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Kim Clijsters Expecting Second Child

02/26/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Kim Clijsters Pregnant Expecting Second Child
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Kim Clijsters is trading in her tennis racquet for diaper duty!

The former professional tennis player and her husband Brian Lynch are expecting their second child together in September, Clijsters announced on Twitter Monday.

The couple are already parents to daughter Jada Ellie, 5.

“Hi everyone, we have some exciting news to tell you … Jada is going to be a big sister!” the mom-to-be Tweeted.

After competing in her final U.S. Open in August, Clijsters, 29, officially retired from the sport, and, according to the athlete, placed expanding her family high on her priority list.

“And here we are: halfway into September Jada will have a brother or sister. We are of course delighted,” Clijsters writes on her site. “I’m doing fine, even though I tire more easily right now.”

Clijsters and Lynch married in 2007.

– Anya Leon

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Chelsea on

I didn’t realize she had a special needs child. Congrats to them on the upcoming addition!

Caral on

Jada is not a special needs child.

Lisa T on

Kim is a class act. Congrats to her beautiful family on her exciting announcement!

KP on

Ummmm, where does it say she has a special needs child, Chelsea? wtf?

annas on

I wouldnt repeat that if I were her

Leslie on

Wow….why would you assume that Jada is special needs? Do you not think first? Jada is adorable! Congrats to Kimmy and her husband Brian! Can’t wait!

Anonymous on

Congrats to them! And I don’t recall her ever saying that Jada has special needs.

D.L. on

Jada is VERY cute! Congrats to them! Great news!

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