Former world number one Kim Clijsters says Andy Murray is inspiring her in her own comeback bid.
Clijsters came out of retirement in 2020 at the age of 38-years-old, although her involvement has been sporadic at best.
She stepped up her comeback by playing the Chicago Fall classic this week, although she was beaten by Hsieh Su-wei in the first round.
However, she says she is drawing inspiration from Andy Murray, who has been relentless in attempts to recover from a a near career-ending hip injury.
“Seeing Andy Murray and the way he speaks about his comeback and everything, it’s so motivating and it gives you a lot of energy too,” Clijsters said.
“To see him go through the things he’s gone through and be open about the challenges of it and the belief that he has, I feel like it’s something I can relate to.
“I’ve been practicing for a long time so I’m excited to start playing matches again.
“That’s the reason I’m here, to play more matches so I can slowly build my level and get more match rhythm and match routine under my belt.
“I feel like in practice I’m doing a lot of things well and I’m getting fitting and stronger. Now it’s just a matter of trying to get enough matches.”
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