Comeback queens: Clijsters in big footsteps

When Kim Clijsters this week returns to the WTA tour at the tournament in Dubai, it is not the first time, she is making a comeback. The 36-year-old belgian h

Comeback queens: Clijsters in big footsteps

When Kim Clijsters this week returns to the WTA tour at the tournament in Dubai, it is not the first time, she is making a comeback. The 36-year-old belgian h

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
18 February 2020 Tuesday 04:00
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Comeback queens: Clijsters in big footsteps

When Kim Clijsters this week returns to the WTA tour at the tournament in Dubai, it is not the first time, she is making a comeback.

The 36-year-old belgian has won three of her four grand slams as a mother, since she in 2009 turned successful back with a cup over Caroline Wozniacki at the US Open.

She defended the title she first won in 2005, the year after and won his last grand slam in Australia in 2011, before she the year after again retreated.

Here are six other spectacular, dramatic and impressive comebacks in kvindetennis.

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Monica Seles

Monica Seles stood on the impressive show after the attack in Hamburg. Photo: Peter Jones/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
Perhaps the most impressive comeback of them all. For yugoslavian-born Monica Seles was as much through after the unfortunate aprildag in 1993, when a deranged fan of Steffi Graf stuck her in the back during a match in Hamburg.

For enough healed her shoulder rekordhurtigt, but the healing process inside her head should be much longer. Mentally she suffered in the years of the aftermath, and the first in august 1995, she resumed his career at top level.

Monica Seles was completely sovereign in a two-year period before the attack. From January 1991, she won 22 titles, including eight grand slams, and reached 33 finals of the 34 tournaments she stood in. She was obviously the world's number one.

she managed also ago to play in more big finals. The first, in the US Open immediately after her comeback, she lost to Steffi Graf. But then succeeded five months later in Melbourne, where she is in the finals defeated Anke Huber and took his fourth Australian Open. A whole tennisverden shared her tears of joy.

She reached the final in New York in 1996 and the finals at the French Open In 1998, but Monica Seles never reached former sovereignty.

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Jennifer Capriati

Jennifer Capriati set records as the youngest ever in several contexts, but since it went wrong. Photo: Marc Serota/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
Also american history is heartbreaking. The child prodigy, who in 1990 made his debut as a professional shortly before her 14 birthday, was shortly after in the semifinals at the French Open and the following year she repeated the holding at Wimbledon and the US Open.

The first big title came at the 1992 OLYMPICS in Barcelona with the cup over Steffi Graf, but then it started to go seriously downhill for the young girl, who nicely said was not enriched with any special empathic father.

She was caught shoplifting and shortly after with marijuana in their pockets. Overdose, suicide attempt, rehab.

In 1999, she was back at the top level and won two tournaments, before she the year after again reached the grand slam semi-finals. In January 2001, she topped his comeback with his first major title at the Australian Open. It was followed by the French Open and the conquest of ranglistens the first place. The american defended his title in Melbourne and laid the racket on the shelf in 2004.

Capriati and Seles, since they in 2012 was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Photo: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

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Margaret Court

in recent years she has made headlines with his homophobic and in the eyes of many antiquated view of humanity.

But the story of the australian record holder with 24 grand slam titles also contains chapters on the most incredible comebacks.

Admittedly, it was both the time and the competition a second, then she captured its first 13 slams and thanked after Wimbledon in 1966, but she was impressed anyway big since she two years later returned and won three new to the collection, before she in 1970, indeed, scooped all four of them.

After her first pregnancy she returned and lost in the 1971 Wimbledon final to Evonne Goolagong Cawley, before she after a pause, took his last three slam titles in a single in 1973.

After a maternity leave, she came back and won the doubletitlen at the US Open in 1975. But then ended the comeback-series does not. After giving birth to her third child, she participated in the 1977 and again at the women's verdenstur, before she the year after withdrew with her fourth child in the stomach.

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Venus Williams

She asks still up on the track, the 39-year-old Venus Williams, but no one could have strained her in for the longest time to have stopped the career, which counts seven grand slams in singles, 14 in doubles and four olympic gold medals.

The seven big titles came in the period 2000-2008, but in 2010 ran the long-legged american into first, big hurdle. A knee injury threatened his career, and since she was diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome.

But also the extremely cumbersome autoimmune disease she braved the for again to win the titles. She reached the finals at the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2017, before she in the same year lost sæsonfinalen to Caroline Wozniacki.

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Martina Navratilova

The Czech-born american had won 18 grand slams in singles and 32 in doubles, when she resigned in november 1994. But she could not afford to lose the game with the little yellow filtbold and returned several times. In 2003, she won two grand slams In mixed doubles with Leander Paes, like she is with Svetlana Kuznetsova as the mate reached the final at the US Open. Shortly before his 50th birthday, which she won in 2006 with Bob Bryan the title at the 2006 US Open, her slam number 59.

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Serena Williams

She chasing still Margaret Court's record of 24 grand slams, and the american lack of a to tangere the. The last four finaleforsøg have been in vain, but in fact it's great that the 38-year-old superstar still fighting for it.

She won her latest of its kind in Australia in January 2017, and only a few knew that it came with little Olympia in the stomach. The daughter's birth in september had nearly cost her life due to blood clots in the lungs.

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Updated: 18.02.2020 04:00


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