Then the second issue, what said lei? That the Australian taxes have contacted them. They'd like to talk to them, as they'd give Kim a very friendly taxes situation, IF she'd take the Australian citizenship. She isn't planning to move yet, (according to Lei) but they will discuss the Australian offer. He added that many tennisplayers live in Monaco for tax reasons, while Kim pays her taxes in Belgium.
So far what he said.
Well, first of all let's assume that Kim would take Australian citizenship... that would be kinda foolish because due to the current Belgian law she'd loose her Belgian citizenship (and European citizenship then). Not so practical if you're an active top player (more travel document stuff to deal with, now it's easy if she plays in Europe) and what if things ever would come troublesome for her and Lleyton (I mean as a couple)? She'd need to reapply Belgian citizenship again, then. Not so wise, to switch nationalities imo. Even more, Kim has said many times (not her dad) that she wouldn't leave Belgium totally. She intented to stay in Belgium a certain amount of time a year.
What IS far more easy, and far more likely imo, not because of wishfull thinking, but simply practicality, is a marriage. That way she can get dual citizenship: get the best of both nationalities.
That applies also to him. He could easily get the benefits of European citizenship too by applying for a dual nationality due to a marriage, and if my info is correct, that wouldn't clash with current Australian laws.
Therefore I'd rather say that a marriage might be coming up than anything else for that matter.
Last edited by KaseyL; Dec 3rd, 2002 at 01:10 PM.