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Clijsters represents the best of sports

Published December 7, 2003

Thank you for John Romano's column on Kim Clijsters (Clijsters not all wrong in snubbing Olympics, Thursday). I cannot believe anyone would criticize her for her decision. Clijsters is absolutely the finest woman to ever swing a tennis racket. When no one knew who she was, Fila put her under contract. Now she is honoring that contract. How can it be wrong to keep your word?

I'm sure Clijsters would love to participate in the Olympics. This was probably a very difficult decision on her part.

If other professional athletes would have half the integrity Clijsters has, sports (and the world) would be a much better place.

-- Kitty Winterhalter, Via e-mail

Bowden must take some control of his Seminoles

Once again FSU coach Bobby Bowden shows he has no control over his players. We have been to many UF-FSU games, and it seems lately they get totally out of hand.

Bowden seems to let his players do what they want with no disciplinary actions taken, unless you count running a couple extra laps. We think it may be time for him to give up the ship, so we can continue to have a great rivalry.

-- Jack Lee and Brent Reed, St. Petersburg

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