Clijsters, a 38-year-old Hall of Famer on the comeback trail, also lost in the first round at the WTA Tour stop in Chicago last week.
Former WTA World No. 1 Kim Clijsters, will be making her first appearance at the BNP Paribas Open in a decade.
Kim Clijsters lost in her latest return to the WTA Tour, dropping a three-setter against Hsieh Su-wei in the first round of the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic.
Ashleigh Barty was first ear-marked as a potential force on grass after winning the 2011 junior Wimbledon title aged 15.
Serena Williams conceded it isn't easy to come to terms with spending time away from her daughter to focus on tennis.