View Full Version : Which Clijsters was better? 2001 or 2002?

Dec 27th, 2002, 04:14 PM
Well i would say 2002 cuz if it wasnt for that damn shoulder injury that she dragged along for like 4 months, she would have waaaay better results for sure, & she had some damn fine results anyways.

But in 2001 she reached a slam final & two other quarters.

Dec 27th, 2002, 04:23 PM
I think she was far better in 2002!

Dec 27th, 2002, 04:44 PM
this year she wasn't that good at the grandslams, but IMO she was this year better...

Dec 27th, 2002, 05:08 PM
RG final vs Capriati was the best of her, IMHO.

Dec 27th, 2002, 05:10 PM
spring better
french-wimbledon and midsummer worse
us open same
fall better

Dec 27th, 2002, 05:11 PM
Originally posted by way
RG final vs Capriati was the best of her, IMHO.

Wrong! That was just the first real break-through, then everybody saw how good she was. Ans it certainly was a great match...But not her best result! But I must admit it also is my most favorable match!

Venus Forever
Dec 27th, 2002, 05:12 PM

Dec 27th, 2002, 05:14 PM
For the most parts of 2002, Kim was better than 2001 overall...
I don't think Roland Garros 2001 was Kim at her best, she played well, but she has improved alot since then, she's grown up mentally, she's fitter, she's more powerful.
My feeling tells me the 2003 Kim will be even better! :D

Dec 27th, 2002, 06:21 PM
2002 won bigger titles and consolidated her pos.

Dec 27th, 2002, 06:36 PM
2002 was better, especially the indoor tournaments!;)

Come on Kim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce:

Dec 27th, 2002, 06:46 PM
2002 was better, and I agree with the other poster that 2003 promises to be her best yet. :cool:

Dec 27th, 2002, 08:12 PM
If you look at results 2002 was better. Reached OZ open semi´s and closed it by beating a tired Serena at L.A. But I think she has to stay a year healthy and consolidate her results. I think she will be a major force in 2003, but as far as GS`s?! We all know who will win them all: Williams all the time.

King Lindsay
Dec 27th, 2002, 08:45 PM
"beating a tired Serena at LA". You would think given the fact that Serena loses a handful of matches a year her fans could at least be somewhat gracious when the time comes, but I guess that's hoping for too much.

Kim's 2002 was a better year, but only slightly, statistically. however, considering that she dealt with far greater expectations this year and also the strain of injury, she held up well and turned in a fine season. 2003 should be the best yet!

Dec 27th, 2002, 11:20 PM
I say 2002 for a few reasons. In 2001 the highlight was the RG finals. The only other "big" result at the majors was the semis at the Sanex Champs.

This year, she beat Venus, and she beat Serena. That's more consistent then last year. Plus she stretched Venus to three, and Serena to three.

So this year, she's challenging the top players more, IMO.

Dec 28th, 2002, 12:16 AM
2002. In addition to all the reasons mentioned, she also had a major coaching change. And still she got some of her biggest match and tournament wins.

Dec 28th, 2002, 10:44 AM
Definitely 2002, altho she was rubbish at the European slams...
Ah well, not so many points to defend in 2003 then :D