Clijsters vs. Muguruza

chicagodude

Professional
Kim still hits hard and deep, great to watch.

Physically there is no way she will be able to keep up the whole match I think, at least not at this point in her comeback.
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
Kim will need to lose a bit of weight if she's really serious about this comeback. The ballstriking is easily still there but if the footspeed isn't there cause she's too heavy she's gonna bleed errors either wya.
 

D-Lite

Semi-Pro
The positive in a Mugu win is that it shows this generation of player isn't so vulnerable to the experience of past players making a comeback, and that for Kim, at least her 1st match is against someone in form so she can really see where the holes are in her armoury. I think it will be good to see Kim play in a smaller tournament soon, because it's a rather stacked field in Dubai for someone to take on when they have no pro match practice for a good while. I am quite keen to see where she will be come the US Open providing she plays a decent schedule, stays injury free and really ups her fitness even more.
 

D-Lite

Semi-Pro
Clijsters only 1 break down now in the 2nd set - I wouldn't be surprised if she works her way into this match and forces a 3rd set! I'm hoping not as I'm Mugu biased, but yeah...
 

chicagodude

Professional
She's hitting well with some really bad whiffs, as well. To be expected. Needs to up her fitness level, but I think this comeback thing has wheels.
The way she's hitting she could still easily be in the top-50 even without the top-fitness level
 
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flyingboris

Hall of Fame
Didn't get to watch, but seeing 6-2 3-0 for Mugu I feared the worst. Glad to see Kim still have some fight left in her!

Plus I'm thinking it might actually be good for her to get some rest after her first competitive match. Looking forward to seeing more of her in the coming months.
 
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TagUrIt

Hall of Fame

I thought Kim handled herself well for her first match back. That tiebreaker could have easily gone to a third set.
 
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