The 37-year-old Belgian returned to the WTA tour final yr after a seven-year absence.
Her comeback was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and she or he has but to play in 2021. Miami will mark her first occasion since her first-round loss within the US Open in September.
Clijsters received the distinguished Miami title in 2005 and 2010, making her most up-to-date look there in 2012.
“We’re very excited to have Kim returning to Miami,” mentioned James Blake, match director of the Miami Open males’s and girls’s occasion that runs from March 22-April 4. “She is an amazing participant and an excellent higher particular person.
“Plus, it isn’t typically you get the chance to see somebody who has been inducted into the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame compete at an occasion of this degree.”
Clijsters received the US Open in 2005, 2009 and 2010, lifting the trophy in Flushing Meadows in 2009 as a wild card after getting back from her first retirement.
She additionally received the Australian Open in 2011.
Winner of 41 singles titles on the WTA tour, Clijsters has additionally accepted a wild card to compete in Charleston April 5-11.