The Belgian Kim Clijsters, former world No. 1 who retired twice, accepted a wild card to participate in the Miami Open (March 22-April 4), the organization of this tournament announced on Wednesday.
“We are very excited about Kim’s return to Miami,” said James Blacken, Florida tournament director.
Clijsters, 37 and now a mother of three, returned to the WTA Tour last year after a seven-year absence.
But her comeback has been hampered by the coronavirus pandemic and she still hasn’t played in 2021. Her participation in Miami will mark her first appearance on court since her loss in the first round of the US Open in September.
The Belgian won the title in Miami in 2002 and 2010, and last participated in 2012. She has also won the US Open three times (2005, 2009 and 2010), including once, in 2009 , after getting a wild card after his first retirement. She also won the Australian Open once, in 2011.
Clijsters, who has 41 singles titles on the WTA Tour, also accepted a wild card to play in Charleston (April 5-11).