From bn known to unknown and now back again to bn known. But this time we know her as the mother who won.
I first knew Clijsters as Lleyton Hewitt’s girlfriend. That was the time I was all for Hewitt. Then she became number 1. She won the US open. I really can’t remember what happened first. I remember her cutting a nice cake with a big No. 1 on it.
Then she was injured (?) and off she went to start a family – the more serious things in life, perhaps.
Now she’s back. And she’s back with a bang. The first unseeded woman to ever win the US open and the first mother since 1980 to win a Grand slam. Oh, she beat the much feared Williams’ sisters on her way to victory.
One heck of a mother there I must say.
And what more is this. She and fellow Belgian, Justine Henin are so simple. No frilly tennis kits. No screeching at the top of their lungs.
If Clijsters showed one thing, among others, it is this – you can still raise a family, get back to what you were doing and still be on top. Mothers can win, they can’t be beaten.
Here’s to more.
p.s – Henin, please come back?