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Kimumwe
May 14th, 2003, 08:20 PM
After watching the match between Kim and Ruano, I have 4 questions?
1. Is Kim too good on clay?
2. Is she feigning injury to intimidate her opponents?
3. Is Pascal that crap of a single player?
4. How does Pascal and partner manage to win matches?

By the way Kim won 6-1 , 6-0 in less than an hour.

Mase
May 14th, 2003, 08:23 PM
Today she won??

Knizzle
May 14th, 2003, 08:25 PM
After watching the match between Kim and Ruano, I have 4 questions?
1. Is Kim too good on clay?
2. Is she feigning injury to intimidate her opponents?
3. Is Pascal that crap of a single player?
4. How does Pascal and partner manage to win matches?

By the way Kim won 6-1 , 6-0 in less than an hour.

I don't think Kim's injury was ever that serious, I think she may have just taken a precaution during that match. Ruano Pascual mad the quarters at the AO 2003 I believe, and clay is her best surface. Kim is just very good against lower ranked players.

Mase
May 14th, 2003, 08:25 PM
I take it back, found out she did.. WOO thats pretty sick, congrats Kim!

Hurley
May 14th, 2003, 08:27 PM
VRP is a good singles player (made quarters at the Australian this year) but not in Kim's league.

Also, VRP was probably very nervous since she made the quarters here last year, and thus has to defend a lot of points. Which she didn't do, obviously.

-Fienesse-
May 14th, 2003, 08:35 PM
Kim's injury is just precaution, she doesn't fake it and certainly doesn't want to intimidate her opponents!

Hercules
May 14th, 2003, 08:38 PM
Virginia Ruano is really a great player. He has two GS quarters (RG´95 and AO´03), but Kim is better

Vamos Vivi !!!

Bigkimfan
May 14th, 2003, 08:54 PM
Did anyone see Kim-Ruano??? How did Kim play??? :D :worship: :bounce:

SerenaSlam
May 14th, 2003, 09:04 PM
Kim's injury is precation exactly, and what was Virgina going to do out there? I believe the only luck Virgina has had against the top players "was" Martina Hingis, no power, Virgina much stronger, and could run her all over and around the place. Virgina coldn't run kim, she also can't move to well, therefore she is out and gone!

good luck against Cara Black kim! may be tough~

tfannis
May 14th, 2003, 09:09 PM
Did anyone see Kim-Ruano??? How did Kim play??? :D :worship: :bounce:

Not that bad I suppose ;)

Wow Kim :D:worship: How long did it take? :eek: It was finished at 21.18....and I suppose they didn't start before 20.35? :confused: Man that was quick :eek:

Sofiane
May 14th, 2003, 09:10 PM
Kim struglled last week, because it was her first clay court tournament after a month of vacation, I am certain she will play better this week, than she did last week.

Bigkimfan
May 14th, 2003, 09:12 PM
Not that bad I suppose ;)

Wow Kim :D:worship: How long did it take? :eek: It was finished at 21.18....and I suppose they didn't start before 20.35? :confused: Man that was quick :eek:

I think it started at 20.40! :worship: :D

tfannis
May 14th, 2003, 09:15 PM
I think it started at 20.40! :worship: :D
lol...even better ;)

Caz
May 14th, 2003, 09:50 PM
Virginia is a very solid, consistently good top 30-50 singles player, who can defeat top players on her day, if they are slightly off, (ie. Serena Wimbledon 98 or 99, Hingis Wimbledon 2001), but, in general, is nowhere in the league of the top 10 players. I'm sure there was pretty much nothing she could have done against Kim.

In doubles, however, she and Paola make an amazing team, capable of beating just about anyone :worship: :D

Dava
May 14th, 2003, 09:51 PM
Ginie is good but does have a tendancy to be crapper then ever. Kim probably dropped out of doubles as not to agrivate the injury.

GO KIM

Bigkimfan
May 14th, 2003, 09:59 PM
Not that bad I suppose ;)

Wow Kim :D:worship: How long did it take? :eek: It was finished at 21.18....and I suppose they didn't start before 20.35? :confused: Man that was quick :eek:

from BBC website, May 14, 2003:

'In Wednesday's other matches, second seed Kim Clijsters of Belgium took just 39 minutes to dispatch Spain's Virginia Ruano Pascual 6-1 6-0.'

:eek: :worship: :worship:

tennisIlove09
May 14th, 2003, 10:14 PM
Vivi :sad:

I didn't expect her to win, but I thought more of a fight

propi
May 15th, 2003, 12:18 AM
Vivi is a great singles player, her problem is when playing hard-hitters.
BTW Vivi and Paola manage really well when playing doubles last year 2 GS and finalists in Wimby;)

Sonf@
May 15th, 2003, 12:24 AM
I think that it was just a Vivi's bad day. Anyway, I didn't expect more than a 6-2 6-3 or 6-3 6-3 loss by Vivi, but well, Kim's game doesn't suit Vivi's at all.

Hawk
May 15th, 2003, 12:25 AM
39 minutes :eek:

I expected like a 6-3, 6-4 type of match..this was surprising.

disposablehero
May 15th, 2003, 12:31 AM
Kim often beats the shit out of players like Justine Henin, Chanda Rubin, and Daniela Hantuchova. Someone out of the top 30 is never guaranteed to win a game against her.

maccardel
May 15th, 2003, 12:43 AM
39 minutes for an player who just pulled out of doubles because of a pulled hamstring or whatever it was. She is freaky good, I think serena betta watch out cos kim might dismantle her in 20 minutes......just kidding of course.

Lisbeth
May 15th, 2003, 12:49 AM
Kim struglled last week, because it was her first clay court tournament after a month of vacation, I am certain she will play better this week, than she did last week.

Well said. Also, Kim never said she had a serious injury, I agree the tape and not playing dubs was a precaution or she probably wouldn't have played singles this week either. or maybe Ai didn't want to play doubles for some reason, who's to know?

Being a good doubles player does not win you singles matches, though Ruano Pascal is usually not bad. Kim is a good clay player in case anyone forgot that outstanding RG final a couple of years ago ;)

Lisbeth
May 15th, 2003, 12:51 AM
39 minutes for an player who just pulled out of doubles because of a pulled hamstring or whatever it was. She is freaky good, I think serena betta watch out cos kim might dismantle her in 20 minutes......just kidding of course.

Not 20, maybe 40! ;)

Ryan
May 15th, 2003, 12:52 AM
Vivi :sad: Kim :eek: I think she could trouble Serena in the final, but we sorta thought that in Miami too.

~|Naomi|~
May 15th, 2003, 02:54 AM
Kim never faked her injury, she really did feel it against Henin in Berlin and in her diary on her site has said she hans't practiced much in Rome, and when she did she had a very thick tape. Withdraiwng from doubles was a precaution and a sensible decision so as to ensure she will be right for not just singles but also doubles in Paris. She hadn't really tested her leg till the match against Ruano-Pascual but said she had felt it improving over the last few days which was a big relief for her :)