Clijsters to quit tennis in two years

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:47 IST

US Open favorite Kim Clijsters plans to quit tennis in about two years' time because of the toll the sport takes on her body.

Clijsters to quit tennis in two years

Brussels:

US Open favorite Kim Clijsters plans to quit tennis in about two years' time because of the toll the sport takes on her body, newspapers reported on Friday. "I think I will quit at the end of 2007. My body already has a lot of problems now," the 22-year-old told Het Laatste Nieuws. Competing in the Beijing Olympics is already beyond her, she said. "By that time I will be threadbare," she said. After losing most of the 2004 season to a wrist injury, which needed surgery, Clijsters has come back strongly and she already won a tour-leading six WTA titles so far this season. She has thrived on the hardcourts in North America and her win at the Rogers Cup in Toronto made her a hot favorite for the US Open, which starts on Monday. (AP)



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