Here’s more retirement news, but unlike Elena Dementieva, Kim Clijsters is giving us two years to prepare. The 27-year-old Belgian, whose post-baby career has been more than successful, said to the Guardian that she is planning to leave tennis once again in order to have a second child.
We do want to have more children… I‘d like to try and keep the tennis going until the Olympics in London, at which point Jada will be obligated to go to school. So that’s when I’ll probably be calling it quits and just focus on the family.
Besides focusing on family, Clijsters plans to be active at the tennis club she bought in her home Belgium.
Together with a friend of mine, I’ve bought a tennis club in Belgium — actually the club where I practice at in Bree. We’re going through the process of rebuilding it, so when I retire from tennis, that’s something that will interest me very much.
Since giving birth to incredibly cute daughter Jada and returning to tennis in 2009, Clijsters has won two US Open titles, and another three tournaments in 2010 – Brisbane, Miami, Cincinnati. The Belgian has qualified for Doha and has just as I’m writing this defeated Samantha Stosur 7-6(3) 6-1 at the season-ending WTA Championships to reach nothing less than the final. (source: Tennis.com, (photo: Twenty90seven)