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Holiday
Feb 18th, 2003, 04:19 PM
:wavey: Hi guys meet your new member. I´m Mandy, and I have just become a Kim and Lleyton fan.
As I am a new fan, and I´m sure there are quite a few of us around this board after the Aussie Open, I don´t really know any of the history of Kim and Lleyton, like where they met, what parties they´ve been to, any arguments (hope there aren´t many :) ) etc.
I thought if people could post important/ their fave Leyki moments it would give the new fans a chance to catch up, and also give the senior members a chance to "re-live the memories".
Ignore it if you don´t think its a good idea :) I won´t hold it against you.

By the way this forum is the best :angel: I hope I´ll make friends with you all. :kiss:

Bigkimfan
Feb 18th, 2003, 04:37 PM
Welcome!!!:wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

Kim_for_number_1
Feb 18th, 2003, 04:38 PM
helloo!!!

this is what i've read/heard ( please correct me if I'm wrong)

kim's little sis, Elke, was a fan of Lleyton and asked kim to ask lleyton for an autograph, that's how they started talking. This was in Australia. They're now 3 years and two months together (really not sure about this?).

actually I also want to hear more... so anyone?:wavey:

Hawk
Feb 18th, 2003, 05:02 PM
I've also read that when he met Kim she was a fan of Pat Rafter and Lleyton invited her to a party (for Pat I believe). She accepted thinking he was asking her so she could meet Pat, but he asked her as his date :hearts: sneaky Lleyton :p lol

I've heard a few different versions of them meeting and going out..so if this one is wrong, just tell me :)

duck
Feb 18th, 2003, 05:31 PM
I read yet naother that Kim went to get Pat Rafter's autograph for Elke and met Ll whilst she was there.

I think we can accept that she wnt to get an autograph from one of them; Ll asked her out (although I remember vaguely a quote from one of them saying they went to dinner first? Anyone remember that? Angele, remember we said they each had a completely different story of how they first met) but they only started going out with each other properly at the Ericsson Open in March 2000.

lleytnkim
Feb 18th, 2003, 05:43 PM
According to Kim, she met Lleyton when she approached him for an autograph for Elke at the Aussie open in 2000. They chatted with each other as the tourney went on when their paths crossed. Deep into the tourney, Lleyton asked her out to a party for St. Rafter. They got very close at the TMS Miami. Lleyton went to Belgium with her after that. And we found out (at least I did :) )they were dating at the Wimby 2000 where they played mixed dubs.
I don't know if she accepted it thinking he was asking her so she could meet St. Rafter coz that was Jon Werthless' version. I don't know where he got it from. :rolleyes:

Lleyton's version is a bit different :p

Here's a part of his interview at TMS Cincy last year where Lleyton talked about it. :D

Q. As a shy guy growing up did you have the courage to ask a girl out?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Actually didn't have that many girlfriends. When Kim and I started it was -- I don't know, actually, it was a little bit of both. But I didn't have a lot of guts when it comes to that.

Q. Did you just kind of chat her up a little bit or just ask her out?

LLEYTON HEWITT: We were -- when was it -- 2000 Australian Open and I'd just won Adelaide and Sydney that year, and I arrived late and I was chatting with one of my mates who I played juniors with, Nathan, he was playing doubles at the Australian Open. He knew Kim through juniors. I was sitting together, I just sat down and that is how we got introduced. She asked me if I wanted to play mixed doubles. I think she knew we could get a wildcard. I couldn't because I committed to my sister about three months before that. That's how it started.

Q. She literally asked you out?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Well, she asked me to go on the tennis court. I don't know if it was because of my looks or anything to do with that. ;) :p (I love this part! ;) )

Welcome to CCL Mandy! :)

Bigkimfan
Feb 18th, 2003, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by lleytnkim
According to Kim, she met Lleyton when she approached him for an autograph for Elke at the Aussie open in 2000. They chatted with each other as the tourney went on when their paths crossed. Deep into the tourney, Lleyton asked her out to a party for St. Rafter. They got very close at the TMS Miami. Lleyton went to Belgium with her after that. And we found out (at least I did :) )they were dating at the Wimby 2000 where they played mixed dubs.
I don't know if she accepted it thinking he was asking her so she could meet St. Rafter coz that was Jon Werthless' version. I don't know where he got it from. :rolleyes:

Lleyton's version is a bit different :p

Here's a part of his interview at TMS Cincy last year where Lleyton talked about it. :D

Q. As a shy guy growing up did you have the courage to ask a girl out?


LLEYTON HEWITT: Actually didn't have that many girlfriends. When Kim and I started it was -- I don't know, actually, it was a little bit of both. But I didn't have a lot of guts when it comes to that.

Q. Did you just kind of chat her up a little bit or just ask her out?

LLEYTON HEWITT: We were -- when was it -- 2000 Australian Open and I'd just won Adelaide and Sydney that year, and I arrived late and I was chatting with one of my mates who I played juniors with, Nathan, he was playing doubles at the Australian Open. He knew Kim through juniors. I was sitting together, I just sat down and that is how we got introduced. She asked me if I wanted to play mixed doubles. I think she knew we could get a wildcard. I couldn't because I committed to my sister about three months before that. That's how it started.

Q. She literally asked you out?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Well, she asked me to go on the tennis court. I don't know if it was because of my looks or anything to do with that. ;) :p (I love this part! ;) )

Welcome to CCL Mandy! :)

ohhhhhhhhhhhhh:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Hawk
Feb 18th, 2003, 05:59 PM
LOL it appears you're going to have to pick and choose which stories to believe Mandy :D :wavey:

I thought the story of Kim getting Lleyton's autograph for Elke was the real story of how they met :confused:

Elleke
Feb 18th, 2003, 06:08 PM
welcome Mandy!
L0Lz so many different stories :D
they're just cute together :)

Mazza
Feb 18th, 2003, 06:24 PM
Welcome to the board, Mandy! :wavey:

Yeah, like Elke said... so many versions on how they met, but each is just cute! :angel:

budgirlbz
Feb 18th, 2003, 07:05 PM
Hi Mandy! I'm Anne!

And hello everyone!!! I have not been positng here in awhile but I've been reading all your posts and it keeps me happy at work!

See yah!

:wavey:

Holiday
Feb 18th, 2003, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by Kim_for_number_1

kim's little sis, Elke, was a fan of Lleyton and asked kim to ask lleyton for an autograph, that's how they started talking.

So i guess its a good job Kim has a little sis. They may never have got together otherwise. :worship: Elke

*Kate*
Feb 18th, 2003, 09:39 PM
Personally I think that she asked him for an autograph for Elke then he asked her to Pat's party and while at the party she asked him to play doubles. There! :p

angele87
Feb 18th, 2003, 10:05 PM
What a wonderful thread :D :hearts: :hearts: :angel:

Ok so I'll post a little bit of a timeline, complete with pictures :D

Ok so they met at Australian Open 2000 but exactly how they met is still a bit of a mystery since Lleyton and Kim tell two totally different stories :o :angel: But anyways, from what I know, they just got together at the Miami tournament a couple of months later.

At Wimbledon 2000, they played mixed doubles and got to the finals and I think that was when it all came out that they were dating. Lleyton was also around to watch some of Kim's matches ( and vice versa I'm sure)

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/lleyton3/wi024.jpg

http://www.archive.newspix.com.au/photolib/images/lores/06550296.jpg

Kim was at the Davis Cup Final in december 2000 to cheer on Lleyton :D

http://www.archive.newspix.com.au/photolib/images/lores/07516254.jpg


At the 2001 Australian Open, they were out and about to watch each other's matches!

http://www.archive.newspix.com.au/photolib/images/lores/07681133.jpg

http://www.archive.newspix.com.au/photolib/images/lores/07687665.jpg

In late January 2001, Lleyton and Kim are seen arriving in Sydney where Lleyton is filming some kind of tv commercial

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/articleslleyton/images/lleyandkim.jpg

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/articleslleyton/images/lleyandkim2.jpg

At Rosmalen 2001, where they were both playing, we got some nice Lleyki pictures. First of them arrving at the airport and then of them coming home from a romantic dinner :angel:

http://www.archive.newspix.com.au/photolib/images/lores/08450256.jpg

http://www.archive.newspix.com.au/photolib/images/lores/08450251.jpg

http://www.archive.newspix.com.au/photolib/images/lores/08450255.jpg

At Wimbledon 2001, Lleyton was out watching Kim with Kim's father Leo :angel:

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/images/wimb02/wimb01lleytonleo.jpg

The 2001 US Open was a great tournament for Lleyton, winning his very first grand slam. Kim was of course there to support him during the tournament and of course during the final! She was also there when he received the key to the city in Adelaide :D

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/articleslleyton/images/uso2001/12.jpg

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/articleslleyton/images/uso2001/semi/USopen_semi14.jpg

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/articleslleyton/images/uso2001/f23.jpg

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/articleslleyton/images/uso2001/Kim2.jpg


Lleyton was with Kim at the 2001 Filderstadt (sp? ) tournament where they attended the player's party :D

http://www.wtatour.com/assets/story_image/kimlleyton.jpg

Kim was there for the Masters Cup final in 2001 which Lleyton won :D

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/articleslleyton/images/masters01/fwin3.jpg

I'm going continue the rest in another post lol

possie
Feb 18th, 2003, 10:13 PM
Wow Angele, you are truely out doing yourself!! :D :D Thankyou so much.....when is the next installment coming :D ?? *asked by an obbsessed Lleyki fan(atic)*

~|Naomi|~
Feb 18th, 2003, 10:25 PM
Don't mean to picky angele but you forgot the french open mixed in 2000

~|Naomi|~
Feb 18th, 2003, 10:27 PM
And also:

Sorry to be picky Angele

angele87
Feb 18th, 2003, 10:51 PM
At the very beginning of 2002, Lleyton and Kim both played the Hopman Cup where they added the New Year's Eve Hopman Cup Ball :D

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/articleslleyton/images/hopman02/ballhopman02.jpg

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/articleslleyton/images/hopman02/hopman4.jpg


Lleyton contracted the Chicken Pox during the Hopman Cup and was not fully recovered by the Australian Open 2002 where he lost in the first round. That meant though that he had plenty of time to watch Kim :D

http://www.archive.newspix.com.au/photolib/images/lores/09547469.jpg

http://www.archive.newspix.com.au/photolib/images/lores/09557937.jpg

In February 2002, Lleyton and Kim were out and about in Australia, first going to watch some golf and then attending an awards banquet!

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/images/golf20021.jpg

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/images/ball2.jpg

Lleyton won the 2002 Indian Wells title and that was the site of my very favorite Lleyki picture :hearts: :angel:

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/images/indianwells02/f03.jpg

At the 2002 French Open, Lleyton and Kim were of course out to watch each other :D

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/images/fo02/RG2002-LH-GC-netcam05-supportgroup.jpg

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/images/fo02/rg2002kimR1cheeringwhayden.jpg

Another memorable Lleyki event was Wimbledon 2002 :D They were out watching each other and of course also attented the Champion's ball :hearts: They were also photographed leaving London!

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/images/wimb02/net4th/25.jpg

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/images19/KimHayden.jpg

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/lleytonwimbfinal/kim-pic02-Getty.jpg

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/lleytonwimbfinal/celebrates-pic06-Reuters-kissesKim.jpg

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/images19/KimLleytonBall.jpg

http://www.rexfeatures.com/previews/385/385283b.jpg

Lleyton was out to watch Kim at the 2002 Stanford tournament

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/images/lleytbankwest.jpg


Lleyton and Kim also played the 2003 Hopman Cup, where they again attented the bell and where also out to watch each other! They were also seen arrving at the airport!

http://www.thewest.com.au/pictures/250-spt28hewitt.jpg

http://www.archive.newspix.com.au/photolib/images2/lores/11584023.jpg

http://www.rexfeatures.com/previews/400/400122b.jpg

Lleyton was out supporting Kim at the 2003 Australian Open :D

http://www.archive.newspix.com.au/photolib/images2/lores/11694005.jpg

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,1658,231788,00.jpg

After the 2003 Aussie Open Lleyton and Kim stayed in Australia for a little while, attending an awards show and going to play some golf ( Lleyton played, Kim watched):

http://www.archive.newspix.com.au/photolib/images2/lores/11718088.jpg

http://www.archive.newspix.com.au/photolib/images2/lores/11740562.jpg

http://www.archive.newspix.com.au/photolib/images2/lores/11740564.jpg

Just this past week Lleyton was out supporting Kim in Antwerp :D

http://www.sport.be/proximusdiamondgames/inbeeld/vrijdag/images/foto10.jpg

http://www.sport.be/proximusdiamondgames/inbeeld/donderdag/images/foto6.jpg

Elke
Feb 18th, 2003, 10:54 PM
All hail, QG!:worship:
Thanks to all! :kiss:

angele87
Feb 18th, 2003, 10:56 PM
Don't worry about being picky lol and thanks for the Mixed doubles RG pics :kiss: I actually didn't forget though :p I just couldn't find any pics that I could copy the direct link to so I was planning to just attach them afterwards but you've already done that for me lol... and by all means if i've forgotten something ( which I'm sure I have :o ) feel free to add on :D

I've got some more pics to post here that I can only attach! First, watching Rugby in late 2001!

possie
Feb 18th, 2003, 10:56 PM
Thanks Angele......you're a S:bounce: T:bounce: A:bounce: R!!!

angele87
Feb 18th, 2003, 10:57 PM
Sometime in 2000, Kim watching Lleyton at DC practice!

angele87
Feb 18th, 2003, 10:58 PM
Again in 2000, at a Davis Cup party!

angele87
Feb 18th, 2003, 11:00 PM
Scan by Ingrid, at a Charity Dinner in November 2002

Hawk
Feb 18th, 2003, 11:02 PM
Angele :worship: Queen of this thread :worship:

angele87
Feb 18th, 2003, 11:03 PM
Watching Elke at the 2002 French Open!

angele87
Feb 18th, 2003, 11:05 PM
And that's it :p I'm done lol... I'm sure I've forgotten a lot of stuff and if I think of anything, I'll post and if anybody else thinks of something, please post as well :kiss:

Fieke
Feb 18th, 2003, 11:07 PM
Thank you so much everybody:wavey: , especially Angele :worship:

tara
Feb 18th, 2003, 11:13 PM
fantastic job,angele:kiss:
thanks to all:worship:
so proud to be a lleyki:angel:

lleytnkim
Feb 18th, 2003, 11:35 PM
QG :worship: :worship: :worship:

That pic of Lleyton watching Kim at Stanford :drool: :drool:

possie
Feb 19th, 2003, 04:53 AM
Does anyone (QG??) know when it was that Lleyton and Kim started sharing rooms when they are on tour?

thalle
Feb 19th, 2003, 11:26 AM
Hi!
I thought I knew a lot about them, but you just tell me SO much i didn't know. It really makes me happy to hear about them.
THANX SO MUCH!:bounce: :worship:

Wish them all happiness forever:kiss: :kiss: (can you say that?)




:wavey:

Bigkimfan
Feb 19th, 2003, 11:43 AM
Thanks a lot Angele!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

angele87
Feb 19th, 2003, 12:42 PM
Originally posted by possie
Does anyone (QG??) know when it was that Lleyton and Kim started sharing rooms when they are on tour?

I have no idea about that, sorry :(

Come-on-kim
Feb 19th, 2003, 12:51 PM
Originally posted by angele87
I have no idea about that, sorry :(
They sleep in different bed:p

angele87
Feb 19th, 2003, 12:58 PM
Originally posted by Come-on-kim
They sleep in different bed:p

That's what they tell Lei ;)

pruts
Feb 19th, 2003, 02:48 PM
you're the best angèle!!!:worship:

Hawk
Feb 19th, 2003, 03:45 PM
Originally posted by angele87
That's what they tell Lei ;)

Lei thinks they're in their room watching movies :p

Sarah
Feb 19th, 2003, 03:58 PM
I just got back some bad grades, but this thread really makes me feel happy!!!
Thank you so much:worship:
Kim is sooooo lucky, but she deserves it;) :angel:

Kim_for_number_1
Feb 19th, 2003, 05:53 PM
I just loooooove all these stories:hearts:
and lmao at their not sleeping in one bed, yeah right!! and they're playing scrabble all night I guess ;)

Lleykimmy1
Feb 19th, 2003, 07:38 PM
This is a wonderful thread !!!! Thank you everyody and special thank for you Angele !!!!!!!!

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Mazza
Feb 19th, 2003, 07:42 PM
Awww! Lleyki time line! Classic pics! Great memories! :D :hearts: :angel:

Thanks Angele! :kiss:

kit
Feb 19th, 2003, 07:53 PM
Yeah,I love the Lleyki storys,too.It's so nice to read this:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Thank you so much,Angele for your work.The pics are so nice!!:kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Holiday
Feb 19th, 2003, 08:12 PM
awwww :hearts: thanks for all the info angele.
Lets just hope that there are many more good moments for them in the future.... like winning Wimbeldon together (hopefully :) ) and when they get married!! Hint Hint Lleyton ;)

Come-on-kim
Feb 19th, 2003, 09:40 PM
Lley'd better not touch my Kimmie:fiery: ;)

KaseyL
Feb 19th, 2003, 10:20 PM
:eek: You've been doing some work here, QG! :kiss:

Love all these pics and ROFL at the different stories Kim and Lleyton tell about how things started for them :D. It's time they start to agree upon this :p.
Anyway, whatever the true story, they are together since three years and that deserves admiration; very extraordinary achievement for two young people with such demanding schedules!

I'd say 3 cheers for them being happily together since three years! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

KaseyL
Feb 19th, 2003, 10:22 PM
Originally posted by Come-on-kim
Lley'd better not touch my Kimmie:fiery: ;)

*cough* a bit too late for that, no? :D ;)

possie
Feb 19th, 2003, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by Come-on-kim
They sleep in different bed:p

I think I'd believe that about as much as I'd believe George Bush doesn't want to go to war !!!

KaseyL
Feb 19th, 2003, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by possie
I think I'd believe that about as much as I'd believe George Bush doesn't want to go to war !!!

ROFL

ermmm you can do a lot with two beds too, though :D

Hawk
Feb 19th, 2003, 10:55 PM
LOL this conversation is just getting more and more interesting ;)

possie
Feb 19th, 2003, 11:12 PM
Originally posted by KaseyL
ermmm you can do a lot with two beds too, though :D

True, but mind you.....who even said that you need a bed!!;) ;)

Cilla
Feb 19th, 2003, 11:24 PM
:wavey: Mandy! Welcome to CCL! I'm Cilla! :D Great idea, you're really in your element QG :p

I'd say 3 cheers for them being happily together since three years!

Hear Hear :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: I hope Lleyton and Kim have a wonderful 3yr anniversary celebration :D :bounce:

2284
Feb 19th, 2003, 11:47 PM
Originally posted by Hawk
Lei thinks they're in their room watching movies :p
LOL!!

Come-on-kim
Feb 20th, 2003, 08:25 AM
Originally posted by KaseyL
*cough* a bit too late for that, no? :D ;)

Ingrid, perhaps Kim thinks like Britney Spears :angel:

Holiday
Feb 20th, 2003, 09:25 PM
When is their anniversary?
I hope they did something nice and romantic on valentines day :angel:

DutchieGirl
Feb 21st, 2003, 12:52 AM
Originally posted by duck
I read yet naother that Kim went to get Pat Rafter's autograph for Elke and met Ll whilst she was there.

I think we can accept that she wnt to get an autograph from one of them; Ll asked her out (although I remember vaguely a quote from one of them saying they went to dinner first? Anyone remember that? Angele, remember we said they each had a completely different story of how they first met) but they only started going out with each other properly at the Ericsson Open in March 2000.

I'm thinking it's probably be Lleyton's autograph Elke wanted, coz when I talked to her, she was asking me do I like Lleyton, blah blah! ;)

~|Naomi|~
Feb 21st, 2003, 03:25 AM
I'm thinking it's probably be Lleyton's autograph Elke wanted, coz when I talked to her, she was asking me do I like Lleyton, blah blah!

Ooh do you have any more details? What else did she say?

PLEASE:)

ikke
Feb 21st, 2003, 09:24 PM
Thanks a lot Angele:kiss: :worship:

duck
Feb 21st, 2003, 10:00 PM
Originally posted by inkyfan
I'm thinking it's probably be Lleyton's autograph Elke wanted, coz when I talked to her, she was asking me do I like Lleyton, blah blah! ;)

When was this? And what did you say? Go on, tell us! :worship:

Emza
Feb 21st, 2003, 11:31 PM
Wow! I love you guys!:hearts: :hearts:
Love the pics... ah, good times!
Re all the sharing rooms things... well all I can say is you guys know everything! No secrets 'round here, hey?

possie
Mar 20th, 2003, 10:11 AM
Hey everyone :wavey:

This is really just me thinking out loud (and probably not even in the right spot, so feel free to move this if you want to). I understand that Kim and Lleyton are often kept apart as they pursue their lives as top tennis players, but this year....

They were at the Hopman Cup together in Dec 2002 / Jan 2003

Then OK, they did part as Lleyton trained for AO and Kim played (and won!!) the Adidas International in Sydney in Jan (but they were still in the same country!!)

They were together for the AO, Lleyton even staying on when he was out

Then they went to Belgium together and Kim played the Proximus Diamond Games in Feb

Then they went on to Scottsdale together

And went to Indian Wells together....and pulled off that sought after Lleyki Double!!!!

Now they are in Miami together!!!

*Hope I haven't forgoten anything*

So far this year they haven't been apart much at all!!!!!! Maybe its just that I'm noticing now, but, I just thought I'd put fingers to keys and post my thoughts :) :) .

ßcoene
Mar 20th, 2003, 11:11 AM
This thread is very nice

Thanks for sharing their lovely story :hearts:

lleytnkim
Mar 20th, 2003, 05:51 PM
actually, they did not go to Belgium together. I don't know when Kim left for Belgium but I think they were apart at least for a week before they met up in Antwerp since Lleyton had to play DC. :) But still they have been together most of the time since they arrived in Adelaide after Lleyton won Masters cup in November :)

KaseyL
Mar 20th, 2003, 10:10 PM
Hey everyone :wavey:

So far this year they haven't been apart much at all!!!!!! Maybe its just that I'm noticing now, but, I just thought I'd put fingers to keys and post my thoughts :) :) .

LOL good thinking

looks like they have been doing some planning together, no? ;)

katrientje
Mar 30th, 2003, 12:05 PM
just found out about this thread. good job, especially angele!

Emza
Mar 31st, 2003, 11:28 AM
LOL good thinking

looks like they have been doing some planning together, no? ;)


You guys!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: ;) :)

Majo
Mar 31st, 2003, 03:05 PM
Watching Elke at the 2002 French Open!

omg, that is sooooo sweet! :hearts:

Aussie_Kim
Apr 8th, 2003, 05:24 AM
LOL good thinking looks like they have been doing some planning together, no? ;)

yeah! Wedding planning perhaps, maybe that's what started the rumours going round. I got a bad shock on Aparil fools cos my local radio station announced Lley & Kim had broken up after a dispute bout property in Adelaide.

Luckliy, I found out the truth soon after, but I was almost in tears. I can't imagine Kim & Lleyton eva breaking up.

nm_cb
Apr 8th, 2003, 09:36 AM
I had the same scare. On April fools day I was going to camp and when we stopped my best friend and I caught up (We were on different buses) and she told me that she heard on the radio that they had broken up about a dispute in Adelaide (I've got her involved in tennis!). I couldn't believe it. I kept saying that it wouldn't have happened that they have been together to long and all this. All camp I was thinking that they couldn't have split up and when I came home on Friday I found out that they hadn't. I was soooooooooo relieved. I almost cried at camp because of it!!!

KaseyL
Apr 9th, 2003, 10:13 AM
yeah! Wedding planning perhaps, maybe that's what started the rumours going round. I got a bad shock on Aparil fools cos my local radio station announced Lley & Kim had broken up after a dispute bout property in Adelaide.

Luckliy, I found out the truth soon after, but I was almost in tears. I can't imagine Kim & Lleyton eva breaking up.

that's a bad tasted April fools, though. Couldn't they think of something else? If they wanted to do one about them, they sure could find a dozen other ones...

fifiricci
Apr 15th, 2003, 08:45 AM
Got this from the Daily Telegraph (UK) today:-

"The fall-out from Lleyton Hewitt's refusal to give an interview to a television company just before a match in Cincinnati last August took a serious turn last night.

The ATP Tour revealed that lawyers acting for the Wimbledon and world champion had intimated that they would be taking proceedings against them.

It had been thought that the recent completion of Hewitt's appeal against the punishment imposed by ATP for what they judged as a violation against their STARS programme would be the end of the matter.

The ATP took action after Hewitt refused to participate in an interview with ESPN, the North American broadcaster. They fined him £70,000, one half of the prize money he had earned at the event.

On appeal, after a two-day hearing, a three-member appeals committee chaired by a retired Federal court judge, confirmed the violation but reduced the fine to £13,000.

But for Hewitt, who has earned more than £7 million in prize money alone, the issue was not a matter of money but one of principle. He had a blazing row with the ATP officials who tried to make him do the interview before going out and beating American Robby Ginepri 6-0, 6-0.

Long before the initial punishment was announced, Hewitt made it clear he would contest it and hinted that, if any sanction was imposed, he might seriously reassess how many ATP tournaments he would support in future.

It has long been a common practice that players are not asked to undertake interviews before their matches but, in this instance, it was not as simple as that.

Hewitt had agreed to an interview to be included as part of ESPN's tournament coverage but there were complications because the player was not available at the time set and later, when Hewitt was willing to speak, it did not fit in with the television company's schedule.

In a statement last night, the ATP said: "The findings of the appeals panel and the subsequent fine are consistent with similar violations of the STARS programme. It would be unfortunate if this matter was pursued in the courts."

Way to go Lleyton!! Whoop their arses.