Children first, tournaments second, says the queen of return Kim Clijsters
Fourth time Grand slam champion Kim Clijsters Due to his professional return after a seven-year hiatus, he said he will be selective in choosing the tournaments he plays to give him time to focus on his children.
Mother of three children, the 36-year-old Belgian announced plans in September to leave retirement for the second time. But his return, initially scheduled for January, has been delayed due to a knee injury.
Clijsters, who previously joined the circuit between 2009 and 2012, said her priority this time was to make sure she was close when her children, aged three to 11, needed her.
It's going to be different than before, I'm not going to play many tournaments, Clijsters said in an interview with The Telegraph . The children are not going to travel with me so much.
I will have to choose my tournaments wisely to see what works with children and with school, exams ... My children and their schedules will not be affected by my decision to return.
While a comeback this month Australian Open - the last Grand slam she won in 2011 - has been ruled out, Clijsters has been given wildcards for later tournaments, including the Indian Wells Masters in March.
She said the amount she played will also depend on her fitness and recovery time.
I know this is not a five year career. It will only be something for two, three, four years if I can stay healthy and learn more about how my body will react, he said.