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Kim Clijsters Succeeds Stan Smith as President of Int’l Tennis Corridor of Fame

August 25, 2022, NEWPORT, R.I. – International tennis star Kim Clijsters has been named Honorary President of the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame.

As Honorary President, Clijsters will signify the group in an ambassadorial position publicly and also will collaborate with ITHF employees and tennis business companions on initiatives that assist the ITHF’s mission of preserving and celebrating tennis historical past. This can embody a deal with connecting present gamers with tennis historical past and with the ITHF. Moreover, Clijsters will work in shut partnership with Corridor of Famer Gigi Fernandez, who has lately been named Corridor of Famer Vice Chair as a member of the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame Board of Governors. Collectively, Clijsters and Fernandez will put a particular emphasis on fostering group among the many Corridor of Famers.

“I’m thrilled and humbled by this new alternative to serve the game. The Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame does vital, inspiring work by way of preservation efforts, impactful content material, and celebrations,” commented Clijsters. “I’m all the time desperate to discover a new approach to be actively concerned in tennis. I stay up for serving to the group proceed to develop and thrive, and to connecting tennis followers world wide with our sport’s unimaginable historical past.”

Clijsters is the primary feminine and first European to serve on this capability as a lead ambassador for the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame, succeeding Stan Smith.

“Throughout all generations and sectors of our sport, you’ll not discover a person as well-respected, admired, and who resonates the way in which Kim Clijsters does. Kim’s love for tennis and her enthusiasm for giving again to the game are infectious. Just like her predecessors, Stan Smith, and Tony Trabert earlier than him, Kim operates with nice integrity and represents our sport elegantly. She is a bona fide position mannequin and the best ambassador for the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame,” commented ITHF CEO Todd Martin.

Clijsters was inducted into the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame in 2017, in recognition of her extraordinary profession, which included reaching the world No. 1 rating in each singles and doubles and profitable six main titles – 4 in singles and two in doubles. Clijsters is presently a broadcaster for Eurosport.





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