August 27, 2002
NEW YORK CITY
MODERATOR: Questions for Kim.
Q. Regarding Lleyton, he has a bit of an image problem in America.
MODERATOR: Any questions about the match?
Q. Do you feel it's a little unfair how Lleyton has been treated with the fine, just in general? Is he a nice guy?
KIM CLIJSTERS: I know he's a nice guy. You have to see it both ways. I think what the ATP did wasn't fair either, so you have to know the both sides of the story. I know if the WTA would come up to me and tell me, you know, a few hours before my match that I had to do a half an hour interview, I wouldn't be happy either. You have to know both sides of the story before you ask any silly questions, I think.
Q. Why do you think people have a bad perception about him? Why do you think Lleyton seems maybe a little guarded with the press?
KIM CLIJSTERS: I don't know. You know, I don't think that's a question you have to ask me because I don't feel that way about him. Maybe you have to ask some people in the crowd or something, not me.
MODERATOR: Any other English questions?
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