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Tonight I had the chance to meet Belgian tennis legend Kim Clijsters. She was being interviewed at Belcham before a mixed Belgian-American audience of about 40 people for a so-called “Captain session” where Captains of Industry are asked mostly about their achievements and personal life .

Kim is admired worldwide as a former world No. 1 in both singles and doubles. Clijsters won 41 WTA singles titles and 11 WTA doubles titles. She won four Grand Slam singles titles: three at the US Open, in 2005, 2009, and 2010 and one at the Australian Open in 2011. In June 2011, TIME magazine named her one of the “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future”. I could write a book about her tennis achievements alone, but the focus of this interview was more personal and contained a lot of life lessons.

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