Clijsters career comes to a close at US Open

Last updated 12:52 02/09/2012

Relevant offers

Tennis

Few season highlights for Kiwi tennis players to celebrate Rising Aussie tennis star Nick Kyrgios ready for summer spotlight Rafael Nadal ready for Australian Open after successful appendix surgery Francesca Schiavone awarded Auckland wildcard Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams take ITF annual honours Former Grand Slam winner Francesca Schiavone to play in Auckland Caroline Wozniacki to get $15k bracelet for playing in Auckland Tomas Berdych to be coached by Andy Murray's former hitting partner Indian Aces the top team in inaugural IPTL New Zealand men's tournament lands tennis' next big thing Bojan Coric

Four-time Grand Slam singles champion Kim Clijsters' career ended Saturday, when she and Bob Bryan lost their second-round mixed doubles match at the US Open to Ekaterina Makarova and Bruno Soares 6-2, 3-6, 12-10.

Clijsters and Bryan saved four match points in the super-tiebreaker before Clijsters netted a return on the fifth.

Clijsters, a 29-year-old Belgian, announced months ago the US Open would be her last tournament. She lost to British teen Laura Robson in singles Wednesday, snapping Clijsters' 22-match winning streak at Flushing Meadows, where she won titles in 2005, 2009 and 2010.

Clijsters and Kirsten Flipkens lost to Chuang Chia-jung and Zhang Shuai in the first round of women's doubles Thursday.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content