Three-time US Open champion Kim Clijsters is ready to give up the globe-trotting tennis star life at the age of 29 in order to spend more time as a wife and mother. But first, she’s going to give winning a Grand Slam title one last try.
The Belgian star began the final tournament of her WTA career by defeating American teen Victoria Duval 6-3, 6-1 on Monday on the same Arthur Ashe Stadium court where she captured US Open crowns in 2005, 2009 and 2010.
Meanwhile, top seed Victoria Azarenka advanced to the second round by defeating Russia’s 76th-ranked Alexandra Panova 6-0, 6-1 in 50 minutes. The reigning Australian Open champion has never reached the US Open quarter-finals.
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