Tennis: Belgian player Clijsters to play all Grand Slams in 2010

25th September 2009, Comments 0 comments

US Open champion Kim Clijsters said on Thursday that she will play all four Grand Slams in 2010, as well as the Fed Cup and half a dozen more tournaments.

"I'm not going to base my programme on the world rankings because I want to concentrate on the Grand Slam tournaments," the Belgian said, adding that this would leave time for her baby girl and family life.

Fresh from her second Grand Slam victory in New York after two years in retirement, the 26-year-old will start the season at the Brisbane International from 3 January in preparation for the Australian Open.

She will follow that with Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Cincinnati, Montreal, the US Open, Beijing and the Masters in Doha, if she qualifies.

Belgium take on Poland in Group Two of the Fed Cup in February.

Clijsters won her only previous Grand Slam title in 2005 at Flushing Meadows after losing four Grand Slam finals.

For three weeks in August 2003, Clijsters was world number one for both women's singles and doubles, and has won 35 singles and 11 doubles titles.


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