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Clijsters beats Zvonareva for 3rd US Open title

 Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, reacts after defeating Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, to win the women's championship match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament...
 Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, holds the championship trophy and her daughter, Jada Ellie, after winning the finals at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in...
 Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, returns the ball to Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, during the women's championship match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in...
 Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, kisses the championship trophy after winning the finals at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Saturday, Sept. 11...
 Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, was warned for racket abuse during the women's championship match against Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, at the U.S. Open tenn...
 Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, kisses the championship trophy after winning the finals at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Saturday, Sept. 11...
 Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, returns a shot to Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, during the women's championship match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in N...
 Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, returns the ball to Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, during the women's championship match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in...
 Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, holds the championship trophy and her daughter, Jada Ellie, after winning the finals at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in...
 Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, reacts following the women's championship match against Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in N...
 Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, returns the ball to Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, during the women's championship match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in...

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Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, reacts after defeating Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, to win the women's championship match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament...

US Open Tennis

Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, holds the championship trophy and her daughter, Jada Ellie, after winning the finals at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in...

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Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, returns the ball to Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, during the women's championship match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in...

APTOPIX US Open Tennis

Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, kisses the championship trophy after winning the finals at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Saturday, Sept. 11...

US Open Tennis

Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, was warned for racket abuse during the women's championship match against Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, at the U.S. Open tenn...

APTOPIX US Open Tennis

Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, kisses the championship trophy after winning the finals at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Saturday, Sept. 11...

US Open Tennis

Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, returns a shot to Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, during the women's championship match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in N...

US Open Tennis

Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, returns the ball to Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, during the women's championship match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in...

US Open Tennis

Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, holds the championship trophy and her daughter, Jada Ellie, after winning the finals at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in...

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Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, reacts following the women's championship match against Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in N...

US Open Tennis

Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, returns the ball to Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, during the women's championship match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in...

Kim Clijsters of Belgium won her second consecutive U.S. Open championship and third overall Saturday, easily beating Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-2, 6-1 in the final.
The second-seeded Clijsters played far steadier than the seventh-seeded Zvonareva, who was warned by the chair umpire when she cracked her racket on the court after missing one shot. Clijsters made only 15 unforced errors, nine fewer than Zvonareva.
Clijsters is the first woman since Venus Williams in 2000-01 to win the title in Flushing Meadows two years in a row.
Clijsters has a 21-match winning streak at the U.S. Open, which she also won in 2005. She missed the tournament in 2006 because of injuries, and skipped it the next two years while taking time off to get married and have a baby.


Updated : 2021-02-27 11:15 GMT+08:00