Clijsters to bow out after US Open
Kim Clijsters has announced she will retire from tennis for good after this year's US Open tournament.
The former world number one and four-time Grand Slam champion first retired from the sport in May 2007 but made a return to tennis in March 2009, going on to win that year's US Open after receiving a wild card into the main draw.
The 28-year-old has previously said that 2012 would be her final year on the professional circuit, but the Dutch star has now confirmed she intends to participate at Wimbledon - the one major title she has failed to win - before bowing out after the US Open.
Clijsters said: "As it stands I will end my career at the US Open, That is where I enjoyed my greatest triumphs and it is a very special place for me.
"The stadium is only about 45 minutes away from our house in the United States and my parents-in-law will be able to be present."