Kim Clijsters is a retired professional tennis player and a former World Number 1 in both singles and doubles. She has a total of six Grand Slam titles. She helped Belgium win the Fed Cup in 2001.
Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters was born on June 8, 1983 in Bilzen, Belgium. She currently splits her time between Bree, Belgium, and New Jersey in the United States of America.
Clijsters stands 174 cm tall and she is right-handed with a two-handed backhand. She was coached by Fred Hemmes Jr. and throughout her career, she has earned US$24,527,039, placing her 12th in all-time rankings.
Clijsters turned pro in 1997. She did not make her Grand Slam main draw debut in 1999, making it all the way to the fourth round of Wimbledon and the third round of the US Open. In 2001, she reached her first Grand Slam finals – at the French Open where she was beaten by Jennifer Capriati.
Around 2004, she suffered from injuries which led her to be absent from a number of Grand Slams. She came back in 2005 at the French Open and she was in the fourth round in France as well as the fourth round of Wimbledon.
That year, she also won her first singles Grand Slam – the 2005 US Open. She would go on to win two more US Opens in 2009 and 2010. In 2011, she won the Wimbledon title.
Clijsters has also won three WTA Finals in 2002, 2003, and 2010. Also in 2003, she won the women’s doubles titles at the French Open and Wimbledon. At the time, she was paired with Ai Sugiyama.
She again suffered from issues with her game and injuries between 2006 and 2009. In 2013, she retired from tennis then she came back to play in 2020. She retired again in 2020.
- Career Record: 523–132 (79.8%)
Career Titles: 41
- Highest Ranking: No. 1 (11 August 2003)
Grand Slam Singles Performances
- Australian Open - W (2011)
- French Open - F (2001, 2003)
- Wimbledon - SF (2003, 2006)
- US Open - W (2005, 2009, 2010)
- Tour Finals - W (2002, 2003, 2010)
- Olympic Games - QF (2012)
- Career Record: 131–55 (70.4%)
Career Titles: 11
- Highest Ranking: No. 1 (4 August 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles Performances
- Australian Open - QF (2003)
- French Open - W (2003)
- Wimbledon - W (2003)
- US Open - QF (2002)
Other Doubles Tournaments
- Tour Finals - F (2003)
Best Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Performances
- French Open - 3R (2000)
- Wimbledon - F (2000)
- US Open - 2R (2012)
- Fed Cup - W (2001)
- Hopman Cup - RR (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
How many Grand Slam titles does Kim Clijsters have?
She has a total of 6. She has 4 Grand Slam singles titles and 2 Grand Slam doubles titles.
When did Kim Clijsters first become World Number 1?
In August 2003, Kim Clijsters became the singles number 1 and doubles number 1.
How many singles career titles does Kim Clijsters have?
She has 41 tour-level singles titles.