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Beyonce
Nov 10th, 2003, 09:08 AM
Ai announced
Ai and Kim will cancel pair 2004!
Kim will only play single.
Ai will construct a pair with Liezel Huber

Tarzan
Nov 10th, 2003, 10:17 AM
Were did you read that news?

Can I find it on the internet?

ghosts
Nov 10th, 2003, 10:46 AM
Sugiyama will play with Huber ??

what about Maleeva then... she will be ranked 14 in the beginning of the next year and she won't be playing doubles :eek: :sad:

kim4eva
Nov 10th, 2003, 12:03 PM
I'm gonna miss them SO much:sad::sad::sad:
I saw them play at Wimbly this year and they were just brilliant...absolutely professional:worship:
Kim won all 7 double titles with Ai...:D

~|Naomi|~
Nov 10th, 2003, 12:08 PM
They were and still are for the moment ;) a great team. But this is expected. I don't think there has been an article about it, but Ai's mum said it in a Japanese newspaper.
Kim won't commit to playing all doubles tournaments next year, which Ai wants to do. Understandably Ai therefore wants a partner who she can play every week with. It's not that Kim isn't going to play doubles at all, just sparringly, like if she feels she wants to work on her net game or something and she feels physically fresh enough to do so she will play, but doesn't want to make an outright commitment to one player that she will always play.

Tarzan
Nov 10th, 2003, 12:43 PM
Thanks for the reply kim&lleytonrule ;)

Jorn
Nov 10th, 2003, 01:37 PM
Good for Huber playing with Sugiyama! :)

Good luck next year!!

kim&lleyton
Nov 10th, 2003, 02:19 PM
I wish Ai and Liezel all the luch in 2004!!!:yeah:
To bad that Ai and Kim now can't defend there GS double titles:bigcry:

Tarzan
Nov 10th, 2003, 02:22 PM
I'm gonna miss both their laughing SO much when they played! :sad: :sad: :sad:

ex hopman
Nov 10th, 2003, 06:40 PM
Today's newspaper article said...

Maybe after Kim gets some GS titles... maybe in the future, they might play doubles together again... but not next season.

and Ai is looking forward to playing with Liezel too.

Tarzan
Nov 10th, 2003, 09:15 PM
Ai and Liezel Huber did won Linz doubles recently! :)

Linz, Austria
October 20, 2003
Surface: Indoor Hardcourt
Partner: Liezel Huber (RSA)
Round Opponent W/L Score
R16 Ludmila Cervanova (SVK)
Eva Fislova (SVK) W 6-2 6-1
QF Anastasia Myskina (RUS)
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) W 6-3 6-1
SF Iveta Benesova (CZE)
Michaela Pastikova (CZE) W 4-6 6-4 6-2
F Marion Bartoli (FRA)
Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) W 6-1 7-6(6)

I hope Ai and Liezel Huber will win more titles next year! :kiss:

PointBlank
Nov 10th, 2003, 09:18 PM
i think Ai should start playing with other Japs. Olympics r comin ^!

Beyonce
Nov 10th, 2003, 10:05 PM
Maybe ,Ai won't be able to play in 2004 Olympics.
Ai said 'my schedule will be very busy'

oaki
Nov 11th, 2003, 01:28 AM
too bad for Ai and Kim , i heard that news too.:bigcry: they all excellent pair.:bigcry:
wish they will come back to play together again soon :D

good luck to Ai & Liezel too :bounce:

XaDavK_Kapri
Nov 11th, 2003, 02:18 AM
Too bad! I'll remember that pair for a long time! They were great and could have dominated doubles tennis for a long time. But I understand Kim! It will be great maybe for them to play once in a while and win a title here and there ;)

firefly_ac
Nov 11th, 2003, 03:07 PM
Ai... :< Why don't u choose to play with Daniela...???

crazillo
Nov 16th, 2003, 05:08 PM
Ai... :< Why don't u choose to play with Daniela...???


does anyone know what maggie said to that???

~|Naomi|~
Nov 17th, 2003, 04:46 AM
Ai... :< Why don't u choose to play with Daniela...???

they have played together before, so maybe they don't feel to combine that well or somehting, I don't know :confused: but they have played before

ex hopman
Nov 18th, 2003, 06:28 AM
Ai got lots of offers to play from many players like Amelie Mauresmo, Meghann, Mary Pierce, etc...

She likes playing someone who has strong forehand shots.

Maybe she should play doubles with someone like Liezel Huber who could have more priority on doubles! :)

but, I still think Kim and Julie could be the best partners for Ai in her career.

We'll see how it goes in 2004!

crazillo
Nov 18th, 2003, 01:05 PM
Ai got lots of offers to play from many players like Amelie Mauresmo, Meghann, Mary Pierce, etc...

She likes playing someone who has strong forehand shots.

Maybe she should play doubles with someone like Liezel Huber who could have more priority on doubles! :)

but, I still think Kim and Julie could be the best partners for Ai in her career.

We'll see how it goes in 2004!


i think liezel proves as an excellent doubles player this year. she won five titels this year, and played succesfully with maggie maleeva, who is not the big specialist in doubles. what´s then when she plays ai???