kim clijsters – the incredible belgian!

i have to start this short comment with saying that my favorite female player has been justine henin, for basically the first decade of the new millenium. and this will not change; i’m looking forward to her coming back to the circuit next year. sabine lisicki is my favorite german player, and i hope she can reach the top twenty someday.

but kim clijsters has shown her worth. to defend the us open title the way she did is almost more incredible than her comeback last year, when she came out of motherhood retirement to win the us open title for the first time. but, as they say, to defend a title is always more difficult than to win it for the first time. the incredible match against venus williams in the semifinal was the actual final, and that was when he deserved her crown, in the absence of venus’ sister serena.

i don’t know if kim will ever manage to rise to number one again, but lleyton hewitt’s ex-girlfriend doesn’t need that any more. one thing i do know: she has the motivation, and it will be great to watch her try.

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Published in: on September 13, 2010 at 20:19  Leave a Comment  
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