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Kim Clijsters brings back to February and will participate in the Dubai tournament

Kim Clijsters brings back to February and will participate in the Dubai tournament
Belgian Kim Clijsters, who became the best tennis player in the world in 2003 and announced last September that she would return to the professional circuit after retiring in 2012, indicated this Sunday that she will participate in the Dubai tournament, between 17 and 29 of February, thus advancing his return.

In December, the athlete assured that she would take the racket again in the Monterrey tournament, between February 29 and March 8, but this Sunday she specified on the social network Instagram that her return to the courts will take place in the United Arab Emirates .

“I am going to accept an invitation to play the 2020 Dubai tournament. Since I announced my return, there have been a few bumps, but I am looking forward to getting back on track and seeing what this new chapter brings,” the tennis player wrote on her profile on Instagram.

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In that same message, he thanked his team, friends, family and followers “for all their encouragement these last weeks.”

“See you next week in Dubai!” Concluded Clijsters, 36.

Also on the same social network, the Dubai tournament celebrated that the tennis player has chosen the United Arab Emirates event to compete again.

When she announced in September that she was returning to tennis, the athlete said that, in the same way that she has friends who at 50 years of age enjoy running marathons, she likes to continue playing tennis.

“I don’t feel like I have to prove anything, but I want to test myself and I want to be strong again. This is my marathon, “added Clijsters, who assured that” the love for this sport is obviously still there. “

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After a first retirement in 2007 with a Grand Slam in her track record because she wanted to start a family, Clijsters, born in 1983 in the Flemish town of Bilzen (Belgium), returned to the circuits two years later and won another three “greats”, before what seemed like his final goodbye in 2012.

She withdrew from the circuit after finishing the US Open that year and, shortly after, organized an exhibition match in Antwerp to say goodbye live to the 15,000 fans who came to see her.

His record includes three victories at the United States Open (2005, 2009 and 2010), one at the Australian Open (2011) and two Ronald Garros finals (2001 and 2003), in addition to having reached number one in the ranking. from the WTA in August 2003.

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He also achieved a victory in the Federation Cup in 2001 together with Justine Henin, the other great Belgian tennis player who also retired young and twice from the courts, first in 2008 and definitely in 2011, at the age of 28.

Clijsters was also proclaimed the doubles champion at Wimbledon and Roland Garros in 2003. EFE

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