Former world primary Kim Clijsters has retired from skilled tennis, the 38-year-old stated on Tuesday, bringing the curtain down on her profession for in all probability the final time.
Clijsters, a four-time Grand Slam winner who retired twice in her profession in 2007 and 2012, returned to motion in February 2020 however didn’t win a single match and in addition needed to endure knee surgical procedure in October that 12 months.
She final performed at Indian Wells in October final 12 months and was knocked out within the opening spherical.
”I wish to share with you that I’ve determined to now not play official tournaments. I can’t wait to see what new adventures will cross my path,” the Belgian wrote on Instagram.
In an interview with the WTA web site, Clijsters defined she had been busy settling down in New Jersey together with her household.
”I nonetheless like to hit the ball. With my schedule three, or 4 days was sufficient to maintain my rhythm beneath management however undoubtedly not ok if I made a decision to play one other match,” she stated.
”Say, if I picked Australia, it’s three-four weeks. That’s simply not attainable at this stage in our household life. Life simply form of takes over, proper?”
Clijsters ends her profession with 41 singles titles and over $24 million in prize cash.