Thursday, March 26, 2009

Clijsters is Back!

Kimb Clijsters announced Thursday that she will be returning to the WTA Tour. She said she will be ready by the U.S. Open after 2 years of returment and giving birth to a child. “I still have that craving,” the Belgian announced on Thursday. “I look forward to the challenge.” She has been granted wild-cards into the U.S. Open and 2 tournaments in Cincinnati and Toronto in August. “I want to be back at my peak as soon as possible, but I know that is not logical to ask that. I will have to take it match by match.” The USTA will reserve a spot in the main draw at the Open, which starts August 31st. “We have been in contact with Kim regarding her comeback and have committed a 2009 U.S. Open wild card to her. As a past U.S. Open champion and former world No. 1, Kim has been a great ambassador for our sport. We are excited about Kim’s return to tennis and look forward to welcoming her to New York this summer," said tournament director, Jim Curley. Serena Williams has this to say about the comeback. “It’ll be great for the game, because she had such a great spirit and she’s such a good player,” said Williams, in Key Biscane preparing for the Sony Ericsson Open. “And also, she was just so nice. It’s good to have people like that around. It’ll be good to see her again.” Clijsters claims she has never trained harder, and that she isn't coin back to lose in the early rounds. She knows she is mature enough to juggle a child, marriage and her career. To me, she seems convincing and I think she is in it to win it, but only time will tell.

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