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A Look Back At The Tennis Career of Li Na

“Li Na has been a fun, powerful, and wonderful player on the WTA tour and, along with her fans, I am sad to hear that she has retired,” said WTA Chairman & CEO Stacey Allaster on the announcement of the retirement of Li Na, the Chinese tennis trailblazer, winner of the 2014 Australian Open and the 2011 French Open. ”In addition to her amazing tennis abilities and her warm...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Li back in Melbourne with slightly revamped game

Fresh from three weeks off the tennis court during her offseason and a win last week in China, Li Na is back at one of her favorite tournaments with a slightly revamped game looking to add a second career Grand Slam singles title. Li has twice been a losing finalist at the Australian Open - to Kim Clijsters in 2011 and to Victoria Azarenka last year. Three months after her loss...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Clijsters gives birth to second child

Kim Clijsters gave birth to her second child Wednesday, she told the world via Twitter: Jack Leon Lynch is born! Born at 7.06 pm tonight and we are both doing well... His big sister , mama and daddy are very proud and happy!¿ -- Kim Clijsters (@Clijsterskim) September 18, 2013 Congrats to the family! Jack. Leon. Lynch. Soak up the awesome on that. That's a name worthy of a...
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Kirsten Flipkens’ Fairytale

By reaching the semifinals, Kirsten Flipkens matched Kim Clijsters’ best Wimbledon run. For the better part of a decade, Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin battled each other for major titles and the World No. 1 ranking while simultaneously putting Belgium on the international sporting stage. Who would’ve ever imagined that a nation that covers just under 12,000 square miles with...
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July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Once-mighty Belgium courts trouble in Fed Cup

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By RAF CASERT AP Sports Writer Not so long ago, Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin were dominating women's tennis and turning little Belgium into a force. Now, Belgium is facing the prospect of dropping into the third tier of the Fed Cup because the federation is unwilling - or unable - to pay for the surface its players prefer. Against Poland in the World...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Kim Clijsters Pregnant with Baby Boy

Bryan Lynch, husband to Kim Clijsters, let the cat out of the bag two days ago when he shouted to the Twitterverse that their daughter Jada is going to be a big sister!!!  Baby is healthy and we found out we are having a boy! We are super happy! — Brian Lynch (@blynch8) March 25, 2013  Kimmie then followed up his tweet a day later. Thanks everyone for all the messages regarding...
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Flipkens Talks About Relationship with Clijsters

Kirsten Flipkens photo by Cristiano Andujar/Foto Arena By Barbara Galiza (February 26, 2013) Florianópolis – This week, at 27, Kirsten Flipkens reached the highest ranking of her career – 31st – and became Belgium’s No. 1 tennis player for the first time. Her happiness, however, was short-lived. Complaining of a right leg injury, Flipkens fell in three sets in WTA Florianópolis’...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennis: Clijsters beats Venus Williams in farewell match

Kim Clijsters of Belgium returns a shot during a first round mixed doubles match with her partner Bob Bryan of the United States against Irina Falconi of the United States and Steve Johnson of the United States on Day Five of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2012 in the Flushing neigborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (August...
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December 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Clijsters beats Venus Williams in farewell game

Former No. 1 Kim Clijsters ended her career with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Venus Williams in a ceremonial farewell match. Clijsters retired after the U.S. Open but organized a match to thank her fans, 13,000 of whom turned up at Antwerp Sports Palace, including Crown Prince Phillipe and Princess Mathilde. In a lighthearted encounter, Clijsters was always going to come out on top...
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Clijsters beats Venus in last match

Former No. 1 Kim Clijsters ended her career with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Venus Williams in a ceremonial farewell match in Belgium. Clijsters retired after the U.S. Open but organized a match to thank her fans, 13,000 of whom turned up at Antwerp Sports Palace, including Crown Prince Phillipe and Princess Mathilde. In the lighthearted encounter, Clijsters was destined to win but...
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Clijsters will play Venus once again

Kim Clijsters will play a ceremonial farewell match on Dec. 12 against Venus Williams. Clijsters retired from tennis after the U.S. Open in August but announced on her website on Monday that she will face her longtime rival in the Kim's Thank You Games at the Antwerp Sports Palace. The 29-year-old Belgian, a four-time Grand Slam winner, initially retired in 2007 only to make...
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October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Clijsters to play Venus once again

Kim Clijsters will play a ceremonial farewell match on Dec. 12 against Venus Williams. Clijsters retired from tennis after the U.S. Open in August but announced on her website on Monday that she will face her longtime rival in the Kim's Thank You Games at the Antwerp Sports Palace. The 29-year-old Belgian, a four-time Grand Slam winner, initially retired in 2007 only to make...
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October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Life after tennis for Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters and Juan Carlos Ferrero?

by James A. Crabtree Former grand slam champions Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters are retired. Now add 2003 French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero (well, after Valencia in October) to the list that has seen Fernando González and Ivan Ljubicic call it quits in 2012. An era of big names and equally big characters is most certainly over. And they will all be missed. The sport...
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September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Fashion Battles: 2012 U.S. Open Tennis

The last Grand Slam of a very long season – due to the extra excitement of Olympic tennis – leaves us feeling bittersweet to say the least. The retirement of Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick will certainly give us less to dish about when it comes to tennis fashion. And there are other reasons we will miss these two memorable phenoms. In addition to the Aussies, Americans...
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September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Kim Clijsters Retires at the 2012 US Open

On Day 3 of the 2012 US Open, I got to the grounds early to get a good seat for a particular match, and my preparation paid off as I triumphantly took my seat along the baseline, but in retrospect, I was more lucky to be sitting across from the court that Kim Clijsters was preparing for her match against Laura Robson later that day in Ashe.  
Via Onthegotennis
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Clijsters wins in mixed doubles

Kim Clijsters' final tournament will last at least one more match, after she and mixed doubles partner Bob Bryan won in the first round of the U.S. Open on Friday. Clijsters and Bryan beat young Americans Irina Falconi and Steve Johnson, 6-2, 6-2. Afterward, Clijsters took part in the Bryan brothers' signature chest bump then grinned widely. They could have faced Mike Bryan...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Clijsters wins in mixed doubles to stay at US Open

Kim Clijsters' final tournament will last at least one more match, after she and mixed doubles partner Bob Bryan won in the first round of the U.S. Open on Friday. Clijsters and Bryan beat young Americans Irina Falconi and Steve Johnson 6-2, 6-2. Afterward, Clijsters took part in the Bryan brothers' signature chest bump then grinned widely. They could have faced Mike Bryan...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters call it quits — The Friday Five

By Maud Watson Farewell For Real There was no singles fairytale ending for Kim Clijsters. In her opening round against young 16-year-old Victoria Duval, Clijsters spoke of passing the torch to the younger generation, and that’s exactly what happened in her following match, as she was outplayed by the young talent from Great Britain, Laura Robson. In many ways, her second round...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Kim Clijsters – A farewell to one of the greats of the women’s game

Kim Clijsters will retire after the US Open By Ian Horne, editor of Live-Tennis.com and US Open Tennis Live Stream A 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) defeat against Laura Robson marked the end of Kim Clijsters’ singles career on Wednesday night, much to the surprise of the US Open fans in attendance in the Arthur Ashe Stadium. There had been high hopes for the Belgian. One final swansong...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Clijsters, Petrova, Tipsarevic US Open 2012 Fila Fashion

The third day of U.S. Open was last for Kim Clijsters. Not only the last day of the tournament, but the last day of her tennis career. 29-year old tennis star retires after the defeat by Briton Laura Robson. With 41 titles, including four major crowns, and long stints at world No.1, Clijsters leaves fulfilled. And we take chance to showcase Kim in our Fila fashion review for...
Via Trendy Tennis
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Serena Says No to Retirement any time soon, moves into Third Round of US Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – While Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters retire, Serena Williams is driven even more to continue playing. Fourth seed Williams defeated Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-2, 6-4, coming back from being down a break in the second set. Williams committed 24 errors and six-double faults in the match, despite the 32 winners. “I wasn’t really happy with the way I was...
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August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Clijsters' humility a rare asset

Superstar athletes are not average people. They're different from you and me. Higher levels of drive and determination; bigger egos; greater feelings of self worth and an acceptance that there will be pain, sacrifice and hardship on the path that will lead them to their goals. Almost all of the above applied to Kim Clijsters, who bowed out of professional tennis at the US Open...
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August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Clijsters-Flipkens fall in US Open doubles

Now, Kim Clijsters' career in women's doubles is over, too. A day after exiting the U.S. Open in singles, Clijsters and her Belgian partner, Kirsten Flipkens, fell 6-3, 6-4 to Chuang Chia-jung and Zhang Shuai in the first round of women's doubles Thursday. Clijsters, a three-time champion at Flushing Meadows, announced this year's U.S. Open would be her last professional...
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August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Kim Clijsters' Last Singles News Conference

An interview with: KIM CLIJSTERS August 29, 2012 THE MODERATOR: Questions, please. KIM CLIJSTERS: Last time. (Clapping.) Q. You look happy about that. KIM CLIJSTERS: Yeah, no. Q. Are we that bad? KIM CLIJSTERS: No. It’s okay. Q. What are your emotions, Kim? KIM CLIJSTERS: Now? I think the first hour after the match there was still disappointment...
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August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Clijsters ends career at US Open

Kim Clijsters, the tennis mom everyone loves, bowed out of professional tennis for the second and final time amid scenes of great emotion at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday afternoon when she lost to a British teenager, Laura Robson, 7-6(4), 7-6(5). Being one of the nicest people in the game, Clijsters wore a big smile as she hugged Robson at the net, but there were tears in the...
Via Fox Sports
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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