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Cool Top sport psychologist's quote re Kim May 3, 2003

I still had to tell y'all this little cool thing:

Source: latest weekend's edition of Flemish newspaper De Morgen (May 3, 2003)

The paper had an interesting interview with Dr. Bert De Cuyper, a Belgian top sport psychologist, working for the University of Leuven, Belgium, and also for several Flemish top sport schools (Flemish volleyball, Flemish table tennis, Belgian duatlon and triatlon), he also coaches several top sportmen & women (just to tell you he isn't exactly a nobody but a well-known psychologist).

He published a book about communication skills in the world of sport some time ago and he has written a new book now. It's about emotions and top sport.

I found this quote re Kim:

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De Morgen: "Kim Clijsters seems to be an excellent emotion manager too."
dr. De Cuyper: "Her former coach Carl Maes told me that it is incredible how she can control pressure. Maybe Clijsters herself isn't even such a natural talent as an emotion manager: I think she simply doesn't feel much fear and anger. It wouldn't be a problem if Clijsters has to quit tennis next week for one reason or another. Somebody else would go through a depression. While Justine Henin... it looks like she has always to prove herself. 'Joy' and 'having a good time' don't seem to be in her dictionary."
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Talking about sport psychology now anyway ...

another tidbit:


Koen Gonnissen and Alain Goudsmet have written a new book about stress management. (publisher: Kluwer)

Both authors have been coaching top players like JC Ferrero and Xavier Malisse btw. (personally I think Xaxa better should use them again, seeing his current results... )
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Thanks Ingrid!
Good acrticle, have to agree with the xavier thing
I thought he was getting betta but it just shows tennis is unpredictable.
Who would of thought Agassi would lose to an unknown so qucikly after becoming no.1

We will miss you Kim!.


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Talking about sport psychology now anyway ...

another tidbit:


Koen Gonnissen and Alain Goudsmet have written a new book about stress management. (publisher: Kluwer)

Both authors have been coaching top players like JC Ferrero and Xavier Malisse btw. (personally I think Xaxa better should use them again, seeing his current results... )
I guess that Malisse's ex-coaches need a psychologist after having tried to coach him. Saw him at the Australian and boy, does he have a negative attitude. Someone should spank him. (But he's a handsome devil I have to admit, better IRL than on TV. )

2000-2007: My "Kim years". My best years as a tennis fan. A few bitter losses but a lot of great matches and great wins. Thank you, Kim Clijsters!
26.03.2009: More Kim years to come!
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I guess that Malisse's ex-coaches need a psychologist after having tried to coach him.
ROFL so true! It should be in the contract of these coaches; free sessions with Gonissen or Goudsmet or whoever...

Maybe Xavier's brand new interim coach Steven Martens (btw he is announced as Xavier's new coach today, he's also the Belgian Davis cup captain) could already line up there too... *cough* At least, if I'd be Martens, I'd take an appointment already!


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Saw him at the Australian and boy, does he have a negative attitude. Someone should spank him. (But he's a handsome devil I have to admit, better IRL than on TV. )
Well, it seems that Kim has a way of handling him, though! At least in Australia! for Kim
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