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2009-09-08 14:42:50

Former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters, four years removed from her U.S. Open victory, Tuesday breezed into the semifinals of the 2009 tournament in New York. The 26-year-old Belgian, a wild card who upset third-seeded Venus Williams Sunday, broke Li Na's serve four times en route to a 6-2, 6-4 victory. Na had 41 unforced errors and it took Clijsters just 63 minutes to dispatch the 18th-seeded player from China at the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center for her 100th Grand Slam match win....

2009-09-06 18:40:22

Defending champion Serena Williams won easily and Belgium's Kim Clijsters stunned Venus Williams Sunday at the U.S. Open. Serena Williams, the No. 2 seed, needed just 1-hour and 4 minutes to eliminate 22nd-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 6-2, 6-0 and move on to the quarterfinals. The American star, who hit 27 winners and eight aces, is trying for her third Grand Slam title this year and 12th of her career. Her victories included U.S. Open titles in 1999, 2002 and 2008. Wild card...

2009-08-31 19:24:52

Serena Williams began defense of her U.S. Open crown with an easy victory Monday on the first day of the final tennis Grand Slam of the year. Williams, second seed and three-time champion, posted a 6-4, 6-1 win over fellow American Alexa Glatch as she seeks her third Grand Slam title of 2009. She won the Australian Open, was a quarterfinalist at the French Open, and beat sister Venus in the final at Wimbledon. Former U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters, 26-year-old Belgian, defeated Ukraine's...

2009-08-28 21:38:00

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Babolat, leading manufacturer of tennis racquets, officially welcomed tennis star Kim Clijsters to New York City for the U.S. Open today. Just days before her first Grand Slam appearance since 2007, Clijsters posed for pictures with Eric Babolat, president and CEO of Babolat, at the iconic Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center in New York City. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2009-08-27 19:08:46

Dinara Safina, the top-ranked player in women's tennis, will be the No. 1 seed when the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Flushing Meadows, N.Y. starts Monday. The Moscow native goes into the Open having been a finalist at this year's Australian and French Opens and a semifinalist at Wimbledon. Her first opponent in the upper half of the women's draw will be Australian Olivia Rogowska. Her draw includes No. 5 Jelena Jankovic, a former world No. 1 Olympic gold medalist, fellow Russians Elena...

2009-08-14 20:12:21

Russian Dinara Safina ended Kim Clijsters' Cincinnati comeback Friday in the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open. Safina, the top-seed, defeated the Belgian player 6-2, 7-5. Clijsters, a former world No. 1 on the women's tour, was playing in her first tournament in two years. Italy's Flavia Pennetta also moved on to the semis, eliminating Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 6-3, 6-3. Russian Elena Dementieva advanced with a 6-2, 6-1 rout of Denmark's Caroline...

2009-08-13 18:24:26

Flavia Pennetta beat Venus Williams and Sybille Bammer stunned Serena Williams Thursday in the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open in Cincinnati. Venus Williams was seeded No. 1 and her sister No. 2 in the hard-court event at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. The winners moved on to the quarterfinals. Italian Pennetta, who won a title in Los Angeles last week, outlasted Venus Williams 7-6 (7-2), 6-4. Bammer -- an Austrian ranked 29th in the world -- advanced with a 7-5, 6-4...

2009-08-12 13:21:34

Former women's tennis world No. 1 Kim Clijsters of Belgium will be a wild card entrant in the Rogers Cup in Toronto, tournament officials announced Wednesday. Canadians Stephanie Dubois and Valerie Tetreault also were named wild cards for the event, which begins Saturday with a field of 56 players. Clijsters, 26, the 2005 Rogers Cup champion, recently returned to competition after an absence of more than two years. So many things have changed, Clijsters said. I got married, had a daughter,...

2009-08-10 21:05:21

Kim Clijsters returned to competitive tennis Monday with a win in the $2 million Western and Southern Financial Group Women's Open in Cincinnati. Clijsters, 26, posted a 6-4, 6-3 victory over France's Marion Bartoli in the first round. It was the first WTA Tour match for Clijsters, a former world No.1 player, since the spring of 2007. She gave birth to a daughter since she retired to start a family and become injury-free. Clijsters, who earned her lone major title at the 2005 U.S. Open, owns...

2009-05-17 16:21:03

The new retractable roof at Wimbledon's Center Court was used for the first time Sunday during actual matches, the BBC reported. The roof was closed with rain falling and a crowd of 15,000 spectators watching Andre Agassi, his wife Steffi Graf, Tim Henman and Kim Clijsters play mixed doubles and singles matches, the broadcaster said. The roof was built to limit the frequent rain delays that occur at the Wimbledon Championships each season. So often do we just wait around (during rain delays),...

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