Player of the week: Kim Clijsters

Former WTA #1 Kim Clijsters amazed everyone when she became US Open 2009 champion right after coming back from a 2-year break and becoming a mother. This week she wrote antoher chapter of her successful story winning her 37th WTA title in Miami.

Clijsters already started the tournament in an impressive way, dropping just 2 games to Kvitova in the 2nd round, 1 game to 17th seed Shahar Peer in the 3rd round, and 4 games to defending champion and 4th seed Victoria Azarenka in the Last-16 round. But after another straight sets victory over Samantha Stosur in the quarters, Clijsters had to face a very special and tough semifinal against fellow former #1 on her way back to the Tour Justine Henin. Despite losing a 6/2 4/0 lead to lose the 2nd set in the tiebreak, Clijsters didn't lost her focus and managed to win the match in a thrilling third set tiebreak. The final also looked difficult as Clijsters was facing 3rd seed Venus Williams, who was on a 15-match winning streak, but Clijsters rolled to a 6/2 6/1 victory.

With this victory, she has got her place back in the Top-10, but she sees herself contending for #1. Be aware Serena.


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