3rd Tourney Into Comeback, Clijsters Wins US Open
by Staff | September 13th, 2009, 11:13 pm
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Comeback player Kim Clijsters won the US Open on Sunday, defeating Dane Caroline Wozniacki 7-5, 6-3, for her second Grand Slam title.


Perhaps speaking to the current shallowness in women’s tennis, Clijsters was able to accomplish what she had done only once during her full career, winning a Grand Slam title after only two warm-up events, following a four-year layoff to start a family.

The Belgian defeated both Williams sisters en route, and collapsed on the court after finishing off match point with an overhead.

“I don’t have words for this, I’m just glad I got to come back and defend my title from 2005,” Clijsters said with a smile. “I have to thank the USTA for giving me the wildcard to come back here. Winning the first one helped me to keep my nerves at the end, even though I was very, very nervous.”

Clijsters was technically a defending champion along with Serena Williams. The Belgian won the US Open in 2005 in her last appearance.

Clijsters lost in the quarterfinals to world No. 1 Dinara Safina in her comeback tournament at Cincinnati, then in her next event at Toronto lost to former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic in the third round.

“I’m so excited that she came back but she beat me today,” Wozniacki said. “Best of luck in the future as well.”


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45 Comments for 3rd Tourney Into Comeback, Clijsters Wins US Open

Cindy_Brady Says:

Congratulations to Kim Clijsters. A real credit to the WTA. A bright white note against the ugly dark cloud of Serena Willaims controversy of last night.

And to Caroline Wozniacki for making it to her first U.S Open final. Also to Oudin for creating new excitement in American tennis.


Von Says:

OMG when and where does the racism end??????


tennisontherocks Says:

and it was not 3rd match. Third tourney in comeback. still very very impressive. Congrats Kimmy!!!


jane Says:

Yes, “major” kudos to Kim for her comeback; there is something very relaxed about her now that she’s a mum, although she’s always been a nice gal. It’s good, too, to see new faces coming up in the WTA. Hopefully this means some more great matches going forward. I thought we saw a number of well-contested women’s matches at this slam.


Polo Says:

Von, stop bringing up that racism excuse. Serena’s behavior was abhorable. Anybody who behaves like that should be deplored regardless of color. I could not believe that you are finding excuses for her in one of your earlier posts. In her interview, she was very arrogant in expressing that there was no reason to apologize at all. Serena has shown despicable actions and for you to speak for her and twisting things around to lay the blame of the officials is just as despicable.

And I highly commend Mary Carillo for speaking up against the shamefully minimal (basically nothing)penalty imposed on Serena. None of the other commentators had any guts to say anything against Serena.


Giner Says:

I don’t think Cindy meant it that way Von. It was an accidental, unfortunate implication.

I’ll throw in my congrats too while I’m here. Good to see ya back Kim. Woz was impressive too. Had she the fortune of running into a Safina or Dementieva instead of Kim, she’d be a slam champion.


Giner Says:

“And I highly commend Mary Carillo for speaking up against the shamefully minimal (basically nothing)penalty imposed on Serena. None of the other commentators had any guts to say anything against Serena.”

Anyone got any clips of Carillo’s 2 cents on the matter?


BT Says:

I’m so happy for Kim. She has always been one of my favorites. She had Serena on the ropes in the Australian Open semis in I think maybe 02 or 03 but couldn’t hold her nerve. I remember being so disappointed she didn’t win. Great work in the semis here though against Serena and again against Caroline today.

I hope she will continue strongly next year too and get to Number 1. She will be in the Top 20 after this win already which is an amazing achievement!

What a great ambassador for tennis she is! Congrats Kim!


leo Says:

Polo – I think Von is referring to Cindy’s comments and for good reason I think. But maybe we should give Cindy a pass on this on as Giner says.

Has there ever been a greater comeback, ever?? Here’s to working Moms everywhere!


Cindy_Brady Says:

Polo and Giner,

Here Here!!

I’m not surprised Von is defending Serena. Her twisted logic is normal for her. Don’t blame her. She can’t help it. When around Von, you must talk slow and calmly so she can try and comprehend situations.

It’s the only way to be sure. Sigourney Weaver (Aliens).


Rebel Mike Says:

This tournament could not have ended in a better way. I am of part-Danish descent and would have been pleased to see Caroline win, but it was so special to see Kim lift the trophy. I’m sure we’ll get to see Caroline in that role soon.

Congratulations to both ladies!! Keep it up. The sport needs ladies like you!!!


Steve@Tennisnewz Says:

Great comeback by Clijsters. After that much time off and only her 3rd tournament back it would be impressive for her to win any tournament, let alone a major.


vared Says:

And I highly commend Mary Carillo for speaking up against the shamefully minimal (basically nothing)penalty imposed on Serena.

Polo, I guess Carillo will be on Richard Williams’ $hit list now. LOL


Rebel Mike Says:

I have to agree with Mary Carillo. Serena’s punishment is much too light. But then no monetary penalty will mean anything to her. As for suspensions, the majors are past for this year. But since those are the only tournaments that she cares about, why not suspend her from the majors next year? Just a thought.


Von Says:

Polo: Maybe again, you should read the comments in the first post. The race implication is subtly there. If you can’t see it, I can’t help it. Why are the words ‘white’ and ‘dark’ mentioned? Wouldn’t bright have been enough? Is there anything like a ‘bright, ‘white’ note? I don’t think so. Brightness is either bright or dark, but there certainly isn’t anything ‘white’ to it. I think those words were carefully chosen in line with the other comments by that poster.

FYI, I did not find excuses for Serena’s behaviour. I mentioned that I don’t condone it, but I also don’t think her race should be a factor, with the implication that it’s because of her race that she behaved that way. then if only black people behave that way, why is it that ‘white’ people use ‘F’ bombs, what’s their excuse?

Tell me, Polo, how is it you didn’t see anything offensive with respect to the mention of Serena’s race = her behaviour, coupled with her roots and neighborhood? That’s been selectively overlooked, hasn’t it? And if so, why? Do two wrongs make a right? Just because she behaved in a disgusting manner, is in no way indicative of her color. sheesh.

I defended Serena against the racism attacks by those who brought up her ‘black side’ and the ‘hood/ghetto’ attacks, which I think are in poor taste. I again reiterate, you should read more before jumping to conclusions, beginning from the first post on that thread.

Anyway, we’re all entitled to our opinions, isn’t it, and if that’s so, then I don’t see why I’m being attacked for my opinions on the matter? I think you could voice your opinions on the topic without attacking my comments and/or grilling me.
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vared: “And I highly commend Mary Carillo for speaking up against the shamefully minimal (basically nothing)penalty imposed on Serena.’

I wouldn’t place too much emphasis on Carillo’s statements — she’s another John McEnroe and they vacillate to suit the occasion.


Minix Says:

Long time first time

Brady has been lacing racist comments for a full day now and I had to respond. Von was correct to call Brady out. Brady seems to just set bait by insulting everyone, taking contradictory positions and then hoping someone agrees with her so she can attack those who don’t. Shame


fed is afraid Says:

congrats kimmy
love you and your family


funches Says:

I particularly like the subtle way Cindy_Brady injected racism into a post last night by writing, “you can take Serena out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of Serena.”

The people who think her posts aren’t racist are either racists themselves, morons or both.


ShayHay Says:

funches Says:

I particularly like the subtle way Cindy_Brady injected racism into a post last night by writing, “you can take Serena out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of Serena.”

The people who think her posts aren’t racist are either racists themselves, morons or both.
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Both! How are you going to get mad at Von for calling out someone who is obviously crazy? Cindy has not made her disdain for black people a secret. One only has to read what she has written the past two days. I wish race were not part of the issue, but when someone like that continues to throw it in the mix, it’s hard not to say anything.


ShayHay Says:

Mary Carillo is the biggest hater I’ve ever seen. Why is she still commentating? I mean my goodness, if she were any more jealous her face would physically turn green.


Von Says:

funches: “I particularly like the subtle way Cindy_Brady injected racism into a post last night by writing, “you can take Serena out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of Serena.”

“The people who think her posts aren’t racist are either racists themselves, morons or both.”

Thank you. BTW, did you see my post on the other thread to you? To reiterate my post at 12:29 am above, the subtle implication is there and those words were very carefully chosen.

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Minix: Brady has been lacing racist comments for a full day now and I had to respond. Von was correct to call Brady out. Brady seems to just set bait by insulting everyone, taking contradictory positions and then hoping someone agrees with her so she can attack those who don’t. Shame”…

She does this all of the time, vacillating and bandwagoning, and there are those who encourage her with their agreements, defend her and take her side, even though they see her actions. I refuse to interact with anyone who engages her in their discussions, and I really don’t care who interacts with me henceforth, because they are only validating and reinforcing her disgusting attacks on me and other innocent people whom she’s set her tentacles into and won’t let go. sheesh.


ShayHay Says:

Von Says:

funches: “I particularly like the subtle way Cindy_Brady injected racism into a post last night by writing, “you can take Serena out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of Serena.”

“The people who think her posts aren’t racist are either racists themselves, morons or both.”

Thank you. BTW, did you see my post on the other thread to you? To reiterate my post at 12:29 am above, the subtle implication is there and those words were very carefully chosen.

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Minix: Brady has been lacing racist comments for a full day now and I had to respond. Von was correct to call Brady out. Brady seems to just set bait by insulting everyone, taking contradictory positions and then hoping someone agrees with her so she can attack those who don’t. Shame”…

She does this all of the time, vacillating and bandwagoning, and there are those who encourage her with their agreements, defend her and take her side, even though they see her actions. I refuse to interact with anyone who engages her in their discussions, and I really don’t care who interacts with me henceforth, because they are only validating and reinforcing her disgusting attacks on me and other innocent people whom she’s set her tentacles into and won’t let go. sheesh.
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You’ve done nothing but speak the truth and it’s obvious what she’s doing. The morons who are applauding her are…well morons. Keep doing what you do.


Von Says:

ShayHay:

“You’ve done nothing but speak the truth and it’s obvious what she’s doing. The morons who are applauding her are…well morons. Keep doing what you do.”

I’m always held up to ridicule, so what the hell. As I said, I’ve gotten to the point that I don’t care who wants to interact with me and who does not. I’m only discussing this topic and have refrained from getting into any discussions on anything else. Those who don’t want to interact with me and want to take take sides, it’s their loss not mine, and more power to them. They can discuss topics with brady.


Smith Says:

I doubt anything will come of this but the Grand Slam Committee is considering taking away all of Serena’s U.S. Open prize money and considering suspending her for next year’s Australian Open.

http://tinyurl.com/qbg8j7

Like I said above, I doubt it happens but a message needs to be sent so that players think twice about acting like this on court.


Lenny Says:

Game, Set, Match Cindy_Brady. She serves up this crap just to force a reaction (I honestly question how much of her nonsense she actually believes) – and a reaction is what she invariably gets. I’ve found the best way to deal with it, is to ignore her, and yet here I am not following my own advice :) Because people being what they are, that’s easier said than done. She knows it, and she milks it for all the attention she can get.


Colin Says:

In the UK we use the term WUMS (wind-up merchants) for people who devote their time to – well, winding up other contributors. What is so infuriating is, they can’t see anything wrong with it, and if you upbraid them, they tell you to “calm down” as if you were the one being unreasonable. Either that, or they act all hurt and put-upon. As you say, Lenny, it’s best to ignore them, but difficult. I suppose we should treat it as a valuable lesson in self-control. Either that, or we should seek them out, slaughter them and their entire family unto the third and fourth generation, burn down their houses, and sow salt on the ground so nothing will grow there. Then… we get nasty!


Milo Says:

Forget Cindy, the USTA, that runs the US Open, has racist roots that haunt their present actions. Heck, look at this bizarre USTA press release, where they honor Althea for breaking the color barrier…uh uh that was a racist USTA rule.

Announced by the USTA, Althea Gibson’s appearance at the 1950 U.S. Championships was ranked the No. 1 moment in black tennis history. Gibson broke the color barrier when she entered the U.S. Championships in 1950, becoming the first African-American to be allowed to enter — forever changing the sport.

Odd paragraph…like the USTA is patting themselves on the back, while kneeing themselves in the balls at the same time.


steve Says:

Congratulations to Clijsters, it’s a great comeback for her, and extra-special to win as a mom.


Milo Says:

I think Nadal’s problem today was that he didn’t wear his French Open outfit. You know, that cute little electric pink number he stole off of Elton John’s poodle.


Cindy_Brady Says:

ShayHay Says:

Von Says:

funches: “I particularly like the subtle way Cindy_Brady injected racism into a post last night by writing, “you can take Serena out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of Serena.”

I never wrote that Ghetto statement concerning Serena. That is a lie perpetrated by both ShayHay, Von, and funches. Someone else posted that. Do the research.

I defy anyone to find where I wrote that line.

This will prove what I’ve been saying about Von all along. She makes things up in a last ditch effort to salvage her weak arguments.

I am no racist. I am truth(ist)


RaaR Says:

I don’t like Serena because she is rude, arrogant and often demeaning to other opponents.

It’s funny how almost every single time she loses, she comes up with an excuse about how she was playing at 20% of her level. I’ve never heard her say she played well and still lost (except maybe when she loses to her sister).

And just so I’m not misunderstood, I don’t care what her colour is, maybe because I’m fortunate to live in a country where the colour of one’s skin is almost never an issue.


Kimo Says:

This isn’t about color, and the biggest proof of that is that Venus gets no where near as much crticism as Serena. Venus conducts herself in a very professional and dignified manner. In her post-match interviews she speaks highly of her opponents. She even complemented Safina after she beat her 6-0,6-1 at Wimbledon this year.

In her matches against Serena, she can’t even look her sister in the eye.

Now look at Serena…

She’s an arrogant person with undeniable narsisitic inclinations. She thinks she’s unbeatable and therefore she can get away with anything.

And poeple keep drawing foolish comparisons to Mac and Connors and Roddick. Rxcuse me, but have you ever heard any of those very moody men threaten a linesperson that they’ll shove a ball down their f***ing throat and kill them?

And their attacks were almost always at Chair Umpires, people who can fend for themselves. Linespeople can’t fend for themselves, and the Umpire has to protect them. There isn’t much wiggleroom when it comes to verbally abusing linejudges.

And the way Serena waved her racket and looked at the linesperson with eyes full of hatred and wrath, that’s just unbecoming of any sportsman, let alone a female tennis player.

Dedier Drogba, a player for Chelsea Football Club in England, said after his team’s loss at last year’s Champions League. “It’s a disgrace. It’s a f***ing disgrace.” when he felt the referee robbed them the match. He was fined and suspended for a few matches.

Such behavior can’t go unpunished. Period. I don’t care if you’re white, black, green, or purple. What Serena did was way beyond the usual rant that we hear all the time from a number of players. She didn’t just smash a racket, so comparing her to Federer is plain stupid. Can you honestly see Federer in his lowest and most frustrated state ever do something like what Serena did? She didn’t just call the chair umpire stupid, and I assure you if that was all she did, the chair would have let that slide at 15-40. But you see, what Serena did was shameful, deplorable and worst of all from a player of her stature, unsportsmanlike.


Ashino W. Sushanti Says:

She’s simply AMAZING and she did IT already twice !!!!

2004
Clijsters started 2004 by reaching her fourth career Grand Slam final at the Australian Open, where she lost once more to Henin. She then won two consecutive titles in Paris and Antwerp. While defending her Tier I title at the Pacific Life Open, however, Clijsters began to have problems with her wrist, eventually requiring surgery and forcing her to withdraw from most tournaments. She attempted a comeback towards the end of the year, winning several matches, before reaggravating the injury.

2005
In February, after almost a year of inactivity caused by injuries, she made her return to the Women’s Tennis Association tour by participating in her home country tournament at Antwerp, losing to Venus Williams in a quarter-final. She then completed her comeback in March and April when she won, as an unseeded player, 14 straight matches to claim two Tier I titles and regained a top-20 ranking. At the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, California, Clijsters was ranked World No. 133 but defeated World No. 5 Elena Dementieva in the semi-final and World No. 1 Lindsay Davenport in the final. Immediately after that win, Clijsters defeated four top-6 players in straight sets to win the NASDAQ-100 Open in Key Biscayne, Florida. Clijsters joined Steffi Graf as the only women to win the Indian Wells-Key Biscayne double. After losing to Clijsters in the Key Biscayne final, Maria Sharapova said, “I think the biggest surprise was that it was her 14th match and yet I didn’t feel like she was physically fatigued at all. She is a very strong girl and she can play all day. Running from corner to corner is like a piece of cake for her.”[13]

Clijsters finally won a Grand Slam singles title at the US Open. It was her first victory after reaching four Grand Slam finals previously. Clijsters defeated tenth-seeded Venus Williams in the quarter-finals 4–6, 7–5, 6–1, winning 11 of the last 13 games after Williams had led 6–4, 4–2. Clijsters also needed three sets to defeat top-seeded Sharapova in the semi-final but needed only two sets to defeat Mary Pierce in the final. By winning the US Open Series—a string of summer tournaments in North America before the US Open itself—Clijsters received a 100 percent bonus to the US$1.1 million in prize money she received for winning the US Open. Her US$2.2 million paycheck was the largest payday in women’s sports history.

On 15 September, within days after her US Open victory, it was announced that the cooperation between Clijsters and her coach, Marc Dehous, would come to an end; it was rumored that this was due to her not granting Dehous a bonus following her victory.

At the year-ending Sony Ericsson Championships, Clijsters was eliminated after only two matches. She lost her first match to Pierce 6–1, 4–6, 7–6 and her second match to Amélie Mauresmo 6–3, 7–6. Clijsters said in interviews that her defeats were due to fatigue and maybe jet lag, having had a relatively short time to adjust and acclimatize before the tournament began. Although she won her third match in the round-robin tournament against Dementieva, it was considered a dead rubber.

Overall, she won nine singles events in 2005, her last one being at the Gaz de France Stars in Hasselt. She ended the year ranked World No. 2.

Retirement and 2009 Comeback

…she then received a wildcard to play in the main draw of the US Open. She easily won her first round match over Viktoriya Kutuzova 6–1, 6–1. She won her second round match, defeating World No. 14 Marion Bartoli for the second time in three weeks 5–7, 6–1, 6–2. She then defeated compatriot Kirsten Flipkens 6–0, 6–2 in the third round. She went on to upset World No. 3 Venus Williams in the fourth round 6–0, 0–6, 6–4. This was only Clijsters 11th competitive match since coming out of retirement. Clijsters beat 18th seed Na Li in straight sets 6–2, 6–4 to reach the semi-finals where she faced defending champion and World No. 2 Serena Williams, winning 6–4, 7–5.Clijsters became the first unseeded finalist at the US Open since Venus Williams in 1997, and the first wildcard to ever reach the U.S. Open final. In the final she defeated ninth seed Caroline Wozniacki 7–5, 6–3 to win her second US Open title. She became the first person to beat both Williams sisters en route to a Grand Slam title since countrywoman Justine Henin did so in 2007. Her US Open victory placed her in the top 20 in the world rankings. She also became the first unranked and unseeded champion of a Grand Slam title in history, and the first mother to win a Grand Slam title since Evonne Goolagong Cawley won Wimbledon in 1980. Clijsters now has a winning streak of 14 matches at the US Open, not having played there between her victory in 2005 and her victory in 2009.

PS: And by the way in this shallow world of women tennis in 2007,ha, Serena Williams was ranked as No.95, and I remember only too well how the american press praised her for her “lengendary run” at the Australian Open, lol!!!!


Zman Says:

With 1 slam and a shortened career (prior to her 2007 retirement), Kim’s resume was probably not enough to get her into the Hall of Fame. Now she has two and is 1 of 2 women to win a slam after giving birth. Is it safe to say she’s a shoe-in now?


sensationalsafin Says:

I think Kim’s resume was enough to get her into the Hall of Fame before she came out of retirement. I’m pretty sure she’s reached 1 in the world. And she’s been in several major finals besides the one she won. Yannick Noah and Michael Chang got in, why wouldn’t Kim.


thetennisguy Says:

Congratulations to Kim Clijsters!! Nothing can take away from her historic accomplishment! Story book ending and such beautiful pictures of her, her husband and daughter after the match. What a wonderful finish to this year’s US Open. One for the ages, truly beautiful.


Gordo Says:

Folks – if someone gets under your skin or has a completely different opinion on a matter don’t let it get to you.

Cindy Brady loves to push buttons. She plays games and does it all the time.

For example – 2 weeks ago she predicted that Federer would win the US Open. Today she has picked Del Potro to win.

Now watch – no matter who hoists the trophy today she will post a comment – something like – “I was right – as always.” (And she has done this before with those exact words)

The trick is to ignore it – that is what I am going to do.


Von Says:

Gordo: “Folks – if someone gets under your skin or has a completely different opinion on a matter don’t let it get to you.”

This coming from you? Please say it ain’t so. LOL. Tell me, why don’t you let stuff go whenever someone criticizes your fave, even a slight hint sets off a tirade/rant, et al.?

“Cindy Brady loves to push buttons. She plays games and does it all the time.”

Then why did you ask me all those dumb questions about why we can’t get along and who began what? As I stated previously, you are just meddlesome and probably have selective memory or have an axe to grind with me. Whichever it is, stay out of stuff you can’t or don’t comprehend because all you do is incite and ignite.

“The trick is to ignore it – that is what I am going to do.”

What a pity you didn’t adopt this thought process before jumping to your baseless criticisms and meddling in stuff that’s unrelated to you.


Von Says:

the brady: “I am no racist. I am truth(ist)”

More like a bloody brain damaged liar to me. The day you speak the truth your hearT and brain wilL stop BEATING from the shock of it, and you’ll be DEAD. YOU’RE NOTHING BUT A RACIST, LIAR AND A YENTA.


Von Says:

BRADY: BELOW ARE COLIN’S COMMENTS, READ AND DIGEST, THEN STIFLE.

“Colin Says:
In the UK we use the term WUMS (wind-up merchants) for people who devote their time to – well, winding up other contributors. What is so infuriating is, they can’t see anything wrong with it, and if you upbraid them, they tell you to “calm down” as if you were the one being unreasonable. Either that, or they act all hurt and put-upon. As you say, Lenny, it’s best to ignore them, but difficult. I suppose we should treat it as a valuable lesson in self-control. Either that, or we should seek them out, slaughter them and their entire family unto the third and fourth generation, burn down their houses, and sow salt on the ground so nothing will grow there. Then… we get nasty!

Posted September 14th, 2009 at 4:35 am
________________

Aren’t you even a tiny bit ashamed of yourself to think someone feels this way about you, and this is based only on what you write? OUCH. You must be a piece of work to meet face to face. OY


sensationalsafin Says:

LMAO!!! That’s true. Brady is quite the yenta. I don’t see why you’re getting so mad, Von. Brady is just spewing nonsense to fuel conflicting discussions.

Kimo’s right, race has nothing to do with anything. James Blake is black and he’s one of the most respected and well liked guys around and always conducts himself very professionally. He just sucks at the actual sport of tennis.

But Serena just went above and beyond anything. McEnroe would call the linesman dumb and blind and a disgrace, but he wouldn’t threaten him with physical harm or death. Nor would Federer. Nor would Connors, or Roddick, or Murray. Especially the current players like Roddick and Federer would take out their anger on the Ump. Roddick has called umpires some creatively awesome things, but he never threatened them. Just belittled them and made them feel like sh*t LMAO. But threatening a tiny asian woman’s life? Really? Serena sucks. If only she was purple, then we could say her purple side was coming out ROFL!


Von Says:

SS: “LMAO!!! That’s true. Brady is quite the yenta. I don’t see why you’re getting so mad, Von. Brady is just spewing nonsense to fuel conflicting discussions.”‘

I ignore the idiot, but she keeps inserting my name in EVERY ONE of her posts, even though I don’t have any affiliation whatsoever to her discussions. She always attacks some one and says: “you’re just like Von, with her twisted logic,” yada, yada, yada. this moron says I’m twisted? LOL. Then we have Gordo, who only reads a smidgen of the last post and comes up with these weird statements and righteous preaching, about what started this and why can’t people get along, lalala. Bearing in mind, Gordo does his own bit of fighting now and in the past. What’s happening with him?

“Kimo’s right, race has nothing to do with anything. James Blake is black and he’s one of the most respected and well liked guys around and always conducts himself very professionally. He just sucks at the actual sport of tennis.”

Do you know how the race thing began? Brady started hurling racial remarks and attributing Serena’s behaviour to her ‘black side’ and ‘ghetto’ upbringing. That was uncalled for and it’s why many intervened. Brady, pure and simply put is an AMOEBA.


ShayHay Says:

Cindy_Brady Says:

ShayHay Says:

Von Says:

funches: “I particularly like the subtle way Cindy_Brady injected racism into a post last night by writing, “you can take Serena out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of Serena.”

I never wrote that Ghetto statement concerning Serena. That is a lie perpetrated by both ShayHay, Von, and funches. Someone else posted that. Do the research.

I defy anyone to find where I wrote that line.

This will prove what I’ve been saying about Von all along. She makes things up in a last ditch effort to salvage her weak arguments.

I am no racist. I am truth(ist)
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Lady I don’t even know you. Why on Earth would I spend all that time trying to bring down an internet phantom? I could care less about you or your beliefs. Carry on….


Von Says:

Video of Clijsters’ match and with daughter, Jada, after her GS win.

http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/ukyvideo?ch=5127641&cl=15545971&lang=


margot Says:

grendel, jane: Kim did it, how fab. is that!
jane: sorry about Djko but at least we backed this winner. A bit of a novelty for me! I seem to have missed all the excitement but had a gr8 weekend in the channel isles.BTW weather in UK is HOT,HOT, HOT, all you New Yorkers. Very sympathetic article in times on line about Serena. OK Serena’s language/ threatening behaviour was bad, am not excusing it, but…she had an awful decision at a crucial point…
Wow! A new kid on the block and what a forminable one he’s proved to be.

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