• Home
  • News
  • Clijsters to retire after US Open

News & Views

Clijsters to retire after US Open

Updated: May 25, 2012, 11:07


Former world number one Kim Clijsters has confirmed that the US Open in August will be her last tournament before she retires from the sport for a second and final time.

The Belgian - a three-time champion at Flushing Meadows - is missing the clay court season in a bid to be fit for Wimbledon and the London Olympics.

She then plans to finish her career in the United States.

Clijsters, who had already said 2012 would be her final year, told a news conference: "I will end my career at the US Open."

The 28-year-old added: "As it stands I will end my career at the US Open. That is where I enjoyed my greatest triumphs and it is a very special place for me."

Clijsters won the US Open in 2009 upon her return to the sport after initially retiring in 2007.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/sport/other/clijsters-to-retire-after-us-open-552534.html

Why Join Us?

We combine great social networking and excellent content, all in one place!

  • Interests

    Choose the interests you want to follow
  • Community

    Connect with friends and other sports fans
  • Content

    News, Views, Equipment Reviews, Contests & Deals
Join Now

Are you a tennis coach?

Join

Advertisement

Advertisement