Kim Clijsters is a retired Belgian professional tennis player, who is a former world No. 1 in both singles and doubles. Turning professional in August 1997, she won 41 WTA singles titles and 11 WTA doubles titles, including four Grand Slam singles titles: three at the US Open, in 2005, 2009, and 2010 and one at the Australian Open in 2011. Born Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters on June 8, 1983 in Bilzen, Belgium, her mother, Els Vandecaetsbeek, was a professional gymnast and her father, Lei Clijsters, was a professional soccer player. She has one younger sister named Elke. She was introduced to tennis at an early age and turned professional in 1997. She won her first Grand Slam singles title at the 2005 US Open. She is married to Brian Lynch, a retired American professional basketball player, with whom she has a daughter, Jada, and a son, Jack.
Kim Clijsters Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 8 June 1983
Birth Place: Bilzen, Belgium
Birth Name: Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters
Nicknames: Killing Kim, Kim Kong
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Occupation: Tennis player
Religion: Not available
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Green
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Kim Clijsters Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 150 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 68 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 8½”
Height in Meters: 1.74 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Body Measurements: 36-26-34 in (91-66-86 cm)
Breast Size: 36 inches (91 cm)
Waist Size: 26 inches (66 cm)
Hips Size: 34 inches (86 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 34C
Feet/Shoe Size: 6 (US)
Dress Size: 6 (US)
Kim Clijsters Family Details:
Father: Lei Clijsters (Soccer player)
Mother: Els Vandecaetsbeek (Gymnastics champion)
Spouse/Husband: Brian Lynch (m. 2007)
Children: Jada Elly Lynch (Daughter), Jack Leon Lynch (Son)
Siblings: Elke Clijsters (Younger Sister) (b. 18 January 1985)
Kim Clijsters Education:
Wilrijk Tennis School
Turned pro: 17 August 1997
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
High Rank for Singles: No. 1 (11 August 2003)
High Rank for Doubles: No. 1 (4 August 2003)
Singles Career Titles: 41 WTA, 3 ITF
Singles Career Record: 523–127 (80.46%)
Doubles Career Titles: 11 WTA, 3 ITF
Doubles Career Record: 131–55
Grand Slams Won (singles): 4 (3 at the US Open, in 2005, 2009, and 2010 and 1 at the Australian Open in 2011)
Coach: Bart Van Kerckhoven (1992–1996), Carl Maes (1996–2002; 2011–2012), Marc Dehous (2002–2005), Wim Fissette (2009–2011)
Retired: 6 May 2007 – 26 March 2009; 3 September 2012
Kim Clijsters Facts:
*She turned professional in August 1997.
*She was ranked #1 in the world in singles and doubles at the same time in 2003.
*After retiring in 2007, Clijsters returned in 2009 to win 3 of her 4 career Grand Slam singles titles.
*She won the Australian Open in 2011, defeating Li Na.
*She was once engaged to WTA tennis player Lleyton Hewitt.
*Visit her official website: www.kimclijsters.com
*Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.