Did Kim underachieve to win only 1 slam title?
Do you think Kim Clijsters underachieved to win only 1 slam title? It seems to me she did. She was in 12 slam semis total, 5 slam finals total, but only managed 1 slam title. I am not looking to diminish her career since she still had a wonderful career, but do you feel she underachived to win only 1 slam title.
I will point out the matches that come to most for me:
2001 French Open final- Capriati served to stay in the match 3 time. Kim was not able to muster enough in any of those games. Kim gradualy let go control of that match after a dominating first set.
2002 Australian Open semis- Clijsters could have easily won the first set but just missed losing 7-5, then won the 2nd, but folded a bit in the 3rd. I think she had great shot of beating Hingis in the final, although that also would be a close call.
2003 Australian Open semis- Obviously Kim had Serena on the ropes and should have won, but choked the match away a bit. Still Venus in the final she probably would still be underdog, although a close call.
2003 Wimbledon semis- Definitely should have finished off injured Venus Williams. Got tight and lost a set and being up a break twice in the 2nd. Would be big underdog vs Serena in final on grass, but Serena played kind of a bad final for her but maybe that is because Venus was injured and she played a pity match to not crush her?
2003 U.S Open final- Justine needed IVs after her incredible and grueling semifinal win over Capriati. Justine was not moving anywhere near her normal and clearly physicaly depleted. Kim totally wasted this opportunity, of course as a Justine fan I was thrilled, especialy to see her amazing effort vs Capriati go rewarded with the title, but Kim really let a physicaly depleted Justine off the hook here.