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The Breakup: news and articles only

I thought I'd start a new thread on it coz its such big news. Heres an article I've found

www.reuters.co.uk
Tennnis-Clijsters and Hewitt split up
Fri 22 October, 2004 07:55

BRUSSELS, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Belgium's Kim Clijsters's romance with Australian Lleyton Hewitt is over and they will not be getting married in February as planned, she said on Friday.

"Kim Clijsters and Lleyton Hewitt have jointly decided to put an end to their relationship for private reasons," Clijsters said on her official website (www.kimclijsters.be).

Clijsters said she and Hewitt did not wish to elaborate on the reason for their split.

"Furthermore, both of us distance ourselves from the malicious gossip which inevitably surfaces in this kind of situation," Clijsters added.

The two tennis players are former world number ones
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this one from sportsline

I have a bad feeling that it is true now, and first i thought a hoax but now all these articles are now coming out

Clijsters and Hewitt break up, cancel wedding plans
Oct. 22, 2004
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BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Former top-ranked tennis players Kim Clijsters and Lleyton Hewitt broke up and abandoned their wedding plans less than four months ahead of their planned marriage.

"Because of reasons which are private, the couple was forced to end the relationship," a short statement on Clijsters' Web site www.kimclijsters.com read Friday.

The couple was to marry next February in Australia and organize a major celebration in an ornate castle for friends and family afterward.

Clijsters has been injured for most of the season while Hewitt surged late in the season, reaching the final of the U.S. Open last month, when he lost to Roger Federer.

Hewitt and Clijsters got engaged last year
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One more from channel news asia, all basically saying the same thing


Tennis: Clijsters breaks up with Hewitt

BRUSSELS : Kim Clijsters and Lleyton Hewitt have broken off just four months from their marriage, the Belgian player announced Friday on her website.

Last month, Clijsters, 21, said she would marry Hewitt in Australia in February.



"Kim and Lleyton have agreed to end their relationship for private reasons. There is, of course, no longer a question of marriage," the website said.

The players said they did not intend to explain the break-up to the media.

Both players are former world number ones, but Clijsters, who has won 21 career titles, has not played since last May with a wrist injury.

Hewitt, 23, lost the US Open final to Roger Federer in September.

He has won 23 titles in his career including the US Open in 2001 and Wimbledon in 2002.

Clijsters and Hewitt met at the Australian Open in 2000 when Kim's sister Elke asked her to get Hewitt's autograph and they got engaged after a romantic boat trip around Sydney Harbour last December.

Clijsters reached number one in August 2003 without winning a major title, having lost in the finals of four Grand Slams.

She said last year she was considering a change in residency because of the amount of taxes she pays in Belgium, and did not rule out becoming an Australian citizen. - AFP
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Is there any chance they're announcing this news on her website to get all the press and the media's attention off their 'wedding'? But if it's really, really true...so upsetting news. They seemed perfect together
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Well, I must admit I exclaimed a rather loud "What" when I heard the morning news...

I certainly explains why LL went Bushwalking last week. I guess they made it public now, because Lleyton is playing Paris next week. Kim not being there would definitely raise questions.

Anyway, I hope they recover well - breaking up is not an easy thing, especially when a wedding is planned & the whole world is watching.
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Is there any chance they're announcing this news on her website to get all the press and the media's attention off their 'wedding'? But if it's really, really true...so upsetting news. They seemed perfect together
Keira don't keep any hopes sweetie! I am really starting to believe it now...
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Well the just said something on the radio just then, and they'll have more for the 4pm news which is just about to be on. The guy said "There seems to be problems with Lleyton hewitt marriage, stayed turned for the 4 o'clock news" so i'll see soon
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Keira don't keep any hopes sweetie! I am really starting to believe it now...
I know... Its very depressing

The news is just on now

They said "It's over, the Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters have split, but are not giving any reasons"
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Oh dear
I really hope this is temporary...
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OMG, if Lleyton is in Paris and Kim stays in Belgium, that must be heartbreaking... So close.
If this break up is really final, this will be the strangest Australian Open in years.

They seemed to go so well together these two. Can't imagine them with someone else. I'm already afraid Lleyton will soon start dating some brainless model.

2000-2007: My "Kim years". My best years as a tennis fan. A few bitter losses but a lot of great matches and great wins. Thank you, Kim Clijsters!
26.03.2009: More Kim years to come!
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OMG, if Lleyton is in Paris and Kim stays in Belgium, that must be heartbreaking... So close.
If this break up is really final, this will be the strangest Australian Open in years.

They seemed to go so well together these two. Can't imagine them with someone else. I'm already afraid Lleyton will soon start dating some brainless model.

2000-2007: My "Kim years". My best years as a tennis fan. A few bitter losses but a lot of great matches and great wins. Thank you, Kim Clijsters!
26.03.2009: More Kim years to come!
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Kim this is so sad, i hope she gets over it soon .


GO MARTINA HINGIS!!!!!!!!
Myskina, kirilenko, chakvetadze. Douchevina, Petrova, Clijsters, Zvonareva, Dementieva, Vaidiosava, Voskoboeva, !!!!!

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Argh... I have to go to work in an hour so I can't have a cry with you girls (and guys) anymore
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Man! This is the saddest news!!! We totally didn't see that coming...They were just so perfect together, I couldn't imagine them being apart. I think there is an abrupt cause, because of the wedding already been planned etc.
I hope they'll work it out, but once the media is on it it's hard to go back.
Oh my God i was so shocked when i saw the paper this morning....
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I'm already afraid Lleyton will soon start dating some brainless model.
OMG, that was my thought exactly. That must be our greater age and cynicism shining through. Still this is one hell of a bloody shock.

They've spent a lot more time together this year probably than ever before, so maybe that was it: familiarity breeding contempt and no long absences to make the heart grow fonder.

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