Kim Clijsters to retire again after US Open

Zeenews Sports Bureau

This year`s US Open will bring down the curtains of stupendous career of former world number one Kim Clijsters, who came out of retirement in 2009 after more than two years out of the sport.

After pulling out of the upcoming French Open due to injury, the Belgian said the August 27-September 9 US Open would be her last tournament.

"In principle, I will stop after the US Open. That`s the tournament where I have had my greatest triumphs and it is therefore very special to me," she said.

"The (Flushing Meadows) stadium is about 45 minutes from our house in the United States and so my in-laws can be there."

Clijsters won her first US Open title in 2005 and marked a sensational return to tennis with a second in 2009 before successfully defending the title the following year.