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Barktra
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:52 PM
All she got was a little interview with barely any people in their not giving her any recognition :sad:

debby
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:53 PM
My thoughts exactly. Hopefully her double match will be scheduled for a session night on the Ashe.

KeysisGOAT
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:53 PM
No. She lost fair and square.

ptkten
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:56 PM
It's not the U.S. Open's fault. They didn't know she would lose to Robson and they put her on Ashe for both of her matches. It's not like Wimbledon where they put her on some outside court for her last match. The shame of it is that it would have been a much better atmosphere had it been scheduled for Armstrong and Grandstand. They should really just tear down Ashe, it's such a terrible, dead stadium except on a few occasions.

olivero
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:56 PM
Yes. But maybe they will do something after the doubles and mixed.
It also sucks that when she played her last singles match the stadium was quite empty. Sad to see her go out like that.

Doully
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:58 PM
It is what it is.

debby
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:59 PM
No. She lost fair and square.

:weirdo:

She is a bigger champion than Dementieva and Dementieva had an amazing goodbye ceremony.

Kon.
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:59 PM
I hated how Ashe was so empty. She deserved more, I wish they'd given her a night match.

Rex59
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:02 PM
Unexpected loss in the 2nd round. If she had reached the semis or final against Serena or someone high profile, the house would have been packed 22k. However, 2nd round? Uh-uh....

wayitis
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:03 PM
they might organize something later on or she might be back for the trophy presentation... they were probably not expecting her to lose this early... :shrug:

Memento83
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:04 PM
At least it's better than the last retirement when she lost to Vakulenko in Warsaw :oh:

pierce85
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:05 PM
No. She lost fair and square.

:smash:

gc-spurs
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:06 PM
Yea and no. Wish it could've been better, but that's kinda what you get for losing to a teenager in the 2nd round.

borrowedheaven
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:07 PM
She lost in an intense and superb match, that's enough for me.

VIKA?
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:08 PM
Definitely. I thought a few players would go out and hug her or something like that.:o

Morrissey
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:09 PM
Clijsters is a drama queen she's retired from the WTA multiple times complained about her injuries. It is like bitch just go away.


I am very happy for Laura she's been criticized a lot in the British press but today she held her nerve physically and mentally. Laura has so much potential her serve is huge and her groundstrokes are powerful. I was most impressed with Laura's movement she is moving so much better than last year.

dencod16
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:09 PM
:weirdo:

She is a bigger champion than Dementieva and Dementieva had an amazing goodbye ceremony.

It's her second time retiring, it's a lot like Henin's was and that was more surprising but it wasn't as memorable or emotional or sentimental because they have done it once and Elena wasn't in and out of the tour as much as Kim was with the fake injuries, Kim was doing a Serena. Also, they might have something planned for Kim and with Dementieva they knew it was her last match as she wasn't going further to the semis whatever the result of her match was.

NashaMasha
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:09 PM
I guess farewell ceremony will be later.

Roookie
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:10 PM
It may not be the last we'll see from her.

Thirty All
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:11 PM
Well she still has the doubles and mixed doubles :rolleyes:

Barktra
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:12 PM
Well if she does get a proper send at the end of the tournament I will be fine

But if she doesn't I would be dissapointed and devasted for Kim

Mary Cherry.
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:12 PM
I don't think the crowd (or what was left of them) were entirely aware of the situation. The only other retirement send off I can remember after a match here was Agassi's so there's nothing to really compare it to. Pretty sure he only got an interview as well but obviously a much bigger and more emotional ovation from the crowd.

Craig.
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:12 PM
I hated how Ashe was so empty. She deserved more, I wish they'd given her a night match.

Then again I doubt they thought she'd lose to Robson :lol: And she got a night match Monday.

Craig.
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:12 PM
I don't think the crowd (or what was left of them) were entirely aware of the situation. The only other retirement send off I can remember after a match here was Agassi's so there's nothing to really compare it to.

And this.

Barktra
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:13 PM
Well she still has the doubles and mixed doubles :rolleyes:

That is why I said singles career :shrug:

Joana
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:14 PM
Definitely. I thought a few players would go out and hug her or something like that.:o

Actually, it would have been really SEWTA-like to make some of the top players attend Kim's matches in case she loses so they can cry on the court for her.

sweetadri06
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:15 PM
Well she retired before so it doesn't seem as emotional.

dencod16
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:16 PM
Actually, it would have been really SEWTA-like to make some of the top players attend Kim's matches in case she loses so they can cry on the court for her.

Sadly for you there is no SEWTA anymore, so chances of that happening is 0.

KeysisGOAT
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:17 PM
:weirdo:

She is a bigger champion than Dementieva and Dementieva had an amazing goodbye ceremony.

I'm just not one for pomp and circumstance. She lost, her career is over (again). For everyone else, the show must go on.

Joana
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:17 PM
Sadly for you there is no SEWTA anymore, so chances of that happening is 0.

It will always be SEWTA in our hearts.

JamieOwen3
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:18 PM
That's what the organizers get for not being prepared and underestimating Laura. Even the crowd were like *yawn, Kim's got this in 2 easy sets* at the start of the match. The were quiet up until the latter stage of the second set where SHIT GOT REAL.


I'm sure she'll have her goodbye from them as a 3 time champion later in the tournament.

Kairi
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:18 PM
No, she got escorted off the court(not quickly enough imo). That's more than enough.

ViceUltramontain
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:18 PM
She will probably officialy retire at YEC. ;)

Or after her doubles match.

This. Hopefully they'll organize something in Istanbul like they did with Patty during a YEC.

Volcana
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:21 PM
She lost in an intense and superb match, that's enough for me.Agreed. She played well, lost to an youngster playing maybe the best match of her career.

dany.p
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:28 PM
1) She has already retired before, and she had a farewell tour.

2) She lost early, This is not the us opens fault.

jameshazza
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:29 PM
It is a shame, considering her record there you would think they'd have had something prepared. However, she is in doubles and mixed so they might have something planned for when she completely lives the tournament.

ViceUltramontain
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:29 PM
1) She ahs already retired before, and she made a big deal about it by doing a year long farewell tour.

Hum no. She said she was retiring at the end of 2007 and did a farewell in Melbourne and Antwerp. She actually retired in May out of nowhere and never had any kind of ceremony.

debby
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:32 PM
It's her second time retiring, it's a lot like Henin's was and that was more surprising but it wasn't as memorable or emotional or sentimental because they have done it once and Elena wasn't in and out of the tour as much as Kim was with the fake injuries, Kim was doing a Serena. Also, they might have something planned for Kim and with Dementieva they knew it was her last match as she wasn't going further to the semis whatever the result of her match was.

Henin abruptly retired each time so no, it's nothing alike.
I am 100% certain that if Henin said she was playing RG (her best Slam like USO is for Kim) for the last time before retirement, she would have gotten a farewell ceremony and a standing ovation or something.

Memento83
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:39 PM
Henin's just not the type for farewell ceremonies, standing ovations or all that shite though, really

Bayo
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:53 PM
She has already retired before, and she made a big deal about it by doing a year long farewell tour.

Right. She's already had one goodbye party.

dany.p
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:54 PM
Hum no. She said she was retiring at the end of 2007 and did a farewell in Melbourne and Antwerp. She actually retired in May out of nowhere and never had any kind of ceremony.

Fair enough, poor choice of words on my part, but she was talking about retirement at the start of 2007, at every tournament saying how sad it was that this was the last time she would be playing there. The plan was to have a farewell year to say goodbye.

Nonetheless she has already retired once before. She had a nice farewell and then she came back. I was glad she did come back, but i don't think making a big deal about her retiring again would be apppropriate.

brickhousesupporter
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:07 AM
This is her second retirement. It is just not as special as the first time.

danieln1
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:12 AM
American Davenport didnt get any cerimony whatsoever, why she should have one?

Like some people said, itīs her second retirement, people might get used to it and donīt make a big deal about it.

dencod16
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:15 AM
Henin abruptly retired each time so no, it's nothing alike.
I am 100% certain that if Henin said she was playing RG (her best Slam like USO is for Kim) for the last time before retirement, she would have gotten a farewell ceremony and a standing ovation or something.

the clear sense of it, is that they have done it twice. It's not as sentimental or people buying into it.

dencod16
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:18 AM
American Davenport didnt get any cerimony whatsoever, why she should have one?

Like some people said, itīs her second retirement, people might get used to it and donīt make a big deal about it.

Cause Lindsay hasn't really announced she has retired?

dencod16
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:19 AM
It will always be SEWTA in our hearts.

Goodluck with that. You and Saisai-Goat should have dinner.

edificio
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:20 AM
I think winning a tournament would have been better, but you don't always control your own destiny, not even your own history.

Anyway upon her first retirement, she designed her own retirement tour. This time it didn't work out.

Wtrain
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:21 AM
I mean... were they supposed to have a contingent of players ready to go out on court for each of her matches?

Hopefully they will do something for her later on in the tournament.

edificio
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:24 AM
It will always be SEWTA in our hearts.

No it won't. In my lifetime, it has been the Virginia Slims Tour, the Sanex WTA Tour, the Corel WTA Tour, the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, and the Xperia WTA Tour. I'm old. The WTA has gone through a lot of sponsers. It is just bizarre to hang on to Na-Mug's favorite.

Joana
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:26 AM
I'm old.

And apparently grumpy, too.

edificio
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:28 AM
I'm not grumpy. :lol:

Coconut91
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:32 AM
It will always be SEWTA in our hearts.

:lol:

debby
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:38 AM
Henin's just not the type for farewell ceremonies, standing ovations or all that shite though, really

Yeah of course, she is not that type at all.
But yeah at RG, she got that honour of giving the trophy to Ivanovic, everyone applauded her so I guess it was enough for her.

the clear sense of it, is that they have done it twice. It's not as sentimental or people buying into it.

If people really expect Kim to be back for the third time... She is almost 30, she wants another kid, she is retired for good.

JeMa
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:42 AM
She's going to get 2 more of these. After she loses in doubles. And then when she wins or loses mixed.

ViceUltramontain
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:43 AM
They'll wait for her to lose in doubles (if she does) and then schedule a small thing at the beginning of the night session the next day.

brickhousesupporter
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:48 AM
:weirdo:

She is a bigger champion than Dementieva and Dementieva had an amazing goodbye ceremony.
Well they had to give her something. I mean it is not like she experienced major success on court.

JeMa
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:02 AM
I don't think the crowd (or what was left of them) were entirely aware of the situation. The only other retirement send off I can remember after a match here was Agassi's so there's nothing to really compare it to. Pretty sure he only got an interview as well but obviously a much bigger and more emotional ovation from the crowd.

I was there for Martina N. last match in 2006 when she won the Mixed and it was awesome.

I also saw Graf's at MSG during the end of the year championships. She had retired after the US Open and was there for it. Was a big deal. The problem now is the YEC is in Turkey, so it's not like taking a trip to NYC it's going to TURKEY. Not sure Kimmie will make that trip.

tennisbum79
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:05 AM
Not just the USO organizers, it also seems to me the so called Kim fans in this TF have also have a strange way to say farewell to Kim.

I have not seen a single tribute thread

ViceUltramontain
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:08 AM
Cause she's still in two draws.

Rolling-Thunder
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:09 AM
I am sure they will have something for her later or at some other time. She will be recognized.

dany.p
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:09 AM
Not just the USO organizers, it also seems to me the so called Kim fans in this TF have also a strange way to say farewell to Kim.

I have not see a single tribute thread

I was literally just about to comment on this as well. Barely any threads on Kim playing her last singles match.

perseus2006
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:10 AM
The USO wouldn't bother for a woman. Just the guys like Andre!

tennisbum79
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:14 AM
Cause she's still in two draws.
So are you telling me you as fan of Kim, you are waiting for her last DOUBLE match before you pasy tribute to her.

Kim was never known for her doubles, her tribute should be focussed on her single play.

ViceUltramontain
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:15 AM
So are you telling me you as fan of Kim, you are waiting for her last DOUBLE match before you pasy tribute to her.

Kim was never known for her doubles, her tribute should be focussed on her single play.

Kim is a fomer world number one in doubles and won 2 slams in women's doubles. She's playing mixed with Bob Bryan who's one of the best doubles player in history. So yes, I'll wait for her tournament to be over cause I still have expectations.

tennisbum79
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:24 AM
BTW, just last week, I joking posted that the USO had better plan Kim's farewell in the first weeks, load of posters responded as if I had commited blasphemy or heresy.
Yet none of them have done a thing to pay tribute to her on this, her last match at the USO

tennisbum79
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:27 AM
Kim is a fomer world number one in doubles and won 2 slams in women's doubles. She's playing mixed with Bob Bryan who's one of the best doubles player in history. So yes, I'll wait for her tournament to be over cause I still have expectations.
OK.

But I don't really think anybody would remember her for her doubles.
She is remember for wonderful preformances in singles at the USO and her infectious personality.

Sylvester
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:30 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if Kim awards the trophy to the winner in the women's final.

duhcity
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:31 AM
Henin abruptly retired each time so no, it's nothing alike.
I am 100% certain that if Henin said she was playing RG (her best Slam like USO is for Kim) for the last time before retirement, she would have gotten a farewell ceremony and a standing ovation or something.

Well RG has a pretty standard retirement ceremony now - they give a cross-section of the court to the player in a case.

But this is New York - The Show must go on.

fluffyelloballz
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:31 AM
I think they'll bring her out again. I am pretty sure they have something pretty special for the three time champ. Expect some glitz and razzmatazz later next week :)

fluffyelloballz
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:38 AM
That's what the organizers get for not being prepared and underestimating Laura. Even the crowd were like *yawn, Kim's got this in 2 easy sets* at the start of the match. The were quiet up until the latter stage of the second set where SHIT GOT REAL.


I'm sure she'll have her goodbye from them as a 3 time champion later in the tournament.

THIS!

Cajka
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:38 AM
BTW, just last week, I joking posted that the USO had better plan Kim's farewell in the first weeks, load of posters responded as if I had commited blasphemy or heresy.

Well, it was a thread about JJ and Rus. Clijster's name in the thread title was completely random.

slamchamp
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:39 AM
I was literally just about to comment on this as well. Barely any threads on Kim playing her last singles match.

And her sub-forum was really dead:tape: No big fans I suppose

fluffyelloballz
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:42 AM
That's what the organizers get for not being prepared and underestimating Laura. Even the crowd were like *yawn, Kim's got this in 2 easy sets* at the start of the match. The were quiet up until the latter stage of the second set where SHIT GOT REAL.


I'm sure she'll have her goodbye from them as a 3 time champion later in the tournament.

I was there for Martina N. last match in 2006 when she won the Mixed and it was awesome.

I also saw Graf's at MSG during the end of the year championships. She had retired after the US Open and was there for it. Was a big deal. The problem now is the YEC is in Turkey, so it's not like taking a trip to NYC it's going to TURKEY. Not sure Kimmie will make that trip.

Turkey is beautiful and you can trust me that wherever Kim stays and visits in Istanbul, a wonderful city, she will experience five star treatment and be pampered.

tennisbum79
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:46 AM
Well, it was a thread about JJ and Rus. Clijster's name in the thread title was completely random.

Had I juist joined this forum, I would have believed when you imply the reaction so strong and swift because I went off topic.

But having here for such a long time, I am very confident that was not it.

Cajka
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:49 AM
Had I juist joined this forum, I would have believed when you imply the reaction so strong and swift because I went off topic.

But having here for such a long time, I am very confident that was not it.

I can speak for myself and say that it looked like you thought that Clijsters played Dallas and lost to JJ.

tennisbum79
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:52 AM
I can speak for myself and say that it looked like you thought that Clijsters played Dallas and lost to JJ.
No, that was not it. You got me confused with someone else.

I was reacting to the thought of Clijsters in Dallas, and quipped, if Kim is in Dallas, the USO had better prepared her farewell in the first week.

smarties
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:14 PM
They should have done something like for Dementieva at Stuttgart

everythingtaboo
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:30 PM
No. She lost fair and square.

A match she lost which happened to be her last singles match... and at a Slam she's won 3 times. She deserved way more. Though it's possible they may do something for when/if she loses in the doubles/mixed.

Maybe the WTA will do something for her at YEC like they did with Patty last year?

P3
Aug 30th, 2012, 02:00 PM
[quote=Morrissey;22108225]Clijsters is a drama queen she's retired from the WTA multiple times complained about her injuries. It is like bitch just go away.
:lol::lol::lol::lol:

lenas warriors
Aug 30th, 2012, 02:22 PM
The WTA may do something at YEC if she wants to (Schnyder popped up there end of last year, 5 months after calling it quits/going on the run). It is (almost) Asia though :shrug:

Theres also Luxembourg (for the WTA/site of her first sucess) and the Diamond Games (for the Belgians).

Mightymirza
Aug 30th, 2012, 02:38 PM
Well they did not see it coming :shrug: there will perhaps be bigger ceremony after her doubles defeat?

Jajaloo
Aug 30th, 2012, 02:40 PM
No not really. She's already retired once.

Adal
Aug 30th, 2012, 02:46 PM
Obviously the organizers weren't prepared for a big ceremony, they are not going to get out all the people and players for every Kim's match and see if she is going to lose.

I'm sure something big is coming up by the end of the year.

justineheninfan
Aug 30th, 2012, 02:50 PM
It's not the U.S. Open's fault. They didn't know she would lose to Robson and they put her on Ashe for both of her matches. It's not like Wimbledon where they put her on some outside court for her last match. The shame of it is that it would have been a much better atmosphere had it been scheduled for Armstrong and Grandstand. They should really just tear down Ashe, it's such a terrible, dead stadium except on a few occasions.

She has no legacy at Wimbledon, in her own era she isnt even a top 10 grass courter, it would have made no sense to give her any special treatment there. It would be like putting Kuerten on a show court for his last match at Wimbledon.

ViceUltramontain
Aug 30th, 2012, 02:55 PM
She has no legacy at Wimbledon, in her own era she isnt even a top 10 grass courter, it would have made no sense to give her any special treatment there. It would be like putting Kuerten on a show court for his last match at Wimbledon.

Kim has the 10th best ratio on grass of the Open Era.

moby
Aug 30th, 2012, 03:30 PM
We already sent her away once.

dsanders06
Aug 30th, 2012, 03:45 PM
They probably WERE planning a better sendoff. They just didn't expect her to lose yesterday, so they probably hadn't prepared anything yet :lol:

justineheninfan
Aug 30th, 2012, 04:08 PM
They probably WERE planning a better sendoff. They just didn't expect her to lose yesterday, so they probably hadn't prepared anything yet :lol:

Yeah they probably had tenative plans in place starting with the Na 3rd round match, and any match thereafter had she won. I dont think anyone imagined her losing before the 3rd round to some previously way overhyped British girl. Even in her grass events this year she only lost to top 10 caliber opponents.

colt13
Aug 30th, 2012, 05:58 PM
Kim has the 10th best ratio on grass of the Open Era.

That stat intrigues me. Also note that she made 2 French Open finals, plus a SF, but was strictly a hardcourt specialist in her comeback. Kim's 2009-2012 stats.
Clay 3-2
Grass 16-6
Hardcourt 75-16

fouc
Aug 30th, 2012, 08:47 PM
the only explanation is that she is still in the tourney, i expect a nice ceremony later.

cowsonice
Aug 30th, 2012, 09:02 PM
Part of me thinks she'll come back...again.

I don't think this is the end for Clijsters. Or that's just me being delusional.

ViceUltramontain
Aug 30th, 2012, 09:16 PM
Out in doubles now. Only mixed left.

Barktra
Aug 30th, 2012, 10:26 PM
What is annoying me is and is pissing me off is Roddick will probably have a better send off than Cljisters when Kim probably deserves it more

cowsonice
Aug 30th, 2012, 11:08 PM
Not necessarily.

I'd say both are equally loved in the sport of tennis. Maybe there's the American bias and the fact that we knew Kim was going to retire this year, but it's negated by Kim's overall popularity.