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Aussie_Kim
Feb 20th, 2003, 08:48 AM
Hey!
Does any1 no when the draws come out 4 Scottsdale. It must b soon. I'm guessing that Kim will b no 2 seed so at least she won't meet Serena till the final, so she has a good chance 2 go all the way!

If any1 nos when & where I can get it I will be eternally grateful!!!

:bounce: Go Kim!!:bounce:
:hearts: :hearts:

No Doubt
Feb 20th, 2003, 09:04 AM
I think draws are usually releasd the weekend before, i think sunday. I usually check wtatour website:)

fifiricci
Feb 20th, 2003, 09:22 AM
look on their website. the link to it can be found at wtaour.com

spiritfullfrog
Feb 20th, 2003, 09:50 AM
Here's the link to the website...no news of a draw yet though.

Go Kim! :)

http://statefarm.scottsdaletennis.com/home/default.asp

Bigkimfan
Feb 20th, 2003, 09:58 AM
Go Kim!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: You can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Cilla
Feb 21st, 2003, 06:54 AM
Good Luck Kim :kiss: :bounce:

Ting
Feb 21st, 2003, 01:14 PM
Go Kim!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

How far did she go last year?

kimclijsters4ever
Feb 21st, 2003, 01:18 PM
Originally posted by LleytonKimRULE
Go Kim!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

How far did she go last year?

She didn't participate so nothing to defend :)

Ting
Feb 21st, 2003, 01:26 PM
Cool:D
Gooooooo Kimmie!!!!!!

Elleke
Feb 21st, 2003, 03:37 PM
VEEL SUCCES DAAR KIM!! :bounce::bounce:
nice to see her having no points to defend :D

Hawk
Feb 21st, 2003, 04:24 PM
Go Kimmie!!! :bounce:

Pick up lots of points :D

Lynx
Feb 22nd, 2003, 02:23 PM
http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s6/smilies-9178.pnghttp://www.smiliegenerator.de/s6/smilies-9184.pnghttp://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/party43.gif
http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/div167.gif :Dhttp://www.smiliegenerator.de/s6/smilies-9169.png :) http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/div197.gif :cool: http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s6/smilies-9720.png :worship:

Fieke
Feb 22nd, 2003, 02:35 PM
Hey, I totally love those Kim smilies! I knew there were Justine smilies available on http://www.smilies.org (http://www.smilies.org/index.php) , but I didn't know there was a site which had Kim smilies.

Anyway:

http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies3/1040552599.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies3/1033813735.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies3/1040552599.gif
Go Kim!


*edit* I already found it :)
http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s6/smilies-9736.png

Cilla
Feb 22nd, 2003, 03:01 PM
Those are the nicest smilie's I've ever seen! :D

I had to make one (From the Brits in here) ;)


http://www.smiliegenerator.de/smiley-flag/smiley-2065.png

thalle
Feb 22nd, 2003, 03:17 PM
The smilies are in french:confused: :sad:

I've just read that Lleyton is playing Scottsdale too :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


:worship: Go Kim and Lleyton:worship:

Fieke
Feb 22nd, 2003, 03:50 PM
Yes, the Justine smilies are on a French site to which I've linked. The Kim smilies are from a site called www.smiliegenerator.com (http://www.smiliegenerator.com/smiliegenerator_eng.html), where you can make your own smilies.

Hawk
Feb 22nd, 2003, 04:18 PM
The signs are great :D That site is very usefully :)

Wreck'em Kim!! lol :bounce:

Bigkimfan
Feb 22nd, 2003, 05:52 PM
When is the maindraw coming out?

http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s6/smilies-10068.png

thalle
Feb 22nd, 2003, 06:16 PM
http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s6/smilies-10104.png
:bounce:



How do I make a signature???:confused:

Hawk
Feb 22nd, 2003, 06:40 PM
thalle, go into your profile..in 'Edit Profile' if you scroll down you will see a box for signature. Put your signature in there and when you post just make sure the 'Show Signature' box is checked. Hope that helps..:)

K i'm feeling left out with all these signs..so i'm getting one too :p

http://www.smiliegenerator.de/smiley-flag/smiley-2075.png

:bounce:

thalle
Feb 22nd, 2003, 09:05 PM
Thank you Hawk.
I should make a 'thank-you-speach'
:wavey:

possie
Feb 22nd, 2003, 09:29 PM
Thanks for the link to the "smile generator":) !

http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s6/smilies-10329.png

http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s6/smilies-10342.png

http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s6/smilies-10345.png

http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s6/smilies-10349.png

possie
Feb 22nd, 2003, 09:30 PM
By the way.....there are no Aussie flags in the smile generator :( :(

Lleyki
Feb 22nd, 2003, 09:37 PM
and no Belgian either :fiery:

but apart from that I love it :hearts:

thx for the link!! :kiss:

thalle
Feb 22nd, 2003, 09:38 PM
possie are you here?

possie
Feb 22nd, 2003, 09:43 PM
Hey Thalle....I'm here, flicking between CCL and LLL! How are you?

possie
Feb 22nd, 2003, 09:44 PM
Hey Thalle, you've worked out how to get a signiture! Well done. I know how to do it, I'm just too lazy!!!!;) ;)

thalle
Feb 22nd, 2003, 09:47 PM
Im okay... I've been bored the whole day. Looking forward to see a friend, but found out, we don't have a lot in commond(?):sad:
What about you?
By the way, if I disappear for some time, it is because of my computer. It is a shitbag...

Fieke
Feb 22nd, 2003, 11:16 PM
Originally posted by thalle
http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s6/smilies-10104.png



Aww, I feel flattered. You're welcome. (But actually you have to thank Lynx, I found out about the site by looking at his post in the "qoute mode" :) )
Now all Kim fans are going to flood the board with smilies, hehe :cool:

~|Naomi|~
Feb 23rd, 2003, 01:06 AM
Here is the MD: It is fairly good as she avoided a Davenport semi

[1] Serena WILLIAMS (USA) -- BYE
Qualifier Vs. Alexandra STEVENSON (USA)
Qualifier Vs. Lisa RAYMOND (USA)
Mirjana LUCIC (CRO) Vs. [8] Nathalie DECHY (FRA)

[3] Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA) -- BYE
Qualifier Vs. Ai SUGIYAMA (JPN)
Qualifier Vs. Yoon-Jeong CHO (KOR)
Vera ZVONAREVA (RUS) Vs. [6] Eleni DANIILIDOU (GRE)

[7] Elena BOVINA (RUS) Vs. Francesca SCHIAVONE (ITA)
Silvia FARINA ELIA (ITA) Vs. Janette HUSAROVA (SVK)
Meghann SHAUGHNESSY (USA) Vs. Daja BEDANOVA (CZE)
[4] Jelena DOKIC (SMO) -- BYE

[5] Chanda RUBIN (USA) Vs. Jill CRAYBAS (USA)
Barbara SCHETT (AUT) Vs. Laura GRANVILLE (USA)
Cara BLACK (ZIM) Vs. Tatiana PANOVA (RUS)
[2] Kim CLIJSTERS (BEL) -- BYE


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I think it is a reasonable draw for Kim if she plays like in Australia she should make the final, but Rubin will be tough as will whoever she gets in the semis, could beBovina, Shaughnessy or Dokic

BUt anyway Good Lukck Kimmie:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

spiritfullfrog
Feb 23rd, 2003, 01:51 AM
pretty good draw for our Kim! :) GOOD LUCK! :bounce:

Hawk
Feb 23rd, 2003, 02:44 AM
Wow I think that's a very good draw! She avoided Davenport and got Dokic instead :D Bovina or Shaughnessy could be interesting..her only meeing with Bovina was a 6-2, 6-2 win in 2001 at Indian Wells, but she's tied 2-2 with Shaughnessy..she did however win the last 2 meetings they've had (both in 2001). If she plays consistent though she'll probably make the finals.

keta
Feb 23rd, 2003, 04:12 AM
http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s6/smilies-10623.png
:D:D :bounce: Go kimmy! :D:D She got a veryr good draw soo she should well and a great chance for extra points! :Dhttp://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/trave_abc/smilie_g.gifhttp://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/trave_abc/smilie_o.gif http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/trave_abc/smilie_k.gifhttp://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/trave_abc/smilie_i.gifhttp://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/trave_abc/smilie_m.gif

thalle
Feb 23rd, 2003, 09:22 AM
I actually think it's a bit hard... She got Chanda Rubin in the quarters. Thats a tough one!
But okay, http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s6/smilies-10730.png

Come-on-kim
Feb 23rd, 2003, 09:50 AM
Come on Kim

Bigkimfan
Feb 23rd, 2003, 10:06 AM
GREAT draw!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D :D Go Kim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce:

Kornelija
Feb 23rd, 2003, 10:40 AM
Kim has a great chance to win this tournament or al least make it to the finals.

GO KIMMIE!!!:bounce: :bounce: :)

Lleykimmy1
Feb 23rd, 2003, 11:27 AM
http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies3/belgique.gif

GO KIM YOU HAVE A GOOD DRAW !!!!!!!!


http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies3/belgique.gif

thalle
Feb 23rd, 2003, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by Fieke
Aww, I feel flattered. You're welcome. (But actually you have to thank Lynx, I found out about the site by looking at his post in the "qoute mode" :) )
Now all Kim fans are going to flood the board with smilies, hehe :cool:

Yep! Well, I'll just thank both of you...
If anybody needs idea how to thank, just come to me -tried it so many times now...
:wavey:

Elleke
Feb 23rd, 2003, 12:23 PM
mmm.. good draw, but a quarterfinal vs Chanda and a semi vs Elena Bovina, isn't actually that great..
good luck Kim!! :D

thalle
Feb 23rd, 2003, 12:27 PM
Originally posted by elke_belke
mmm.. good draw, but a quarterfinal vs Chanda and a semi vs Elena Bovina, isn't actually that great..
good luck Kim!! :D

Just what I had in mind...:wavey:

Aussie_Kim
Feb 23rd, 2003, 12:27 PM
Does any1 no when the men start playing @ Indian Wells? I'm confused cos Lleyton is down 2 play @ Scottsdale which finishes March 9 & also down 2 play @ Indian Wells which starts March 3rd.

:) Thanks!

thalle
Feb 23rd, 2003, 12:31 PM
Originally posted by Aussie_Kim
Does any1 no when the men start playing @ Indian Wells? I'm confused cos Lleyton is down 2 play @ Scottsdale which finishes March 9 & also down 2 play @ Indian Wells which starts March 3rd.

:) Thanks!

On Lleytons page, it says Indian Wells starts 3-16
Poor boy, must be tired...
:wavey:

Bigkimfan
Feb 23rd, 2003, 12:37 PM
When is Kim playing her 2nd round match??:confused:

kimclijsters4ever
Feb 23rd, 2003, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by Aussie_Kim
Does any1 no when the men start playing @ Indian Wells? I'm confused cos Lleyton is down 2 play @ Scottsdale which finishes March 9 & also down 2 play @ Indian Wells which starts March 3rd.

:) Thanks!

Men are starting in the second week of the tournament in Indian Wells so on March 10!!! ATP Scottsdale starts at March 3 so there's no prob for Lleyton to compete in both ;)

kimclijsters4ever
Feb 23rd, 2003, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by Bigkimfan
When is Kim playing her 2nd round match??:confused:

Wednesday or Thursday :)

C'mon KIM, you can do it :hearts: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

pruts
Feb 23rd, 2003, 03:28 PM
c'mon Kimmie :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Fieke
Feb 23rd, 2003, 08:23 PM
The doubles draw is out:

I don't see any problems for Ai and Kim...

Shaughnessy.Stubbs vs Panova/Zvonareva
q vs. Embry/Perebiynis

Black/Huber vs. Davenport/Raymond
Farina Elia/Antonella Serra Zanetti vs. Daniilidou/Vis

Bedanova/Dokic vs. Bartoli/Cohen-Aloro
Jidkova/Koulikovskaya vs. Husarova/Schett

Foretz/Razzano vs. Irvin/Stevenson
De Villiers/Steck vs. Clijsters/Sugyama


Goooooooo girls!

Come-on-kim
Feb 23rd, 2003, 08:29 PM
Well, Meg/Rennae and Lisa/Lindsay can be tough

Bigkimfan
Feb 23rd, 2003, 09:05 PM
The draw looks nice!;)

~|Naomi|~
Feb 23rd, 2003, 11:48 PM
Good doubles draw they won't have to meet either Stubbs/Shaughnessy or Raymond/Davenport till the final:)

Aussie_Kim
Feb 24th, 2003, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by kimclijsters4ever
Men are starting in the second week of the tournament in Indian Wells so on March 10!!! ATP Scottsdale starts at March 3 so there's no prob for Lleyton to compete in both ;)

Thanks! My sis & I were hetting really confused!! Now I understand!!

KaseyL
Feb 24th, 2003, 04:20 PM
From Bob Larson's weekly preview, Feb 24, 2003:

about Kim in Scottsdale:

'On paper, #2 seed Kim Clijsters has things rather tougher. She too starts with a bye, then either Tatiana Panova or Cara Black. Panova is Top 25, and she runs everything down -- but Clijsters has good wheels, too, and she has power. She may spend more time on the court than Serena, but she looks good to come through.'

---------

Go Kim!



:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

pcabenojar
Feb 26th, 2003, 07:28 AM
Clijsters And Crew Hold Court At Phoenix Children's Hospital
By Brad Falkner
02/25/2003

Kim Clijsters and her fellow pros may have played the most meaningful match of the month in Phoenix yesterday. There was no live television coverage, no ranking points on the line and not a single participant was playing for the purpose of cashing a champion's check. Yet for those who were there to witness it, the match produced a priceless reward: pure joy at participating in an uplifting event.

Competing on a cramped center court, playing with plastic bed pans instead of high-tech titanium racquets and striking a makeshift ball made of rolled up socks and medical tape over a net constructed of gauze and hung on I.V. poles, Clijsters and fellow WTA pros Nannie De Villiers, Jessica Steck, Ansley Cargill and Gabriela Lastra teamed up yesterday to bring smiles, joy and much needed laughter to children at the Phoenix Children's Hospital.

The third-ranked Clijsters — who has won 11 career WTA tour singles titles, including beating top-ranked Serena Williams to claim the 2002 WTA Tour-season ending championships in Los Angeles last November — was humbled by the
experience.

"It really makes you realize what's important in life," Clijsters said at the hospital. "The health of your family and friends is so precious."

As part of an effort to bridge the gap between players and the community, the WTA Tour has established its "Diamond Aces" program. The activities vary from signing autographs to the more charitable endeavors such as the player participation seen at the Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Every event on the WTA Tour has its own unique request list for the players to choose from. The tournament sponsors make up each event's wish list and the presence of the pros pleased the patients in the Children's Hospital.

According 13-year-old patient Dennis (who prior to yesterday's event had never even picked up a racquet): "It was awesome! I might even go out for the high school tennis team. I was just as good as the pros today."

The staff at the PCH, many of whom are volunteers, make every effort to treat the person not just the illness or disease. They also try to remove as much of the fear that accompanies the sometimes strange, sterile setting children can feel when they are hospital patients.

In an effort to alleviate those fears and create a comfortable environment for the children, the staff chose medical supplies to create the tennis racquets, balls and net.

Additionally, the children are encouraged to make creative artwork out of simple
medical supplies. Possibly the most important aspect of PCH is to educate and comfort anxiety-filled family and friends of patients. The staff strives to accomplish this by creating as much of a home-style atmosphere as possible.

The pros toured the PCH's Emily Center Library, which offers patients a wealth of resources, including computers, DVD players and comfortable furniture. Once the tour of the hospital concluded, the children came down from their rooms to mingle and hit a few ball with the pros.

All of the WTA players were completely at ease with the children, interacted with the kids with interest and indulged them with both their tennis skills and playful banter.

When the matches were over, heart patient survivor and tennis enthusiast Bobby Schnebf said: "It was cool. I have played tennis before, but never with Kim Clijsters."

The players appeared genuinely concerned with the children and facility and asked the staff several questions during their tour.

In the end, pros who spend their careers competing on the court brought compassion to the court.

"We don't get to do this very often," Clijsters said. "But it is so important for the kids. It also reminds us not to take our health for granted."

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Tennis Week.com writer Brad Falkner is in Scottsdale covering the State Farm Women's Tennis Classic for this site. Please visit this site for Brad's daily reports.

angele87
Feb 26th, 2003, 10:22 AM
That's a really nice article, thanks :kiss:

KaseyL
Feb 26th, 2003, 10:39 AM
Thanks for the article!


FYI Kim's match has been postponed due to the rain: Ai and Kim will have to play today instead.

Bigkimfan
Feb 26th, 2003, 10:49 AM
Thanks for the article!!!!!!!:D

kit
Feb 26th, 2003, 05:38 PM
The article is nice.Thank you!!

Bigkimfan
Feb 26th, 2003, 06:00 PM
I think Kim doesn't like the rain at all...:p I found this pic on wtaworld

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030225/capt.1046206285scottsdale_may107.jpg

Bigkimfan
Feb 26th, 2003, 06:38 PM
sorry, I just saw this pic was already posted in another thread!:)

pcabenojar
Feb 27th, 2003, 01:53 AM
Kim and Ai won their doubles match! Looks like Kim & Ai are having so much fun playing together. They'll play Irvin/Stevenson in the QF. Good Luck Kim & Ai :)

Kim Clijsters / Ai Sugiyama (BEL/JPN) d. Nannie DeVilliers / Jessica Steck (RSA/RSA) 62 60

Aussie_Kim
Feb 27th, 2003, 04:14 AM
Originally posted by pcabenojar
Kim and Ai won their doubles match! Looks like Kim & Ai are having so much fun playing together. They'll play Irvin/Stevenson in the QF. Good Luck Kim & Ai :)

Kim Clijsters / Ai Sugiyama (BEL/JPN) d. Nannie DeVilliers / Jessica Steck (RSA/RSA) 62 60

Go Kim:)
What r the chances of rain delay 2morrow?
Does it usually rain so much at this time of yr there?

spiritfullfrog
Feb 27th, 2003, 06:15 AM
Schedule of play - Thursday, 27 February 2003
(starting at 10:00 on both courts)
Stadium:
Shaughnessy vs. Dokic
Not before 11:30:
Davenport vs. Sugiyama
Not before 1:00:
Cho vs. Daniilidou
Not before 2:30:
S.Williams vs. Stevenson
Evening session (not before 6.30p.m.):
Black vs. Clijsters
Jidkova / Koulikovskaya vs. Husarova / Schett

Clubhouse:
Razzano vs. Dechy
Rubin vs. Granville
Not before 1:00:
Schiavone vs. Farina Elia
Bedanova / Dokic vs. Bartoli / Cohen Aloro
Davenport / Raymond vs. Farina Elia / Serra Zanetti

Come-on-kim
Feb 27th, 2003, 07:32 AM
Congrats Kim and Ai:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Come on Kim against Black!:bounce: :bounce:

Come-on-kim
Feb 27th, 2003, 07:33 AM
BTW, it's Kim and Ai third straight 6-2 6-0 match won!

Holiday
Feb 27th, 2003, 09:28 AM
Originally posted by spiritfullfrog

Evening session (not before 6.30p.m.):
Black vs. Clijsters


Is that American time or GMT :confused: ??

Cilla
Feb 27th, 2003, 11:14 AM
Congrats Kim and Ai :bounce: The girls are really on a roll :D

Good Luck Kim Vs Black :bounce: :bounce:

budgirlbz
Feb 27th, 2003, 12:01 PM
is this being televised in U.S.? Espn???

Pinkie
Feb 27th, 2003, 12:20 PM
Originally posted by budgirlbz
is this being televised in U.S.? Espn???


ESPN is covering this tournament (:bounce:), but not the early rounds. Coverage starts with the semi-finals. Not sure about the time though.

Bigkimfan
Mar 1st, 2003, 05:03 PM
Go Kim!!!!!!!! Beat Shaughnessy!!! You can do it!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce:

kit
Mar 1st, 2003, 05:04 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Good luck Kimmie against Shaugnessy!!!
Come on you can do it!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Zoecrick
Mar 1st, 2003, 05:14 PM
Has Lleyton been watching any of Kims matches? God im glad this is back ive been so depressed for the last couple of days without my Kim fix!! I hope its a Kim Ai final that would be fitting dont ya think? Then i want Kimmy to win of course!!!!!! Hello everyone missed you all!!!

Hawk
Mar 1st, 2003, 05:35 PM
C'mon Kim!! :bounce:

Meghann has been playing well..but i'm sure Kim can get thru :D

Cilla
Mar 1st, 2003, 05:39 PM
Nice to be back too :D :wavey:

Good Luck against Meghann Kim! :bounce: :bounce: Yeah LL has been watching Kim's matches. There are a coupla pics, not sure if they've been posted yet in the pic thread. He has a cold though-again :(


Yes a Kim and Ai Final would be fitting ;)

Elleke
Mar 1st, 2003, 05:44 PM
elo finally back :D
good luck Kim!!!!!!!

kimclijsters4ever
Mar 1st, 2003, 06:01 PM
C'mon Kim, beat Shaughnessy :bounce: :bounce:

Good Luck also for Ai. It would be great to have a Clijsters/Sugiyama final.

Best of Luck also for both girls in doubles. Take that 1st spot in the Porsche Standings :bounce: :bounce:

Cilla
Mar 1st, 2003, 07:41 PM
Kim beat Meghann 6-3, 7-5 :D

Congrats Kim, yet another final ;) Now good luck with Ai :)

Lleykimmy1
Mar 1st, 2003, 07:43 PM
CONGRATULATIONS KIM !!!

http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies3/belgique.gif :bounce: http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies3/belgique.gif :bounce: http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies3/belgique.gif :bounce:

duck
Mar 1st, 2003, 07:52 PM
Saw the match. I'd describe kim's performance as competent but at 4-5 down in the 2nd she stepped it up and won. I wsa expecting a 3rd set but :worship: Kim came through. LL there. Rubbing chin as ever. Didn't see Marc or anyone else with him though.

Bigkimfan
Mar 1st, 2003, 07:54 PM
GREAT match Kim!!!!!!!! Go Kim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Bigkimfan
Mar 1st, 2003, 07:56 PM
Saw the match. I'd describe kim's performance as competent but at 4-5 down in the 2nd she stepped it up and won. I wsa expecting a 3rd set but :worship: Kim came through. LL there. Rubbing chin as ever. Didn't see Marc or anyone else with him though.

Marc and Eveline were sitting in front of him! ;)

duck
Mar 1st, 2003, 07:57 PM
Marc and Eveline were sitting in front of him! ;)

What can i say? I have eyes only for Ll. Too bad he has eyes only for Kim :p ;)

Two articles about Kim from her match with Granville

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, Feb 28 (Reuters) -- World No. 3 Kim Clijsters said that she is still considering leaving her native Belgium because of its high tax rates.

"It's really hard to live with all the taxes, and they are still trying to bother me and have me pay more taxes," said Clijsters, who on Friday reached the semifinals at Scottsdale.

"But my dad just said it and I'm thinking about it."

Clijsters father, Leo, is a former Belgian soccer international who has been at odds with authorities over the amount of tax his family is forced to pay.

Kim currently is building a new home in Flanders, but is still considering other options.

The 19-year-old girlfriend of men's No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt said she was unsure of where she would move to, despite spending a good part of the winter in Australia with Hewitt.

"I never said Australia," she said. "I just thought about moving my residency to Australia or Monaco, wherever it's easier.

"People try to put one and one together and think I'll move to Australia. It would save me a lot of money, definitely, because I'm paying 62 percent [tax] in Belgium."

Clijsters, who helped lead Belgium to its first Fed Cup title in 2002, said that it would be very hard for her to leave her home country.

"That's why I'm still around. I'm thinking about it, but it will take a lot and I just don't want to make that decision in a few days.

"I love to go home, and I'm almost finished building my house. We travel so much already and I don't know if I want to go to another place where I don't know the people.

"It's tough. At the end of the Australian Open, I was really happy to go home.

"That was the first time I wasn't ready to go to my next tournament and wanted to spend more time at home, especially now that I'm building a house."

Clijsters said that she normally spends only 40 to 50 days a year in Belgium.

Clijsters, Stevenson prevail in Scottsdale


SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, Feb. 28 (Reuters) -- Unseeded Ai Sugiyama, Meghann Shaughnessy and Alexandra Stevenson joined No. 2 Kim Clijsters in the semifinals of the rain-soaked Scottsdale tennis tournament on Friday.

Forced to play two singles matches because of the rain that has plagued the tournament all week, Clijsters first beat Cara Black of Zimbabwe 6-2, 6-3 and then came back two hours later to defeat American Laura Granville 6-3, 6-3.

Clijsters will face her former doubles partner Meghann Shaughnessy, who wiped out Italy's Francesca Schiavone 6-2, 6-1, while the unseeded Stevenson upended No. 8 Nathalie Dechy of France 6-3, 6-4.

Clijsters not only had to complete her match against Black, but also had to sit through a two-hour, 22-minute rain delay that interrupted her match against Granville.

"It's something you have to prepare for. You never know what's going to happen with nature, the 19-year-old Clijsters said.

"You get tired mentally sitting inside. I tried to play some exciting card games to keep me awake."

On the court, Clijsters dominated both her foes with her inside the baseline ground attack and moved the ball around to all sides of the court.

"I've had some tough matches with Cara before, but she's not going to hit me off the court [and] needed to keep her under pressure.

"Laura played well beating Barbara Schett and Chanda Rubin, who hit the ball hard and flat like me, so I really tried to work the angles."

Stevenson, meanwhile, employed a big first serve and huge groundstrokes against the 19th-ranked Dechy, who was unable to upset her foe with sharply angled shots.

Stevenson steamrolled the Frenchwoman in the first set, winning it when she powered a 108-mph ace.

The American jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second set, but Dechy began to find her range on her forehand and clawed her way back to 3-3.

But troubled by a swirling wind, Dechy was unable to hold and was broken to 3-4. Stevenson held to 3-5 and held her first match point with Dechy serving, but missed a crosscourt backhand passing shot. Dechy then held to 4-5.

Stevenson missed another backhand pass on her second match point but on her third, she ripped a service winner.

"The old Alexandra would have stopped hitting the ball, but I just said, 'I'm going to hit and these girls can't hurt me if I'm hitting the ball, I can't get into pushing with them -- I'm not a good retriever or a rabbit'.

"Tennis isn't rocket science. As long as you hit the ball in the court, I'm fine. If I get into big game plans and start thinking and that's not my game."

"Against Dechy, you have to hit and not worry about what she does because she's smart.

"I didn't give her a chance to make her little loopy shots and take off the pace. I moved forward and made her hit it."

Stevenson will meet Japan's Ai Sugiyama, who came back from a 2-5 deficit in the second set to beat Greece's Eleni Daniilidou 7-5, 7-5.

"I was hitting to her forehand too much and she was dominating with it," Sugiyama said. "It was really stupid. Then I changed strategies and it worked."

~|Naomi|~
Mar 1st, 2003, 08:03 PM
Congrats Kim & best of luck for the final :)

Come-on-kim
Mar 1st, 2003, 08:09 PM
Congrats Kim!!

Stefke
Mar 1st, 2003, 08:09 PM
Congrats Kimmy!!!!:kiss:
Good luck in the final tomorrow!:bounce::bounce:Oh I hope their will be a lleyki-kiss if she wins!! It's such a long time ago that we could see one!:(But...no Williamses who can stop her!!!:)

Hawk
Mar 1st, 2003, 08:20 PM
"It's something you have to prepare for. You never know what's going to happen with nature, the 19-year-old Clijsters said.

"You get tired mentally sitting inside. I tried to play some exciting card games to keep me awake."


Strip Poker ;) :p

duck
Mar 1st, 2003, 08:32 PM
Strip Poker ;) :p

Someone's mind is in the gutter :p ;)

I bet she won as well. :cool:

Hawk
Mar 1st, 2003, 08:38 PM
lol duck..can't you see my halo? :angel:

possie
Mar 1st, 2003, 08:41 PM
Strip Poker ;) :p

LOL :) Well done Kim and good luck for the final......you'll have Lleyton there supporting you all the way! :bounce: :angel:

*Waits and hopes to get a Lleyki kiss :angel: :kiss: :hearts: *

Bigkimfan
Mar 1st, 2003, 08:55 PM
62 percent???!!! What are they thinking???! :fiery: no wonder she wants to move :o

ßcoene
Mar 1st, 2003, 10:01 PM
Good luck in the final Kim. :bounce:

KaseyL
Mar 1st, 2003, 10:08 PM
Someone's mind is in the gutter :p ;)

I bet she won as well. :cool:

ROFL, glad I'm this time not the one making such comments or insinuations :angel: ;)

KaseyL
Mar 1st, 2003, 10:09 PM
:bounce: good luck Kim! Yet another final! :bounce:

and thanks for all the reports,y'all :kiss:

E. Blackadder
Mar 1st, 2003, 11:10 PM
Kim Clijsters in Scottsdale final


State Farm Classic
By Etienne Stekelenburg

Kim Clijsters, second seed, fought herself past Meghann Shaughnessy for a place in the final of the State Farm Women’s Tennis Classic in Scottsdale Arizona on Saturday. The Belgian had to face both American Meghann Shaughnessy and the American spectators who saw Clijsters win 6-3 7-5.


The crowd clearly supported their compatriot Shaughnessy but that could not prevent Clijsters for winning the match in the end. "I like the atmosphere when the people are screaming," the second seed said. "The people are always going to go for the home favourite, like they did for me in Antwerp two weeks ago. When there's a great atmosphere like that, I play better and I think Meghann did as well."



Shaughnessy seemed to be nervous because of the support by the home crowd and showed some unforced error that led to a break and loss in the first set.



Some of the strong points of Clijsters turned out to be her serve and forehands. She also put up a good defence plan and didn’t let Shaughnessy’s dangerous groundstrokes pass her. "She likes attack, so once she gets a second serve she's almost a metre inside the baseline and ready to hit it as hard as she can," Clijsters added. She was also attacking Shaughnessy’s serve while she didn’t seem to have a very dangerous first serve. “She is always a little careful on her first serve” Clijsters said about Shaughnessy’s serve, “and a little less careful on her second.”



In the first set Clijsters was leading 5-3 after a splitting ace and a winner and broke Shaughnessy for a 6-3 first set win. Shaughnessy throw all of her power and skills into the fray and broke Clijsters first serve in the second set when the Belgian failed to score with a crosscourt forehand.



Shaughnessy who was on her way to win the second set started to get her serve into the right spot until she was seized with nerves and fell for Clijsters crosscourt backhand and lost her service game on 5-4 which equalled the score 5-5



Clijsters held her serve to take the lead 6-5 and broke Shaughnessy’s serve again to win the match and a place in the final. Clijsters said that she had lost her focus when she was broken in the first game of the second but in the end she said she played very well to end the first set especially her movement and forehand were pretty much to her satisfaction.

spiritfullfrog
Mar 1st, 2003, 11:52 PM
Congratulations Kim!

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Come-on-kim
Mar 2nd, 2003, 08:27 AM
Congrats Kimmie

Lleykimmy1
Mar 2nd, 2003, 08:40 AM
I just have a question and I didn' know where to write it so I decided to do it here. How do you do to put a picture next to your name ?

Bigkimfan
Mar 2nd, 2003, 09:24 AM
Good luck in the final Kim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Fieke
Mar 2nd, 2003, 09:31 AM
I just have a question and I didn' know where to write it so I decided to do it here. How do you do to put a picture next to your name ?

When you go to your user cp (by clicking button at the top of the page), you'll see an 'avatar' button . When you go there, you see 11 pictures from which you can choose one to put next to your name.
Hope that helps. :)

spiritfullfrog
Mar 2nd, 2003, 10:14 AM
Just before I go to sleep, one last GOOD LUCK to Kim in her singles and to Kim & Ai in their doubles!

:D :bounce: :D

kit
Mar 2nd, 2003, 10:22 AM
Well done Kim!!!And good luck in the final!!!
Come on you can do it!Fight!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

possie
Mar 2nd, 2003, 10:27 AM
Just before I go to sleep, one last GOOD LUCK to Kim in her singles and to Kim & Ai in their doubles!

:D :bounce: :D

Same from me too !!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Lleykimmy1
Mar 2nd, 2003, 10:49 AM
When you go to your user cp (by clicking button at the top of the page), you'll see an 'avatar' button . When you go there, you see 11 pictures from which you can choose one to put next to your name.
Hope that helps. :)

Thank you very much !!!!

Lleykimmy1
Mar 2nd, 2003, 10:54 AM
Thank you very very much Fieke it works !!!!

GO KIM I KNOW THAT YOU CAN WIN THE TOURNAMENT !!!!


http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies3/belgique.gif :bounce: http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies3/belgique.gif :bounce: http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies3/belgique.gif :bounce:

Stefke
Mar 2nd, 2003, 01:35 PM
For the Belgians: Tonight 22.15h Scottsdale final LIVE broadcasting on Canvas!!:bounce:

NaturalBlues
Mar 2nd, 2003, 03:54 PM
woooooooooooohooooooooo!!! ;) Thanks!

Bigkimfan
Mar 2nd, 2003, 05:38 PM
Thanks Canvas!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Zoecrick
Mar 2nd, 2003, 06:02 PM
Im glad to know Ll was there thanxs for telling me!!! Taped the semi finals so even tho i know the score going to watch it in a mo!!!

Come-on-kim
Mar 2nd, 2003, 07:16 PM
Come On Kim Against Ai

possie
Mar 2nd, 2003, 07:56 PM
It can't be easy playing AGAINST your doubles partner.....but, COME ON KIM. Take the singles title!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:....and doubles title as well!!

Come-on-kim
Mar 2nd, 2003, 10:16 PM
Come On Kim Take That Third Set

shakya
Mar 2nd, 2003, 11:52 PM
she lost
:( *sad*

lleyton was there he looked soo cute

he has a lil beard again :angel:

last time AI won a tournement was 5 years ago :eek:

kim looked really sad but at her speech she was smiling again hehe :angel: :)

jenglisbe
Mar 2nd, 2003, 11:58 PM
the loss to Serena has really affected Kim. She has been having trouble closing out matches since then, and today was her worst...she was up 4-2 and then served for it at 5-3 and made lots of unnecessary errors to let Ai back in it :( She had no confidence in closing it out...

pcabenojar
Mar 3rd, 2003, 04:48 AM
Kim and Ai won their doubles match. They defeated Davenport/Raymond 6-1, 6-4 . Congrats girls. :)

Kim played 3 matches & Ai played 4 matches in one day, amazing Kim & Ai!

Kim & Ai are playing so well together, 3 doubles titles so far and counting....

pcabenojar
Mar 3rd, 2003, 04:53 AM
Sugiyama Wins Scottsdale After Long Day
Sun March 2, 2003 09:08 PM ET
By Matthew Cronin
Reuters

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) - Japan's Ai Sugiyama stunned second seed Kim Clijsters 3-6 7-5 6-4 in two hours and four minutes to win the Scottsdale tennis tournament on Sunday.

It was a remarkable feat for the 27-year-old Sugiyama, who had to beat Alexandra Stevenson in two hour, 22 minute semi-final in the morning before beating Clijsters.

"This is unbelievable to me," said Sugiyama, who broke down in tears during the trophy presentation.

"Beating Lindsay Davenport, Eleni Daniilidou, Alexandra Stevenson and Kim here, this is like a dream for me.

"I was working hard physically and mentally and I knew it would come, but the results were coming later than sooner. This gives me a lot of confidence for the future."

Sugiyama was prepared to slug it out with Clijsters in long back court rallies despite her 6-7 6-2 7-6 victory over Stevenson earlier on Sunday.

"I was tired but I worked well for me because I was so tired that I didn't feel any pressure," said Sugiyama, whose last title was at the 1998 Japan Open. "I focused on every point."

Sugiyama nullified Clisters's scorching forehand by counterpunching to the 19-year-old Belgian's backhand and also attacked the net.

"I tried to dominate with my backhand in crosscourt rallies but I also had to run a lot and get as many balls back as I could."

The match see-sawed during the first set with Clijsters grabbing two service breaks to Sugiyama's one before the Belgian held serve and claimed the set on a forehand swing volley into the corner.

Clijsters appeared to be cruising in the second set when she broke Sugiyama to 3-2 with a backhand passing shot don the line.

But after Sugiyama fought off a break point serving at 2-4 when Clijsters erred on a forehand, the tide turned with the Japanese player breaking Clijsters to even at 4-4.

Clijsters broke Sugiyama again to 5-4 with a backhand down the line winner, but failed to serve out the match when she committed to slew of forehand errors and gave the break back to 5-5.

"It's always easy to say afterward that I should have held but she returns serve really well," Clijsters said.

Sugiyama then held to 6-5 and broke again to take the set 7-5.

Rain then intervened in the first game of the third set, with the players being forced off court for 15 minutes.

The match again swung back and forth with both players failing to capitalize on several break points.

Both women then held to 5-4, but Clijsters's then self-destructed while serving to give Sugiyama her fourth WTA title.

"In the beginning I was placing the ball better, but in the second set she hardly made any more unforced errors and was standing on top of the baseline and hitting with the same pace," Clijsters said. "I made too many mistakes and she made me make the mistakes."

-Fienesse-
Mar 3rd, 2003, 07:25 AM
Sugiyama Wins Scottsdale After Long Day
Sun March 2, 2003 09:08 PM ET
By Matthew Cronin
Reuters

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) - Japan's Ai Sugiyama stunned second seed Kim Clijsters 3-6 7-5 6-4 in two hours and four minutes to win the Scottsdale tennis tournament on Sunday.

It was a remarkable feat for the 27-year-old Sugiyama, who had to beat Alexandra Stevenson in two hour, 22 minute semi-final in the morning before beating Clijsters.

"This is unbelievable to me," said Sugiyama, who broke down in tears during the trophy presentation.

"Beating Lindsay Davenport, Eleni Daniilidou, Alexandra Stevenson and Kim here, this is like a dream for me.

"I was working hard physically and mentally and I knew it would come, but the results were coming later than sooner. This gives me a lot of confidence for the future."

Sugiyama was prepared to slug it out with Clijsters in long back court rallies despite her 6-7 6-2 7-6 victory over Stevenson earlier on Sunday.

"I was tired but I worked well for me because I was so tired that I didn't feel any pressure," said Sugiyama, whose last title was at the 1998 Japan Open. "I focused on every point."

Sugiyama nullified Clisters's scorching forehand by counterpunching to the 19-year-old Belgian's backhand and also attacked the net.

"I tried to dominate with my backhand in crosscourt rallies but I also had to run a lot and get as many balls back as I could."

The match see-sawed during the first set with Clijsters grabbing two service breaks to Sugiyama's one before the Belgian held serve and claimed the set on a forehand swing volley into the corner.

Clijsters appeared to be cruising in the second set when she broke Sugiyama to 3-2 with a backhand passing shot don the line.

But after Sugiyama fought off a break point serving at 2-4 when Clijsters erred on a forehand, the tide turned with the Japanese player breaking Clijsters to even at 4-4.

Clijsters broke Sugiyama again to 5-4 with a backhand down the line winner, but failed to serve out the match when she committed to slew of forehand errors and gave the break back to 5-5.

"It's always easy to say afterward that I should have held but she returns serve really well," Clijsters said.

Sugiyama then held to 6-5 and broke again to take the set 7-5.

Rain then intervened in the first game of the third set, with the players being forced off court for 15 minutes.

The match again swung back and forth with both players failing to capitalize on several break points.

Both women then held to 5-4, but Clijsters's then self-destructed while serving to give Sugiyama her fourth WTA title.

"In the beginning I was placing the ball better, but in the second set she hardly made any more unforced errors and was standing on top of the baseline and hitting with the same pace," Clijsters said. "I made too many mistakes and she made me make the mistakes."

Is there anyone that can write down what Kim said in her speech...I couldn't see the third set anymore because of the rain delay...:-(

Elke
Mar 3rd, 2003, 08:18 AM
For a change, it was a short speech!;)
*at least, all people should be happy bec the sun was shining,
*she thanked the sponsors,
*she thanked the crowd for their support, even during all the rain delays,
*she congratulated Ai and said she hoped to have fun in doubles,
*she said she'd hope to do better next ear.
Sooo, no Marc, Eveline or Lleyton in her speech and a nice hug after the speech.:)

Come-on-kim
Mar 3rd, 2003, 08:41 AM
Poor Kimmie!

Bigkimfan
Mar 3rd, 2003, 08:42 AM
Did Kim gave an interview after the match?? I want to know what she thought about her performance...

Lynnsha
Mar 3rd, 2003, 08:56 AM
I'm really disappointed. :sad: She served for the match at 6-3 5-4 :(

kit
Mar 3rd, 2003, 12:04 PM
It's so sad!! :sad: :sad: :sad: Poor Kim!!
But she made to many unforced errors.Ai played very well.
I hope Lleyton win Scottsdale now!!! :) Cross fingers :)
And I hope she plays better in Indian Wells.


:worship: :worship: :worship: Congrats to your double title!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Cilla
Mar 3rd, 2003, 03:13 PM
V. disappointing :( But congratulations to Ai and to Kim and Ai for winning ANOTHER ;) dubs title :)

I wonder if Ai broke some kind of record for no. of wins in 1 day?

KaseyL
Mar 3rd, 2003, 09:00 PM
:bounce: for the doubles title! :bounce:

Great team, Ai and Kim! :bounce:

Wow for Ai in the singles, she deserved to win the title!
(at least I was glad that it was Ai who won the title and not somebody else. Nice to see Ai's mom so happy!)

but :sad: :sad: :sad: for Kim's erratic play. She didn't take the opportunities out there.

Good thing is she doesn't really have some points to defend the coming weeks. I so like to see a Kim on fire on court, but I didn't see much of that, yesterday.
Oh well, that's tennis (a luck it's not always predictable at all) and the better player on court at that moment won! These are fantastic and deserved times for Ai!