Kim Clijsters announced on Tuesday that the third—and likely final—chapter of her illustrious tennis career has come to a close, ending an odyssey that began when she first turned pro 25 years ago and yielded 52 titles in total.
"I have decided to no longer play official tournaments," she wrote on Instagram. "I can’t wait to see what new adventures will cross my path. Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the past two years!"
A former No. 1 in both disciplines and six-time Grand Slam champion—four in singles, two in doubles—Clijsters shocked the tennis world at the end of 2019 when she revealed plans to make a third attempt at playing on the WTA tour.
"I don't feel like I need to prove anything, but I want to challenge myself and I want to be strong again,” she told WTA Insider at the time. “This is my marathon. This is where I'm saying ‘OK, let's try this.’"