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Kim Clijsters Wins Aussie Open

Belgian beats Li Na for 4th major of career

(Newser) - Kim Clijsters finally won her first Australian Open and the fourth major of her career, wiping tears from her eyes after she beat Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 today. The loss ended an outstanding tournament run by Li, who became the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam singles... More »

Clijsters Clinches 3rd US Open

Sends Zvonareva packing in 2 sets

(Newser) - Getting to every ball, putting most shots right where she wanted them, Kim Clijsters was so dominant in the US Open final that it would have taken a perfect performance to top her. Vera Zvonareva did not produce one. Far from it. Playing on the blue hard courts she's come... More »

Earthquake Relief a Hit With Tennis Stars

Federer throws together 'Hit for Haiti,' raises big bucks

(Newser) - Stars of the tennis universe got together today to hit a few—and raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Haiti earthquake relief. Less than a day before the start of the Australian Open, Roger Federer threw together "Hit for Haiti," a slate of doubles matches enlivened by... More »

Serena Really Sorry This Time

'I admit when I'm wrong,' Williams says

(Newser) - Serena Williams, who offered no apologies in her postmatch press conference Saturday, issued a statement today on her website reversing direction, the Los Angeles Times reports. “I want to sincerely apologize FIRST to the lines woman, Kim Clijsters, the USTA, and tennis fans everywhere for my inappropriate outburst,”... More »

Clijsters Caps Comeback With Crown

Belgian rebounds from 2-year hiatus to capture 2nd major

(Newser) - After 2 years off, Kim Clijsters needed just two sets to capture US Open title No. 2 tonight at Flushing Meadows. The 7-5, 6-3 victory over Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark capped a dramatic run by the 26-year-old Belgian, who was unseeded in her third tournament since un-retiring. Her 18-month-old daughter,... More »

Serena 'Got What She Deserved'

Tennis star's ego got the best of her in tense match

(Newser) - Serena Williams' “shameful performance” at the US Open—hurling multiple F-bombs at a lineswoman and smashing her racket—thwarted her attempts for another victory, and rightly so, Mike Lupica writes in the New York Daily News. Williams felt the lineswoman shouldn’t penalize her for a foot fault because... More »

Serena Ousted in Controversial Finish

(Newser) - Serena Williams' US Open title defense ended in bizarre, ugly fashion tonight, when she was penalized a point on match point after yelling and shaking her racket in the direction of an official who called a foot fault. Williams lost to unseeded, unranked Kim Clijsters 6-4, 7-5 in a taut... More »

Serena-Clijsters Semi Bigger Than Final

US Open champions face off at height of friendly rivalry

(Newser) - The women's final of the US Open isn't until tomorrow, but the most anticipated match of the tournament—perhaps of the entire year—is taking place today, when Serena Williams faces Kim Clijsters in the semis. The two have a friendly rivalry, says the New York Times: Both have Open... More »

Serena Into Semis Opposite Clijsters

Williams rolls over No. 10 Pennetta

(Newser) - Defending champion Serena Williams advanced to the US Open semifinals tonight, setting up a showdown against Kim Clijsters. The No. 2-seeded Williams beat No. 10 Flavia Pennetta of Italy, 6-4, 6-3 to improve her record to 23-1 in Grand Slam singles this season. More »

Clijsters Ousts Venus

Kim Clijsters comes back after losing first set, 6-0

(Newser) - Well, she sure answered that question. Anyone wondering how serious a threat Kim Clijsters might be at the US Open after a 2-year layoff got their answer today, when the 2005 champion at Flushing Meadows toppled none other than No. 3 Venus Williams, 6-0, 0-6, 6-4 to advance to the... More »

Clijsters Roars Back With Win

Belgian defeats Kutuzova in lopsided straight sets

(Newser) - Kim Clijsters, the 2005 US Open champ who’s been absent from the game since having a child two years ago, made a triumphant return to the tournament today, the New York Times reports. The unseeded Belgian easily dispatched Viktoriya Kutuzova 6-1, 6-1 in the first game at Arthur Ashe.... More »

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