The Four-time Grand Slam Champion Kim Clijsters recalled her amazing childhood memories in a recent online interview. Meanwhile, Former US Open Champion talked about her second time coming back and the beginning of the rivalry with young players. The Belgian said, It was fun to play a match and get those little routines back in place.
In the Hall of Fame live chat, Former World Number one Kim Clijsters discussed her tennis past, present activities, and future plans.
Class of 2017 Hall of Famer Clijsters said, “I was just excited to start,” “I’d been practicing for so long that I felt like, ‘Okay, I need to start playing matches, this is why I’m doing this.’ To my surprise, I wasn’t really that nervous. It felt very right to be there. It felt like the right choice.”
“I’m re-experiencing everything” -Former World No.01 Kim Clijsters
The mother of three children Kim Clijsters resumed her tennis career in February 2020. She played her rejuvenate match against Garbine Muguruza at the Dubai duty-free tennis championships, lost in tight two sets.
“When I’m out there, things that back in the day were normal and happen automatically, I have to re-learn or find them again. That’s been fun, at times frustrating, and all those emotions are fun.”
“What I love the most about it is the process of working towards an event with my team. They’re great moments in there, but also tough times, with injuries, with disappointment. And it’s all good because we’re all in it together, and we accept it and we talk and we communicate.”
“That’s something that I really enjoy it.“Of course it’s a balancing act, like a lot of parents who work and have kids and try to follow a passion. But we try to make it work, and it wouldn’t work without help and people around me, without my team.”
Kim Clijsters played her second consecutive match at the Monterrey Open where She eliminated by Brit No.01 Johanna Konta in the straight tight two sets.