Yeah, Linz is playing the same week. Luxembourg was Kim's first WTA title, so I'm assuming it has a lot of sentimental feelings for her. Plus, she likes the tournament because its semi-close to home...I hear she drives to this event...but this is an upgraded Tier III event.DA BACKHAND said:A number 1 playing a tier III (if she still is at that time)? When Venus played Gold Coast there were no Tier II at the same time, but isn't it another Tier II the same week as the Seat Open?
Word! But this is nothing new.....before the past 52 weeks, Kim was the queen of tier III´s. Only this year she won her FIRST tier I. After like FOUR years on tour! And people wanna compare her to Venus or Serena?!VeNuS FoReVeR said:I'm sorry, but there is no way a #1 player should be allowed to play a Tier 3 event when there is a higher level event that same week.
That's just unfair to the lower ranked players.
Give the other players a chance, Kim.
Correction, Venus played a Tier III.treufreund said:wtf? venus played in a tier IV and Hingis and Seles have played Doha which is tier III, juju and kim were in the finals of Rosmalen a tier III. Sentimental value and commitment to a tournament's success is a good thing. Kim could probably go to Linz and get to the finals or win the finals and get just as many or way more points but if she wants to play in Luxembourg close to her home in Belgium more power to her.
Rosmalin like BMH is a high quality tier 3 event on grass, and always gets a good field. It provides more match practise then Eastborne as the draw is bigger. It also has a lot of pretige in Europe.Whatzup said:Martina Hingis played in Rosmalen 3 years ago as #1!
Because she is ranked #1.jenglisbe said:VenusForever - Why should Kim move on?
Oh like that, huh?! And what gives YOU the right to speak?! Or are you the no 530 or something ranked Kirsten Flipkens or Elke Clijsters?!jenglisbe said:bandabou - And what's a smart-ass like you doing constantly criticizing a #1 player? Maybe once you reach #1 (or even #200) you will have room to talk
I, for one, think it's great It's nice to see top players returning favors/sentiments, and you know it helps the Seat Open a lot to have a big draw like Clijsters. Kudos to her for not chasing money - or points. You say it's unfair to lower-ranked players, but I think it's the opposite. She is only taking away one position in the draw, and in the larger picture she helps bring the tournament more money and prestige, which in turns filters down to the other players at the event (and helps the event stay on the calendar).
Exactly! What´s she gaining by beating the Maleeva´s and Radiantevy´s of this world?!VeNuS FoReVeR said:Because she is ranked #1.
The best player in the world is playing the smallest event of the week?? Does that make any sense??
If she's the best player in the world, she should be playing the highest level of competition, which would be at the Tier 2 that week. She shouldn't be playing "baby" tennis compared to her league.