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Tennis Observer
Aug 19th, 2011, 08:57 PM
Those who follow the scene closely, will remember that Kim mentioned at Australian Open that 2011 will probably be her last full year on the tennis tour. In Miami she said that she neither will go to Tokyo nor to Beijing this fall because of radiation fears (she didn’t play there in 2010 too).

After Kim withdraw from US Open, wrote (http://www.wtatennis.com/news/20110819/injured-clijsters-out-of-upcoming-us-open_2256076_2426072WTA): ” If a gradual approach is not taken, I will relapse in the same injury, and therefore I have also no other possibility than to withdraw from Tokyo and Beijing.

On her HP ( http://sport.be.msn.com/kimclijsters/eng/nieuws/?Article_ID=534261) Kim announced her comeback at Diamond Games ( http://www.gdfsuezdiamondgames.be/) (= show event) at Antwerp on 12/08:

"The most important thing right now is that I should make a full recovery, so I will also drop the rest of the season. I'll pick up training slowly and carefully and prepare for 2012, but without a specific time frame or pressure. I had two tournaments to go this autumn, but they are not worth the risk. I would not be able to get enough points to compete in the WTA Championship anyway."

Clijsters is determined to be back in full swing in 2012. "If later this year I manage to train like I have been training these last few weeks in the US, I know that shouldn't be a problem. I will definitely give it my all this autumn. My first test will be the Diamond Games in the Sportpaleis in Antwerp on December 8th. By the time I get to Australia in January, I want to be at my best again."

"I am now focussing on 2012, on the Olympics. Who knows? This time I might make it through without any injuries and I might feel up for a last US Open."

tennisbum79
Aug 19th, 2011, 09:08 PM
Yes, I think so.
If not, we will certainly see her again next year, at AO'12 and USO'12, to say say goodbye to the torunament that gave hee a wonderful second career and changed the perception she left when she fist retired.

Cold you fixt th tile of your thread to read "Will We See Kim Clijsters ..."

Excelscior
Aug 19th, 2011, 09:09 PM
No. Not in 2011.

Sombrerero loco
Aug 19th, 2011, 09:11 PM
i dont think so...no us open, no yec...no tokyo :lol: so...

matthias
Aug 19th, 2011, 09:12 PM
No

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 19th, 2011, 09:14 PM
There's only 1 tournament that could bring Kim out to play
Luxembourg and Bob V

Fighterpova
Aug 20th, 2011, 03:05 AM
Nope...

Andy.
Aug 20th, 2011, 03:21 AM
To be honest I'm not sure we will see her compete again on a professional level again. The motivation and desire doesn't seem to be there anymore. It really hasnt been there since Australia.

Vincey!
Aug 20th, 2011, 03:27 AM
She will play in 2011 if she's healthy, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if she'd just skip the rest of the seasons, play some exos during the offseason and go right to Australia after that. That wouldn't be a bad move etheir has she has really slight chances if no any to make it to the YEC so why bothering playing if she has an excuses :shrug: We all know tennis is not her priority anymore so better have Kim fully committed than playing just to play and quite like she did before.

dsanders06
Aug 20th, 2011, 03:37 AM
Really heartened to see her already talking about future plans for tournaments... I'd honestly started fearing she was going to retire immediately.

I'd say there's a small chance she'll play Luxembourg if her rehabilitation goes extremely well, seeing as it's close to home... probably won't make her proper return 'til 2012 though, as she says.

Mistress of Evil
Aug 20th, 2011, 04:07 AM
see ya in 2012, Kimberly :crying2:

justineheninfan
Aug 20th, 2011, 04:46 AM
Horrible luck for Kim to keep having these fluke injuries all year after the strong start. Hopefully she can be healthy all of 2012 to be able to give her best for her farewall year, regardless the results. She is capable of maybe winning another hard court slam or even two if she can stay healthy all year (dont expect much from her on the natural surfaces regardless). Interesting to read her talking about going to Australia. I thought she had said after winning this year it would be her last Australian. The hard court events are her bread and butter so she would be silly to skip those.

hurricanejeanne
Aug 20th, 2011, 04:51 AM
There's only 1 tournament that could bring Kim out to play
Luxembourg and Bob V

This. Otherwise, stick a fork in Saint Kim until Sydney.

borrowedheaven
Aug 20th, 2011, 08:54 AM
To be honest I'm not sure we will see her compete again on a professional level again. The motivation and desire doesn't seem to be there anymore. It really hasnt been there since Australia.

That's because she only played 6 tournaments after Australia and was injured or at least still recovering during all of them. If you read an interview from her, you'd see that she is still motivated, despite al the injuries. She wants to play in 2012, at least until the Olympics :)

cecilija
Aug 20th, 2011, 10:10 AM
She already confirmed she is out for the season.

Londoner
Aug 20th, 2011, 10:16 AM
No.

She has said she wants a sibling for Jada and she's already as part-time as you can be without being actually a non-active player. If these injuries don't let up and if she doesn't fare well in Australia then it's over. If the injuries clear up and she enjoys Australia then 2012 will be her farewell Tour.

Reptilia
Aug 20th, 2011, 12:14 PM
Not counting on it. :awww:

fifiricci
Aug 22nd, 2011, 07:44 AM
I doubt it. Kim is so very injury prone these days, I wouldn't be surprised if she announces her second retirement very soon now.

Wert.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 08:58 AM
She plays Luxembourg I hope :scared:

borrowedheaven
Aug 22nd, 2011, 09:03 AM
She plays Luxembourg I hope :scared:

She doesn't.

fifiricci
Aug 22nd, 2011, 09:32 AM
No.

She has said she wants a sibling for Jada and she's already as part-time as you can be without being actually a non-active player. If these injuries don't let up and if she doesn't fare well in Australia then it's over. If the injuries clear up and she enjoys Australia then 2012 will be her farewell Tour.
I agree. Having more babies now must be a much more positive prospect for Kim than waiting to recover from a string of injuries? If I were her, I'd be getting myself up the duff tomorrow :)

Lord Choc Ice
Aug 22nd, 2011, 10:20 AM
No, because she hates Asia :oh:.