Former World No. 1 Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, has said that she will be wearing Full Court Sport when she plays the US Open in New York later this month.
Former World No. 1 Kim Clijsters will wear Full Court Sport brand in New York
The former World No.
1 was scheduled to play this week's Western & Southern Open in New York as well but had to pull out at the last minute due to an abdominal injury. She is still entered to compete in the US Open Grand Slam event, which will mark the first Grand Slam event of her comeback.
Clijsters posted an update on her social media account, saying, "I admire women who dare to be different and follow their own path. From moment I met Marguerite and saw Full Court Sport, I knew it was a great fit for me.
Excited to be wearing a New York brand this month in New York🗽" According to their website, "Full Court is an independent activewear brand launched in 2014 by Marguerite Wade.. Sourced and produced out of Portland, Oregon, Full Court began as a tennis-based line and alternative to a lackluster selection of women's gear...
Moisture wicking, odor resistant and breathability, matched with technical fabrics in colors to love, Full Court is made for all athletes, and activewear aficionados alike."
Clijsters returned to the courts earlier this year after more than seven years away from the tour.
I admire women who dare to be different and follow their own path.
From moment I met Marguerite and saw Full Court Sport, I knew it was a great fit for me. Excited to be wearing a New York brand this month in New York🗽 pic.twitter.com/KN7Eak5Da8 — Kim Clijsters (@Clijsterskim) August 20, 2020
She played two events on the WTA Tour prior to the tennis shutdown, losing in the first round of both events to high-quality opponents. She also competed in the World TeamTennis event in July where she suffered the abdominal injury.
The Belgian has been one of the most popular players on the women's circuit, with fans and fellow players, during her career. Kim Clijsters has been a world No. 1 in both singles and doubles. She has won a total of six Grand Slam tournament titles, four in singles and two in doubles.
Clijsters became the first Belgian player to reach the No. 1 ranking. She has won 41 singles titles and 11 doubles titles on the WTA Tour. Between singles and doubles, she has been a champion at all four Grand Slam tournaments, winning the US Open and the Australian Open in singles and Wimbledon and the French Open in doubles.