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The "So You're Saying It's A Party In Your Pants." Thread 01

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Jess
01-07-2004, 02:36 AM
It's awful. I might just go out now :rolleyes:
This is ruining my good mood :o

kim4eva
01-07-2004, 02:37 AM
ah well Kim just makes me emotions change soo much...one sec im crazy then another im real pissed off

Jess
01-07-2004, 02:39 AM
The scoreboard is messing around now as well :rolleyes:

kim4eva
01-07-2004, 02:41 AM
good...Kim 2-1

kim4eva
01-07-2004, 02:41 AM
oh come ON Kim...you're sure better than this

kim4eva
01-07-2004, 02:45 AM
FIGHT KIM! :fiery:

Jess
01-07-2004, 02:47 AM
Held serve.

virgil23
01-07-2004, 02:48 AM
My,my Kimmy sure likes to make life difficult for herself doesn't she?

Jess
01-07-2004, 02:50 AM
Yes it seems she does :rolleyes:

Hiya :wavey:

kim4eva
01-07-2004, 02:50 AM
hey ive heard peoples say Kim has asked for the injury time out think her foot tendices are hurting :sad:

kim4eva
01-07-2004, 02:51 AM
oh come on Kimmie :bigcry:

Jess
01-07-2004, 02:52 AM
:rolleyes: Hopefully it's not too serious...

Jess
01-07-2004, 02:53 AM
playing again. C'mon Kim - finish her off then go and get the foot seen to

kim4eva
01-07-2004, 02:53 AM
come on Kim :bounce:

kim4eva
01-07-2004, 02:54 AM
:bigcry: Kim retired

Jess
01-07-2004, 02:56 AM
YOU'RE JOKING!!!!!
She won't be able to play the doubles now either! :o :o :o

kim4eva
01-07-2004, 02:57 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

kim4eva
01-07-2004, 02:57 AM
i was sooo looking forward to the doubles :bigcry:

Jess
01-07-2004, 02:58 AM
I know.

I just hope her injury isn't very serious - as it would be awful if she had to miss other tournaments.

kim4eva
01-07-2004, 03:00 AM
I know.

I just hope her injury isn't very serious - as it would be awful if she had to miss other tournaments.

if it is hope Kim skips adidas and then get ready for aus open

Knockers LaBroad
01-07-2004, 03:01 AM
Ok, who has coverage?? Was there an interview??
How's the public responding?? What did Alicia do??

Jess
01-07-2004, 03:01 AM
The trainers and stuff will know what to do - any idea what the injury is

kim4eva
01-07-2004, 03:02 AM
what bout the dubs? :bigcry:

Jess
01-07-2004, 03:05 AM
I would think she's almost 100% certain to pull out.

star
01-07-2004, 03:06 AM
This is sooooooooooooooo bad.

Jess
01-07-2004, 03:07 AM
It's awful..... I think I'm going to go out early! :rolleyes - not much to stay in for...

kim4eva
01-07-2004, 03:08 AM
so depressing...:sad:

Jess
01-07-2004, 03:10 AM
Thing is - much as I really want to see the Lleyki doubles I would rather Kim doesn't kill her ankle so she can't play the A.O.
If it's really hurt it's absolutely the right decision to stop.

kim4eva
01-07-2004, 03:11 AM
Thing is - much as I really want to see the Lleyki doubles I would rather Kim doesn't kill her ankle so she can't play the A.O.
If it's really hurt it's absolutely the right decision to stop.

yup...i really hope she's all right...

kim4eva
01-07-2004, 03:14 AM
maybe i'd just go...:sad:

Jess
01-07-2004, 03:17 AM
Anyway - :rolleyes: this has all been a bit depressing. I'm going off now to get ready and go out.
Will be back later as there isn't going to be a doubles to watch :o
Bye - :wavey

Danni
01-07-2004, 03:23 AM
:wavey:
I'm sooo angry/sad right now. Not only do I feel really, really sick...Kim's injured and now they proably won't be doubles. :sad: :fiery:
Anyone know how serious it is?

Danni
01-07-2004, 03:24 AM
Plus my family's shitting me :fiery:

star
01-07-2004, 03:30 AM
Just as well that Angele is in the hospital for this. :)

Knockers LaBroad
01-07-2004, 03:30 AM
:wavey: Dani!

Can you PLEASE tell me what happened? Crowd's reaction? Alicia's reaction??:angel:

Can't believe I had to wake up for this!:sad:

Danni
01-07-2004, 03:34 AM
Sorry, I was out at the time so i just got back when Kim was walking off the crowd with the trainer. :(
I'd say the crowd were very disappionted/sympathetic and they cheered Kim as she walked off, but they were alos very happy for Alicia. Alicia was really sweet in her interview and was very sympathetic.

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 03:52 AM
Oh no this is a disaster!

The only consolation is, Kim is more likely to have pulled out with a relatively minor thing in this event to preserve herself for the next few weeks. if she retired at a slam we'd need to be checking for a heartbeat.

Danni
01-07-2004, 03:52 AM
Xavier wins the first set 6-3

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 04:04 AM
So did Good Xavier turn up or is Lleyton screwing up because he's so worried?

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 04:26 AM
Lleyton won the 2nd set 6-1 and is up a break in the third. This is more like it. I'm scouring the web for Kim news though (sob!)

Danni
01-07-2004, 04:32 AM
Lleyton took off his top after the 2nd set to change into a new one :drool:

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 04:42 AM
Oh well that should have cheered up the fans!

Knockers LaBroad
01-07-2004, 04:56 AM
Thanks for all the info!:kiss:

I'm pretty worried, an achilles injury doens't heal fast, and it's mostly chronical....:o:sad:

What did Alicia say???

Danni
01-07-2004, 05:03 AM
Bugger! LL's injured his ankle as well- he's having it taped.

Danni
01-07-2004, 05:05 AM
Alicia said something about how she's had injuries as well well and so she knows how Kim feels, and that it can be particularly upsetting when the Aussie Open's coming up. And she said that know one likes it when a match ends that way, that it was very disappointing for everyone.

Danni
01-07-2004, 05:09 AM
I think Lleyton's okay cos he's scampering all over the court as usual. :) ;)

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 05:11 AM
I guess we need to wait and see what the nature of the injury is. Achilles certainly can be horrible but don't the really bad kind usually result in sudden mobilisation? Lleyton's taping does not sound good though.

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 05:13 AM
I meant immobilisation, of course!

Danni
01-07-2004, 05:17 AM
LL wins!

Danni
01-07-2004, 05:20 AM
Oh how sweet! LL said in his interview that he went to see Kim before his match :angel:- but she was pretty distressed and hopefully it wasn't as bad as it looks and she'll be praying that it'll be okay for the Aussie Open.

Danni
01-07-2004, 05:22 AM
Btw, they showed an interview with Lleyton from earlier in the week and he said he was looking foward to the mixed doubles against Kim and that it should be a lot of fun. He also said that he didn't want to share how he proposed and stuff cos it was a very special occasion for both of them :angel:

Danni
01-07-2004, 05:24 AM
Kim's having a scan so Belgium forfeit the doubles :sad: Canada are playing Australia in a exhibition match instead.

Ashie_87
01-07-2004, 05:32 AM
omg! im blinded with rage!!! :fiery: but poor Kim :sad: i hope she doesnt have to miss out on the aussie open...

tournesol
01-07-2004, 07:56 AM
:sad: :eek:

what an horror scenario; i hope kim injury is not too serious and that LL is ok too

nevertheless

congrats to jessica :cool: great way to start the year

and to elke for the new home and the moving in

tournesol
01-07-2004, 08:19 AM
totally off topic: anyone heard of duck?

kim4eva
01-07-2004, 08:44 AM
still very :sad:...

kim4eva
01-07-2004, 08:49 AM
Hewitt said he was fortunate the ankle injury was not more serious.

"It was lucky I was wearing my ankle braces otherwise I'd probably be out of the whole Australian summer," said Hewitt.

"I felt it twist pretty badly and the ankle braces controlled me before I fell over, which was a good thing. It felt weak afterwards when I started putting pressure on it, so I made sure I got it taped. Hopefully it will be right."

Jess
01-07-2004, 11:45 AM
God this is awful - both of them injured :rolleyes: I'm glad I went out I don't think I could have coped with him hurt as well :o

tournesol
01-07-2004, 11:55 AM
:wavey: thread

hopefully AO is still nearly 2 weeks away

Jess
01-07-2004, 12:49 PM
Yeah - just read an article that said she'd bruised the bone and the back of the joint but with treatment and rest she should be fine.
Almost certainly won't be playing in Sydney though

tournesol
01-07-2004, 12:51 PM
Yeah - just read an article that said she'd bruised the bone and the back of the joint but with treatment and rest she should be fine.
Almost certainly won't be playing in Sydney though

it seems that we need Dr Marly's medicine once more the famous 'ice and elevate' :rolleyes:

Murkofan
01-07-2004, 12:56 PM
A bruised bone doesn't sound promising. How the heck did she manage to do that?

Ice and elevation can't hurt :D

kim4eva
01-07-2004, 01:16 PM
g'day everyone :wavey:
i really hope Kim recovers asap...she looked so :sad: there when she had to wrap her ankle...right now i think she needs Lleyton for a big hug and a kiss to cheer her up...

kim&lleyton
01-07-2004, 03:13 PM
I hope Kim wil recover very soon!

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 03:36 PM
A bruised bone doesn't sound promising. How the heck did she manage to do that?

Ice and elevation can't hurt :D

I'm with Marly on this one ;)

How on earth did she manage to do that?!

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 04:17 PM
Well this has been just about the crappiest sporting week I can remember in a long time for me :(

Not only did Kim get hurt..she managed to choke :sad: and as a result of that..ended up getting hurt.

The future is just so bright! :p

*Bitter Ileana walks away sadly*

Jess
01-07-2004, 04:30 PM
:wavey: morning ileana ;)

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 04:57 PM
sorry Jessica I took off :o

Just looking up about Kim..it's pretty much all bad news..I don't want to look anymore :p

Jess
01-07-2004, 05:33 PM
nah - don't depress yourself - they don't really know anything definite at the moment... I haven't read anything that says she won't play the A.O. :rolleyes:

Looks set to be a gloomy day here - travel 15,000 miles around the world to where it's supposed to be summer and now it is pouring with rain :o
And I'm so jetlagged that I'm awake at 7.30AM! :rolleyes: Eurgh...

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 05:36 PM
Well considering what I've read from her site I've pretty much come to the conclusion that if she does manage to play the AO she'll most likely not be very effective..probably losing early.

If that's the case I don't want her to go at all.

Unless we receive better news about it in the next few days that is ;)

Ange don't come back :o Trust me :p

Jess
01-07-2004, 05:39 PM
Yeah I'd rather she didn't go at all than lose to someone rubbish in the first round :p doesn't do anyone any favours.
The Hopman director said though that they would review it in the next 24 hours and it might not be that bad - so fingers crossed she'll be there.

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 05:41 PM
Well I wasn't too worried until her site changed that status Bad :p Originally they were saying they were optimistic about it..then the changed it to Injury turns out Bad :(

Honestly if she can't even put any weight on it right now..she's not going to be running like a gazelle at the AO :p

Jess
01-07-2004, 05:44 PM
No I've just read the updated version and it's not great is it :rolleyes: Maybe they're just being cautious though.

Jess
01-07-2004, 05:49 PM
Anyway I'll be back later - going to get some breakfast now -
Back later :wavey:

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 06:12 PM
Later Jessica :wavey:

I'm off as well

Knockers LaBroad
01-07-2004, 09:13 PM
:wavey: :sad::sad::bigcry:

It's really not looking good from what I've heard...
She must be really worried and on top of all, she's must be panicking....:sad:

Tim, who works in rehab, said it would take more than a month to recover...:eek:
I hope she doesn't force herself to play

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 09:16 PM
Hey Elke :wavey:

It basically sounds like she can't walk on it..I'm pretty sure I read she'll be on crutches for a couple of days..I could be wrong though.

Anyhoo bottom line is..I don't even think there is a point in saying maybe, fast healer or not..she won't be ready. :(

Knockers LaBroad
01-07-2004, 09:22 PM
Ileana! :wavey:

Pm in a couple of minutes!:angel::p

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 09:33 PM
That would make my 2 fav female athletes hurt..I'm starting to get a complex :p

Knockers LaBroad
01-07-2004, 09:39 PM
Sorry for my memory, but who's your other fav? Crappy? Dokic?:o

I'll keep you up to date anyways....

About swellings and other stuff: those things can be over tomorrow, but I'm not going to hope for anything that's not likely going to happen.

I'm afraid I'm gonna be a fatalist in this case, so I won't get too disappointed if Kim won't play....

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 09:42 PM
I'm already expecting her to not play so her playing would be like a nice bonus :p

My other fav is a soccer player..I've only got room for one fav in tennis and Kim has filled that spot :angel:

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 09:43 PM
Hello folks,

Any news on Lleyton's ankle? The paper was reporting this morning that Paul McNamee has been told Kim is still hopeful for the AO but will be reassessing in a couple of days. I will see if I can find the article online to post.

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 09:46 PM
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/01/08/1073437354667.html

Also reporting that Jelena has reunited with Dad and is not coming to Oz. What a surprise.

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 09:50 PM
Yeah what the heck is up with Dokic?! :confused: I thought she was thru with her dad..or is it because Enrique is no longer part of the equation..

Jess
01-07-2004, 09:50 PM
Hiya :wavey: Just been cheering myself up reading old Lleyki articles :rolleyes:
It's pouring with rain now - just about sums up my mood. :p

Jess
01-07-2004, 09:52 PM
Yeah what the heck is up with Dokic?! :confused: I thought she was thru with her dad..or is it because Enrique is no longer part of the equation..

I think the main reason her Dad threw a strop was because she was dating Enrique... but he's such a psycho that who knows what he's thinking :rolleyes:
Poor Jelena - there is one mixed up girl :hug:

Knockers LaBroad
01-07-2004, 09:53 PM
:wavey: Jane!

When Lleyt twisted his ankle in the third set, our commentator made an attempt to be funny....
He said like: if you want to marry someone, you need to live through all together, even twisted ankles and nursing the....No need to tell he failed miserably...:yawn:

It was kind of lovely, the way Lleyton talked to Stolle about Kimmie, maybe he lost first set because he was so worried, cos I can imagine a distressed Kim....:angel:

Maybe they are a tad more optimistic than Kim's official website.... Guess we'll just wait and see.

Knockers LaBroad
01-07-2004, 09:54 PM
My other fav is a soccer player..I've only got room for one fav in tennis and Kim has filled that spot :angel:

:angel: Ow well, she IS a big girl, you know!:p

:wavey: Jessica!

Jess
01-07-2004, 09:56 PM
:wavey: hi elke

Here's a video clip of him talking briefly about her - http://sports.ninemsn.com.au/homepage.asp?MSID=d1bc9e502dfa41a191c8ee2316c3e9e6
it's the courtside interview and starts a couple of minutes in.

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 09:57 PM
I think everything I read was more optimistic than Kim's site :o

I'm just hoping it looks a little better once the swelling has gone down *grasps at straws* :p

lol she is a big girl ;)

Knockers LaBroad
01-07-2004, 09:58 PM
Thanks, but I'm afraid I can't open it...:o

Jess
01-07-2004, 09:59 PM
She does have Lleyton with her :p I'm sure he'd help make most people feel better ;)
And she does still have a couple of weeks before the AO.

Knockers LaBroad
01-07-2004, 10:02 PM
Must be off, moaning time!:o:p

Night Ladies or have a great day!
:wavey: :kiss:

Before I forget: GO AUSTRALIA8:dance::yippee:

Jess
01-07-2004, 10:03 PM
bye :wavey:

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 10:04 PM
Later Elke :wavey: Thanks for the pm ;) :kiss:

Thanks for the clip Jessica :D I think people need to realize them doing things together ain't all the funny when it's regarding an injury :p

Jess
01-07-2004, 10:08 PM
Yeah - although it is a little bizzare it was the same ankle at virtually the same point in the match :p

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 10:12 PM
Yeah - although it is a little bizzare it was the same ankle at virtually the same point in the match :p

Good point :p

At least Lleyton is fine :D

Jess
01-07-2004, 10:19 PM
Yeah that's good. :p at least one of them should be playing AO. Hopefully he'll show up in Sydney

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 10:24 PM
I'm almost certain Lleyton will play Sydney. Kim hasn't officially withdrawn but frankly she shouldn't play, even though that is just dreadful for us Sydneysiders! I think it's a good sign that she hasn't pulled out of Sydney yet - even though I'm sure she will pull out it means she's hopeful for the week after.

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 10:25 PM
Yeah Lleyton will be in Sydney ;)

Jess
01-07-2004, 10:26 PM
Yeah it can't be that serious because if she'd done anything awful they'd have annoucned it as soon as she had the scan. The fact that it's taking longer probably means its touch and go as to whether she'll be fit.

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 10:28 PM
Oh well, I'm sure if there is any medical help out there which can help her be ready, she's getting it.

Jess
01-07-2004, 10:29 PM
Very true.

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 10:32 PM
At first they were saying "achilles" and I was thinking OMG because that can be REALLY serious, like career ending serious. A bone bruise is painful and annoying but will heal.

Jess
01-07-2004, 10:35 PM
Yeah - achilles is really bad news. but they haven't mentioned straining of tendons which is the real problem. Bruisinig and swelling goes down

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 10:36 PM
Poor Kim though, she worked so hard in the off season and now this. She must feel awful.

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 10:37 PM
At first they were saying "achilles" and I was thinking OMG because that can be REALLY serious, like career ending serious. A bone bruise is painful and annoying but will heal.

I don't think the bone bruise is the main issue..the strained ankle joint is probably what's causing them major problems. I would love to know how she caused so much damage in one movement :confused:

Jess
01-07-2004, 10:39 PM
You can do horrible things to your ankle by twisting it awkwardly :rolleyes:

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 10:40 PM
Yes you could well be right. The reports I've seen focus on the bruise which showed on the MRI but maybe there are other problems as well. Tennis can be very high impact, especially the way Kim plays it! I guess that's how she caused so much trouble,

Jess
01-07-2004, 10:41 PM
Yeah - skidding around like she does it's surprising she doesn't do herself serious damage more often :o

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 10:44 PM
well a bone bruise would have to be an impact injury I think..while the strained joint would be more of a twisting sort of injury. Which is why I was questioning how she managed to do both those things at one time.

Jess
01-07-2004, 10:49 PM
I guess you fall awkwardly and twist on the way down then give it a hefty whack when you land :rolleyes:

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 10:49 PM
True, it is a mystery. Maybe she kind of landed hard then twisted - yuck, doesn't bear thinking about.

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 10:52 PM
Is there a doctor in the house? lol :p

I know it's not suppose to be funny but :lol: @ the descriptions of how she managed both injuries.

Jess
01-07-2004, 10:54 PM
:lol: it does sound kinda ridiculous when you write it down doesn't it :p

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 10:56 PM
More like something from martial arts or special effects than tennis!

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 10:57 PM
I am confused about the Hopman Cup scheduling now. Are there semis or is the final between the winner of each group? LOL, I'm the Aussie here, you'd think I would know.

Jess
01-07-2004, 10:59 PM
I think there is just a final between Australia and the winner of the other group.

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 11:00 PM
I think it's just the winner of each group to the final.

Martial arts lol..Ninga Kimmie :p

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 11:00 PM
USA, presumably. Hmmm, interesting match up but I think the Aussies can win.

Jess
01-07-2004, 11:02 PM
:lol: "martial arts Kimmie" :p

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 11:03 PM
I was watching something about the special effects from Lord of the Rings and boy did some of those stunt people get hurt badly. Actually, they even said Viggo Mortenson broke his toes during a shoot and they left the shot in because the scene called for an anguished scream and, unsurprisingly, they got one!

Jess
01-07-2004, 11:06 PM
I saw Lord of the Rings last week and some of it you wonder, "how on EARTH" did they do that... it's not surpirsing people got injured!

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 11:08 PM
There was a lot of computer enhancement in it too remember (eg those crowd scenes actually "only" had 400 or so extras in them, the rest was computerised). The stunt people were largely huge, sturdy looking Maori types so it would have taken some heavy action to injure them, I imagine. There was one stuntwoman in particular who was truly amazing with what she could do though - should have been a tennis player probably!

Jess
01-07-2004, 11:10 PM
:lol: There were really only 400 people in those crowds! That's quite a powerful computer :p

Chesty Larue
01-07-2004, 11:18 PM
I gotta be off for dinner..later ladies :wavey:

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 11:18 PM
It might not have been exactly 400, but, yeah, they said they only had as many as they needed close ups of, then they duplicated and refilmed and so on until they had those crows scenes. They were commenting on how they couldn't have done the battles 10 years ago because they couldn't have afforded the people.

They also showed how they did gollum which was quite interesting.

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 11:19 PM
Bye!

Jess
01-07-2004, 11:19 PM
bye :wavey

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 11:26 PM
How long have you got in NZ, Jessica?

Jess
01-07-2004, 11:28 PM
Till Saturday :rolleyes: Something of a 'flying visit' unfortunately as I have to be back at school early next week.

Jess
01-07-2004, 11:30 PM
good to see everyone again though - going out again this afternoon - we were supposed to be going out to the country but it's raining so heavily at the moment that it's barely worth it :o

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 11:31 PM
Oh well, some is better than none, though that flight's a killer, isn't it? Even without 10 hour delays!

Are you doing A levels? Is that what they call it? Do you finish school in the middle of the year?

Jess
01-07-2004, 11:33 PM
Yeah I'm doing A Levels and I finish school at the end of June - which means I have an eight month holiday before starting uni in NZ because the school years are different! Not going to complain about that though :lol:

Normally the flight isn't too bad providing it's not ridiculously delayed again.

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 11:35 PM
That's good. It's nice to have a break after those end of school exams. In my view, they're the most stressful ones you ever do (and I did law, and lived with a med student for almost 6 years!!). 8 months is about right actually.

Jess
01-07-2004, 11:37 PM
Yeah 8 months should be enough recovery time! Law must be pretty stressful - are you working as a lawyer now?

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 11:42 PM
Yep, though this week "working" is a pretty loose term, LOL. We're still in semi holiday mode, thank goodness. Law is a hell of a lot of reading and independent study but not nearly as many face to face hours as something like med. Both are very hard work, but it's good to have a really solid degree as it really gives you options.

I find a lot of people who "play" after school rather than getting themselves a profession (or trade) are scratching their heads by 30-35 years old wondering why us boring old nerds have such nice lives!!

Jess
01-07-2004, 11:47 PM
:lol: I know so many people like that at the moment :rolleyes: :p Lots of people I know want to go travelling but that's kind of lost it's appeal for me because I've lived in enough different places for now. I just want to settle down in the same place for more than a couple of years!

Don't mind the hard work really :p because a medical degree is something that I've always wanted to do so I guess it'll be worth it in the end.

Lisbeth
01-07-2004, 11:51 PM
There's nothing wrong with travelling for a year, or whatever, either, but with many people they go to uni but don't finish, or do any subjects which make them employable, or they drift around from one interesting-sounding industry to another, then they are suddenly 30 and whining that we can afford a nice place to live and nice holidays etc and you know it's just so unfaaaaaair. LOL.

Oh well, I wasn't trying to be judgmental but good for you wanting to be a doctor and having the nouse to get there!

I have to head off in a few mintues. Hope it stops raining!!

Jess
01-07-2004, 11:54 PM
Nice to talk to you :wavey: I'm off out now - see you later ;)

tournesol
01-08-2004, 07:51 AM
:wavey:

Ashie_87
01-08-2004, 09:10 AM
they said on the news today that Kim might still play the adidas international!!!!! and they showed her WALKING around on it! (ok so it wasnt to steady...but still!) there is a glimmer of hope people!! :D:D

tournesol
01-08-2004, 02:15 PM
:wavey:

Chesty Larue
01-08-2004, 03:18 PM
wow I'm cheering for Belgium and Kim goes down..so as a result I switch firmly to Australia to bring home the title and Alicia goes down :unsure:

*Looks up*

It's not funny anymore :p

Goonergal
01-08-2004, 04:39 PM
Hello, anyone here? :wavey:

Kim :( I watched her limp off yesterday, poor dear looked a bit teary. Scrappy match though. Got horrible deja vu when all those match points were sqandered :o

What's this about Alicia, is she injured too? :eek: I have Hopman Cup coverage in an hour so I'll check up then.

Chesty Larue
01-08-2004, 06:59 PM
Alicia will still play the final..but she's got a bit of a foot injury (shocking! :p) She decided to pull out of her match to play it safe.

Chesty Larue
01-08-2004, 08:13 PM
ooh wtaworld has a new look :) Although it seems many are opting to stay with the grey ;)

We got the little flags back..which I like, it adds a little more colour :D

Knockers LaBroad
01-08-2004, 08:25 PM
It hurts my eyes!:o:p

:wavey:

Jess
01-08-2004, 08:46 PM
:wavey: hiya

Zoecrick
01-08-2004, 09:48 PM
Hi everyone I am not in a very good mood a lot of things going on and to top it off Kim is injured and the lleyki match didn't happen!!! A quick question did Alicia call Kim Kimmie Clijsters on her oncourt interview? Also I have just read in an Aus paper online that Australia are in doubt for the final and may be replaced by the Slovac Rep is that true? If so what a disasterous Hopman this year for everyone!! And they didn't go to the ball either so no nice Lleyki photos!! Sorry for ranting just not having a good day and tennis keeps me going and one last thin Greg has tested positive for drugs and I like Greg!! Boo-hoo I'm off to bed my computer is so rubbish! Again I apologise for being pissy!!! See ya all soon Zoe

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 09:50 PM
Hello is anyone is still here.

Ileana, stop supporting Australia NOW!

I missed the news but that sounds good if she can walk. I hope she doesn't play Sydney though - as a precaution. I'm sure there are enough good players around that she can get some practice even if she doesn't get back into training till late next week.

Jess
01-08-2004, 09:55 PM
No it hasn't been a great Hopman cup :rolleyes: :o
Yes Alicia did call her Kimmie in her interview although everything I read has said Australia will play the final.

And I've just read about Greg - i really hope it isn't true :o but it's not normal for nandrolone to just mysteriously show up is it?

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 10:09 PM
Hi Jessica! I don't really know much about steroids but I suspect when it shows up it is a real positive far more often than a false positive. I never thought about Rusedski specifically but it doesn't surprise me that there are drugs in tennis.

Jess
01-08-2004, 10:10 PM
Hi :wavey: Drugs in sport are probably far more widespread than we know about.
Rusedski's denying it - but then everyone does :rolleyes: it's just such a stupid thing to do because they nearly always get caught.

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 10:14 PM
I think I heard Lindsay call her Kimmy too once.

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 10:15 PM
Absolutely. Did you see that thing about how many Americans has tested postive before the last Olympics but were allowed to go anyway? It was like 13 or something incredible.

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 10:16 PM
It's also a stupid thing to do because it makes you sterile, shortens your life, etc.

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 10:19 PM
BTW, the BBC website has a link to an explanation which claims nandrolene MAY be manaufactured by the body. I guess it depends on what concentration they find.

Jess
01-08-2004, 10:22 PM
Yeah - I've heard athletes claim it was just a natural imbalance or something but it depends how much. There was one athlete at the sydney olympics who was like 1,000 times over the legal amount - not likely to happen by accident.
I don't know if they've said how much Rusedski was over.

dagmar7
01-08-2004, 10:23 PM
:wavey: thread

Shocking news all around. I think of myself as cynical, but I guess I'm not because I'm really shocked about Rusedski.:o :(...

I hope Kim and Alicia are okay, and I really hope Australia can play the final. Alicia was playing so well too.

*fingers crossed*

It was -38 this morning with the wind chill. Unbelievable. I feel cold just thinking about it.

Brrrr....

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 10:27 PM
Hello Dagmar, I guess it's just as well you got all that warm stuff for Christmas after all!

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 10:28 PM
I'm sad to say I'm no longer shocked by any drug revelation and obviously the bigger and stronger the athlete, the less surprising a steroid charge is. Which is not to say I think most players are on drugs or anything like that, but I do think there would be a few.

Jess
01-08-2004, 10:28 PM
It was -38 this morning with the wind chill. Unbelievable. I feel cold just thinking about it.

Brrrr....

- 38! How on earth do you cope with that - I thought England was cold but at least that's rarely below 0! :p

dagmar7
01-08-2004, 10:32 PM
Jane :) lol, I think I was wearing it all today and that was just to go outside for a minute or two.

Hmmm...I'll have to check out this new look wtaworld.

I can't see the tennis, but it looks like Lleyton's playing pretty well.:)

I worry about those feet and ankles though.:unsure:

Jess
01-08-2004, 10:33 PM
I'm sad to say I'm no longer shocked by any drug revelation and obviously the bigger and stronger the athlete, the less surprising a steroid charge is. Which is not to say I think most players are on drugs or anything like that, but I do think there would be a few.

It's sad but true - there are some sports where it is more well known than others - when you see track racing now it's difficult to beleive fast times that are run because you never know whose cheating, especially after the american teams revelations.

It's such a shame people aren't always content to work hard and succeed rather than having to try and cheat to boost their performace.

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 10:34 PM
Lleyton's had dodgy ankles since well before he was #1, which I guess is why he was wearing braces (luckily). From what I've seen, he's playing well. I think he might have managed to keep up his Davis Cup form since he effectively started his season then rather than finishing it! Fingers crossed, I really want him to have at least a great run at AO to give him back some drive and confidence.

dagmar7
01-08-2004, 10:37 PM
- 38! How on earth do you cope with that - I thought England was cold but at least that's rarely below 0! :p

Well, even for Quebec, that's unusually cold.;)

It's all about the down-filled parka and many layers of fleece. Cover everything, basically.


I really hope it's not true about Greg Rusedski. I have a few issues with the big lummox, but I hate to think he'd mess up his body like that.:(

The tempting thing about steroids is that they can boost injury-recovery time. A lot of athletes get sucked into using them for that.

:fiery:...well as fiery as I can be in temps this cold.

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 10:38 PM
It's very tough on the clean athletes, too. Ian Thorpe underwent something like 40 test in the lead up to one major tournament (the 2001 World Champs perhaps?), and was the first swimmer in the world to submit to a blood test, but STILL had endless drug accusations because people assume that anyone extraodinary must be a cheat. I remember someone suggestong Lleyton was using something once on a talk show and another guy said something like "well they're pretty pathetic steroids then, have you seen the guy?".

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 10:40 PM
I hope it's not true too.

Jess
01-08-2004, 10:40 PM
I really hope Lleyton has a good run at the A.O it's about time he did well there and won another grand slam. He's proved at teh DC he's capable of beating the best!

Anyway I'm going now - being taken out today ;) - last day in NZ before going back to England so may as well make the most of it! :wavey:

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 10:41 PM
Have a lovely day Jessica!

dagmar7
01-08-2004, 10:48 PM
:wavey: Bye Jessica, have a great time!:D

It's very tough on the clean athletes, too. Ian Thorpe underwent something like 40 test in the lead up to one major tournament (the 2001 World Champs perhaps?), and was the first swimmer in the world to submit to a blood test, but STILL had endless drug accusations because people assume that anyone extraodinary must be a cheat. I remember someone suggestong Lleyton was using something once on a talk show and another guy said something like "well they're pretty pathetic steroids then, have you seen the guy?".

This is a great point. Everybody suffers because it's assumed that anyone successful must be on drugs.

lol @ the Lleyton quote. I don't think Iam Thorpe is taking illegal substances. I think those feet give him an unfair advantage.:)

Edit: Oops, I mean Ian Thorpe, of course.
Jane, do you have most of the Hopman Cup televised?

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 10:51 PM
I think his feet gove him an advantage too! But short of handicapping the race or swimming in weight/height divisions, what do you do? I mean, I thinkk several players' heights give them an unfair advantage over Lleyton but they would probably claim that his lightness makes him unfairly agile, LOL. Also, with Ian Thorpe, his whole family is enormous so it's not that weird that he's so big!

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 10:53 PM
Yes, we do have most of it televised. I think pay TV (which I have) is showing the night sessions and the national free-to-air broadcaster is showing 10m to 7pm every day. Unfortunately I've been at work every day and out at boring family things every night! But I'll watch the final tomorrow if it goes ahead.

Ashie_87
01-08-2004, 10:55 PM
:wavey: Jane and Dagmar

dagmar7
01-08-2004, 10:55 PM
Well said. I'm joking though--I don't think that there should be a special big-footed (!) division for swimming.:D

One of the many things I like about tennis is that a lot of different body types can excel at the sport, I guess because it requires such a wide range of athletic skills.

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 10:57 PM
Hiya Ash! How are you today? Nice weather, isn't it? Not so hot.

I like the different types that can play tennis too. Of course, it's partly because it's such a multidimensional game, which I like in itself.

Ashie_87
01-08-2004, 10:59 PM
Hiya Ash! How are you today? Nice weather, isn't it? Not so hot.

I like the different types that can play tennis too. Of course, it's partly because it's such a multidimensional game, which I like in itself.

yeah its nice outside-just went for a run in the park-first time it hasn't been too hot to do that in weeks!!! I'm doing better (although if i ever find the person who 'invented' hayfever i think i'd have to slap them :rolleyes: ) but there were no screaming matches today!!!! :D usually theyare what wake me up in the mornings :scratch: how are you today?

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 11:03 PM
I have hayfever too! Must be something in the air.

I'm OK, glad it's Friday!

Ashie_87
01-08-2004, 11:04 PM
yeah or it might be the fact that the air conditioner has been on all day, everyday since like christmas... :woohoo: for the weekend!!!! :D

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 11:04 PM
Parents are funny aren't they, how the rules are different for them? Imagine the fuss if you and your brother decided to wake the whole house up screaming at each other!!

Ashie_87
01-08-2004, 11:08 PM
Parents are funny aren't they, how the rules are different for them? Imagine the fuss if you and your brother decided to wake the whole house up screaming at each other!!
yeah it's a bit weird...i'll have to find an alarm clock for when i go back to school! without fail there would be an argument at 6:45am everyday...although i'm sure we've done something along those lines at some stage :p considering how close me and my brother are, we've had out fair share of arguments

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 11:12 PM
Well it's normal to argue, it's where, when and how loud that you need to think about!

Have you been watching the tennis? Is Lleyton playing well?

Goonergal
01-08-2004, 11:12 PM
I really hope it's not true about Greg Rusedski.
:sad: :sad: :sad:

I hope it's not too, after 7 years of supporting him through his career :sad: As you can imagine, it's the top story here :sad: This after another of my fave athletes Dwain Chambers tested positive for the new designer steriod THG a few months ago :sad:

Ashie_87
01-08-2004, 11:13 PM
Yes i've been watching all week...although our free-to-air coverage doesn't start until 1pm (time difference)
do you think it's the court that is causing all the injuries? coz it's a bit of a weird coincidence that 3 players have all hurt their ankle in some way...

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 11:14 PM
Yes it must be quite upsetting for his fans, and Britain in general.

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 11:16 PM
Maybe, but it's probably more a combination of rebound ace in the heat (sticky!) and that they are not as in form as usual after the break.

Ashie_87
01-08-2004, 11:17 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

I hope it's not too, after 7 years of supporting him through his career :sad: As you can imagine, it's the top story here :sad: This after another of my fave athletes Dwain Chambers tested positive for the new designer steriod THG a few months ago :sad:

in the papers yesterday they said some Argentinian player tested positive for the same steroid they reckon Greg Rusedski took...

dagmar7
01-08-2004, 11:17 PM
Aw, Cilla.:sad: Seven years...you are a loyal fan.

Well, after Bohdan Ulihrach (sp.) and that whole doped drink/atp mess, I've decided I'm going to give Greg the benefit of the doubt. A lot of strange things are happening on that tour that we know very little about.:unsure:

Ashie_87
01-08-2004, 11:18 PM
Maybe, but it's probably more a combination of rebound ace in the heat (sticky!) and that they are not as in form as usual after the break.

yeah probably...coz you can hear their shoes squeaking when it gets real sticky out there..especially when they get wrong-footed and they prop to go back...

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 11:21 PM
Someone told me rebound ace is made from old tyres! Not sure if it's true but sometimes it feels like it!

Ashie_87
01-08-2004, 11:23 PM
Someone told me rebound ace is made from old tyres! Not sure if it's true but sometimes it feels like it!

:speakles: ...riiiight...that definately answers some questions...

Ashie_87
01-08-2004, 11:26 PM
i have to go. :wavey: Jane have a good weekend! :kiss:

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 11:29 PM
You have a good one too! Bye!

Goonergal
01-08-2004, 11:33 PM
Aw, Cilla.:sad: Seven years...you are a loyal fan.

Well, after Bohdan Ulihrach (sp.) and that whole doped drink/atp mess, I've decided I'm going to give Greg the benefit of the doubt. A lot of strange things are happening on that tour that we know very little about.:unsure:

Who knows? I hope the 'B' sample is negative. This tennis season is already depressing with this news and Kim's AO in doubt :sad:

Yes, Asheleigh that's true. Both Juan Igancio Chela & Coria tested positive for nandralone.

Goonergal
01-08-2004, 11:35 PM
Bye Ashleigh :wavey:

Dagmar & Jane :wavey: Give me some good news, I need a pick me up :o

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 11:39 PM
Hmmm, good news? I'm not really the expert at that.

How about this - Lleyton is apparently playing well, playing a full schedule, confident and hungry. We're off to a better start than 2002 or 2003 already!

dagmar7
01-08-2004, 11:41 PM
:wavey: Ashleigh

As usual, attempting to cook dinner and post at the same time is a bit hectic.

Good news for Cilla...hmmm...you could be in Canada, where it is really cold.

I saw some of your football team (Arsenal, no?) on television last weekend, yes on Canadian television!--they looked unstoppable. That foolish team (Leeds, I think) should have never scored in the first place--it only pissed them off.

:devil:

dagmar7
01-08-2004, 11:45 PM
Other good things...

Don't know if you like him, but Todd Reid is on fire, upsetting the first seed and then defeating Raemon Slluiter.:D

erm, Kim is a fast healer.:angel:

Lleyton still looks really good in red.:D

Goonergal
01-08-2004, 11:47 PM
Hmmm, good news? I'm not really the expert at that.

How about this - Lleyton is apparently playing well, playing a full schedule, confident and hungry. We're off to a better start than 2002 or 2003 already!

Great, lets hope so! They showed Lleyton's match against Malisse, but I didn't pay much attn after watching Kim get injured beforehand :o I saw a few points here & there and his post match interview. He's due a good AO run!

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 11:48 PM
Yes, Todd Reid and Sam Stosur are both doing really well this week, though I guess that's mainly interesting to Australians.

I actually think Kim will be OK. And it doesn't matter so much if the top women lack match practice going into a slam because their early matches are not usually very hard.

Goonergal
01-08-2004, 11:51 PM
Good news for Cilla...hmmm...you could be in Canada, where it is really cold.

I saw some of your football team (Arsenal, no?) on television last weekend, yes on Canadian television!--they looked unstoppable. That foolish team (Leeds, I think) should have never scored in the first place--it only pissed them off.

:devil:

Hehe :)

Yes! Wow, on Canadian TV :D I didn't think they picked up our football league there :) Yeah, that was a cup game and they really played excellent one touch football :) Yes, Leeds ;) You're right, to put it plainly we sucked for the first 25 mins and that goal kicked us into gear.
[Robert Pires, who scored the 3rd goal is currently my avatar ;)]

:banana: Woo!

You're both succeeding in the cheering up me up stakes :worship:

Lisbeth
01-08-2004, 11:51 PM
I am amused by how almost every Aussie that does well lately cites Lleyton as their turning point. Todd Reid and various others hitting with him, Alicia playing Hopman Cup. Not sure what the connection to Stosur is yet but there's probably one there! He does a better job that Tennis Australia, apparently!

Goonergal
01-08-2004, 11:55 PM
Other good things...

Don't know if you like him, but Todd Reid is on fire, upsetting the first seed and then defeating Raemon Slluiter.:D

erm, Kim is a fast healer.:angel:

Lleyton still looks really good in red.:D

I have been following his results on teletext :D Hopefully 2003 will be his breakthrough year :) [Impressed with him @ Queens Vs Agassi]

Ok, postitive thinking on the Kim front. I always fear the worst when this type of thing happens.

Yeah :p But, I'm not feeling the latest outfit @ The Hopman Cup :scratch:

Goonergal
01-08-2004, 11:58 PM
Yes, Todd Reid and Sam Stosur are both doing really well this week, though I guess that's mainly interesting to Australians.

I forgot about Sam Stosur. She's had some great results this weeks too :) It's about time the Aussie women has a bit of a rennaisance!

dagmar7
01-08-2004, 11:59 PM
I am amused by how almost every Aussie that does well lately cites Lleyton as their turning point. Todd Reid and various others hitting with him, Alicia playing Hopman Cup. Not sure what the connection to Stosur is yet but there's probably one there! He does a better job that Tennis Australia, apparently!

Don't forget Philippoussis. He is--besides his other virtues--a world class cheerleader and general inspiration.

Cilla, I like the red one okay--the white one with the red piping and red shorts seems a bit Fila-ish, which isn't a compliment unfortunately.:o

I like the Nike with the horizontal stripe a bit better.

Nice tan though...:)

Lisbeth
01-09-2004, 12:01 AM
Yes but even Flip claims training with Lleyton last year motivated him and taught him how professionals train!

dagmar7
01-09-2004, 12:04 AM
Yes but even Flip claims training with Lleyton last year motivated him and taught him how professionals train!

Sorry, my post was unclear. I meant don't forget Flip as one of the prime beneficiaries of Ll's inspirational qualities. Darn those pronouns.;)

Cilla, I don't know the players as well as I'd like, but I was pretty amazed. Leeds played pretty well, but so much offensive creativity on the other side...:worship:

On that happy note, I'm going to eat dinner.

Talk to you both soon, hopefully.:)

:wavey:

Lisbeth
01-09-2004, 12:08 AM
Oh right, yes (sorry, I'm also doing 3 things at once!). It was nice that Flip stuck up for Lleyton over the parent thing last year, I thought.

Bye Dagmar! I have to go to lunch soon too. Hope you cheer up Cilla!

Goonergal
01-09-2004, 12:09 AM
Don't forget Philippoussis. He is--besides his other virtues--a world class cheerleader and general inspiration.

Cilla, I like the red one okay--the white one with the red piping and red shorts seems a bit Fila-ish, which isn't a compliment unfortunately.:o

I like the Nike with the horizontal stripe a bit better.

Nice tan though...:)

Thinking about it that's probably the problem. It's very schuttler-esque :o (the backwards hat too)

Cilla, I don't know the players as well as I'd like, but I was pretty amazed. Leeds played pretty well, but so much offensive creativity on the other side...:worship:
That doesn't matter, I'm just glad you enjoyed the performance :angel:

Bye Dagmar! :wavey:

Goonergal
01-09-2004, 12:11 AM
Enjoy your lunch Jane :D :wavey:

I think I will just avoid the news for the whole day tomorrow, as impossible as that will be :o I'm off as well, just going to browse CCL before I go to bed.

:wavey:

Chesty Larue
01-09-2004, 02:56 AM
:
It was -38 this morning with the wind chill. Unbelievable. I feel cold just thinking about it.

Brrrr....

Yeah wasn't that fun :p Especially considering it basically hit all of a sudden..it was a balmy -5 the day before ;)

I went out tonight and when I stepped outside and took a breath my nostrils stuck together lol..that's when you know it's cold :lol:

Ileana, stop supporting Australia NOW!

I'm way ahead of you :p

I am the Kiss of Death :o ..all of a sudden I'm a freaking curse :o

I've decided I'm no longer cheering for anyone for the time being ;)

Chesty Larue
01-09-2004, 03:12 AM
oh man the Aussies are out :sad:

Alicia has pulled out of the Hopman Cup with her injury. Slovak Republic will now be in the final in their place..

According to a fan on wtaworld she partially tore something in her ankle or foot :(

Lisbeth
01-09-2004, 03:20 AM
Poor Alicia! That's bad news. Oh well, I guess the USA will win 2 in a row now but I don't mind Lindsay or James.

kim4eva
01-09-2004, 03:23 AM
anyone here's suscribed to Times? if so would you please post this article for us? thanks :kiss:

Sympathy pains as hobbling Hewitt falls for limping Clijsters

tournesol
01-09-2004, 08:05 AM
:wavey: everyone

dagmar7
01-09-2004, 12:07 PM
:wavey: dani

Poor Alicia! :sad: That sounds pretty serious.

Should be an easy final for the U.S. team unless Hantuchova suddenly finds some form.

That times headline.:o I'd like to read that article as well.

Goonergal
01-09-2004, 12:12 PM
Sympathy pains as hobbling Hewitt falls for limping Clijsters
By Neil Harman



NOT only was their planned love match abandoned, but it seemed yesterday that Kim Clijsters and Lleyton Hewitt would have to limp out of the Australian Open in the worst possible prelude to the first grand slam of 2004.
Clijsters, troubled by a twisted ankle, could not finish the opening leg of the Australia versus Belgium match in the Hopman Cup in Perth and thus missed the match with her fiancé in the mixed doubles. The tournament medical staff said that they are only “cautiously optimistic” about her chances of being fit for the Australian Open, which starts in Melbourne on Monday week.



Hewitt then followed her lead when, playing Xavier Malisse, of Belgium, in his singles, he tumbled over and had to be assisted to his chair. Was this the end of the 22-year-old’s Australian Open ambition before it had begun? The Davis Cup-winning hero can thank the weighty protective braces that he wears in every match for preventing a dreadful injury.

“I was lucky I was wearing the (ankle) braces, otherwise I’d probably be out of the whole Australian summer,” Hewitt said. “I felt it twist badly and the braces controlled me before I fell over, which was a good thing. It felt weak when I started putting pressure on it, so I made sure I got it taped and hopefully I’ll be all right.”

Hewitt, never one to let adversity take too strong a hold, managed to complete his match but said that Clijsters was “distressed” in the locker-room at the perceived extent of her injury. The world No 2 twisted her ankle after five games of the third and deciding set of her singles match against Alicia Molik and was forced to retire.

The optimism that Clijsters can shrug off the injury in time to reach the start at Melbourne Park is due, in part, to her boundlessly upbeat nature, but there are doubts as to whether she can complete a seven-match championship, in what are certain to be torrid conditions, and offer a serious assault on the title.

There would never have been a better time for Clijsters to end her grand-slam drought. The Williams sisters lack competition and Justine Henin-Hardenne, her compatriothas never reached the final of the tournament.

dagmar7
01-09-2004, 12:19 PM
Wow!:) That was fast--thanks Cilla.:kiss:

I still think Kim could be okay for the AO. If she has some easy opening round matches, and the chances are that she will, she can sort of work her way into it.

The new look wtaworld is quite startling.:eek:

Goonergal
01-09-2004, 12:24 PM
I think I read Alicia tore a ligament in her foot. I think it's a reccurance of the same injury she had last year :sad: This doesn't bode well for the AO on the women's side. Capriati was withdrawn apparently. Who knows what form the sisters are in. I think Henin, Mauresmo, Davenport, Demetieva, Myskina, Ai & Rubin are the only reasonably fit ones in the top 10 :eek:

Edit: I think it may be only the Brits who can access the articles :confused: :scratch:

Dagmar & Dani :wavey:

Edit2: Alicia said Lleyton of course was very understanding :) And, for the person who wanted to know if Alicia called Kim, 'Kimmie Clijsters' The yes she did in her courtside interview after Kim retired. It was something like "If Kimmie Clijsters is not running down any balls then you know something is wrong"

kim4eva
01-09-2004, 12:25 PM
Sympathy pains as hobbling Hewitt falls for limping Clijsters
By Neil Harman



NOT only was their planned love match abandoned, but it seemed yesterday that Kim Clijsters and Lleyton Hewitt would have to limp out of the Australian Open in the worst possible prelude to the first grand slam of 2004.
Clijsters, troubled by a twisted ankle, could not finish the opening leg of the Australia versus Belgium match in the Hopman Cup in Perth and thus missed the match with her fiancé in the mixed doubles. The tournament medical staff said that they are only “cautiously optimistic” about her chances of being fit for the Australian Open, which starts in Melbourne on Monday week.



Hewitt then followed her lead when, playing Xavier Malisse, of Belgium, in his singles, he tumbled over and had to be assisted to his chair. Was this the end of the 22-year-old’s Australian Open ambition before it had begun? The Davis Cup-winning hero can thank the weighty protective braces that he wears in every match for preventing a dreadful injury.

“I was lucky I was wearing the (ankle) braces, otherwise I’d probably be out of the whole Australian summer,” Hewitt said. “I felt it twist badly and the braces controlled me before I fell over, which was a good thing. It felt weak when I started putting pressure on it, so I made sure I got it taped and hopefully I’ll be all right.”

Hewitt, never one to let adversity take too strong a hold, managed to complete his match but said that Clijsters was “distressed” in the locker-room at the perceived extent of her injury. The world No 2 twisted her ankle after five games of the third and deciding set of her singles match against Alicia Molik and was forced to retire.

The optimism that Clijsters can shrug off the injury in time to reach the start at Melbourne Park is due, in part, to her boundlessly upbeat nature, but there are doubts as to whether she can complete a seven-match championship, in what are certain to be torrid conditions, and offer a serious assault on the title.

There would never have been a better time for Clijsters to end her grand-slam drought. The Williams sisters lack competition and Justine Henin-Hardenne, her compatriothas never reached the final of the tournament.

thanks :kiss:

tournesol
01-09-2004, 12:27 PM
:wavey: ladies

a quick hi before i start reading this article

edit: nice title but nothing new really

wtaworld: colors quite deterrant imo, i did'nt post much there since we were kicked out and i think i'll still post less; this blue is nice finally

Jess
01-09-2004, 12:31 PM
:wavey: hiya

Goonergal
01-09-2004, 12:33 PM
Keira :wavey:

I agree with both your assessments about the new colours on Wtaworld :o They are rather off putting, and a bit uncessary imo.

dagmar7
01-09-2004, 12:33 PM
I think I read Alicia tore a ligament in her foot. I think it's a reccurance of the same injury she had last year :sad: This doesn't bode well for the AO on the women's side. Capriati was withdrawn apparently. Who knows what form the sisters are in. I think Henin, Mauresmo, Davenport, Demetieva, Myskina, Ai & Rubin are the only reasonably fit ones in the top 10 :eek:

Edit: I think it may be only the Brits who can access the articles :cofused: :scratch:

Dagmar & Dani :wavey:

Yeah, Jen Cap has withdrawn, and apparently Alicia does have a torn ligament.:( I think Venus looks reasonably good at that Hong King exhibition thingy--at least from the wtaworld postings.

I might be able to register for the Times, maybe I'll check this weekend. I like Harman's writing. He's pretty Lleyton-positive.:)

tournesol
01-09-2004, 12:33 PM
i'm all confused, i started the week on wednesday and well i can't believe it's friday (with so much work to catch up :o )

has anyone found the qualies draw for sydney?

i'd like to see if the kristof and christophe have a chance to make it to the first round

dagmar7
01-09-2004, 12:35 PM
:wavey: Hi Keira and Jessica.

Maybe I'm just not used to the format, but it seems like too much red. I don't think smaller print looks good against it, and the screen looks 'busier' now.

Jess
01-09-2004, 12:37 PM
Bad luck for Alicia :o torn ligaments usually mean a long rest don't they? Any new news on Kim's injury

tournesol
01-09-2004, 12:37 PM
:wavey: Hi Keira and Jessica.

Maybe I'm just not used to the format, but it seems like too much red. I don't think smaller print looks good against it, and the screen looks 'busier' now.

my poor old eyes can only read white letters without difficulty, and i agree it's crammed without giving more info

tournesol
01-09-2004, 12:39 PM
Bad luck for Alicia :o torn ligaments usually mean a long rest don't they? Any new news on Kim's injury

torn ligament: one of the worst sport injuries imo; because the long rest implies loosing quite a lot of muscle and flexibility :mad:

kim4eva
01-09-2004, 12:40 PM
:wavey: everybody!
Yesterday kinda took mah mind off Kim's injury. I went to the Watsons water challenge thing and saw all three matches. It was very entertaining and all the players were wonderful. Well maybe not in the ladies singles, Maria played very well but all I could remember was Elena kept on hitting double faults the crowd kinda got bored :o anyways I got four autographs and it kinda cheered me up a bit...

Goonergal
01-09-2004, 12:42 PM
Jessica :wavey:

Alicia said that she would just ahve to rest the injury whether it be for a week or months :( This always happens to her when she is in good form :( I hope these injuries don't hold her back from furthering her career too much. She has the potenitial to be Top 10 imo.

kim4eva
01-09-2004, 12:44 PM
hey sorry everybody, I've really got to go :o
laters :wavey:

Jess
01-09-2004, 12:45 PM
Kim's got a new diary entry up about the foot - she seems quite positive from what I can understand but it's only in French and my french is pretty rubbish :o
From what I can understand she says she's resting her foot at the moment although the swellings gone down and she'll be reassessed by her physio when she goes to Sydney.

tournesol
01-09-2004, 12:46 PM
:wavey: keira

dagmar7
01-09-2004, 12:48 PM
A little report from foxsports. I think that's the ligament that runs across the sole of the foot.:confused:

It's a pretty painful injury.:sad:

Judging from her website, it looks like Kim is still hoping to play Sydney, which I think is rushing things, but I won't be surprised if she plays.



Australia out of Hopman Cup
January 9, 2004

ALICIA Molik is almost certain to miss the Australian Open with a foot injury which has forced Australia's withdrawal from tomorrow's Hopman Cup final.

Australia's No.1 female tennis player has suffered a partial tear to the plantar fascia in her left foot and her withdrawal means Australia will be replaced in the mixed teams event final by the Slovak Republic (Daniela Hantuchova/Karol Kucera).

The South Australian's 2003 season ended prematurely when she suffered a full tear to the plantar fascia in the same foot last October in Luxembourg.

The world No.36 sustained the injury in last night's match against Hantuchova which she was leading by a set and 3-0.

Hopman Cup tournament director Paul McNamee said scans to Molik's foot had forced her early exit.

"Alicia was sent for an MRI scan late last night, the report came back this morning from Dr Peter Steel, the tournament medical director," he said.

"The investigation showed a partial tear of the plantar fascia which is forcing Alicia to withdraw from the tournament."

AAP

:wavey: Keira

Yikes, I have to get ready to leave as well.:(

:wavey: bye all.

Goonergal
01-09-2004, 12:50 PM
:wavey: everybody!
Yesterday kinda took mah mind off Kim's injury. I went to the Watsons water challenge thing and saw all three matches. It was very entertaining and all the players were wonderful. Well maybe not in the ladies singles, Maria played very well but all I could remember was Elena kept on hitting double faults the crowd kinda got bored :o anyways I got four autographs and it kinda cheered me up a bit...

Sounds like a good day out :D

Elena & the df's :o Why does that not suprise me...

Bye Keira!

Dani-I have no idea about the Sydney qualies. I went to the qualie thread over here & no one seems to know anything. But, Pim Pim is competing that's a worthy note :D I wish him good things in 2004 :D

However, the http://www.adidasinternational.com/ homepage is rather nice :)

tournesol
01-09-2004, 12:51 PM
Kim's got a new diary entry up about the foot - she seems quite positive from what I can understand but it's only in French and my french is pretty rubbish :o
From what I can understand she says she's resting her foot at the moment although the swellings gone down and she'll be reassessed by her physio when she goes to Sydney.

yes it's correct, she adds that there's still a bone chip embarrassing but she only thinks to have an operation as a last resort; she could probably start AO on wednesday, and she will make the decision to play or not just the day before she's due playing.

she rested 2 days at her hotel answering e-mail about her engagement

tournesol
01-09-2004, 12:55 PM
:wavey: cilla

thanks for your effort; i find strange that the website does not show any draw; the qualies must have started by now and the tourney starts on monday :scratch:

Jess
01-09-2004, 01:00 PM
anyway I really need to go to bed - it's the middle of the night here :wavey: and then I'm off back to the UK in the morning :o so probably won't be around for a couple of days.
Hope you get better Kim & Alicia!

Goonergal
01-09-2004, 01:01 PM
yes it's correct, she adds that there's still a bone chip embarrassing but she only thinks to have an operation as a last resort; she could probably start AO on wednesday, and she will make the decision to play or not just the day before she's due playing.

she rested 2 days at her hotel answering e-mail about her engagement

I should think that the AO organisers will give her an extra days rest. The women are dropping like flies and they won't want to lose one of their major crowd pullers (as Kim is)

Goonergal
01-09-2004, 01:03 PM
How were your holidays Dani? :)

Goonergal
01-09-2004, 01:05 PM
anyway I really need to go to bed - it's the middle of the night here :wavey: and then I'm off back to the UK in the morning :o so probably won't be around for a couple of days.
Hope you get better Kim & Alicia!

Back to the UK eh? Well, I have good news for you as it's not that cold :p Take Care on your journey back :)

:wavey:

tournesol
01-09-2004, 01:11 PM
How were your holidays Dani? :)

great but too short as every great holidays

i did ski as never before :cool:

and yours?

:wavey: jessica i hope your journey will be less chaotic this time :kiss: :kiss:

Goonergal
01-09-2004, 01:14 PM
great but too short as every great holidays

i did ski as never before :cool:

and yours?

:wavey: jessica i hope your journey will be less chaotic this time :kiss: :kiss:

lol, you were shooting down those slopes eh :p I'd love to ski, but I think that I would probably break a bone or something :p

Yeah my hoildays were good, nothing spectatular and with a distinct lack of snow :p

tournesol
01-09-2004, 01:29 PM
lol, you were shooting down those slopes eh :p I'd love to ski, but I think that I would probably break a bone or something :p

Yeah my hoildays were good, nothing spectatular and with a distinct lack of snow :p

no i don't like speed, i'm probably the only slow skier around :p

Goonergal
01-09-2004, 01:40 PM
no i don't like speed, i'm probably the only slow skier around :p

:lol:

Well, even slow skiing (there's that odd spelling again :p) I'm sure you were :cool:

I'm off for now to try and do some work (like that will happen :o :p)

Till later :wavey:

Murkofan
01-09-2004, 02:09 PM
I am the Kiss of Death :o ..all of a sudden I'm a freaking curse :o

I've decided I'm no longer cheering for anyone for the time being ;)

Dude, cheer for Ezel.

Chesty Larue
01-09-2004, 02:40 PM
Dude, cheer for Ezel.

I already thought of that ;) but as Dagmar mentioned that sort of thing never works :p with my luck I'll start cheering for her and she'll win :rolleyes: :o

Chesty Larue
01-09-2004, 02:52 PM
yes it's correct, she adds that there's still a bone chip embarrassing but she only thinks to have an operation as a last resort; she could probably start AO on wednesday, and she will make the decision to play or not just the day before she's due playing.

she rested 2 days at her hotel answering e-mail about her engagement

She's got a bone chip!? :(

I had a friend that was playing basketball and came down on his foot very innocently..like is wasn't twisted or anything..just straight down but he hopped to sit down and the next day he came in with a cast on his leg. He went to the doctor and he had chipped the bone in his ankle or foot. Although I'm pretty sure he never had surgery..:scratch: I suppose that's good news :p