"Top-seeded players like Kim Clijsters and Juan Carlos Ferrero, who have matches scheduled today and must be ready at a moment’s notice should the clouds part, are keeping their competitive juices flowing with different sorts of contests. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat are present, only now it’s mostly about card games and something called Spoons.
No. 1 Clijsters and a group of friends set up camp at a large round table in the player dining room and began an impromptu game involving quarters that, from the casual observer, had absolutely no point. They flicked them between other quarter “borders,” then occasionally slapped them down on the wooden tabletop with a squeal. Maybe a break from mental challenge was what she was looking for.
“We were doing nothing, just playing around,” Clijsters said, giggling, as she sat next to boyfriend Lleyton Hewitt. “We’re bored!” Any Euros on the table from the Belgian? “No, no, just quarters.”"
She might not have won a Slam yet, but Kim is definitely good company in the locker room.