She IS an all time great?i agree that Clijsters will likely struggle to have an extended, injury free comeback if she doesn't get into better shape that.
while she's been off the tour for a long time she has obviously been very active on court with her academy. that's a big distinction from someone like Golovin who was just out of sport aside from TV work. i feel like Clijsters would only comeback if she genuinely believed her level was strong enough to be competitive. she could have easily been an all time great if her peak was in a different era.
Navratilova, Hingis, Tracy Austin, Björn Borg and John McEnroe come to mind. Hingis actually announced her comeback a couple of months after her induction. 🤣I wonder when (and if) there has been already a player inducted in the Hall of Fame playing a real tournament.
It seems somewhat odd, and probably embarrassing for the judges.