Newsletter
Weather
Community
English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
China
World
Opinion
Business
Sci-Edu
Culture/Life
Sports
Photos
 Services
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 Search
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping

Home >> Sports
UPDATED: 11:03, March 26, 2006
Clijsters bows out in second round at Miami
font size    

Defending champion Kim Clijsters was eliminated in the second round of the NASDAQ-100 Open Saturday as she was beaten by unseeded American Jill Craybas 5-7, 6-3, 5-7.

The second-seeded, deposed as world number one by Amelie Mauresmo on Monday, showed signs of rust as she played her first match since losing the Antwerp final to the Frenchwoman in February.

The U.S. Open champion committed 78 unforced errors and was broken six times during the two hour 15 minute contest.

"I wasn't consistent out there had trouble finishing off the points," Clijsters, who was making her comeback following a recurrence of an ankle injury, said after the match.

"It's a disadvantage not have trained as much as I would have wanted. You just want to forget this match as quickly as possible."

The Belgian was joined at the exit by men's 13th-seeded Lleyton Hewitt from Australia, who was beaten for the first time in nine meetings by Tim Henman of Britain 6-7, 3-6 in one hour 45 minutes.

Henman, 31, won over the former world number one after defeating Marat Safin in the first round.

"I played a good match," Henman said. "I think my match against Safin was much cleaner and of probably a higher quality but different conditions against a different opponent. This is more satisfying."

Source: Xinhua


Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this


   Recommendation
- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
- Clijsters to skip Pacific Open

- Clijsters, Mauresmo advance to semifinals at Antwerp tournament


Manufacturers, Exporters, Wholesalers - Global trade starts here.
Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved