Clijsters career ends in US Open defeat to Britain's Laura Robson
Date published :
29 Aug 2012 - 23:47:26
Triple US Open champion Kim Clijsters's career came to end on Wednesday when she slumped to a shock second-round defeat to British teenager Laura Robson.
In a high-quality match on Arthur Ashe Stadium, Robson got the better of the 23rd seed in two tie-breaks to seal her progress to the third round of the final Grand Slam of the year.
Former champion Clijsters, who is due to retire after the tournament, led 5-3 in the first set and had three set points but was outplayed by the 18-year-old, ranked 89.
The former world number one and four-time Grand Slam title winner, lost 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/5) to the 18-year-old world number 89 who goes on to face China's ninth seed Li Na for a place in the last 16.