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hBence Jan 9th, 2013 06:53 AM

Kim Clijsters says Serena Williams was her toughest opponent of her career
 
and in her opinion Serena's going to win the Australian Open this year.

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video...m-champion.cnn

djb84xi Jan 9th, 2013 06:58 AM

Re: Kim Clijsters says Serena Williams was her toughest opponent of her career
 
I just saw this on the WTA site, and she looked absolutely beautiful. I'm a little surprised Serena was considered her toughest opponent, but they did have some very interesting matches over the years, so I respect Kim's answer very much :)

Talula Jan 9th, 2013 07:21 AM

Re: Kim Clijsters says Serena Williams was her toughest opponent of her career
 
She had real psychological issues when playing Justine! And her semi final match against Venus at Wimbledon several years ago must have hurt. Maybe that Australian semi against Serena when Kim was well ahead then lost is a big memory!

Agree with her on who looks most likely to lift the Aussie trophy this year!

shoryuken Jan 9th, 2013 07:28 AM

Re: Kim Clijsters says Serena Williams was her toughest opponent of her career
 
:worship:


Trickle Jan 9th, 2013 07:38 AM

Re: Kim Clijsters says Serena Williams was her toughest opponent of her career
 
Oh my... that clip of Lei talking to baby Kim is the most adorable thing.

duhcity Jan 9th, 2013 07:46 AM

Re: Kim Clijsters says Serena Williams was her toughest opponent of her career
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Talula (Post 22717368)
She had real psychological issues when playing Justine! And her semi final match against Venus at Wimbledon several years ago must have hurt. Maybe that Australian semi against Serena when Kim was well ahead then lost is a big memory!

Agree with her on who looks most likely to lift the Aussie trophy this year!

Considering what she said in her winner's speech in 2011, I think Kim really really wanted to win Australia, probably more than the other slams. Maybe that's why that match stood out to her.

Mynarco Jan 9th, 2013 07:55 AM

The mega choke at AO 03 must have hurt so bad

Sam L Jan 9th, 2013 07:57 AM

Re: Kim Clijsters says Serena Williams was her toughest opponent of her career
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by djb84xi (Post 22717322)
I just saw this on the WTA site, and she looked absolutely beautiful. I'm a little surprised Serena was considered her toughest opponent, but they did have some very interesting matches over the years, so I respect Kim's answer very much :)

Yeah she looks really good. They should've cast her in the Princess Di biopic.

A new found respect for Kim. She seems very honest and reasonable.

Beat Jan 9th, 2013 08:11 AM

Re: Kim Clijsters says Serena Williams was her toughest opponent of her career
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shoryuken (Post 22717383)

serena looked so different back then :unsure:

Sombrerero loco Jan 9th, 2013 08:27 AM

Re: Kim Clijsters says Serena Williams was her toughest opponent of her career
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shoryuken (Post 22717383)
:worship:


that match was amazing, great comeback by serena there in third set...

Hardiansf Jan 9th, 2013 09:24 AM

Re: Kim Clijsters says Serena Williams was her toughest opponent of her career
 
Agreed that Serena is one of her toughest players, well, who didn't feel that way? cough...masha...cough...
But I thought it must be Justine. AO 2003 must be really hurt, but I mean... 3 slam final losses... it must be veeerrrryy hurt.
Unless she felt different because 2010 matches

The Dawntreader Jan 9th, 2013 09:26 AM

Re: Kim Clijsters says Serena Williams was her toughest opponent of her career
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Beat (Post 22717468)
serena looked so different back then :unsure:

Yes, she was 10 years younger. Well spotted.

Sammo Jan 9th, 2013 09:28 AM

Re: Kim Clijsters says Serena Williams was her toughest opponent of her career
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Beat (Post 22717468)
serena looked so different back then :unsure:

No make-up on :lol:

vixter Jan 9th, 2013 09:34 AM

Re: Kim Clijsters says Serena Williams was her toughest opponent of her career
 
When Kim was up and coming she was often halted by a young Serena like at Us Open 1999, Indian Wells 2001. And who can ever forget the AO semi 2002 I screamed out loud with joy over Serena's epic comeback. How she charged the net on match point Kim and then read the passing shot and put away the volley with venom!! Oh, the adrenaline!

alex.2812 Jan 9th, 2013 09:37 AM

Re: Kim Clijsters says Serena Williams was her toughest opponent of her career
 
She does have a winning H2H against Justine and Venus whereas she doesn't against Serena... Logical answer.


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