Kim Clijsters and her daughter, 2009 US Open

In 2007 at the age of 23, Kim Clijsters retired to start a family. Two years later she defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the US Open final to become the first mother to win a Grand Slam title since Evonne Goolagong in 1980.

From Bud Collins History of tennis:

Serena, the title holder, was the one constant in the quarterfinals – but who were these other folks?
Well, 23-year-old Kim Clijsters, the 2005 champ, looked familiar. However, she’d been retired almost three seasons, had a baby, and played only seven matches coming into New York as a wild card with no WTA ranking.

Amazingly, she also looked formidable, the lone unseeded/wild card entry to win the title, 7-5 6-3, over 19-year-old Caroline Wozniacki. As the first Dane to ascend to the final, Caroline had ousted 2004 champ Svetlana Kuznetsova 2-6 7-6 7-6 in the fourth round.

But of course, the sweetheart of Flushing – the crowds’ darling was 17-year-old Georgian Melanie Oudin; who tool off from number 70 and didn’t come down until number 9 Wozniacki stopped her in the quarters 6-2 6-2. But prior to that, come-backing Melanie the Fair Maid of Marietta, conducted her private war with Russia. Short, but long of baseline strokes and fight, she overcame numbers 36-4-29-13 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1 6-2, Elena Dementieva 5-7 6-4 6-3, Maria Sharapova 3-6 6-4 7-5, Nadia Petrova 1-6 7-6 6-3.

Co-favorites were the Sisters Williams, but Clijsters chased both of them, Venus in the fourth round 6-0 0-6 6-4, and Serena in a bizarre and contentious semi, 6-4 7-5. The latter disrupted the tournament, a match disintegrating on a sad though historic note – a penalty point leveled a raging Serena was the abrupt end. At 15-30, Serena serving a second ball, was called for a foot fault, stepping on the baseline. That made it 15-40, match point. Whereupon Serena lost her head and directed a profane, threatening tirade at the Japanese baseline judge, Shino Tsurubuchi, raising her racquet menacingly at the official. Since the American had already incurred a warning violation for smashing her racquet at the close of the first set, the next infraction – her blow-up – called for a penalty point from umpire Louise Engzell. That concluded the game and the match, an unprecedented closure without a ball being struck. Williams was fined $10,000 by the US Open, but later fined another $82,500 (a record fine) by the Grand Slam Committee. She was fortunate not to be suspended. Another stranger, number 50, Belgian Yanina Wickmayer, got to the semis, there beaten by Wozniacki, 6-3 6-3.

Caro Wozniacki US Open outfit

2-time US Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki will hit the courts wearing from the NY tank and skirt from the new adidas line:

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Garbine Muguruza 2019 US Open dress

adidas unveils its latest collection of high-performance wear to be worn for the final Grand Slam of the season. The NY collection is inspired by the streets of New York City and urban tennis culture. The collection will be debuted on court by adidas players including Angelique Kerber, Garbine Muguruza, Caroline Wozniacki, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev.

The women’s collection draws from the urban NYC aesthetic – with the NY Dress, to be worn by Garbine Muguruza and Kiki Mladenovic. The NY Tank will be worn by Caroline Wozniacki, which features an open hole mesh overlay for a stylish layering look. Angelique Kerber will wear the NY Women’s Tee, featuring open hole mesh zoning at the back to provide optimal ventilation. Both athletes will also wear the NY Skirt which is pleated and features the Streets of NYC inspired print.

In the men’s collection, Lucas Pouille, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev will wear the NY Printed Tee, featuring a stand-out glitch style print inspired by the streets of NYC. Dominic Thiem will wear the NY Polo with a modern 3 button placket and a flat knit collar in the vibrant glow green colourway. 

The collection will also feature the SoleCourt shoe, offering BOOST cushioning, lightweight materials, comfort, stability and durability. The SoleCourt is adidas’ ultimate technical performance footwear. The 2019 adidas US Open line will be available online at http://www.adidas.com/tennis from August 7th.

Source: adidas

Caroline Wozniacki's Roland Garros 2019 outfit

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki will debut the new adidas collection in Paris. She will wear the black and blue adidas Escouade t-shirt alongside a white Escouade skirt.

Caroline Wozniacki's Roland Garros 2019 outfit

Caroline Wozniacki's Roland Garros 2019 outfit

Caroline Wozniacki's Roland Garros 2019 outfit

Wozniacki’s outfit is available online at http://www.adidas.com/tennis.

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adidas has been working with Parley for the Oceans, an organization that raises awareness about the beauty and fragility of our deep, blue seas, since 2015. adidas and parley recently unveiled their Australian Open collection, made from upcycled plastic waste. Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki, Garbine Muguruza, Sascha Zverev and Dominic Thiem will hit Melbourne’s courts wearing the new range, available online at http://www.adidas.com/tennis.