It is perhaps appropriate that Kim Clijsters retires at the U.S. Open, which has been the scene of her greatest tennis achievements.
Many thought that her swan song may have her battling an emboldened Serena Williams but this was not to be on Arthur Ashe Stadium yesterday.
Many of us remember her young days in tennis, as she was dating Australian Leyton Hewitt, and her subsequent leave of tennis to begin a family. Then, she surprised us all with a quick comeback and another title at the U.S. Open.
Kim was a great gift to women’s tennis and will be missed for her ability and fierce competitive attitude on the courts.
Be well Kim, we will miss you!
Read more of Kim Clijsters farewell at the New York Times.