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Kim Clijsters will not stop tennis for a 3rd time regardless of knee surgical procedure and contracting COVID-19 in house of three months | Tennis Information

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Former Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters has no plans on retiring for the third time in her profession after present process knee surgical procedure in October earlier than contracting COVID-19 in January; “I am not able to stop….. I’ll maintain pushing and see what’s attainable,” stated the Belgian

Final Up to date: 14/03/21 2:14pm

Kim Clijsters stays adamant she isn’t able to stop for the third time throughout her profession

Kim Clijsters says she isn’t able to stop the sport for the third time in her profession regardless of present process knee surgical procedure and contracting COVID-19 all within the house of three months.

The previous world No 1 and four-time Grand Slam champion retired for a second time in 2012 earlier than making a 3rd profession comeback in 2020.

Clijsters performed in Dubai and Monterrey earlier than the coronavirus pandemic introduced tennis to a halt.

The Belgian, a mom of three, suffered a first-round exit on the US Open earlier than being compelled to place her comeback on maintain attributable to a knee damage which required surgical procedure.

She then contracted COVID-19 in January, additional delaying her return to the WTA tour. The 37-year-old has now turned down wild playing cards into the Miami Open and Charleston with the intention to endure ache administration therapy.

Clijsters has faced a series of difficulties during her return

Clijsters has confronted a collection of difficulties throughout her return

“In October, I had surgical procedure on my proper knee to restore harm sustained over my profession and to cut back ache. Outcomes following surgical procedure have been good – rehab and restoration went effectively and I used to be feeling actually optimistic,” she wrote on social media.

“As you’ve got heard, I had COVID in January and whereas the signs have been gentle, it did disrupt my coaching schedule.

“I’ve had an intense few weeks of coaching with my group. Sadly I’m not the place I should be particularly if I wish to compete with the perfect.

“It is disappointing and irritating. I knew this was going to be arduous once I began this journey – and there have been challenges which were out of my management. I am not able to stop….. I’ll maintain pushing and see what’s attainable.”

Clijsters, who additionally suffered a medial ligament tear of her proper knee throughout a sport of padel in 2019, added: “I wish to thanks Miami and Charleston groups for the wild card alternative and want all of them the perfect with their occasions.

“I’m going to endure some ache administration therapy for the following 3-6 weeks after which regroup with my group and see what’s subsequent.”

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