Kim Clijsters: Former world No 1 retires from skilled tennis for third time in her profession | Tennis Information

Kim Clijsters performed solely 5 matches in her newest comeback earlier than retiring; The Belgian will nonetheless be a fixture on the Grand Slams, doing tv work and enjoying legends tennis – she’s excited that Wimbledon is including blended doubles to their schedule

Final Up to date: 12/04/22 4:32pm

Kim Clijsters has retired from skilled tennis once more

Former world No 1 Kim Clijsters has retired from skilled tennis bringing the curtain down on her profession for most likely the final time.

Clijsters, a four-time Grand Slam winner who retired twice in her profession in 2007 and 2012, returned to motion in February 2020 however didn’t win a single match and likewise needed to bear knee surgical procedure in October that 12 months.

She final performed at Indian Wells in October final 12 months and was knocked out within the opening spherical.

“I need to share with you that I’ve determined to now not play official tournaments. I can not wait to see what new adventures will cross my path,” the Belgian wrote on Instagram.

In an interview with the official WTA web siteClijsters defined she had been busy settling down in New Jersey together with her household.

“I nonetheless like to hit the ball. With my schedule three, 4 days was sufficient to maintain my rhythm below management however positively not ok if I made a decision to play one other event,” she stated.

“Say, if I picked Australia, it is three-four weeks. That is simply not doable at this stage in our household life. Life simply type of takes over, proper?”

“No, None. I’ve at all times made profession choices on how I felt on the time – not what was good for my profession in the long term. I’m pleased how every part labored out.”

Any regrets?

Clijsters, who received the 2005, 2009 and 2010 US Open, in addition to the Australian Open in 2011, ends her profession with 41 singles titles and over $24 million in prize cash.

“My ardour for tennis won’t ever go away it doesn’t matter what I do,” Clijsters added. “I really feel a really massive want to present again to tennis as a result of I’ve gotten a lot out of it. So, yeah, that would be the subsequent section, to see the place can I’m going?”

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