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Elleke
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:10 PM
..

Brαm
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:11 PM
Damn, 3 games voor de Russische :(

Komaan Kirsten! :bounce:

Elleke
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:11 PM
Gooo Kirsten!

Elleke
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:12 PM
3-3

Wimanna
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:12 PM
:woohoo: Kirsten op canvas :)

Wimanna
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:15 PM
Kirsten 6-4 3-6 *4-3 :)

arn
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:16 PM
wow, chic laatste punt voor de break!!!

arn
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:16 PM
punt ervoor ook trouwens, een drob op een opslag :)

Brαm
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:17 PM
Wow! Kirsten op TV :bounce::bounce::bounce:
Ze is duidelijk de knapste van de 2 :angel:

Super-dropshot gezien?? :eek: :D

Elleke
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:22 PM
YAAAY :D:bounce:

arn
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:22 PM
Whaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

arn
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:23 PM
amper te geloven!!!!! Echt fantastisch!!!!!

Wimanna
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:23 PM
Yes!!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Congrats Kirtsen!!!!!!!!! We all knew you're the best!!! Today you showed it!!!! :kiss: :kiss:

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:24 PM
Congrats Kirsten on the title :woohoo: :) :)
she fully deserved it
well done Flipper :):)

Added Bonus: Kirsten has a qual WC for next years Wimbledon :)

Mercury Rising
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:24 PM
:bowdown: :woohoo:

nicky
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:24 PM
Congratulations Kirsten! Well done :yippee:

Mercury Rising
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:25 PM
Such a fighter, amazing.
Congrats Kirsten!!!! :D

arn
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:27 PM
Congrats Kirsten on the title :woohoo: :) :)
she fully deserved it
well done Flipper :):)

Added Bonus: Kirsten has a qual WC for next years Wimbledon :)

Wow, I didn't know this!! Great news!! :D

Brαm
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:29 PM
Oh echt genieten nu :):):)

't Was zo tof om haar op tv te zien, dan die overwinning, de foto's met de Belgische vlag... :angel:

Dikke proficiat Kirsten!!! :kiss:

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:30 PM
Wow, I didn't know this!! Great news!! :D

All Slam winners now get a WC into qualies if they need it
it started this yr under a new ITF initiative.

Strycova and Widjaja didnt need a WC to play in their respective events, Douchevina just missed out on 2-3 places and had to use one here.

carot
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:38 PM
Dikke proficiat voor Kirsten! :D

neig sjiek van canvas ook :bounce:

Elleke
Jul 6th, 2003, 03:38 PM
http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/newsimages/full/MI1_06072003-161736-Full.JPG

AntennA
Jul 6th, 2003, 04:16 PM
Proficiat Kirsten! Knappe match! :bounce:

Elleke
Jul 6th, 2003, 04:42 PM
http://www.sport.be/nl/images/2003/juli/flipkens_wint3.jpg
http://www.sport.be/nl/images/2003/juli/flipkens_wint2.jpg

Fieke
Jul 6th, 2003, 05:07 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
:bowdown: Well done Kirsten Kirsten :bowdown:
:bigclap: round of applause for Canvas :bigclap:

Fieke
Jul 6th, 2003, 05:09 PM
http://www.sporever.be/mediastore/belgique/photos/Tennis/Feminin/flipkens_karoline_wimbledon2003_Belga.jpg

Fieke
Jul 6th, 2003, 05:19 PM
http://www.sport.be/nl/images/2003/juli/flipkens_wint4.jpg

There's a nice photo gallery on sport.be (http://www.sport.be/nl/tennis/2003/article.html?Article_ID=8246), but as the pics are copyright protected, I can't post them...

Cilla
Jul 6th, 2003, 05:24 PM
Congrats Kirsten :yeah: The BBC showed mp & the emotion that Kirsten showed was so sweet :)

Elleke
Jul 6th, 2003, 05:31 PM
http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_13_flipkens01_ps.jpg
The battle of the unseeded players contesting the Girls' Championships was won by Kirsten Flipkens, the Belgian 17-year-old, as she made up for the disappointment suffered by her senior compatriots in their Ladies' Singles' semi-final defeats.

Her 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Anna Tchakvetadze, secured after one hour and 41 minutes of play, was achieved the hard way, with both players earning the respect of the other.

It was always going to be an even contest and the first set proved that. There was virtually nothing between them as they exchanged blows from the baseline. Both had first serve percentages of 71, with the Belgian slightly ahead on winners but well ahead on second-serve point conversions. Again, Flipkens recorded the fastest serve at 105mph with Tchakvetadze posting one just 1mph slower. On unforced errors, the Belgian was more controlled, seven lost against 11.

Crucially, the only double fault made was by Tchakvetadze on set point. That must have irritated her immensely for she struck back immediately in the second set and worried Flipkens sufficiently to storm into a 3-0 lead with two service breaks.

In all her three previous three-setters of the week, the Russian 16-year-old has recovered from losing the first set so Flipkens should not have been surprised by the turn of events. She regained one of the breaks when she pressed sufficiently for Tchakvetadze to double fault on game point when the Russian was serving out at 5-2. She then dropped her own serve for a third time when attempting to drop shot her opponent from the baseline.

It was now Flipkens' turn to regain the initiative and she did it in a similar way, breaking her opponent with some accurate play to go 2-0 up in the deciding set only to find herself level again two games later.

The final moments had both girls disputing the points with great gusto. Flipkens eventually came out on top when she broke, at her third attempt, for 4-3, and again, securing match point with a lovely backhand down the line.

Tchakvetadze conceded the title with her fifth double fault, an unfortunate ending for the young Russian. Flipkens threw herself to the ground in triumph and then picked herself up to receive her trophy from former Wimbledon Champion Ann Jones - a Junior winner in 1956. She then paraded around No.2 Court with a Belgian flag draped around her shoulders.

Already 522 on the WTA World rankings, Kirsten Flipkens could well be storming up the ladder over the next 12 months.

Majo
Jul 6th, 2003, 05:35 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship:

AntennA
Jul 6th, 2003, 05:44 PM
[IMG]There's a nice photo gallery on sport.be (http://www.sport.be/nl/tennis/2003/article.html?Article_ID=8246), but as the pics are copyright protected, I can't post them...

Here they are...

AntennA
Jul 6th, 2003, 05:47 PM
and the other three pictures...

fan22
Jul 6th, 2003, 09:21 PM
http://photo910.tripod.com/gkopihtm/gkopi/k5436g5.jpg
Roehampton doubles finals 27 June 2003,
Kirsten Flipkens (left) with Michaela Krajicek

http://photo910.tripod.com/gkopihtm/gkopi/f1617g9.jpg
Roehampton doubles finals 27 June 2003

2nd pic:

tim4
Jul 6th, 2003, 09:52 PM
Great pics, thanx.
Let's hope Kirsten is every bit as successful in her career as Kim and Justine.

~|Naomi|~
Jul 7th, 2003, 12:02 AM
Wow, well done Kirsten, awesome performance, hope she enjoyed the Wimbledon Ball :)

And starts to play some challengers soon, so good that she gets a quallies wildcard for next years Wimbledon and also should get a WC into Antwerp next year I'd think :)

Elleke
Jul 7th, 2003, 08:48 AM
http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/newsimages/full/MI2_06072003-202647-Full.JPG
http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/newsimages/full/MI3_06072003-202647-Full.JPG

Elleke
Jul 7th, 2003, 08:49 AM
Mergea doubles up while Flipkens fights her way to glory


Day 8 - Sunday 6th July 2003


Florin Mergea (ROM) and Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) are the new junior Wimbledon champions after two thrilling finals at SW19. Mergea, who beat Australia’s Chris Guccione 6-2 7-6, also celebrated a memorable double but taking the boys’ doubles’ title with fellow Romanian Horia Tecau. Guccione was once again on the receiving end of a defeat in doubles. He and his partner Adam Feeney, also from Australia lost 7-6 7-5 to the Romanians. Mergea is in good company. The last person to win both titles was newly-crowned 2003 men’s champion Roger Federer, who took home both juniors titles in 1998. “I heard about that,” smiled Mergea. “I’d like to copy him again and win the men’s title one day.”

Flipkens put in another gritty performance at the end of a week of battles to clinch her debut Grand Slam title with a 6-4 3-6 6-3 win over Anna Tchakvetadze. “It’s such an honour to be called a Wimbledon champion,” said Flipkens, who threw herself on the ground and sobbed with sheer joy after Tchakvetadze double-faulted to give her the title. “I can’t believe I get to go to the Champions’ Ball tonight.” Mergea and Tecau were also looking forward to celebrating in style. “We brought our suits just in case,” laughed Tecau.

The 17-year-old Flipkens arrived in Britain having never played a match on grass and even she was surprised to have ended her sojourn in South West London as a Wimbledon champion. “I guess I knew grass was my surface even before I hit a ball on it,” she said, “and I definitely like it now. I can’t believe I have won because I have had a lot of tough matches. There’s no way I thought that would happen.”

Flipkens’ win has certainly come against the odds. She played top seed Sunitha Rao (USA) in the quarter-finals and at that point thought her tournament was over. “I told myself before that match, ‘just get as many games as you can,’” she laughed. Having survived that Flipkens then needed all the determination she could muster to overcome Jarmila Gajdosova (SVK) in a semi-final which set No.1 Court alight on Saturday. Having won the first set against Tchakvetadze, Flipkens might have been forgiven for thinking that she might be on for an easy day but the Russian dug in to force a decider, when Flipkens’ inner steel once more came into play. “I have been through some really tough matches in the last two weeks and I haven’t lost a third set in any of them,” she said. “That gives you a special confidence because you know you can fight. On the tennis court I am a very determined person. Off the court it’s a different story but when I am playing I know how to fight and I did that today.”

Wimanna
Jul 7th, 2003, 09:59 AM
Am I right Kirsten will be n°3 in Juniors now? I tought I heard her coach saying that on the TV....?????????????

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 7th, 2003, 10:02 AM
from Daily Telegrapgh (London)

Flipkens takes top billing
By Mark Hodgkinson (Filed: 07/07/2003)


Kim Clijsters is a smiley "big sister" for Kirsten Flipkens. The 17-year-old blubbed with her fellow Belgian in the locker-room after a semi-final win in the girls' singles, and there was some public emotion yesterday after she collected the title.

Russian Anna Tchakvetadze's second serve had drooped halfway up the net for a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 reverse; Flipkens hurled herself face down onto the grass, her cheeks raw with tears when she eventually got up. In the stands, the entourage had also started to well-up.

She then blew showbiz kisses to Court No 2 and draped herself in the Belgian flag. After Clijsters and French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne, here she was next off the production line.

Flipkens, who plays doubles with Clijsters' younger sister Elke, has had an impressive cast-list in the players' box throughout the tournament, especially for Saturday's appearance in front of a near-capacity Court No 1.

After each winner or mistake, the unseeded right-hander had looked up - either for praise or support - at Clijsters, the 2002 men's Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt (the world No 2's boyfriend), and Hewitt's parents, Glynn and Cherilyn.

"I really appreciate that Kim and Lleyton came to watch me," Flipkens said. "It shows that they are so normal, but I knew that anyway. Kim was the first person I saw when I came off court after my semi-final. We both had tears in our eyes."

Clijsters had accompanied Flipkens, who won her first singles Grand Slam title, into press conferences to offer moral support - and would have done so again yesterday, but was busy on Centre Court winning the women's doubles title.

Until the previous week's warm-up event in Roehampton - where she rushed the final - Flipkens had never played a match on the surface and seemed to be firmly in the "grass is for cows" camp.

And yet, with a jumpy first service and vicious slice on the backhand, she was well-equipped on these lawns.

"I definitely like grass now," she said. "There's no way I ever thought I would win the title here. It's a great honour. I can't believe I get to go to the champions' ball."

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 7th, 2003, 10:04 AM
Am I right Kirsten will be n°3 in Juniors now? I tought I heard her coach saying that on the TV....?????????????

winning a slam automatically takes you into top 5 as it gives you so many more points than other events and only 6 are counted.
not seen new ranks yet but she'll be around #3

Wimanna
Jul 7th, 2003, 10:11 AM
Tnx TBE :)

CSB
Jul 7th, 2003, 12:24 PM
:bowdown: :dance: :haha: :woohoo: :bowdown: :yippee: :smooch: :bowdown: :bigclap: :yeah: :clap2: :bounce: :worship:

congratulations

Belgium = Best
Jul 11th, 2003, 07:05 PM
Proficiat!!!! :D

Come-on-kim
Jul 11th, 2003, 07:29 PM
CONGRATS KIRSTEN!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Brαm
Jul 19th, 2003, 10:19 AM
I saw Kirsten in Brussels yesterday but didn't have the guts to approach her :o

Maybe next time ;);)

Brαm
Jul 28th, 2003, 07:01 PM
1 question: do you fellow Kirsten fans think it's wise to play the National Tennis Championships instead of defending her title in Petange, Luxembourg? :confused:
Anyway, good luck to her!! :D
Just 1 better than in 2001, girl ;)

Come-on-kim
Jul 29th, 2003, 07:00 AM
1 question: do you fellow Kirsten fans think it's wise to play the National Tennis Championships instead of defending her title in Petange, Luxembourg? :confused:
Anyway, good luck to her!! :D
Just 1 better than in 2001, girl ;)
Well, I think playing the Belgian championships is for Prestige!!

I hope she wins it!

Belgium = Best
Jul 29th, 2003, 11:42 AM
It's her choice, her decision :)

Elke
Jul 31st, 2003, 07:52 AM
There's a nice interview from Filip Dewulf with Kirsten Flipkens in this week's Sport/Voetbalmagazine.

kirstenfan
Jul 31st, 2003, 09:46 AM
can you post it ,please ? :worship:

Elke
Jul 31st, 2003, 07:14 PM
Don't have that much time atm, but I'll see what I can do!

kirstenfan
Jul 31st, 2003, 07:26 PM
you don't have to post the whole artcle if it's too much work :) maybe only the interesting parts if you want to

isabellea
Aug 2nd, 2003, 09:33 AM
I made a site on Kirsten Flipkens and Elke Clijsters.

http://site.voila.fr/flipkens.clijsters

Fieke
Aug 2nd, 2003, 09:38 AM
Very nice site, Isabelle - I'm using one of your desktop wallpapers now :)

Elleke
Aug 2nd, 2003, 10:06 AM
:yeah: nice site!

Brαm
Aug 2nd, 2003, 11:30 AM
I made a site on Kirsten Flipkens and Elke Clijsters.

http://site.voila.fr/flipkens.clijsters
Let's hope Kirsten will read this post soon. She's been looking for ppl who want to make a website about her for a long time!

Merci Isabelle! :wavey:

~|Naomi|~
Aug 2nd, 2003, 12:38 PM
Great site :kiss:

Come-on-kim
Aug 2nd, 2003, 04:26 PM
Hey all!

I saw Fliperke today! (Yeah, Kirsten ;) ) She's playing so well!! I don't know why she thinks she only can do an Els' career like! Off course and Els' career is already fantastic, but i think she can be within some years a top-50 player and giving troubles to top-players! When her forehand is on, it's a fantastic shot!

And also, she can be admired for her beauty, yeah, she's really cute! I'd like to find a gf like her lol (girls, if you want, i'm free ;) )

So, I wish her all the best!

Elleke
Aug 2nd, 2003, 05:04 PM
:) She won against Caroline Maes! :)

Brαm
Aug 2nd, 2003, 05:20 PM
Congratulations to the Champion of Belgium!! :D:D

Bring back the "woohoo" smileys!
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

Wimanna
Aug 2nd, 2003, 05:23 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: Congrats Flipperke!!!!!!! :woohoo: :bounce:

Fieke
Aug 2nd, 2003, 06:32 PM
And also, she can be admired for her beauty, yeah, she's really cute! I'd like to find a gf like her lol (girls, if you want, i'm free ;) )


lol Axel :lol: you do know that she browses this forum from time to time, don't you? Who knows she might get the hint when she reads this ;) :angel:

Come-on-kim
Aug 2nd, 2003, 07:24 PM
lol Axel :lol: you do know that she browses this forum from time to time, don't you? Who knows she might get the hint when she reads this ;) :angel:
Ah well!! That's true, I'm not inventing or so!! I only told the truth!

Brαm
Aug 2nd, 2003, 07:33 PM
no marriage proposals please, Axel

;)

Come-on-kim
Aug 2nd, 2003, 07:45 PM
no marriage proposals please, Axel

Hum hum Bram, :rolleyes: :rolleyes: you don't know me well!

1) I'm the shiest guy of the world
2) I don't know Kirsten personnaly, so like if i'd ask someone to go out (not even marriage proposal :p ) while don't knowing her,....

Come-on-kim
Aug 2nd, 2003, 07:53 PM
and Axel: I hope you're not mad at me (and if you are, please forgive me :awww: )

Hey Sofie, don't worry! I'm not mad about you! Here a little :kiss: to prove that

Wimanna
Aug 2nd, 2003, 10:14 PM
:worship: :worship: Brammeke!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship:

Tnx :hug::hug:

Elleke
Aug 5th, 2003, 02:39 PM
some pics of Kirsten when she was younger:
http://www.excelsiortc.be/ycc/pictures/2000_47.jpg
http://www.excelsiortc.be/ycc/pictures/2000_50.jpg
http://www.excelsiortc.be/ycc/pictures/2000_12.jpg
http://www.excelsiortc.be/ycc/pictures/2000_13.jpg
http://www.excelsiortc.be/ycc/pictures/2000_03.jpg
http://www.excelsiortc.be/ycc/pictures/2000_43.jpg

Brαm
Aug 5th, 2003, 05:15 PM
Thanks, great pictures! Where did you find those? :)

Elleke
Aug 5th, 2003, 05:26 PM
On the website of an under 14 ETA tournament in Hasselt
She was a semifinalist there in 2000 and won the doubles title with Tatiana Golovin
~~> http://www.excelsiortc.be/ycc/

fan22
Aug 8th, 2003, 09:48 PM
Thanks Elke
BTW, I believe that her doubles partner in the
above pics is Tatiana Golovin....another "up and comer"
with a bright future.

Majo
Aug 10th, 2003, 11:51 AM
thanks for the pics :kiss:

(see, i'm visiting more ;))

Brαm
Aug 18th, 2003, 08:37 AM
Awww too bad Kirsten couldn't defend her title in Koksijde :sad:

Good luck in Canada & the United States (juniors)!!! :D

arn
Aug 18th, 2003, 07:48 PM
:woohoo: Kirsten is precies weer goed bezig :D Fantastisch dat ze op de lijst van belgische Kampioenen staat! :bounce:

AntennA
Aug 20th, 2003, 08:39 AM
Johan Van Herck is one of the candidates to become the private coach of Kirsten. The decision will be made after the US Open.
... and at the US Open Kirsten will play doubles with Michaela Krajicek! :D

Go Kirsten! :bounce:

katrientje
Aug 20th, 2003, 09:31 AM
Johan Van Herck is one of the candidates to become the private coach of Kirsten. The decision will be made after the US Open.
... and at the US Open Kirsten will play doubles with Michaela Krajicek! :D

Go Kirsten! :bounce:

Michaela en Kirsten maken een serieuze kans om de titel te pakken! En Kirsten zal zo beheerst en rustig lijken naast Michaela ;)
Succes meisjes! :bounce:

per4ever
Aug 20th, 2003, 09:41 AM
So Kirsten will play the US Open?

she's commited to an ITF in the Netherlands too

AntennA
Aug 20th, 2003, 10:54 AM
she will, it's the last junior-tournament she's playing

Brαm
Sep 1st, 2003, 07:19 PM
Good luck at the US Open :bounce:

Kirsten is the 4th seed in singles; 1st round against Cohen :)

~|Naomi|~
Sep 2nd, 2003, 12:22 AM
Good Luck to Kirsten at the US Open in singles and doubles

BelgianGirl
Sep 3rd, 2003, 02:57 PM
Good luck at your last junior tournament!! :D :bounce: :D

carot
Sep 3rd, 2003, 02:59 PM
good luck :D

Elleke
Sep 3rd, 2003, 04:42 PM
http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/newsimages/full/MI2_03092003-102203-Full.JPG
Good Luck

Come-on-kim
Sep 3rd, 2003, 06:23 PM
GOOD LUCK KIRSTEN!!!!!!!! :bounce:

~|Naomi|~
Sep 3rd, 2003, 10:11 PM
I feel sorry for Kirsten and all the other junoir players, they probably won't get on to play there first round matches today, maybe tomorrow. So they will have to play 2 matches a day for sure, maybe 3 or 4 if they do well in doubles (which I'm sure Kirsten will).

I don't think they will get on court today because Ashe takes priority to get dry, then armstorng and right now I don't think the organisers care about the juniors, so there courts will be the last to be dried, who knows by the time the driers get to the courts the juniors have played on the courts will probably be dry naturally.

Good Luck to Kirsten - Don't let the weather get to you girl!

Wimanna
Sep 4th, 2003, 09:04 AM
I read somewhere, the Juniors will play their matches indoor if it rains....

Brαm
Sep 4th, 2003, 10:13 AM
After the US Open, Kirsten wil start her pro career & Johan Van Herck will be her coach :)

(according to VRT teletext)

Good luck!

Elleke
Sep 4th, 2003, 02:44 PM
Wet Wednesday brings laughter in the rain


Day 4 - Wednesday 3 September 2003


By Eleanor Preston in New York

There was a depressingly familiar feel to Wednesday’s wet weather, which, for the third day in succession, wiped out all the junior play. You don’t get to be Wimbledon champion without knowing a thing or two about rain though, so reigning junior Wimbledon champions Kirsten Flipkens and Florian Mergea at least felt at home in the persistent drizzle.

The pair, who are seeded No.4 and No.2 respectively, have yet to play their first round matches at Flushing Meadows and like everyone else have endured hours of frustrating delays but neither allowed the inclement weather to get them down.

ITFjuniors.com invited the duo to venture out into the showers and pose for pictures on a soaking wet court. Flipkens and Mergea, who are great friends, entered into the spirit of the occasion, pretending to dry the court, mimicking the Flushing Meadows ground staff who have spent much of the last three days desperately trying to get the courts ready for play.

“This is what you get for being Wimbledon champion?” laughed Mergea as he and Flipkens donned wet weather gear for the photo shoot.

Flipkens was also accompanied by a crew from Belgian television. The 17-year-old, who comes from Geel, in the Flemish part of Belgium, is fast becoming something of a star in a country which is in the grip of a tennis boom thanks to the success of the world’s top two women players Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne. Clijsters acts as a mentor to Flipkens – who plays doubles with Clijsters’ younger sister Elke – and even during the rain delay Flipkens was emulating her friend and countrywoman. Clijsters had worn a mackintosh and posed for a photo shoot on the Arthur Ashe stadium court on Tuesday.

“I guess if it’s good enough for Kim it’s good enough for me,” laughed Flipkens as she put on her US Open anorak.

She and Mergea couldn’t resist some high jinks in the rain, starting a play fight with the soggy towels which ended with both players having the wet towels on their heads!

“I’m absolutely soaked now,” said Mergea, grinning as he did his best to soak ITF staff and photographers standing by. “It was a fun way to spend the time. I don’t know when I’m going to get on court so you have to have fun.”

US Open organisers will be hoping the weather clears up soon. The forecast for Thursday promises some early showers but a far brighter afternoon, which should allow the junior tournament to get underway in earnest.

Photos by Susan Mullane

Elleke
Sep 4th, 2003, 02:45 PM
http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/newsimages/full/MI1_03092003-231947-Full.JPG
http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/newsimages/full/MI2_03092003-231947-Full.JPG
http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/newsimages/full/MI3_03092003-231947-Full.JPG
http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/newsimages/full/MI4_03092003-231947-Full.JPG
http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/newsimages/full/MI5_03092003-231947-Full.JPG

Come-on-kim
Sep 4th, 2003, 04:14 PM
Kirsten :hearts:

~|Naomi|~
Sep 4th, 2003, 09:19 PM
Kirsten defeated Cohen 6-3 6-1 they played on auxillary court 1, I'm guessing that is indoors :)

Cnongrats to Kirsten :)

Come-on-kim
Sep 4th, 2003, 09:29 PM
Kirsten :bounce:

Grachka
Sep 4th, 2003, 09:46 PM
Go Kirsten! you can do it!

vanilli
Sep 5th, 2003, 04:40 PM
Second Round
K. Flipkens vs. Vania King (USA): 6/1 6/1 :bounce:

Come-on-kim
Sep 5th, 2003, 06:19 PM
CONGRATS :bounce:

Elleke
Sep 5th, 2003, 06:53 PM
now vs sanja ancic

ßcoene
Sep 5th, 2003, 10:08 PM
She won 6-0, 6-2 :)

DutchieGirl
Sep 6th, 2003, 01:39 AM
I hope the final is Kirsten vs Michaela! ;)

~|Naomi|~
Sep 6th, 2003, 10:10 AM
She's on fire :bounce:

Come-on-kim
Sep 6th, 2003, 03:50 PM
Kirsten :bounce:

Karel
Sep 6th, 2003, 04:04 PM
she now 6-1 *4-4 against Havartsova

Wimanna
Sep 6th, 2003, 04:43 PM
Flipper def. Havartsova 6-1 4-6 6-3 :bounce: :bounce:

arn
Sep 6th, 2003, 04:51 PM
:woohoo: Great!!!! She's fantastic, isn't she?? :D

Come-on-kim
Sep 6th, 2003, 04:54 PM
Kirsten :bounce:

Do you think she'll watch the all belgian final?

Brαm
Sep 6th, 2003, 06:11 PM
Kirsten! :D :woohoo:
In what round is she now? QF?

Stijn
Sep 6th, 2003, 06:15 PM
Kirsten! :D :woohoo:
In what round is she now? QF?

She's in the semi-finals now. The game is played this evening, or so I've heard in the news :)

Wimanna
Sep 6th, 2003, 08:09 PM
She plays Bondarenko (15) later this eve ;)

arn
Sep 6th, 2003, 08:37 PM
I hope she will win it, Bondarenka played 3 hard sets in her previous match.

Goooooooooo Kirsten!!!!

arn
Sep 6th, 2003, 09:10 PM
Kirsten 6-1 voor! :woohoo:

Kuti Kis&Monica
Sep 6th, 2003, 09:12 PM
Kirsten won 1rst set 6/1 :D

Wimanna
Sep 6th, 2003, 09:13 PM
Kirsten 6-1 voor! :woohoo:

:woohoo: Go Kirsten!!!!!!!!! Degradeer ze tot niets :D:D :p :tape:

arn
Sep 6th, 2003, 09:45 PM
61 46

C'mon kirsten, take the third!!!

arn
Sep 6th, 2003, 09:49 PM
3-0 for Kirsten (2 breaks)

arn
Sep 6th, 2003, 10:08 PM
from *5-0 to *5-2 :(

Fight Kirsten!!! :D

Wimanna
Sep 6th, 2003, 10:11 PM
:woohoo: well done Kirsten!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

BelgianGirl
Sep 6th, 2003, 10:14 PM
Well done, Kirsten!!!! :clap2: :bigclap: :clap2: :bigclap: :clap2:

Now take your second Slam of the year, girl!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

arn
Sep 6th, 2003, 10:56 PM
Great :D

A difficult final against the #1 junior but not impossible :D

Well done Kirsten!!! Good luck in the finals!!!

~|Naomi|~
Sep 6th, 2003, 11:59 PM
well done to Kirsten and good luck for the final :)

Elleke
Sep 7th, 2003, 07:24 AM
http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/newsimages/full/MI3_07092003-014250-Full.JPG
Flipkens and Krajicek will also be playing for the World No.1 ranking, which is currently in Krajicek’s hands. Flipkens, who beat Katerina Bondarenko (UKR) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 in the semis, will overtake her by beating her in the final. “She is the World No.1 right now so she has all the pressure,” said Flipkens. “I don’t think I have anything to lose. It’s for certain that whoever wins the match will end the year as World No.1 but I don’t think that will put anything extra on the match because I can only do my best. I can’t do any more than that.”

Flipkens will be looking for revenge after Krajicek beat her in the final of the Canadian Open last week. “That went to a third set so I know how tough it’s going to be,” said Krajicek, who knocked out Tatiana Golovin 6-1, 6-4 to earn her final spot.

Flipkens, who picked up her first junior Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in July, believes that her experience may help her gain an advantage over 14-year-old Krajicek. “The first time I was in a final I was like ‘whoa, what is going on here,’” said Flipkens. “It wasn’t just the crowd, it was the whole occasion. I know what to expect this time.”

Elleke
Sep 7th, 2003, 07:27 AM
http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_day12_073flipkens.jpg
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) [4] breezed through Day 12 soundly defeating both of her foes to advance to the quarterfinals. Flipkens beat Vania King (USA) 6-1, 6-1 and Sanja Ancic (CRO) 6-0, 6-2.

Come-on-kim
Sep 7th, 2003, 08:18 AM
Kirsten :bounce: What about her doubles results? did she w/o from doubles?

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 7th, 2003, 09:39 AM
congrats Kirsten for making final :D :)

now win this and you'll be year end #1 :)

go Kirsten go !!!!!!!

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 7th, 2003, 09:40 AM
Final isn't on a televised court :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Court 10 was free

Cilla
Sep 7th, 2003, 09:59 AM
Kirsten :bounce: What about her doubles results? did she w/o from doubles?

Didn't they abandon all the junior doubles matched because of the rain?

Cilla
Sep 7th, 2003, 10:00 AM
And Go Kirsten :D

arn
Sep 7th, 2003, 11:10 AM
Didn't they abandon all the junior doubles matched because of the rain?

Yep, they did :sad: And Kirsten won the Usopen doubles titles last year, so she will lose lots of points :sad:

Brαm
Sep 7th, 2003, 11:37 AM
Yep, they did :sad: And Kirsten won the Usopen doubles titles last year, so she will lose lots of points :sad:
Which is so unfair! :eek:
She didn't even get the CHANCE to defend them! :fiery:

Good luck against Micha(e)(ë)l(l)a :bounce:

Elleke
Sep 7th, 2003, 05:40 PM
*1-1
15-15 Goo Kirsten!

Elleke
Sep 7th, 2003, 05:41 PM
1-2* :( Fight!

Elleke
Sep 7th, 2003, 05:44 PM
*2-2 :)

Brαm
Sep 7th, 2003, 05:46 PM
Too bad this isn't on TV :(

Komaan Kirsten :D

Elleke
Sep 7th, 2003, 05:46 PM
Go!

Elleke
Sep 7th, 2003, 05:48 PM
*2-2 30-15

Elleke
Sep 7th, 2003, 05:55 PM
4-3* :D komaan!

Elleke
Sep 7th, 2003, 05:57 PM
*5-3 :D :D Go Kirsten

Elleke
Sep 7th, 2003, 05:58 PM
bp michaela :(

Elleke
Sep 7th, 2003, 06:03 PM
6-3 :D :bounce:

fleemke³
Sep 7th, 2003, 06:05 PM
Go Kirsten !!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Elleke
Sep 7th, 2003, 06:10 PM
63 11* 0-15

Brαm
Sep 7th, 2003, 06:12 PM
One more set!!! Come on!!!!!!!! :D

Almost no.1 ;);)

Elleke
Sep 7th, 2003, 06:23 PM
63 *23

fleemke³
Sep 7th, 2003, 06:52 PM
Komaan Kirsten afmaken die handel :bounce:

fleemke³
Sep 7th, 2003, 06:53 PM
:dance::dance: PROFICIAT KIRSTEN :dance::dance:

Fieke
Sep 7th, 2003, 06:55 PM
:worship: Kirsten :worship:
Congrats!

per4ever
Sep 7th, 2003, 06:55 PM
:worship: Congratulations Kirsten!!!!!! :worship:

Brαm
Sep 7th, 2003, 06:56 PM
6-3 7-5 :D:D:D

:bounce:

:woohoo: KIRSTEN :woohoo:

What a great "goodbye" to junior tennis!! Leaving the junior tour with a long winning streak, great stuff! :):):)

Hope to see pictures/articles/interviews soon!

Elleke
Sep 7th, 2003, 06:57 PM
wow Congrats :eek::D:)

Elleke
Sep 7th, 2003, 06:57 PM
And she 's the new number 1 :)

Come-on-kim
Sep 7th, 2003, 06:58 PM
Congrats Kirsten

chandra
Sep 7th, 2003, 06:58 PM
BIG wow !

AMAZING!

Congratulations Kirsten!

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 7th, 2003, 07:00 PM
congrats Kirsten :D :D
winning her 2nd SLAM of 2003

this Guarantees her the #1 yr end spot

and also gives Kirsten THREE Junior Exempts into maindraws of $75k events of her choice.

Hope she chooses wisely :)

well done again :) :hug:

Wimanna
Sep 7th, 2003, 07:36 PM
Kirsten :bounce: :bounce: Well done Kirsten!!!!!! :woohoo:

:hug: hug: :kiss:

carot
Sep 7th, 2003, 10:03 PM
flipper :bounce: flipper :bounce: :D goe gedaan :cool:

arn
Sep 7th, 2003, 10:04 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: This is just :eek: :eek: :eek:

Well done Kirsten!!! :kiss: :bounce:

fan22
Sep 7th, 2003, 11:11 PM
Congratulations Kirsten!
US Open Champ!
http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_day14_013award.jpg
No. 4 seed Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) defeated Michaela Krajicek (NED)
to become the 2003 US Open Girls' Singles Champion.
Photo by Scott Olivenbaum/usopen.org

DutchieGirl
Sep 8th, 2003, 01:13 AM
Well done Kirsten! :D :woohoo:

Fieke
Sep 8th, 2003, 07:08 AM
http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_day14_017Juniors.jpg
(left to right) Boys' Singles Final runner-up Marcos Baghdatis; Boys' Singles Champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga; Girls' Singles Final runner-up Michaela Krajicek; Girls' Singles Champion Kirsten Flipkens.
Photo by Scott Olivenbaum/usopen.org

http://www.sport.be//nl/images/2003/september/flipkensindex.jpg
Nog een kampioene. Kirsten Flipkens kan het bijna niet geloven. Ze won het juniorentornooi op de US Open. (foto PhotoNews)

http://www.sport.be//nl/images/2003/september/flipkens.jpg
Kirsten Flipkens kust haar beker. (foto PhotoNews)

Fieke
Sep 8th, 2003, 07:10 AM
From: www.upsopen.org (http://www.usopen.org)

Flipkens Contains Krajicek in Junior Girls' Final
by Brad Falkner
Sunday, September 7, 2003


Perhaps there is something in the water? Or maybe it's those tasty Belgian waffles?

Belgian women's tennis received yet another significant shot in the arm, as Kirsten Flipkens, in her final match as an amateur, concluded her junior tennis career on top by becoming a US Open champion. By doing so, Flipkens claimed back-to-back Grand Slam titles. Flipkens, who captured the Wimbledon crown earlier this summer, improved her record to 3-1 against Michaela Krajicek with a sweeping 6-3, 7-5 victory.

Krajicek garnered the first service break of the match in the third game of the first set. Flipkens immediately responded with a service break of her own to even the set at two games all. Flipkens then added a second break in the eighth game, followed up with a hold to claim the first set, 6-3.

Again it was Krajicek who secured the first service break in the second set to take an early 4-2 lead. A resilient Flipkens applied immediate pressure to Krajicek and procured a service break of her own, putting the pair back on serve, 4-3, Krajicek. Flipkens took her first lead of the set in the 12th game, adding a second service break, after cracking a forehand for a down-the-line winner.

Flipkens, showing the poise of a pro, served out the match in the 13th game. On match point, Flipkens suckered Krajicek into the net with a sneaky drop shot, then cleanly executed a two-handed backhand passing shot cross court for the winner.

Michaela Krajicek shares more than the family name with her half brother, 1996 Wimbledon champion Richard. She possesses a formidable forehand and the makings of a potent first serve. At only 14, she has a promising future in the sport ahead of her.

Flipkens' two-handed backhand , topspin forehand and focus is Clijster-esque. But it is her phenomenal foot speed that instantly makes one think of Clijsters scurrying for a drop shot to a screeching halt or skidding into a wide forehand at full speed. Flipkins is a product of the same Belgian junior program as Clijsters. She evens plays with the same Babolat racquet as Clijsters.

To be sure, Flipkins has solid potential for the professional women's circuit.

2003 US Open finalist Kim Clijster had nothing but praise for close family friend Flipkins, predicting future success for the young Belgian on the WTA tour. "I definitely think she has the game and the attitude, and you know she has the will," said Clijsters. "Any junior who plays that well on a lot of surfaces like her will... I'm sure she'll get pretty far on the WTA Tour."

carot
Sep 8th, 2003, 07:56 AM
net zoals kim gaat ze ook op zoek in australië achter nen boyfriend, en ze heeft die gevonden in de persoon van adam feeney

Come-on-kim
Sep 8th, 2003, 08:03 AM
He, that means Kirsten will be world champion too!!! She'll receive another trophy at Roland Garros then!!! :bounce:

DutchieGirl
Sep 8th, 2003, 01:07 PM
net zoals kim gaat ze ook op zoek in australië achter nen boyfriend, en ze heeft die gevonden in de persoon van adam feeney

Does this mean she'll play in the Aussie $25ks in Oct/Nov? :angel: I hope so, coz I'm probably going to at least two of them! :D

Elleke
Sep 8th, 2003, 02:33 PM
http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/newsimages/full/MI5_07092003-225012-Full.JPG
http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/newsimages/full/MI4_07092003-225012-Full.JPG
http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/newsimages/full/MI2_07092003-225012-Full.JPG
Tsonga and Flipkens take a bite from the Big Apple


Day 8 - Sunday 7th September 2003


By Eleanor Preston in New York

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) clinched his first junior Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows on Sunday, taking the US Open trophy with 7-6, 6-3 win over last year’s runner-up Marcos Baghdatis (CYP). Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens won the girls’ title with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Michaela Krajicek. Flipkens, who now has a brace of Grand Slam titles after winning the Wimbledon trophy earlier this year, will be crowned the new World No.1 when rankings are released on Monday.

“It’s a wonderful feeling to have won two Grand Slams and have the No.1 ranking. It’s unbelievable,” said Flipkens. “I think everybody wants what I have reached now.”

Tsonga made light work of Baghdatis, shrugging off big match nerves despite playing in his first Grand Slam final. He looked the fitter and stronger of the two from the outset and it was Baghadatis who seemed to be feeling the strain after a gruelling few days. Three and a half days of rain earlier in the week caused chaos for the schedulers, forcing all four finalists to play five matches in three days.

“Today I played big tennis against a big player,” said Tsonga. “I think for me it was an advantage to be fit and to have a very good physique.”

Baghdatis remained upbeat despite his disappointment. “I am happy to have got to the final because this is my last junior Grand Slam and I wanted to do well here.”

He said he was looking forward to going back to Cyprus and seeing his parents, who he hasn’t seen for eight months, and said he was still proud to have represented the island nation. “They will still love me even though I lost,” he said. “But I love them too.”

Flipkens had to fight hard against 14-year-old Krajicek, particularly in a tense second set. The Belgian went a break down early and had to claw her way back but in the end her big match experience told.

Flipkens’ victory avenged her loss to Krajicek in the final of the Canadian Open last week. “It was a good revenge from last week,” said the Belgian. “This is so special but I haven’t really realised it yet. Today I was very confident before the match and I just told myself that I didn’t have any pressure because she was No.1, not me. I was like a tiger on the court.”

Watched by her ecstatic mother and a small but noisy band of Belgian supporters, Flipkens fell on her knees after taking match-point with a screaming forehand. She got a huge hug from mum afterwards and draped herself in the Belgian flag as a thank-you to her fans. She was also quick to offer some consolation to a tearful Krajicek. “First of all I’d like to say to Michaela, don’t worry; you will win lots of Grand Slam titles. Trust me, it will happen for you.”

Krajicek said fatigue had played a big part in her below-par performance, the legacy of playing so many matches recently. “In the start when I walked on court I knew I was a little tired after all the matches in the last few days and last week in Canada as well,” explained Krajicek. “It’s disappointing but she played very well and my conditioning just wasn’t as good as hers was. Otherwise I’m very happy that I reached the final.”

Flipkens dedicated the win to her doubles partner Elke Clijsters, keeping a promise made a year ago. “Last year when I played doubles with Elke here I said that if I ever won the singles title I’d do it for her.”

All four finalists received their trophies on the 23,000 seater Arthur Ashe stadium court in a special ceremony held just before the men’s final.

Photos by Susan Mullane

Elleke
Sep 8th, 2003, 02:38 PM
http://www.collegeandjuniortennis.com/photos/KirstenFlipkensHeadShot.jpg
The reasons to celebrate in Belgium just keep on coming. It must be something in the chocolate. After an all Belgium Kim Clijsters-Justin Henin Women's Singles Final last night, Kirsten Flipkens took another one for the small country today. Kirsten, last year's girls doubles winner (with Kim's sister Elke), was pumped to win and had a large group of supporters behind her.

While she did hold her serve most of the time, fourteen year old Michaela Krajicek was challenged to many deuce points and possible breaks. Kirsten, on the other hand, used her incredible serve to win most of her games with little challenge. It was clear from early on that she would be the winner, though I'm sure Michaela's time will come soon.

After the match, trilingual Kirsten conducted interviews in Flemish, English and French. I asked if she was disappointed that they cancelled the doubles and she didn't have a chance to defend her title. She replied with enthusiasm, "It would have been great to win again in doubles, but I won in singles!!!"

Come-on-kim
Sep 8th, 2003, 02:40 PM
Kirsten is soo sweet!!

BelgianGirl
Sep 8th, 2003, 04:57 PM
Well done, Kirsten!!:clap2: :bigclap: :clap2:
It's really great for her! What a way to end your junior career!! :yeah:

I hope she'll have a nice pro-career!! :banana: :bounce: :banana:

pura-vida
Sep 8th, 2003, 06:50 PM
whats the rules for one junior passing for pro-carrer?!

fan22
Sep 8th, 2003, 11:42 PM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/2415050RM051_US_Open090723_1024x768.jpg
Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium poses for photographers after defefating Michaela Krajicek
of the Netherlands during the US Open September 7, 2003 at the USTA
National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Flushing, New York.
(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
same pic:

carot
Sep 9th, 2003, 08:20 AM
net zoals kim gaat ze ook op zoek in australië achter nen boyfriend, en ze heeft die gevonden in de persoon van adam feeney
vandaag in de krant vroegen ze er papa flipkens achter en hij had nog nooit van de jongen gehoord

kranten he ;)

King Aaron
Sep 9th, 2003, 03:08 PM
Well done on winning the title Kirsten. :) :D I like the picture of her holding the Belgian flag.

fleemke³
Sep 9th, 2003, 03:28 PM
When we were waiting for Justine we saw Kirsten arrive on the airport :D She looked great and I will post my pics as soon as I get them :D

We gave Kirsten a warm welcome :D

King Aaron
Sep 10th, 2003, 03:00 PM
When we were waiting for Justine we saw Kirsten arrive on the airport :D She looked great and I will post my pics as soon as I get them :D

We gave Kirsten a warm welcome :D
Can't wait for the pictures. :)

katrientje
Sep 10th, 2003, 04:43 PM
vandaag in de krant vroegen ze er papa flipkens achter en hij had nog nooit van de jongen gehoord

kranten he ;)

De kranten kunnen alles toch een stukske verdraaien, in HBVL zei hij (zogezegd) dat hij ook zoal iets had opgevangen, maar dat hij het er voorlopig toch op hield dat ze gewoon goede vrienden zijn

fleemke³
Sep 12th, 2003, 12:23 PM
Here they are :) :wavey:

http://users.pandora.be/fleemke/websitepandora/fotos%20goed/zaventem/kirstenweb.jpg http://users.pandora.be/fleemke/websitepandora/fotos%20goed/zaventem/kirsten1web.jpg

Hope you guys love them :)

Brαm
Sep 12th, 2003, 01:00 PM
Thanks! Nice pictures!! :)

Is her hair wet btw? :confused:

fleemke³
Sep 12th, 2003, 01:06 PM
Don't know lol She came right of her plane .. maybe she made a stop at the toilet? :o:)

carot
Sep 14th, 2003, 09:02 PM
omg flipper kan nogal sjotte :o patje goots was neig onder den indruk :D

ze was op sportweekend, of hoe noemt da ;)

fleemke³
Sep 14th, 2003, 09:30 PM
Ja heb het gezien :eek: t was ni slecht :D

*gaat ook oefenen*

per4ever
Sep 14th, 2003, 10:31 PM
vandaag in de krant vroegen ze er papa flipkens achter en hij had nog nooit van de jongen gehoord

kranten he ;)
er is dus nog hoop!! ;)

Elke
Sep 16th, 2003, 09:48 AM
Nice interview with Kirsten in Humo this week!

BelgianGirl
Sep 16th, 2003, 10:44 AM
Nice interview with Kirsten in Humo this week!

Ik ben hem juist gaan kopen se. Ik zal het is gaan lezen! :D

per4ever
Sep 16th, 2003, 11:16 AM
Ik heb ook de humo gekocht deze week voor het artikel :D

King Aaron
Sep 19th, 2003, 05:46 PM
Here they are :) :wavey:

http://users.pandora.be/fleemke/websitepandora/fotos%20goed/zaventem/kirstenweb.jpg http://users.pandora.be/fleemke/websitepandora/fotos%20goed/zaventem/kirsten1web.jpg

Hope you guys love them :)
Thanks. :D

Belgium = Best
Oct 4th, 2003, 10:33 AM
Go Kirsten :yippee::yippee:

Grachka
Oct 13th, 2003, 06:18 PM
Kirsten won her match in Qual R2 in Cardiff. I am not sure whether she was in Qual R1 but I think she qualified...:) Yay Kirsten!

Q2: Kirsten Flipkens d. Claire Peterzan GBR 6-3 6-3

Princess Fiona
Oct 13th, 2003, 06:21 PM
:wavey:
I am pleased that Kirsten is doing well in Cardiff!! I hope to see her this week... *crossing fingers verrrrrry tightly* :) Go Kirsten!! :D Nice pictures too - thanks... :)

Grachka
Oct 14th, 2003, 06:59 PM
Well, she had one more round to go in Cardiff qualifying, but she won it! :)

Kirsten Flipkens BEL d. Karen Nugent IRL 6-2 6-4

She is in the main draw, and she faces Helen Crook. I reckon she will win that one, fingers crossed! :)

Elleke
Oct 15th, 2003, 10:52 AM
go Kirsten!

Brαm
Oct 18th, 2003, 01:40 PM
Next tournament is Luxembourg! Good luck, babe ;);)

Jodie
Oct 18th, 2003, 05:26 PM
First round against Sharapova :o

Good luck!

snoop
Oct 22nd, 2003, 11:28 AM
:wavey:

Some pics I took at Luxembourg :)

Wimanna
Oct 22nd, 2003, 12:34 PM
Tnx Snoop ;)

Elleke
Oct 22nd, 2003, 01:16 PM
http://www.seatopen.lu/photos/2003/flipkens.jpg

Elleke
Oct 22nd, 2003, 01:17 PM
Sharapova advances in Luxembourg
October 21, 2003


Getty Images

LUXEMBOURG - No.5 seed Maria Sharapova overcame a strong challenge from world No.1 junior Kirsten Flipkens to reach the second round of the SEAT Open Luxembourg on Tuesday.

Sixteen-year-old Sharapova, a recent first-time Tour singles winner in Japan and the youngest player in the draw, beat the Belgian wildcard 62 76(7) having led 4-2 in the second set. Flipkens, recent winner of the US Open junior title, started going for the lines, a brave move that paid off trailing 6-0 in the second set tie-break.

Flipkens, aged 17 and playing only her second WTA Tour singles main draw, rattled off seven straight points to hold a set point at 7-6, which Sharapova saved with a glorious backhand topspin lob.

While the young Russian won the next two points, the near-capacity crowd was surely witness to the birth of another rising star in Flipkens. ;)

Svennovitch
Oct 22nd, 2003, 01:18 PM
Nice pics, snoop :)

What did you think about the match? Was Kirsten playing well? Do you think she can become top-100, maybe top-50 (or even better)?

Thanks ;)

Princess Fiona
Oct 23rd, 2003, 06:10 PM
:wavey:

Some pics I took at Luxembourg :)

:wavey:

*liking the pictures*

:) :) :)

I hope I can see Kirsten one day too!! Good luck Kirsten!! :)

Brαm
Nov 1st, 2003, 10:28 AM
To make sure she finishes the 2003 season as the no.1 junior, Kirsten's decided to play the ITF Juniors tournament of Luxembourg :)

I thought she was already sure of the top spot? How many points can she win by winning the LUX title? :confused:

caafje
Nov 1st, 2003, 10:58 AM
To make sure she finishes the 2003 season as the no.1 junior, Kirsten's decided to play the ITF Juniors tournament of Luxembourg :)

I thought she was already sure of the top spot? How many points can she win by winning the LUX title? :confused:

I don't understand either. If she doesn't play in Luxembourg, she loses 70 points (100 to defend-30 to replace). The only way n°2 Michaela can gain points this year is by playing Grade A tournaments, but there's only one more Grade A this year: the Orange Bowl. If she wins the Orange Bowl, she'll gain 100 points (250-150 of current 6th tournament).
So say Kirsten doesn't play Juniors anymore and Michaela wins the Orange Bowl, points at the end of the year would be like this:
Kirsten: 1380-70= 1310
Michaela: 1130+100= 1230
Lower ranked players aren't able to catch up with her due to the lack of GS&Gr1 tourneys.

Are we missing something??

Brαm
Nov 4th, 2003, 05:58 PM
Article about the Nottingham singles final: Bammer beat Flipkens 6-4 3-6 6-2

Die Oberösterreicherin Sybille Bammer hat am Sonntag in Nottingham ihren heuer dritten Titel auf der internationalen Tennis-Bühne geholt. Die als Nummer fünf eingestufte 23-Jährige besiegte den ungesetzten belgischen Jungstar Kirsten Flipkens im Finale des mit 25.000 Dollar dotierten Turniers 6:4,3:6,6:2 und wird in der Weltrangliste in etwa auf Platz 170 vorstoßen.

Bammer hatte bei ihrem Erfolg mehr zu kämpfen als vor zwei Wochen in Cardiff, als sie Flipkens im Viertelfinale 6:2,6:0 abgefertigt hatte.

"Das Spiel war sehr gut. Wie erwartet spielte Kirsten sehr, sehr gut. Nicht umsonst hat sie Wimbledon und die US Open bei den Jugendlichen gewonnen. Aber ich bin glücklich, gewonnen zu haben", meinte Bammer nach dem Sieg.

Die Mutter einer Tochter holte den dritten 25.000-Dollar-Titel binnen vier Wochen, nachdem sie in Großbritannien auch in Jersey und Cardiff gewonnen hatte.

TRANSLATION

Last Sunday, Austrian Sybille Bammer won her third international title of this year.
The 23-year-old beat Belgian youngster Kirsten Flipkens in the final of this $25,000 tournament. She will now rise to no.170 in the world rankings.
This time Bammer had to fight harder than just two weeks ago when she beat Flipkens 6-2 6-0 in the quarterfinal of Cardiff.
"The match was really good. As I had expected Kirsten played really, really well. After all, she won the junior Wimbledon & US Open titles. But I'm really glad that I've won", Bammer said after the victory.
Bammer, who's got a daughter, won her third title in four weeks in Britain, since she also won in Jersey and Cardiff.

Wimanna
Nov 4th, 2003, 06:10 PM
Tnx Bram ;) lol @ me..... I read the whole german text, and then saw the translation :D

Belgium = Best
Nov 5th, 2003, 06:17 PM
Thank you for the translation. :D :bounce:

go Kirsten



:D

Kim_for_number_1
Nov 5th, 2003, 08:02 PM
I can't believe bammer has a child!!! 23 years old and tennisplayer, wow

Wimanna
Nov 10th, 2003, 11:49 AM
I don't understand either. If she doesn't play in Luxembourg, she loses 70 points (100 to defend-30 to replace). The only way n°2 Michaela can gain points this year is by playing Grade A tournaments, but there's only one more Grade A this year: the Orange Bowl. If she wins the Orange Bowl, she'll gain 100 points (250-150 of current 6th tournament).
So say Kirsten doesn't play Juniors anymore and Michaela wins the Orange Bowl, points at the end of the year would be like this:
Kirsten: 1380-70= 1310
Michaela: 1130+100= 1230
Lower ranked players aren't able to catch up with her due to the lack of GS&Gr1 tourneys.

Are we missing something??

Maybe she's playing that Junior tournament this week, cuz she got a wildcard in Luxembourg?? :confused:

caafje
Nov 10th, 2003, 03:24 PM
Maybe she's playing that Junior tournament this week, cuz she got a wildcard in Luxembourg?? :confused:

That might well be the reason!

Brαm
Nov 13th, 2003, 10:07 AM
Hey! snoop told me there's a website about Kirsten at tennisrulz.com! I didn't even know :o
It's not a good website (yet), but still.. here's the web address:
http://www.tennisrulz.com/players/flipkens/index.shtml

Still no official website :confused:

Come-on-kim
Nov 13th, 2003, 10:15 AM
Hey! snoop told me there's a website about Kirsten at tennisrulz.com! I didn't even know :o
It's not a good website (yet), but still.. here's the web address:
http://www.tennisrulz.com/players/flipkens/index.shtml

Still no official website :confused:
Well, look, Kim had to wait to be in the top-10 for 2 years to have her own official website ;) So maybe it's a little bit early execpt if you ask her to run her official website :bounce:

Brαm
Nov 13th, 2003, 10:22 AM
Well, look, Kim had to wait to be in the top-10 for 2 years to have her own official website ;) So maybe it's a little bit early execpt if you ask her to run her official website :bounce:
I don't know anything about building websites :retard:
And I don't have the time to do so either! ;)

Elleke
Nov 18th, 2003, 04:43 PM
http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/newsimages/full/MI4_14112003-125721-Full.JPG
In the final match of the day No.1 seed and current No.1 ranked Kirsten Flipkens from Belgium came through yet another topsy-turvy match to prevent a Czech clean sweep of semifinal places. The match against Nicole Vaidisova followed a pattern that is common in Flipken’s match, with her taking the first set easily 62, losing the second 26 and finally fighting back to win the third 62. After the match Flipkens admitted that she has recognised this pattern, “I start the match so positive then in the middle I get a bit down, and impatient, but then I always fight back in the third set.”

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 18th, 2003, 09:03 PM
good luck Kirsten in Fed Cup :)
go and beat the US :) ;)

Kirsten Audio Interview
http://www.fedcup.com/news/newsaudio.asp?id=10292

ghosts
Nov 18th, 2003, 09:09 PM
yeah, good luck Kirsten

saki
Nov 18th, 2003, 10:38 PM
Aww, her audio interview is really sweet. Go listen to it if you haven't already.

Derek.
Nov 18th, 2003, 11:35 PM
:bigclap: GO KRISTEN! :bigclap:

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 19th, 2003, 09:21 AM
Kirsten 76(4) :yeah: :D
she's playing and moving great
she was tense at start but now playing freely

lets hope she keeps it up :)
go Flipper !!!!!!!!

per4ever
Nov 19th, 2003, 09:37 AM
wow...Keep going Kirsten :D

kim4eva
Nov 19th, 2003, 09:43 AM
Go Kirsten :bounce:

arn
Nov 19th, 2003, 09:51 AM
Keep going Kirsten!!!

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 19th, 2003, 10:07 AM
she's very close
7-6 6-5*
serving really good
7 Aces, both out wide and down T

needs to close it in two really

azza
Nov 19th, 2003, 10:28 AM
Kirtsten 7-6 6-7 0-1

azza
Nov 19th, 2003, 10:30 AM
Kirsten 0-30 :sad:

azza
Nov 19th, 2003, 10:30 AM
15-40 :bigcry:

azza
Nov 19th, 2003, 10:32 AM
Deuce :D

azza
Nov 19th, 2003, 10:32 AM
Adv Kirsten :)

azza
Nov 19th, 2003, 10:35 AM
Flipkens Vs Shaugnessy 7-6(4) 6-7 1-1

azza
Nov 19th, 2003, 10:36 AM
Flipkens Vs Shaugnessy 7-6(4) 6-7 1-2

azza
Nov 19th, 2003, 10:45 AM
Flipkens Vs Shaugnessy 7-6(4) 6-7 2-2

azza
Nov 19th, 2003, 10:49 AM
Flipkens Vs Shaugnessy 7-6(4) 6-7 2-3

azza
Nov 19th, 2003, 11:00 AM
YES Kirsten 7-6 6-7 4-3

snoop
Nov 19th, 2003, 11:06 AM
dont spam this thread azza :o


Kirsten :D

azza
Nov 19th, 2003, 11:07 AM
:speakles: Kirsten 7-6 6-7 5-3 :speakles:

azza
Nov 19th, 2003, 11:09 AM
Sorry Snoop im jus posting scores :shrug: :p

snoop
Nov 19th, 2003, 11:10 AM
Sorry Snoop im jus posting scores :shrug: :p
like in 2 other threads :rolleyes:

arn
Nov 19th, 2003, 11:52 AM
Great fight she put up there! She probably felt very down after the match :sad:

I hope this close score against a top-20 player will make her notice she is on the right way and it will encourage her to train hard during winter.

This match totally deserved a :yeah:

Elleke
Nov 19th, 2003, 11:54 AM
:sad: Kirsten
she deserved to win :(

snoop
Nov 19th, 2003, 11:58 AM
"...and the current junior world No. 1 was in tears after her loss..." :sad: poor Kirsten :sad:

what a great match, she´ll take it next time :)

Come-on-kim
Nov 19th, 2003, 12:10 PM
Kirsten :sad:

But she showed everyone to watch her next year :bounce:

kim4eva
Nov 19th, 2003, 12:16 PM
oh well :sad: Still a great match Kirsten! :worship: big hugz Kirsten :kiss:

fleemke³
Nov 19th, 2003, 12:37 PM
Great match Kirsten :)
Kepp working hard ans you will enter the top100 soon!

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 19th, 2003, 12:40 PM
poor Kirsten :sad:
she had her chances but inexperience went against her in end :(

she's coming on leaps and bounds still :)

Elleke
Nov 19th, 2003, 01:15 PM
http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_842_gallery.JPG
http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_841_gallery.JPG
http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_840_gallery.JPG

Elleke
Nov 19th, 2003, 01:16 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20031119/capt.xmj10811191343.fed_cup_xmj108.jpg

Elleke
Nov 19th, 2003, 01:18 PM
http://www.sport.be//nl/images/2003/november/flipperke.jpg

Come-on-kim
Nov 19th, 2003, 01:24 PM
Kirsten :sad: I think, it's normal that she's sad but she must remember the most important, she can compete against a top-20 player!

snoop
Nov 19th, 2003, 02:42 PM
some more pics:

1 (http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2003-11-19T105339Z_01_MOS24D_RTRIDSP_3_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg)
2 (http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2003-11-19T132100Z_01_MOS28D_RTRIDSP_3_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg)
3 (http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2003-11-19T132342Z_01_MOS29D_RTRIDSP_3_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg)
4 (http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XMJ108111908_1024x768.jpg)

Hagar
Nov 19th, 2003, 03:03 PM
From now on the name "Kirsten Flipkens" will ring a bell.

Brαm
Nov 19th, 2003, 03:36 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20031119/capt.xmj10811191343.fed_cup_xmj108.jpg
Awww :hug:

BelgianGirl
Nov 19th, 2003, 04:54 PM
It's so sad for her! :sad: She really put up a great fight!
But she already made so much progress since last year!! Since that Wimbledon win, she kept having really good results. If she keeps improving like that, she'll climb the rankings faster than most people expected her too... :cool:

I think I only saw 3 singles of her this far (Antwerp : vs Casanova, Wimbledon final and this one). I really hope to see more of her in the future. I think she's got an entertaining game! :)

Good luck tomorrow, Kirsten (if she plays...)!! :bounce: :bounce:

Belgium = Best
Nov 19th, 2003, 05:26 PM
I saw the match from Kirsten.
So sad at the end :sad: :sad:

She played well. :)

Fieke
Nov 19th, 2003, 05:44 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20031119/capt.xmj10811191343.fed_cup_xmj108.jpg

:hug: don't let it get to you girl :hug: You played a great match

Wimanna
Nov 19th, 2003, 07:00 PM
Kirsten :hug: :hug: :kiss:

Grachka
Nov 19th, 2003, 08:04 PM
Post-match interview with Kirsten following her loss to Meghann Shaughnessy. Well done Kirsten and hard luck!

Q: Kirsten, that was a great match, can you appreciate that or is the disappointment too great at the moment?

Flipper: I think that one hour after the match at this point it is still a bit high in my head, but still I played an awesome match today. I was feeling the ball really good, and I think Meghann just played that little bit more aggressive than me - and was my serve was a bit less in the third set and i think that made the difference at 8-7 in the third.

Q: You've played some brilliant matches this year, the Wimbledon Junior semi-final and you won the US Open. How does this compare?

Flipper: By the way I won Wimbledon as well! Its a great experience, i know that Wimbledon and the US Open was juniors, but i think i raised my level pretty high today and i could do it in the juniors, but today i proved to my coach and the team that i can do it against the Top 25 in the world, seniors. I had a great performance today and it just motivates me more than before to work harder and to go for it.

Q: You've got a couple more junior tournaments to play, is it going to be more difficult to go back to those after an occasion like this?

Flipper: I don't know if i am going to play any junior tournaments, we just have to see how the rankings and everything work out. As well, I played the finals of a $25k like two weeks ago, so that was also pretty good. But about the junior tournaments, if i have to play this year, I don't think it will be difficult to play because its normal for me - I am still a junior - and this is just an amazing experience for me.

Q: People are going to look at Belgium and say: 'Its a small country but they've got two players in the top two of the world' and now there is you coming through, they are going to ask if there is anything in the water or the food! What is it that makes these great players at the moment?

Flipper: People ask me that question a lot! I mean, i think we just have a great structure, everything. They are number 1 and 2 in the world now, Kim and Justine, i think thats just because they work very hard and its a coincidence that they are both from Belgium. Well, at one side its a coincidence and the other side not, because number 1 and 2 in the world from one small country - i think its awesome. And now I am number 1 in juniors, and i hope i can raise my level a bit more so i can get to my goal.

Smart
Nov 19th, 2003, 08:29 PM
Here they are :) :wavey:

http://users.pandora.be/fleemke/websitepandora/fotos%20goed/zaventem/kirstenweb.jpg http://users.pandora.be/fleemke/websitepandora/fotos%20goed/zaventem/kirsten1web.jpg

Hope you guys love them :)
Cute girl :hearts: