It’s been awhile since we’ve seen Kim Clijsters on a tennis court. After winning the Australian Open and later returning to No.1, if only for a week, the Belgian star suffered a series of injuries over the summer months that forced her out of both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. But after that long layoff, it appears Clijsters is healthy again and ready to compete in what may be her final season on tour.
Clijsters delighted local fans in Antwerp by appearing in the Diamond Games, an exhibition featuring current world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki along with fellow Belgium Fed Cup teammate Yanina Wickmayer and Clijsters’s sister Elke, a former tennis pro herself. And though Clijsters 6-2, 7-6 defeat of Wozniacki indicates Clijsters could well be a threat to defend her Melbourne title next month, the exhibition’s most talked about moment occurred during the doubles match between all four players when Clijsters stopped play and ran up to the umpire’s chair to announce that whoever in the crowd could run down and kiss Wickmayer first would win a new car.
The video shows what happened next and though it’s funny to watch, one doubts if Wickmayer will be asking for Kimmie’s matchmaking services anytime soon.