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“I’m happy to be back – this is the main thing.
“Every day I just try the best I can and things are coming along pretty well. I feel really balanced within myself, which is important, and I actually have my dog here in Indian Wells, which is great! I’m a happy person, [...]
“It’s a shocking moment, as my life has revolved around tennis for the past 10 years. It was hard, but I owe a lot to this sport. I learned that I cannot hope for a full recovery from surgery, so I had to realize that, unfortunately, there is no other way. I [...]
“It was a great feeling to play again and I’m very happy for doing it with a friend like (Juan) Monaco in a great atmosphere that we had on the court.
“In doubles the effort is always less; we will see how it goes in singles and how my physical condition is. I [...]
- tennis icon Kim Clijsters gives a one-word answer during her interview with CNN’s Open Court
”I had an MRI this morning and they found out it is a rupture of the medium meniscus. They don’t know yet if they have to trim it. If they do it will be fine and I will only be out for a month. I could probably be playing already after two [...]
“In interviews, I always come across questions about my age. I’ve had it since I came back to the court four years ago, so now I’ve got used to it, but it’s still a bit annoying – can’t we just talk about the tennis!
“I often chat with young players. I never ask how [...]
“I was Top 10 and Top 5 for a long time, so I’m used to that – No.22 in the world is not where I want to be. I don’t want to keep playing the way I’m playing and be at this ranking. I need to find my game again. But [...]
“I hadn’t practiced on the main court yet, so I was not used to it, and it is faster than the practice courts. At the start of the match I struggled to adjust and she played really well and really aggressively, putting me under a lot of pressure.
“Finally, I found the rhythm and did enough [...]
“Overall I am very happy. I did everything you can imagine. I had a lot of success and also some tough losses, but that applies to life and to tennis. I was very lucky to have Dirk Hordorff, a great adviser and coach, by my side. He guided me throughout my career [...]