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It will be her second retirement from tennis, but this time former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters insists she is quitting the court for good.

Latest Stories Jon Wertheim: Hewitt, Clijsters more alike than we thoughtupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 13:49:00

When Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters were engaged way-back-when, to many it seemed like an odd pairing. No way does yoke these two. He was the combative No. 1, who relished the battle and compensated for an absence of height with oversized heart, spleen and guts.

Clijsters faces Li in Aussie final rematchupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 12:31:00

Defending champion Kim Clijsters will face Li Na for the first time since last year's Australian Open final after both women reached the last 16 of the tennis season's opening grand slam on Friday.

Injury puts Clijsters' Australia Open defense in doubtupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 11:25:00

Four-time grand slam champion Kim Clijsters withdrew from her Brisbane International semifinal with a hip injury on Friday, casting doubt over the defense of her Australian Open crown later this month.

Confident Clijsters powers into Brisbane semifinalsupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 13:35:00

Fifth seed Kim Clijsters booked her place in the semifinals of the Brisbane International on Thursday with a comfortable 6-3 6-2 win over Czech Iveta Benesova.

Clijsters battles past former No.1 Ivanovic in Brisbaneupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 12:07:00

Four-time grand slam champion Kim Clijsters battled back from facing break point at 0-3 down in the deciding set against former world number one Ana Ivanovic Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International in Australia.

Clijsters downs Wozniacki on comebackupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 15:24:00

Four-time grand slam champion Kim Clijsters made a successful return from injury by defeating world number one Caroline Wozniacki in an exhibition match in Antwerp, Belgium. Jon Wertheim: Q&A with Kim Clijstersupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 09:38:00

Kim Clijsters, 28, who won the Australian Open earlier this year and is ranked No. 2 in the world, returns this week after missing two months with an ankle injury. Before playing her opener at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, the two-time defending U.S. Open champion spoke with about the successful second act of her career, one particular blind spot in her pop culture knowledge, tennis' grunting issue and more.

Injured Clijsters forced out of Wimbledonupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 06:26:00

Reigning U.S. Open and Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters will miss Wimbledon after suffering a recurrence of the ankle problem that has troubled her in recent weeks.

Clijsters crashes out of French Openupdated: Thu May 26 2011 15:17:00

Second seed Kim Clijsters suffered her earliest French Open exit in 11 years as she crashed out in the second round on Thursday.

Clijsters wins on Roland Garros returnupdated: Tue May 24 2011 16:19:00

Second seed Kim Clijsters made a winning return at Roland Garros after a five-year absence sweeping aside Belarusian Anastasia Yakimova in straight sets 6-2 6-3.

Clijsters fit for French Open challengeupdated: Mon May 16 2011 17:50:00

World number two Kim Clijsters has confirmed that she will play at the upcoming French Open after recovering from injury.

Freak injury puts Clijsters' French Open in doubtupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 13:28:00

A freak injury suffered by world number two Kim Clijsters has cast doubts over the Belgian's participation in the French Open, it was announced on Monday.

Tennis mum Clijsters wants to adopt childupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 11:36:00

Four-time grand slam champion Kim Clijsters talks about having more children ahead of the Indian Wells Masters tournament.

Tennis mum Clijsters wants to adopt a childupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 11:36:00

Four-time grand slam champion Kim Clijsters has revealed that her ambition is to adopt a child once her glittering tennis career is over.

Wozniacki reclaims top spot from Clijsters in Dubaiupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 17:32:00

Caroline Wozniacki has regained the women's world number one ranking from Belgium's Kim Clijsters, after beating Shahar Peer to reach the semifinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Friday.

Paris winner Kvitova goes out early in Dubaiupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 14:23:00

Petra Kvitova came down to earth with a bump after beating Kim Clijsters to win the Paris Open as she crashed out in the first round in Dubai Tuesday. Jon Wertheim: Clijsters reclaims No. 1, Milos shines in San Joseupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 15:07:00

A best of three while eagerly awaiting this year's BNP Paribas Showdown event at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 28 ...

Clijsters takes over top spot after reaching semisupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 16:15:00

Reigning U.S. Open and Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters is the new world number one after cruising past Jelena Dokic in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the Paris Open.

Clijsters chases No. 1 ranking in Parisupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 16:03:00

Kim Clijsters can return to the top of the women's tennis rankings this week for the first time since 2006, but the four-time grand slam winner insists it is not her major goal.

Sportsman of the year?updated: Tue Feb 08 2011 16:03:00

CNN's Pedro Pinto talks to tennis great Rafael Nadal, Laureus award winner for "Sportsman of the Year."

The tale of Clijsters' Melbourne triumphupdated: Sat Jan 29 2011 11:34:00

A memorable women's final at the 2011 Australian Open pitted third seed Kim Clijsters against Li Na of China at Melbourne Park's Rod Laver Arena. Bruce Jenkins: Remarkable Clijsters finds balance, superiority in comebackupdated: Sat Jan 29 2011 08:16:00

It took an Australian Open championship, masterfully crafted on a sultry summer evening, to magnify Kim Clijsters' status in women's tennis and her place in history. The numbers reflect a compelling triumph, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 over Li Na, but Saturday night's final told a much larger story. Jon Wertheim: Clijsters' newfound domination could lead to historic seasonupdated: Sat Jan 29 2011 07:40:00 caught up with Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim after Kim Clijsters' 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Li Na in the Australian Open women's singles final.

Chinese star Li Na faces Clijsters in Australian Open finalupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 13:48:00

China's Li Na made history on Thursday by becoming the first Asian tennis player to reach the singles final of a grand slam tournament in the Open era, ending the Australian hopes of world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki.

Clijsters faces Zvonareva rematch in Australian Open semifinalsupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 09:46:00

World No. 3 Kim Clijsters remains on course to win a second consecutive grand slam singles title after overcoming a challenge from Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open.

Clijsters battles into last 16 at Australian Openupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 11:20:00

Kim Clijsters stayed on course to win back to back grand slams but was not at her best in grinding out a 7-6 6-3 win over Alize Cornet of France in their third round match at the Australian Open Saturday.

Clijsters remains on course in Australia; Zvonareva marches onupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 11:15:00

Third seed Kim Clijsters booked a place in her sixth Australian Open quarterfinal with a straight-sets success over Russia's Ekaterina Makarova Monday.

Clijsters embarrasses former No. 1 Safina in Melbourneupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 10:19:00

World number three Kim Clijsters eased past Russia's Dinara Safina with a 6-0 6-0 victory in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday. Jon Wertheim: Australian Open women's seed reportupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 16:58:00's Jon Wertheim breaks down the men's and women's seeds at the Australian Open. Read on for the top first-round matchups, dark horses, and his predicted winners. Have your say here.

Li fightback stuns Clijsters in Sydney finalupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 10:37:00

China's Li Na recovered from 5-0 down in the opening set to defeat third seed Kim Clijsters 7-6 6-3 in the final of the Sydney International tournament on Friday.

Clijsters battles into Sydney finalupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 12:13:00

World number three Kim Clijsters overcame Russia's Alisa Kleybanova 4-6 6-3 7-6 in a two-hour 38 minute battle on Thursday to reach the final of the Sydney International tournament.

Clijsters in form ahead of Australian Openupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 13:19:00

World number three Kim Clijsters has continued her impressive run of form heading into next week's Australian Open, dispatching Victoria Azarenka in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the Sydney International.

Clijsters beats returning Henin in special exhibitionupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 06:12:00

Kim Clijsters beat the returning Justine Henin in a special exhibition match in their native Belgium Thursday.

Clijsters in final after car-crash scareupdated: Sat Oct 30 2010 16:47:00

Kim Clijsters survived a car crash to book her place in the final of the WTA Championships in Doha, where she will face world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki on Sunday.

Clijsters pulls out of China Open; Nadal breezes through in Thailandupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 12:33:00

US Open champion Kim Clijsters has been forced to pull out of next month's China Open because of a foot infection.

Holder Clijsters defends U.S. Open titleupdated: Sun Sep 12 2010 11:29:00

Belgian Kim Clijsters overpowered seventh seed Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-1 in exactly one hour to successfully defend her women's singles title at the U.S. Open and win her third overall at the tournament.

Clijsters to face Zvonareva in U.S. Open finalupdated: Sat Sep 11 2010 05:14:00

Kim Clijsters willl face Vera Zvonareva in the women's final at the U.S. Open after the Belgian defending champion rallied from a set down to beat Venus Williams.

Clijsters and Williams to meet in last fourupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 04:15:00

Defending U.S. Open Champion Kim Clijsters came through a tough three-set quarterfinal on Tuesday to set up a last-four clash with former winner Venus Williams.

Clijsters storms past Peers at Flushing Meadowsupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 09:40:00

Defending U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters stormed past Australia's Sally Peers in a comfortable straight sets victory, taking less than an hour to secure her place in the third round in New York.

Clijsters begins with straight sets winupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 13:13:00

Kim Clijsters survived a second set scare to begin the defense of her women's singles title at the U.S. Open with a straight sets 6-0 7-5 victory over Hungarian Greta Arn on Monday.

Clijsters battling to be fit for U.S. Openupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 09:32:00

Kim Clijsters will undergo a scan on her injured thigh Monday in the countdown to her title defense at next week's U.S. Open in New York.

Clijsters cruises into Montreal quartersupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 12:29:00

U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters is through to the quarterfinals of the Montreal Cup after crushing Kaia Kanepi of Estonia for the loss of just three games on Thursday.

Clijsters fights back to beat Sharapova in Cincinnati finalupdated: Sun Aug 15 2010 19:30:00

Kim Clijsters staved off a championship point before beating Maria Sharapova 2-6 7-6 6-2 in the final of the $2 million WTA tournament in Cincinnati.

At home with Kim Clijstersupdated: Sun Aug 15 2010 15:57:00

Open Court profiles U.S. Open defending champion Kim Clijsters at her home in Bree, Belgium.

Tennis supermum Clijsters finds recipe for successupdated: Fri Aug 13 2010 08:39:00

Combining motherhood with a full-time job is a notoriously difficult task but try telling that to Kim Clijsters.

Kim Clijsters talks Wimbledonupdated: Sun Jul 04 2010 11:13:00

World rank number eight Kim Clijsters tells CNN why Wimbledon is such a prestigious tournament.

Injured Henin ruled out of U.S. Open and battle of Belgiansupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 15:29:00

Former world number one Justine Henin has ruled herself out of the U.S. Open after sustaining an elbow injury in her Wimbledon exit to Belgian rival Kim Clijsters.

Clijsters wins Belgian battle at Wimbledonupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 13:31:00

Kim Clijsters overcame her fellow Belgian Justine Henin 2-6 6-2 6-3 after a tight battle on Monday to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.

Henin and Clijsters to meet in last 16 at Wimbledonupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 12:33:00

Belgian stars Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters set up a mouthwatering clash with straight sets victories over seeded players from Russia in their third round matches at Wimbledon on Friday.

Belgian stars Henin and Clijsters breeze into third roundupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 19:03:00

Belgian favorites Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters battled into the third round of the women's singles at Wimbledon with straight sets victories on Wednesday.

Clijsters crashes out of pre-Wimbledon eventupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 13:32:00

U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters crashed out in the quarterfinals of WTA tournament in Eastbourne as she went down in straight sets to Victoria Azarenka of the Belarus.

Clijsters and Davydenko miss French Openupdated: Fri May 14 2010 14:04:00

Belgian Kim Clijsters and Nikolay Davydenko of Russia will both miss this month's French Open through injury, organizers said on Friday.

Injured Clijsters could miss French Openupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 11:52:00

Kim Clijsters could miss the French Open after picking up a foot injury while on Fed Cup duty with Belgium.

Comeback queen Clijsters crushes Venus in one-sided Miami finalupdated: Sat Apr 03 2010 16:47:00

Kim Clijsters continued her successful return to tennis by demolishing American third seed Venus Williams in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami on Saturday.

Kuznetsova crashes out in California; Clijsters wins openerupdated: Sun Mar 14 2010 07:54:00

Top seed Svetlana Kuznetsova tumbled out of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Saturday, but two-time champion Kim Clijsters cruised into the third round.

Serena sets up clash with Stosurupdated: Sat Jan 23 2010 11:44:00

Defending champion Serena Williams cruised into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday after comfortable win over Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in straight sets.

Clijsters crashes out as Henin continues winning return in Melbourneupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 11:21:00

Kim Clijsters crashed out of the Australian Open on Friday along with eighth seed Jelena Jankovic, but fellow former world No. 1 Justine Henin continued her winning return to tennis.

Clijsters wins again in Brisbaneupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 10:45:00

Kim Clijsters continued her winning start to 2010 with a 6-0 6-3 demolition of Australia's Alicia Molik at the WTA tournament in Brisbane on Tuesday.

Clijsters makes winning start to 2010updated: Sun Jan 03 2010 16:25:00

Belgium's Kim Clijsters began her 2010 campaign in fine style with a 6-2 6-1 win over Italy's Tathiana Garbin in the first round of the WTA tournament in Brisbane on Sunday.

Unseeded Clijsters secures U.S. Open victoryupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 12:07:00

Unseeded Belgian former world number one Kim Clijsters' return to women's tennis culminated in a U.S. Open women's singles title after she beat Danish ninth seed Caroline Wozniacki 7-5 6-3 in New York on Sunday night.

The comeback Kimupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 12:07:00

Former world number one Kim Clijsters speaks to CNN about her return to the U.S. Open since coming out of retirement.

Clijsters into final amid controversial scenesupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 10:00:00

Serena Williams' bid to defend her U.S. Open title ended in controversy after the defending champion angrily remonstrated with a line judge at the end of her semifinal match against unseeded Kim Clijsters on Saturday.

Clijsters stuns Venus Williams at U.S. Openupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 00:13:00

Former women's champion Kim Clijsters has claimed her biggest victory since her comeback from retirement after beating third-seed Venus Williams at the U.S. Open on Sunday. Jon Wertheim: Clijsters a definite contenderupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 19:04:00

NEW YORK -- Three thoughts from Day 1 before getting to your questions ...

Tennis: Clijsters beaten by Safina in Cincinnatiupdated: Sat Aug 15 2009 13:18:00

Kim Clijsters saw her comeback run ended by world number one Dinara Safina in the quarterfinals of the WTA tournament in Cincinnati.

Clijsters wins again as Williams sisters crashupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 09:45:00

Kim Clijsters' blistering return to competitive tennis gathered pace on Thursday with a hard-fought victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in Cincinnati. Jon Wertheim: Clijsters' return well-timed for WTA Tourupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 13:36:00

Let me be the 12,764th person to ask you: Does Kim Clijsters' win over 13th-ranked Marion Bartoli show how weak the women's game is today, or is Clijsters really that good a player to come back after a two-year absence and knock off a player who just beat Venus Williams in the Stanford final? -- Curious Fan, New York

Clijsters continues winning ways on returnupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 16:57:00

Kim Clijsters continued her fairytale comeback to competitive tennis with a second round victory over Swiss star Patty Schnyder in Cincinnati on Wednesday.

Clijsters makes triumphant WTA comebackupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 16:40:00

Former world number one Kim Clijsters made a triumphant return to tennis on Monday night beating 12th seed Marion Bartoli of France in straight sets at the WTA event in Cincinnati.

Clijsters preparing to make WTA comebackupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 14:16:00

Former world number one Kim Clijsters makes her long-awaited return to the WTA Tour when she takes takes part in the Cincinnati hard-court tournament on Monday. Bryan Armen Graham: Clijsters hopes to spark WTA tour with comebackupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 17:34:00

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when the popularity of the WTA Tour rivaled its men's counterpart, when stars like the then-up-and-coming Williams sisters held court with Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati, Monica Seles, Justine Henin, Mary Pierce and, yes, Anna Kournikova. Tennis Champ Returning to Courts After Becoming a Momupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 12:27:00

Former No. 1 player Kim Clijsters announces she's coming out of retirement

Clijsters confirms return to tennis circuitupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 08:31:00

Former world number one Kim Clijsters will come out of retirement and return to playing on the WTA Tour, the Belgian confirmed at a press conference on Thursday.

Clijsters ready to rejoin tennis circuitupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 12:02:00

Former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters looks set to announce her return to the women's tennis circuit two years after retiring from the sport to have a baby.

Clijsters challenge ended by Li Naupdated: Mon Mar 26 2007 16:59:00

China's Li Na has stunned Belgian fourth seed Kim Clijsters 4-6 6-4 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. Is Clijsters already done?updated: Wed Feb 14 2007 07:48:00

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Clijsters pulls out of Paris eventupdated: Wed Jan 31 2007 10:19:00

Kim Clijsters has pulled out of next week's Open Gaz de France in Paris because of an injured hip.

No tears as 'Aussie Kim' bows outupdated: Thu Jan 25 2007 05:25:00

Kim Clijsters refused to shed any tears after her last appearance at the Australian Open, a semifinal defeat by top seed Maria Sharapova.

Clijsters battles to Sydney titleupdated: Fri Jan 12 2007 06:52:00

Belgium's Kim Clijsters saved a match point before beating Serbia's Jelena Jankovic 4-6 7-6 6-4 to win a thrilling women's final at the Sydney International on Friday.

Top seed Clijsters keeps her titleupdated: Sun Nov 05 2006 11:12:00

World number six Kim Clijsters marked her return from a two-month injury lay-off when she retained her Hasselt Cup title with a 6-3 3-6 6-4 victory over Estonian qualifier Kaia Kanepi in Sunday's final.

Clijsters into Hasselt last eightupdated: Thu Nov 02 2006 15:56:00

Defending champion Kim Clijsters continued her comeback from a two-month injury layoff with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Germany's Martina Mueller in the second round of the Hasselt Cup on Thursday.

Clijsters planning early comebackupdated: Wed Oct 04 2006 05:55:00

Kim Clijsters hopes to make an early return to the WTA Tour later this month because her injured wrist is healing faster than expected.

Clijsters ruled out of U.S. Open updated: Fri Aug 18 2006 04:17:00

Kim Clijsters will be unable to defend her U.S. Open title due to wrist injury she sustained at the WTA event in Montreal on Wednesday.

Clijsters injury scare in Montrealupdated: Thu Aug 17 2006 03:19:00

Kim Clijsters is facing a battle to be fit to defend her U.S. Open title after retiring with a wrist injury in a second round match against Canadian Stephanie Dubois at the WTA event in Montreal on Wednesday night.

Clijsters takes Bank of West titleupdated: Sun Jul 30 2006 16:29:00

Top seed Kim Clijsters tuned up for her defense of the U.S. Open crown with a 6-4 6-2 win over Swiss Patty Schnyder in the final of the Bank of West Classic tournament in Stanford.

Clijsters looking for more titlesupdated: Tue Jul 25 2006 03:13:00

U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters is looking to repeat last year's success on hard courts when she begins the defense of her Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California, title this week.

Belgium have one foot in Fed finalupdated: Sat Jul 15 2006 16:00:00

Wins for Kim Clijsters and Kerstin Flipkens gave Belgium a commanding 2-0 lead over the United States in their Fed Cup semifinal.

Henin-Hardenne, Mauresmo in finalupdated: Thu Jul 06 2006 09:14:00

Justine Henin-Hardenne hit back from breaks of service down in both sets to win the all-Belgian women's semifinal against Kim Clijsters at Wimbledon on Thursday.

Clijsters is through in 10 minutesupdated: Wed Jun 21 2006 07:49:00

Kim Clijsters's first match in the defense of her Eastbourne title lasted just 10 minutes on Wednesday before Vera Zvonareva retired injured.

Hingis is no match for Clijstersupdated: Tue Jun 06 2006 09:20:00

Former world number one Martina Hingis was no match for Belgian second seed Kim Clijsters, who reached the semifinals of the French Open in Paris with a 7-6 6-1 defeat of the Swiss on Tuesday.

Henin-Hardenne enjoys revenge winupdated: Sat Jun 03 2006 07:34:00

Defending champion Justine Henin-Hardenne avenged one of her most disappointing defeats on Saturday when she dispatched Italian Tathiana Garbin 6-4 6-0 to reach the French Open fourth round.

Clijsters goes through after scareupdated: Mon May 29 2006 11:48:00

World number two Kim Clijsters survived a second set scare to reach the second round of the French Open with a 6-0 7-6 win over France's Virginie Razzano.

Clijsters shaken by Safina assaultupdated: Thu May 18 2006 10:03:00

World number two Kim Clijsters suffered a surprise 6-4 7-6 defeat by Russian Dinara Safina in the last 16 of the Italian Open in Rome on Thursday.

Clijsters snaps 2006 title droughtupdated: Sun May 07 2006 08:47:00

Top seeded Kim Clijsters claimed her first title since October as she defeated in-form Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5 6-2 in the final of the WTA tournament in Warsaw on Sunday.

Warsaw defeat for returning Venusupdated: Fri May 05 2006 14:50:00

Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova ended the comeback run of Venus Williams to advance to the semifinals of the WTA event in Warsaw on Friday.

Holders Russia face a stern testupdated: Thu Apr 20 2006 05:07:00

Russia could not have a harder start to the defense of their Fed Cup title than this weekend's tie in Liege against a Belgian team featuring Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne.

Clijsters, Mauresmo clash in finalupdated: Sat Feb 18 2006 10:57:00

World number one Kim Clijsters will face Amelie Mauresmo in the final of the Proximus Diamond Games after a crushing 5-7 6-1 6-2 semifinal defeat of fifth seed Elena Dementieva.

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