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Seles_Beckham
Jan 25th, 2003, 01:18 AM
Sorry it's in French, can someone translet??

24 janvier 2003, 17h29

BRUXELLES (Reuters) - Le calendrier infernal du tennis féminin pourrait contraindre la Belge Kim Clijsters à mettre un terme à sa carrière dans trois ans, affirme son père vendredi.

"Elle va regagner la Belgique pour jouer à Anvers mais elle doit refaire ses bagages pour aller jouer en Amérique. Scottsdale, Indian Wells, ça n'arrête pas", a déclaré Leo Clijsters aux médias belges.

"Dans trois ans, elle pourrait bien arrêter", a-t-il ajouté. Kim, qui aura alors 22 ans, sera financièrement indépendante, a précisé son père.

La numéro quatre mondiale a gagné environ 1,8 million d'euros l'année dernière. Elle a fait ses débuts professionnels en 1997.

Leo, qui est aussi son manager, a indiqué que sa fille était sous pression dans le monde du sport de haut niveau.

"Elle n'a pas besoin de toutes ces attentions", a-t-il conclu.

Brian Stewart
Jan 25th, 2003, 06:03 AM
That would make her just a bit older than Venus when she was going to retire (according to her dad), and only a few years younger than Evert when she was originally going to retire.

And don't get me started on all of the players who were not going to be still playing past the age of 30.... :D

harloo
Jan 25th, 2003, 06:10 AM
Uh oh, her dad is starting to become like Richard Williams who regularly makes false retirement predictions. I will waid and see what Kim has to say about this, because I don't think for one minute that she will retire until she gets a slam.

irma
Jan 25th, 2003, 06:15 AM
steffi only played 2 tournaments at 30 so she pretty much kept her word considering she missed together 1,5 year in 97/98;)

steffi announced retirement any year anyway starting in march 90 (or maybe even before but that's the first time that I know it for sure that she said I can retire any minute)

irma
Jan 25th, 2003, 06:15 AM
no in fact steffi only played 1,5 tournament at 30 since san diego was a test.

tennis_guy
Aug 19th, 2003, 07:21 PM
Are you sure?....:)
now that she is #1 in the world,
dont think she is gonna marry Lleyton and retires,
what is his ranking again?..:rolleyes:....
GO KIM..:D