Kim Clijsters is one of the most athletic players you will see on the tennis court. Her ability to perform splits during points is fun to watch.
Clijsters first retired from tennis in 2012 at age 23 as a result of injuries. She got married and had a daughter. She returned to tennis two years later, winning three grand slam titles. She retired again in 2012 but will return to the WTA tour in 2020 at age 36.
Kim Clijsters is married to former basketball player and current basketball coach Bryan Lynch. They have three children – a daughter Jada, and two sons, Jack and Blake. Clijsters previously had a long-term relationship with Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt, earning her the nickname “Aussie Kim”.
Full Court Sport
In the second half of 2020, Kim Clijsters started wearing an independent clothing brand, Full Court Sport.
Clijsters has worn Fila apparel and shoes throughout her playing career. In 2017, Fila introduced a special collection for Clijsters to honor her induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Clijsters uses Babolat rackets to power her big baseline game. Her current racquet is the Babolat Pure Drive.
Ernst and Young
Ernst and Young is a Big 4 accounting firm headquartered in London, England. It is one of the largest professional services firms in the world.
Van Lanschot is the oldest independent bank in the Netherlands. It was established in 1737. The bank offers private banking, asset management, and merchant banking services. Van Lanschot also sponsors the Kim Clijsters Academy.
Kim Clijsters Academy (KCA)
KCA is located in the city of Bree, Belgium. The academy trains aspiring tennis players to reach their goals in professional and recreational tennis.
TEN4KIM is a nonprofit founded by Clijsters. The organization helps talented young players accomplish their goal of becoming a professional tennis player by providing financial support in the early stages of their career.
SOS Children’s Villages
Clijsters works with SOS Children’s Villages to ensure that kids grow up in strong loving families. SOS looks for what’s best for the child – either in his/her own family or a new family.