Reuters reported yesterday that 2005 U.S. Open champ Kim Clijster’s may be considering a comeback beyond the upcoming Wimbledon “new roof” exo and World Team Tennis gigs that are already in the works. Here’s what her former coach Carl Maes has to say about it:
“When she stopped (playing) I never said it would be the last time (we would see her on the tour). . .I think it’s too early to tell but somewhere in the back of her mind, it must be something that’s she’s considering. . .If she’s fit and wants to play then I think it’s a possibility. I wouldn’t be completely surprised (if she decided to come back). . .What we saw with Martina Hingis and Lindsay Davenport, who came back, is that their best level is probably good enough to win a tournament, and win some matches against the top players. . .If she is fully fit then I am sure that her best level would be good enough to be competitive.”
Can you blame her for thinking about it? With Justine retired, Maria out with injury, and the Williams sisters not playing week-in, week-out, a healthy Kimmie looks at the likes of Ivanovic and Jankovic and must think “I have a shot.”
I’m all for a come back – in my opinion the WTA needs all the help it can get. And I’d love to see her and Jelena in a spread eagle showdown.
Click here for the full article from Reuters and thanks to GTT buddy, GoMaria, for the tip.
Photo: Steve Christo