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Wimbledon 2005: news, articles...

OK, the grass season is coming up and Kim can have a better preparation for Wimbledon then for Roland Garros. So let's just leave RG behind and start focusing on Kimbledon

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Grass is her favorite surface right? Let's hope she does much better here this time, was going to watch but exams are holding me back
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Grass is her favorite surface right? Let's hope she does much better here this time, was going to watch but exams are holding me back
IMO, grass isn't really her fav surface, but she does well on it. I think her fav surface is hard. Luckily, I finished the exams, so I will have plenty of time to watch Kim. Just hope she will play with some Americans so they will show the match.
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IMO, grass isn't really her fav surface, but she does well on it. I think her fav surface is hard. Luckily, I finished the exams, so I will have plenty of time to watch Kim. Just hope she will play with some Americans so they will show the match.
Yep, hardcourt all the way! Cool you can watch it

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Of course, on the mens' side it could end up being "Timbledon" (but I very much doubt it)

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Of course, on the mens' side it could end up being "Timbledon" (but I very much doubt it)
Ugh, I sooo hope not, the British people will get 10 times crazier then they already are during their Henmania stage It's just so funny, him trying it every year and every year he loses in the QF or SF He may deserve it, but he will never win it.

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I'd like to see Henman go on to win Wimbledon. If he never accomplishes anything else in his tennis career at least win Wimbledon. Goran Ivanisevic did it and was never the same after his victory, but at least he retired as a former Wimbledon champ. The press is already worried about Tim running into Hewitt. If form holds at Queens, Henman meets Hewitt in the Queens semis. He's never beaten Lleyton.

I honestly think Henman's best shot at Wimbledon has come and gone at the 2002 Wimbledon semis against Hewitt. Had we won he could've beaten Nalbandian in the finals.

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Oh I know, I know!!Honestly, trying to cheer Kim and Tim to a first GS win is hard work. Maybe they are both cursed by having names that rhyme. The curse of Tim and Kim, the curse of Kim and Tim, the Kimtim curse, the Timkim curse. Who knows?


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Up until a couple of years ago people were saying that Kim wasn't good on grass and it was her worst surface since she had never won a title on grass (the only surface she had never won a title on) and she had never advanced too far at Wimbledon.

However I believe Kim thought that grass wasn't too bad for her game. Then she proceeded to win the Wimbly warmup tournie and get to the semi's of Wimbledon.
She's a top player but not considered a real threat to win it..I just hope she has a good run. Her crappy seeding might present another problem
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IMO, grass isn't really her fav surface, but she does well on it. I think her fav surface is hard. Luckily, I finished the exams, so I will have plenty of time to watch Kim. Just hope she will play with some Americans so they will show the match.
I reckon she does better on hardcourt as well, read it somewhere that she liked grass though, dunno BBC will be invaded by tennis matches then I think
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When Kim first came out of juniors she always said Grass was her favourite surface because it was her best junior slam performance in singles and also were she made her GS debut and really came to the notice of the tennis world. I think over the alst few years though she has said hard courts are which her WTA results support. So I think Kim's favourite surface is just what she does well on

I think Kim can play well on grass, I wouldn't say she is a favourite for Wimbledon, but with a nice draw she can definately do some damage. I just think on grass Kim has to be a little more comfortable coming forward to finish the point rather than staying back too much.
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I think Kim can play well on grass, I wouldn't say she is a favourite for Wimbledon, but with a nice draw she can definately do some damage. I just think on grass Kim has to be a little more comfortable coming forward to finish the point rather than staying back too much.
I'm kind of hoping that during Kim's injury absence this part of her game was worked on, because it has been lacking up until now. More confidence at the net makes all the difference on grass and Kim has consistently fallen short in that department to date I think. If she could master it she would have more variety, thus more ability to surprise opponents and an obvious additional weapon.

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Kim and her coach know that she needs to finish the points faster and come into the net. At IW and Miami, Mary Joe Fernandez said that according to Dehous, Kim gets into trouble when she tries to outrally and power hit with bigger girls like the Williams sisters. Hopefully she will use this week to work on some net-rushing for Wimbledon. I expect JHH will be charging to the net. Interestingly enough, this is what she had to say after RG:

"I don't think I will compete with Sharapova and Williams and all these girls on the baseline," she said. "No way I can do it, because it's so fast on grass, so I'll have to be much more aggressive."

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When Kim first came out of juniors she always said Grass was her favourite surface because it was her best junior slam performance in singles and also were she made her GS debut and really came to the notice of the tennis world. I think over the alst few years though she has said hard courts are which her WTA results support. So I think Kim's favourite surface is just what she does well on

I think Kim can play well on grass, I wouldn't say she is a favourite for Wimbledon, but with a nice draw she can definately do some damage. I just think on grass Kim has to be a little more comfortable coming forward to finish the point rather than staying back too much.
I agree, the pre-injuried Kim always stayed at the baseline, and barely attacked at the net. But the post-injuried Kim, she plays aggressively, and moves to the net alot to take advantage.
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