The recent Australian Open final featured two great women whose tennis careers have been supported by their loving husbands. Benjamin Snyder of TenaciouslyTennis.com wrote a nice guest post for Tennis Served Fresh, paying tribute to the roles of Kim Clijsters’ and Li Na’s husbands in their successful careers.
Since marrying Brian Lynch, a retired American basketball player, Kim Clijsters won seven titles, including three Grand Slams and the WTA Championships in Doha. Brian is always there to support Kim in her matches and also helps with their wonderful daughter, Jada.
Here’s the glowing Kim, now ranked No.2, showcasing her Australian Open trophy at Brighton Beach in Melbourne.
Li Na has been married to Jiang Shan for five years. Jiang is a former tennis player and he is coaching Li. After her loss to Clijsters in the final, Li had a message for her husband: “It doesn’t matter if you are fat or skinny, handsome or ugly. I will always follow you and always love you.”
Additional info: 2011 is probably the last Kim’s full year on the WTA Tour. When asked whether this was maybe her last Australian Open, Kim answered affirmatively.