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Kim Clijsters definitely ends her career after the 2012 US Open

Kim Clijsters retired from tennis in May 2007, got married in July 2007, gave birth to lovely daughter Jada in February 2008, and then made a historic comeback which included three Grand Slam titles, while in her "first career" she won one. However, the Belgian has now decided to definitely call it quits. At the moment she's not playing due to a hip injury, and she will skip Roland Garros, but she will come back on grass, play the Unicef Open, definitely the Olympics, and then after the US Open, the major whose trophy she's lifted three times, there will be no more competitive courts for Clijsters.

"That will be a special tournament," Clijsters told a press conference at the presentation of StarMeal, a new food concept. "We'll be in the United States with my husband's family. The US Open is the perfect way to say goodbye."

Imagine that Clijsters ends her career by winning the US Open! :) Do you think it's possible? Remember that she won at Flushing Meadows in 2009 after playing just two warm-up tournaments since returning from more than two years out of sport and even successfully defended the title the following year.

The 2012 US Open starts on August 27.

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3 thoughts on “Kim Clijsters definitely ends her career after the 2012 US Open

  1. Mike

    She's always been one of my favorite players. I'd love her to win her last US Open. Is it possible? I'm pessimistic. The field seems really strong now and Kim's form is a big question mark. But I guess she's always dangerous and we'll know more after the Olympics.

  2. Dusan

    It's unfortunate that a great champion like Kim retires.One of the best players out there even though her career has been plagued by injury.Wish her all the best,and it would be nice if she wins Olympics or US open :)

  3. Marine

    I also will miss her a lot. Not only she is a great player but also she is very down to earth person unlike so many arrogant 'divas' at the top of the sport.

    One of the reasons why I like Caroline is that she reminds me of Kim a bit. Hopefully she'll follow in her footsteps and goes on to have a similar career.

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