Kim Clijsters

Belgian Tennis Player

Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters is a Belgian professional tennis player. As of 5 March 2012, Clijsters is ranked no. 36 in singles. Clijsters is a former world no. 1 in both singles and doubles. Clijsters has 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.… Read More

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1983 Birth Clijsters was born on 8 June 1983, in Bilzen, Limburg, in the Flemish Region of Belgium. … Read More


1998 15 Years Old …  In singles, she finished as runner-up in the 1998 Wimbledon junior event, finishing 11th in the year-end singles ranking. … Read More
1999 16 Years Old In 1999, Clijsters made her breakthrough professionally. … Read More
2001 18 Years Old Clijsters climbed up the rankings over the next couple of years. In 2001, she reached her first Tier I final at the tournament in Indian Wells, California, losing to Serena Williams in a match overshadowed by controversy. … Read More
2002 19 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She was also runner-up in four Grand Slam singles tournaments and won the WTA Tour Championships singles title in 2002, 2003, and 2010. … Read More


On 11 August 2003, Clijsters attained the world no. 1 ranking, holding the spot for 12 non-consecutive weeks during the remainder of the year, and was the first player to be top ranked by the WTA without first winning a Grand Slam singles title.
2005 - 2006 3 More Events
2007 was to be Clijsters’ final year on tour, as she had planned in 2005 to retire at the end of the 2007 season. … Read More
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Clijsters gave birth to daughter, Jada Elle, on 27 February 2008, at 1:35 pm at the Vesalius hospital in Tongeren, Belgium. … Read More
Lei Clijsters died of lung cancer on 4 January 2009. Clijsters says that she inherited footballer's legs from her father and a gymnast's flexibility from her mother. Kim's younger sister Elke finished 2002 as the ITF World Junior Doubles champion and retired in 2004 after back injuries. … Read More
In March 2010, Clijsters won her first Laureus World Sports Award, for her 2009 US Open comeback. … Read More
Clijsters started a strong campaign at the 2011 Australian Open as the tournament favourite with an emphatic 6–0, 6–0 victory over former world no. 1 Dinara Safina in the first round. … Read More
Clijsters began her 2012 season at the Brisbane International. … Read More


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On 18 September 2013, Clijsters gave birth to a son, Jack Leon Lynch.On 17 April 2016, she announced her third pregnancy.
Clijsters competed in the Women's Legends Doubles event at the 2014 French Open in June 2014 alongside Martina Navratilova as her partner. … Read More
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