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Kim's schedule for the rest of 2007 *updated* (5 tournaments left...)

Now that she's said goodbye to her Belgian fans, where do you think she will stop on her farewell tour in the next few months?

Warsaw $600,000 Tier II
*6 weeks off*
Eastbourne $600,000 Tier II
Wimbledon
*12 weeks off*
Luxembourg $600,000 Tier II
Stuttgart $650,000 Tier II
(probably Kim's final tournament, unless she somehow manages to qualify for YEC)


She'll be taking a lot of time off Six weeks to prepare herself for the grass I really don't like how she puts so much pressure on herself for the grasscourt season. What if she loses in the QF or SF at Eastbourne of loses early in Wimbledon? Then her whole "preparing for the grass" holidays will make her look silly I wish she'd just play Rome and Roland Garros...

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Well, that's Kim's decision. She knows what's best for her. I just hope she'll have a great great final year on tour!!!

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What if she loses in the QF or SF at Eastbourne of loses early in Wimbledon?
Then she will have more time to prepare for her wedding
I'm just kidding. She has to make cuts somewhere. Her body needs longer rests between tournaments and she knows it.
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I think that if she plays Warsaw she will also play Rg and optionally (10%) Rome...I still don't believe she will skip the whole red clay season...
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I don't Kim will loose that easly on grass. She has proven that she doesn't need that much matches to get to her level.
I was hoping to see her more play, after all, this is her last year and I want to enjoy it the fullest.
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I have some more time now to elaborate on this topic, so here it goes: (I hope it won’t be too boring )

First of all, there is no way that Kim could play Roland Garros, Eastbourne and still remain injury and pain free for Wimbledon. As we all know the biggest dream of every tennis player is to win Wimbledon, so understandably she wants to be fit and ready for it. It probably means that one of the other two tournaments has to go.

If she skipped Eastbourne then she would play Warsaw and Roland Garros on gravel (which would be very demanding on her body), she wouldn’t be able to practice on grass before RG was over( you can’t keep switching surfaces just like that) and she wouldn’t play any tournaments on grass before Wimbledon. In another words she would be totally unprepared for it.

If she decides to skip Roland Garros, she’ll practice a little on gravel, go to Warsaw and then have plenty of time to adjust to grass and be fresh for Eastbourne and Wimbledon. In this case, the big question mark will be whether she is going to use this advantage wisely. The two things she should work on are her serve and her net game. I absolutely don’t understand her fear of coming to the net, she almost always finishes the point with a nice volley when her opponent forces her to come forward. If she wants to have any chance at all in Wimbledon, she will have to do that voluntarily.

I agree with Bram that she is putting a lot of pressure on herself this way, but I think that this whole year carries a lot of pressure with itself anyway. Unfortunately Kim is not the kind of a person who thrives on it. But I always believed that it is important to try to make your dreams come true. Even if you fail, at least you know that you have tried.

As far as the rest of her season is concerned, I think it will depend on her results and her health. If things go wrong she might get fed up and lose interest completely, or she might get even more determined not to end her career that way. Who knows. I am sure of only one thing though. If she wins Wimbledon, that final will be the last match she will play.

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I fear a bit the same as Moonlight: that if she wins Wimbledon, that she will call it a day. Although it would surprise me a lot if she does not play the US Open.
The thing I fear however is that once married, she will let nature go its course and be pregnant in no time. And because she is so young, that might happen soon.

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I'm away on holiday from Thurs 21 June for nearly 3 weeks. Even though I've got to be up very early on the Thursday I just must get to Eastbourne on the Wednesday to see her play.
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isn't eastbourne 2 weeks after rg? why can't she just play warsaw and rest until rg and than skip eastbourne for wim?

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I'm away on holiday from Thurs 21 June for nearly 3 weeks. Even though I've got to be up very early on the Thursday I just must get to Eastbourne on the Wednesday to see her play.
I have a week off around then so i'm going to try and go as well
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isn't eastbourne 2 weeks after rg? why can't she just play warsaw and rest until rg and than skip eastbourne for wim?
There is only one week between Eastbourne and RG.
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Nice Schedule...

Four tournaments.
One wedding.
Zero practice.
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Nice Schedule...

Four tournaments.
One wedding.
Zero practice.
At least its not four weddings and a funeral

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At least its not four weddings and a funeral

I watched that the other night

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I hope Kim has a nice marriage.

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