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Kim Clijsters

Belgian Tennis Player
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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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CHILDHOOD

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

TEENAGE

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

TWENTIES

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
2008 25 Years Old 1 More Event
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

THIRTIES

2013 30 Years Old 1 More Event
On 18 September 2013, Clijsters gave birth to a son, Jack Leon Lynch.
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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