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Acura Classic, San Diego: news, articles...

Kim is the 7th seed in San Diego, meaning she has a bye in the first round. In the second round she will face the winner of the match between Laura Granville and Marta Domachowska.

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the site looks very well,but the livescore board does somehow not work for me at the moment!i try again later
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OK, Kim's opponent on Wednesday will be Marta Domachowska (WTA 50).

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Tougher field in this tournament, but I can't see anyone troubling Kim right up to the final somehow, IF she's on form.

My my what ballsy talk!

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OK, Kim's opponent on Wednesday will be Marta Domachowska (WTA 50).
definitely not one to underestimate,but i think,she can do it!!
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Here's an excerpt of an article by Matt Cronin at tennisreporters. I'm only including the Kimmie relevant info
Connecting the Tennis Dots in Between Palo Alto and SD
The SoCal champs, Venus' Status, Dementieva, Petrova, Agassi


By Matthew Cronin, ********************

FROM THE ACURA CLASSIC IN CARLSBAD

So I jumped back in my car and soon enough there’s LA near midnight and women players come back into focus: Billie Jean, Tracy, Lindsay, Venus and Serena. In the history of the Open era of all the American winners only one non -SoCal native woman - six-time winner Chris Evert -- managed to win the U.S. Open. The other five U.S. winners are the aforementioned SoCal natives. On court, SoCal is the land of tennis goddesses.
As I drove closer to Carson, I wondered which American woman of note would show at the JP Morgan Chase next week and if it really mattered. Maria Sharapova is sure to play, and she’s as popular as any woman is stateside with the possible exception of Serena.

But she still may not have the legs to hang with Clijsters, who’s the best non-American hard courter we've seen in sometime and deep down (although she may not know it yet) is a California girl, Her dad, Leo, may be a California guy, too. Leo will do the full three week swing with Kim, apparently because he enjoys exercising in the Golden State ....
Now, back to the players. I deluged you with a lot of Clijsters last week and will hold off for a while, but it’s important to note just in case you read through my Sunday piece that she admitted to getting a hip injury prior to RG and that the injury hassn’t completely healed yet.

http://www.********************/us_s...tes080105.html

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she admitted to getting a hip injury prior to RG and that the injury hassn’t completely healed yet.
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Well, it obvliously doesn't bother her that much, she's kicking ass big time

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You know, I'm beginning to adore the journalists in the US for coming up with these awesome article titles

Clijsters California coasting

The Belgian has won eight career titles on the state's soil and hopes to add Acura next.

By JANIS CARR

CARLSBAD – Maybe it's the water, the Pacific Ocean that is. How else to explain Kim Clijsters' success in California?

The Belgian returned to the courts in March after a five-month layoff and claimed her second Pacific Open title at Indian Wells. She won the desert event in 2003, missed it the next year because of a wrist injury, then made a victorious comeback.

Then, after a disappointing clay season and mediocre Wimbledon, Clijsters headed west and kicked off her summer with a victory Sunday against Venus Williams in the Bank of the West Classic.

She didn't drop a set en route to claiming her third championship at Stanford and eighth career title on California soil.

"I love it. This is has been a trip that I have been looking forward to since I finished playing in Miami," Clijsters said in a chamber-of-commerce moment.

"I have always had a great time on the court as well as off the court here. I just feel comfortable here. I feel good, and there is nothing more you can wish for here."

Clijsters' wish list goes beyond sunny skies, sandy shores and hard courts, however. She is looking to add to her West Coast collection this week at the Acura Classic at the La Costa Resort & Spa, where she is seeded seventh.

She then will hit the road and play in the JPMorgan Chase Open in Carson.

"The tennis I've played here means so much more to me than the other tournament victories I've had so far," Clijsters said Monday. "I'm just happy where I'm at and that I'm feeling healthy."

The nagging injuries and lingering doubt are gone. Clijsters' wrist, shoulder, right knee and confidence are healthy, which is more than many players on the WTA Tour.

Several top players are on the disabled list, battling various injuries, making Clijsters a favorite to win her first Grand Slam tournament.

"We'll see what happens in the next few tournaments," said Clijsters, who has a 24-match winning streak in the United States. "There are still a few things I need to work on."

Clijsters said her success in March after a lengthy layoff to mend a serious left wrist injury that required surgery didn't surprise her. It's really not that unusual, she added.

Fellow Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne won this year's French Open after missing much of the first five months because of several illnesses.

"Just because Venus and Serena (Williams) take so long, that's not everybody," Clijsters said. "I missed so much, that's what helped motivate me."

Clijsters, who will play Wednesday, appears to have moved on in her personal life after her public break-up with tennis player Lleyton Hewitt. For the past three months she has been dating a former Villanova basketball player who competes for a professional team in Belgium.


-- The Orange County Register

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wednesday's OOP

Stadium (from 10.00hrs)
1. Schnyder vs. Peschke
2. Groenefeld vs. Pierce (NB 11.30hrs)
3. Mirza vs. Petrova
4. Dechy/Schiavone vs. Hantuchova/Sugiyama
5. Domachowska vs. Clijsters (NB 19.00hrs)
6. Kaufman/Nelson vs. Dementieva/Golovin
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Great article, although if you read Kimmy interviews for a whole season, you will discover that she in fact claims that EVERY tournament is her favourite and she loves playing there (wherever "there" happens to be at the time)

*or is fifi getting too cynical in her old age*

No doubt that is down to her impeccable good manners, she doesnt want to say that one tournament is better than another. But it does make it difficult to gauge which her favourite tournaments in fact are

Still, there is no doubt from the recent results that Kimmy certainly does seem to shine on the US hard courts and she is bound to have a special affinity with the atm as a result of her back to back tier 1 wins in March and April: those US tournaments represent the place where all the doubts of 2004 were laid to rest.

And might it also have something to do with the fact that the current lurver is American (in poor old Lleyton's days I seem to remember all the Aus tournaments definitely being Kimmy's favs ).

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wednesday's OOP

Stadium (from 10.00hrs)
1. Schnyder vs. Peschke
2. Groenefeld vs. Pierce (NB 11.30hrs)
3. Mirza vs. Petrova
4. Dechy/Schiavone vs. Hantuchova/Sugiyama
5. Domachowska vs. Clijsters (NB 19.00hrs)
6. Kaufman/Nelson vs. Dementieva/Golovin
Thanks for posting Ugh, no way in hell I'm gonna get up at 6 to follow this

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Great article, although if you read Kimmy interviews for a whole season, you will discover that she in fact claims that EVERY tournament is her favourite and she loves playing there (wherever "there" happens to be at the time)

*or is fifi getting too cynical in her old age*

No doubt that is down to her impeccable good manners, she doesnt want to say that one tournament is better than another. But it does make it difficult to gauge which her favourite tournaments in fact are

Still, there is no doubt from the recent results that Kimmy certainly does seem to shine on the US hard courts and she is bound to have a special affinity with the atm as a result of her back to back tier 1 wins in March and April: those US tournaments represent the place where all the doubts of 2004 were laid to rest.

And might it also have something to do with the fact that the current lurver is American (in poor old Lleyton's days I seem to remember all the Aus tournaments definitely being Kimmy's favs ).
True Though I also think that Kim doesn't take anything for granted anymore after everything that has happened last year. I think that in her saying she loves to play at pretty much every tournament shows that she's loving it and that she feels at ease no matter where she is and for a player that travels all around the world and lives in a hotel room a longer part of the year, that's good

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Thanks for posting Ugh, no way in hell I'm gonna get up at 6 to follow this
no need to i guess. don't wanna jinx, but marta is the biggest choker on the tour imo she loses to everyone...i think kim had to play with her left hand to lose this one

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And might it also have something to do with the fact that the current lurver is American (in poor old Lleyton's days I seem to remember all the Aus tournaments definitely being Kimmy's favs ).
Therefore it's a good thing that there are a lot more tournaments on American soil than on Australian.

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