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Wrist injury or media boycott: Kim out of AO 2005

Clijsters out of Australian Open


Kim Clijsters will not compete in next January's Australian Open because of her persistent wrist injury.
Last year's runner-up in Melbourne has decided to spend more time resting instead of rushing back her return.

"Kim's wrist obviously isn't going to be rehabilitated," Open chief Paul McNamee told The Australian newspaper. "We wish her all the best."

Jelena Dokic, who used to compete for Australia, has also opted out of the first Grand Slam of the season.

Dokic has not played in the Australian Open since 2001 when she lost in the first round.

But the 21-year-old would have had to rely on a wildcard next season because her ranking has tumbled to 127th.

Clijsters is still ranked 22nd in the world despite only playing a handful of matches last season.

The Belgian had an operation on her left wrist early in the season but injured it again on her return to the tour.

Meanwhile, the rest of the sport's top players are expected to turn out at Melbourne Park for the Open which starts on 17th January.
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Re: Wrist injury or media boycott: Kim out of AO 2005

such a stiring thread title. tsk tsk tsk.

I'm glad Kim is taking her time to heal and rehabilitate her wrist. It's been thought for sometime that she wouldn't be able to go to the AO and most were hoping she wouldn't because she needs to be very careful now not to sustain further injury.
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Re: Wrist injury or media boycott: Kim out of AO 2005

hey star, you changed your avatar.. ..

it is stirring...
Wanted to get people to comment. But I guess I'll see if Kimmy plays the week after the AO to believe or not
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Re: Wrist injury or media boycott: Kim out of AO 2005

turns out it was premature!!!!

Clijsters could play Aussie Open


Kim Clijsters has denied reports that she has pulled out of January's Australian Open because of her persistent wrist injury.
Open chief Paul McNamee had said: "Kim's wrist obviously isn't going to be rehabilitated."

But her spokesman insisted she had simply delayed submitting her entry.

"The doctors are assessing her injury on a weekly basis and if there is no risk she could play. But if there's the least risk she will stay away."

Despite being absent from the WTA entry list for the tournament, which begins on 17 January, Clijsters would be certain to get a wild card if she requested one.

Clijsters is still ranked 22nd in the world despite only playing a handful of matches last season.

The Belgian had an operation on her left wrist early in the season but injured it again on her return to the tour.

Meanwhile, Jelena Dokic, who used to compete for Australia, has opted out of the first Grand Slam of the season.

Dokic has not played in the Australian Open since 2001 when she lost in the first round.

But the 21-year-old would have had to rely on a wild card next season because her ranking has tumbled to 127th.

Four-time champion Monica Seles, who has not played since last year's French Open, is another absentee because of an injured left foot.
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Re: Wrist injury or media boycott: Kim out of AO 2005

well it has been said on her website that she hasn't entered it but she's not ruling it out (she could get a wild card). But they clearly say that if there is any risk for her wrist she will give a miss.

Just as a notice, glad to see people talking about Kim in here (even if it's not too much), without people making nasty comments about the fact they're not together anymore ...

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uh huh........ that whole CCL was pretty weird if you ask me. It's sorta like.... you know.... chill....

But maybe some people there didn't really like Lleyton and only liked Kim. I like them both, and I think it's too bad they aren't together anymore, but it doesn't really affect my life or anything. As far as I'm concerned we always discussed Kim here, had cheering sessions during her matches, etc. I don't think anything has changed. I expect talk about Kim will increase once she starts playing again.
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uh huh........ that whole CCL was pretty weird if you ask me. It's sorta like.... you know.... chill....

But maybe some people there didn't really like Lleyton and only liked Kim. I like them both, and I think it's too bad they aren't together anymore, but it doesn't really affect my life or anything. As far as I'm concerned we always discussed Kim here, had cheering sessions during her matches, etc. I don't think anything has changed. I expect talk about Kim will increase once she starts playing again.
100% agreed.

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I agree too!!
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i guess that's why we are all mainly in this thread

*quand les vies ne sont plus qu'ombres, restent nos rêves à inventer*
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uh huh........ that whole CCL was pretty weird if you ask me. It's sorta like.... you know.... chill....

But maybe some people there didn't really like Lleyton and only liked Kim. I like them both, and I think it's too bad they aren't together anymore, but it doesn't really affect my life or anything. As far as I'm concerned we always discussed Kim here, had cheering sessions during her matches, etc. I don't think anything has changed. I expect talk about Kim will increase once she starts playing again.
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Kim and Ll both rock, together or apart. Anybody who doesn't think so is obviously incorrect

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Kim and Ll both rock, together or apart. Anybody who doesn't think so is obviously incorrect
I totally agree with that!!!
Hope they will be able to play lots of tennis in the future and they both will stay infury-free for a very long time!
(Kim first has to recover from her injury of course, but I'm confident that she's taking no risks this time )

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Kim and Ll both rock, together or apart. Anybody who doesn't think so is obviously incorrect
Completely concisely correct Marls!

It's a pity she may not be able to play, the sooner that 'first public appearance' is over and done with the better imo
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I couldn't have said it better!
CCL really did my head in for a while and I must confess I don't enjoy going there as much I used to. I regret I didn't come here more often before but I'm making up for it
Hey Yas, since over at LLL, posters still discuss about Kim, how come we don't do the same thing over CCL? I like 'em both, so, it's ok to visit Kim's forum then come here, but since I'm too lazy (you know that right ).
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We love everybody. Glad to have all CCLers who are Lleyton fans too. You can feel free to express your Kim love here and no one will mind.
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