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I thought the reactions of Kim's entourage after her loss were really strange. Saying they were actually happy Kim had lost, so now she could rest a bit for the USopen. What I don't understand then is why she decided to play in te first place, if she needed the rest, shouldn't she have pulled out? I think Lina didn't get the credit she deserved for beating Kim, implying she would have won if she was fresh. I just don't think it were nice reactions

Kim's comment:

"I just don't think that I had the right preparation. Especially with the traveling," she said. "But I decided to play. I think today was just one match too much. I just ran out of batteries in the second and the third."

Of course Kim did give Lina credit:
"After coming here from Los Angeles, and the jet lag, it was difficult...But she played very well in the second and third sets and she didn't make any mistakes,"

Then Lei, Kim's father:

",,Dit is een goeie zaak in de voorbereiding op de US Open'', oordeelde vader Leo.
He says it's a good thing she lost, it's better for her preparation of the USopen.
And Marc Dehous said about the same thing on Belgian television
I am sorry but if that's the case, why do you play?

I wonder if it's just Kim who decides about the schedule, one would think the entourage would advice her not to play so much.
I really don't want to attack Kim, I just really question her scheduling... What do you guys think?
 

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irma said:
to be fair mark dehous said already before the tournament that he hoped she would lose early :eek:
Isn't that a strange filosophy? Kim is an excellent player, no doubt about it, but I think her schedule is way to heavy
Before the American HC-season she said, she scheduled to play 5 tournaments, but if she would get far in every tournie that she would pull out of one or even two. Why didn't she do that?
 

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vs1 said:
I was actually kind of glad that Kim lost. She's played WAY TOO MUCH tennis this summer and with the USO so close, she needs rest!! She's been dominating so much, it's nice to see Lina win...and also for Kim to get some much needed rest. Better that she runs out of batteries against a talented player in Toronto than running out of batteries in R2 in Flushing Meadows!!! :eek: :eek:
I agree VS1, it definitely was a good thing she lost early, but if her entourage agreed with us, why did she play? that's my point
 

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irma said:
I agree, maybe she got a lot of money to play?

the tournament did the same to monica in 92 who didn't want to play but they bought her as replacement for steffi.
Could be, Irma. Still not too smart, especially with the small injury she's been having lately
 

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pigam said:
me: I think it's nice of Kim to try and make everyone happy, but it's not good for her bode if you ask me...

My thoughts exactly Pigam. She should have followed her own advice to pull out of one, after her good results...
 

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DA FOREHAND said:
Seriously It wouldn't have looked good for the WTA for the new number one to pull out.
I really don't think anyone (except for people who know nothing 'bout tennis or people who just think from a commercial perspective) would have blamed her for not wanting to play 5 weeks in a row.

And if people did bother she shouldn't care especially after what she has been through last year with her shoulder injury (mainly because of playing too much in singles and doubles)
 
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