Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Kim Clijsters playing mixed doubles at London Olympics?
"If it were not for the mixed doubles I probably would never have gone to the Olympics but I tried anyway until the end."
Olivier Rochus was refused participation by the selection criteria of the Belgian Committee, thanks Kim Clijsters who has given him the opportunity to take part in his third Olympics:
"I saw Kim at the tournament in Hertogenbosch where she approached me about playing in the doubles together. It is outrageous that the number 60 in the world could not go to London, so it was nice of her. Together we reached the quarter-final at Wimbledon and also the Hopman Cup. We hope to get a wild card because the twelve teams present are very strong - there will be Mirnyi and Azarenka for example. "
If the two manage to get a wild card they will be inserted in the mixed doubles draw.