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I can't read it and have no idea if anyone wants to but seeing as I found it I'll post it anyway


Redactrice Lotte De Brouwere schrijft een nieuwjaarsbrief aan Kim Clijsters

Daar stond het dan, in grote zwarte letters. Sprookjespaar uit elkaar. Game over voor jou en Lleyton. Alsof je al niet genoeg kopzorgen had. Eerst die enkel waar je doorheen zakte, dan die verdomde pols. Een gescheurde pees, een cyste, een operatie.

Maar ach wat, dachten wij. Zij is tenminste gelukkig met haar schoon lief. Niet dus.

Toen het bekend werd Kim, toen moesten we even naar adem happen. Dit was tien keer erger dan Nicole en Hugo die het even zonder elkaar moesten stellen. Tien keer erger dan Schatteman en Couvreur die op elkaar waren uitgekeken. En ach, wat kon het ons nog schelen dat Tom Cruise en zijn Penelope niet langer een twee-eenheid vormden. Daar waren we zelfs nog blij om want zijn ex Nicole Kidman had al genoeg te verduren gehad. Telkens zij een of ander blad opensloeg, moest ze haar ex zien in een vurige omhelzing met zijn nieuwe Spaanse vlam. En alleen al die naam, 'Penelope'. Maar bon, dat nieuws viel dus in het niets.

Jij was niet meer bij Lleyton, je trouwfeest werd afgelast en de draaimolen van roddels en achterklap kwam op gang. 2004, het zat je niet mee.

Al die jaren ervoor was alles vanzelfsprekend. Kim wint, Kim plaatst zich voor de finale, Kim deelt met de glimlach handtekeningen uit. Kim, zonnekind. Je schitterde en we waren zo trots op je. Met z'n allen voor de beeldbuis, vader aan het roepen, moeder aan het nagelbijten, zus met bijhorende armbewegingen een denkbeeldige ace aan het slaan en de hond haast in katzwijm door je allesvernietigende overwinningsblik. Het kon niet stuk, je was onze warme spontane tennisgodin. En nog steeds.

,,Come on," dachten we. Die pols herstelt wel weer en je hart ook.

En wat blijkt? Je was ergens een balletje aan het slaan met je zus, dat balletje viel heel toevallig over de heg en daar verscheen hij dan. Alsof hij op een catwalk flaneerde. Hij Mister Limburg.

2005 begint goed. Het hart is hersteld, nu die pols nog.



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Thanks Naomi , it would be nice when our sweet belgians translate it... that is when everyone recovered from the new year's eve celebrations

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I've tried to translate it (please don't mind the spelling & grammar mistakes that are in it - my mind still isn't what it was before yesterday )

Editor Lotte De Brouwere writes a new years letter to Kim Clijsters

There is was, in big black letters. Fairy-tale couple broken up. Game over for you & Lleyton. As if you hadn't had enough on your mind already. First that ancle, that that bloddy wrist.
A teared tendon, a cyste, an operation.
But hey, we thought - at least she's happy with her quite b/f. I guess not.
When it was announced Kim, we had to catch our breath for a second. This was ten times worse then Nicole & Hugo ("famous" Belgian singers that are married for ages & perform on cruise ships) having to do without each other for a while
Ten times worse then Schatteman & Couvreus (also some Belgian "singers" , being a couple)splitting.
And what did we care Tom Cruise & his Penelope not being an item any longer. We were even happy this happened because his ex Nicole Kidman had enough to bear.
Everytime she looked at a magazine, she had to look at her ex being in a fierily embracement with his new Spanish flame. Let alone the name, 'Penelope'. But OK, that news was nothing compared to yours.

You weren't together with Lleyton anymore, your wedding was cancelled and the roundabout of gossip and backbiting started. 2004, it wasn't your year.

All those years everything went without saying. Kim wins, Kim reaches the final, Kim smiles while giving signatures. Kim, child of the sun. You shined and we were so proud of you. All of us in front of the TV, father on one side shouting, mother on the other nailbiting, sister with armmovements hitting an imaginable ace and the dog almost fainting by your all destroying victory glance. This couldn't break, you were our warm spontanous tennis goddess. And you still are.

We thought "Come on", your wrist will heal again and so will your heart.
And look what happened?!? You were hitting a ball somewhere with your sister, all of a sudden that ball went over the fence and there he was. Like walking on a cat-walk, he Mister Limburg.

2005 starts well. You heart is healed, now only that wrist.
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thank you cindy!
I am not sure how healed her heart is but I hope it does heal soon and that her wrist does as well!

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Nadine scanned & posted an interview with Kim that was in the newspaper (HLN) on the Thursday (30/12/2004).
This is the link to it http://img65.exs.cx/img65/5353/artikelkim2yr.jpg
(I hope you don't mind me posting it here on CCL, Nadine)

I'll try to translate it, for all you non-Dutch speaking ... (just give me some time)
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Being on court again, the rest doesn't matter

2004 started wonderfull for Kim Clijsters. She played the final of the AO and won the indoortournaments of Paris and Antwerp. And then, all of a sudden: that wrist-injury in March. Clijsters tried to come back, but was called back. Then there was - with the wedding coming closer - the break-up with Lleyton. Please, let 2005 start soon for Kim Clijsters. During her rehab. she found the time to answer our end year-questions by e-mail "Please let me play tennis again next year, without worries".

Try to summarise this year (2004) in one word
Very instructive. Especially on human part that is. I have mistaked myself in
some people, of who I thought they could be trusted. In the press I read some lies of people who where only interested of coming into the picture themselves. Unbelievable, all that gossip & lies about me giving forgait for the Olympics or about my break-up with Lleyton.

Did that make you sad?
It made me angry. I feel sad when I look at the earth quak in Asia, or when I think about all those firemen that got killed in the gasexplossion in Gellingen (Belgium).

An other feeling: what has moved you in 2004?
I was touched by the story of Sabine Dardenne in the investigation of Marc Dutroux (Sabine is one of the two girls that have survived Marc Dutroux. She has been kidnapped by him, raped, put in a dark hole for months (I think she wasn't older then 10 when it happened, but I'm not sure). Several under-aged girls have been killed & raped by Marc Dutroux. This all happened some years ago, but his trial was only this year)

Surely, you want to forget 2004 quick, as a tennisyear?
Attention, in 2004 I won as good as everything that I've played, inclusive my Fed Cup matches. Until the wrist injury, in the tournament of IW in March. I think my victory in Antwerp was one of my greatest moments ever. That week 120,000 Belgians came to the tournament, there was a great atmosphere.

It went too good with "Our Girls", it was bound to get wrong at one point.
I'm not that superstitious. An injury is a major setback and it's annoying, but it's a part of being a topsporter. And again: when I see the images of the sea quack in Asia, I don't see the reason why there should be so much (media)attention about a wrist injury.

In the past months, did you ever think about quiting? The end of your carreer, was it a possibility?
No, there never has been talked about quiting. It's a fact, that after my active carreer you will still find me in the tenniscircuit. Maybe I'll be tournament directory in hasselt, or I'll be organising exhibition matches.

What do you do, when you have to rest because of your injury?
Hanging out with friends & family. And of course, spending a lot of time with my dog Beauty.

Did you lose contact with the other players?
No, most of them I saw on RG & Wimbledon. With some of them I have e-mail contact.

Myskina won in Paris, Sharapova in Wimbledom & Zvonareva in New York. Which one of these three Russians do you most grant the succes?
All three of them are good friends. But Anna (Anastasia Myskina, red) is the 'nicest' (I don't know how to translated "tof"). I was really happy for her when she won RG.

What can we wish for Kim Clijsters in 2005?
I just want to be able to play tennis without worries again. Just being able to be back on that court; the rest - really - isn't important. Which level will I be able to reach after a year of not playing? It's no use to talk about my ambitions.
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Thanks Cindy I'm really encouraged that Kim is still so motivated to play, so this article has put some of my own doubts about her to rest

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First of all thank you Cindy for putting the effort into translating the article ... a shame I can't rep you yet

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Did that make you sad?
It made me angry. I feel sad when I look at the earth quak in Asia, or when I think about all those firemen that got killed in the gasexplossion in Gellingen (Belgium).
She is down to earth and I'm so glad she reminds people of things like that! more important things in life than a break up (well for the rest of the world of course) given all people dying these days for various reasons.

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An other feeling: what has moved you in 2004?
I was touched by the story of Sabine Dardenne in the investigation of Marc Dutroux
I remember that story from knowing about it a long time ago, that must have been such a hard time for the families... again very down to earth our kimmie.

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In the past months, did you ever think about quiting? The end of your carreer, was it a possibility?
No, there never has been talked about quiting. It's a fact, that after my active carreer you will still find me in the tenniscircuit. Maybe I'll be tournament directory in hasselt, or I'll be organising exhibition matches.
Hihi the tennis world is not getting rid of her yet! come on!!!

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Nice article I agree with you Yasmine, Kim sounds really down to earth as usual.
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Did anyone from Flanders just see Kim on TV? She was on a TV show, a kind of tribute to the 100 most popular Flemish heroes, where she finished as the no.1 heroine
Francesca asked some venomous questions didn't she?
e.g. "How many things did you have to cancel" (about the wedding )
Ah well it was nice to see her on TV She handled those questions well, although she sometimes giggled rather nervously

I'm afraid you can't watch the programme online
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Did anyone from Flanders just see Kim on TV? She was on a TV show, a kind of tribute to the 100 most popular Flemish heroes, where she finished as the no.1 heroine
Francesca asked some venomous questions didn't she?
e.g. "How many things did you have to cancel" (about the wedding )
Ah well it was nice to see her on TV She handled those questions well, although she sometimes giggled rather nervously

I'm afraid you can't watch the programme online
I saw it
Kim in a televisionprogram
She said her dad had the unpleasant job of cancelling everything
They showed a bit of the lovematch. the singing part, and where she played doubles with clouseau.
about australia: she said that she was already popular before she started dating lleyton and that she wouldn't be ashamed to go back to melbourne airport.
about her wrist : she still needs a brace to ride the car and when she does some wild things
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I taped it online I'm trying to resize the clip (610MB)
I was to see Kim in a program as well
Did she gain (a lot of) weight wow, or was it her hair/clothes

C'mon Belgians
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I taped it online I'm trying to resize the clip (610MB)
I was to see Kim in a program as well
Did she gain (a lot of) weight wow, or was it her hair/clothes

Really?! By how much weight? I can't wait to see her back. I wanna see the shape of a party Kimmie and a athletic Kimmie in 05.
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Did she gain (a lot of) weight wow, or was it her hair/clothes
Well maybe it was the hair & clothes cause she didn't look to have gained weight in the 'tina turner' photo you posted to me so maybe just her outfit

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about her wrist : she still needs a brace to ride the car and when she does some wild things
Well this was filmed around the 20th of december or so, so hopefully she doesn't have to do that anymore.

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Francesca asked some venomous questions didn't she?
e.g. "How many things did you have to cancel" (about the wedding )
Why don't they just leave her alone about this is, it can't be nice for Luc either to see his girlfriend asked things like this and it also isn't anyone elses business.

That is a really nice interview with Kim, she is always able to put things into such a great perspective
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