After taking time out after her defeat in March in Miami, Kim Clijsters is back on the grass courts in time for the Olympic season and preparing for what is one of the most important events that she has looked forward to since the beginning of the year - Olympic Wimbledon.
Fresh from the semi-final in 's-Hertogenbosch and the second round at Wimbledon (where she was beaten by Angelique Kerber, a semifinalist), the Belgian said she was confident of what participating in London may bring: "Until recently I was still feeling pain when I served and it was the main reason why I did not want to use too much power.
Thursday is the day of truth for me. I cannot wait to taste the atmosphere. I have worked hard, I was careful, I did everything I could and had to do. Now it's all a lot better and I still have three days to prepare. I will train until the day of my first match. I will do different exercises to prevent any risk, but physically I still feel more than ready. "