Clijsters eliminated in her last Wimbledon

Associated Press  |  Last updated July 02, 2012

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22: Kim Clijsters of Belgium reacts after a point in her third round match against Nadia Petrova of Russia during day five of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Kim Clijsters has played her last Wimbledon match, losing in straight sets to eighth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany in the fourth round. Clijsters is retiring after this year's U.S. Open and went out with a whimper on Court 3, winning just two games as Kerber overpowered her 6-1, 6-1. The Belgian four-time Grand Slam winner never earned a break point and saved a match point when serving at 5-0 in the second set. Kerber than served out the match at love. Klijsters gave a brief wave to the crowd as she walked off the court to a loud round of applause. She was trying to advance to her fourth Wimbledon quarterfinal, but never reached the final at the All England Club.
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