Kim Clijsters announces retirement

Updated: 07 May 2007 10:42 IST

Former tennis World Number one Kim Clijsters has announced her retirement from the game.

Brussels:

Former tennis World Number one Kim Clijsters has announced her retirement from the game.

The popular 23-year-old right-hander won the US Open in 2005 and was a Wimbledon semi-finalist in both 2003 and 2006.

The announcement doesn't come as much of a surprise, considering that Clijsters had announced that this would be her last year of competitive tennis.

Clijsters' personal website said the Flemish-speaking Belgian had decided to put an end to her career. Clijsters says she is retiring in order to start a family.

Clijsters had earlier said in an interview with Sportweekend, that she had been offered the directorship of the Gaz de France Stars tournament in Hasselt after her retirement.







Topics : Tennis Kim Clijsters
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