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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 2004, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Is anyone worried that Kim might retire too early? I am and need reassurance!!

Terrible thoughts, I know, but I cant help it!! My logic is that if she is out until September, basically her 2004 season is more or less over (assuming that she wont qualify for the end of year champs).


Then, if the rumours are true that she will marry in Feb 2005, there's another break/distraction that is bound to affect her tennis early next year (I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that, its just a fact).

If all of that means that Kim will not be "cooking with gas" in 2005 and she fails to win a slam in the 2005 season, I can just see her quitting and starting a family!

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 2004, 01:27 PM
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All those injuries... it won't help her to have a long career that's for sure!! That's why she has to take her time before coming back

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Well my thought is this break will be good for Kim, I don't see her playing on the tour again this year there is no point, she could only maybe play indoor season but she isn't going to be in LA so why rush why not take 3 months and prepare properly and come back with a protected rank? I figure Kim has been going flat out for the last few years, she was top 50 at 16 and since then it has just been up and up and up. This break will hopefully refresh her and her dedication and she will be good to go for another solid 2-3 years and then retire and start a family. I don't see her playing past 24 though
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I agree with Naomi (don't we agree a lot lately ).

I think this long break will sharpen her tennishunger, and make her realise she loves the game too much to quit already.

Dominique Monami recently said she quit too sudden, because she was fed up with everything, and she regrets this right now. I don't remember Dominique having long injury breaks (but I can wrong though) - perhaps if she had had them she might have realised beforehand how much she'd miss tennis...
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This came to my mind as well... I hope it is a thought only... Please Kim come back!
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 2004, 08:01 PM
 
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I think that Kim wants to get her some highlights (like GS, I'm sure she still has that in her mind) in her tennis career first before thinking of retirement.
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She can't retire until she has all GS in her pocket!!!

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I agree with Naomi (don't we agree a lot lately ).
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 2004, 10:17 PM
 
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Exclamation Kim's surgery on wrist

In the English version, it's not on Kim Clijsters' website yet, but Kim has had more urgent surgery than expected on Saturday, June 12 !

In the French and Dutch versions, it's written that she had the cyst on her wrist joint removed by surgery (in Brussels or in Wilrijk, near Antwerp ? ). She wears a plaster (gybsum) on her left arm for about six weeks !

She will be out of competition for three months at least, so she'll miss the US Open for sure... (She might come back at the very earliest at the Hasselt tournament in September).

I'm not the only one who's sad about it. We will need a lot of patience like she will have too. I miss her a lot. Let us all wish her full recovery, as for Justine, as soon as possible. I miss the two best players of the world ! What about you ?

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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 2004, 08:23 AM
 
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Ummm, I think nxt yr Kim will try to win a GS. I think C wants GS titles before retiring. C luvs tennis, I’m sure C dreams to win a GS especially Aussie Open. I think nice to see lil Lleykis will hav parents who ever won GS later!

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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 2004, 09:37 AM
 
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Actually, I'm quite worried that Kim'll retire too early! It will be very dissapointing if she decides to start a family before she wins a GS in her tennis career but I'm pretty sure (well, I hope) she won't! Seeing how she came back a slight bit too early @ Berlin this year She still loves the game heaps. Kim can retire whenever she likes but once she retired she won't be able to come back on the same level even if she wants to.

I hope all these injuries don't make her lose hope on winning a GS. She is capable of winning one and it's just a matter of time! I'm sure Kim believes that as well
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i know she wants a slam! she wil win one before she retires... let's not talk about retiring please... we don't want another martina hingis spectacle!

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I agreed in silence


"Ik weet dat wij ons erdoor slaan, dat we zij aan zij blijven staan
Tot alle stormen zijn verstomd en er een nieuwe lente komt
En alles weer begint van voor af aan..."

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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2004, 04:27 AM
 
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Elke retired because of her long term back problems

She should become Kim's hitting partner
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