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jamie09
Apr 18th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Does Women's Tennis Need Kim Clijsters?
By Ken Miller, Lawn Tennis Analyst, Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009 3:27pm PST USA


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Does Women's Tennis Need Kim Clijsters, Lawn Tennis Magazine Los Angeles--(lawntennis.org) Just as the Williams sisters appear poised to once again dominate the grand slams, Dinara Safina of Russia is set to claim the WTA Tour's top ranking Monday, despite her never having won a grand slam title.

Next week the second ranked Safina will share her rankings topping achievement with the currently fourth ranked Jelena Jankovic of Serbia who also last year reached the tour's top ranking while never taking a slam.

The Williams sisters, Serena Williams, the Australian Open and US Open champion, and Venus Williams, the Wimbledon champion, have won the last three grand slams. It's a feasible possibility that either sister could win May's French Open to then complete the Williams family grand slam despite the sisters' tendencies to favor hard or grasscourts and shorter points. In 2002, Serena defeated Venus in the Paris final to win her lone French Open title.

The sisters' dominance has again resulted in increased excitement and a higher level of play on the tour which is not a bad consequence, not at all. But it could be nicer for fans and the game overall if the Williams sisters had a rival other than each other.

Full Article:
http://www.lawntennis.org/news2009/april/does-womens-tennis-need-kim-clijsters-17001.html

AnnaK_4ever
Apr 18th, 2009, 11:25 AM
Does Women's Tennis Need Kim Clijsters?
By Ken Miller, Lawn Tennis Analyst, Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009 3:27pm PST USA


The sisters' dominance has again resulted in increased excitement and a higher level of play on the tour which is not a bad consequence, not at all. But it could be nicer for fans and the game overall if the Williams sisters had a rival other than each other.

:haha:

Ken Miller, you are an idiot :wavey:

Imperfect Angel
Apr 18th, 2009, 11:38 AM
:lol:

sammy01
Apr 18th, 2009, 12:13 PM
sometimes people really do pull these articles out their asses. as for the question what sport wouldn't want a quality player who is a proven champion back competing, at whatever level clijsters manages to reach on her comeback.

cn ireland
Apr 18th, 2009, 12:36 PM
Absolutely!!!

Why wouldn't the sport need a proven champion, who is a great ambassador for the game both on and off the court, to return to the game?

DaMatz
Apr 18th, 2009, 02:10 PM
I also would like to see her back on court :)

thetennistimes
Apr 18th, 2009, 03:36 PM
Womens tennis needs a lot more than just Kim Clijsters

hellas719
Apr 18th, 2009, 03:47 PM
I am a fan of her, so yes. She can join the other 20 women that are slam contenders now:p

Ellery
Apr 18th, 2009, 03:49 PM
Kim isn't "needed". Whether she plays or not won't "save" or "destroy" the tour.

It would be nice to have her back though :yeah:

Vanity Bonfire
Apr 18th, 2009, 03:51 PM
It's a nice addition to have, but the tour isn't dependent on her return.

madlove
Apr 18th, 2009, 03:56 PM
no no no.

freeyourstyle
Apr 18th, 2009, 04:03 PM
no

kiwifan
Apr 18th, 2009, 04:59 PM
not even a little bit, maybe "Bell Gym" does...

tennnisfannn
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:10 PM
Imagine a few months after Kim has been playing, will they be saying the wta needs another retiree to come back?

timafi
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:16 PM
I am delighted that she's coming back:woohoo:

chloe-l
Apr 19th, 2009, 12:05 PM
No.:tape:

terjw
Apr 19th, 2009, 12:38 PM
Women's tennis doesn't need any player per se - but it's good for women's tennis if top players are playing and playing well.

In the case of Kim - it certainly generates interest to see Kim playing though.

Golovinjured.
Apr 19th, 2009, 01:21 PM
LMAO @ the article.


No, the tour isn't dependent on Kim's return. But, it'll be nice. :)

AnomyBC
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:59 PM
Women's tennis needs all the help it can get right now :lol:

*JR*
Apr 23rd, 2009, 01:44 PM
If she brings Elke back with her. :kiss:

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When PP retires, I'll need somebody to slag off besides Sesil. :devil:

bobbynorwich
Apr 23rd, 2009, 02:50 PM
The WTA is loaded with young, rising talent and a deep field of excellent players overall. However, it'd be great to see Clijsters back on the tour.