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2009-09-13 23:03:27

Kim Clijsters, who entered the U.S. Open as a wild card, won the championship Sunday, topping off a remarkable return to women's tennis after a two-year layoff. The 26-year-old Belgian defeated rising young star Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 7-5, 6-3 for her second Grand Slam win and the 35th title of her WTA career. The match lasted an hour and 33 minutes. Clijsters, a former world No. 1, had retired from tennis in the spring of 2007 to start a family. She returned to the tour this summer in...

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2009-03-26 08:43:01

Kim Clijsters, who was the top-ranked women's player in 2003, ended her two-year retirement from competitive tennis Thursday at a news conference in Belgium. The hunger is back. I look forward to the challenge, she said. The decision was hardly a surprise. Clijsters said earlier in the week she was having the news conference and had agreed before that to play for St. Louis of the World Team Tennis league this summer. She also said she'd play in a series of exhibitions scheduled in May to...

2006-08-17 16:44:10

By Darren Ennis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Kim Clijsters is unlikely to defend her U.S. Open title later this month because of a wrist injury. The world number two underwent an MRI scan on her injury-prone left wrist on Thursday and is expected to be sidelined for at least two months, a statement on her Web site said. "Kim is completely disillusioned," the statement said. "She will definitely not play any tennis next week and will most likely be out of action for the following two...

2006-08-17 14:54:34

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Kim Clijsters is unlikely to defend her U.S. Open title later this month because of a wrist injury. The world number two underwent an MRI scan on the wrist on Thursday after picking up the injury at the Montreal Cup and is expected to be sidelined for at least two months, a statement on her Web site said. Clijsters may also miss out on representing Belgium in next month's Fed Cup final against Italy. "Kim is completely disillusioned," the statement said. "She...

2006-08-17 14:26:36

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Kim Clijsters is unlikely to defend her U.S. Open title later this month because of a wrist injury. The world number two underwent an MRI scan on the wrist on Thursday after picking up the injury at the Montreal Cup and is expected to be sidelined for at least two months, she said in a statement on her Web site. Clijsters may also miss out on representing Belgium in next month's Fed Cup final against Italy.

2006-08-16 21:46:34

MONTREAL (Reuters) - World number two Kim Clijsters has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup event in Montreal with a wrist injury, the tournament's website said. Less than two weeks before the Belgian starts the defense of her U.S. Open crown, Clijsters retired while leading Canada's Stephanie Dubois 6-1 2-3 in her second-round match on Wednesday. Clijsters, the defending champion in Montreal, called for the trainer when she was leading the second set 2-1 but when she fell in game six she...

2006-07-16 12:05:29

By Philip Blenkinsop OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) - Kim Clijsters powered Belgium into their second Fed Cup final on Sunday with a comfortable 6-0 6-1 win over teenager Vania King. Belgium, playing without French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne, took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the best of five match semi-final to give them a first Fed Cup victory over the U.S. in five attempts. Clijsters, the world number two and U.S. Open champion, crushed her 17-year-old opponent, ranked 79th...

2005-10-02 11:13:20

By Barnaby Chesterman LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters won her eighth title of the year after overpowering Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-2 6-4 in the final of the $585,000 Luxembourg Open on Sunday. The victory equaled Clijsters's previous best title haul for a year, in 2003 when she reached number one in the world. It has been a great year for the Belgian who won her first Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows last month after four defeats in finals stretching...

2005-10-02 10:56:45

By Barnaby Chesterman LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Kim Clijsters of Belgium won her eighth title of the year after overpowering Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-2 6-4 in the final of the $585,000 Luxembourg Open on Sunday. The victory equaled Clijsters's previous best title haul for a year, in 2003 when she reached number one in the world. It has been a great year for Clijsters who won her first Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows last month after four defeats in finals stretching back to...

2005-08-01 07:32:19

By Matthew Cronin STANFORD, California (Reuters) - After winning her third hardcourt title of the year, Kim Clijsters believes she is primed to win her first grand slam title at the U.S. Open which begins at the end of the month. "The U.S. Open is on my mind," Clijsters told Reuters after defeating Wimbledon champion Venus Williams 7-5 6-2 in the final of the Stanford Classic. "I'd like to give myself another chance to go for the title again." The 22-year-old has reached four grand slam...


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