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<Sven>
Feb 24th, 2009, 11:55 AM
Source: http://www.kimclijsters.be/

They will test the new roof, hopefully in front of an audience of 15000!
They will also face each other in mixed doubles: Clijsters/Henman vs Graf/Agassi.
:bounce:

ivanban
Feb 24th, 2009, 11:58 AM
amaze :hearts: :rocker2:

Noctis
Feb 24th, 2009, 11:58 AM
Kim in 2 64 63

vwfan
Feb 24th, 2009, 12:01 PM
Steffi and Andre have some 30+ Grand Slam titles, while Kim and Henman have 1 and not on grass. :eek:

Should be fun though.

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 24th, 2009, 12:03 PM
:bounce:

Davodus
Feb 24th, 2009, 12:06 PM
wow :D
should be good fun

Harvs
Feb 24th, 2009, 12:09 PM
oooooh that would be sweet to go to!!!

olivero
Feb 24th, 2009, 12:10 PM
wow :hearts:

Lin Lin
Feb 24th, 2009, 12:11 PM
Kim:awww::worship:

pollison
Feb 24th, 2009, 12:12 PM
sweeet

friendsita
Feb 24th, 2009, 12:14 PM
omg Kim!!!!

fouc
Feb 24th, 2009, 12:16 PM
Did Agassi and Graf play mixed doubles together? I remember it was an issue few years ago, but i thought Steffi was hesitatory

Philbo
Feb 24th, 2009, 12:19 PM
Is this a hoax? Her website says she is planning some exhibition matches in 2009 but I couldnt see any mention of wimbledon or Steffi?

I would like to go and watch. Moreso to see Kim than Graf....

volta
Feb 24th, 2009, 12:23 PM
COME BACK FOR GOOD KIM :(:fiery:

<Sven>
Feb 24th, 2009, 12:35 PM
Is this a hoax? Her website says she is planning some exhibition matches in 2009 but I couldnt see any mention of wimbledon or Steffi?

I would like to go and watch. Moreso to see Kim than Graf....

I suspect it will be on her site in English later today. As for now it is only available in Dutch.

Philbo
Feb 24th, 2009, 12:47 PM
I suspect it will be on her site in English later today. As for now it is only available in Dutch.

Oh great. Do you think her website or any of your sources will mention how you can buy tickets for it?

Sylvester
Feb 24th, 2009, 12:48 PM
*orgasms*

Will it be shown on tv?

<Sven>
Feb 24th, 2009, 12:49 PM
Confirmation on the wimbledon site as well: http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/index.html

The ticket information can be found there ;)

Sarah<Kim-fan>
Feb 24th, 2009, 12:59 PM
:bounce:
how I would love to go :)
but it's really close to my exams :(

Dave.
Feb 24th, 2009, 01:37 PM
Sounds exciting, I might go :eek:




Steffi and Andre have some 30+ Grand Slam titles, while Kim and Henman have 1 and not on grass. :eek:

Should be fun though.

In doubles, Kim & Tim have 2 while Steffi & Andre have 1 :p

pwayne
Feb 24th, 2009, 01:39 PM
Will playing Wimbledon against Graf encourage Clijsters-Lynch to comeback to the Tour especially with Lei resting in peace?

Apoleb
Feb 24th, 2009, 01:41 PM
yay! kick her ass Steffi.

Oizo
Feb 24th, 2009, 01:51 PM
OMG :eek:

tennnisfannn
Feb 24th, 2009, 01:56 PM
I hope thys get Capriati amd Pierce to babysit, it would be fantastic to catch a glipmse of those two champions

In The Zone
Feb 24th, 2009, 01:57 PM
Wow! Spectacular exhibition. I hope there is a livestream/it is broadcasted.

Conor
Feb 24th, 2009, 02:04 PM
Wow I cant wait! :bounce:

Maria Croft
Feb 24th, 2009, 02:07 PM
That's awesome :yeah:

Robert-KimClijst
Feb 24th, 2009, 02:26 PM
Woohoo!!! I'm so excited. :D :D :D :D :D

Dawson.
Feb 24th, 2009, 02:33 PM
:bounce:

I'm guessing Agassi will play Henman in singles too? :bounce::bounce::bounce:

What a great exhibition :hearts: :drool: :D

<Sven>
Feb 24th, 2009, 03:03 PM
:bounce:

I'm guessing Agassi will play Henman in singles too? :bounce::bounce::bounce:

What a great exhibition :hearts: :drool: :D

Indeed: On wimbledon.org they say:
The programme will feature a men’s singles, a ladies’ singles and a mixed doubles match all played to the pro set format – the first to 8 games, with a tie-break at 8-8. The exact order of play will be confirmed nearer the time.

And also reactions of the 4 participants:
Andre Agassi said: “I am honoured to be invited by the All England Club to take part in this landmark occasion. I have great memories of playing at Wimbledon and to be amongst the first to play under the new Centre Court roof is really exciting.”

Stefanie Graf commented: "There is no tennis venue more special to me than Centre Court at Wimbledon. It just doesn't get any better. I couldn't be more honoured to play there again with my husband Andre, and tennis greats Kim and Tim. It will mean so much to return to Wimbledon and see so many familiar places, relive so many wonderful memories."

Tim Henman said: “Wimbledon’s Centre Court was always a special place for me and it’s just great to have the chance to play there again with the likes of Andre, Steffi and Kim. I think it will be a really fun day for everyone and the new roof is going to make it a fascinating experience.”

Kim Clijsters said: “To be asked to be part of this unique event with Andre and Steffi and Tim is very exciting and a real privilege. It has been ten years since I played Steffi at Wimbledon. My first and only match against her in my career. It was quite an experience. I was very nervous to play against my idol and because of the rain the match took two days to finish. The new roof will prevent that this time around.”

GrafMariaPetraK
Feb 24th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Amazing :bounce:

watchdogfish
Feb 24th, 2009, 03:43 PM
£35 for a ticket though. That's too expensive, especially for an exhibition :(

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 24th, 2009, 04:00 PM
:hearts: steffi and kim

Michael!
Feb 24th, 2009, 04:02 PM
Great match
Let´s go Stefanie Maria Graf :hearts:

Dokic-Fan
Feb 24th, 2009, 04:53 PM
Great news! :) :drool: But sadly that there won't be any coverage in Germany.

Juanes
Feb 24th, 2009, 04:55 PM
nice message for tennis fans!

Mightymirza
Feb 24th, 2009, 06:07 PM
Should have been henin vs graf :p But I will take this too go steffi!

Apoleb
Feb 24th, 2009, 06:10 PM
and tennis greats Kim and Tim

:spit:

danieln1
Feb 24th, 2009, 06:10 PM
steffi in 2 62 61

In The Zone
Feb 24th, 2009, 06:10 PM
With the new roof, will Wimbledon play at night or is that not possible with grass even with the roof?

Hagar
Feb 24th, 2009, 06:11 PM
YYYYEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHH!!! I'll try to be there. Ticket sale from 12 March on.

DA FOREHAND
Feb 24th, 2009, 06:17 PM
Graf should let her win easily, perhaps Kim will get the idea to comeback to the tour

Talula
Feb 24th, 2009, 06:43 PM
I would put money on that this match draws a bigger crowd than some of the main draw events!

It's very exciting and brilliant to see all 4 back playing, albeit a demo. I wish the WTA, ATP and players were more up for a concerted 'legends' Tour. I'm sure many fans would flock to see their faves play again!

Sir Stefwhit
Feb 24th, 2009, 06:45 PM
Yes baby!!! this needs to be broadcasts! I miss them both dearly, especially Kim, I didn't get enough time cheering her on as a fan...

Talula
Feb 24th, 2009, 06:45 PM
Should have been henin vs graf :p But I will take this too go steffi!

How about Graf vs Seles?;) Now THAT would be a crowd puller and exciting! But I put my life savings on it NEVER happening! And NOT because I think Monica would win!

Helen Lawson
Feb 24th, 2009, 06:51 PM
Navratilova and Graf would be a crowd-pleaser, too, and I bet a decent match. Kim's a nice gal, but she never set the world on fire at Wimbledon, she seems an odd choice to play Steffi there in an exhibition.

shirley
Feb 24th, 2009, 06:52 PM
:bounce:

John.
Feb 24th, 2009, 06:57 PM
:woohoo: How exciting

espntennis
Feb 24th, 2009, 07:13 PM
wow this should be fun!

Tennisation
Feb 24th, 2009, 07:39 PM
Advantage Clijster :sad:
the roof is closed so this will be like indoor, Kim will have the edge

Tennis Ball
Feb 24th, 2009, 07:42 PM
Did Agassi and Graf play mixed doubles together? I remember it was an issue few years ago, but i thought Steffi was hesitatory

Yes, they played against Justine, in Steffi's tournament.

Kimmie !! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

lienie18
Feb 24th, 2009, 08:02 PM
:bounce:

justine schnyder
Feb 24th, 2009, 08:05 PM
great!!!!!!!!!!1

Mightymirza
Feb 24th, 2009, 08:08 PM
How about Graf vs Seles?;) Now THAT would be a crowd puller and exciting! But I put my life savings on it NEVER happening! And NOT because I think Monica would win!

Well yeah definately.. But more so on clay :p.. Graf has edge on her beloved grass :devil: And guys, grass is kimmie's worst surface as its steffi's best! :) Allez steffi

hablo
Feb 24th, 2009, 08:48 PM
Yeah, Kimmie! :banana::lol:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 24th, 2009, 08:57 PM
35 for a ticket though. That's too expensive, especially for an exhibition :(

way too expensive :o
bet they will have trial runs every yr if they make $$$

The Dawntreader
Feb 24th, 2009, 09:12 PM
Steffi back at Wimby:drool:

The best athlete ever in tennis:worship:

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 24th, 2009, 09:14 PM
Great news! I hope this is televised in the U.S. or atleast a livestream :bounce:.

AlwaysGraf
Feb 24th, 2009, 10:05 PM
oh my god oh my god im getting tickets im finally going to get to see steffi graf
my dream come true

serenaforever
Feb 24th, 2009, 11:53 PM
:worship::dance::banana::woohoo:

cogent53
Feb 25th, 2009, 12:34 AM
I'm so excited! The only thing better would have been if it was Justine, but I love Kim too. Kim is still young - what, 26? 27? and Steffi is now pushing 40. Guess it depends how in shape they are. The new article says Kim has been training. Would love to see her return to the tour, but I think someone like Davenport was able to do it because her game was built on great shot making - something you don't lose. Kim (and Justine) were top class athletes and movers, and to get back to competitive fitness would be hard.
However, this Wimbledon event is REALLY exciting! I've never seen Steffi play live. I went to Wimbledon in 1984 and was planning to see Sue Barker play on an outside court. We headed over only to brush past a hastily departing Steffi who beat her extremely quickly! (Been searching for the scores to see if my memory is correct but haven't found it!)

Anyway, ticket go on sale on Thursday and I'll be clicking on tickmaster!

Lulu.
Feb 25th, 2009, 12:52 AM
Yay.