Kim Clijsters announces shock return to tennis
2011 Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters is making a shock comeback to tennis.
The 36-year-old announced overnight she’s back in training ahead of a return to the WTA tour in 2020.
It’s the second time she’s made a comeback to the game, after she quit the sport at the age of 23.
“What do I really want from life? For the past seven years, I’ve been a full-time mum, and I love it. I really, really do,” she said on a social media video.
“But I also loved being a professional tennis player. And honestly, I miss that feeling. So, what if I tried to do both? Could I be a loving Mum to my three kids and the best tennis player I can possibly be?”
— Kim Clijsters (@Clijsterskim) September 12, 2019
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