Kim Clijsters to retire after US Open

May 23, 2012, 08:13 IST | AFP

Former World No 1 Kim Clijsters announced yesterday that she is to retire after the US Open in September

The 28-year-old Belgian told a news conference that she wanted to sign out in New York where she enjoyed the biggest success of her career winning the the women’s singles title at Flushing Meadow three times in 2005, 2009 and 2010.

Kim Clijsters

She retired for a first time in May, 2007 and gave birth to her daughter before staging a remarkable comeback in 2009 which ended in her triumph at the US Open which she successfully defended the following year.

Clijsters also won the Australian Open in 2011, the same year she topped the world rankings for the first time in five years.

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