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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.

4 Responses to “Miami: “Kimpressive”, To Quote Brad Gilbert”

  1. Mlle. Marseillaise (a.k.a Joan) said

    That match blew hard chunks. It was really disappointing especially since it was the only match many american fans got to see on TV. Anyway, congratulations Kim!

    Does anyone know why they changed the trophy?

  2. irefusetotellyou said

    Miami: “Brad Gilbert may not be as annoying as Gimelstob, but I still rather despise him,” to quote IRTTY.

  3. linz said

    Ugh I just don’t know what to do with Venus right now. Wimbledon can’t come soon enough.

    Congrats to Kim though, she’s been back 6 months and is in the Top 10 with US Open and Miami trophies. Not so shabby.

  4. Master Ace said

    Gauloises,
    Question asked in the body was by Pete Bodo, who admitted it in his Crisis Center post on Sunday.

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