Thursday, September 17, 2009

Clijsters' Supreme Comeback

New York (9/13) - Kim Clijsters finished her amazing journey at Flushing Meadow with a sweet ending: she won the title after defeating 9th-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 7-5, 6-3.

For Clijsters, it is her 2nd Grand Slam in her career. She claimed her first in the same place, four years ago. Now, returning as the wife of American basketball player Brian Lynch and the mother of 18-month-old Jada Ellie, she becomes the third mother who wins a Grand Slam title, the former two being Australia's Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong.

However, Clijsters affirmed that family is still her priority. After US Open, she declared that she would return to her home in Bree, Belgium.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old Wozniacki succeeded to reach her first Grand Slam final, after emerging as the champion in New Haven, a US Open warm-up tournament.

Del Potro Astonished Federer

In the men's singles final, which was delayed until Monday, 6th seed Juan Martin Del Potro surprised defending champion and the holder of 15 Grand Slam titles, Roger Federer, in a five-set thriller, 7-6, 4-6, 6-7, 6-3, and 2-6.

The 20-year-old Argentinian, who will celebrate his 21st birthday in September 23, was in tears after his unbelievable win. His triumph was made complete with the fact that he had defeated Rafael Nadal, who has just become the world number 2 again, in the semi-final.

With this loss, Federer failed to capture his consecutive 6th US Open title. He won since 2004 and never gave up a title until 2009.

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