Kim Clijsters

  • Sharapova aiming for rare double at Key Biscayne March 20, 2013

    Florida: After winning the PNB Paribas Open last week, Maria Sharapova is aiming for a rare double when she lines at the Sony Open. Only two players in WTA history have won back-to-back Indian Wells and Key Biscayne titles: Steffi Graf in 1994 and 1996, and Kim Clijsters in 2005....
  • Wozniacki loses to Kuznetsova at Australian Open January 21, 2013

    Melbourne: Twotime major winner Svetlana Kuznetsova has defeated former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 62, 26, 75 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Kuznetsova, winner of the 2004 U.S. Open and 2009 French Open, broke her Danish opponent in the 11th game of the third set and finished...
  • Clijsters' absence no cause for celebration: Li Na January 13, 2013

    Melbourne: Li Na's Melbourne Park nemesis Kim Clijsters no longer stalks the Australian Open draw but her absence is no cause for celebration, according to the Chinese sixth seed. If anyone should be popping champagne corks in the non attendance of the retired Belgian, it should be 30yearold Li, Asia's first...
  • Clijsters to play Venus in her farewell match October 30, 2012

    Brussels: Kim Clijsters will play a ceremonial farewell match on Dec. 12 against Venus Williams. Clijsters retired from tennis after the US Open in August but announced on her website on Monday that she will face her longtime rival Wiliams in the Kim's Thank You Games at the Antwerp Sports Palace. The...
  • Clijsters' career ends after mixed doubles loss November 16, 2012

    New York: Kim Clijsters hit her last shot as a pro tennis player into the net. Doubtful anyone will remember that, though. Smiling right until the end in front of 2,800 buzzing fans on Court 17 at Flushing Meadows, Clijsters officially made her way into retirement on Saturday night. She and mixed...
  • Top guns cruise, Clijsters waves good bye November 16, 2012

    New York: British teenager Laura Robson drew the curtain on Kim Clijsters' illustrious singles career on Wednesday by eliminating the former world number one from the US Open as other top guns encountered little resistance. While Victoria Azarenka and David Ferrer cruised to straightsets victories at Flushing Meadows, Belgian Clijsters had...
  • Kim Clijsters retires after US open exit November 16, 2012

    New York: Preparing for what she knew would be her last professional tennis tournament, Kim Clijsters fourtime Grand Slam title winner and mother of 4yearold Jada devoted her effort and energy to the US Open. Family time needed to wait a tad longer. "She was like, 'Why don't you come...
  • Olympics: Sharapova advances to semifinals August 3, 2012

    London: Maria Sharapova won a matchup of firsttime Olympians and fourtime Grand Slam champions on Thursday. The Russian, seeded No. 3, beat Kim Clijsters of Belgium 62, 75 on Centre Court at Wimbledon to reach the Olympic semifinals. Sharapova's opponent on Friday will be No. 14 Maria Kirilenko of Russia, who defeated...
  • Clijsters finally makes Olympic debut July 27, 2012

    London: Fifteen years into her career and just months from retiring for a second time, Belgium's Kim Clijsters does not come across many new experiences in tennis but playing in the Olympics will be one of them. The former world number one, who missed Beijing in 2008 after retiring a year...
  • Clijsters' last Wimbledon ends in Round 4 July 2, 2012

    London: Kim Clijsters has played her last Wimbledon match, losing in straight sets to eighthseeded Angelique Kerber of Germany in the fourth round. Clijsters is retiring after this year's US Open and went out quickly on Court 3, winning just two games as Kerber overpowered her 61, 61. The Belgian fourtime Grand...
  • Clijsters through to Rd 4 in her last Wimbledon June 29, 2012

    London: Kim Clijsters reached the fourth round of Wimbledon on Friday when 12thseeded Vera Zvonareva retired with an apparent respiratory problem when trailing 63, 43. Zvonareva was coughing loudly during the match and the 2010 finalist was in tears as she needed a medical timeout at 21 in the second set....
  • Clijsters beats Jankovic in 1st round June 26, 2012

    Wimbledon: Kim Clijsters' last Wimbledon got off to a good start as she beat former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 62, 64 in the first round. Clijsters is playing at the All England Club for just the second time in six years and has said she is retiring after this...
  • Kim Clijsters withdraws from Unicef Open June 23, 2012

    Den Bosch, Netherlands: Kim Clijsters withdrew from the Unicef Open before the semifinals on Friday because of a stomach muscle strain, saying she did not want to jeopardise playing in her last Wimbledon before retirement. Clijsters' physiotherapist, Sam Versleghers, said the 29yearold Belgian felt the injury on Thursday during her tough...
  • Clijsters beats Wozniacki in Brussels December 9, 2011

    Brussels: After being sidelined for nearly four months bacause of injury, Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters made a successful return to the court by beating World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki 62, 76 (5) in an exhibition on Thursday. In front of some 10,000 home fans at the Antwerp Sports Palace, Clijsters...
  • Clijsters out, Henin survives for another match January 22, 2010

    Melbourne: The muchanticipated potential quarterfinal between the backfromretirement Belgians dissolved in 52 minutes on Friday at the Australian Open. That's the time it took for Kim Clijsters to lose, in embarrassing fashion, her thirdround match at the season's first Grand Slam tournament. The 60, 61 defeat to Nadia Petrova was the worst...
  • Clijsters sets up Henin final in Brisbane January 8, 2010

    Sydney: Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters steamrolled their semifinal opponents on Friday to set up a tantalising allBelgian final at the Brisbane International. Henin, playing her first tournament since her shock retirement in 2008, crushed Serbia's Ana Ivanovic 63 62 in a little over then hour. Then Clijsters, who...
  • Sharapova, Venus ready for new challenges on court March 27, 2010

    Hong Kong: An exciting year lies ahead for women's tennis with the return of Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters. While the Williams sisters continue to remain as hungry as ever, a fit Maria Sharapova would be desperate to challenge the best in her quest for supremacy. No one would want to...
  • Serena Williams suffers swimsuit malfunction December 2, 2009

    London: Tennis player Serena Williams suffered an embarrassing slipup, when her strapless swimsuit rolled down. She was seen frolicking in the sea on a Barbados beach. Luckily for her friends, the tennis ace saw the funny side, laughing off the incident, Daily Mail online reported. Her relaxed attitude must have been a...
  • Pics: Winners and newsmakers of 2009 November 2, 2009

    The year 2009 shows eminent personalities, who were named winners for their outstanding performance and contribution in respective fields. Be it US President Barack Obama, who became the first AfricanAmerican to hold his country's highest office or Golfer Yang Yongeun, who became the first Asian male to win...
  • Clijsters to play all four grand slams in 2010 September 25, 2009

    Tessenderlo (Belgium): Former world number one Kim Clijsters will play about 16 tournaments in 2009 including all four grand slams, the 26yearold Belgian said on Thursday. "I try to spread out my trips abroad. The most important thing is that it remains doable as a family," Clijsters told reporters. The US Open...
  • After Clijsters, Henin likely to return to tennis September 22, 2009

    Brussels: Former world number one Justine Henin is set to announce her return to tennis some 16 months after she retired from the game, Belgian press reports said on Tuesday. Henin, 27, who retired from the sport in May 2008 when at the top of the world rankings, will announce her...
  • Kim Clijsters returns home to a rousing welcome September 17, 2009

    New Delhi: US Open women's singles champion Kim Clijsters returned home to Belgium to a rousing welcome by adoring fans at Brussels airport. The 26 yearold former world No. 1, was greeted by thousands of fans of the US open women's singles champion. Clijsters was cheered by fans as photographers clicked her...
  • Watch: Serena on serving threat on court September 17, 2009

    Serena Williams' "attack" on the lineswoman in the US Open is still creating quite a buzz. And now in an exclusive interview to CNN's Christine Romans, the new world number one explains her side of the story. ...
  • Supermon Clijsters makes an awesome comeback September 15, 2009

    New Delhi: What does the 2009 US Open Women's Singles champion do when she isn't playing tennis? She changes diapers. That's the astonishing story of Kim Clijsters, who needed a wildcard to enter the grand slam and was only playing her third tournament since returning to the circuit. "I'm just so...
  • Serena finally apologises for footfault rant September 15, 2009

    New York: Serena Williams finally apologised on Monday for her angry outburst aimed at a lineswoman during her US Open semifinal against Kim Clijsters. Serena issued a statement on Sunday conceding she had "handled the situation poorly" but did not apologises to anyone involved in the incident. The 27yearold world No. 2,...
  • Comeback queen Clijsters wins US Open September 14, 2009

    New York: Kim Clijsters capped her return to Grand Slam big stage after a twoyear absence for marriage and motherhood, picking up where she left off at the US Open with a 2009 title to add to her 2005 trophy honours. The first mother to win a major since Evonne Goolagong...
  • Clijsters charges into US Open semifinals September 9, 2009

    New York: Unseeded former champion Kim Clijsters charged into the semifinals of the US Open after routing errorprone Na Li of China 62, 64 on Tuesday. Clijsters was cruising in the second set when Li won three straight games to take a 43 lead. But Clijsters recovered from her wobble and...
  • Clijsters back in grand fashion, Nadal wins September 7, 2009

    New York: Kim Clijsters marked her dazzling return to the grand slam spotlight by ousting Venus Williams, while kid sister Serena picked up the slack by digging in for an extended New York stay. There was no shortage of drama amid the ideal weather at Flushing Meadows, with Rafael Nadal advancing...
  • Venus and Clijsters to renew rivalry at US Open September 5, 2009

    New York: Former US Open champions Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters have set the stage for a New York revival worthy of a Broadway script. Venus and Clijsters easily won their respective matches on Friday to set up a fourthround encounter at Flushing Meadows that will have a fresh take on...
  • Parents Federer, Clijsters enter US Open second round September 1, 2009

    New York: Parent power ruled the US Open hard courts Monday as champion Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters put their young upstart opponents firmly in their places to storm into the second round at Flushing Meadows. Federer, seeking his third successive major following his triumphs at the French Open and Wimbledon,...