Tennis ace announces surprise comeback

Thursday September 12 2019


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 



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."