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I Saw Kim! The Fan Experiences Thread (pictures, observations)

Feel free to share your Kim Clijsters sighting experiences in this thread.
Share your observations, experiences, anecdotes and pictures in here!

I'll start off by posting some pictures of Kim at the 2005 US Open very soon.
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OK, well, I saw her only one time in my life Eastbourne earlier this year. We first watched her play her QF match and then we had to wait 1,5 hours for her to come out the player's exit. We as in me, Yasmine, Mandy and Cilla She came out, signed autographs for the people who had dared to wait so long in the cold, wet weather. She signed my Belgian flag and a tennis ball I had given to Cilla, since I had my hands full Anyway, I won't post the pics Yasmine has made, she can do that herself and I'm sure she'll post her experience here soon Anyway, Kim looked different to me: Lean and I was amazed by her eyes So blue OK, I'll stop the gushing

*edit* I also posted my experience there in the Eastbourne thread

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I've already related my experience in great detail in the Eastbourne thread. All I would add is that close up in real life she looks positively glowing, more than she does on TV

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Alfie's Fan Experience - Kim at the US Open 2005

*I'll write a more detailed report when I have the chance, but here are some of my pictures of Kim (and if you scroll down below a picture special of Oli for Fiona and other Oli fans *

Friday

Kim sweated it out on the practice courts on Friday. Lots of fans stood on bleachers trying to get a glimpse of the players, including Kim. Luckily I was able to take some pictures. Kim looks great, really fit and glowing, but I couldn't get a good indicator of her form because she doesn't practice with the same intensity as the way she plays a match (like Sampras who liked to have a routine hit), unlike Nadal (he practiced before Kim and is such a workhorse, even when he practices!).

I've seen Kim in person before about 3 or 4 years ago, but for some reason her stature looks much more impressive now. She's so tall! And has a natural charisma--quite playful in practice laughing and putting on a great show for the appreciative crowd.

She practiced next to Younes El Aynaoui.


















Here are some Oli and Chris Rochus practice pics.



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great pics i guess
i wish i could also be there and i have to say it again and again - kim and brian are sooooo cute together
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Lovely pics, thanks for sharing Alfie

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Bloody Hell Alfie, those pics are awesome! Thanks a big bunch!

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OMG, look at Oli in this pic! Those lovely hairy chunky little legs and that hand *cough, faint*in his lap (just checking he didnt forget to bring his banana I think)

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lovely pictures! thanks alfie!

OTOH, brian, carry kim's bags! she has two bags on her shoulders!
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OMG, look at Oli in this pic! Those lovely hairy chunky little legs and that hand *cough, faint*in his lap (just checking he didnt forget to bring his banana I think)
OLLIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe he's not such a little guy

And he's a lefty uuuhhhmmm sowwy

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I never really got closer then 10 metres from Kim, but I did see her live, playing the final against JHH at the Ordina Open in 2003. And if you think her play is impressive on tv, you will be blown away seeing it live. Such speed and power she has behind her strokes. And she looked amazing then too. Taller and leaner then you would think on tv

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(continued) Alfie's Fan Experience - Kim at the US Open 2005

Some guy handed his baby to Kim! It was the funniest thing. Brian was laughing too. I don't know if I'd be throwing around my infant child to the players to take pics with them. But it makes for a cute photo op



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Alfie!!! If I could reach into my computer and give you a kiss I would!!! That is by far one of THE cutest pics of Kim I have seen!

november 2nd Muse - Awesomeness
november 3rd Arctic Monkeys - Good stuff and so were The Eagles of Death Metal!
november 7th Editors - Incredible
december 3rd Placebo - Good shit
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Am I the only one that thinks a baby looks great on Kim. And Brian got a look into the future

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Alfie!!! If I could reach into my computer and give you a kiss I would!!! That is by far one of THE cutest pics of Kim I have seen!
I'm glad you like the pic! I hope more fans around the world will visit this thread and share their pics and anecdotes.

Kim was cooing and ahhing to the baby. Too cute. But then the baby started crying later. I don't think I'd be too happy either if I was getting passed like a football to all the players willing to pose.

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