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Wimbledon 2012 News: Kim Clijsters To Play In Famed Tournament For Final Time

A four-time Grand Slam winner who has never made it past the semifinals at Wimbledon, 29-year-old Kim Clijsters will officially have one final crack at the season's 3rd major tournament this year before hanging up her racquet for good.

Clijsters confirmed to reporters on Sunday that the 2012 event would indeed be her final trip to Wimbledon as a competitor, as she simply doesn't feel like the same player athletically that she was in her prime. One of only three mothers to own a Grand Slam title, the former No. 1 cited age as her main reason. "Too old to play the game that I want to play physically," Clijsters told the Associated Press. "I've put my body through enough strain and everything."

An unranked Clijsters will face a stout test in No. 18 seed Serbia's Jelena Jankovic in the opening round, but the Belgian champ has certainly defied the odds before, and will definitely be looking to end her Wimbledon career on a high note.

View the full women's seedings and draw at the official Wimbledon website.

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