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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 2005, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Worries about Kim

Let us hope that this tremendous comeback does not have a backlash. The comments on Kims website are worrisome at the least. In a way you hope that she will go out against Elena.

Could be a good idea to drop that tournament in Poland.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 2005, 06:51 PM
 
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Let us hope that this tremendous comeback does not have a backlash. The comments on Kims website are worrisome at the least. In a way you hope that she will go out against Elena.
Could be a good idea to drop that tournament in Poland.
yes, that's a fact... but mayb she should beter stop right now! she doesn"t have to winn this title! She has proven that she's back on top level. Why take any risks?
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Well we don't really know anything but what she wrote in the diary, and I agree it's worrying. But she's the one to know whether she's well to play tonight or not

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And obviously, she played...and won...It was a good thing for her that the match didn't take a long time. So she wont get too tired. Im sure she wont take any chances with her wrist. So I'm looking forward to the semis!
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I know everyone's a little down in the dumps (despite Kim's fab win tonight) due to worries about the state of her wrist, and at the risk of being very irritating (being overly optimistic can me just as annoying as being overly negative), I have to say that even though I share some of the concern, I also remain confident and hopeful that things are not as bad as some believe.

Some of the things that Kim mentions in her diary are pretty much what we have been hearing for a while now, such as the recurring stiffness in her wrist and having to make frequent check up visits to the doctor. It could just be part of her new routine now.

It shouldn't come as a surprise that she is complaining of tiredness, considering how much she has been playing over the last few weeks. I am sure it has been quite a shock to her and her team how far she has been getting in these last tournaments. I doubt they were counting on her winning more than 3 or 4 matches in both IW and now Miami, not the minimum 12 that she will be playing now. So the tiredness, stiffness and any other little aches and pains are surely just a natural by product of her success.


Regarding her comment about the upcoming clay court tournaments not being the best preparation,, I interpret it to mean that when they originally planned for those tournaments they were not expecting her to potentially getting to the final in each of them, which now looks to be a real possibility. As for wishing the clay season to be over soon, that could just be the same as wishing winter was over soon


Finally, I just truly believe that Kim is now intelligent and mature enough to really know when enough is enough and when to listen to her body. Haven't we all over the last couple of months been impressed with how mature and grown up she apparently has become? I think I am just going to trust in that and be confident that she and her team will make the right decision.

I am maybe being very naive but this is how I instinctively feel at the moment. I am going to look forward to tomorrow and hope that Kim is fresh enough to put on a good show and that everything goes well, whether she wins or not.
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I completely agree, Panda7, and was just writing the same thing in the website thread We can't get too worked up about this.
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I completely agree, Panda7, and was just writing the same thing in the website thread We can't get too worked up about this.
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Well panda... I wish I could feel the same. I truly do... but I'm a bit less optimistic. I mean: look at what optimism did for pandas - there aren't many left

If we (or some of us) are a bit "in the dumps", then that's because she literally said she felt her wrist needed rest urgently... and that she should have it checked again (NOT one-of-many routine hospital checks, like you seem to think...)

If you truly believe she has learned to listen to her body, then you have to accept her worries, not dismiss them. They seem genuine.


But you only can "listen to your body" to a rather limited extend: it's very difficult to read. Sometimes you have to go through some discomfort to overcome it ("what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" )... while at other times those first signs are like red ligths, warning you to stop immediately. NOBODY can read all the signs unerringly all of the time. Being intelligent or mature has nothing to do with that.


My only hope is that she worries too much, since once she may have worried too little... It would be perfectly understandable after all.


About the tiredness: that was to be expected, indeedy - I don't think anybody is really worrying about that.

And finally about the clay-season: in this case I think she does know best. If she says clay is harder to her wrist right now, then I'm sure she knows what she's talking about. And if she mentions it in her diary, then she is thinking about it... so maybe it would indeed be best if she dropped one or two tournies on clay.
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Well panda... I wish I could feel the same. I truly do... but I'm a bit less optimistic. I mean: look at what optimism did for pandas - there aren't many left

If we (or some of us) are a bit "in the dumps", then that's because she literally said she felt her wrist needed rest urgently... and that she should have it checked again (NOT one-of-many routine hospital checks, like you seem to think...)

If you truly believe she has learned to listen to her body, then you have to accept her worries, not dismiss them. They seem genuine.


But you only can "listen to your body" to a rather limited extend: it's very difficult to read. Sometimes you have to go through some discomfort to overcome it ("what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" )... while at other times those first signs are like red ligths, warning you to stop immediately. NOBODY can read all the signs unerringly all of the time. Being intelligent or mature has nothing to do with that.


My only hope is that she worries too much, since once she may have worried too little... It would be perfectly understandable after all.


About the tiredness: that was to be expected, indeedy - I don't think anybody is really worrying about that.

And finally about the clay-season: in this case I think she does know best. If she says clay is harder to her wrist right now, then I'm sure she knows what she's talking about. And if she mentions it in her diary, then she is thinking about it... so maybe it would indeed be best if she dropped one or two tournies on clay.
Don't read too much into my post, it was strictly my impression of what I read in her diary. My first instinct just was'nt a heart sinking feeling but more of a lifting my eyebrows in a surprised kind of way. To me her tone seemed kind of matter of fact, almost jovial (maybe I am just too shallow to read anything too deep into a statement ). By nature I tend to have a pretty positive outlook on things and will always try to look for a positive angle (I guess some would call it denial ). I certainly don't mean to dismiss anyone's genuine worry. Peace?
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Peace - of course, lol - I'm no war lover. (War - uhng! - what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!). But what would a forum be without different opinions?...

I suppose I'm the opposite of you: I'd rather be not too optimistic. That way one doesn't fall from so high when things DO go wrong (as the inevitably must, some day ).
(... and then there is Murphy's law, you know? )


Yes, Kim's tone was rather matter of fact, but isn't it always? I've never known her to panic - she only gets a little bit mad now and then with the press.

Ah, well, let's hope your optimism prevails (and pandas might populate the world once again) .
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I just saw Kim's match and her on court interview after..she seemed happy as a clam

Methinks she might have over dramatized the situation a bit. I'm pretty sure if she felt any pain she wouldn't have even played Dementieva. She was banging away at the baseline with Elena..backhand to backhand.

Looking forward to playing Momo..I think she's fine.
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I think maybe we shouldn't hang on Kim's every word and over interpret them! (I'm as guilty of that as many others ).

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You're right fifi! We did overreact, and after the match I was the first one to wonder what was all the fuss about (me included). But I think the fact it has been a hard past year and the way it went in Hasselt, we're all worried it might happen again. But we should have more faith, Kim had a day of rest and obviously it did her good

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Okay so I know I'm guilty of overreacting as well, but after that horrible wrist injury last year I can't help feeling nervous.
Her oncourt interview was classic Kim--her bubbly and smiling self. She didn't mention any stiffness in her wrist, but then again the commentators didn't ask her about that.
They only asked her about being tired. Three consecutive days of play took a lot out of Kim. Fortunately for her Elena D couldn't take it to a 3rd set. Darn it--not even a peek at Luc in the player's box. They only showed Marc Dehous.

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It seems like it has all become irrelevant now has it ? Good news was that KIms last two matches were scheduled at night. Maybe the organization has done her a favour. Quite reasonable given the fact she will now play her fourteenth match in a row!
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