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Twitter Reacts As Kim Clijsters Loses Comeback Match to Garbine Muguruza

Twitter Reacts As Kim Clijsters Loses Comeback Match to Garbine Muguruza

Kim Clijsters announced her comeback to tennis in 2019 after a gap of 7 years from the sport. While she was to make her comeback in 2019 itself, injuries delayed it to this weeks Dubai Open. The former World No. 1 faced Garbine Muguruza in her comeback match.

Twitter reacts to Kim Clijsters comeback match

The Belgian, now aged 36, made her second return from retirement this week. She faced an in form player in the shape of Muguruza who was a finalist at the 2020 Australian Open. It was always going to be a tough ask of Clijsters to beat Garbine after being away for so long.

Muguruza took the first set relatively comfortably 6-2. But Clijsters was never going to roll over quite so easily. She played a good second set, and forced a tie break despite having gone down a break.

She could not force a deciding set though as Muguruza took the tie break and won the match 6-2, 7-6(6).

Take a look at how Twitter reacted to Kim Clijster’s loss.

Many fans appreciated the level and quality of Clijsters’ tennis despite her straight sets loss.

While some were already dreaming up their favorite match-ups of Kim.

A legend of women’s tennis, Chris Evert too expressed herself on twitter.

Garbine Muguruza too understood the significance of Kim’s return for tennis fans as she applauded her opponent.

She also had some kind words for her.

She may have lost her first match on comeback, but fans are already hungry for more.

Kim may have lost the match, but she showed enough promise and confidence to get her belief going again. The quality of her tennis was no laughing matter either.

The Belgian was a warrior on the tennis court in her prime years; it is safe to say she is still a warrior alright. Fans will now have to wait until the Monterrey Open on March 2.

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