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Beny
Mar 2nd, 2011, 08:16 AM
Can you see her win both again? Vote

Potato
Mar 2nd, 2011, 08:21 AM
She is currently the player that is the most likely to win the double, but I think it's unlikely that she will. We saw her uninspiring performance in Paris and I think it's very likely that she will be upset in one of the two or both.

Some journeywoman is probably going to win one of them, like when JJ randomly began playing fantastic tennis during the second half of IW.

Beny
Mar 2nd, 2011, 08:25 AM
I think last year against Kleybanova was just a bad day, or maybe a little underestimation.

Paris this year - well, it wasnt a big tournament and Kvitova on that superfast surface looked unbeatable. If it was a grand slam final Im sure Kim would tried harder, I agree she was uninspiring, the last two games she basically gave up, was not willing to change the match herself. Just waited and saw if Petra throws it away/commits errors/chokes, but she kept the highest level until the end.

Im quite positive this year, without Serena in Miami, Kim wins both. (She maybe would win even with Serena, but now her chances are bigger)

Lapaco
Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:10 AM
Of course, if she cares.

Betten
Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:25 AM
No.

PLP
Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:41 AM
I think she will win one of them, but probably not both.

madmax
Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:48 AM
doubtful. I don't even think she wins either of them

violent forehand
Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:51 AM
impossible

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 2nd, 2011, 10:00 AM
Both of them no. Miami yes :yeah:.

Can't wait for Indian Wells really. Sharapova is going to play there, we have Clijsters,Venus, Zvonareva and the rest so its going to be a great tournament :). Unless Caroline is the only seed survived after the first week :angel:

Reptilia
Mar 2nd, 2011, 10:20 AM
Both of them no. Miami yes :yeah:.

Can't wait for Indian Wells really. Sharapova is going to play there, we have Clijsters,Venus, Zvonareva and the rest so its going to be a great tournament :). Unless Caroline is the only seed survived after the first week :angel:

uhhh..

Beny
Mar 2nd, 2011, 10:21 AM
Venus..is she healthy at all? And she doesnt play IW, does she.

She is probably losing to some Pavlyuchenkova again.. :shrug:

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 2nd, 2011, 10:54 AM
uhhh..

:tape: I forgot, I meant to say Miami for Venus:tape::help:

Halepsova
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:31 AM
Kim plays on Serena's rule. She doesn't care about these tournies anymore.

goat
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:35 AM
I say no.

goldenlox
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:48 AM
Its still a few days to the IW main draw.
I think Kim is the IW favorite going in. Its hard to win them both in today's game. The players who went to the IW SF didnt get to the Miami SF last year

Break My Rapture
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:03 PM
She'll win at least one of them for sure, probably both of them.

cellophane
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:39 PM
No. She'll probably win Miami, but not IW.

Joelina
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:40 PM
no. Daniela is playing and she is coming for her third IW title! during her road to the title she will send Sharapova back to Russia and will kick some asses. :devil:

SymphonyX
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:56 PM
Can you see her win both again? Vote

Doh. Who's gonna stop her? Karolina "Number One!" Wozniacki? Please. Don't make us laugh.

Jajaloo
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:58 PM
Win Indian Wells, but QF loss in Miami.

Mistress of Evil
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:07 PM
She has a great chance. :cheer:

Beny
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:30 PM
no. Daniela is playing and she is coming for her third IW title! during her road to the title she will send Sharapova back to Russia and will kick some asses. :devil:

Daniela to take IW and Kim Miami. Can not imagine a better scenario. Well, I can...Daniela winning both :hearts:

Beat
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:40 PM
not if she plays like she did in paris.

cellophane
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:59 PM
no. Daniela is playing and she is coming for her third IW title! during her road to the title she will send Sharapova back to Russia and will kick some asses. :devil:

Dani doesn't care anymore now that there is no whale :sad:

Brena
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:00 PM
Nope. JJ will win them both of course.

hurricanejeanne
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:52 PM
Yes. Saint Kim will win the double and win the remaining three majors to become the GOAT of her generation. [/sarcasm+bitterness]:p

But yes, she should win the double, I can't see her not winning them.

cellophane
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:04 PM
Yes. Saint Kim will win the double and win the remaining three majors to become the GOAT of her generation. [/sarcasm+bitterness]:p

:ras:

Direwolf
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:18 PM
Kim might be surprise by Wozniackis or Veras matured game.

TuxedoSlam
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:11 PM
She'll win at least one. She is the queen of US hardcourts after all.

JJ all the way
Mar 2nd, 2011, 10:53 PM
She might win IW, but she is def going to tank Miami so that she can rest up and capture Marbella the 5th grandslam!

cellophane
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:19 PM
She might win IW, but she is def going to tank Miami so that she can rest up and capture Marbella the 5th grandslam!

She ain't playing Marbella :lol:

sammy01
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:22 PM
she seems pretty focussed/excited for these tournaments going by her tweets. think she is more than likely to win one and has a good chance to win both.

pattyclijsters
Mar 3rd, 2011, 12:05 AM
:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

DaMamaJama87
Mar 3rd, 2011, 02:31 AM
Kim has the right mindset and she is the favourite! Go Kim! :bounce:

Beny
Mar 8th, 2011, 07:16 AM
Kim´s draw is rather tough. Still I think she can make it

Vikapower
Mar 8th, 2011, 10:27 AM
Let's not play humble... the last time Kimmie won both IW and Miami in 2005 she had to beat [IW : Dement (4), Lindsay (1)] and [Miami : Myskina (5), Dement (4), Amélie (1), Sharapova (2)] nowadays whom does she have !? Caro Woz !? Vera !? Such a loss in quality... she owns them all...

And if she really cares IW and Miami should be a formality... Kimmie has displayed that at 50-60% in the actual WTA a player of her talent can win majors and that she only needed to raise her level in specific times to get the W - Mandatories a less constraining especially in the actual field...

It depends on her motivations and I hope she doesn't come so for better competition... there are some girls I'd like for confirmation there.

new-york
Mar 8th, 2011, 01:37 PM
Well i can see her performing a monster show on a windy day looking like Jada just broke her favorite vase.

I'd be surprised if she does not win Miami though.

cellophane
Mar 8th, 2011, 02:16 PM
Well i can see her performing a monster show on a windy day looking like Jada just broke her favorite vase.

But she is actually a very good wind player ;)

I do think she will win Miami, not sure about IW.

pav
Mar 8th, 2011, 03:50 PM
Let's not play humble... the last time Kimmie won both IW and Miami in 2005 she had to beat [IW : Dement (4), Lindsay (1)] and [Miami : Myskina (5), Dement (4), Amélie (1), Sharapova (2)] nowadays whom does she have !? Caro Woz !? Vera !? Such a loss in quality... she owns them all...

And if she really cares IW and Miami should be a formality... Kimmie has displayed that at 50-60% in the actual WTA a player of her talent can win majors and that she only needed to raise her level in specific times to get the W - Mandatories a less constraining especially in the actual field..
It depends on her motivations and I hope she doesn't come so for better competition... there are some girls I'd like for confirmation there.
You are getting a little carried away with your "Loss in quality" statement,as if that lot would beat in form Bepa and Caro with one hand tied behind their backs,some have good H to Hs, from their peaks against non peaks, Jada parader certainly ,while a better player than Bepa ,doesn't own her at this stage.

Beny
Mar 14th, 2011, 10:50 PM
The last option (injury prevents her from winning) now seems the most probable :(

I definitely dont see her winning both now

Sombrerero loco
Mar 14th, 2011, 11:13 PM
she is injured, i think she wont win IW...

faboozadoo15
Mar 15th, 2011, 04:01 AM
I would be a little surprised if she walked away without winning one. She's the queen of north american hardcourts, and hardly anyone else is even playing well.

That said, she might be injured and is afraid of radiation...

cellophane
Mar 15th, 2011, 05:52 AM
That said, she might be injured and is afraid of radiation...

:hysteric:

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 15th, 2011, 06:08 AM
who can stop her, pray tell? i say yes, unfortunately.

J4m3ka
Mar 15th, 2011, 10:52 PM
No

SwingVolley93
Mar 15th, 2011, 11:23 PM
guess not.

goldenlox
Mar 17th, 2011, 07:50 PM
In an e-mail from Bart Lagae, of the Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblad, to TENNIS.com's Peter Bodo, it was revealed that Kim Clijsters (http://www.tennis.com/players/player_info.aspx?player_name=Kim+Clijsters) said the following after her retirement loss to Marion Bartoli (http://www.tennis.com/players/player_info.aspx?player_name=Marion+Bartoli) at Indian Wells:
—“I wouldn’t have played Indian Wells if it wasn’t a mandatory event.”
—"In my situation as a mother it’s better to be number twenty then in the top ten. It’s hard to fulfill the WTA commitments.”
—"My goals in the rest of my career are winning a few more grand slams, (…) Fed Cup and Olympics.”
—"It’s very hard to travel with Jada to places like these (Indian Wells). I prefer to play closer at home (like Paris indoors) so Jada can stay in school.”
—“When I’m feeling something is not right in Miami, I won’t be embarrassed to quit the tournament. I have to be ready for Fed Cup and the clay court season.”

goldenlox
Mar 17th, 2011, 07:53 PM
Clijsters retires against Bartoli with shoulder injuryMarch 15, 2011Kim Clijsters retires with a right shoulder injury up 6-3, 1-3 against Marion Bartoli in the fourth round of Indian Wells on Tuesday. Clijsters called for the trainer down 1-2 in the second set and had her shoulder worked on, but no avail.

With Clijsters' retirement, Caroline Wozniacki is guaranteed to hold on the No. 1 ranking until at least the end of the Miami tournament.

Four-times Grand Slam champion Clijsters has been taking medication for the injury and said that she was concerned about how it would hold up during the upcoming clay court season. She said she began to take pain medication during her run to the 2011 Australian Open title. The Belgian is going to try defend her title in Miami, which begins next week, but is unsure whether she'll be able to complete the tournament.

"After Miami we have Fed Cup, which I'm taking very seriously," Clijsters said. "And also obviously the clay court season, which i a very tough part of the season for the shoulders. And I'm gonna have to make sure that I'm, fully healed until I start playing on that surface.

Clijsters said the main reason behind her retirement was that she didn't want to risk a more severe injury. She also revealed that she suffered a bad neck injury at the Paris Indoors last month, which she believes in related to her shoulder problem.

"I have been feeling it in my practices when I'm just hitting with my coach. Mostly it's with the serve, but with the higher forehands," she said. "Couple times a day when she wrong-footed me and I went out for my backhand where I tried to [stretch] I could just feel it in the back. Is it something where I can take some painkillers for it and not feel it during a match? Yes, I think so. But then I don't want to risk tearing it. In my stage right now, I don't want to be in that position where I'm taking medication to cover the pain and not knowing if it's getting worse during my match."

Clijsters' osteopath, who travels with occasionally, was not at Indian Wells, but will travel to Miami. —Matthew Cronin

Lapaco
Mar 17th, 2011, 07:57 PM
In an e-mail from Bart Lagae, of the Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblad, to TENNIS.com's Peter Bodo, it was revealed that Kim Clijsters (http://www.tennis.com/players/player_info.aspx?player_name=Kim+Clijsters) said the following after her retirement loss to Marion Bartoli (http://www.tennis.com/players/player_info.aspx?player_name=Marion+Bartoli) at Indian Wells:
—“I wouldn’t have played Indian Wells if it wasn’t a mandatory event.”
—"In my situation as a mother it’s better to be number twenty then in the top ten. It’s hard to fulfill the WTA commitments.”
—"My goals in the rest of my career are winning a few more grand slams, (…) Fed Cup and Olympics.”
—"It’s very hard to travel with Jada to places like these (Indian Wells). I prefer to play closer at home (like Paris indoors) so Jada can stay in school.”
—“When I’m feeling something is not right in Miami, I won’t be embarrassed to quit the tournament. I have to be ready for Fed Cup and the clay court season.”

:lol: and her fans say she doesnt tank. it is clear as water

sammy01
Mar 17th, 2011, 08:01 PM
In an e-mail from Bart Lagae, of the Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblad, to TENNIS.com's Peter Bodo, it was revealed that Kim Clijsters (http://www.tennis.com/players/player_info.aspx?player_name=Kim+Clijsters) said the following after her retirement loss to Marion Bartoli (http://www.tennis.com/players/player_info.aspx?player_name=Marion+Bartoli) at Indian Wells:
—“I wouldn’t have played Indian Wells if it wasn’t a mandatory event.”
—"In my situation as a mother it’s better to be number twenty then in the top ten. It’s hard to fulfill the WTA commitments.”
—"My goals in the rest of my career are winning a few more grand slams, (…) Fed Cup and Olympics.”
—"It’s very hard to travel with Jada to places like these (Indian Wells). I prefer to play closer at home (like Paris indoors) so Jada can stay in school.”
—“When I’m feeling something is not right in Miami, I won’t be embarrassed to quit the tournament. I have to be ready for Fed Cup and the clay court season.”

thank god she is at least being honest. more players need to do this. if kim doesn't wanna be in IW the WTA should respect that.

The Witch-king
Mar 17th, 2011, 08:22 PM
:lol: and her fans say she doesnt tank. it is clear as water

er... it's her fans that BRAG about her tanking last time I checked.

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 17th, 2011, 08:27 PM
can't believe what i'm reading :lol:

sammy01
Mar 17th, 2011, 08:36 PM
at the end of the day if players don't wanna play at any tournament forcing them only means they are going to put in a half arsed effort or tank/retire. the WTA needs competitive matches right now not more of what we have seen this week.

i'm all for the WTA going back to pre-mandatory tournaments, so sick of the shitty roadmap and the problems it has caused