Former World No.1, Belgian Kim Clijsters and American Tennis Player Andy Roddick are set to inducted into Hall of Fame. They would be inducted along with Paralympic wheelchair tennis medalist Monique Kalkman-van den Bosch of Netherlands, Tennis historian and journalist Steve Flink and late tennis instructor Vic Braden.
34-year-old Clijsters, who clinched US Open title in 2005, 2009 and 2010 before winning Australian Open singles’ crown in 2011, spent 19 weeks at the top of the rankings. She retired in 2012 with 41 WTA titles and feels to be honoured t be featured along with the players she has admired once.
“I feel very honoured. It’s a huge honour to be amongst a list of so many great tennis players who I admired when I was growing up and some great players who I played with in my tennis career as well,” said Klijsters to a private channel.
Andy Roddick on the other hand had won US Open in 2003 and spent at top of the rankings for 13 weeks. Interestingly, he was a finalist in 4 other Grand Slams and had lost all of them to the Swiss Maestro Roger Federer. He retired in 2012 with 32 ATP titles.
“It’s really special. I love this sport and I love being part of it. I’m moved to know that my presence in the sport will be forever part of tennis history and I am just incredibly honored to be inducted,” Roddick said.