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Kim Clijsters’ long awaited return to the WTA Tour is coming—and soon. The former World No.1 and four-time major champion (and Hall of Famer) has taken a wild card into next week’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, which begins on February 17.

Clijsters, 36 and a mother of three, originally announced her comeback last September. She had to delay her original start due to a knee issue (a grade 2-3 sprain to her right MCL) that occurred in November but she has since regained her fitness and declared herself ready to go.

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Clijsters first retired in 2007, then returned to quadruple her major title count, winning three titles as a mother from 2009 to 2011. She retired again in 2012, playing her last match at the US Open where she fell to Laura Robson.

As a former World No.1, Clijsters is eligible to receive unlimited wild cards. She has previously announced that she plans to play in Monterrey (March 2-8), followed by the BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells) and the Volvo Car Open in Charleston.

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