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Kim Clijsters supports Elise Mertens after early elimination: “I’m there for her if she is me”

Despite her early elimination at the Australian Open Kim Clijsters a lot of bright spots seen in the game of Elise Mertens.

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“Elise, there is physically and mentally progressed, even though she put on here last year with her semi-final a better result. She is just a strong Madison Keys knocked,” said Clijsters on Monday in Melbourne. “I’m there for her if she is me. That is my way to help her”, smiled, Aussie Kim.

“Goffin? Once the less you have to intervene”

“The break-up between David Goffin and Thierry Van Cleemput, then, is inherent to top-level sport. Together they have excellent success rates. I am not a part of their team, but the less you have to intervene. And I think that this decision is taken mainly to David.”

The 35-year-old Clijsters still hugely popular Down Under proved to be Monday yet again. For her press conference, there was a crowd of journalists show. “It’s always a virtue to be here”, well-known, the former number one in the world, in the company of husband Brian Lynch and daughter Jada is gone. “I have so many memories of this country and this tournament. The most beautiful is undoubtedly my victory in the finals of 2011 against Li Na, but also who match a year later against her which I all match balls to be able to save.”

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