"Yeah, I think so," said Clijsters. "It's not that in a way that it's completely black-and-white difference. But I think we've definitely grown up. I think we've had great times together playing Fed Cup and just, you know, messaging each other on phones, teasing each other, fun, you know, relax. I think that's how I would have liked it to have always been."
Henin agrees that greater maturity has improved their relationship.
"Our relationship is very good," she said. "We can feel we grew up a lot, both of us. I mean, Kim, of course, having a baby, and the distance I took also for two years. We had a fantastic time in the Fed Cup tie together. Probably discover each other not differently than in the past, but we more adults now, and we have a lot of respect. So, of course on the court, I mean, we both want to win, but the relationship is very good."