Miami: “Kimpressive”, To Quote Brad Gilbert
Posted by gauloises1 on April 5, 2010
Kim Clijsters d. Venus Williams, 62 61
This match took 58 minutes. That’s probably all you need to know. It was also the only match I got to see in the latter stages on either side, so you can guess it was kind of a letdown. Kim was very impressive; Venus was terrible, although it’s hard to tell how much her knee injury played into that, especially as she was her usual communicative self in her presser:
Q. Your power is a great asset. With the clay coming up there’s a premium on consistency. Is that a concern with your groundstrokes at this stage?
VENUS WILLIAMS: Should it be a concern of mine?
Q. Well, that’s up to you to answer. Depends how well you felt you were hitting it.
VENUS WILLIAMS: I was just wondering what you thought.
Q. Well, overall.
VENUS WILLIAMS: Overall, I believe in me and my game. So no matter what the surface, I’m ready to play.
Thanks for that. So Kim nabs her second and biggest title of the year and goes some way to regaining the momentum lost after her Australian Open defeat, Venus is fine or possibly not, we’ll never know, and still nobody’s sure what the narrative really is this season. Business as usual in the WTA. And congratulations to Kim.