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DA FOREHAND
Aug 25th, 2003, 01:54 PM
Or will the abscense of Venus and Serena, and injury to Lindsay, take some of the luster out of her shining moment.

Suppose she wins the Open, will that satisfy those hounding her about being number one w/out a slam? Or will she have to win a slam where all the leading contenders are in the field?

Knizzle
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:02 PM
Or will the abscense of Venus and Serena, and injury to Lindsay, take some of the luster out of her shining moment.

Suppose she wins the Open, will that satisfy those hounding her about being number one w/out a slam? Or will she have to win a slam where all the leading contenders are in the field?

Yes it is the right time. No one will ultimately care that the WS were not there. It could help her get over her chokiness, if indeed that is what's holding her back.

skanky~skanketta
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:04 PM
anytime is the right time to win a grand slam.

but even with the sisters there, the haterz will find a way to put her down. its only natural. it happened to the sisters.

The Guilty
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:05 PM
anytime is the right time to win a grand slam.

but even with the sisters there, the haterz will find a way to put her down. its only natural. it happened to the sisters.

I was going to say the same thing :worship: ;)

MartinaI
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:07 PM
No, I just don't feel that she will. I think her best chance will be at the Aus Open, that is her best surface by far.

Paneru
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:07 PM
Yes it is the right time. No one will ultimately care that the WS were not there. It could help her get over her chokiness, if indeed that is what's holding her back.

right time to win GS for herself,
bad time to win with her #1 ranking.

I disagree,
I'm willing to bet if Clijsters does win you'll not find one article that doesn't have V&S's absence mentioned.

I think she'll get respect for winning but not
full credit for the win by sportswriters.

If she doesn't win it'll only add fuel to the fire of her not being the true #1 and that even with the Sister's out and Davenport(the only previous champion in the draw) injured she still can't win.

Enough of the speculation,
I guess we'll just have to wait and see how it all plays out.

Cariaoke
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:09 PM
oh you know Shriver will mention the fact that the WS were not there at AO, FO and Wimby next year and whatever other tourney ESPN decides to show. If Pam was commentating on golf, she'd find some way to relate it to Venus and Serena. :tape:

Kim better take this opportunity and RUN with it. She shouldn't repeat her bleak performances in the FO finals. I just think this is THE chance. She proved her consistency now it's time for her to prove her tenacity. Best of luck, Kimmy!

skanky~skanketta
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:10 PM
ultimately it WILL be forgotten. and i dont see the big deal about lindsay being injured. kim so has her number already.

Paneru
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:13 PM
ultimately it WILL be forgotten. and i dont see the big deal about lindsay being injured. kim so has her number already.

I think the fact that they weren't there will fade,
but it won't be forgotten any time soon.

Lindsay being injured is a big deal.
She never had great mobility to begin with but it has been
better than some previous years. With her injury all you really need to do is move her from side to side and she'll eventually breakdown, playing the top players like Clijsters, Henin-Hardenne, Capriati, and possibly Rubin as well.

Bezz
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:17 PM
I think it is the right time with her being no.1 in the world and not having won one. After the US open i expect people to say she only won it cos V&S weren't there but with the injuries both of them have if they did show up then she would have only won cos they were injured. She cant do anything about it and neither can anyone else, she should just go to the open like the other 100 odd women are and try and win. There have been so many if's and but's about people winning GS like steffi wouldnt have won so many if monica had been around, martina had no competion when she was playing, now kim can only win without V&S. Its all bull!!- yu can only play who is in tournament.

skanky~skanketta
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:17 PM
i meant against kim. when was the last time she beat kim?i mean, this year, she took a set off kim, and in one match, kim demolished her in 59 minutes. it was the 6-3 6-3 one.

tyk101
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:28 PM
because WS are not there, Clijsters is expected to win, thus this will put more pressure on her to win. If she wins, it will b expected, but if she doesn't we can blame the pressure, but now is the time to win a grandslam being number one in the world.

Paneru
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:31 PM
i meant against kim. when was the last time she beat kim?i mean, this year, she took a set off kim, and in one match, kim demolished her in 59 minutes. it was the 6-3 6-3 one.

OCT. 02'

When did Lindsay develop this injury?

I'm just saying that Lindsay is far from
what we all know she is capable of.
I also made reference to her because she's the only player left in the field to ever win this title.

Paneru
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:34 PM
because WS are not there, Clijsters is expected to win, thus this will put more pressure on her to win. If she wins, it will b expected, but if she doesn't we can blame the pressure, but now is the time to win a grandslam being number one in the world.

I partly agree.

However, I think as far as the media is concerned,
she's damned if she does(V&S aren't there) and
she's damned if she doesn't(V&S aren't there).

She said she'll put no pressure on herself to win because
V&S are out and she is expected to being the #1 ranked player and all.
So, it's just a matter of wheather or not she can stand the heat, that's all really.

skanky~skanketta
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:40 PM
no it was this year. before los angeles.

Cariaoke
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:45 PM
2003: lindsay vs. kim
2003 Sydney Hard (O) FR Kim CLIJSTERS 4-6 3-6
2003 Indian Wells Hard (O) FR Kim CLIJSTERS 4-6 5-7
2003 San Diego Hard (O) SF Kim CLIJSTERS 3-6 3-6
2003 Los Angeles Hard (O) FR Kim CLIJSTERS 1-6 6-3 1-6

Lindsay has lost three finals to Kim this year. The foot is a problem but she has gotten to finals. This would leave one to believe that the problem is 1) mental, 2) Kim's strategy, or 3) both + foot problem.

Bezz
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:49 PM
I must admit having no serena or venus in the draw is gonna make the thing less exciting, cos even though they might have made it an all williams final (something i am bored of seeing), yu know there would have probably been some great quarter-final and/or semi-final matches involving them both. Also if kim wins then yu are gonna have an excellent Aussie open if everybody is fit, cos it will hopefully add even more confidence to her game.

ys
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:52 PM
This time Vera won't let her off the hook, like she did last year. But otherwise, I don't mind, go Kim!

skanky~skanketta
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:53 PM
thanks arisac!it was the sandiego SF.

Gandalf
Aug 25th, 2003, 02:55 PM
It's not that this is ''the right time'' to win her first Slam. It is ''the wrong time'' to lose it. If she does not win with this weaker field, she will have to hear even more critics.

oddkayla
Aug 26th, 2003, 08:20 AM
On the trophy, they print the winner's name, not the other competitors. That is all that matters.

If she does not seize this moment, she will have a hard time winning it any other time. Actually this is a golden opportunity for her and Amelie!

oddkayla
Aug 26th, 2003, 08:20 AM
On the trophy, they print the winner's name, not the other competitors. That is all that matters.

If she does not seize this moment, she will have a hard time winning it any other time. Actually this is a golden opportunity for her and Amelie! No, actually make that a platinum moment!

tennnisfannn
Aug 26th, 2003, 09:25 AM
Kim should and will win this slam. Last year when the sisters went on a slam tear (though it was serena that won them all), the commentators kept mentioning how Hingis and Lindsay were absent. They soon stopped talking about it.
Kim should stay focused and grab the title coz it will only be the first one of many. Does anyone really think Kim can only win one slam? The pressure was alos on Venus to win a slam in 2000. She had been beating the top girls and playing well till she finally did it at Wimbledon nad that was only the begiining.
Do the circumstances of a slam win really matter? A win is a win is a win.
On the other hand women's tennis has almost always been about dominance. Expect Justine to carry out the tradition!

hinquit
Aug 26th, 2003, 10:56 AM
I don't know why some many or almost everybody(Kim's fans) believe
that she is going to win this us open this year.
Kim hasn't won a grandslam before and some people are saying she
will win this one.
And nobody seems to be concerned about Henin, the French champion
who had done the things Kim hasn't been able this year.
I for one, not a fan of Henin though, believe that she will be the one
to continue her grandslam celebration by winning the us open. She
knows what it means to win one and being there so it will be easy to
accomplish that again.

BasicTennis
Aug 26th, 2003, 11:05 AM
this is Kim's best chance to win her first major title...hopefully she takes advantage of this opportunity.;)

saki
Aug 26th, 2003, 12:29 PM
She'll be damned if she wins this "the sisters weren't there, blah blah blah" and damned if she doesn't "the sisters weren't there, and she still couldn't win it", to be honest.

That said, I don't think she's going to win a Slam anytime soon anyway. :angel:

Sam L
Aug 26th, 2003, 12:38 PM
It's like asking an actress "Is this the right time for her to win an Oscar?" Hello? Is there ever a wrong time for such achievements? :confused:

DA FOREHAND
Aug 26th, 2003, 12:51 PM
No it's not the same as winning an Oscar. You have absolutely no control over getting nominated, nor do you know who your likely competittion will be.

""There are still some really great players left," Davenport said. "Unfortunately, it's always going to be known as the one that the Williams didn't play.''

moon
Aug 26th, 2003, 01:26 PM
I think this year, people are talking about how V and S aren't there, but I think the talk will subside as the tourney goes on. Definitely next year, I don't think it will be brought up much.

btw--I actually hope Kim can win it. I think the press will rip her to shreds if she doesn't. I hope the winner of the Momo-Kim QF takes the whole thing.