Kim Clijsters has said that she wants to play at least until the 2012 Olympics. Her talent is unquestioned but her dedication to the game has been an issue over the years.
Clijsters let a huge lead get away in the second round of the French Open and really had no business losing that match to Aranxta Rus. After winning the Australian Open this year, her results have been pretty subpar and her mind might be elsewhere.
Clijsters is already on her second stint on the WTA tour, as she retired a few years ago when she became a mother. She has three Grand Slam victories in her second go-around, but has lately appeared to be thinking about more than just tennis.
The Belgian is not a great grass-court player, as she hasn’t even reached a final at Wimbledon. Another early-round exit is a possibility and could lead her to retiring earlier than expected, again.