Kim Clijsters receives BNP Paribas Open wildcard


Former international No.1 and four-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters has been presented a wildcard for the imminent BNP Paribas Open.

Clijsters, who announced her go back to expert tennis late remaining year after a seven-yr hiatus from the Tour, maybe gambling in only her third tournament back. The 36-12 months-antique might be returning to the desert — in which she is a two-time champion (2003, 2005) — for the first time due to the fact that 2011.

The 36-year-old Belgian spent 19 weeks because of the No. 1 player in the international earlier than retiring for the first time in 2007 to start a family. Clijsters lower back to the Tour in 2009 following the start of her first toddler and won the United States Open that August in only her third event back.

She went directly to win two extra Grand Slam titles (2010 US Opens, 2011 Australian Open) and reclaim the No.1 ranking earlier than retiring for the 2nd time in 2012.

Now a mother of three, Clijsters launched the third phase of her profession at Dubai closing week and also will play on the Monterrey Open earlier than returning to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the 2020 BNP Paribas Open.

The event might be held among March 9 and 22 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.