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Kim Clijsters to Play the Volvo Car Open for the First Time

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Kim Clijsters
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Former World No. 1 Kim Clijsters will compete in the 2020 Volvo Car Open, April 4-12 on Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina. The 2020 tournament will mark her Volvo Car Open debut. Clijsters is a four-time Grand Slam singles champion and a two-time Grand Slam doubles champion. She retired from tennis in 2012 and will be making her comeback next season.

The 36-year-old Belgian is returning to tennis because of the love of the game. She holds 41 career WTA titles — the third-highest total among active players, behind Serena Williams (72 titles) and Venus Williams (49 titles).

“It’s hard to believe that I’ve never played in Charleston,” said Clijsters. “I’m excited to visit the city and get to play the famous green courts. I can’t wait to see everyone courtside in April!”

“Kim entering Charleston for the first time brings our prestigious and historic roster of players full circle,” said Eleanor Adams, Volvo Car Open tournament manager. “As a member of the Tennis Hall of Fame, an Olympian, a wife and mother of three, welcoming Kim to the Volvo Car Open is incredibly special. A beautiful mover with very clean and precise strokes, Kim is a joy to watch on court …What a gift to our fans!”

The nine-day tournament is the largest women’s-only tennis tournament in North America. The event attracts an average of 90,000 attendees and more than 100 of the top singles and doubles tennis players to Charleston every year.