Clijsters salutes Henin return to the circuit

Updated: 23 September 2009 13:12 IST

Surprise US Open winner Kim Clijsters on Wednesday hailed as "fantastic" the return to the circuit of fellow Belgian and great rival Justine Henin.

Clijsters salutes Henin return to the circuit

Brussels : Surprise US Open winner Kim Clijsters on Wednesday hailed as "fantastic" the return to the circuit of fellow Belgian and great rival Justine Henin.

Clijsters triumphed at Flushing Meadows earlier this month after an 18-month break to have a baby while Henin announced her return on Tuesday after more than a year off.

"Justine worked very hard in the past to get magnificent results in her first career, Clijsters said on her website.

"For tennis it's fantastic to see her come back. It's very good for women's tennis and very good for Belgium."

Former world number one Henin, 27, announced she had rediscovered the desire to play after 16 months in self-imposed retirement.

Topics : Tennis
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