Tennis ace announces surprise comeback

Thursday September 12 2019

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In this file photo taken on March 21, 2012 Kim Clijsters of Belgium returns the ball to Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia during Day 3 of the Sony Ericsson Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida. - Kim Clijsters will be back in competition in 2020, AFP reports on September 12, 2019. PHOTO | AL BELLO |  AFP 

By AFP

PARIS,

Belgium's former world number one Kim Clijsters announced on Thursday her return to competitive tennis in 2020, seven years after retiring.

The 36-year-old four-time singles Grand Slam champion revealed the surprise move on Twitter.

"These last seven years I've been a full time mum. And I love it, I really do. But I also loved being a professional tennis player. And honestly I miss that feeling."

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