Former world number one Kim Clijsters has said that she will retire after the US Open in September. The 28-year-old Belgian told a news conference that she wanted to sign out in New York where she enjoyed the biggest success of her career winning the women’s singles title at Flushing Meadow three times in 2005, 2009 and 2010.
“As it stands I will end my career at the US Open,” said Clijsters. “That is where I enjoyed my greatest triumphs and it is a very special place for me.”
Clijsters called time for the first time in May 2007 but made a remarkable comeback in 2009 at the US Open which she successfully defended the following year.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 23rd, 2012.