NEW YORK - AUGUST 30: Kim Clijsters of Belgium celebrates after match point against Greta Arn of Hungary during the Women's Singles first round match on day one of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Clijsters defeated Arn 6-0 7-5. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Kim Clijsters Will 'Probably' Retire After 2012 Olympics

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Kim Clijsters Will 'Probably' Retire After 2012 Olympics

The 2012 Olympics could be the last major tennis tournament of  Belgian Kim Clijsters' career.

The former world No. 1 hinted Wednesday that she may retire after the 2012 London Olympics. Clijsters didn't give any reasons, but her daughter, Jada, turned three at the end of February.

"That will probably be the last big event that I will be a part of," said the three-time U.S. Open champion, who has gone back and forth on the subject of her retirement date a number of times.

Clijsters won the 2010 U.S. Open and the 2011 Australian Open, the last two grand slams played. She has won 41 WTA career titles. The Belgian holds a 498-117 singles record. Clijsters is currently ranked No. 2 in the world behind Caroline Wozniacki. 

The 27-year-old already retired once. In May 2007, Clijsters decided to start a family when she was 23-years old. She came out of retirement one year and three months later.

"The desire is back. I have missed the competition in the last two years. I am training for one goal, to face all these talented girls," Clijsters said.

Look to The Daily Forehand for more info and analysis on Clijsters' possible retirement.

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