Kim Clijsters Honored With a Fountain in Belgium [Video]
by Tom Gainey | September 23rd, 2010, 11:54 am

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!

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6 Comments for Kim Clijsters Honored With a Fountain in Belgium [Video]

Ela Says:

OMG:) That’s cute. Good for her.

zola Says:

She is such a great player and a great person. What a nice tribute!

margot Says:

AAh, that’s so sweet! :) :) :)

contador Says:

understood every word.

very nice.

Sam Radhakrishnan Says:

Clijesters is excellent Player and very considerate and understanding.

Raj Kamdar Says:

Excellent! Kim Cliester is a very friendly person and never makes excuses for her losses. She deserves this honor by her home town and hope she wins many more major titles. Her daughter is very cute too.

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