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azmad_88
May 7th, 2006, 01:31 PM
:woohoo:

azmad_88
May 7th, 2006, 01:32 PM
1st title of the year

azmad_88
May 7th, 2006, 01:32 PM
Set: 1 | 2 | Match Clijsters Kuzniecowa
Aces 3 2
Double Faults 3 2
1st Serve % 58% 61%
Winning % on 1st Serve 28/41 (68%) 21/38 (55%)
Winning % on 2nd Serve 13/29 (44%) 8/24 (33%)
Break points 6/10 (60%) 3/8 (38%)
Total Points Won 74 58

prowler
May 7th, 2006, 01:33 PM
Tough luck Sveta! She just wasn't in the groove today!

kimmiefan
May 7th, 2006, 01:33 PM
congrats kimmy :bounce: Keep going!

azmad_88
May 7th, 2006, 01:34 PM
Kim now leads h2h vs sveta 5-1

Andy.
May 7th, 2006, 01:34 PM
Awww i really thought Kuzzie had this one, well done anyhow to Kim. Still a great tourni from Svets

ivan88
May 7th, 2006, 01:34 PM
go on Kim

xin_hui
May 7th, 2006, 01:35 PM
:bounce: :clap2: :bigclap: :yeah: :woohoo: :yippee: :hatoff: :rocker2: :rocker: :banana: :aparty: :rocker:

well done kim, 1st title of the year!

good tourney, kuzzy :hug:

hablo
May 7th, 2006, 01:37 PM
I had predicted Kim in 3, but she did even better :worship:

:woohoo: Well done, Kim :woohoo:

It's about time you won your first title of the year :fiery::p:D

Rub
May 7th, 2006, 01:37 PM
:woohoo: nice win kim! i mean great... you never fail to amaze me!

Nickk
May 7th, 2006, 01:37 PM
Typical :rolleyes:

azmad_88
May 7th, 2006, 01:37 PM
all the best in rome!...off to watch f1..

wateva
May 7th, 2006, 01:39 PM
sveta wasn't playing her best. but kim definitely deserved to win! :)

azmad_88
May 7th, 2006, 01:40 PM
3 top 20 wins this week

#11 Franny #9 Dementieva #10 Kuznetsova

supreme*
May 7th, 2006, 01:41 PM
sveta wasn't playing her best. but kim definitely deserved to win! :) yeah... true !

well done kim ! :clap2:

lee station
May 7th, 2006, 01:41 PM
Congrats Kim :bounce: :D

Jodie
May 7th, 2006, 01:42 PM
:crying2:

But well done Kim!

Mercury Rising
May 7th, 2006, 01:45 PM
sveta wasn't playing her best. but kim definitely deserved to win! :)
The thing is, and this has been said thousands of time I think, it has alot to do with Kim's game. How many times hasn't it been said that Kim's opponent "wasn't playing her best"?

xin_hui
May 7th, 2006, 01:47 PM
The thing is, and this has been said thousands of time I think, it has alot to do with Kim's game. How many times hasn't it been said that Kim's opponent "wasn't playing her best"?

:yeah: kim forces UEs out of her opponents, making them seem as if they are playing badly

Hagar
May 7th, 2006, 01:49 PM
YEAH KIM!!!
:rocker2:
I was confident that she would win because I saw her play against Dementieva on Eurosport yesterday and I liked what I saw.
I think Kim is finding her top form again.

timray
May 7th, 2006, 01:49 PM
well done Kim :yeah:

iine:
May 7th, 2006, 01:49 PM
I actually didn't expect her to win. So, congrats to title numero 31!:yeah:

hablo
May 7th, 2006, 01:49 PM
:yeah: kim forces UEs out of her opponents, making them seem as if they are playing badly
what a great player Kim is! :drool:

Mercury Rising
May 7th, 2006, 01:50 PM
:yeah: kim forces UEs out of her opponents, making them seem as if they are playing badlyExcactly :D

cometz9
May 7th, 2006, 01:50 PM
Kimmie :woohoo: :banana: first title of 2006, many more to come. For all those ppl who thought Sveta would win this :nerner: i knew Kimmie would find her form again. Poor Sveta :sad: losing 3 straight Final in a row :eek: tough on her but good luck in Berlin.

Sharapova's_Boy
May 7th, 2006, 01:52 PM
Kim :worship:

muniu
May 7th, 2006, 01:54 PM
Kimmy I'm so proud of u !!!!!!!!:bounce: :banana: :worship:
Great result good luck in Rome :D :banana: :bolt: :worship: :aparty:

Scots Kim Fan
May 7th, 2006, 01:58 PM
So pleased for kim! Sveta shouldn't be downheartened by this loss though as she has played very well all week and is still a strong contender for RG :angel:

jenglisbe
May 7th, 2006, 02:00 PM
3 top 20 wins this week

#11 Franny #9 Dementieva #10 Kuznetsova
And in terms of the Race (i.e. this year's form) those ladies are #10, #6, and #5, respectively.

And Kim's play definitely leads her opponents to play 'worse.' Her speed forces players to go for more on their shots, and her deep topspin shots make it harder for players to hit effectively.

Ceze
May 7th, 2006, 02:02 PM
well done Kim for your 1st title of the year! :worship:

Sveta, why the hell did you let your serve in the locker room? :o

Grohl
May 7th, 2006, 02:03 PM
still a strong contender for RG :angel:
she's making herself one of the faves now!

Jackson.
May 7th, 2006, 02:03 PM
Sveta :rolleyes: :(

Sandra.P
May 7th, 2006, 02:04 PM
YES! First title of the year :worship:

I hope it's just the first of many :cool:

Billabong
May 7th, 2006, 02:04 PM
Kim:woohoo:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome victory, congrats girl for your first title of 2006:banana:!!! I'm soooooooo happy, continue the good work:bounce:!!!!!!!!!

-jenks-
May 7th, 2006, 02:05 PM
Kimmie C.!!!! :bounce:

terjw
May 7th, 2006, 02:09 PM
Soooo pleased Kim's got her first title this year. :bounce: She really deserved that win. Kuzzy got pretty frustrated with the bad bounces a lot and seemed to let it get to her. Kim just got on with and focused on the next point.

Anyone see that ace by Kuzzy in the 2nd set. When it bounced it just shot upwards as if into orbit. All Kim could do was laugh at it.

Niunia
May 7th, 2006, 02:11 PM
:woohoo: Congrats Kimmie!

tennisluver99
May 7th, 2006, 02:17 PM
Kimmie :bounce:

Geoffry
May 7th, 2006, 02:19 PM
Kim :yeah: Finally a title in 2006.

I found a fairly entertaining match. Too bad the court was in such a bad state, otherwise we would have seen more rallies IMO.


Anyone see that ace by Kuzzy in the 2nd set. When it bounced it just shot upwards as if into orbit. All Kim could do was laugh at it.
Yeah, I did. :lol: Very strange bounce, but not suprising with all those bumps and holes on the court.

Vaidisova
May 7th, 2006, 02:22 PM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20060507/i/r570152751.jpg

:bounce:

JDLover
May 7th, 2006, 02:24 PM
Interesting fact everytime Justine won Warsaw she has won French is that motivation for Kimmy, well done Kimmy

bellascarlett
May 7th, 2006, 02:24 PM
Yay Kim! :bigclap: Good job! :yeah:

georgekuo1017
May 7th, 2006, 02:26 PM
Well done Kim

JDLover
May 7th, 2006, 02:26 PM
Just to add to that fact last year Henin also beat kuzzy 3-6 6-2 7-5 Kim won 7-5 6-2 co incedence

Grohl
May 7th, 2006, 02:27 PM
Anyone see that ace by Kuzzy in the 2nd set. When it bounced it just shot upwards as if into orbit. All Kim could do was laugh at it.
yeah, that was like "wtf?"
:lol:

Shenanigans
May 7th, 2006, 02:29 PM
Congrats Kim, nice to see she's back in form all the better for RG. Expecting a closer match, bad luck Sveta!

lucashg
May 7th, 2006, 02:29 PM
Congrats Kim! :woohoo:
It was about time she won her first title of the season! Keep it up and win Rome! (will she really play there?) :D

Interesting fact everytime Justine won Warsaw she has won French is that motivation for Kimmy, well done Kimmy

LOL, "everytime" as in once? A more interesting comparison would be with Petrova who won Charleston, as Justine won RG in the same years she won her two Charleston titles. And she also won Berlin in those years. :p

The Daviator
May 7th, 2006, 02:29 PM
Interesting fact everytime Justine won Warsaw she has won French is that motivation for Kimmy, well done Kimmy

:lol: Everytime as in once, is it?

Anyway, well done Kim :yeah: bad luck Sveta, but still a good tournament for her, she'll win Warsaw one year...

ey7662
May 7th, 2006, 02:29 PM
Good job Kim~~

crystall
May 7th, 2006, 02:29 PM
Just to add to that fact last year Henin also beat kuzzy 3-6 6-2 7-5 Kim won 7-5 6-2 co incedence
Does that mean that Sveta is meant to lose in this tournament no matter what?? Hmmm...

new-york
May 7th, 2006, 02:31 PM
congrats Kim.

Sveta, rendez @ next year final, maybe it will be your turn.

tfannis
May 7th, 2006, 02:35 PM
Anyone see that ace by Kuzzy in the 2nd set. When it bounced it just shot upwards as if into orbit. All Kim could do was laugh at it.
Must have been the strangest ace ever :lol:

V-MAC
May 7th, 2006, 02:37 PM
Congrats Kim :) Sveta though :eek: I thought she had this tournament, she seems to have been playing top drawer tennis all week up to now :shrug:

liuxuan
May 7th, 2006, 02:38 PM
well done! now win Rome and Paris!

liuxuan
May 7th, 2006, 02:39 PM
Congrats Kim :) Sveta though :eek: I thought she had this tournament, she seems to have been playing top drawer tennis all week up to now :shrug:

its already been said in this thread thats it probly not svetas fault, but Kim makes players seem like theyve played below par, forcing them into unforced errors and running everything down.

chuCKnorris
May 7th, 2006, 02:44 PM
Great match by Kim! With every match in Warsaw she was playing better. I wouldn't expect this win in the beginning of this week but after Dementieva match i knew that it's possible for her to win. And it was! Great tournament Kim and I'm so happy she won in my contry! :bounce:

manu
May 7th, 2006, 02:56 PM
Great win Kim! :D I'm really happy for you :) - and must admit that I didn't really expect this *shame on me*! She's had some solid wins over a few very good clay court players. Let's hope she can hold on to this great form a few weeks longer and hopefully she can carry this into Rome and Paris. Go Kim! :)

Summer Snow
May 7th, 2006, 02:58 PM
VCash for me!! :bounce: Only bet I lost this week was on Myskina! :fiery:

gmak
May 7th, 2006, 03:01 PM
great match from Kim :woohoo: :yeah: :aparty: :worship: :hearts: :kiss: :cool:
Kim is definitely back beating 3 very good claycourters!
good luck in Rome and Paris :wavey:


bad luck Sveta :hug: still a very good week for her...

Il Primo!
May 7th, 2006, 03:03 PM
We saw the former Sveta...I don't manage to really trust her!WELL DONE KIM!!She deserved it :yeah: It would be cool to see her at Wimby as RG winner :cool:

mc8114
May 7th, 2006, 03:04 PM
Nice Kim, Now Go And Win Rg

hablo
May 7th, 2006, 03:04 PM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20060507/i/r570152751.jpg

:bounce:
lovely pic ! :hearts:

muniu
May 7th, 2006, 03:06 PM
KIMY KIMMY KIM KIMUś:D I'm so happy pls don't retire pls stay with us to 2010 pls :sad: :bolt:

:) : (

améliemomo
May 7th, 2006, 03:10 PM
ouaou Kim!!!congrats such a good level!! :worship:

happy for her first title :)

sveta you hav so much skills and talent.Good luck in Berlin! ;)

thelittlestelf
May 7th, 2006, 03:10 PM
Awesome win Kim :worship:

Congrats on title #31!

KimC&MariaSNo1's
May 7th, 2006, 03:12 PM
awesome Kimmy

svetafecionado
May 7th, 2006, 03:17 PM
congrats Kim!!! :wavey:

Belmont Lad
May 7th, 2006, 03:23 PM
Grats on the title Kim, well done! :clap2: :clap2:

Cashif
May 7th, 2006, 03:32 PM
Congrats Kim:yeah:

azmad_88
May 7th, 2006, 03:32 PM
Interview right after the match

http://ww2.tvp.pl/video/2006/05/07/71867/film.asf

thanks kimkong

kristen
May 7th, 2006, 03:33 PM
Congrats~~~~~~~~~

RJWCapriati
May 7th, 2006, 03:50 PM
:yeah: :worship:

Maria Croft
May 7th, 2006, 04:04 PM
what a great week from Kim :eek:

Congrats :yeah:

.david.
May 7th, 2006, 04:05 PM
Yeah Kim! Please win the French Open too!

SAEKeithSerena
May 7th, 2006, 04:25 PM
I had predicted Kim in 3, but she did even better :worship:

:woohoo: Well done, Kim :woohoo:

It's about time you won your first title of the year :fiery::p:D


yes, a great tournament for kim!:cool:

starr
May 7th, 2006, 04:35 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

I'm very happy for Kim.

And so very happy she is side stepping Berlin. ;)

VivalaSeles
May 7th, 2006, 04:41 PM
Bravo Kimmie :D

lee station
May 7th, 2006, 04:43 PM
:woohoo:

Mother_Marjorie
May 7th, 2006, 04:46 PM
Not at all shocked by this result. Kim owns Svetlana.

raquel
May 7th, 2006, 04:53 PM
Well done Kim! :bounce: :hug:

I would love to her win RG :hearts:

Sveta :hug: Great week. And if she wins RG instead, I'd still be pretty happy :)

chuCKnorris
May 7th, 2006, 04:54 PM
Post-Match Interviews:
http://i.wp.pl/a/f/jpeg/9552/obraz_048_320.jpeg
Kim (http://i.wp.pl/a/f/mp3/9552/clisjters_jandscup_final.mp3)
http://i.wp.pl/a/f/jpeg/9552/obraz_040_320.jpeg
Sveta (http://i.wp.pl/a/f/mp3/9552/kuzniecova_jandscup_final.mp3) - the last question :lol:

Edith09
May 7th, 2006, 05:05 PM
Wow, good job Kim.

azmad_88
May 7th, 2006, 05:06 PM
Sveta likes pussycat Dolls!!

that was funnY!!!!

she said she likes dontcha!

Jenny.C.Fan
May 7th, 2006, 05:12 PM
Sveta :sad: . Not a good performance, too many errors, just wasn't there today. :sad:

chuCKnorris
May 7th, 2006, 05:13 PM
Sveta likes pussycat Dolls!!

that was funnY!!!!

she said she likes dontcha!

Yes! And she has "Doncha wish your girlfriend was hot like me" written on her hood :lol:

morningglory
May 7th, 2006, 05:13 PM
:eek: didn't expect this...

cheo23
May 7th, 2006, 05:18 PM
CONGRATULATIONS MISS J&S CUP CHAMPION: KIMMIE!!!!!!!:woohoo: :woohoo: :yeah: :bigclap: :lol:

I just LOVE REVENGE MATCHES!!!!!!!!!!:lol:

anywho, Svetlana.....sucks that u lost to the eventual champion the last 3 yrs:eek: ...Maybe next year, u'll win:shrug: :lol:

THANKS chuCKnorris for the POST-MATCH INTERVIEWS

I loved how Svetlana is telling them about the PUSSYCAT DOLLS!!!! the "DON'T CHA wish u're girlfriend was HOT like ME" and how her "FRIEND" got it for her :haha: :haha: :haha: :rolls:

why is Kimmie's interview shorter????:sobbing: :sobbing:

WE WANT MORE OF KIMMIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

alibaby
May 7th, 2006, 05:23 PM
Sveta likes pussycat Dolls!!

that was funnY!!!!

she said she likes dontcha!
yes,a good taste!kim was just too strong,but berlin means revenge(hopefully..)!

chuCKnorris
May 7th, 2006, 05:26 PM
CONGRATULATIONS MISS J&S CUP CHAMPION: KIMMIE!!!!!!!:woohoo: :woohoo: :yeah: :bigclap: :lol:

why is Kimmie's interview shorter????:sobbing: :sobbing:

;)

I don't know either, that's all they have so far. I'll try to find smth longer / to translate some Q&As from one webpage if I have time later

xin_hui
May 7th, 2006, 05:26 PM
yes,a good taste!kim was just too strong,but berlin means revenge(hopefully..)!

erm.....kim's not playing berlin ;)

morningglory
May 7th, 2006, 05:28 PM
erm.....kim's not playing berlin ;)
:confused: so is she or isn't she?.... I'm confused... at 1st they said she would, then someone said she pulled out, then someone said she didn't, then what?

chuCKnorris
May 7th, 2006, 05:30 PM
:confused: so is she or isn't she?.... I'm confused... at 1st they said she would, then someone said she pulled out, then someone said she didn't, then what?
she's playing Rome, not Berlin :p

xin_hui
May 7th, 2006, 05:32 PM
:confused: so is she or isn't she?.... I'm confused... at 1st they said she would, then someone said she pulled out, then someone said she didn't, then what?

she never said she was going to play, she was never in the entry list. i think it's rome u got mixed up with

chuCKnorris
May 7th, 2006, 05:35 PM
Kim was injured twice in Berlin so it's very unfortunate tourney for her. I think she said once she won't play there anymore because it's always cold and rainy there + those injuries...

alibaby
May 7th, 2006, 05:46 PM
Kim was injured twice in Berlin so it's very unfortunate tourney for her. I think she said once she won't play there anymore because it's always cold and rainy there + those injuries...
sorry for confusing,guys!the moment i sent the post off,it sprang to my mind.i even read it on her website,that she wont play,so shame on me... :lol:

okay,then its rome,fine for me!!

slydevil6142
May 7th, 2006, 05:54 PM
Not at all shocked by this result. Kim owns Svetlana.

Kim owns the tour except maybe 3 players.... I didnt realize how bad the injury at the Oz was but now that she has recovered I expect her to collect alot more titles.

Lulu.
May 7th, 2006, 06:26 PM
:woohoo:

blumaroo
May 7th, 2006, 06:51 PM
This is the first tourney where she played her good tennis. She was rushing so many shots in Antwerp and Aus Open. Today she made the right shot selection at the right time and forced errors like she always does. I almost forgot how good she is on clay. I wouldnt mind if she wins RG.

Bероника
May 7th, 2006, 07:08 PM
Oh Sveta :sad:

lienie18
May 7th, 2006, 07:14 PM
:worship:

Fun & classy as ever :)

Martyś
May 7th, 2006, 07:19 PM
Sveta :sobbing:

Good performance and great week Kimi ! ;)

chuCKnorris
May 7th, 2006, 07:30 PM
I've just been watching repeat from the final on Eurosport and it reminded me that in the last game Kim had second serve ace :eek: before taking the lead 40-15. I can't remember her making it lately. That was a wonderful ending of so well played match! :bounce:

fifiricci
May 7th, 2006, 07:35 PM
I've been doubting Kim in all kinds of ways for a few months now (having been an extremely dedicated fan for three and a bit years, so I reckon I'm entitled to it). :devil:

But I have to say that I'm much more enthused now that I've watched three of Kim's matches in Warsaw, she seems much more like her "old self" of last year, even on clay (allegedly her least favourite surface).

Let's hope that Kim is beginning to tap into an injury free seam of her best tennis and that she can keep improving for RG and even more for Wimbly :angel:

Carmen Mairena
May 7th, 2006, 07:38 PM
Svetlana :hysteric: :smash: :hysteric:

Kimdsay
May 7th, 2006, 07:43 PM
YEAH KIMMIE!! :D :worship: :bounce: :woohoo:
It's time for that RG title, enough waiting! :rocker2:

chuCKnorris
May 7th, 2006, 07:49 PM
This is the first tourney where she played her good tennis.

Agreed. :yeah: Today was definitely her best match of the season so far. At last she had more winners than errors. We can forget about the time when she was making over 80 UEs in match. Her FH and BH are working well again. Her play improved and now as she's finally fit, she can be one of the main favourites for RG :bounce:

sapir1434
May 7th, 2006, 08:00 PM
wow congrats Kimmie :yeah: really good win for ya :D

Sveta :sad: :sad: :sad:

rik du chesnay
May 7th, 2006, 08:02 PM
Sur la semaine c'est mérité.La russe n'a pas joué son meilleur de tennis et de loin

Il Primo!
May 7th, 2006, 08:05 PM
Sur la semaine c'est mérité.La russe n'a pas joué son meilleur de tennis et de loin

What are you saying??Kuz played a better tennis tahn Kim and their previuos match respectively ;)

DarkchildSwiss
May 7th, 2006, 08:20 PM
Congrats Kim.

Sara81
May 7th, 2006, 08:21 PM
Glad to see Kim proved some people wrong today, seems so easy for some to put her down when things are going somewhat more difficult ..
( and yes I am reffering to one of the previous posts :angel: )
I never doubted she could win this, even with Sveta standing on the other side of the net ( beeing my most favorite Russian player ) .. it was so nice to see her playing well but hell, I would gladly give up ten titles to see her injury free, happy and relaxed like she was today :)

rik du chesnay
May 7th, 2006, 08:23 PM
What are you saying??Kuz played a better tennis tahn Kim and their previuos match respectively ;)
Sur la semaine??Euh ta vu son match contre mercredi ou jeudi?Elle etait mauvaise mauvaise

jonny84
May 7th, 2006, 08:23 PM
:yeah: Kim!

ace4lleykim
May 7th, 2006, 09:51 PM
Kim :yeah: Finally a title in 2006.

I found a fairly entertaining match. Too bad the court was in such a bad state, otherwise we would have seen more rallies IMO.


Yeah, I did. :lol: Very strange bounce, but not suprising with all those bumps and holes on the court.

:lol: This is the first that I've seen a clay court match with that alot of bad bounces. The first ace Kuzzie got was from a bad bounce, it was so high that Kim just stood there and smiled. :haha:
Anyway, I think Kim did play great today, haven't seen her play this well since at the USO. Also there was contributions from Kuzzie but I think Kim's defense and offense were great. Except I think Kim suffered the most bad bounces. But still, congrats to Kimmie!! :bounce:

ace4lleykim
May 7th, 2006, 09:56 PM
she's playing Rome, not Berlin :p

She's playing Berlin? How come I don't see her name on the entry list? Are you sure? :confused:

Il Primo!
May 7th, 2006, 10:14 PM
Sur la semaine??Euh ta vu son match contre mercredi ou jeudi?Elle etait mauvaise mauvaise
Regarde les scores des différents matchs et tu veras laquelle des 2 a le mieux joué ;)

chuCKnorris
May 7th, 2006, 10:22 PM
She's playing Berlin? How come I don't see her name on the entry list? Are you sure? :confused:
Read my post once again, carefully :p

KoOlMaNsEaN
May 7th, 2006, 10:51 PM
Im surprised this is her first title of the year. Win more Kim!

terjw
May 7th, 2006, 10:58 PM
Im surprised this is her first title of the year. Win more Kim!

Well she did win in Hong Kong right at the beginning of the year. I know that's not an official WTA event - but there were pretty good top players there.

loppy
May 7th, 2006, 11:26 PM
Congrats, Kim!!

Hagar
May 7th, 2006, 11:28 PM
Glad to see Kim proved some people wrong today, seems so easy for some to put her down when things are going somewhat more difficult ..

Yes indeed, to all the oracles of Delphi and the Gospels written in Wales: THERE, Kim threw some winning serves and backhands down the line in your face!!!
So this win makes me twice happy. First of all because I love to see her win tournaments (even when it is for the 31st time) but secondly, because I love it when the moronic thoughts of some folks are proven to be wrong. :tape: :angel:

fifiricci
May 7th, 2006, 11:37 PM
Oh dear (and thanks very much to H and S for making this so personal)! At least I have the grace to admit it on this board when I get it wrong, which is more than I can say for some who don't have the humility to do that. I'm so glad to know that I am not perfect, just human :angel:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
May 8th, 2006, 12:44 AM
Yay Kimmie :bounce: :bounce:


:worship: 31th titles , just amazing :worship:

Jakeev
May 8th, 2006, 01:48 AM
Great match by Kim, but Kuzzie:rolleyes: IF she could only play every important match like she did at Miami...........................

doofus
May 8th, 2006, 03:40 AM
WELL DONE KIMMIE :woohoo:

Sara81
May 8th, 2006, 06:37 PM
Oh dear (and thanks very much to H and S for making this so personal)! At least I have the grace to admit it on this board when I get it wrong, which is more than I can say for some who don't have the humility to do that. I'm so glad to know that I am not perfect, just human :angel:
As if you never did make it personal F :angel:

fifiricci
May 8th, 2006, 07:34 PM
As if you never did make it personal F :angel:

No I didn't - I don't believe I've ever directed a comment at any of your eye catching posts. :devil:

This is a general message board and everyone can post their views and everyone's view is equally important. Sorry if that comes as a disappointment to you, but this is the big wide world, not a closeted fan forum with a lot of arse kissing going on ;) .

If you can't stand the heat ........................... :devil:

Sara81
May 8th, 2006, 07:38 PM
Oh don't you worry about me, I've been around believe me ;)

Yasmine
May 8th, 2006, 07:52 PM
what the hell is wrong with some people here? We are on a public board and people are entitled to say what they think. I am a pretty positive person but I had doubts and was worried about Kim recently, that never stopped me from cheering for me or supporting her and doing my best to watch every one of her matches when I can. Why does it seem so wrong to have doubts? :shrug: I wasn't the only one to think that and each of us has different ways of expressing it, I don't see where this is wrong! Fifi seems to become the one people like to have a go at that's seriously out of order...

jes_022
May 8th, 2006, 08:04 PM
what the hell is wrong with some people here? We are on a public board and people are entitled to say what they think. I am a pretty positive person but I had doubts and was worried about Kim recently, that never stopped me from cheering for me or supporting her and doing my best to watch every one of her matches when I can. Why does it seem so wrong to have doubts? :shrug: I wasn't the only one to think that and each of us has different ways of expressing it, I don't see where this is wrong! Fifi seems to become the one people like to have a go at that's seriously out of order...

Well said!!

I'm getting kinda tired of people jumping on others backs when they voice some doubts about their faves. I've been a kim fan for over 6 years now, and when she goes through a rocky period, I'll have doubts and I will comment on her sometimes poor form. What's so bad about being critical at times. It's not like I'm only her fan when things are going right.

tard~tard
May 8th, 2006, 09:17 PM
Well said!!

I'm getting kinda tired of people jumping on others backs when they voice some doubts about their faves. I've been a kim fan for over 6 years now, and when she goes through a rocky period, I'll have doubts and I will comment on her sometimes poor form. What's so bad about being critical at times. It's not like I'm only her fan when things are going right.

Maybe the reason could be that fandom is somehow related to fanatism and
the fact that the latter doesn't allow criticism.
Criticism is ok IMO as long as you can explain your opinion with some decent
arguments. If not, then you're simply bashing, which again is very much
related to fanatism.
I will always prefer one active, thinking fan above 10 passive, slaverish fans.

That said, I think Kim played a good match, nothing more, nothing less, while
Svetlana was having a bad day; she gave Kim alot of free points with all
her UE's. Some may have been forced by Kim, but alot of them were just
give aways due to sloppy play by Kuznetsova.
Nevertheless Kim was by far the better player, able to raise her game
whenever Kuznetsova became a bit more dangerous and very aggressive
when necessary!

Kim definitaly looks better than she did during the Diamond Games in Antwerp.
Fitter and more relaxed. During the DG's she left a very frustrated impression.
Of course, she was injured and exhausted there, yesterday she seemed fresh
and even enthusiastic again. Warsaw was probably her first tournament of
the year that she was able to play injury free.

I just wonder how her body would react to a tight 3 setter. During the final
at the DG's against A. Mauresmo, it was clear that her body couldn't bear
a 3 setter. After the first set that she won, she had no energy left anymore
to play, let alone win a second or third set. Hence, all her frustrations and
negativity on court. Of course, taking the injury and physical exhaustion
into consideration, I was even surprised that she made it to the final, that
alone shows what an elite player she is.
So what I really want to see is, if she's ready to play a long, tight 3 setter.
Maybe at Rome!

jes_022
May 8th, 2006, 09:23 PM
Maybe the reason could be that fandom is somehow related to fanatism and
the fact that the latter doesn't allow criticism.
Criticism is ok IMO as long as you can explain your opinion with some decent
arguments. If not, then you're simply bashing, which again is very much
related to fanatism.
I will always prefer one active, thinking fan above 10 passive, slaverish fans.

That said, I think Kim played a good match, nothing more, nothing less, while
Svetlana was having a bad day; she gave Kim alot of free points with all
her UE's. Some may have been forced by Kim, but alot of them were just
give aways due to sloppy play by Kuznetsova.
Nevertheless Kim was by far the better player, able to raise her game
whenever Kuznetsova became a bit more dangerous and very aggressive
when necessary!

Kim definitaly looks better than she did during the Diamond Games in Antwerp.
Fitter and more relaxed. During the DG's she left a very frustrated impression.
Of course, she was injured and exhausted there, yesterday she seemed fresh
and even enthusiastic again. Warsaw was probably her first tournament of
the year that she was able to play injury free.

I just wonder how her body would react to a tight 3 setter. During the final
at the DG's against A. Mauresmo, it was clear that her body couldn't bear
a 3 setter. After the first set that she won, she had no energy left anymore
to play, let alone win a second or third set. Hence, all her frustrations and
negativity on court. Of course, taking the injury and physical exhaustion
into consideration, I was even surprised that she made it to the final, that
alone shows what an elite player she is.
So what I really want to see is, if she's ready to play a long, tight 3 setter.
Maybe at Rome!

It's just too bad that the one thinking fan often gets jumped by the 10 other fans :lol: Ooohh well, thats life on a fan forum for ya.

Kim definitely played a good tournie and I think it helped a lot that she didn't get frustrated during her matches this time. I also think that her tournament planning is good as a prep for RG this year, with enough free time for her body to rest.

tard~tard
May 8th, 2006, 09:40 PM
It's just too bad that the one thinking fan often gets jumped by the 10 other fans :lol: Ooohh well, thats life on a fan forum for ya.

That's right. Some will open their minds to your thoughts, others will refuse
and accuse you of not being a true fan. Like you said, that's life on a fan
forum. Don't you worry. :wavey:

squash
May 8th, 2006, 10:49 PM
it was so funny when Kim thanked her coach (who she said was her father). He only shaked his head.