11 Dec 2010

Clijsters and Henin to team up at 2012 Olympics

7:07 am on 11 December 2010

Three-times grand slam champion Kim Clijsters will mark the end of her glittering tennis career by teaming up with arch-rival Justine Henin for Belgium at the 2012 London Olympics.

Former world number one Henin and current world number three Clijsters, who have 10 grand slam titles between them, have only teamed up once before in the Fed Cup.

They have not always got on but before a friendly exhibition match earlier in the week the pair hinted at a possible match-up.

Clijsters ran out a 6-1 3-6 10-5 winner in the friendly between the compatriots, but Henin said she has put her injury woes of this year out of her head having not played since hurting her right elbow at Wimbledon in June.