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Clijsters Chats Concerning Comeback

Posted by gauloises1 on May 15, 2009

Check out this article from the Times where Kim Clijsters talks about her imminent appearance at Wimbledon’s Centre Court Celebration, and her comeback planned for the summer.

lil kim

Lil’ Kim.

I didn’t realise her father died this year. Some interesting quotes:

The former world No 1 has barely spoken about her return to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, announced just over a year after the birth of Jade, her daughter, and four months since the death of Leo, her father and spiritual mentor. The plan is for the 25-year-old to recommence competition in Cincinnati in August before the US Open, the lone grand-slam title she won in 2005. But it is a decision she would not have come to had she been so contented by motherhood, if her father had beaten the cancer and, imperatively, had the invitation to this weekend’s jolly not arrived, out of the blue.

“It is true to say the ‘click’ came when Wimbledon asked if I would play in the roof celebration,” Clijsters said. “I had been hitting a few balls but nothing serious. I was trying to get my mind back together after a year spent constantly caring for my father. I wish, of course, he could have lived for another ten years or more, but when he passed away I wanted to get back on court and see how it felt.

“When the call came, I had something to work towards, I needed to get back into shape, to set a few goals. Then I discovered I was actually enjoying it.

How do you reckon this comeback goes? I’m thinking not well.

No Responses Yet to “Clijsters Chats Concerning Comeback”

  1. Joan said

    I want to see Kim play Amelie again. I know that Amelie misses competing against Kim.

  2. Jacko (Private Detective) Ghostness!! said

    *loves kim and wants her to do well*

  3. ice said

    Considering the shittiness that is the WTA now, yes, she’ll do extremely well

  4. lauren said

    That photo is a hoot. Kim as Shirley Temple.
    I hope Kim does well when she comes back, and thinks she has the opportunity to – as long as she prepares well. If she’s half-hearted it’ll be a damp squib. If she gets it right there will be a few shocked starlets in the game.

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