Injured Clijsters delays return: “I’m determined as ever to get back to the game I love.”


In September we were pleasantly surprised to hear that Kim Clijsters was working on resuming her illustrious tennis career, but the mom-of-three is already facing an injury setback and although she’s still motivated to return to the sport, her comeback will be delayed.

Kim Clijsters

The four-time Grand Slam champion will not be able to play at the start of the 2020 season, as she continues knee injury rehabilitation and treatment.

I’ve had to make the decision that I will not be able to compete in January. I am undergoing rehab and treatment for a knee injury. It’s a setback but I’m determined as ever to get back to the game I love. I really appreciate all your support and encouragement.

The 36-year-old mother of three children was inspired by the ever-growing number of successful moms on tour and when she heard that the WTA allows her to keep her schedule flexible and light, the decision for a comeback was made.

As a former world number one, Clijsters does not have to play a set number of tournaments a year and is eligible for unlimited wildcards at WTA events.


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