The tournament in Rosmalen (June 7-13) has a wild card ready for Kim Clijsters. She was also on the guest list of the Dutch grass event last year, but then the entire spring calendar was canceled due to corona. Clijsters won Rosmalen in 2003. “Kim is always welcome,” reports the organization, which is in regular contact with the 37-year-old from Limburg.
However, concrete commitments cannot yet be made this year due to the uncertain situation. Because Roland Garros has put itself back a week, the second week of the French major overlaps with Rosmalen. What impact does this shift have? And how is the pandemic, with associated travel restrictions, evolving in the Netherlands and the US? If Clijsters would accept Rosmalen’s invitation, it could mean the start of a European grass campaign, which will have its traditional climax in Wimbledon at the end of June-early July.
Clijsters had hoped to resume her comeback in Miami at the end of March, but she felt insufficiently recovered from knee surgery and a corona infection. Her latest match dates back to September 2, 2020, when she had to bow in three sets to Ekaterina Alexandrova in the first round of the US Open.