winning the US OPEN last year. For the longest time tennis experts and fans called Clijsters a choker. Unlike Mauresmo though Clijsters has lost her desire and hunger. She claims "injuries" are her reason to want to retire next year. Why doesn't she just quit now? I mean what's the point playing for another year if she's so clear she wants to quit. I agree with Francesa Schivavone had to say about Clijsters at the Australian Open Clijsters projects too much she's very flaky and very wishy washy. She's also giving up her bread and butter for a man, that a stupid thing to do. There are no guarantees her relationship with this basketball player will last. One day he could cheat on her just like Hewitt did. I think its very foolish to give up her god given talent just for male approval. Kim will regret this decision.But if she wants to quit why not quit now. Why be a flake about it, play with tennis fans and media and say she wants to end next year?

Ridiculous. How do you know she's giving up her career for a man? She just wants to do something else when she's still a young woman, other than chasing balls. Nothing wrong with that.

maryjane
Nov 16th, 2006, 05:46 PM
nothing wrong ur right.but we are all her fans more or less.and we r talking about that decision with our bafflements.just talking about that.

i just hope that if she retires she won't be back a day.it would be a sad.
and that would be someone was right in this topic.