Wimbledon 2010 : Kim Clijsters moves into the third round Wimbledon Tennis

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Wimbledon 2010 : Kim Clijsters moves into the third round Wimbledon Tennis

One of the top most tennis players from Belgium, Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters was born on 8th June, 1983. The tennis sensation has also been listed as the Number One player in both singles as well as doubles rankings in the world. Currently, the Belgium is ranked as Number Eight in the world of tennis rankings.

The 27 years old Clijsters has so far snatched a total of 48 titles to her name, including the double’s as well as the single ones. Last year, the 1.74 meters high Belgium triumphed in the final of the U.S Open. Previously, she has won it in the 2005 seaso. Moreover, the tennis ace has also grabbed the WTA Tour title in 2002 as well as in 2003. As far as her double’s record is concerned, the right handed player has won the Wimbledon tournament along with the French Open in the same year, 2003. She retired from the international tennis on 6 May 2007 however, came back to the international tennis scene after a period of two years on 26th March 2009. Clijsters made a good come back by winning another US Open in just her third come back tournament.

Clijsters is known for her profound, strong and well strike strokes along with her attacking game plan combined with pace and flexibility. She is definitely one of those tennis players from the women’s side who are capable of playing equally well on all surfaces. Svetlana Kuznetsova as well as Jelena Jankovic also shares the similar traits. The first serve of the Belgium though not extremely powerful is timed nicely that wins axes and irreversible. However, what is considered Clijsters weakness is her killer behaviour on the court but the girl has definitely worked on it ever since her return to the game of tennis.

As far as her record at Wimbledon is concerned, Clijsters has reached in the semi-finals of the Tournament twice in 2003 and 2006. In the ongoing Wimbledon Championship, the Belgium has so far played pretty well and has cruised into the third round by defeating Karolina Sprem in her match on Wednesday.

The book makers have seeded her as Number 8 in this tournament. Clijsters during her first set took a time of 33 minutes on the grass court at the All England Club. Her opponent, Sprem as a result collapsed as the Belgium paved her way to victory in just a period of 83 minutes.

As a result of this victory, Clijsters will meet Maria Kirilenko who is seeded Number 27 in the round number 3 of the tournament. Maria in her previous match has defeated Shenay Perry, an American in the 6-1 6-4 match set.

Justin Henin who is another Belgium took a reluctant move towards her first title at Wimbledon when she went through her clash of the second round against Kristina Barrois in a 6-3 7-5 match set.

However, Henin appeared stronger and composed after her first match of the tournament and utilized her speed and the strength of the ground hit to clear her way while playing against the ranked 73 in the world within a period of about 32minustes and 60 seconds. She will face Nadia Petrova who is seeded Number 12 in this tournament for a battle towards the round Number 4 of Wimbledon 2010. Nadia who is a Russian tennis ace has made her way into the third round by beating Chan Yung-Jan in a 6-3 6-4 match set.

In another match, Venus Williams, the older sister of World Number 1 Serena Williams smashed Ekaterina Makarova in her third round contest through a  6-0 6-4 match set.

As far as the Belgium Kim Clijsters is concerned, she will definitely take a happy bag of memories back home if she continues with her present form and game.



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