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Glenn
Feb 13th, 2004, 03:58 PM
Kim is playing horrid tennis, spraying balls all over.
Bad day for Kim, but can she recover against a weaker opponent?
Keep trying Kim!

6-3 Farina Elia

EDIT1: 5-2 second set Farina Elia

Kim turns it around to 7-5 second set, Silvia had 2 matchpoints at 5-4.

My prediction: Kim wins third set 6-2 or 6-3.

EDIT2: My prediction! Hehe, Kim wins third set 6-3

Kim Clijsters def. Silvia Farina Elia 3-6 7-5 6-3.

MarcusRock
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:00 PM
Oh please. Kim will win the next two sets, 6-2, 6-1.

SJW
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:03 PM
i like both girls but Kim needs this ;)

JonBcn
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:04 PM
Surely something interesting isnt going to happen this week after all..?

per4ever
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:05 PM
Silvia :bounce:

where's the guy who started about the real number one? :o

KV
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:07 PM
Kim broke, come on Kim.

Glenn
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:08 PM
I have a feeling this is Silvia's match.
Kim doesn't look like she's up for a comeback.
She looks tired.

Couver
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:09 PM
I'm sure Kim will take this set and then roll into cruise control.

alexusjonesfan
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:09 PM
Kim always has trouble with Silvia. Her match with her at the Aussie is one of the few recent ones that didn't go three sets. I'm still countin on Kim to win :p

AntiKCKid
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:11 PM
C'mon Silvia beat that manbeast! :bounce:

DelMonte
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:11 PM
wow, when was the last time kim was taken to 3 sets?

DelMonte

per4ever
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:17 PM
lmao Delmonte..euhm the AO final? :D

E. Blackadder
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:23 PM
6-3 5-2* :o :eek:

Darop.
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:23 PM
5-2 Silvia FORZA!!!

tennnisfannn
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:24 PM
Time for a come back, can she will she?

per4ever
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:25 PM
Forza Silvia :bounce:

CapFan#1
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:25 PM
Come on Kim!!

KV
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:26 PM
32 UE's Kim. Her worst match for ages.

Glenn
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:26 PM
6-3 5-3, Silvia serving.

PointBlank
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:26 PM
Silvia :eek: :):)

Kimmie :confused: :sad:

AntiKCKid
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:27 PM
C'mon Silvia!!!!!! :bounce:

UDiTY
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:27 PM
32 UE's Kim. Her worst match for ages.
Oh she had plenty of UE's at AO...it's all on how many winners she has too.

Andrew.
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:28 PM
Concluda il fiammifero Silvia! :bounce:

RAA
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:29 PM
what is going on???

KV
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:31 PM
Kim seems to wake up 3-6 4-5

per4ever
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:31 PM
rebreak Kim pfff 4*-5

alfonsojose
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:32 PM
Silivia always makes kim work hard. Her slice backhand upstes Kim Western Forehand, even more on fast courts. I guess she'll win in three. It would be like 2003 W.

AntiKCKid
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:32 PM
Noooo, c'mon Silvia close it out!!

Darop.
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:32 PM
32 UE's Kim. Her worst match for ages.
It dont matter, if silvia wins, a win is a win, she should get credit for beeting the number 1 in 2 straight sets (if she does :p)

Darop.
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:33 PM
Kim Broke Back I Knew It Wud Happen Goddamn Silvia Close The Fucking Match!

Glenn
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:34 PM
Hmm, Kim's fighting back?
OK, so she'll probably win 3-6 7-5 6-0... :rolleyes:

Glenn
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:34 PM
Silvia had 2 matchpoints.

E. Blackadder
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:36 PM
6-5 for Kim now :cool:

SJW
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:36 PM
oh my GAWD!

Kimmy :hearts:

TatiAnnahølic
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:39 PM
Vamos Kim! :yeah:

AntiKCKid
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:41 PM
C'mon Silvia, don't let this carthorse beat you! You have too much variation for her use it to your advantage girl!!! :)

Darop.
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:41 PM
Shit Shit Shit Shit Aaaarrrggghhhhhhhhh

ys
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:41 PM
It must be really humiliating when this kind of match suddnely turns into choketeria..

LindsayRocks89
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:42 PM
come on Kim! :bounce:

Glenn
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:42 PM
Kim wins second set 7-5.
LOL, it was too good to be true for Silvia. :)

JulieC
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:43 PM
Kim won the second set with 7-5

UDiTY
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:43 PM
Damnit!! Lucky Kim.........:rolleyes:

-Ph51-
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:44 PM
Kim always has a hard time vs Farina Elia,Likhovtseva and,of course Justine!

AntiKCKid
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:46 PM
It would have been great for the WTA had the skillful game of Silvia beaten the boring one-dimensional game played by chunky Kim. I guess it was too good to be true, maybe this is a sign though that Kim's season might be about to go down the hill.

Darop.
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:48 PM
:fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :tape: :tape: :tape: :tape: :tape: :tape:

AntiKCKid
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:48 PM
I can see I'm getting some negatives from people off this thread so I just wanted to ask for you to stop! I hate Kim, I've met her and she was incredibly full of herself and not a likeable person. Don't hold that against me! You'd dislike her to if she'd treat you the way she treat me.

Glenn
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:52 PM
I can see I'm getting some negatives from people off this thread so I just wanted to ask for you to stop! I hate Kim, I've met her and she was incredibly full of herself and not a likeable person. Don't hold that against me! You'd dislike her to if she'd treat you the way she treat me.OK fine, but stop calling her those bad words.
I'm sure she doesn't deserve all of that.
(Unless she's the devil impersonated or a child molestor...)

SJW
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:53 PM
i've met Kim also and she was the sweetest person ever.

so there :)

brown1tr
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:54 PM
AnitKCKid,


I'm with you, I don't like Kim or her style of play. She is not a great player like some think. If she were she would have won a slam by now!

Too bad that Silvia couldn't take her out in two sets, but maybe she has a chance in three

rightous
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:57 PM
C'mon Silvia, just once:)

Nemesis
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:58 PM
It would be best for the tournament if Kim wins this match ... So, go Kim! :bounce:

How would the final be if Kim lost? Golovin (all by retirements) - Farina Elia??? :unsure:

Glenn
Feb 13th, 2004, 04:59 PM
It would be best for the tournament if Kim wins this match ... So, go Kim! :bounce:

How would the final be if Kim lost? Golovin (all by retirements) - Farina Elia??? :unsure:
Safina - Pierce! :)

Darop.
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:03 PM
SILVIAA break break break dai!

brown1tr
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:03 PM
Its a boring indoor tournament, if Clijsters doesn't make the final it won't matter much.

DelMonte
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:04 PM
I can see I'm getting some negatives from people off this thread so I just wanted to ask for you to stop! I hate Kim, I've met her and she was incredibly full of herself and not a likeable person. Don't hold that against me! You'd dislike her to if she'd treat you the way she treat me.

Can you give some details? How did you meet her and what did she do you?

Just curious,

DelMonte

Darop.
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:05 PM
It would be best for the tournament if Kim wins this match ...


Says who?? Wouldn't it be better for the crowd to have a big upset and see a different player in the later rounds of the tournament instead of the usual belgians?

KV
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:09 PM
Maybe, but the crowd loves players who play like Schiavone/Pierce/Bovina more than slicers

per4ever
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:11 PM
Silvia is a nice player to watch 'though :hearts:

Glenn
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:14 PM
Kim leads 3-6 7-5 4-3 with a break in the third.

Darop.
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:14 PM
*never been more pissed off* :o

esquímaux
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:15 PM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/afp_photo/20040213/sge.kde91.130204170116.photo00.default-338x384.jpg

Silvia has done a lot of calf extensions :eek:

Glenn
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:16 PM
5-3

Darop.
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:16 PM
GODDAMN 5-3 Silvia is going of my fave player list, i hate chockers

JulieC
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:17 PM
Kim leads with 5-3 in the third set

Nemesis
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:19 PM
A surprise final could be good for some of you, but I think it'd be even better to have a Kim - Pierce final than anything else. Just a personal opinion, though! A lot of people also thought that the AO was a disgrace by the upsets and withdrawals. Imagine having a Silvia - Golovin final while we could have had a Kim - Serena final and a Kim/Serena - MoMo semi.

BTW - Congrats Kim! Again Dinara :devil: It's like AO all over again. Are there actually any other fit players left :confused: :p

Glenn
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:20 PM
Kim wins.

ys
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:20 PM
Another remarkable choking job.

justine&coria
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:20 PM
Just because you lose after being up in the match doesn't make you a choker. :rolleyes: And even less a chocker.

when you have two match points and you lose the match, then you're a choker ! :rolleyes:

Darop.
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:21 PM
Just because you lose after being up in the match doesn't make you a choker. :rolleyes: And even less a chocker.
After leading the whole match and then being up 5-2 and having 2 MP yes it duz :rolleyes:

Plus, she always chokes....

rightous
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:22 PM
Silvia aggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

Darop.
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:23 PM
gggggggooooooooooooddddddddddaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmm mnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

And the queen of chokes chokes once again! This time she even had 2 match points!

Dava
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:25 PM
Glad KIm pulled through I hope her ankle is ok though...:eek:

justine&coria
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:25 PM
Farina had 2 match points?

yeah, and i'm waiting for :tape: your excuses ! :o ;) :kiss:

ys
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:25 PM
This time she even had 2 match points!
I don't think she had any match points.

Darop.
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:28 PM
I don't think she had any match points.
Yes, she did.

ys
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:29 PM
Yes, she did.
Did you watch it?

Glenn
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:31 PM
Did you watch it?
Yea, she did have 2 at 5-4.

Darop.
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:31 PM
Did you watch it?
yes.

Darran
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:41 PM
Well done Kim :D :D

ys
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:42 PM
Well done Kim :D :D
Medium rare, Silvia :(:(

Doraemon
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:44 PM
Silvia shoulda closed out the match.. This could be the match she will regret the most after she retires.. But then great come back Kim. You showed what you were made of!

Dirty Sanchez
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:53 PM
Great comeback Kim, I knew you'd do it!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :)

PatM04
Feb 13th, 2004, 05:56 PM
Medium rare, Silvia :(:(LOL:lol:

Wimanna
Feb 13th, 2004, 06:00 PM
Some stats

Clijsters vs. Farina Elia
1st service: 72% - 77%
Aces: 7 - 0
DF: 6 - 1
Winners: 39 - 19
UE's: 44 - 19
BP's: 6/15 (40%) - 5/6 (83%)

MarcusRock
Feb 13th, 2004, 06:19 PM
Oh please. Kim will win the next two sets, 6-2 7-5, 6-1 6-3.See? Told ya so. Shame on all you Kim doubters.

LUIS9
Feb 13th, 2004, 06:34 PM
Wow this is very surprising, but i guess in fact its very telling! Tennis is very much a mental game, i mean i've been following it for quite a few years now, i dont really play myself because my serve is pathetic and i've got to learn proper stance and form. Nonetheless i've come to the realization, that after analizing the game a bit, its got to do more with the mental aspect more than anything, Chris Evert used to always mention it during her commentating, here's yet another proof about it, Clijsters seems to always struggle against Elia so i guess anytime she goes into a match which involves Farina she realizes its spells trouble. Theres no other reason for why she should struggle so much with her? Has Farina got any weapons to seriously challenge Clijsters? Perhaps slice? Other than that Clijsters is too formidable of an athlete and is a top player with too much game for Elia. Of course Elia isnt any newbie to tennis, and its not like she cant play tennis, however this just confirms this theory, tennis is 60% mental and the rest is physical at the very least. Look no further than her losses to Henin and her meltdown against Serena last year, yes Serena stepped it up big time, but it was Serena's mental toughness that won that battle!

tennisIlove09
Feb 13th, 2004, 07:15 PM
what the fuck is Kim smoking? to be down 6-3 5-3 to Silvia? No offence to Silvia, but she isn't in the same league as Kim.

LindsayRocks89
Feb 13th, 2004, 07:20 PM
Good win kimmy :)

GoDominique
Feb 13th, 2004, 07:25 PM
Silvia you idiot :crying2:

GoDominique
Feb 13th, 2004, 07:28 PM
See? Told ya so. Shame on all you Kim doubters.
Well done lizchris. ;)

Darop.
Feb 13th, 2004, 08:14 PM
what the fuck is Kim smoking? to be down 6-3 5-3 to Silvia? No offence to Silvia, but she isn't in the same league as Kim.
Have you even ever seen her play lately? If you have seen her yet this year, you will now that shes pumped up her muscles like crazy, and shes been much more offensive, coming to the net as soon as possible, and she has improved even since last year.

Think before you mock.

tennisIlove09
Feb 13th, 2004, 08:29 PM
Have you even ever seen her play lately? If you have seen her yet this year, you will now that shes pumped up her muscles like crazy, and shes been much more offensive, coming to the net as soon as possible, and she has improved even since last year.

Think before you mock.
Yes sir ;)

Seriously, sorry if I offended Silvia fans...but STILL, she isn't in the same league as Kim. :o

Farina Elia Fan
Feb 13th, 2004, 09:56 PM
Have you even ever seen her play lately? If you have seen her yet this year, you will now that shes pumped up her muscles like crazy, and shes been much more offensive, coming to the net as soon as possible, and she has improved even since last year.

Think before you mock.



100% correct!

Farina Elia Fan
Feb 13th, 2004, 10:01 PM
And the queen of chokes chokes once again!



i agree Silvia chokes in most matches!! But she is still my favourite!

Darop.
Feb 13th, 2004, 10:39 PM
i agree Silvia chokes in most matches!! But she is still my favourite!
No doubt ill still root for her, but i just still cant believe she choked that bad,all those years of experience, i was 99,9% sure she would close it out, but she chokes once again...

jlamire
Feb 13th, 2004, 11:00 PM
I was there and honestly Silvia was playing really great. Give some credit to her, just like Kim did herself.

hewittrok
Feb 13th, 2004, 11:23 PM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/afp_photo/20040213/sge.kde91.130204170116.photo00.default-338x384.jpg

Silvia has done a lot of calf extensions :eek:http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-02-13T173831Z_01_TEN13D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg

Leo_DFP
Feb 14th, 2004, 02:49 AM
Well, she's always been a choker.

Too bad.

Mateo Mathieu
Feb 14th, 2004, 03:25 AM
So frustating that she choked another match!! :mad:

GoSandrine
Feb 14th, 2004, 03:54 AM
good effort Silvia :hug:

these verbal attacks are absolutely absurd and unnecessary :rolleyes:

Diya
Feb 14th, 2004, 03:55 AM
Farina Elia is a tough opponent to play .Glad that Kimi got through this match !

stephanwiberg
Feb 14th, 2004, 03:59 AM
i agree Silvia chokes in most matches!! But she is still my favourite!
Well done good comeback.
It's true that Farina always chokes when it matters. I dont like the Williamses and i always hate it if for instance at French Open Farina beats a good player in for instance 4th round or so and then because of that can play Williams, cuase she always loses extremely big then. Well and she just doesn't have any real weapons at all anyway

Farina Elia Fan
Feb 14th, 2004, 09:49 AM
what both players said after the match!

"It's always tough playing Silvia because she doesn't give you any rhythm," said Clijsters. "Her slice shots force you to bend down all the time. I think it was a great match.

"I never thought I was out of it, even at 5-2 in the second set. If you think that way you should just walk to the net and shake hands," Clijsters added.

Farina Elia was naturally disappointed by the loss, but buoyed by the outstanding play she produced throughout the match.

"I think in the first two sets, this was the best tennis I've played in my career," said Farina Elia. "Even though I lost today, I feel I was the winner because of the way I played. It gives me a lot of confidence.

"I've learned a lot from the other times I've played against (Kim), and I used them in the match today. I tried to be more aggressive, which is the way I have to play if I want to stay at the top of the game."

Daniel
Feb 14th, 2004, 11:07 AM
Well done Kimmy!!!! :)

GoSandrine
Feb 14th, 2004, 01:36 PM
what both players said after the match!

"It's always tough playing Silvia because she doesn't give you any rhythm," said Clijsters. "Her slice shots force you to bend down all the time. I think it was a great match.

"I never thought I was out of it, even at 5-2 in the second set. If you think that way you should just walk to the net and shake hands," Clijsters added.

Farina Elia was naturally disappointed by the loss, but buoyed by the outstanding play she produced throughout the match.

"I think in the first two sets, this was the best tennis I've played in my career," said Farina Elia. "Even though I lost today, I feel I was the winner because of the way I played. It gives me a lot of confidence.

"I've learned a lot from the other times I've played against (Kim), and I used them in the match today. I tried to be more aggressive, which is the way I have to play if I want to stay at the top of the game."
Macmillan, thank you for that. :)

Too often posters are quick to bash the loser rather than hail the victor which is unfortunate.

It sounds like it was a well played entertaining match. I'm glad to hear Silvia's game didn't deteriorate late in that second set. All due credit to Kim for lifting her game when she needed to and to Silvia for brining the world's #2 to the brink.

GoSandrine
Feb 15th, 2004, 04:14 AM
I was there and honestly Silvia was playing really great. Give some credit to her, just like Kim did herself.
Thank you Jlamire! :)

Farina Elia Fan
Feb 15th, 2004, 10:01 AM
i've met Kim also and she was the sweetest person ever.

so there :)



I agree, andi'm not a kim fan!

Dymension
Feb 15th, 2004, 10:48 AM
Oh no Sylvia :sad: :tape:

Dymension
Feb 15th, 2004, 10:51 AM
How did Sylvia lose her match points? like errors or what? :p