I don't understand one thing. If you don't like the way she plays tennis or the way she is, why are you a fan of hers? There are a lot different players, pick someone who is more to your liking.
Why are so many people complaining about her? She has been always playing crappy tennis in slams. Did everybody forget the way she played RG 2003 against Justine when she couldn't hit the ball in the court, or in AO 2003 against Serena when she was so nervous in the third set that she forgot that she had to serve and just stood there, or in 2004 AO when she hit a double fault whenever she had the chance to come back in the match against Justine, or RG 2005 when she lost to Davenport when all of a sudden her forehand went gaga after a comfortable lead, or... The only difference is that now people blame everything on this "retiring thing" and lack of motivation. She is who she is and she won't change. If you go to the shop and buy yourself a black cat, then don't keep complaining that you have a black cat and not a white one.
I just want to comment one a few things too...
The alternative now: be a housewife get kids marry a basketball player at 23 svp
You say that like there's something wrong with it. It's every woman's choice was she chooses to do with her life once she reaches the age where it's possible to get married and have kids. Some woman will focus on their career for a little while and have kids ( ex. Davenport), some women will balance kids and a career, some will choose not to have any kids at all, and some will choose to do what Kim has done, which is be a full time wife/mom. Just because it wouldn't be your choice doesn't mean it's wrong or that you should question it.
Maybe it all was too easy for her. All real fans of her must feel disappointed in a sense. I am for sure.
I'm not. Sure, it was frustrating to see Kim lose the other night but I'm not dissapointed in Kim. Nobody forced me to be a Kim fan and after all these years of being a fan, I know exactly what I'm getting. If I was only interested in somebody winning all the time, I would be a fan of Justine or Maria or the Williams sisters, but I'm not. I'm a fan of Kim because I love who she is, not just how she plays tennis. For me, and for a lot of other Kim fans, it's not just about the tennis. I would never, ever make Kim more of a 'champion' if it meant having to give up her great personality. Sure, having both would be great, but we don't often see that and imo there's a reason why. If you can be ruthless on the court, you have to have that in you, it's not something you can switch on and off imo. And above all, I just want Kim to be happy... it's her life, not mine.
Also, on a sidenote, if what you say in your post is true, you must be on frustrated/angry/dissapointed fan which is a bit of a waste of time if you ask me. Why not just cheer for somebody who doesn't upset you so much?