Kim Clijsters sounds like a tennis and something distant, a tennis from another decade, and that reflection makes sense because the Belgian retired for the second time in 2012 (before in 2007) after being number one and having conquered four Grand Slams (three US Open and an Australian Open), a fantastic race that now takes up a height challenge. The Belgian, a magnificent tennis player in her good times, played her last game on the circuit in August 2012, and since then she has dedicated herself body and soul to taking care of her children (a girl and two boys) until she entered the Worm in September of last year.
«For the past seven years, I have been a full-time mother. And I love it. Really. But I also loved being a professional tennis player and, honestly … I miss that feeling. So … what if I try to do both? Could I be a loving mother with my three children and the best possible tennis player? Let’s do it. Let’s go back one more time. See you in 2020, ”he announced. Today, after accepting a wild card from the Dubai tournament, he faces Garbiñe Muguruza in the first round, invited the Spaniard to a very popular lap.
Clijsters, who turns 37 in June, served as a commentator from time to time and participated in the classic exhibitions of veterans, parties in which a very high physical level is not needed. His blows, those who have seen her training count, are still very good, but another thing is how the legs respond, not forgetting how much women’s tennis has changed at this time.
“I don’t feel like I have to prove anything, but I want to put myself to the test and I want to be strong again,” justifies the Belgian, who actually planned to reappear at the beginning of March in Monterrey. “Since I announced my return, there have been a few bumps, but I’m looking forward to getting back on track and seeing what this new chapter brings.” Muguruza, who goes to Dubai after his final in Australia, is clearly a favorite, but the appointment, for all that implies emotionally, has its crumb. .