21 Burst results for "Kim Clijsters"

"kim clijsters" Discussed on Around the Horn

Around the Horn

03:47 min | 3 weeks ago

"kim clijsters" Discussed on Around the Horn

"The twenty four around the horn. Monica mcnutt well at thirty nine years old. I think you can't help but have the thought. But there's here's where i am if it's physical. I'm not concerned about what she can do. Physically she takes his time off. I think she can gear up to get one more more than anything. I'm wondering about the mental piece. The pressure that serena is putting on herself i mean. We've got the great movie out about their family. Will smith the whole thing. Are we celebrating her legacy before the chapters closed. I know when my career ended. I was warped when that started to happen when when they did a movie about you. That was really tough with the end of the who played you by the way for a guy sola. We'll bring you in here. Are you beginning to wonder. Maybe she won't get to twenty four. What might that mean. Well you know. She has since two thousand eighteen french open. She's been to four finals. Only knowing asaka on the women's side has been to that many follow so she's been getting there but to get over that hump. I think it's gonna have to happen. At wimbledon. you know the points are quicker so it's not like a plane. The french with the points take forever the hard surface at the australian. The us open which could wear down your body. I think this year twenty twenty one. I think that's what she's going to have to do it. If not doesn't look actually get to margaret. Cho this year would be next year right. Twenty twenty two is actually we have. Yeah right season. Israel gutierrez beginning to wonder i was beginning to wonder even before this frankly. I was beginning to wonder during some of those finals. Where she was a little nervy right. And you just start to win. Okay if she doesn't get this one how much longer we're gonna have to go until she gets. It will her body deteriorate. Will she be a love being mother more so than being a tennis player. And then maybe not really chase that number twenty four. Who knows but with this. It makes me feel like no. It actually feels like she can actually target that number twenty four a little bit more her body starting to fail her a little bit sort of pull a tiger woods phil mickelson type of approach. And say i'm going to get that one major regardless of what it takes even if it's just me playing in the majors and not really getting into a rhythm with other tournaments but just focusing on that. I think she can pull that off. I do wonder if it's going to create too much pressure right so it doesn't feel like she's just playing tennis and there's other tournaments to be played there that it's all this pressure on this one tournament but i do think she really wanted and i think she should get speen. Yeah it'd be impossible not right because this is the longest run of major appearances in her career without getting a title. And to the point that you all have made mentally issue in it to keep playing tennis because she still can or is she in it because she just wants to get that one last title and then she's done because in the waning moments of any of those final. She's made then. Is she thinking to herself. Oh my gosh. If i win right now i can be done. I can reach the sing. Everyone's been talking about for years or she's still playing with with a passionate joy. I i think to franks point the most the most fascinating part of this is that if she were an up and coming player since the french twenty eighteen. She has more match wins. More rounds of sixteen more semis more finals than anyone soccer. The only one to time. That's just in the final appearances. So she were up and coming. We'd be like this. Is the strongest player in the game since two thousand eighteen. But because it's been so long since she won we're all thinking instead. Is this the way down. I think she's got it point blank. Sarah though does she needed. She's already unanimously. Thought of as the greatest of all time does she need this. No not at all that she wants it. I think she wants it because of a daughter because she hasn't won a major since giving birth member. Kim clijsters won a major here at the. Us open after giving birth. I think that means a lot to serena. But with her out federer out nidal outputs more of a focus now on joke it. It's on the men's side and obviously no sock on the thought about. Who's gonna play you the movie yet. Oh yeah von orgy. The actress who plays molly question. We'll move on. Nfl.

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"kim clijsters" Discussed on Yeah, We Said It

Yeah, We Said It

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"kim clijsters" Discussed on Yeah, We Said It

"That she played against slam. Let me stop last I started when I phoned this Sheba down like a fit and five monitor something like yeah she was down six five two and I was like girl record. Me Start Watching. Tell you see mounted look like she was fighting under my own. State. But this big addy she got unless you got a bank I work got back to all issues. So through the sickest spine. Just make it she. She's really fighting back in like this dislike stop giving her ears and Mike was really like working points in going for her lecture banking down the mind would. Allow. White. That's a nightmare kid by. Kid So back in a little bit because she. Wanted to. I'm like. Eight, like balanced. embarrassed. Anyone cannon statement. When Allenby, started to me. I'm commissioned by the plan better than so I can't watch it but machine. Returning Kim Clijsters is here residents Alexandrova. Clijsters was slated to play in Cincinnati but had to withdraw with some sort of. ABC injury or something, but she says it's feeling better so. I fully expect to play. And, we'll see what kind of form she's in. She looks pretty good in Tennessee you're discovery different. Keep bringing the. Is Getting. Nervous. Because we have so little to go off. At the. Played World. Team Campbell snacking. Ramp me. She hit the ban link the the. into..

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"kim clijsters" Discussed on Yeah, We Said It

Yeah, We Said It

07:43 min | 1 year ago

"kim clijsters" Discussed on Yeah, We Said It

"Even the ones that she wanted a straight-sets a couple seven five that since some some tiebreakers in. God I really wanted to win that match so. I was Jennifer. No she did she job against her like I. I remember very early enough I that the first couple of points in that third set she was download triple break point and she hit like three winners after very long points you get back on serve and it was so good like it was like wow like. Sofia she's a real deal I mean I honestly also think that her like rubbing shoulders with like the very elite like Kim Clijsters like doing these hall like Tennis Channel Like interviews when she was the. Data really helps her I. Feel like curving able to like get exposure to be a leak players from a very leery age and like her like really believed that she was wanted to delete was like that's so crucial I think she really has. Adopted that mentality so I. Don't love watching her play but I really I think she is. She is definitely much to watch. Sis also, let you know that she's been practicing She said that she was practicing five days a week this entire time She would allow herself to take off the weekends, but she was practicing five days a week. So answering Serena go. By here my advice that's Okay. So I think Serena's being misunderstood Serena that she doesn't. She doesn't lift and she's been telling us that for years he doesn't have. She she'd she'd only does like the the bands and sedan doesn't she doesn't do any actual waifs work I can't through a Cheryl's on twitter but I need just my my business bye-bye hers saying she does not benchpress means. She has not been shrout spell like what twenty years like she just doesn't do it. To me she doesn't do it. She doesn't have to she said, she got up from God and saying and and that went and that would beat and said we've been. We've been in fights for like who gets custody of gym equipment. We we all know who's GonNa win that fight. Conserving. Say Ego data. I got pancakes to make. A. Cinema. Rose. Well. My last question is, what do you hope stays rule wise after Rona is over are there any rule changes or anything? That's that's changed that you would like to see stay? Well, the first thing off the top of my head is like baulky handling towels and stuff. Yeah. That's the one. I would I I'd like that to. Not Be thing like they shouldn't have to deal with sweaty towels all the time it's gross. I absolutely agree I think everyone should be charged with their own towels I also like as a like a male player. Someone, who like I show up to a badge and I don't like shorts on with a pocket I can put despair ball in my pocket like F. I feel like if I were playing against someone who had liked the spanks on whether like shove it up in their skirt sides in the skirts I feel like. I feel like for me the big difference to begin a pocket and like touching definitely. sweaty. Right because the ball, the ball is getting all sweaty balls getting heavier I guess soaking up your your nasty sweat. And even have to be nasty dice just has to be five sweat just. Like I like for me like I would rather be your pocket and. On your side I also. I'm very intrigued to see how the completely electronic line calling God was just about the I think I think they tend to fade that. The science shows that. Human you know calls tend to be more accurate than the electronic sir, whatever and that. You know human is more accurate in the moment but it's GonNa be really interesting to see if they actually hold true when it's completely electronic line calling and I mean me of just a Germaphobe before all of the pandemic happened I would love to be just like. Completely removed from everyone at all times and just not have to deal with any of it and I I hate touching hand but I don't want to catch up to the management of. Over here, and that's fine. I think the I'm the electronic line calling thing is going to be. It's really really Cool in in seat like how's the? How's the challenge system working? With with that going on like are they going to be challenging the the computer thing? No. As far as I know that you don't really can I think you can get a review or something, but there's no challenging for electronic caller. As they're gonNA go like beep like east be like the ball. No no I heard I know I was told that it's an actual. It's a voice like you hear the voice say out. So. It's like they said it I heard it's kind of weird because you hear the voices but you don't see any people. I also, you know as an avid tennis player. Hope that the Tapping rackets after matches stays I, don't like shaking hands. Wash their hands as so I don't miss that at all. Can we please keep tapping a wide in tennis after this is over, please allow for that. Status. They don't want. Men. Oh my God. It's GonNa be interesting to see how. I mean we've I feel like a lot of Serena fans that particular have been be baking for from. Human ever list lying halls and football calls for a while so. it's going to be interesting to see how it goes and you know the second that you know it's it's GonNa be interesting to see when it's like A. Fee Cannon Complaining About, Lying Cau- versus. You know maybe a cocoa golf complaining about her line call or Venus Williams complaining about a phone a line call like she doesn't really challenge that often but like. It's going to be interesting to see how that plays out when the players do. Not. necessarily. Agree with the call and like if there's a difference between cool is the one. Is the one question and the call as to whether or not? There is something about it..

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Tennis is back; James Blake discusses the challenges

The Tennis Podcast

05:58 min | 1 year ago

Tennis is back; James Blake discusses the challenges

"Hello. and. Welcome to the tennis podcast. It is Monday the third of August twenty, twenty and two. There is tennis actual tennis. Not, exhibition tennis competitive tennis featuring plays, we've heard of playing for ranking points and prize money. We haven't seen any of it yet. It's just been. It's just been qualifying for the weekend but at the Palermo WPA event does get underway the main draw in earnest. Later on today David's Matt I, Give You Tennis It has suddenly occurred to me that we were together when tennis was last to think. Remember when we were watching. Dubai. Was it when Jovic Matt. Watch. Kim Clijsters Return in my lounge. Yeah. That feels like a different lifetime. I. Think. I was. Kind of the last weekend of tennis, which was the Davis Cup qualifying which. Never, find run event, which is taking place to eighteen months after they. After they, qualified for it. And the even then there were. It was kind of in the background there were rumbling signs of covid nineteen. I think the airport I was at in Hungary actually had a case and they shut the airport down and but then two days later everything just shut down it's amazing how quickly it happened. Just. Tennis tennis is back and it came back with a tennis way because I think the first day of qualifying in Palermo ended gone to am in the morning. kind of like we're doing this again. Given there's no crowds to worry about a no corporate lunches to around the there is no excuse for that is the because he can stop playing at eight am. And you can play on his you can play on his many courses is as you want or need to I mean how how it is? So tennis is it like comfortingly reassuringly tennis. is finishing yeah but also stupid. We stopped terriers and your we. When you didn't go to the airport because Indian Wells was canceled. You had a fully packed suitcase. State fully packed for some time. What is status? Is still my bedroom floor it hasn't been unpacked is had items removed from I would describe it now as haw full. Because Yeah I've removed you know the old parachutes. Only items only items with an elasticated waste obviously because lockdown But yes, all items with an elasticated waste have been removed from it. And all items which you might have to wear a Nike shoe with awesome accessories they remain in the case. Keeping most of. My bedroom floor. I said I said I would leave it the like Tracy unmade beds for the duration of Tennessee's absence and I'm a woman of my word five months. Yup. There's no. Mouse. No no mouth. Remembering the mouse, the other day and thinking was that dream It was that feels like a different lifetime. The masses in the suitcase I know why inspect that regularly? Don't you don't joke about that because that is that is those are the dark thoughts 'cause my mind when I'm trying to get to sleep. So. Yes. My suitcase remains on unpacked a spouse. Now I should probably technically go to unpack it this afternoon before three PM, which is when right the main draw of Paloma starts in the UK. Literally part of the Furniture Knob? Yes. Okay. I will. I will consider that we WANNA pitch empty. I mean that will just be a pitch of an MTC case day K. Okay, sure and case with just a mouse corpse at the Boscovich. It's It's the content that everyone's waiting for you. Welcome. Seven terms of tennis. News from this week, there's been no sort of big bombshell news. The deadline of the thirty first of July has been put. On the US Open confirming. Wants him four whether or not? It was going ahead? We haven't had that sort of concrete hundred percent confirmation. From the US Open from everything we're hearing as much as the little concerned around a concern around everything we're hearing suggests that with a heck of a lot of regulations in place in and details of those those rules and regulations have been. Leaking sporadically of the last couple of weeks, it will be going ahead. I mean seems to me that the only outstanding detailed in terms of it being categoric is. The quarantine situation on reentering the you and I think I mean in some ways that is I don't know whether that might even be made easier by the fact that it sounds like Madrid isn't going to happen anymore in this is not quite such a rush to get back to to Europe in order to play the very next event.

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"kim clijsters" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

Beyond The Baseline

06:14 min | 1 year ago

"kim clijsters" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

"I I just feel like how do you walk into that cold? So I think you know. That's Possibility of a paycheck that is lowering these players but I think also. It's just nuts to me that you would restart your season at a major. A stranger. Of course, that's the other thing that's going to be interesting when these tournaments do come back and we've talked about this is now what are you most looking forward to it that competitiveness in the technical skill in the fitness levels? I. Mean. All of that stuff is going to be so much more of a factor than it used to be just because everyone's coming from such different points, you know I think players already were you know tailoring and tapering different. Points of the season based on their age, their experienced multiple ornaments on their calendar year. Now, this sort of put everyone at the same starting line which I don't know if that actually ever happened before you know I mean we do think of the Australian Open as the beginning of the year, but they are players who? Play tournaments. Winter, you know all December in their players who their first one back is you know a tune up in Australia right right ahead of of. The Australian Open so it's it's really interesting that now all of a sudden you know these players going to be back at a very You know back at a point where they're kind of on the same level. I think you're right I think which players are back is. You know that remains to be seen I've also heard two very different schools of thought about how these events are going to play out. and. Somebody. Suggested to me that this is going to be and I don't know maybe you have thoughts here Again, I'll as as an elite athlete also as someone who follows us, I mean there are two thoughts. One of them is that this is going to be an absolute crap shoot in the same way Kim Clijsters can come in at age thirty seven as a mother of three, and you know be the the MIDSEASON MVP of World Team tennis and beat the most recent major champion. That absolutely, every player in the draws going to have a chance to win this, and this is going to be the most open tournament ever and the other school of thought, somewhat former player who has talking to the other day said. Don't be ridiculous. That's not going to be the case at all. This is really gonNA serve. This is really going to favor the strong players and the favorites and the usual front runners and that it's the US Open to go down the list and it's it's Moo Goo it Serena Andress and It's the top players who have had who are just. Objectively, probably better players and also have had the means to. Travel, first class and higher personal trainers, and that these drugs are going to have more chalk than ever so that they're two very these are both credible people. Both both former players and they have very different ideas of how this is gonNA shake out. One of them says there's going to be the most open. You'll ever see and anyone can win and the other is saying absolutely not. These draws are going to have more chock than ever because the favorites have built in advantage is I don't know if you have thoughts on that. Yeah. You know we've talked about this too and it's interesting to hear both sides of that and in in my heart in my gut, what I feel is I have to go on the side of being more open than ever I just think that you know I agree that the top players definitely have the advantages you know in terms of whether it's as you say, the private flights or training or whatever it is. But the fact of the matter is is that they've always had that right and they've always had this advantage. But there's something about this time on that I think. You know for for certain players lower level There's just I. Don't WanNa say there's this desperate feeling or just I just feel like everyone sort of clawing their way and trying to figure it all out and I think that it's going to really open things up I think it's anyone's game because as I said, there's a a level playing field of sorts in terms of. this this break in this hiatus that happened with tennis all around the world in I just feel like everyone has had a different experience with the coronavirus with everything going on and I think that will bring out qualities in people that maybe we haven't seen before and I think that will shake things up a bit. So I'm on that side I don't know where you stand. I think that's really interesting and I think you're right I. Mean I think the other great wildcard of course was just who's GonNa play? It's pretty clear federal. We know is not and it doesn't look like not. Inclined to play the US Open I mean honestly probably doesn't make a whole lot of sense given that a full vote of clay events. In in Europe media words. Jovovich is You know I've I've heard mixed things on that. So I think some of this is just going to be a function of WHO's in the draw, but I will say one thing that's interesting. The US Ta has been and I think again overall I give USDA very high grades here I think they've been on this I think they have not been sort of blinded by by money or Desire to sort of unconditionally start. There's been a real attention paid to science. I mean I I think Jamie you and I had Dr Brian Hey line on in April, and it was clear that the science and the data and the trends we're going to be what else really guided this. So again, I I give a lot of credit to the USDA and they've had these these calls quite frequently with. All sorts of different constituents with players, agents with the tours, and it does seem like there's some flexibility here and they're changing I think depending on as as of now I was told that depending on where you're coming from, that might change your rooming configuration, and if you come from a hot zone, if you're coming from Florida, you may not be able to have a roommate the same way you. Might if you were coming from Western, Europe so it seems like there's some flexibility built in. But one thing they've been adamant about is they are not changing format..

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"kim clijsters" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast

The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast

08:48 min | 1 year ago

"kim clijsters" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast

"Issue, interestingly Djokovic Dry. Think his. He is kind of inclined to play the US. Open but he's wondering about. The quarantine laws when he then you have to go back to Europe, because obviously I think of the. Americas kind of bald from Europe say if people applying the USA print and they've got to come over to the year at full. Madrid Rome and Paris. Wants to kind of situation like with guaranteed and being to get in. Do you have to choose between paying the US Bank? Right on girls? Wedge you go, it's. Would they just make an exception for you know the athletes coming in from America? Know How that's GonNa, work in reality, they still need to iron these kinds of issues out, but they re needs are in them out kind of scene. I suppose so people. CanNot she make plans? Is because you're european-based players if I guess if you ask them the question. Would you ever play Tetris in Europe or United? States I feel like there's any one answer answered. It's it's year because united. States at the moment is. Is Not a good place. I think I wear couple I wake up earlier in the week, and it was a BBC notification on my phone. That was like I. Record a record number of cases of of Cavite. and. It doesn't feel the situation is. It doesn't feel like the situation is under control over there, and then you'll asking. Tennis players to get out of the way to play tennis around. This weld the doesn't. Whether as Way as I said, it doesn't feel in control and and. Yeah, I it's. It's a very. It's a very interesting one, but. It's a Grand Slam. It feels like it could it's it's there for the taking for someone because you know if this kind of situation and that might be just compelling enough. Law People the fact that it's a Grand Slam and You know I I could. I could be the first grand. Slam Jab you now out of out of locked. Well, if everyone else drops out, I think there's a chance we could turn off plants and wait. As. If you ranked two hundred and one you could, you could walk up and win. If if that's like master power in the week before I, we'll have to wait and save it just some other bits of news to talk Jordan. China that they will not be staging any inter- international sports for the rest of the air. So. That's going to affect a lot of WPA events. Especially the Rhinos Genzer and we'll say we on. Kim. I'm sure the WJ really happy. On like making lots of. It China and Asia generally philosophy philosophy is. China doubts. By the way I. Don't really get into its ashes spools Russia because. There's a lot of events on the WTO in on that part of the world, including the wj finals which. would be in Shanzen in November the. Say. That is already. That's immediately at risk in terms of. China with they have to maybe even take elsewhere. I think they could take these things elsewhere like there's plenty of other stadiums. They could use gay back to Singapore Singapore would. Anyone who's willing to have them and get money? I'm sure. API wanting to put up. Also. What my saying, the ATP finals in London. That's I think the intention of the of the organizers is going to still go ahead, but I would. I would assume I may Ashim wrongly, but I would assume they will play without fans. But. We will have to save because we'll see. This is lost year that that is to take place before they move to win. So anyone anybody's tickets. I did go on the website of the day. I think they were still selling tickets and just thinking really interesting. I, tell you I mean I didn't go through the whole process, but I was just having a look I certainly didn't want to go. Sit in a stuffy arena. Without ventilation. During November London I was thinking about specifically indoor events. Are they even more risk than the outdoor ones? The government advice has been about. Get your fresh Aaron. Be Outdoor Etcetera. With Aidan door. In events in indoor arenas are or even at more of US oil more needs to be. More even more needs to be done. Because of you know because of that because of that factor. I did I did love came I was just GonNa say it was like the WPA fighters at A. That's like that's been ruled by science. The father well to. They've. Come out like pressing food with that. It just reeks of. You know this is a massive money-spinner for us. We need to it to go ahead to get out to the global live audience. And so you know we've fans. No fans than over. They just need to get that on TV yeah I, think you can I mean obviously the well to this is a limited failed I think you can do really contained event like bachelor the Brits, but you need to make sure that everyone is really a tearing to staying in their bubble, and not going gallivanting around London for example. Bit like the F. Walden they they've been going to track from tracks. Track on the idea. Everyone stays in their compound and you go into like the nearest city and I think it's easier. That makes of the tracks like not right next risky. They'll send. Out. The way so. That's kind of seemed to have worked fine, but. We'll have to say. Let's end. Positive Joe. roff in being down in the dumps perhaps. Is. That Wimbledon have distributed ten million pounds worth of prize money to the six hundred and twenty players. He would have been taking part because. The AL TC of took out the insurance policy which meant they could. They didn't lose millions of pounds because of the pandemic, and they've actually been able to pay out. Money cheap players, so for example the singles bears two hundred and fifty six is. That would've been in those drawers. They can get twenty five K. H., so they're just kind of. Spacing it fairly I suppose an say qualifying. Plays on double strides wheelchair, etc. they're also getting their share of the prize. Money Pot. Say That's a really nice. Thing that they've been able to do and overstay gives Wimbledon's like image reputation a big boost in tennis as well not that he kind of maybe needed it. Just on the side of fans. They have also said they will not be a public ballot for tickets next year. That's because they've obviously transferred over this year's ticket holders to next year I would assume a so anyone. He was lucky to get tickets in the ballot for this year. They can use it for that. Came I want to know what's going to happen to the Wimbledon Queue next year. There's a key become extinct a hey. No, I mean I think Nexgen. Maybe they will have to reconsider. Gold knows how long gave tanks going to go four, but I hate that long term like five years from now ten years I would love to see the key still going strong because. One of my favorite things vive. Joe. Your light. I mean I know that there are. Four and against the Q. Anyway and I think that needs to be maybe another element of how to get tickets did but I loved the camping and loving myself I I hope if there is one thing that's come out of this. For me personally. Could this be the final nail in the coffin. But yeah. Yeah, let's. Say What do you think have? Kick. It exists I. Expect to see it. We'd love to hear your thoughts. But we hope you've enjoyed listening to this episode. This latest catch up with Jodi Kim. If you have enjoyed listening to us, remember you can subscribe to us on Apple podcasts spotify. We're on loads of different platforms I'll just name some of the other because. Nobody touch of these, but we're on. Apple podcasts spotify overcast box stitcher. We're on all of them. Say Make sure if you are enjoying listening to US click that subscribe button, and you'll get your get the latest episodes from straight into your inbox and yet if.

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"kim clijsters" Discussed on Sports Wars

Sports Wars

04:37 min | 1 year ago

"kim clijsters" Discussed on Sports Wars

"Owned small stakes in the franchise. Venus recently lost in the fourth round to five times slam champ Kim Clijsters but is still in the doubles with Serena. And now she has a chance to see some revenge. Williams style with Serena taking on the Belgian cloisters tonight. Clijsters is playing in just her third tournament back from maternity leave, but she's been lighting up the open and early on. She's having her way with Serena rising to more of the big moments of a tight match. Serena is serving to stay in it in the second set after dropping the first six four. Venus nervously is picking at her nails. Not Looking as Serena is two points from defeat. Serena misses her first serve Venus. Still looking away is listening to the crowd's reactions to gauge how the matches going. Right now. They're cheering louder for Serena. To go on. But before they can cheer a potential comeback on. She hears something else. Gives. Him twice Thursday. Two match points to. Coming in? She gives you the business to this lines over. Venus looks up and sees Serena feet from a lines woman, sitting in the opposite corner of the court, yelling and pointing at her. Really really. That's injuries I've ever pseudo. Venus can't hear much through the booing, but she concedes Serena Losing Control. It's an ugly moment. and. Then she sees Serena walking over to shake cloisters hand him immediately walk off. The court has booze. Keep raining down on her sister. Because, she felt that she lost a match because she curse out that. Let's get this right and into pity, because Kim clashes had been out playing Serena. Once she sees Serena storming off the court Venus. Russia's out of the stands and into the locker room to try to find Serena. Who is already on her way into the press conference room? Venus goes into the locker room and pulls up twitter. The new APP she just downloaded to her first iphone. She scrolling, looking for what happened. She then reads what Serena said. As picked up on the courtside microphones I'm GONNA. Take this fall and shoved down your throat. Yeah not great. Venus than sneaks into the back of the press conference room to, Watch Serena. What did I say? You didn't hear. Also. Of. Apparently. She felt. She says she felt Britain. Venus, look around the room, trying to gauge reactions from the reporters. She then sees the audio engineer to her left for a brief moment. She wonders if she can unplug Serena's Mike and save her from herself, but it's too late. Venus sneaks out the same way she came in. Two days later. There's still tension in the air as Venus's back on court with Serena for their doubles final. Venus can tell Serena is nervous about the crowd. But today they're full of support and cheer when the Sisters Win Grand Slam together yet again, improving to ten and now in grand, slam doubles finals. When Patrick McEnroe the on court, interviewer tries bringing up the footfall incident during the trophy ceremony. The crowd boos him loudly. Minutes later in their champions news conference together with no crowd to intervene this time it's Venus. Up to defend her sister. Whatever I have to save here that if You Know I. Think we all you know obviously if that. Is. Intensity, we love what we do and. You know it's very. Emotional out there. and. As people, all of us are growing. Every day. Though they sit as one united front in the face of an onslaught of criticism, Venus and Serena's careers are about to take two very different roads..

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"kim clijsters" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

06:05 min | 1 year ago

"kim clijsters" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Are I know this because the fatal of feature didn't in our our recent Roland Garros Quiz for predictions backers. I haven't been I mean I have been studying the fate a, but for work purposes you understand cruise purposes actually photoshop in a couple of extra tennis balls. More decently covered. I got the question right as well. Successfully figured out which tennis match was from based on the visual. Anyway, the reason I mentioned the streak is to emphasize the point that it was not a memorable i. mean both both finals were with. Turkey's went. They wasn't a memorable final week. Religion. So there is there is a and don't. Don't switch off. This was the one college pharaoh beat Martin Kirk in the men's final, however, the day before it was Kim Clijsters against Justina and This was a year when a lot was going on for for Justinian and this was her jumping off point because she got the win and she got the win. Emphatically, we've just watched highlights of it. I mean the nine minutes of highlights on. The match didn't last that much longer. But it was six love six four. Pleistocene did make a bit of a five in the second-set and Lleyton Hewitt who was then her boyfriend was in the crowd, giving the full come on at four games. All in the second set didn't do much good because. I'm once in went and finished it all off, but I mean. As kind of contest, the wasn't much of it was the? Quite Amusing Lleyton Hewitt's longest runs at Roland. Garros seem to be sitting in the box. Kim Clijsters boyfriend she. She made a couple of finals in Asia but. Yeah clashes actually went into the match with a with a head to head lead over an. But an an had just beaten her thing. Kim Berlin on Clay, and it was clear that she was the more comfortable clay-court, and yeah I of Grand Slam Final Six love I, think always make people a little bit uncomfortable. Vices did have did have that little fight back in the second set, but ultimately if a very straightforward win fan at which point Kleist is getting fed up of of losing in front of the. Family. Oh yeah, because we covered. Loss against. A couple of days ago. Yeah and so she would remain Slam Louis for another couple of years, so she had a a I remember I. Remember commentating on the US Open final. She ended up winning and very much the failing. She's a champion at last because it felt like a long time. What I think it was this year in three, she she reached world number one I think the at the end of the year post US Open. She was worn and was was too, but of course an at one slams in. Hadn't. As a lot of the narrative around women's tennis throughout that period with various world number ones that was the. That was the story the injustice of her being the world number one. Of course yet, the the Williams, sisters who even back then didn't play nearly as much shen sort of. Aspersions we call still not then and have been caused throughout. The whole career is so. Yes she was a, she was in some people's minds and an rightful world, and the born in example of how the WTO ranking system with deficient. That, that's not out, slipped back upon, but there was a period of time, but that was the case if she had not managed to to get over the line. You have plas- like you'll any yankovitch Dinara Safina. We were talking about recently. Who Still? Who still struggled to get fully credited with their shavings again to world number one because of the lack of Grand Slam title and a lot of the talk before. Or during that we career although she beat classes in the final, a lot of people remember that particular run to the title because of the Matt She had Serena Williams in the semifinal. Really close match loads a controversy and America Rillo. was there covering the whole thing and well Catherine asked her what she thought of the final first of all. It wasn't that good. I remember. I think I. Think didn't classes like four games yep. Full that I set went by in a hurry and. Talk about a great clay court player in my mind, though last real rivalry Serena has had with anyone was again just. I mean that I love watching them play, and in fact in a beat Serena in that much talked about seventy final that year. Where n cheated on a he, she had put her hand up, denied raising her hand to stop, appoint I was ugly. It was ugly and Serena had won the last four majors. Going into that match in two thousand three. But. I thought. I love the scene. was she had the kind of game that could combat Serena's game. There was one year and I forget Matt would know right away. There was one year where. Just seem beat Serena, in three straight major quarterfinals. It was like crazy. It was crazy stuff. that I think was the last player that I relied I could reliably count on as being a good rival to Serena's game, so come on. Do you remember two thousand and seven? Yes. I do remember it will because They had A. Very dramatic final in Miami where Serena did manage to win, but then they played yeah quarterfinals French. Open Wimbledon US Open an want all of them..

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"kim clijsters" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

07:03 min | 1 year ago

"kim clijsters" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Twelve months later from Serena. Williams triumph over her sister against Venus Williams. We have the first of the all Belgian Grand Slam final battles just in an against. Kim Clijsters in two thousand and three Catherine. You looked like a young Kim clijsters when you're young. I've seen the voters did. Yeah. I really did some tennis. My my friends used to. Comment on it and I try to impersonate her. On tennis school that went less well, but facially added down. Impact to you. Supported SPEC in the dye. Well I, did support Kim Clijsters. It's difficult to to say, isn't it? Because everybody supported Kim Clijsters, you couldn't. You couldn't not wish her well. Right, I mean. Is there any on on a postcode? That's interesting if he if he disliked Kim Clijsters that everybody likes Kim Clijsters per did you support n n against classes with that single-handed back out, and all that sort of thing. What about you, Matt? What apparently I looks like just in an. Eye for that? Yeah we put up the side by side photos of just Kim Clijsters as juniors as kid. I'm not sure when it was taken. But. Yes, we put it on instagram story. In the first three replies were oh I had to look how to think that this wasn't against Catherine. I I always loved exchange. Just in imply I must say that is a to that will be. Yup Oh. Yes, yes. It's interesting, isn't it? Because here you've got to plays, we had so few Belgian players over the years we were talking about. Some Phil Dwarfs the other day reaching the semi-finals of the French Open plane guest advocate, and but it was read a plan from. Belgium would make I mean you. You did see players. Sabine Applemans I think it was played many years ago. Customer. Brothers the raucous brothers, yeah is avid. Elise PLA- players line that, but these two were completely different level altogether. Suddenly you've got the two two players that would reach world number-one win Grand Slam titles just coming along exactly the same time, and yet they could not be more different in terms of upbringing in terms of outlook. You've just described there catherine that. You would warm to Kim Clijsters and everybody did and just teams of just a very different type of character. We're going to hear from just in a little bit later. In the show about the rivalry they had and the importance of it to. We're going to hear from Mary. Carillo as well oversea covered as a commentator, their entire careers so always fascinated to hear her. Verdict on things, but they would meet in two thousand and three in the final, which was just it would have been two years after they met in the semi finals of course of the French Open, the year that Jennifer Capriati won beating implies, isn't it was interesting to see in the preparation for this that it was an who'd had a healthy lead in that semi final before classes came back and won it. So, this was a rematch. This was a big deal for both players and. The favorite bit of the podcast for Catherine is what was going on in the world in two thousand three when this took place. Are you ready Catherine The fine to say the best of the Beatles. The Final Concorde. Flight took place in two thousand three. that. Yeah will I used to live under the Concorde Flight Flightpath says very familiar with goings on with unqoute. Much, missed no doubt a Saddam Hussein was captured. Almost is the change of the change of pace, which is so very partridge. Help it I. Just know whether you're going next. That didn't know whether you're going whimsical all Saddam Hussein was. My last. Just, stuff the Athen. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Elected governor of California Catherine you thought. I was going to go with starred in total recall or something like that but no. He didn't. He was elected governor of California. So there you go the terminator. So, that's what was going on generally. I mean it's some of what was going on generally dollars. It's not if you're looking for conclusive historical. Memory Jogger. Maybe the tennis podcast isn't view. But these are just little snippets, two thousand and three the. Two weeks of school to which Wimbledon and my My parents didn't seem to have a problem with that, which is just? On reflection already excellent progressive parenting decision. Roses your parents was post as level, so it's sort of like that weird period of time where? You know really doing anything and my education is. Better spent tennis. It turns out. I guess levels I don't know existed when I was studying. things exists now today. I think they've gone back to. Existing I've got an anachronistic qualification is. Great, right? Okay, I'm learning all the time this the great thing about tennis podcast. Recording, to people of different generations. Right so what was going on in the tennis world well few days earlier, Lewis Horner Beata Slam Lewis Roger, Federer in the first round of the French Open remember. That was the inspiration for John Worth I'm. Poems Slash Song. Oh, yeah, he's got have. Still cutting that, doesn't it? It that's a real test of barometer of Niche tennis knowledge whether you can summon up the name Lewis Horner. Where you? If you're listening. Thanks to us. So that was going on. And what was the final in the men's tournament? Was that the Kirke? It the streak a year. What was memorable about that final right, okay? There was a streak. There was a streaker he had his. Modesty. Modesty, but an attempt to modesty provided by a two tennis balls senators. Around his butt, cheeks..

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"kim clijsters" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

04:31 min | 1 year ago

"kim clijsters" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Sure is it sure is still going strong now I mean. What a store! Yeah I mean Venus is certainly going. This is thing. talked about with with within Devon PORTA thing. I'm little bit with Mary Venus doing her weekly was it daily. Daily so, what Venus is up to in lockdown, but Serena's been very quiet. Night eighty workout videos from I mean she's parenting. I've seen some instagram posts and various spits. She's posted. She also communicated the very powerful video that Francis CFO produce which featured many of his fellow black players. And people at work within the tennis industry, and it's protesting and making their the statements in video form, and that's that's the most recent thing of saying from. Serena and if you, if you get a chance to have a look at that video, because it really is powerful, it's such A. Such a difficult time. We've had an email as well from Christ that I'd like to just finish with. He is a listener from Minneapolis and a kickstarter backer. Thank you for that Chris he's been in touch a few times over the last couple years. And he's. He's been listening all the time. Even when he was in the hospital, as key is, his kids were being born, which is a lovely lovely thought. And he wrote. That he wanted to write for different reason this time, which was to say, thank you for the podcast during a time of tremendous turmoil in his adopted home of Minneapolis, where he's lived for a while, he says as a horrifying police murder of of an unarmed black man has pushed corona virus headlines off the top of news feeds the world over and led to rightful and rest in search for institutional reform and a great city, and it's incredibly vibrant. Multiethnic communities have been ravaged over the last couple of nights, largely instigated by outside elements of Anneke SUPREMACISM, the daily pods from the Roland Garros Relieved of proven more important than ever in offering some relief uplift some poignancy in the face of. Feelings of heartbreak, despair and anger listened to you. Three is like having a cadre of old friends around Spinning Yawns both familiar and unfamiliar about the Great Sport. Desires shared passion. Thanks for that and so much more. Overwhelming we've had I mean we've had so many and. So many of them have been really genuinely touching. We don't read them out because it feels a bit like re tweeting compliments. But that one feels particularly important on it. It's quite quite difficult to sum up what what messages like that mean to say. Yeah. We're thinking of Chris Think. You've With everyone. Protesting around the world today in. For, however, long, the struggles full. What we got tomorrow on a Roland Garros Relieved. We have steen anonymous Kim Clijsters in two thousand three final kind of more, generally their rivalry, and just the ends, French Open dominance for few years we're. About to enter an air that Matt Cain vaguely recruiting I think the first friendship memories involves Justine Henin Right. Yeah, that's right. Yeah, it's. It's staggering to me that we are will ten eleven days in, and we haven't mentioned rough on the dull. 'cause with doing the French Open, and you'll do. It does make you realize. Oh, my life. The French opens basically just been the dull, but there's just been so much more to the history. All that's come folks here on the tennis podcast. Many more editions of running grocery to enjoy a hope you are enjoying them. If you are tell people you know. Thanks for all the messages as Catherine saying. Really is hot woman for us to receive them. And just makes us want to do the best job we possibly can. So, we'll be back again tomorrow with Kim. Clijsters and Justine. From the two thousand, three French Open, but for now from us. You..

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"kim clijsters" Discussed on The Free Agents

The Free Agents

03:00 min | 1 year ago

"kim clijsters" Discussed on The Free Agents

"I would like to dedicate this victory to friend of mine. One thousand nine hundred three died in a car accident. He was the best European basketball player who played NBA. His name was threatened. Petra which defunding for you if you'll save me rest in peace. He wanted after being a runner up three times but also shared drazen. Petrovic at the end of draws in drowsiness passed away nine thousand nine hundred eighty eight years prior in a motor vehicle accident so but it was just a very emotional time for Goran whose career was basically over. He came back and won and again the fact that we now on Youtube these tweets don't have to be solely audio. They can be visuals. So you can go out and check out this tweet and you can see our knocked that one out of the park. You can see they're talking with the BBC's Su Barca so great job and you know it's NBA related and again. Someone tweeted that to me last night so it counts. You said like he was the wildcard. I didn't realize he didn't win. The wildcard spot. You're literally just given it. They have some discretionary wildcard. Wow Okay not ranked and they just throw and someone who has a record? Three Tom Funds. We know he can play on grass. And if you're injured or you're just you know whatever you circumstances were like. Let's give this guy a wild card. So every every tournament does that and Wimbledon. I think they still do it. They don't base the seedings on the rankings. They base it on your record and History Wimbledon. So you could be ranked number ten in the world. But if you have a great Wimbledon record you could be seated number three or four so yeah and and often what they do for these wildcards is. I'd like to give a local. Perhaps a chance in the Wimbledon straight opened up the. Us Open doesn't the French doesn't so it's great. Are you more of a grass? Clay or hardcore. Well I am a traditionalist. I do like to grasp but of course women is the only major tournament the strategy and open used to be on grass in Kooyong but they changed in one thousand nine hundred hardcore easy to maintain but grass is grass. Is a lot more fun to play on for sure I was going to say. Are you best on the grass? You know probably not probably better on the hardcourts. But I'm just saying it's more pugh would've play on graphs fung yes like baseball. He said the only wildcard winner. Men's game you're right. Kim Clijsters did apparently at the US. Open that would have been. I think she's coming out of her time and again she retired. I because she had a baby came back one the US Open. Wow retired again. I think she's She might just be playing doubles the. Us Open you're right. Yeah and I opened this article and the three names. Apparently that at one the wild card in a grand slam but the name was Lin. Dan and I had never heard of that name. Was the Chinese badminton superstar. He WanNa Wild Ker as a wildcard a major badminton. Oh okay that'd be the play. Tennis crushing just lumped badminton and tennis together. Grace pick.

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Louisa Thomas on Writing About Tennis

No Challenges Remaining

08:31 min | 1 year ago

Louisa Thomas on Writing About Tennis

"I'm delighted to be joined here by a longtime listener first-time guests overdue guests. Really I think Lewis Thomas. I'm so excited to be here. I am a very long time listener. And Longtime Meyer so bucket lists for me for us. We're very excited. Why would we see? Fairmount is third like I remember. You said to me couple years ago like why almost like why am I not on and I had no answer your only people. I didn't think whatever like stooped our level. Pretty much. But now that you are here. I am delighted that you here and we're GONNA do a pretty male baggy centric type show with you here. We got a bunch listener questions on twitter on e Mail on our patron on. And we'll go through these. I JUST WANNA start against with how you got into tennis. Bitten what your tenants sort of writing. Arc has been leading all the way up to we can skip speed ahead to this version of the most recent story did which I think was on Kim. Clijsters must recent tennis centered leader for the New Yorker Short version of your of how you got here. A short version is that I was a pretty mediocre high school tennis player but absolutely loved it and stop playing pretty much when I got to college and a little bit after and then picked up a racquet again. A few years after college started playing With a friend of mine and I just loved it and it was like the greatest procrastination thing ever. I had actually had a book coming out and I was like filled with anxiety. And so I dealt with this by playing tennis for like it took like four hours. I don't like several times because we would I would go to Brooklyn. You know like an hour span telling you basically I was avoiding work and everything else and out of that. are as us to rate For the Paris Review blog about. Us Open that year. And I had so much fun doing it and it was actually a really kind of a revelation for me. I really felt in some ways that I found kind of voice that I hadn't really been able to. Yes it was it was. It was both new and felt so much like me and there was something about tennis about sports in particular. I'm sorry something about sports in general but tennis in particular that really kind of sports sports so tennis is really kind of my like my origin. Story I'd I'd worked at the sports section actually in high school but that was a both a long time before and I wasn't a writer in the same way so this was really kind of and it felt experimental felt fresh felt new felt it was none of those things really but I felt like I was doing something that no one else is doing and that this was like me. You know that this was something that I I sort of was bringing into the world and It was really exciting and if it was in the sense that Alaska was my voice after that I did a little bit more for them and then this great land the sports website owned by ESPN started by. Bill Simmons started up right before Wimbledon. Actually and they asked me to do. A couple of stories not became kind of became contributor. Really just writing about tennis. I and then I started Raymond other sports and then I started working for them fulltime and became an editor there and then by the end of doing all sports not all sports but many sports tennis was still kind of my Mitra. Love unless you're gonna Cap Cross country skiing by to write that your first term it was was. Us openwork clijsters one. That's as good as well ahead into the future. So since then. Yeah you're right. The New Yorker now seeing Kim Clijsters come back. What did you think I think permits? Everyone who I've talked to WHO watch. It was super impressed by her ball striking. Which is like in even though she lost the match and was almost off it badly. I mean she was down six to four or three or four zero. In the second set fought back have a tie-break so in some ways you could be like that close but she's playing Mugabe's who just made Australian Open final had really nothing to lose in this match and played really well and just had a lot of a lot of things may people go. Whoa Mabel we'll realize why she was a special player for so long. I think I mean I actually even from the start of the match is one of those matches where the scoreline wasn't necessarily reflective of what was going on in the individual games sort of competitive and a lot of games that she was losing she obviously has big weakness. Game. She's not as in shape as she probably wants to beach. Her Serb was kind of a disaster at times by Yeah her boss. Striking was just thrilling. I mean it was so pure it was so I mean I like completely fell in love with her and fell in love with the sport. All over again it actually I mean. Even her announcement had summoned a lot of these. Kinda had made me think about my own kind of start in tennis writing sports writing in general and it became even more intense while I was watching her and I was just. I was just happy in a way that was really uncomplicated. And which was really interesting too because I actually had a lot of complicated feelings about her coming back and it was just so it was like such a pleasure to watch her and just to see someone kind of seize the moment and some sort of Lia really kind of. Yeah uncomplicated right. What are your complicated feelings about her back? Then I generally think that coming back when he said this. Mike feelings aren't really about her coming back. I mean she should do whatever she wants to do in. This is clearly what she wants to be doing. And that's like got on her. You know my complicated feelings are only insofar as like you know. I'm also trying to negotiate my own kind of ambition versus raising a small child. How and the expectations are being placed upon me you know from various sides and trying to figure out what what is it that. I really want to be doing and how do I WANNA be privatizing my life and and in some ways one of the things I find really kind of inspiring about her is that she's actually. Her story is more complicated than a normal kind of like. It's always an Serena Williams story where she knew she was gonna WanNa come back and it was just about making that work in a way that worked for her. I mean she. She left the game she came back. She left the game again. She came back. And I find the idea that you could have. You could sort of take a long view of your career even in a career that is necessarily short like sports that you can sort of view it as a kind of multidimensional thing where you can have different ambitions at different times and have different ways of judging success and have different kind of approaches to be to be really inspiring. Also hard you know. I mean because that's not how we normally talk about successor. How's how's IT philosopher clijsters? I think we'll have one question about her but this my last question her. How's it influenced you being a relatively new mom. In this sort of era women's tennis where motherhood has been a big sugar running storyline. From as Aranka to Serena to clijsters now like what is how. How does that? Because you've written about all three of those women I'm guessing sent in this time. What is that been like? Having your own personal life and of it informs how you see these stories and see the narratives rally stories for better or worse by life always informs. Whatever I'm writing about but I'm also not a person who's injecting my life story into I mean. I did a little bit in the classrooms piece. But I don't usually do that and I have a little bit ready. Mutt Serena but usually I try and step back from that. But certainly there's always like an undercurrent a kind of is to think of it as a secret story. There's something sort of like some You know wellspring of feeling or some motivation that I have to bring into a story. Otherwise it's just a it's not mine. You know that thing. I was talking about my voice like I need to be tapping into whatever that is to take that voice And for some of these stories about mothers obviously it is a little bit closer to what I've been going through but it's also again more complicated because I think we have a tendency to generalize a lot when especially we're talking about something like motherhood would it's such a particularly unique experience. I mean at least to prove my point house at least in my experience has been particularly in unique but of course it's one of these things that is on the one hand like is obviously not universal. But it's something Millions and millions of billions of people go through like trying to figure out how to balance these different things and that's just how to balance them. But how you know embrace them in different ways but at the same time like what Serena wants is different than what clijsters wants. And that's different than what as wrinkle on. And how do you do sort of justice to those stories without kind of flattening them or distorting them or you know assuming one thing for one and a different thing for another and I think can be really challenging. But that's also part of the important thing about being a writer in some ways as sort of realizing the variety of human experience for sure. Very nice to

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"I'm Saying Goodbye": Maria Sharapova Retires From Tennis at Age 32

Beyond the Baseline

10:24 min | 1 year ago

"I'm Saying Goodbye": Maria Sharapova Retires From Tennis at Age 32

"Don't know if you share my sentiments. This was news. That is not remotely surprising. We were all expecting this. I think Most people had already pre filed. The Maria Sharapova retires column and yet I gotTa say it feels you know an hour into this but Feels a little weird definitely I. This is not like Last time we had big Sharipova News at SL which was of course it. Two Thousand Sixteen and that that was a big surprise. This like you said I think we all saw it coming. It was a matter of when and not if so for to be now is I think a pretty normal timing given whether she's going to play Indian Wells and Miami probably would have kick started her into the French and Wimbledon and then sort of. You're playing out the year at that point so for her to call it quits after all. Cheyenne this little gaps. Seems to make sense but I don't know what do you think? Yeah ranked ranked three seventy three. Something had to give here. This is a five time major champion. Who you did not think was going to play the wild card game for very long. I I guess I would perhaps suspected she would have played Indian Wells. It's an event where she's had success. It's two hours from her home in southern California she would have gotten a grand sendoff But you know this. This is I had these two competing instincts with Sharipova. What what do we know about her? She is fiercely. Driven fiercely competitive. She is and always has been. I think we can talk about this a bit later. The consummate professional and those are really dueling instincts when you're ranked three seventy three and not playing it anywhere near the level that you're accustomed to Part of you probably says I can fight through this. This is just more adversity. I can overcome. I'm better than this. I just need to work harder. I can get my body right. I can get my mind right. I can get back. I don't WanNa go out like this and another part of you says surely I can't have this indignity. I can't be losing round after round early. I'm not seated so I'm playing tough opponents. My Body's giving up on me so I think you had and they came from the same place but they're two very different ways to react to to the same core instinct and today she said enough is enough. I mean I think you're right that You know February is a strange month in tennis. And I guess you know we're we`re. There's no perfect way to retire from the sport and we see even within tennis players very differently. Some players go on this goodwill tour and some players like Caroline Wozniacki says look. I'm going to pinpoint this as my last event and go ahead and prepare your tribute reels. And I'm GonNa play this event knowing when I lose my last match. That's IT and Sharipova. We've seen other players. There's players do this as well. Sharapova pulled us out of the blue and it's it's a Wednesday and she's not at a tournament today And retired in her own way. So I don't know I mean the other. There are a number of questions that stem from this whole conversation and jump in any jump in anytime here. I mean I think the overall question when a player retires as we assess legacy I don't know particular bullet points. Jump out at you Jamie. I think I think highs and lows complicated legacy Of course is going to be attached to share over The the craziest thing I think if you look at the timing now she's ranked three hundred seventy three which says absolutely nothing about her career but to your point. I mean she was at the point now where she was trying to come back and she's nowhere even near the top one hundred You know not even winning any matches and it's it must be really hard for her honestly to you know given all that she's accomplished. I think we said thirty six. W titles obviously the five Grand Slams all these rivalries quote unquote particularly with Serena Williams which is also another interesting conversation to have but I think it was probably getting difficult for her to continue to be you know struggling and Her her legacy given you know the the MELDA NEOM and the ban will always thou always be part of her story? Yeah I think you're absolutely right and today should be happy day. Celebrate a five time major champion. I mean I was looking at her staff and I think we forget how good she was for for a variety of reasons. I think to the casual tennis fan. They were misled by two. One is the head to head with Serena that you reference. She beat Serena Breakthrough Center women. Final Two thousand four and then she loses whatever. The math twenty two is the derived. So lose eighteen nineteen matches to Serena Williams And I think that to the casual fan that we say rivalry. And then we sort of have to amend that to say with a lopsided rivalry which might be an oxymoron. The other thing about Sharipova that I and I wrote about this that I think is a great Sort of misleading bid about her is she had this regal disposition and she endorsed product after product. And it was very upscale. And it's Evian Cole Haan I remember you. I remember walking in New York and seeing her on three different billboards for three different upscale products. And there was this or of elegance. She was selling herself as much as she was a brand. She was selling sort of cosmopolitan posh elegance in yet. The tennis was. I was called her sort of tennis. Gym Rat I mean. It was not elegant tenants by any stretch and Jud admit to that and she was in her own way your own six foot one inch which she was a grinder and she was not what you call an athlete. He wasn't a graceful mover. She did not play graceful elegant tennis and I always thought that was really to her credit. That you'd see her on the back court and she'd be doing her footwork drills because she knew that was an area to improve and she would be working on her serve which always gave her fit in part because of the shoulder injury and she would grind out matches and she would win tough matches. She did not. This was not the female Roger Federer and I think tennis fans of course know that but I think casual fans see all of this aura of elegance and assume she played that way and that wasn't the case at all I mean the the screaming grunting grinding sweating. You'll brushing the hair that had managed to her forehead. That's the Maria Sharapova on the tennis court has an athlete And I think you know again I want to just this should be a day to give credit to someone who had a tremendous career and five majors. Yes but thirty six titles almost forty million dollars you got to number one. I mean this is really an a-list career and you know she had the misfortune of playing. At the same time Serena Williams and there was a lot that went into that relationship beyond the tennis. That probably did not work to Maria benefit but you take away. Cerita you take away. Venus Williams seven majors. Maybe Justine Henin. Maybe Kim Clijsters and I think it's very easy to make the case. Marisha published one of the top five players of the Post Steffi Graf of the last twenty five years and tennis so this is really a remarkable career. And yet as you mentioned if we're going to talk about her honestly. This wasn't the way it was supposed to end. Which is you know a a doping ban. I thought a very clumsy handling of the doping ban. I thought it was very out of character and off brand of her to have been so sloppy. Not just in the violation but then in the aftermath and how it was handled and some of the the the the press conference that we referenced and she was never the same player after that and you know co correlation is not causation and may simply have been that. She was a little sport and she was in early thirties and players get older. We see this on not just in tennis but in in sports in general I mean thirty two big number in in women's tennis but it was not supposed to end with a doping band and a ranking that drifted deep into triple figures so overall macro great career hall of fame player but there is a tinge I think of bittersweet. There is a little bit of disappointment. That This wasn't the way this hall of fame career was supposed to be a gift. Compare what we saw a month ago when Caroline wozniacki is out there on the court and our families there and she's toasted and all of the players are making tribute videos and were. She's crying but she's saying I'm not sad and she does. I mean I talked to her the following day. She was all gussied up because she clearly had been doing the spots around. There's definitely a difference of a decision on your terms and decision that was made based on your body and The time of your career. You know it's it's very different in comparing into. What was the Yankee especially given those? The Yankees recent title in Australia just seemed very full circle for her to do that. this again is random but also very expected. I think one of the things I always sort of liked about Sharipova was Her personality in in two ways. I think we talk. You talk about her on the court sweating grinding shrieking. I mean everyone. I think even if you're not a big tennis fan you know share Provo. Because maybe she made you mute the TV while you're watching a match and that's something that a lot of people will probably joke about but you know she worked hard in the court she was always like fierce and and you know a competitor for sure but she also you know. I remember processors and and interviews where she's actually has a very great personality and and you know quite opposite of that fierce competitor where she could be funny and she was actually Kinda Witty and and You know there was a a side to her personality. That was very likable. When most people on the court probably saw the opposite so overall she's a huge name. In this sport she's one of the handful that transcends just tennis you you mentioned her and she needs only one name There's only a handful of those type of athletes so I think She will definitely be missed. I think we're fair to

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"kim clijsters" Discussed on The Sports Reporters

The Sports Reporters

02:26 min | 2 years ago

"kim clijsters" Discussed on The Sports Reporters

"Did that get lost in on social media did when did she apologize for the things she said to that umpire who was enforcing the rules of the sport that day and it got turned into a thing about gender and race and and let me just leave you with this one other thing about Serena you get the idea if you guys have talked about this before he listened to her the television commentary that she's the first mother to ever try to win anything in the history of sports. Okay People Forget get the divine Goolagong was a mom when she won Wimbledon in the seventies people forget the Kim Clijsters did the same thing as a mom at the U._S.. Open but apparently Serena this was somehow much more important and noble because it was Serena Okay I and I I'm sorry that she she didn't get to twenty four. I'll be sorry just historically that she if she never gets the twenty four or twenty five because I do believe that her body of work in singles is is something that will never be touched by any woman but boy oh boy. I'll just repeat this again. I wish it was easier to root for her Mitch I do I I hear you one hundred percent and you know this is I think some of it is the media who who use user as a symbol in ways that you know isn't always fitting and is in can sometimes be off putting if it doesn't match the actual facts a little bit in microcosm like that little exchange at at the end Billie. Jean King said something about her social life. She says the day I stop fighting for equality. It's not it's not a fit. It's not a fit. You're not fighting for equality at the met you know she was talking about extracurricular activities. You know I mean same as said about Tiger Woods right now you know as spending spending enough is he. He was in Thailand for most of the past few weeks from what I read you know and now he's going into the British open and people wonder well. Did he play enough golf to get these are just questions. Nobody's nobody's talking about your character questions about you know. Where are you spending in your time or fitness or all the approach to so yeah sometimes what's really happening with Serena and the narrative that surrounds her whether she makes it or sometimes? It's not even her own fault. It's the media making it in turning it into something bigger than it is. It's it's like is a bit of a fog around efforts to try to root for her. One hundred people had to walk on Eggshells Mitch and Bob. Don't you think they have to walk on eggshells criticizing her for all of the reasons you just mentioned Oh yeah..

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"kim clijsters" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

04:11 min | 2 years ago

"kim clijsters" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Even though I looked more is able to get into the country. I had my ligament repaired. My cartilage repaired on malaria occurred, so Chippewa meals in hospital three days and those no wifi. That was the main struggle, actually. But it was really read a book. Luckily that wilder was on and the World Cup. So I essentially what sport all day every day. And it was actually really funny. This ex footballer had a hip replacement at the same time. So we were both in the same time. You knew I can't remember his name. Now. I mean, it was in his forties. But it got a little bit competitive already like straight after the surgery, they send you up to go on the bike now with hymns. And so with China spin out for half an hour. And he's looking at my off PM guy know what you doing and it was the whole three days. And then I saw him six months. They sir for the checkout, and he was going. Well, you know, I'm running ten K what you doing. And by this point. I was chaining quite fully so well, I've just done three hours on court today. Say yeah, it's funny. You put two athletes together, even totally different ages and different sports is no competitive. Is it very different from what you know to on these had done. Yes. I mean, he's got a metal join menace now. So I'm not quite bionic yet. But give it time. I'm a bit younger than him just a bit enough and Sunday. Generally speaking, though, I mean, how'd you feel you're getting on now in in your practice? Do you feel that you that is not how long do you think you will take you? If you don't have setbacks to feel like he used to feel. Deny and that's what to expect. So the thing I can expect a certain level based on how I'm playing in practice in the practice matches. I've played against the other girls ready, but you never know more mentally how you're going to get on the matches completely different. I'm going to be nervous for sure. And I think I'm going to enjoy it my civil and I I'm gonna play on Monday. And if I win Monday morning, then I'll have to play again, Monday afternoon say that'd be. Yeah. It'll be a real test to chime place to singles in one day. So often get to that. Then I think I'll be all right and avoid he got plans to play the week after as well say these first few weeks, I'm just going to try and enjoy it and see how I get on. And. Yeah, love being Buchan coup. Something that has come across actually watching tennis with you over the last week is when we've talked about sort of stressful moments, particularly for someone like Katie Boulter who's who's new to this. In terms of how you handle some of these big moments that you've had in your career. I remember we talked about when you played Kim Clijsters at the US open her last ever match missing a huge deal and lean are in Patrick Uva. And you just said, well, I just try to enjoy it. Yeah. And I think is really easy to say that but in the moments you just trying to play as loose as you can even though you're feeling so so nervous, and I just remember the much point against classes and Leonardo match after I was serving and in my head. All I was saying to myself was make this first of directly in the body. Don't try and go for the massive you. You know? Showoff ace and just make the ball. And I think that's what Katy did really well in the time rake yesterday because she made every return after Gaffey were serving so well in the third set made every return and force the errors. I think a lot of the time you can try and show off in that moment. But it's more important to just make it as unglamorous as that sounds. But yeah, I mean, you can China enjoy the moment. And I think Casey really did that yesterday. You saw she does seem a bit more sense..

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"kim clijsters" Discussed on View from the Cheap Seats

View from the Cheap Seats

03:52 min | 3 years ago

"kim clijsters" Discussed on View from the Cheap Seats

"It's mental type of thing. And I'm just like when we talked to Mike Taylor at the NFL network, we're like what being Aaron Rodgers and a mid level QB. Yeah, like adult yet, Andy, Dalton, he's like Aaron Rodgers can put the ball, the both a great they get here and Rodgers can put the ball in a tiny one foot by one foot desk where thing that either I have to interfere with the guy to get to. And either have to hope that they're not gonna throw a flag either. They miss it. They're not gonna like right, or I got to hope that the guy drops it because I'm not getting it. So is it the these guys, you all have this right tools and whatnot, but they just have that sort of, I think everybody has the same tools. Once you reach a certain level, not everybody has the same toolbox if you will. That's that's taking for my old task coach. Yeah, they can. You know, some players when it gets tighter test coach was Richard Willie. Was that you would train and very weird. Amazing, but they when the going when it gets tight, they almost relax. Yeah. Meanwhile, when it was tight with me with my tennis, it was like, oh my God, we have to win this point. This is a huge point. It looks like he's yawning some and and Pete did that the most boring tennis champion of all time Sampras his jaw was always open. He was just like just slapped south breathing a mouth, straight up mouth out there, but it helps. They just get relaxed that, yeah, doll was so fun because they're still so fun to me. He doesn't look relax. No, it looks the opposite. Because you can tell that either he was using it to him up, but he was exasperated the and he, yeah, he cared. Everyone's Serena lost to Kim Clijsters and she was talking about the other night on the stage, but she threatened the the, the woman who call the footfall honor. She threatened a killer something. They gave her plant belly. I thought that was so good for tennis, average fan. You need to see how much they care. They're gonna. She's gonna kill this like see, and they were like, of course it got racially? Yes, you know it was a, it was just like, look, she's she's the number one because she cares that much. Yeah, number one, that's one Venus. All of her beads fell out of her hair as it was. It's like watching at the supermarket, her purse just falls on your like, who is gonna help. She is bad. The next person she sees I hope is not our kids. He's gotta get hit. But I think that's why when I can't remember how many times has happened, but when Venus played Serena in the finals. It wasn't as compelling to watch for like it sucks win because they cared about each of which is also nice. Nice. But you wanna wanna wanna watch the finals. Does any other sport have that? Like even if the, if the Toronto's playing Montreal, like it's not like, oh, these are Canadian. I mean, it does anything that as Montreal team in hockey. I'm talking about hockey, but no, what I'm what I think is weird and I think this is my phone. It's it's throwing me off. What I think is bizarre and I go back to his string doctor. This is what people get upset about is like when they see since of all these, like a you like circuit games, guys, who sort of play with each other on like USA national teams when like an NBA game ends and there's my trash talk to whatever. And then guys are just hanging out. For generation? Yeah, bad boy, the pistons, but then I'm like, oh, we'll bre n- Dwayne, Wade have been planning as they were nine. They love other. Boat trips together. The the thing of it is in and I didn't understand this because I was the McEnroe hated Borg because for us growing up, that was like that we watch like when our parents went to go buy a Chevy Malibu up, we're sitting at George Weber shores, lever Chevrolet on olive street road.

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US Open - Time to acknowledge it's title or nothing for Serena Williams

SportsCenter AllNight

00:25 sec | 3 years ago

US Open - Time to acknowledge it's title or nothing for Serena Williams

"Serena Williams is looking for her seventh US open title, which would break tied with Chris Everett for the most by a woman in the open era for Serena first win over a top ten player. Since returning to the tour as mother this year, and she is now becoming a bidding to become the fourth mother in the open era to win a major title, Kim, Kim Clijsters Margaret Court, and Yvonne Goolagong being the

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"kim clijsters" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"kim clijsters" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

"No disrespect to the people that came up with this list but it's not even close it's a renew williams since two thousand eight tiger woods has not won a major serena williams has won fifteen slams they play the same amount of majors in the same amount of slammed every year four and four skip the next closest kim clijsters goodbye that since taga would last one the us open the rena has won fifteen slams i don't really know what else to say about that the the with you rob the domination over twenty years now if you take the first ten years now if you say impact serena didn't make little black man and a little black boys go pick up tennis rackets and says i want to be serena williams but that's what tiger did he was monthly tv and he got he made a lot of men go play especially black men nike built a brand got taylormade for a little while yeah twenty eight sustain itself i go with the mere fact that they've like we're not even in the gulf business but we'll to get get into the original ad i am tiger woods i am dire with exactly but the impact that tiger i get it the people that would watch you pay in ten thousand dollars for passes to go watch him at the masters and all the ratings and all the money's give and all of these black athletes i mean a lot of the white quarterbacks they always play now you see so many more black athletes playing because of that man so if you wanna say impact nobody's probably had more impact on sports in the last twenty years tiger but as far as domination yep it's rina's not even close gives you one of the teenager she won in the twenties she's winning thirty she won the australian open what three months four months pregnant throw in to think about this throw in two olympic gold medals at the singles two and doubles and it's not even close.

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"kim clijsters" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"kim clijsters" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

"But there's no way he belongs there i mean i be more apt to put serena at number one especially when you think she won you know after you know path ranch wanted a grand slam with a bundy of it give credit and she's number twelve one the list that's all right the one thing i will give espn credit is that they got tom brady right he's right that number twenty when they factored into cheating fact oh that's why tom brady's way down on the list i'll give them credit for that but if you ask yours truly who the most dominant athlete over the last twenty years i would go with barry bonds what did they say chattan the hardest thing to do with sports what baseball hit hit a baseball the guy dominated the sport and you can talk about all the other stuff that goes with it but the bottom line to me was there was nobody skip you know this must see tv he walked over two hundred twenty five times that season it was either a home run or walk or he got one or two pitches to hit and one will leave the ballpark every almost every night it was the most unbelievable thing i've ever seen barry bonds in the last twenty years was the most dominant player i've ever seen no disrespect to the people that came up with this list but it's not even close it's a renowned williams since two thousand eight tiger woods has not won a major serena williams has won fifteen slams they play the same amount of majors in the same amount of slammed every year four and four skip the next closest kim clijsters goodbye that since tiger wood last one the us open the rena has won fifteen slams.

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"kim clijsters" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

VIBES-LIVE

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"kim clijsters" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

"John paul strang's joe the reason that i jazz dana day god god you're denied all god west bank brought up the bohdan in through one guy am glad van guide happen santa kenya was this asked me on where member last gasp in their room human no purchase slamet samak compromised yes yes renowned underwear number as guests that he never norman now tom izzo yes north guest thomas day yes they been in the da joe no meaning fan no a child allowed schatzi as a bad thing noting though came in convince the jazz dad canceling stiller advocacy here worry nebot judging by in nomo conduit zag adamkus for kim clijsters and now has ten near waited to applaud it the planned date gone away in the un you go into negative trying to get judy knew brand uber in indonesia's with adequate as power for you your nato god is.

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"kim clijsters" Discussed on RobinLynne

RobinLynne

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"kim clijsters" Discussed on RobinLynne

"John paul strang's joe the reason that i jazz dana day god god you're denied all god west bank brought up the bohdan in through one guy am glad van guide happen santa kenya was this asked me on where member last gasp in their room human no purchase slamet samak compromised yes yes renowned underwear number as guests that he never norman now tom izzo yes north guest thomas day yes they been in the da joe no meaning fan no a child allowed schatzi as a bad thing noting though came in convince the jazz dad canceling stiller advocacy here worry nebot judging by in nomo conduit zag adamkus for kim clijsters and now has ten near waited to applaud it the planned date gone away in the un you go into negative trying to get judy knew brand uber in indonesia's with adequate as power for you your nato god is.

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