Saturday, September 01, 2012

Kim Clijsters plays last career match loses in mixed doubles
 Now Kim Clijsters can go enjoy her retirement.

With her 4-year-old daughter cheering in the stands, four-time Grand Slam singles champion Clijsters' career ended Saturday night, when she and Bob Bryan lost their second-round mixed doubles match at the U.S. Open to Ekaterina Makarova and Bruno Soares 6-2, 3-6, 12-10.

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Clijsters and Bryan saved four match points in the super-tiebreaker before Clijsters netted a return on the fifth.

Clijsters, a 29-year-old Belgian, announced months ago the U.S. Open would be her last tournament. She lost to British teen Laura Robson 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) in singles Wednesday, snapping Clijsters' 22-match winning streak at Flushing Meadows, where she won titles in 2005, 2009 and 2010.

Clijsters and Kirsten Flipkens lost 6-3, 6-4 to Chuang Chia-jung and Zhang Shuai in the first round of women's doubles Thursday.


Again I'm really gonna miss her!.  Another great player going away (this reminds me so much of Martina Hingis's retirement equally sad although totally different circumstances)  Good luck with all future plans Kim, hope to see you around in exhibitions :).

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