US Open 2006: all news, articles, comments
As I prefer to look forward and have hope for this part of the season, I thought we just might open this thread already.
Therefore, let's kick off with some interesting bit from Tennis Magazine today:
Ø Source: Tennis Magazine, July 14, 2006
Can Kim Clijsters repeat as Open Series champion?
BY Steve Tignor
In her losses to Henin-Hardenne at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, Clijsters looked unhappy and unsure of herself. She’s getting married—does she care about tennis anymore? It reminded me of the dilemma that Martina Hingis went through against the Williamses—she stopped beating them, and it affected her entire outlook on the game, because she knew she would have to play them at the end of each Slam. Eventually, she just gave up. Clijsters is a hard-court lover who has always been a steady performer, rather than a big-moment player. The Open Series should give her a chance to win a lot of matches (provided she plays events—I know she’s scheduled for Montreal) and build back some momentum for Flushing Meadows. She showed last year that winning the Open Series can lead to good things at the Open itself.