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Kim Clijsters

Kim Clijsters
Personal information
NameKim Clijsters
ResidenceBree, Belgium
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8.5 in)
Turned pro17 August 1997
Retired6 May 2007
Returned 11 August 2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize moneyUS $23,757,657
(3rd in overall earnings)
Career record503 121 (80.60%)
Career titles41 WTA (13th in overall rankings)
Highest rankingNo. 1 (11 August 2003)
Current rankingNo. 9 (19 September 2011)
Grand Slam results
Australian OpenW (2011)
French OpenF (2001, 2003)
WimbledonSF (2003, 2006)
US OpenW (2005, 2009, 2010)
Major tournaments
WTA ChampionshipsW (2002, 2003, 2010)
Career record131 54 ({{Round| }}%)
Career titles11 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 1 (4 August 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2003)
French OpenW (2003)
WimbledonW (2003)
US OpenQF (2002)
Mixed Doubles
Career titles0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonF (2000)

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Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters (-nlkɪm ˈklɛistərs-Nl-be kim clijsters is a Belgian professional tennis player. As of 19 September 2011, Clijsters is ranked No. 9 in singles. Clijsters is a former World No. 1 in both singles and doubles.

Clijsters is the reigning singles champion at the Australian Open. She has also won 41 WTA singles titles and 11 WTA doubles titles. She has won four Grand Slam singles titles: three at the US Open, in 2005, 2009 and 2010 and one at the Australian Open in 2011. She has also been runner-up in four Grand Slam singles tournaments, and won the WTA Tour Championships singles title in 2002, 2003 and 2010. In doubles, she won the French Open and Wimbledon titles in 2003. Clijsters 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 wildcard to win the tournament, and the first mother to win a major since Evonne Goolagong in 1980.

In June 2011, TIME magazine named her one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future".

According to Forbes in August 2011, she became the fifth highest-paid female athlete over the past year.

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