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Hagar
May 10th, 2003, 01:27 PM
10 minutes ago I would not have given 1 eurocent for Kim's chances. She had 4 matchpoints in the second set but Jen is so strong mentally and Kim had difficulties closing it out.
There were so many changes of momentum in this match. Brought me on the edge of a heart crisis.
Kim played very good, Jen not bad but she was less consistent than Kim. It's good to see that Kim could finally win against Jen and also refocus after losing the second set.
WAY TO GO, KIM!

Bezz
May 10th, 2003, 01:49 PM
Wish i had seen the whole of this match :-(.

Well played Kim!!!
Well played jenn- looks like a real threat at the French- glad she is getting better :-)

The Guilty
May 10th, 2003, 01:57 PM
Great match Kim :D

Now win the final ;)

JCAP
May 10th, 2003, 01:58 PM
Im sooo sad for Jen! I really wanted her to win the title!
Anyways well played to both girls

GermanBoy
May 10th, 2003, 02:11 PM
Jen only lost because she had a back injury! IMO she is the better player compared to Clijsters. Jen would have beaten her without the injury!

Well done, Jen! :worship:

Fieke
May 10th, 2003, 02:13 PM
There were so many changes of momentum in this match. Brought me on the edge of a heart crisis.


You and me both... ;)
Congrats Kim , bet also well done Jennifer :bounce:

Sharapova's_Boy
May 10th, 2003, 02:13 PM
Well done Kim! :bounce: :hearts: :kiss:

Great match Jennifer! :)

tfannis
May 10th, 2003, 02:14 PM
Jen just lost because she had a back injury! IMO she is the better player compared to Clijsters. Jen would have beaten her without the injury!

Well done, Jen! :worship:

Aaaaaaah there they are :D Excuses :D And IF's :D:D

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:


Woohoo Kim :D:D Congrats :D:worship: Great fight :D

~|Naomi|~
May 10th, 2003, 02:15 PM
Jen only lost because she had a back injury! IMO she is the better player compared to Clijsters. Jen would have beaten her without the injury!

Well done, Jen! :worship:

Well who is a sore loser then :rolleyes:

irma
May 10th, 2003, 02:17 PM
way to go kim. this a big breaktrough, last year she had lost this match probably 6:3 in the third:D

Diya
May 10th, 2003, 02:23 PM
I ain't making no excuses for Jennifer. She REALLY fought well and IMHO Jen will be a threat at RG .

Congrats Kim ! I just hope she now wins this title !

GermanBoy
May 10th, 2003, 02:25 PM
Well who is a sore loser then :rolleyes:

Don`t get me wrong! I am very disappointed, that`s right! :sad: I think Clijsters is a great player but don`t forget the fact of Jen`s mental strength. She is always able to turn matches around, e. g. against Hingis at the Australian Open 2002.

That is the fact why I am sure that Jen would have beaten Clijsters without the injury. Then she could have served much better and harder to hold her service games, at 4:3 in the third set e. g.! ;)

angele87
May 10th, 2003, 02:29 PM
Congrats Kimmie :bounce: Good luck tomorrow :kiss:

Hagar
May 10th, 2003, 02:30 PM
way to go kim. this a big breaktrough, last year she had lost this match probably 6:3 in the third:D

Well, that's what I thought and that's how it looked for a while in the third set. So I had my mind already set on a new loss of Kim against Jen and then Kim goes on to win the whole thing. So my heart was beating once again like hell. I guess this is training for Roland Garros. :D

Mad-About-Venus
May 10th, 2003, 02:31 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I'm so happyyyyyyyyyyyy for Kim :bounce: :bounce:

~|Naomi|~
May 10th, 2003, 02:34 PM
Don`t get me wrong! I am very disappointed, that`s right! :sad: I think Clijsters is a great player but don`t forget the fact of Jen`s mental strength. She is always able to turn matches around, e. g. against Hingis at the Australian Open 2002.

That is the fact why I am sure that Jen would have beaten Clijsters without the injury. Then she could have served much better and harder to hold her service games, at 4:3 in the third set e. g.! ;)

If she didn't have the back injury, if she didn't have the back injury..... How do you know that, perhaps the fact she was injured was affecting Kim, so maybe if she wasn't injured Kim would of held serve more herself. And nobody is saying she won't be a threat at RG, of course she will be. And how can you be sure she would of served better and harde, you can't be. As always I think the victor should be congratulated, and in cases like this the loser should be to. And excuses shouldn't be made for why someone didn't win the credit should go to the winner.

I think this was a great win for kim and mentally it will be fantastic for her to have pulled this one out.

irma
May 10th, 2003, 02:35 PM
Don`t get me wrong! I am very disappointed, that`s right! :sad: I think Clijsters is a great player but don`t forget the fact of Jen`s mental strength. She is always able to turn matches around, e. g. against Hingis at the Australian Open 2002.

That is the fact why I am sure that Jen would have beaten Clijsters without the injury. Then she could have served much better and harder to hold her service games, at 4:3 in the third set e. g.! ;)

since when is serving cappy's biggest quality? :eek:

~|Naomi|~
May 10th, 2003, 02:36 PM
I'm so happyyyyyyyyyyyy for Kim

Great to see a Venus fan so happy for Kim :)

Mad-About-Venus
May 10th, 2003, 02:43 PM
Great to see a Venus fan so happy for Kim :)


Well the thing is, Venus is my hero and she owns my heart, but I don't think she is working as hard as she could (except for this week because she got injured), so in the meantime I'll root for my second favorite player in the world, our lovely Kim. I hope she wins the whole thing.

DEETHELICK
May 10th, 2003, 02:57 PM
Congrats Kim! She must have played really well! :)

I wish Jen would finally win these matches against the Top 5. She is blatant Top, even Top 3 material, but these losses must be converted into wins!!! I mean from *4-3 on, she didn't win another game!

About her back injury, I hope she gets better soon and that its nothing too serious.

Hoping for a Kim vs Amelie final :)

kr003
May 10th, 2003, 03:08 PM
Congrats Kimmie !
Great win

Mase
May 10th, 2003, 03:19 PM
Jen, Jen Jen......I wish you could pull out out these 3 setters, it seems latley you just havent been able too.. :-( Congrats to Kim, Im sure it was a heck of a match..... Best of luck to you tommorow Kim! Congrats to Jen to making it to yet another semi final, I know its not a final or a win, but she's showing she is stll getting back on track after her horrible start this year.....!!!!

thalle
May 10th, 2003, 03:22 PM
Kim:bounce::bounce::bounce:

propi
May 10th, 2003, 03:23 PM
what's the score???????

Mase
May 10th, 2003, 03:24 PM
6-4, 6-7, 6-4 was the score.......

gokimmie
May 10th, 2003, 03:24 PM
:worship:congrats kimmie:D:worship:

Come-on-kim
May 10th, 2003, 03:37 PM
Congrats Kimmie!!

I loved this match! I hope Jen will play well in Rome too!!

jenny161185
May 10th, 2003, 04:59 PM
Wow sounds like a tight match Im was annoyed at first when I heard Jen lost but at least it waas a tight match - I hope Clijsters takes the title home now

Cybelle Darkholme
May 10th, 2003, 05:14 PM
Jen only lost because she had a back injury! IMO she is the better player compared to Clijsters. Jen would have beaten her without the injury!

Well done, Jen! :worship:


hmmm excuses are flying yet no crucifiction? funny how if venus or serena fans mention an injury they are badjered about not giving credit. :rolleyes: Or being arrogant.


anyway nice win kim and good try jen.

Siromist
May 10th, 2003, 05:18 PM
Wish i had seen the whole of this match :-(.

Well played Kim!!!
Well played jenn- looks like a real threat at the French- glad she is getting better :-)

why couldn't you see it??don't you have a chanel provider in your country that shows tennis matches?

for me i was very sure that kimberly would win. she's unbeatable!!!

Mad-About-Venus
May 10th, 2003, 05:27 PM
Jen only lost because she had a back injury! IMO she is the better player compared to Clijsters. Jen would have beaten her without the injury!

Well done, Jen! :worship:



She managed to stretch the match to 3 sets. A 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 loss doesn't seem to me like the injury stoped her from putting up a great fight. She lost the match fighting ,and that's it dude.

Sofiane
May 10th, 2003, 05:33 PM
Congrats Kim!
It is always difficult to pull out a win against a player your never defeated.
So well done kimmy.
Better luck next time Jennifer.

Oasiatic
May 10th, 2003, 05:38 PM
Way to go Kim! :bounce: You're finally coming into your own these days with your outstanding play!

katrientje
May 10th, 2003, 05:43 PM
I love these:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030510/capt.1052580431german_open_tennis_zber107.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030510/capt.1052580616german_open_tennis_zber105.jpg

sbmh
May 10th, 2003, 06:01 PM
Congrats Kimmie ! Good luck in final !
Good fight , Jen !
:)

Dava
May 10th, 2003, 06:28 PM
Well done Kim! No kick ass in the final.

Cariaoke
May 10th, 2003, 06:37 PM
wow great win Kimmy! well at least Jen fought well but couldn't pull it out. :D

starr
May 10th, 2003, 07:29 PM
Kimmy is adorable on the court.

franny
May 10th, 2003, 11:51 PM
Jen only lost because she had a back injury! IMO she is the better player compared to Clijsters. Jen would have beaten her without the injury!

Well done, Jen! :worship:

um, i dont think thats true. Right now, Clijsters is a better player. Jen hasn't even won a title in like one and a half years, and she can't beat anyone who is ranked higher than her. She always whines about her back or her eyes and etc....i dont think the injury would have changed the match outcome, she had her chances to win and she didn't, thats all there is to it. Her serve sucks either ways, so its not liek it made a difference on her serve.