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bmxbandit
Mar 25th, 2003, 10:56 PM
match should start soon, COME ON JELENA! YOU CAN DO IT GIRL!

bmxbandit
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:08 PM
Kim serving

0-15
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30
Deuce
Adv Kim

1-0 Kim

COME ON JELENA

duki
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:09 PM
Go Jelena! :)

bmxbandit
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:12 PM
0-15
0-30
15-30
30-30
40-30
Deuce
Adv Jelena


1-1

BREAK HER NOW JELENA!!!!

Havok
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:14 PM
:bounce: come on Jelena :bounce:

bmxbandit
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:16 PM
15-0
30-0
40-0
40-15
40-30

1-2 Kim

COME ON JELENA!

Lynx
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:16 PM
Break her now, Kimmie!

Wimanna
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:16 PM
C'mon Kim!!!!! :bounce:

kimclijsters4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:17 PM
Good Luck you can do it :hearts:

Your fans are here to support you :kiss:

▀coene
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:18 PM
Allez Kim, win this in two. :bounce:

Havok
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:18 PM
let's go Dokic, let's go :bounce:

bmxbandit
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:19 PM
15-0
30-0
40-0

2-2

Nice!!! Break Time Jelena!

Lynx
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:19 PM
Grrrr. Come on, Kim!!

duki
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:20 PM
Break her now Jelena!

Wimanna
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:21 PM
C'mon Kim!!! :bounce: 1st Serve is only 37%...

sperosgeorgejr
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:22 PM
Kim Clijsters versus Jelena Dokic Match Hyperlinks for Real Time Scoring


Live Scores:

http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/scores/


CourtCast (Live Scores):

http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/scores/v_2_devb.html


Match Statistics:

1st Set

http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/Stats/StatMatch3551Set1.html


2nd Set

http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/Stats/StatMatch3551Set2.html


3rd Set, if necessary

http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/Stats/StatMatch3551Set3.html


Match

http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/Stats/Match3551.html

Lynx
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:22 PM
Break her now Jelena!
No, lol - it's breaking time for Kimmie!

kimclijsters4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:22 PM
Yeah Kim :D now break her :kiss:

bmxbandit
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:22 PM
3-2 Kim

HOLD NOW JELENA!

Philbo
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:22 PM
Come on Kim, kick her a__!!!!

Havok
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:23 PM
hold at love again Jelena

▀coene
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:23 PM
Raise your level Kim !!

Leena
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:24 PM
Come on Jelena... win here so you're still a bonus points whore for a little longer. :p

Havok
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:26 PM
Come on Jelena... win here so you're still a bonus points whore for a little longer. :p
a little mean, but still funny

Wimanna
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:27 PM
Kim :mad: 3 wasted BP's :mad:

kimclijsters4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:30 PM
4*-2 Kimmie :hearts:

Yeah great Kim... Now hold :bounce:

BK4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:30 PM
Leena u a fucking funny mess...HOLLER

Wimanna
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:31 PM
Finally!!!!!!! Kim *4-2 :)

▀coene
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:31 PM
Yoepie, well done Kimmie :kiss:

Lynx
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:31 PM
All right! :D Important game - they fought hard! Now hold serve, Kim...

Havok
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:31 PM
come on Jelena, regroup and break her back :bounce: :bounce:

BK4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:32 PM
Jelena had a GP :fiery:

Break back Jelena!

Havok
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:32 PM
Jelena, cut down on your ue's

kimclijsters4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:33 PM
You can do it Kimmie :)

Please win and reach that semifinal against Serena :D

Wimanna
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:34 PM
C'mon Kim, hold!!!!!!! :)

kimclijsters4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:34 PM
5-2* break her again Kimmie :worship:

Wimanna
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:34 PM
Yes 5-2* :bounce: Break her again Kim, keep it up!!!!!!

Lynx
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:35 PM
Kim 5 -2*

:D :D :D

Havok
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:36 PM
come on Jelena, don't give up. great match already, too bad i can't watch it. :eek: wow Jelena really coming to net now. already 6 times. she never comes to net. come on Dokic

BK4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:36 PM
too many ue's fron Jelena and she is winning more points on her second serve than her first...strange

Wimanna
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:39 PM
First set Kim!!!!! :):) 6-2 :bounce: Keep it up Kim :)

Lynx
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:40 PM
Only 6 UE in the first set - that's impressive Kim! :worship:

Houwe zo! - Keep it up!

▀coene
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:40 PM
Well done Kim :kiss:

Havok
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:40 PM
good job to Kim for taking the first set. come on Dokic you're still in this. fight your way back in it. good match, even though it looks one sides. almost equal in total amount of points

BK4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:43 PM
Jelena has to get her first serve % up

Wimanna
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:43 PM
C'mon Kim, break her!!!! 6-2 1-0* 2 winners Kim, 2 UE's Jelena

Lynx
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:43 PM
1-0*
Now break her, Kim...

shannonannafan
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:44 PM
Come on Jelena,
It's not over yet kid!!!

Good job Kimmi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kimclijsters4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:45 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW

Impressive Kim

6-2 2*-0 now :)

Lynx
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:45 PM
Kim 2*-0 !! :) Just keep it up, girl...

Wimanna
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:46 PM
Yes!!!! Now hold Kim 6-2 *2-0 :bounce: keep it up!!!

kimclijsters4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:46 PM
6 games in a row, now make it 7 :bounce:

Keep it going Baby :kiss: :hearts:

BK4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:46 PM
Dokic is done..not enuf winners and too many ue's

already down a break :fiery:

Get ready for another Serena vs. Kim showdown.

kimclijsters4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:48 PM
3-0* :bounce:

Break again Kimmie :kiss:

Wimanna
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:49 PM
Kim 6-2 3-0* :bounce: break her again !!!!! :):):)

▀coene
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:49 PM
Impressive start of the second set. Go Kim :bounce:

Lynx
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:51 PM
Kim 6-2 3-0*

Fastest Match Serve Speed:
Kim 106 MPH
Jelena 101 MPH

Average Match Serve Speed
Kim 97 MPH
Jelena 97 MPH


In the second set, Kim has made only 1 UE up to now...


WOW.

Wimanna
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:52 PM
:eek: 6-2 *4-0 :eek: Keep it up Kim!!!!

Lynx
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:53 PM
Hallelujah! Kim 4*-0...

kimclijsters4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:53 PM
She did it, just 2 more games kimmie :bounce:

vaiva
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:53 PM
Jelena :mad: Fight, if you can!

But I guess this is it. I was hoping Jelena could somehow put some resistance to Kim and scramble a win in a tough 3-setter.

I like both girls. Really do enjoy watching them play. But I'm getting tired of Kim winning :o

bmxbandit
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:54 PM
Serena will avenge you Jelena ;)

i still love you ;)

Leena
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:55 PM
My... such a bitch slapping is taking place. :sad:

▀coene
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:55 PM
Give me one more game, give me one more set. :bounce:

Lynx
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:55 PM
5-0* :o :o :o

shannonannafan
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:55 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: Jelena :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Wimanna
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:55 PM
Kim 6-2 5-0* :):):) Keep it up Kim....show some respect for Jelena, don't bagel her ;) :kiss:

▀coene
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:56 PM
Will they show Kim vs Serena (if Kim wins) on tv1 because it's a great match and I'm not sure Kim will be in the final so it could be her last match of the tournemant?

kimclijsters4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:58 PM
MATCHPOINT :bounce:

Wimanna
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:59 PM
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kim won 6-2 6-0
:bounce:

Lynx
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:59 PM
:o :o :o :o :o Kim wins 6-2, 6-0

She makes only 9 UE's - 6 in the first set, 3 in the second...


Aye, Serena - here - we - come !!!

▀coene
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:59 PM
Kimmie won :bounce:

Jelena had some good wins in this tournemant, let's hope she continues in her next tournemants.

kimclijsters4ever
Mar 25th, 2003, 11:59 PM
WOW really impressive kim :eek:

6-2, 6-0 against Dokic :eek:

CONGRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATS

YOU ROCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bmxbandit
Mar 26th, 2003, 12:01 AM
no wonder i started hating Clijsters last year...

come on serena, stop this madness ;)

Wimanna
Mar 26th, 2003, 12:01 AM
:eek: @ Kim's stats :eek: only 9 UE's.....and 21 winners ... Kim defensive? Not today :)

kimclijsters4ever
Mar 26th, 2003, 12:02 AM
It becomes more and more realistic that Kim will be nr #2 :D

In fact she will no matter what take the number #2 spot after Amelia Island :bounce:

vaiva
Mar 26th, 2003, 12:03 AM
Congrats Kim :D

Too bad Jelena :sad:
Still, it was a great tournment for beautiful Jelena!
I hope to see her back on the winning track again.

We love you Jelena :hearts:

▀coene
Mar 26th, 2003, 12:04 AM
I can' get enough of Kim winning.

Play a good match against Serena and maybe you'll win. :)

1jackson2001
Mar 26th, 2003, 12:06 AM
Kim won more points on her second serve than Jelena did on her first. :o

Hagar
Mar 26th, 2003, 08:26 AM
WOW. Impressive result. Looking forward to Kim vs. Serena. A clash of the two best players of the moment IMO.

sperosgeorgejr
Mar 26th, 2003, 10:41 AM
http://www.asapsports.com/tennis/2003nasdaq/032503JD.html


http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/news/2003/interviews/0325g.html


K. CLIJSTERS/J. Dokic 6-2, 6-0

An interview with JELENA DOKIC

THE MODERATOR: Questions.

Q. Not a good result tonight, but you won three straight matches at this tournament, which you haven't done for some time. So are you making progress?

JELENA DOKIC: Yeah, overall, I'm happy with this week. I had a tough start to the year and it always takes me a few matches to get going. So I was happy to get three in a row. I haven't had that in six months. So in that regards, I'm happy. I think I played my best tennis that I played the last six months, so yeah...

Q. How is it working out?

JELENA DOKIC: It's good. We're working on some things. I think it's getting a little bit better. Yeah, I think I haven't made that transition yet to -- I don't think my game is where I want it to be still. But we're working on things.

Q. Are you aware of when these things started going downhill, that you couldn't change anything, could you?

JELENA DOKIC: No, I hit the ball very well for the first half an hour. She got everything back. So, I mean, overall, the way that I played first half an hour, I cannot be unhappy with myself. But she just played, you know, she just got everything back and was better. After that, was hard to keep up. But overall, if I look at the first set, I think it was, you know, very close. I had chances, I missed some. But I couldn't have hit the ball any better than what I did.

Q. Jelena, she played really spectacular defense tonight, retrieving balls in the corner. Did it ultimately frustrate you, you made some bad errors off of some of the retrievers she made?

JELENA DOKIC: Yeah, I think it's difficult to play against someone that attacks and retrieves that many balls at the same time. I think, eventually, it makes you miss a little bit more because she gets so many back. But, again, that's why I said I don't think I hit the ball bad. I think I hit the ball fine. It was just a matter of finishing the points and just not get frustrated with her getting everything back.

Q. Could you rate your fitness level right now?

JELENA DOKIC: It's not there yet. I think it's pretty good. I think it's better than it's ever been. But I could still get stronger a little bit and just fitter, overall.

Q. Where will you play next?

JELENA DOKIC: Sarasota.

Q. Are you having still home in the area of Tampa?

JELENA DOKIC: I do, yes.

Q. When you speak with your coach about progress, how do you see it growing? What time should you pick, one month, two months? Does he have an any opinion on that?

JELENA DOKIC: No, I think we're working on my game right now. I just started working with him. I don't think I have a peaking time or when I want things to happen. I think things will happen when they happen, when things start to improve in matches. Overall, I think I made a big difference from the beginning of the year to now. Hopefully, I can continue. I think I still have a lot of things that can improve. I don't expect to see anything huge still for another three months at least.

Q. It seemed from the outside, maybe you see it differently, after the sixth game in the first set, that was a game that made a decision, enough to doubt -- almost all your balls were...

JELENA DOKIC: She played good. What can I say? I hit the ball fine. That was no problem. Again, she got a lot of balls back and she hit winners. She didn't make errors at all, hardly. So it's difficult to play against someone that does that. You know, I'm disappointed with the result, but I think overall, she just played solid. So I cannot say that I beat myself too much.

Q. This sets up a rematch between Serena and Kim, the Australian Open, which was a wonderful match. Kim came so close to winning it. Do you see her as strong enough to beat Serena Williams?

JELENA DOKIC: I think she's -- you know, she's gotten very close. She has beaten Serena, so you always have to give her a chance now. I think it would just be who's better on the day. Serena's played very well since the Australian Open, so it just depends who plays better and how the conditions are.

Q. Do you see a confidence in Kim's eyes that tell you anything about her mental strength right now?

JELENA DOKIC: Yeah, I think she's improved everything. I think she's also -- she's raised the bar a little bit also from the other players. I think fitness-wise also. She's, you know, she's been playing very well and she's very confident right now and you can see that.

Q. When did you last time play Meghann Shaughnessy?

JELENA DOKIC: Scottsdale.

Q. That's not that long ago.

JELENA DOKIC: No.

Q. Do you think that Venus might have been run down a little, or they're catching up with her, with them?

JELENA DOKIC: No, I think Venus has gone down. I think the fact that maybe she hasn't won a Grand Slam and that Serena's dominating, I think we can see a little bit of a lapse in her game. I don't think she's as solid as she was before. But, you know, she's still done I think well this year, and I think, though, I don't think she's where she was, I think, maybe a year ago.

Q. Do you watch a little bit of matches?

JELENA DOKIC: No, no.

Q. What do you think of the courts at Sarasota?

JELENA DOKIC: They were fine last year. I don't know, I mean, clay's clay, I think. So I think it was okay. I think it was -- I had no problem. I was always on center court, so they made that -- I think it was pretty good.

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sperosgeorgejr
Mar 26th, 2003, 10:50 AM
http://www.asapsports.com/tennis/2003nasdaq/032503KC.html


http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/news/2003/interviews/0325h.html


K. CLIJSTERS/J. Dokic 6-2, 6-0

An interview with KIM CLIJSTERS

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. I don't know what was better tonight: Your offense or your defense. You made so many great retrievals in the corner tonight. It seemed to really fluster her and upset her. She made a lot of unforced errors.

KIM CLIJSTERS: Yeah, I think, definitely, against players like Jelena, you have to just try to make every ball. When they're on, they can play unbelievable tennis. If you take them a little bit off balance and surprise them with a few shots, I think it's, you know, you can surprise them and then they get maybe a little bit more careful about, you know, not driving to the balls, hitting more to the lines and stuff. They make more mistakes. But I felt really good today. I was seeing the ball very well and moving well.

Q. You split so many times, I thought you were on clay.

KIM CLIJSTERS: Well, I grew up on clay. So I probably sometimes think I'm playing on clay too.

Q. Is this your best stretch ever, the last few weeks? Have you ever played as well for this long a time?

KIM CLIJSTERS: Yeah, I feel like I'm a lot more consistent than what I was about a year ago, maybe two years ago. I knew then that my best level was the same as what it is now, but it just, you know, if I went a little bit under my best level, when I was younger, like, I dropped a whole lot and I could never sort of stay good enough to, you know, win those matches. Now I feel like I'm consistent throughout. Even if I'm not playing my best tennis, I still feel that I'm capable of playing well enough to beat a lot of girls. I think that's the most important thing is, you know, being, you know, focused and being comfortable by yourself.

Q. Any thought at all, any reaction to not having to beat both Williamses to win the tournament?

KIM CLIJSTERS: Oh, no. No. I never... Well, I never, also, I don't really look at draws, you know, far ahead, you know. I know I have Serena now. But I never really, in the beginning, when I won my first match, I didn't even know who I was playing in the second round. I just try to focus one match at a time. I tell my coaches, "Well, you know, you don't have to tell me, you know, which is the seed in my section" or whatever, because I want to stay focused on each match. Yeah, so...

Q. You haven't conceded any more than two games in any of the eight sets you've played so far. Do you think the semi against Serena is going to be your first real test?

KIM CLIJSTERS: I hope I'll get more than two games against her. No, but it's, you know, these are the matches you really look forward to. These are the matches, when you're younger and you're practicing and you're working hard, these are the matches you dream of. I mean, I do. I love playing these big matches. I'm sure there will be a good atmosphere. So, yeah, I look forward to those type of matches. You know, when there's a lot of atmosphere from the crowd, I play better. Yeah, I really enjoy those matches.

Q. Surely, you knew that with the top of the draw today, with Serena playing the other match, that you were on target to play her in the semifinals. How did you keep your mind from -- off worrying about the semifinal and focused on this match today?

KIM CLIJSTERS: Oh, I don't at all. I never -- like I said, I mean, for me it's really easy not to think ahead and just to focus on the match that I'm playing. You know, even tomorrow, I have a day off tomorrow of singles. I won't be thinking at all about the singles match. I have doubles tomorrow. Yeah, so I'll just be focusing about that. But of course, you know, as soon as that match is over, I have to do everything well, I have to focus on my next match. That will be the one against Serena.

Q. If there's one thing mental that you can take back from the Australian Open semifinal in the third set, what would it be?

KIM CLIJSTERS: Well, I don't think I did anything wrong. I don't think I -- you know, it's not that I made more mistakes than, you know, when I went 5-1 up. I think she just raised her level. That's what those top players have. You know, that's why she's, you know, No. 1 in the world. That's why she's won so many Grand Slams already, is because when she's in trouble, she can raise her level, you know, when she's unbeatable even. Even, you know, I know, like, in the beginning of that match, she didn't play well. She was making more mistakes. I was forcing her to make the mistakes a lot of times. You know, from 5-1 on, I don't think she hardly made an unforced error.

Q. When you go on to playing her again, will it be helpful to think about what happened in Melbourne or block it out?

KIM CLIJSTERS: No, every match is different. We're playing in different circumstances. Every match is different. You know, I mean, for me, it's really easy, I think, to block it all out. We're in a different country, different stadium, so it's a completely different match. I think in tennis, you know, it doesn't matter. You can beat a player, you know, one day. Then the next day, you can lose to them. That's what's the fun part about this sport. Otherwise, it would get really boring, I think, if you would keep it the same player would win all the time. So, it's, yeah, I hope it's gonna be a great match.

Q. Did any of your supporters watch the Williams match today against Bartoli in order to give you some input on how well she played?

KIM CLIJSTERS: No, it's -- I mean, I'm pretty, you know, I've been on the tour a few years now. I've seen her play a few matches, I've played her enough times. I watched a lot of the matches that were on today, even the men's I watched, just in the locker room. No, I don't think my coach watched any of the match.

Q. Even if you don't look ahead to your next match, when you go into a tournament like this, obviously, you're aware that it's been an awful long time since anyone has beaten both Williamses in the same tournament. So the fact that one of them is now out of the way...

KIM CLIJSTERS: No, I really don't think that. Not at all.

Q. You don't even think about that?

KIM CLIJSTERS: No, not at all. I know for myself that a lot of things can happen before you get there. Maybe, you know, definitely for me, I mean, I think on the other hand, everyone sort of expects Venus and Serena to make it to the semis, to the finals. For me, I feel for myself that I have to, you know, work hard. And, you know, I mean, last week in Indian Wells, everyone was, you know, already sure that I was going to make it to the final. You know, I was playing, you know, bad tennis in the beginning of the week. I really was struggling. I know for myself how hard it can get. Even if you play good one day, it can really change the next day.

Q. Do you think it would detract from your focus to even think about the tournament as a whole? You don't do that because you think it would distract you?

KIM CLIJSTERS: I don't know. I've never -- I mean, I've never tried thinking. I don't know what it would -- if it would distract me or not. But, yeah, I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it. I don't know, I would not.

Q. Thinking about the tournament as a whole?

KIM CLIJSTERS: No, no.

Q. This match seemed to turn in the sixth game of the first set, six breakpoints. They just kept coming. What do you remember about that game and how difficult it was to finally break?

KIM CLIJSTERS: I think against Jelena, you know, you have to be there for every point and you have to show that you're fighting. Once she gets ahead, I think she can really dominate and overpower you, I think, with her type of tennis. I definitely, you know, I served well today. I think that was really important. I think that sixth game was, you know, really important to go up 4-2 there. Then, you know, win my own serve game after I broke her. I think that sort of made her, you know, try to do more things and change her game a little bit to get back into the match. But as long as -- you have to really try against Jelena to not let her get back into the match and not let her play her best tennis.

Q. Your backhand down the line today, particularly strong?

KIM CLIJSTERS: Yeah, I think so. You definitely have to use that shot, I think. Because, you know, the players, I mean, it's a surprising shot from anyone. Even if you're maybe a meter behind the line or a little bit outside the court, you can go down the line and sort of the opponents, it's an automatic thing, I think, when they move automatically to the backhand. Down the line court is open a lot. Yeah, it worked really well today.

Q. Any problems or concerns about any aspect of your game tonight?

KIM CLIJSTERS: No. I was -- I think, overall, I was pretty pleased with everything. Of course, everything can still get better and I'll work for that. But, yeah...

Q. Does it seem astonishing to you that against a player who hits the ball as hard as Jelena, she had only six winning ground strokes against you tonight?

KIM CLIJSTERS: Well, I think the thing I did really well is hit the ball deep. I sort of didn't give her a lot of chances to come into the court and go for the winners. You know, I really, like I said before, I felt like I was moving really well and I wasn't, you know -- yeah, moving really well and not letting her, you know, get those easy shots.

Q. Do you have a feeling for a situation that the other player is, did you follow how she feels at a particular time, or are you concentrating on your game and you don't look?

KIM CLIJSTERS: Well, you know, in every match, I've mainly focused on my own tennis. You know, because that's the most important thing. It all depends on how you play and, you know, the way you feel. I never really focus, you know, about the opponent, how they're feeling, no. I just, you know, tactic-wise, you know, I know what their strengths and weaknesses are. But from the game from your opponent, but I never, yeah, like I know for myself, I have to play good tennis to win every match.

Q. Are you afraid you might get injured with your spread eagles?

KIM CLIJSTERS: I don't know. You know, a lot of people have asked me that question. You know, I know every time I come back into the locker room, the physios are really worried. They almost packed their bags a few times, ready to go on the court. I don't know, it comes automatically. I don't know, yeah, I don't know. I think it's because I grew up on clay that I still do it on the hard court. But, yeah...

Q. Are you following what your sister does?

KIM CLIJSTERS: I do, yeah. Yeah.

Q. Is she capable of doing same things?

KIM CLIJSTERS: I don't know. It's tough. Because I think it's always tougher, I think, for the younger player, because she has to sort of follow into my footsteps and a lot of people, you know, sort of expect her to do the same things as I did. But she, you know, she's having fun. She studies very well, too, so I think at the moment, she's still -- she has to decide whether she wants to keep going in tennis or whether she wants to study and go to school.

Q. Do your parents have any say in that?

KIM CLIJSTERS: Oh, yeah, sure. Of course my parents, they've always come with the point that they always said, "We want you to be happy, whether it's playing tennis or going to school or doing whatever, working, whatever, we want you to be happy." My parents still say that now, you know. They never put pressure on me. They say, "From the moment you're sick of the tennis or sick of the traveling and the flying, then don't do it. You can find something else."

Q. Against Serena Williams, no player can afford to have a weak second serve. The way you served your second serve tonight, would it be strong enough to -- that you would be okay against Serena?

KIM CLIJSTERS: Well, I think against any of those Top 10 players, you have to get a high first-serve percentage, especially against Serena. You need a very high first-serve percentage. You know, you have to hit your first serve as well because she even attacks your first serve. But that's her type of game. She can make some errors on that as well, you know, she tries sometimes to hit it so hard that she hits some errors on those shots. But, you know, I'll definitely have to hit my second serve really well tomorrow, yeah.

Q. How good was your second serve tonight?

KIM CLIJSTERS: I don't even remember that. Well, I think, like, my first serve was good, but I still felt I had double-faults today and I'll definitely have to try to keep those out tomorrow, yeah.

Q. Next day?

KIM CLIJSTERS: Oh.

Q. The weather's changed quite a bit. It's fresher, less humid. It's cooler. Does that change what you can or can't do on the court? Does it make you feel better?

KIM CLIJSTERS: Well, I think, you know, health-wise, it's a lot better for the opponents. I've seen a few girls come into the locker room with some problems and some cramps and stuff. So, in that case, it's, you know, a lot more enjoyable, I think, to play tennis in. But the first few days, you know, when I was practicing, coming back from Indian Wells, I was really struggling. I could hardly breathe. So it was really hot. I think it was even broke record in eight years or something, the hottest day. But, no, it's definitely a lot more enjoyable to play it, I think, when it's not as hot.

Q. Does it change what you do?

KIM CLIJSTERS: No, no, it wouldn't really change a lot. Maybe take a little bit more time between the points because you need a little bit more time to recover. But for the rest, I don't think it really changes anything about the game, no.

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sperosgeorgejr
Mar 26th, 2003, 11:46 AM
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By Charles Bricker
Staff Writer

March 26, 2003

KEY BISCAYNE -- It could not have been easy for Kim Clijsters to keep her mind on her work Tuesday night, with retribution, or a second crack at greatness -- however you care to describe it -- just one round away. But before Clijsters could order up a rematch of her Australian Open meltdown with Serena Williams, she had to defeat dangerous Jelena Dokic in the quarterfinals of the Nasdaq-100. Which she did, with spectacular defense and a lethal down-the-line backhand that destroyed Dokic 6-2, 6-0 in 53 minutes. It set up a reprise of that memorable semifinal in Melbourne that turned into a major springboard for Williams' 15-0 season. "I'm a lot more consistent than I was a year ago, and maybe two years ago," said Clijsters. "Now I feel like I'm consistent throughout. Even if I'm not playing my best tennis, I still feel I'm capable of playing well enough to beat a lot of girls and that's the most important thing -- being focused and being comfortable with yourself."

The Clijsters match turned abruptly in the sixth game of the first set with Dokic serving at 2-3. She played gritty ball in defending five break points before Clijsters, executing one of her trademark leg splits, went far into the forehand corner on the sixth, and retrieved what looked like a certain winner. Somehow, she got the ball back, flustering Dokic so badly that she drummed her next shot long. Clijsters ran out the set and in the 19-minute second set outscored Dokic 25-10. She'll play doubles today, then turn her full attention to Williams, whom she led 5-1 in the third set of the Aussie Open semis before losing 7-5. "I don't think I did anything wrong in that match. It's not that I made more mistakes. She just raised her level, which is what those top players do. That's why she's No. 1 in the world. That's why she's won so many Grand Slams already." Clijsters' defense was a telling factor in her match.

Five times she did the splits going after balls and she admitted that "every time I come back into the locker room, the physios are really worried. They almost packed their bags a few times, ready to go on court. "It comes automatically. I think it's because I grew up on clay that I still do it on hardcourts." Dokic departs having won three matches in a row before this loss. She hasn't had a streak like that since the Canadian Open last year. "I hit the ball very well for the first half-hour, but she got everything back. After that, it was hard to keep up," she said.

Charles Bricker can be reached at cbricker@sun-sentinel.com.

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King Aaron
Mar 26th, 2003, 12:21 PM
Congrats Kim :D

Too bad Jelena :sad:
Still, it was a great tournment for beautiful Jelena!
I hope to see her back on the winning track again.

We love you Jelena :hearts:
Ditto!

Congrats Kim, very well played. :)

Jelena :sad:, but still a better tournament than your 5 previous ones combined. Good luck in your future tournaments! :kiss:

King Aaron
Mar 26th, 2003, 12:23 PM
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By Charles Bricker
Staff Writer

March 26, 2003

KEY BISCAYNE -- It could not have been easy for Kim Clijsters to keep her mind on her work Tuesday night, with retribution, or a second crack at greatness -- however you care to describe it -- just one round away. But before Clijsters could order up a rematch of her Australian Open meltdown with Serena Williams, she had to defeat dangerous Jelena Dokic in the quarterfinals of the Nasdaq-100. Which she did, with spectacular defense and a lethal down-the-line backhand that destroyed Dokic 6-2, 6-0 in 53 minutes. It set up a reprise of that memorable semifinal in Melbourne that turned into a major springboard for Williams' 15-0 season. "I'm a lot more consistent than I was a year ago, and maybe two years ago," said Clijsters. "Now I feel like I'm consistent throughout. Even if I'm not playing my best tennis, I still feel I'm capable of playing well enough to beat a lot of girls and that's the most important thing -- being focused and being comfortable with yourself."

The Clijsters match turned abruptly in the sixth game of the first set with Dokic serving at 2-3. She played gritty ball in defending five break points before Clijsters, executing one of her trademark leg splits, went far into the forehand corner on the sixth, and retrieved what looked like a certain winner. Somehow, she got the ball back, flustering Dokic so badly that she drummed her next shot long. Clijsters ran out the set and in the 19-minute second set outscored Dokic 25-10. She'll play doubles today, then turn her full attention to Williams, whom she led 5-1 in the third set of the Aussie Open semis before losing 7-5. "I don't think I did anything wrong in that match. It's not that I made more mistakes. She just raised her level, which is what those top players do. That's why she's No. 1 in the world. That's why she's won so many Grand Slams already." Clijsters' defense was a telling factor in her match.

Five times she did the splits going after balls and she admitted that "every time I come back into the locker room, the physios are really worried. They almost packed their bags a few times, ready to go on court. "It comes automatically. I think it's because I grew up on clay that I still do it on hardcourts." Dokic departs having won three matches in a row before this loss. She hasn't had a streak like that since the Canadian Open last year. "I hit the ball very well for the first half-hour, but she got everything back. After that, it was hard to keep up," she said.

Charles Bricker can be reached at cbricker@sun-sentinel.com.

Copyright ę 2003, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Thanks. :) Nice read.

sperosgeorgejr
Mar 26th, 2003, 12:43 PM
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=sportsNews&storyID=2448527


Clijsters Sets Up Clash with Top Seed Serena

Tue March 25, 2003 09:53 PM ET

By Richard Luscombe

MIAMI (Reuters) - Kim Clijsters took a step closer to her third final of 2003 and set up another tilt at Serena Williams's domination of women's tennis by swatting aside Jelena Dokic 6-0 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Nasdaq-100 Open on Tuesday.

Dokic, the ninth seed from Yugoslavia, could do nothing to counter the Belgian's power and third seed Clijsters needed just 53 minutes to wrap up her fourth victory in five days.

Clijsters, who has not conceded more than two games in any of the eight sets she has played, told reporters: "These are the matches, when you're younger, when you're practicing, that you dream of.

"I love playing these big matches. I just hope I'll get more than two games against her," she joked.

In 2002, Clijsters was the only player to beat both Serena and Venus Williams, outplaying Serena in the final of the season-ending WTA Championships in Los Angeles.

Serena, however, won their most recent meeting. In the semi-final of the Australian Open in January, she retrieved a 5-1 final-set deficit and went on to become only the fifth woman to hold all four grand slam titles at the same time.

"I don't think I did anything wrong in that match, she just raised her level. That's what those top players have," Clijsters said.

"Against Jelena, you have to be there for every point and show you're fighting because once she gets ahead, she can really dominate and overpower you."

Dokic conceded she had been outplayed. "I hit the ball very well for the first half-hour but she got everything back so I don't feel I played too badly," said the Yugoslav.

"She played so well and didn't make any errors so I can't beat myself up too much."

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King Aaron
Mar 26th, 2003, 12:49 PM
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Clijsters Sets Up Clash with Top Seed Serena

Tue March 25, 2003 09:53 PM ET

By Richard Luscombe

MIAMI (Reuters) - Kim Clijsters took a step closer to her third final of 2003 and set up another tilt at Serena Williams's domination of women's tennis by swatting aside Jelena Dokic 6-0 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Nasdaq-100 Open on Tuesday.

Dokic, the ninth seed from Yugoslavia, could do nothing to counter the Belgian's power and third seed Clijsters needed just 53 minutes to wrap up her fourth victory in five days.

Clijsters, who has not conceded more than two games in any of the eight sets she has played, told reporters: "These are the matches, when you're younger, when you're practicing, that you dream of.

"I love playing these big matches. I just hope I'll get more than two games against her," she joked.

In 2002, Clijsters was the only player to beat both Serena and Venus Williams, outplaying Serena in the final of the season-ending WTA Championships in Los Angeles.

Serena, however, won their most recent meeting. In the semi-final of the Australian Open in January, she retrieved a 5-1 final-set deficit and went on to become only the fifth woman to hold all four grand slam titles at the same time.

"I don't think I did anything wrong in that match, she just raised her level. That's what those top players have," Clijsters said.

"Against Jelena, you have to be there for every point and show you're fighting because once she gets ahead, she can really dominate and overpower you."

Dokic conceded she had been outplayed. "I hit the ball very well for the first half-hour but she got everything back so I don't feel I played too badly," said the Yugoslav.

"She played so well and didn't make any errors so I can't beat myself up too much."

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