Four-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters had her tennis career ended abruptly, after 18-year old Laura Robson on Great Britian handled the Belgian star in straight sets 6-7 (4), 6-7 (5) at Arthur Ashe Stadium. This ended Clijsters's storied tennis career in the second round.
Clijsters, a three-time U.S. Open champion, will retire from the game at age 29 with 41 victories on the WTA tour in singles play, and another 11 in doubles action. It also ended a 22-match winning streak she held at Flushing Meadows.
As for the men's side of the draw, top-seeded American John Isner hung on in his opening round match against Xavier Malisse of Belgium 6-3, 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (9), a match that took nearly three hours to complete. As for No. 4 seed David Ferrer, he needed only three sets to take out South African Kevin Anderson by the score of 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (3).
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