The return of Clijsters 2020 delayed by a knee injury

Kim Clijsters tennis The return in January has been delayed when he recovers from a knee injury, the four-time Grand Slam champion said Monday.

Clijsters, 36, last played in the Wta He toured in 2012 and had announced in September that he planned to return when the new season begins in January.

I had to make the decision that I will not be able to compete in January. I am undergoing rehabilitation and treatment for a knee injury, Clijsters said on Twitter.

It's a setback, but I'm determined as always to return to the game I love.

Clijsters' decision to return will mark his second return to the sport after retiring for the first time in 2007 to start a family.

With 41 singles titles to her name, Clijsters hung up her racket after the 2012 US Open and later worked as a tennis commentator.

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