Former world No. 1, Kim Clijsters is preparing to make a second return to the WTA circuit. In the columns of the Telegraph , the 36-year-old mother of three confides in her expectations and the functioning that she wishes to set up:
“Maybe I won’t win a match, but I will certainly do my best (…) I will not play not many tournaments. The children will not travel as much with me. I will have to choose my tournaments wisely to see what works with children, school. If I am in good health, I know it can last three or four years. I’m going to have to know how long it will take me between tournaments, how much I can play right away. I have experience from the past but this situation is new, different.”
— Kim Clijsters (@Clijsterskim) September 12, 2019
Kim had hoped to return for the Australian Open, but a knee injury forced a delay. Now, the Belgian is anticipating to return in March with the tournaments of Monterrey (March 2-8), Indian Wells (March 11-22) and Charleston (4th to April 12).
In a press release from Clijsters’ team:
“In early November, Kim Clijsters sustained a severe tear in her right MCL during a game of padel. Official diagnosis: grade 2-3 sprain of the medial collateral ligament (MCL). No surgery was required; Kim has been undergoing treatment and rehabilitation under the supervision of Sam Verslegers of Groep Sam at the Kim Clijsters Academy in Bree (Belgium). Given the positive progress, she has returned to the tennis courts and practice schedule last week.”
— Kim Clijsters (@Clijsterskim) December 23, 2019