Kimpossible Comeback and related copycats.


I didn’t actually see the match, but from various reports, it wasn’t Marion Bartoli at her best. Even so, a straight sets win (64 63) over the Stanford champ is pretty impressive from Clijsters.

Since announcing her comeback, Clijsters has played a few exhibitions and won each of them. There seems to be a sense of renewed joy about her that was missing right before she retired.

 

 

Wasn’t a fan of her the first time round, but you know what they say about absence and fond hearts, if she keeps playing solid tennis like this, I might just hop on that bandwagon of niceness. 

 

I guess the level of play, yes, it’s inside the top 10 already, I can tell you that. The way she was moving and hitting, and her physical strength after two years without playing, it’s just amazing.” – Marion Bartoli.
Source: BBC

 

And talk about copycats: the recent rants in the media about the WTA’s “weak field” seem to have sparked a spate of comeback whispers. 

As I posted last week, Alicia Molik has announced plans for a singles comeback. Evidently, Mary Pierce hasn’t given up on the idea of returning to tennis either. (Clickey

 

Playing professionally is something I still want to do and something that I think I still can do,” Pierce said. “I just love competing at the highest level.”

At 34 years old, Pierce still holds out hope of making a comeback, with grueling on- and off-court workouts a daily routine. Monitored by IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy’s Director of Tennis Performance, Yutaka Nakamura, Pierce still struggles agilitiy-wise at times with her surgically repaired left knee. Her tennis stroke, though, is still as pure as ever.

“I feel like I’m hitting it as well as I ever have,” she said.

Source: Nick’s Picks

 

All we need now is for Henin and Davenport to return. Then we can party like it’s 2005!

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