That doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate the place.
“I love the atmosphere that hangs around the courts here — the history, the tradition,” Clijsters said. “You don’t feel that vibe in any other Grand Slam. I think that’s what makes this so unique.”
She is not sure what sort of emotion she will feel when her Wimbledon career is all said and done, and she has not decided exactly what she plans to do when her playing days are over, less than three months from now.
What Clijsters does know for sure is that she and her husband — Brian Lynch, an American who used to play professional basketball in Belgium — want to have more children.
“For that, I’m still young,” she said. “Maybe not for tennis — but for that, I’m still young.”