Far from being a candidate and with more playful desires than to lift the trophy, The return of Kim Clijsters brings back many memories to the WTA circuit .. Too many for those who, for example, doubled in 2003 and 2005.
The former number one in the world, who received a wildcard for the main draw, will start her campaign against world number 53 Katerina Siniakova. The winner of that first match will face another former world No. 1 and multiple Grand Slam champions in the second round: No. 10 seed Angelique Kerber.
Clijsters, four-time Grand Slam champion, still seeking her first win since retiring in 2012 and on his return last week in Chicago he fell in three sets to Hsieh Su-Wei.
Even, The Belgian has not set foot in the Californian desert since March 2011 when she abandoned the 16th-final match against Marion Bartoli when he had her in rhythm to win the match: 6-3 and 3-1. At that time, an injury to his right shoulder prevented him from serving hard and that is why he decided to leave the match unfinished. What would be the beginning of the end.