Kim has announced that after this years US Open she will once again hang up her racquet.
The first retirement was from 2007 – 2009, though it was not long before Kim was back in the winners circle. The comeback was capped with her 2nd US Open title in 2009 when she defeated Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets. Two more Slams have followed in the form of the 2010 US Open and finally, the Australian Open in 2011.
“As it stands I will end my career at the US Open. That is where I enjoyed my greatest triumphs and it is a very special place for me.”
Kim has made no secret of her plan to retire and she is most looking forward to playing for Belgium at Wimbledon for the tennis tournament at the London Olympics. Kim did not play in 2008 as she was retired and Athens was marred by a sponsorship row that meant she could not compete.
“The Olympic fever is started to build”
Good luck Kim in whatever you do, it has be great to watch you play over the years.