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Brαm
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:10 PM
Well done babes :D :yippee: :bounce:

They beat Sfar/Vis ;)

Good luck against Loit/Mandula [2] in the QF! :yeah:

Hawk
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:11 PM
Woo Hoo!! :D

Well Done Kim and Elke! :bounce:

Wimanna
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:12 PM
Well done girls :bounce:

Good luck in the next rounds :bounce:

j_dementieva27
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:15 PM
yup... elke clijsters is a pretty good doubles player, deosnt get enough credit for doubles IMO... her ranking isnt high enough to get her into the better tournaments and i think players a cautious at picking her because of her poor single record

but she DOES have 6 ITF doubles titles

lauryn
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:15 PM
Congratulations Kim and Elke! :bounce:

j_dementieva27
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:16 PM
nevertheless, didnt expect 6-1, 6-0 :lol: nice job to elke !

XaDavK_Kapri
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:18 PM
nevertheless, didnt expect 6-1, 6-0 :lol: nice job to elke !
Me neither! :eek: Wow! :lol:

Brαm
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:23 PM
IF the Clijsters sisters beat the 2nd seeds tomorrow, Elke's rank will go from 482 to about 170 :eek: :)

Cariaoke
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:24 PM
congrats C and C! :D :hearts:

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:25 PM
Great stuff girls! :hearts: :yeah:

I never expected a stick and bagel though :tape: :clap2:

bandabou
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:25 PM
Yaaayyyyy!! Elke wins a match!!

Brαm
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:27 PM
Yaaayyyyy!! Elke wins a match!!
No, you probably mean: she reaches the QF of the Diamond Games for the 2nd year in a row :p

bandabou
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:41 PM
No, you probably mean: she reaches the QF of the Diamond Games for the 2nd year in a row :p

You said it....;)

LindsayRocks89
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:42 PM
so did anyone see that match?, did elke hold her own or was kim pretty much playing aganist two people by herself?

tennisIlove09
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:44 PM
Is it called doubles when Kim does all the work?

tennisIlove09
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:44 PM
Just joking. :lol:

Wimanna
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:52 PM
Kim: Elke played extremely well tonight...
Elke: So did Kim hè (both smiling)
Elke: We do understand eachother off court and we know how to pep up eachother on court. We know what to expect.
Kim: She's a great doublesplayer. She has possibilities and this can encourage her a lot. We had so much fun, I rarely see my sis... Goh, I become emotional .... (tears in her eyes)

from Teletext (free translation :angel: )

angele87
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:53 PM
Well done girls :worship: :D

angele87
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:54 PM
Kim: Elke played extremely well tonight...
Elke: So did Kim hè (both smiling)
Elke: We do understand eachother off court and we know how to pep up eachother on court. We know what to expect.
Kim: She's a great doublesplayer. She has possibilities and this can encourage her a lot. We had so much fun, I rarely see my sis... Goh, I become emotional .... (tears in her eyes)

from Teletext (free translation :angel: )
:angel:

Thanks for the info :kiss:

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 17th, 2004, 08:56 PM
Congrats girls! I knew Elke was good in doubles, wasN,t she the number junior in doubles?

Wimanna
Feb 17th, 2004, 09:08 PM
http://www.sport.be//nl/images/2004/februari/dubbelelkekim.jpg http://www.sport.be//nl/images/2004/februari/dubbelelkekimtekst.jpg

CanadianBoy21
Feb 17th, 2004, 09:09 PM
Elke - okay, let's think of our game plane

Kim - when you serve, right after move off the court. When I serve, don't even come on the court.

Elke - good plan. The less I play, the bigger chance I have of winning a match.

XaDavK_Kapri
Feb 17th, 2004, 09:18 PM
Elke - okay, let's think of our game plane

Kim - when you serve, right after move off the court. When I serve, don't even come on the court.

Elke - good plan. The less I play, the bigger chance I have of winning a match.
That's sooo :devil:, but I'm :haha: You cruel person :smash: :haha:

Svennovitch
Feb 17th, 2004, 09:19 PM
Elke - okay, let's think of our game plane

Kim - when you serve, right after move off the court. When I serve, don't even come on the court.

Elke - good plan. The less I play, the bigger chance I have of winning a match.
You're soooooooooooo funny!! :rolleyes:

TennisHack
Feb 17th, 2004, 09:24 PM
Elke was the #1 girls doubles player in 2002 & 2003.

She won the junior doubles titles at Wimbly & the US Open last year (w/Flipkens). If you look at her juniors profile and results, she has had overwhelmingly better success in doubles.

I hardly think this match was Kim doing all the work.

paul_masterton
Feb 17th, 2004, 09:40 PM
Selima :sad:

i have no sympathy for elke due ot her pathetic work effort. if she actually put in some effort off-court then she could achieve her potential, which is a comfortable top 200 player, earning enough to keep her going for a good few years on tour

shannonannafan
Feb 17th, 2004, 09:49 PM
Selima :sad:

i have no sympathy for elke due ot her pathetic work effort. if she actually put in some effort off-court then she could achieve her potential, which is a comfortable top 200 player, earning enough to keep her going for a good few years on tourI'm sorry, I didn't know you went to Elke's practices and knew her work ethnic:(

SpikeyAidanm
Feb 17th, 2004, 09:51 PM
http://www.sport.be//nl/images/2004/februari/dubbelelkekim.jpg http://www.sport.be//nl/images/2004/februari/dubbelelkekimtekst.jpg

THAT is SO LOVELY! :hearts: :yeah:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20040217/mdf474683.jpg

Come-on-kim
Feb 17th, 2004, 10:08 PM
I saw the match and Kim and Elke were simply the best!!

I don't agree with people telling Kim did all the work, Elke made some fantastic volleys!!!!!! And she served pretty well!!

At the end when they won the last point they began to dance before kissing each other :lol: It was funny

I think they can make it to the semifinals because I saw Mandula/Loit and they struggled to win their match and didn't play that good so...

Harju.
Feb 17th, 2004, 10:12 PM
So which idiot who said that they're gonna lose in the first round :rolleyes:

Congrats :hearts:

jenny161185
Feb 18th, 2004, 12:43 AM
im so happy for them winning it would be great to see them make a run as a team in this tourney :)

QUEENLINDSAY
Feb 18th, 2004, 03:13 AM
I love these girls!!!! I'm getting emotional on their picture!!!!!

Go Clijsters Sisters!!!!!

esquímaux
Feb 18th, 2004, 03:25 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20040217/mdf474683.jpg
How cool! I wish they'd pair up more often. It would also be neat if Elke was on Kim's level; as it would be nice to see a Williams/Clijsters rivalry :)

skanky~skanketta
Feb 18th, 2004, 05:43 AM
hopeully, they play more dubs together.

bailey
Feb 18th, 2004, 05:59 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20040217/mdf474683.jpg

See, I knew it! Sisters just wanna stab each other!:p

Fieke
Feb 18th, 2004, 06:48 AM
I saw the match and Kim and Elke were simply the best!!

I don't agree with people telling Kim did all the work, Elke made some fantastic volleys!!!!!! And she served pretty well!!

At the end when they won the last point they began to dance before kissing each other :lol: It was funny

I think they can make it to the semifinals because I saw Mandula/Loit and they struggled to win their match and didn't play that good so...

I agree with you Axel, Elke played really well. In the beginning she even was the better player on court. She was really good at the net and she hit some really nice lobs. Also her first serve was really good – she managed to hit some aces, while Kim’s first serve wasn’t working at all. They truly are a great team :)

azza
Feb 18th, 2004, 06:54 AM
OMG ADORALE PICS :inlove:

jojoseph
Feb 18th, 2004, 06:54 AM
talk about ownage :worship: definitely a good start

Dymension
Feb 18th, 2004, 07:05 AM
:hearts: @ the pictures. :) Maybe this will give Elke some confidence to do better in singles :yeah:

Rub
Feb 18th, 2004, 08:13 AM
the pictures are s:hearts: sweet!!! simply adorable!

Rub
Feb 18th, 2004, 08:18 AM
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-02-17T212842Z_01_ANT02D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg

Rub
Feb 18th, 2004, 08:18 AM
http://www.sport.be//nl/images/2004/februari/kimenelke.jpg

how sweet!!!

sbmh
Feb 18th, 2004, 08:24 AM
Well done , girls !!! :bounce:

tennnisfannn
Feb 18th, 2004, 08:27 AM
I still feel cheated, I really wanted to see a Elke vs Kim match.

Hagar
Feb 18th, 2004, 08:33 AM
Elke was good, much better than in her singles match. She should concentrate on doubles.

BelgianGirl
Feb 18th, 2004, 09:31 AM
Well, I was there and I have to say it was a really entertaining match! :D Elke played really well and they made some spectacular points. :bounce:
I wish people would stop trashing Elke as if she can't play tennis at all. I really think she could have a nice career in doubles! :)

The athmosphere was great, the crowd was really loud, cheering for the Clijsters sisters.
If they play like this, they could get further in this tournament! :cool:

The interview on court after the match was really sweet. Kim said she thinks that Elke is a great doubles player and she hopes she can get some confidence out of this win. (the interview in Dutch is here : http://www.vrtnieuws.net/nieuwsnet_master/default/sport/overzicht/040217dubbel/index.html?video_2)

You can also watch the last point here : http://www.vrtnieuws.net/nieuwsnet_master/default/sport/overzicht/040217dubbel/index.html?video_1

Joachim
Feb 18th, 2004, 10:11 AM
Clijsters sisters are really good double. Elke will be good in doubles and them in singles.For example: Suarez, Bjorkman, Mirnyi was good in doubles and them in singles!

Daniel
Feb 18th, 2004, 10:18 AM
Well done :yeah:

arn
Feb 18th, 2004, 10:18 AM
Elke and kim played great!

Elke is such a different player in doubles! suddenly her strokes are all low over the net and well placed, her voleys are lots better and her returns are better. It seems like if she has a goal where to place to ball, she is really good!

paul_masterton
Feb 18th, 2004, 11:39 AM
actually i do know a bit about elke's work ethic, and as for her practise sessions, well i would of attended if she actually had any when she was playing at Edinburgh. instead hse spend the whole time with her boyfriend.

I think she's a very good player though, and i think that people who trash her as if she's shit are wrong, because she's not. like i said she can do well enough to make a living out of tennis, but i don't think she will ever be a star.

i think her singles wil come when she starts to put a bit more effort in, when i saw her, she didn't seem overly fit. she wasn't overweight or anything, but got tired very easily. Maybe that's why she enjoys doubles? she's got all the shots but doesnt have to do as much running?

good luck in qf

tommystar
Feb 18th, 2004, 01:32 PM
How about the TV coverage in Belgium?

Will they show the dubs QF against Mandula/Loit? (Eurosport surely won't.)

I'd love to get a copy! :D