Kim Clijsters

Kim Clijsters 2021: Net Worth, Salary and Endorsements

Former World Number 1 tennis player, Kim Clijsters announced her return to professional tennis on September 12, 2019, after she retired in the year 2012. She began competing professionally again in January 2020. 

Born on 8 June 1983, in a small town in northeastern Belgium, on Clijsters' fifth birthday, her father built a clay tennis court at their home as a gift to his daughter. She was extremely energetic as a kid and held her first racquet at the age of five.

Her father was a soccer player who represented Belgium and her mother was a gymnast, but Clijsters is known as a four-time Grand Slam champion.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Kim Clijsters of Belgium smiles during the mixed doubles match between John McEnroe of the United States and his partner Kim Clijsters of Belgium and Martina Navratilova of the United States and Jamie Murray of Great Britain during the Wimbledon No. 1 Court Celebration in support of the Wimbledon Foundation at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on May 19, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

On-court achievements

Internationally, on the junior circuit, Kim Clijsters had a successful run and she stepped on the WTA circuit at the age of 14 in 1997. She won her first WTA title in 1999 at Luxembourg Open.

During French Open 2001, Clijsters became the first Belgian to contest a Grand Slam singles final, and over there she lost to Jennifer Capriati with 12–10 scoreline in the deciding set. The match was recognized as the greatest French Open women's final in Open Era history.

In 2003, Clijsters turned World Number one in both singles and doubles and simultaneously dwelled on both the pinnacles. After being hit with injuries, she finally made a Grand Slam breakthrough at US Open 2005.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Kim Clijsters of Belgium smiles during the mixed doubles match between John McEnroe of the United States and his partner Kim Clijsters of Belgium and Martina Navratilova of the United States and Jamie Murray of Great Britain during the Wimbledon No. 1 Court Celebration in support of the Wimbledon Foundation at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on May 19, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

After her two-year maternity hiatus from tennis, Clijsters made a winning return to the professional track and turned out to be a champion in 2009 and 2010 at Flushing Meadows. In 2009, she became the third mother to lift a Grand Slam title in the Open Era of tennis.

Soon after her US Open 2010 title, Clijsters picked up the subsequent Grand Slam at Australian Open 2011 by defeating Li Na in finals.

She has won 41 WTA in singles and 11 doubles titles.

Kim Clijsters' form going into the 2021 season

In 2020, Clijsters made her official comeback in tennis at the Dubai Open but lost early there. She participated in only a couple of more events in 2020, including the US Open, where she lost in the first round.

Kim Clijsters: Net worth 2021

She has drawn a salary of USD 24,522,695 from the WTA circuit. She has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

Kim Clijsters' Endorsements 2021

Clijsters was represented by Belgian company Golazo Sports.  She used Babolat’s Pure Drive mode racquets and wore the FILA gear. She endorsed Belgian telecommunications company Telenet, Adecco, and Thomas Cook Group.

Currently, her partners include Fila, Babolat, EY, Kim Clijsters Sport and Health Club, Inner Me, SOS Children's Villages, and TEN4KIM.

Foundation and Charity

Over the course of her illustrious career, Clijsters has made some wonderful contributions to charity. She also started TEN4KIM, which is a not-for-profit organization that gives financial support to young tennis players.

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How to contact Kim Clijsters?

Twitter- @Clijsterskim

Instagram- Kim Clijsters

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Age

37

Spouse

Brian Lynch

Residence

Bree, Belgium

Nationality

Belgian

Endorsements

Fila, Babolat, EY, Kim Clijsters Sport and Health Club, Inner Me, SOS Children's Villages, and TEN4KIM.

Net Worth

US $20 million

Height

1.74 m

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