18 Mar 2009

Clijsters considers comeback

10:01 am on 18 March 2009

The former world tennis number one Kim Clijsters is said to be considering a comeback to the women's tour.

The Belgian retired from the sport in May 2007 and had her first child last year.

But Clijsters fuelled rumours of a possible return when she announced last week that she would compete in the World Team event in the United States later this year.

Her former coach Carl Maes says a comeback wouldn't be a complete surprise to him and if she decides to she has every chance of being competitive as Martina Hingis and Lindsay Davenport have been.

Clijsters will also play in a special event at Wimbledon in May to test the new roof over Centre Court, alongside Steffi Graf, Andre Agassi and Tim Henman.

The 25-year-old, decided to quit two years ago after suffering from a series of injuries.