FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY - Defending champion Kim Clijsters needed just 59 minutes to post a straight set victory over former World No. 1 Ana Ivanovic in fourth round action at the 2010 U.S. Open.
Clijsters, the second seed, recorded a 6-2, 6-1 victory to advance into her fourth straight quarterfinal here, albeit in sporadic years starting in 2003. The Belgian took advantage of Ivanovic's poor second serve, winning 76 percent of the points on her opponents lesser serve.
The two-time U.S. Open champ won seven straight games to move to 4-0 in the second set before cruising to the finish line. She won 70 of the 115 points played in the match.Next up for Clijsters will be either fifth-seeded Samantha Stosur or 12th- seeded Russian Elena Dementieva, who face off later Sunday. Clijsters figures to have a good chance to advance to the semis, as she has a 3-0 lifetime record against Stosur while winning 11 of 14 matches in her career against Dementieva.
This was no big surprise.
Dementieva or Stosur is gonna be a toughie for Kim especially if her serve continues to be so streaky.
But again if the serve is good I think she will go through.