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dsanders06
Dec 12th, 2012, 06:37 PM
That was some good shit. Kim producing better tennis than she did in any of her actual tournaments this year bar Brisbane/Australia, going into full-on Splits mode, just so her winning streak against Venus is forever preserved :hysteric:


Kim, you will be missed. :awww:

flareon
Dec 12th, 2012, 06:39 PM
:sobbing: she plays like that and wants to retire :sad: bye kim I will miss you.

Jorn
Dec 12th, 2012, 06:43 PM
Bye Kim, its beeen sooo long since i first saw her in Leipzig 1999...


I still has not forgot how Kveta beat her... ;)

Jimmie48
Dec 12th, 2012, 06:47 PM
Way to go out in style :)

Miss Atomic Bomb
Dec 12th, 2012, 06:48 PM
That was classy of Venus to not beat Kim in her farewell match.

ShiftyFella
Dec 12th, 2012, 06:55 PM
I don't want to say goodbye to Kim, i have hope she will be back:lol:

Harry.
Dec 12th, 2012, 07:22 PM
She's playing a doubles match after this with Momo, isn't she? She'll probably have another farewell next week.

JCTennisFan
Dec 12th, 2012, 07:26 PM
Why must you leave us Kimmie?

:sobbing:

fedhingis67
Dec 12th, 2012, 07:41 PM
Someone upload highlights please :)

VIKANADAL01
Dec 12th, 2012, 07:44 PM
good bye kim! what a pity!
she still has the game to be top 5!

GOATdin0931
Dec 12th, 2012, 07:58 PM
:eek: Kim :hug:

Trickle
Dec 12th, 2012, 08:19 PM
She really could have played for another year couldn't she? I mean all the rest from this year would have been good for her to play relatively injury free (bar a few withdrawals to spend time with Jayda) season next year. And she would have turned 30. Oh well. I hope someone uploads this match as I unfortunately woke up 30 minutes after it ended. Gutted.

mauresmofan
Dec 12th, 2012, 08:19 PM
good bye kim! what a pity!
she still has the game to be top 5!

Top 5? She still has the game to compete with and even beat Serena which alas none of the other top 5 have. Like Serena if she played more she could have been ranked way higher.

JCTennisFan
Dec 12th, 2012, 08:41 PM
If Kim wanted it could be the "Kim and Serena show" right about now.

We can always look back at 09/10 and smile...

But there is a gaping hole now that Kimmie has finally decided to leave.

Once Serena goes..... the WTA will be seriously lacking star power.

iWill
Dec 12th, 2012, 08:45 PM
That was classy of Venus to not beat Kim in her farewell match.

She clearly didn't choose to play against Serena, Sharapova, Azarenka for a reason...we will miss you Kim!

Maddox
Dec 12th, 2012, 08:48 PM
Hopefully this is the final farewell :o

JCTennisFan
Dec 12th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Hopefully this is the final farewell :o

Im hoping she will pop out a baby and come back to win the US open 2014.

That way she can have pictures of both children with her and the Trophy :cool: .

One heck of a storyline from this lady.... Best storyline since arguably Capriati rose out of the ashes in 01.

Im still angry at her "wanting to have a normal life" and all that crap :D

She can have a normal life when she is 40. Right now she needs to keep playing tennis! But alas It doubtfully will happen :sobbing: .

Kasey
Dec 12th, 2012, 09:06 PM
You'll be missed Kim.
A true champion and such a down to earth person off-court.
Thank you for all these years of excitement that you brought us with your tennis :)
Be happy!

spencercarlos
Dec 12th, 2012, 09:14 PM
She clearly didn't choose to play against Serena, Sharapova, Azarenka for a reason...we will miss you Kim!
Serena???? in exo??? lol

Uranus
Dec 12th, 2012, 09:16 PM
She faced Serena in Brussels (an exho) not long ago.

iWill
Dec 12th, 2012, 09:16 PM
Serena???? in exo??? lol

I mean she didn't choose to play any of the world's top 3 in her last match...you think Serena would have let Kim beat her in the "last" time they could meet??

danieln1
Dec 12th, 2012, 09:20 PM
Just retire already, bitch.

:happy:

There will be more "farewell exhibitions" next year :rolleyes:

sweetadri06
Dec 12th, 2012, 09:23 PM
I mean she didn't choose to play any of the world's top 3 in her last match...you think Serena would have let Kim beat her in the "last" time they could meet??

I doubt Serena would care. And she's not going to play a exo against Kim again after that glass fiasco, Kim's a curse of Medusa.

iWill
Dec 12th, 2012, 09:26 PM
I doubt Serena would care. And she's not going to play a exo against Kim again after that glass fiasco, Kim's a curse of Medusa.

You're right I totally forgot about that whole incident...mostly because I had forced it out of my memory lol!

danieln1
Dec 12th, 2012, 09:33 PM
I doubt Serena would care. And she's not going to play a exo against Kim again after that glass fiasco, Kim's a curse of Medusa.

This.

borrowedheaven
Dec 12th, 2012, 09:49 PM
And the usual suspects stinking the place up again.

She moved so freely, a joy to see. Sad to see her go, but this time it feels right. Very emotional speech at the end.

Doubles exho was fun too.

TuxedoSlam
Dec 12th, 2012, 10:00 PM
Nice one Kim, kind of her to gift Venus 6 games.

Pie800
Dec 12th, 2012, 11:09 PM
Oh Kim :sad: Couldn't you have given us just one more year. She played so well today. Ah well.. all the best in future Kimmie!

edificio
Dec 12th, 2012, 11:09 PM
Highlights anyone?

Pie800
Dec 12th, 2012, 11:15 PM
And the usual suspects stinking the place up again.

Yeah, that @danieln1 truly seems to have nothing better to do with his life than hate on Kim at every opportunity :lol: His below par attempts at insult are laughable really

Uranus
Dec 12th, 2012, 11:41 PM
I mean she didn't choose to play any of the world's top 3 in her last match...you think Serena would have let Kim beat her in the "last" time they could meet??
Facing Venus was more of a symbol as, along with Justine, she was her main rival throughout her career. They faced numerous times and played high quality matches.
You guys really don't get the point of a farewell exhibition match. Easy criticism is always better for you.

V-MAC
Dec 13th, 2012, 01:24 AM
VNjlQe49zW0
Kim praising Vee:)

Uranium
Dec 13th, 2012, 02:00 AM
That was some good shit. Kim producing better tennis than she did in any of her actual tournaments this year bar Brisbane/Australia, going into full-on Splits mode, just so her winning streak against Venus is forever preserved :hysteric:


Kim, you will be missed. :awww:

A win streak of 2? Flop. This stupid shit is not preserving anything, Billie Jean King Cup in 2010 ended that win streak long ago if you are throwing exhibitions in the mix.

miffedmax
Dec 13th, 2012, 02:45 AM
So long, Kim. Even if you made my life miserable on more than one occasion, you always competed with grace.

moby
Dec 13th, 2012, 03:36 AM
Pity I missed this match. I'll be there for her next farewell match though. Promise.

zvonarevarulz
Dec 13th, 2012, 03:50 AM
Bye Kim :wavey: Enjoy your life as a mommy!:)

rnwerner
Dec 13th, 2012, 06:42 AM
What about the doubles match?

Mikey.
Dec 13th, 2012, 07:21 AM
:tears:

Cosmic Voices
Dec 13th, 2012, 10:54 AM
Nice of Vee to attend :cheer:
two legends on tour

Mixal
Dec 13th, 2012, 12:30 PM
So symbolic that she beat Venus in her last exho :o

Venus stans so pressed :lol:

Bye, Kim.

Salve
Dec 13th, 2012, 02:36 PM
.... Peasant.

Ana'sProcess
Dec 13th, 2012, 02:53 PM
I guess Kim didn't find losing to a teenager Robson as a proper goodbye. :)

Ana'sProcess
Dec 13th, 2012, 03:01 PM
Bye bish! You won't be missed!

So rude and disrespectful. You should leave the forum to see how it is, you won't be missed.

All negative people, just leave please.

n1_and_uh_noone
Dec 13th, 2012, 08:12 PM
You can see that while Kimberly's heart was not in the game when she retired in 2007, it is Kimora's body that prevents her from continuing, the game and (presumably) love for the sport are still there. Nice to see HaKima got a proper farewell in front of her home crowd. Sadly Justine never got around to doing such a thing. She would probably have been criticized no end for it, like Kimothy is here :lol:, and of course criticized for quitting anyway.

Of course, Kimbrella had Venus' number. Have to believe Venus had to be at her absolute best to win all those matches against Kimone in the past. Stellar defense (we know JJ loves the match-up with Venus too) combined with opportunistic offense = worst opponent for Venus. Kimiko could have continued easily and contended for the HC slams for another couple of years.

Fighterpova
Dec 13th, 2012, 08:14 PM
Kimberly, Kimora, HaKima, Kimothy, Kimbrella, Kimone, Kimiko

The 7 legendary demons :spit:

iWill
Dec 13th, 2012, 08:49 PM
Facing Venus was more of a symbol as, along with Justine, she was her main rival throughout her career. They faced numerous times and played high quality matches.
You guys really don't get the point of a farewell exhibition match. Easy criticism is always better for you.

GTFOH all I was saying is she chose not to play the top 3 in the world, she could have played this farewell match against anyone she wanted because she is that well liked among the players. Venus was NEVER Kim's main rival that would be Justine no matter how you try to look at it. The "rivalry" between Kim and Venus didn't even begin until 2005. I see trolling is always easy for you. :wavey:

edificio
Dec 13th, 2012, 08:50 PM
You can see that while Kimberly's heart was not in the game when she retired in 2007, it is Kimora's body that prevents her from continuing, the game and (presumably) love for the sport are still there. Nice to see HaKima got a proper farewell in front of her home crowd. Sadly Justine never got around to doing such a thing. She would probably have been criticized no end for it, like Kimothy is here :lol:, and of course criticized for quitting anyway.

Of course, Kimbrella had Venus' number. Have to believe Venus had to be at her absolute best to win all those matches against Kimone in the past. Stellar defense (we know JJ loves the match-up with Venus too) combined with opportunistic offense = worst opponent for Venus. Kimiko could have continued easily and contended for the HC slams for another couple of years.

Ex hi bi tion

:shrug:

Nice to see Kim finally retire and thank all her fans once again.

mauresmofan
Dec 13th, 2012, 09:11 PM
GTFOH all I was saying is she chose not to play the top 3 in the world, she could have played this farewell match against anyone she wanted because she is that well liked among the players. Venus was NEVER Kim's main rival that would be Justine no matter how you try to look at it. The "rivalry" between Kim and Venus didn't even begin until 2005. I see trolling is always easy for you. :wavey:

They first played against each other in 2001 with their first 3 setter in 2002. I don't think Justine was going to play her yesterday, Amelie wouldn't have been much of a match nor Hingis so Venus or Serena was the obvious choice and Venus was a good choice as both she and Kim have enormous star quality and competed against each other over a long time frame. She has little or no history with most of the top 5 apart from Maria.

iWill
Dec 13th, 2012, 09:51 PM
They first played against each other in 2001 with their first 3 setter in 2002. I don't think Justine was going to play her yesterday, Amelie wouldn't have been much of a match nor Hingis so Venus or Serena was the obvious choice and Venus was a good choice as both she and Kim have enormous star quality and competed against each other over a long time frame. She has little or no history with most of the top 5 apart from Maria.

True and I didn't mean to insinuate that they hadn't played before 2005 just that Venus lead the H2H 6-2 before the USO 2005. I would hardly call that a rivalry as one poster did. I think Venus was a good choice but Kim easily could have attempted to play an exhibition against one of the world's current top ranked players and I feel she chose not to for a reason and I don't think that reason was her having a great "rivalry" with Venus. Have they played some amazing matches against one another over the years? Absolutely.

Roookie
Dec 13th, 2012, 09:57 PM
Kim could have been winning 2 majors per year but Family is a priority. Farewell Kim :wavey:

Raiden
Dec 13th, 2012, 10:12 PM
GTFOH all I was saying is she chose not to play the top 3 in the world, she could have played this farewell match against anyone she wanted because she is that well liked among the players. Venus was NEVER Kim's main rival that would be Justine no matter how you try to look at it. The "rivalry" between Kim and Venus didn't even begin until 2005. I see trolling is always easy for you. :wavey:True and I didn't mean to insinuate that they hadn't played before 2005 just that Venus lead the H2H 6-2 before the USO 2005. I would hardly call that a rivalry as one poster did. I think Venus was a good choice but Kim easily could have attempted to play an exhibition against one of the world's current top ranked players and I feel she chose not to for a reason and I don't think that reason was her having a great "rivalry" with Venus. Have they played some amazing matches against one another over the years? Absolutely.Jesus Christ. You're making no sense at all - just contorting yourself and being utterly facetious.

Last time I checked the current top three just had a exho in Brazil. So it's kinda stupid at such an offseason time to expect them to follow an intensive schedule and start flying half way around the world just to go from one exho to another.

And of course Justine (her №1 rival) is pregnant - so out of the question.

That leaves Venus as precisely the right candidate that meets the criteria of being a big enough name (to justify expensive tickets) and who at the same time also has a long enough history with Clijsters that justifies the obligatory pre/post-match indulgence in reminiscing about their various encounters and time spent on the tour.

danieln1
Dec 13th, 2012, 10:54 PM
The 7 legendary demons :spit:

That was a GOAT post

And you got a GOAT reply

:happy: :haha:

iWill
Dec 13th, 2012, 11:04 PM
Jesus Christ. You're making no sense at all - just contorting yourself and being utterly facetious.

Last time I checked the current top three just had a exho in Brazil. So it's kinda stupid at such an offseason time to expect them to follow an intensive schedule and start flying half way around the world just to go from one exho to another.

And of course Justine (her №1 rival) is pregnant - so out of the question.

That leaves Venus as precisely the right candidate that meets the criteria of being a big enough name (to justify expensive tickets) and who at the same time also has a long enough history with Clijsters that justifies the obligatory pre/post-match indulgence in reminiscing about their various encounters and time spent on the tour.

Well sure its all over the place when you pull what I responded to other posts...:rolleyes:

Sir Stefwhit
Dec 13th, 2012, 11:13 PM
I personally always enjoyed Clijsters vs. Venus. Even in the beginning when Vee had the edge it was always a matchup I looked forward to. Of course Kim finally righted the ship and found ways to better compete and turn their H2H more in her favor.

Sad to see her leave again- I will definitely miss her and sadly I NEVER got my dream final in a slam Serena vs. Clijsters. I will forever have my memories of seeing Serena and Kim play live at the YECs in Los Angeles.

Happy momhood!

Douce
Dec 13th, 2012, 11:20 PM
VNjlQe49zW0
Kim praising Vee:)

Yes Justine in the crowd at 1:01 haha:devil:

Uranus
Dec 13th, 2012, 11:46 PM
GTFOH all I was saying is she chose not to play the top 3 in the world, she could have played this farewell match against anyone she wanted because she is that well liked among the players. Venus was NEVER Kim's main rival that would be Justine no matter how you try to look at it. The "rivalry" between Kim and Venus didn't even begin until 2005. I see trolling is always easy for you. :wavey:
Yeah I am trolling for sure :lol:. And you clearly didn't imply Kim didn't want to face a top 3 player in her last match so that she didn't get her ass kicked the last time she played and was loudly celebrated :rolleyes:.
After someone said Venus was "classy enough not to beat Kim in her last match":
She clearly didn't choose to play against Serena, Sharapova, Azarenka for a reason...we will miss you Kim!
I mean she didn't choose to play any of the world's top 3 in her last match...you think Serena would have let Kim beat her in the "last" time they could meet??
And indeed, along with Justine, Venus was Kim's main rival. They played many high quality matches. Before 2005 Venus won most of them, after 2005 it was the opposite. Kim leads the H2H.
So apart from this you're 100% right, including your rudeness. Feel free to insult me again, btw. Kthxbye :wavey:.

harloo
Dec 13th, 2012, 11:50 PM
All that talent and Kim could never seem to weather the storm when the going got tough. Even when she came back once the wins didn't come easily she retreated back to her usual pattern. I really hope Kim is happy and fully retired now. It seems like she's been on a farewell tour for a year. lol:lol:

mauresmofan
Dec 14th, 2012, 01:20 AM
Almost every thread seems to end up as a bickering centre between posters. It's beyond my comprehension how a lot of people can be so cold towards a player of Kim Clijsters' quality and a person of such clear kindness and warmth. Let's face facts she returned when women's tennis was dull, uninspired and in a slump, she provided a great story and brought the game back to life and she won 3 more Grand Slams - what a remarkable achievement!

It's sad that she's leaving when this last year she couldn't compete at anywhere near her best and if she stayed on could perhaps have had a few more good Slam runs but hey she's made up her mind and it was great that she could say goodbye in Belgium where both herself and Justine ignited a humongous interest in the sport and hopefully in the near future we'll see the champions they've inspired.

treufreund
Dec 14th, 2012, 07:12 PM
Awesome to see Juju showing up to watch Kimmie :)

miffedmax
Dec 15th, 2012, 04:34 AM
Almost every thread seems to end up as a bickering centre between posters. It's beyond my comprehension how a lot of people can be so cold towards a player of Kim Clijsters' quality and a person of such clear kindness and warmth. Let's face facts she returned when women's tennis was dull, uninspired and in a slump, she provided a great story and brought the game back to life and she won 3 more Grand Slams - what a remarkable achievement!

It's sad that she's leaving when this last year she couldn't compete at anywhere near her best and if she stayed on could perhaps have had a few more good Slam runs but hey she's made up her mind and it was great that she could say goodbye in Belgium where both herself and Justine ignited a humongous interest in the sport and hopefully in the near future we'll see the champions they've inspired.

Seriously. This was a goodbye to one of the best and most popular players of this era, and I can only imagine that Venus agreed to participate out of respect and fondness for Kim. We should all be grateful to both of these wonderful athletes for what we have enjoyed over the years, and that they came together to show their appreciation for their fans.

tennisboi
Dec 15th, 2012, 05:06 AM
Bye Kimmie thanks so much for the memories
http://i.imgur.com/KspPf.gif (http://imgur.com/KspPf)

Powerzorro
Dec 15th, 2012, 09:59 AM
All my pics of the Kim's Thank You Games:

Press moments: http://fotoplaza.be/p229147844
Kim Clijsters: http://fotoplaza.be/p741287718
Venus Williams: http://fotoplaza.be/p810026707

Follow: https://www.facebook.com/fotoplazachristophemoons

Shaboinka84
Dec 15th, 2012, 11:20 AM
Noticed the new frame hopefully she can serve better in the New Year. I just see her and John as runner up at the Hopman CUp

Infiniti2001
Dec 15th, 2012, 04:43 PM
Almost every thread seems to end up as a bickering centre between posters. It's beyond my comprehension how a lot of people can be so cold towards a player of Kim Clijsters' quality and a person of such clear kindness and warmth. Let's face facts she returned when women's tennis was dull, uninspired and in a slump, she provided a great story and brought the game back to life and she won 3 more Grand Slams - what a remarkable achievement!

It's sad that she's leaving when this last year she couldn't compete at anywhere near her best and if she stayed on could perhaps have had a few more good Slam runs but hey she's made up her mind and it was great that she could say goodbye in Belgium where both herself and Justine ignited a humongous interest in the sport and hopefully in the near future we'll see the champions they've inspired.

Very well said.. It's beyond my comprehension how anyone could sit behind a computer and spew such venom towards any professional tennis player.. I sometimes wonder about the ages of some of the posters here... :shrug: Meanwhile, farewell Kim... You were great for the tour and will surely be missed... I'm so happy Miss Venus was there to share your special day :hearts:

terjw
Dec 15th, 2012, 05:33 PM
So glad Kim came back in 2009. Now I think she's timed it absolutely right to retire both from a family and a tennis point of view. Her body can't stand up to the physical demands of the tour any more and I wouldn't like to see her reduced to playing a tournament, out through injury, coming back and out again etc another year. I always think that give it a year from when you were at the top to confirm you have achieved all you can and then that's the perfect time to retire from a tennis point of view. And I think that's exactly what has happened.

She can be very proud of her career. And she gave it all she could and put right that slam count before 2007 which just didn't do justice to how good she actually was. Nice win against Venus but exhos and playing a full season on the tour are completely different ball games.

Pie800
Dec 17th, 2012, 10:52 PM
Anyone have a video for highlights? Pretty please..

MegaDethly
Dec 18th, 2012, 12:03 PM
Bye bitch.

Kimking
Dec 19th, 2012, 06:15 AM
Anyone have a video for highlights? Pretty please..


http://www.rtbf.be/video/detail_soiree-speciale-kim-clijsters?id=1783964

A brief documentary re Kim + the complete match Kim vs Venus + interviews with Momo and Kim.