Tennis-Open-Clijsters proves fitness in first round win in Paris


Tue, 24 May 18:59:00 2011

World number two Kim Clijsters avoided any mishaps in a 6-2 6-3 win over Belarus's Anastasiya Yakimova in the first round of the French Open on Tuesday.

The Belgian, who had been out for two months after a series of injuries including an ankle problem sustained while dancing at her cousin's wedding, proved her fitness as she dismissed the world number 100 in 80 minutes.

Clijsters ended the contest on her fourth match point when Yakimova sent a forehand into the net.

She will next face Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands.


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