Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Kim Clijsters moves into 2nd round at last U.S. Open
But she also has missed five of the past eight Flushing Meadows tournaments due to injury or retirement breaks.
Clijsters gave birth to daughter Jada, 4, in 2008 and has brought the child along with her in her global tennis travels.
But Clijsters, who spent 20 weeks as world No.1 in her career, said she knows the time is right to depart the sport now even though older players are still winning grand slams.
"You feel it when it's right," Clijsters said. "It's a feeling you need to have inside if you still want to keep going and you want more of those adrenaline rushes. I just know for me the time is right."
Good match a little shaky in the first set, but impressive serving. If she continues in the same fashion and cuts down some on the unforced errors she might just have a shot.
Although things will get very tough 3rd round onward (Li Na will certainly not be a piece of cake, neither will last year's champ Sam Stosur).
Tough draw that's for sure, but like I said if she continues serving well she might just have a shot