Kim Clijsters (born 8 June 1983) is a Belgian tennis player who competed
professionally from 1997 to 2012. A former world No. 1 in both singles
and doubles, she won four Grand Slam singles titles, including three US
Open championships. Together with Justine Henin, she established Belgium
as a force in women's tennis, leading their country to its first Fed Cup
crown in 2001. Clijsters won forty-one Women's Tennis Association (WTA)
singles titles, including three WTA Tour Championships. After retiring
at the age of 23, Clijsters returned to tennis and won a record-tying
three Grand Slam singles titles as a mother on the way to becoming the
only mother to be ranked No. 1 in singles by the WTA. She was known for
her athleticism, in particular her ability to perform splits on court in
the middle of points. Clijsters won the Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship
Award eight times. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall
of Fame in 2017.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Clijsters>
Today's selected anniversaries:
American Revolutionary War: British forces defeated the
Continental Army at the Battle of Trois-Rivières, the last battle of
the American invasion of Quebec.
Margaret Bondfield became the first female member of the
Cabinet of the United Kingdom when she was named Minister of Labour by
The Israeli Air Force attacked the U.S. Navy intelligence ship
USS Liberty in international waters, killing 34 and wounding 173.
Two American journalists, having been arrested for illegal
entry into North Korea, were sentenced to twelve years hard labor before
being pardoned two months later.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(hydrology, oceanography) A naturally formed area of open water
surrounded by sea ice, especially in the Arctic.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the
propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency
to miss lunch.
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