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    Serena Williams to Kim Clijsters: ‘You inspire me’

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    Belgium’s Kim Clijsters gained support from a celebrity fan on Monday after tennis superstar Serena Williams took her fandom to social media.

    The American star expressed on Twitter her admiration for the 36-year-old Limburg native who made her return to the courts on Monday after a seven-year absence.

    Clijsters was defeated 6-2, 7-6 (8/6) by Spain’s Garbine Muguruza (WTA 16), but the former world No.1, mother of three, showed promise in the second set.

    Williams wasn’t the only one to voice her support of Clijsters’s superb performance against one of this season’s top competitors, with several fellow women’s tennis legends taking to Twitter to congratulate her.

    Jules Johnston
    The Brussels Times