Overtime!: Kim Clijsters retires at 24.
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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Kim Clijsters retires at 24.

Belgium's top women tennis player, Kim Clijsters announced today on her personnal website (www.kimclijsters.be) that she retires from tennis immediatly. At only 24 years old, it's a bit of a surprise but she explains the reasons of her retirement in her online diary.

Textually, here are the reasons she gave to her fans in her online diary: ''The recurring injuries, having difficulty in getting out of bed in the morning, needing about an hour to get all the muscles warmed up, the demanding preparations of the marriage with Brian... It all makes things a bit difficult to keep on going.

Quitting tennis at an age of nearly 24 is pretty young still. I could have easily gone on and still reel in the four major big earners (three Grand Slams and the Masters). Money is important, but not the most important in my life. Health and happiness are so much more key to life.''

Clijsters has won 34 WTA tour titles and 1 Grand Slam title. (2005 U.S Open) She has also been ranked No1 during her career.

She will get married with Brian Lynch on next July 14th.

(Picture: Getty images)

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4 Comments:

Blogger achengy said...

Wow didn't realize she was just 24. It's tough for women in sports who wish to start families.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

Wish I had enough money at 24 to retire... :)

8:49 PM  
Blogger achengy said...

Even if I had enough money I wouldn't retire that early. Doing nothing and sitting at home sucks after awhile.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Frank said...

Oh man I would. I would have no problem finding something to do.

8:55 AM  

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