Monday, September 21, 2009

Kim Clijsters

Clijsters was born on 8 June 1983, in Bilzen, Limburg, in the Flemish Region of Belgium, is a Belgian tennis player. Clijsters has won 35 WTA singles titles and 11 WTA doubles titles. She won the US Open singles title in 2005 and 2009. In doubles, she's won the French Open and Wimbledon titles in 2003.
She announced her retirement with immediate effect on 6 May 2007, but almost two years later, on 26 March 2009, she publicly declared her intent to return to the WTA tour for the 2009 summer hard court season. In only her third tournament back, she won her second US Open title, becoming the first unseeded player and the first mother to win a major since Evonne Goolagong in 1980.
By winning one of the greatest tennis trophies, a cheque for $ 1.6m and said "It's the greatest feeling in the world, being a mother".

In Hindu a newspaper, Geetha Padmanabhan says "You may not win the US Open. But that does not mean after childbirth you must give up on doing what you love the most".

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