Kim Clijsters is not down ... yet
It would be interesting to see how she comes back after that horrible match.
In here blog she seems like a very balanced girl. Here it is and what do you guys think?
Hi everyone, We all got back to Belgium yesterday morning, after spending a few days in Melbourne relaxing and getting in some family time with Brian and Jada.
We had a lovely day at Werribee Zoo outside of the city, seeing all the rhinos, giraffes, meercats, buffalo and other animals. It was important to leave Australia on a positive note after my third round loss.
Tennis is a funny sport, no matter how well you prepare or train, you never go out and play the same way two days in a row. I've been fortunate in my career that I have for the most part been very consistent but every professional has a day where no matter how hard they try, the cards don't fall your way or you can't put the ball in the court. There was no other explanation for it, people assumed I was feeling unwell, or something bad had happened. That's what happened to me against Nadia Petrova, who played one of the best matches of her career. After my amazing match with Justine in Brisbane I was looking forward to playing a few more big matches in Melbourne, that's what I came back for. Upsets are always possible, that's why we watch sports and as an athlete you have to try and avoid it.
The next day I was lucky enough to bump into Billie Jean King at our hotel and we shared some thoughts over a tea. She said it had also happened to her and the best thing you can do is throw it in the bin and move on. I've always been a positive thinker and I plan to do just that, go forward. I am still making improvements to my game and overall consistency after being off for so long. Its funny, I remember over the years watching other top players lose by strange scores, and I always wondered why that happened ? well now I guess I do.
I made the decision to pull out of Fed Cup shortly after and talking with Brian. My family is my first priority and after four weeks away from home, we felt it was the best thing to spend the next three weeks together before leaving for the States. My family situation is unique to other players and that will require us to regularly evaluate as we move from place to place. Australia was only the third trip I made since I came back and just like with someone's game, there will be adjustments that will need to be made while we find the best balance for our family. I love Fed Cup, I have always supported my country loyally and I hope to play again. This wasn't a decision I took easily and I wish the team the very best.
Its fun watching the tennis here in the mornings, Djokovic ? Tsonga was very exciting this morning, instead of staying up until after midnight in Melbourne. We are overseeing the renovations to our home in Bree at the moment, I have begun training again ? no better way to get over the jet-lag right? I saw Elke and Cruz yesterday too, and its amazing how much he's changed in four weeks ? he's definitely not a little baby any more. We'll celebrate Jada's second birthday in New Jersey.
Then I am looking forward to returning to Madison Square Garden for the Billie Jean King Cup on March 1st, after first playing there as a 17 year old in my first season-ending Championships in 2000. To be amongst the company of the Williams sisters and Svetlana Kuznetsova is a great honour and I'm sure will be a lot of fun. Then we'll leave for Indian Wells on March 7 and I can't wait to return there as its been one of my favourite places to play.
Remember stay positive in whatever you do,
Tennis is cool