Kim Clijsters has just announced that she will return to the WTA tour in 2020. Read more about Kim Clijsters WTA Tour Comeback below.
Kim Clijsters retired in 2012 after having won four grand slam titles in singles and two in doubles. At one time, she was ranked as number one in both singles and doubles. Kim Clijsters is a member of the Tennis Hall of Fame and one of the legends in the women’s game. Her announcement took many by surprise, but this is what Clijsters herself said about it:
“I’m 36 years old, I know in four years I’m not going to be able to do this challenge. I’ve always followed my instincts. I was very young when I retired to have my first daughter and came back. To do it now is a challenge for me. I’m not afraid of it. I want to see how far I can push myself and what level I can get to – and embrace all the positives and negatives along the way.”
I think it is great to see former players loving the sport enough to put in the work to make a real comeback to the tour. It is definitely not easy and can lead to some embarrassment if things go much worse than imagine, so they definitely deserve the praise for doing it. Clijsters is a mother of three, but that doesn’t worry her.
“For the past seven years, I’ve been a full-time mom,” Clijsters said in a video she posted to Twitter. “And I love it. I really, really do. But I also loved being a professional tennis player. And honestly, I miss that feeling.
“So what if I tried to do both?” Clijsters said in an interview to WTA Insider reporter Courtney Nguyen.