Kim Clijsters at the 2011 Open GDF Suez
(courtesy of wikipedia)
She has won three US Open titles.
She has has 41 career titles.
Tonight, Kim Clijsters played her last singles match tonight as she bowed out in the second round losing to 18 year old Laura Robson of Great Britain 7-6, 7-6.
Laura, a southpaw with strong ground strokes has come a long way in the two years since I saw her compete in the junior tournament at the US Open.
Indeed, Kim has enjoyed a fantastic career as she graced and dominated ladies tennis for the better part of this past decade. She was the role model for so many younger tennis players such as Laura.
Thank you, Kim and we know you will be a standard bearer of the game for years to come.