‘Tremendous player’ Kim Clijsters to resume her comeback as she accepts Miami and Charleston wildcards

Kim Clijsters practice

Four-time Grand Slam winner Kim Clijsters is set to return to competitive tennis at the Miami Open after she accepted a wildcard for the event and the Volvo Car Open in Charleston.

Seven years after she retired from professional tennis for a second time, the former world No 1 made a comeback last year as she played in three events, including the US Open in August.

After not featuring in the first two months of the 2021 season, Clijsters will return to action at the WTA 1000 mandatory Miami Open, which starts on 22 March.

“The Miami Open was always a favorite stop on tour for me,” the Belgian said. “I have great memories and also had great results there. I’m excited to be coming back to Miami.”

Clijsters won the Miami Open in 2005 and 2010.

“We are very excited to have Kim returning to Miami,” James Blake, Miami Open Tournament Director, said.

“She is a tremendous player and an even better person. Plus, it’s not often you get the opportunity to see someone who has been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame compete at an event of this level.”

The 37-year-old will also feature in the WTA 500 Charleston clay-court tournament, which kicks off on 5 April.

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