A fountain honoring three-time US Open champion Kim Clijsters was unveiled yesterday during a ceremony in Oppiter, Belgium.
Clijsters, whose grew up in Oppiter, was present for the inauguration.
The “Kim Clijstersfontein” was designed by local artist Stefan Bongaerts who spent seven months crafting the piece which on display in Itter Square.
The bronze statue portrays Clijsters hitting a forehand, playing defense and making her signature split pose.
The Mayor, Jaak Gabriels, said the fountain symbolizes the link between Clijsters’ origins and the global superstar she has become.
Congratulations to Clijsters. There are not many active (or past) players who have or had statues erected in their name!
Also Check Out:
Rafael Nadal the Victim of a Prank Phone Call! [Video]
Watch Rafael Nadal And Gustavo Kuerten Meet On Court In Rio [Video]
Injured Henin Out of US Open, Will be Replaced by Serena in Belgian Exo Next Week
Kim Clijsters Beats Caroline Wozniacki In Come-Back Exo
Clijsters Comeback Update: Seeks Advice from Davenport