Former U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters gave birth to a daughter Wednesday, nine months after retiring from tennis.
Kim and her husband, American basketball player Brian Lynch, named the baby Jada.
“The parents and the baby are in great shape,” spokesman Jeroen Jespers said.
Kim, 24, retired in May, saying a string of injuries had led to fatigue, a lack of motivation and a decline in play. She said she wanted to focus a new life with Brian, who plays in the Belgian league.
Kim was Belgium’s first tennis player to reach the No. 1 ranking, holding it for 19 weeks in 2003.
She won her only Grand Slam title at the 2005 U.S. Open, but Kim also won the 2002 and 2003 WTA Championships as part of her 34 career singles titles.
According to Kim’s web site, the baby, born at a hospital in Tongeren, weighed 6.69 pounds and measured 20.08 inches.
Below they were snapped leaving the hospital with Jada.