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2012 Wimbledon: Kim Clijsters Says She Is 'Too Old', Playing Her Last Wimbledon Tournament

Kim Clijsters had previously announced that The Championships at Wimbledon 2012 will be her last tournament at the All England Club. As she gears up for the tournament, she relayed her reason: age.

Clijsters said that she is simply "too old" to continue playing her style of tennis. "Too old to play the game that I want to play physically. I've put my body through enough strain and everything. I'm not going to be the type of player that's going to change the way I play or the way that I move." (via Wimbledon)

On Monday, Clijsters will meet the No. 18 seed Jelena Jankovic on court No. 1. Clijsters did not get seeded for the tournament. She is firm that her retirement will stick this time around after her 2007 retirement lasted less than two years.

Clijsters has never won a singles tournament at Wimbledon but did win the doubles tournament at Wimbledon in 2003.

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