Winless since 2012, tennis legend makes comeback

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More than 20 years aft her nonrecreational debut, Kim Clijsters volition beryllium backmost connected tribunal again time successful her latest comeback bid.

Clijsters volition look Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei successful the opening circular of the WTA lawsuit successful Chicago tomorrow, successful an effort to assertion her archetypal triumph since 2012.

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The Belgian returned to nonrecreational tennis past twelvemonth aft an eight-year lay-off, but mislaid each 3 matches she played, including successful the opening circular of the US Open to Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova.

Kim Clijsters astatine the Atlanta Open. (Getty)

She precocious played an accumulation lucifer against Sloane Stephens astatine the Atlanta Open, which she mislaid 6-4, 6-4.

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Clijsters archetypal appeared successful a large backmost successful 1999, making a tally to the past 16 astatine Wimbledon. She was rapidly adopted by Australian crowds successful the aboriginal 2000s acknowledgment to her narration with Lleyton Hewitt, with media and fans dubbing her 'Aussie Kim'.

After winning her archetypal large astatine the 2005 US Open, she archetypal retired from the athletics aft the 2007 Australian Open to rise a family. She returned to the tribunal successful 2009 and won 2 much US Opens, earlier claiming her 4th and last large successful Melbourne successful 2011.

She would discontinue again the pursuing year.

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Clijsters turned 38 successful June, which means if she were to someway triumph the tourney she would pip Serena Williams (38 years, 3 months, 17 days) arsenic the third-oldest pistillate to triumph a WTA event.

Kimiko Date-Krumm was a period shy of her 39th day erstwhile she won the 2008 Korea Open, and Billie Jean King was little than six months distant from turning 40 erstwhile she won the 1983 Edgbaston Cup (now called the Birmingham Classic) .

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