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'You inspire me' - Tennis world reacts to much-anticipated Kim Clijsters comeback

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ByEurosport
18/02/2020 at 13:37 | Updated 18/02/2020 at 16:32

Kim Clijsters may not have won the match on her comeback to tennis, but she did earn a whole host of plaudits.

The six-time Grand Slam Champion made her return to tennis on Monday, losing 2-6 6-7 to Garbine Muguruza.

But her impressive display and desire to return prompted a huge response from her fellow athletes, with Serena Williams leading the plaudits, saying: "Seriously so so so proud of Kim Clijsters. You inspire me. Wow. Just wow congrats you did amazing."

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And Williams wasn't alone in her praise. Chris Evert, Tracy Austrin and Pam Shriver were all extremely impressed with the quality of Clijsters' display against such an in-form opponent.

And Jimmy Connors also offered his praise and advice, tweeting: "Good start Kim. Keep working and don't get discouraged. Glad to see you back, more to come!"

At the age of 36 Clijsters is taking on a big challenge to come back, but her performance suggested it was the right decision and she told her fans that she is positive about continuing her comeback.

I may have lost the match but for me this was a win. Being back on court ... that’s the feeling and energy I’ve missed and loved finding it again. Now looking forward to working together with my team to continue to grow and find my rhythm - step by step!
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