When Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters were engaged way-back-when, to many it seemed like an odd pairing. No way does match.com yoke these two. He was the combative No. 1, who relished the battle and compensated for an absence of height with oversized heart, spleen and guts.
Defending champion Kim Clijsters will face Li Na for the first time since last year's Australian Open final after both women reached the last 16 of the tennis season's opening grand slam on Friday.
Four-time grand slam champion Kim Clijsters withdrew from her Brisbane International semifinal with a hip injury on Friday, casting doubt over the defense of her Australian Open crown later this month.
Fifth seed Kim Clijsters booked her place in the semifinals of the Brisbane International on Thursday with a comfortable 6-3 6-2 win over Czech Iveta Benesova.
Four-time grand slam champion Kim Clijsters battled back from facing break point at 0-3 down in the deciding set against former world number one Ana Ivanovic Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International in Australia.
Four-time grand slam champion Kim Clijsters made a successful return from injury by defeating world number one Caroline Wozniacki in an exhibition match in Antwerp, Belgium.
Kim Clijsters, 28, who won the Australian Open earlier this year and is ranked No. 2 in the world, returns this week after missing two months with an ankle injury. Before playing her opener at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, the two-time defending U.S. Open champion spoke with SI.com about the successful second act of her career, one particular blind spot in her pop culture knowledge, tennis' grunting issue and more.
Reigning U.S. Open and Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters will miss Wimbledon after suffering a recurrence of the ankle problem that has troubled her in recent weeks.
Second seed Kim Clijsters suffered her earliest French Open exit in 11 years as she crashed out in the second round on Thursday.
Second seed Kim Clijsters made a winning return at Roland Garros after a five-year absence sweeping aside Belarusian Anastasia Yakimova in straight sets 6-2 6-3.
World number two Kim Clijsters has confirmed that she will play at the upcoming French Open after recovering from injury.
A freak injury suffered by world number two Kim Clijsters has cast doubts over the Belgian's participation in the French Open, it was announced on Monday.
Four-time grand slam champion Kim Clijsters talks about having more children ahead of the Indian Wells Masters tournament.
Four-time grand slam champion Kim Clijsters has revealed that her ambition is to adopt a child once her glittering tennis career is over.
Caroline Wozniacki has regained the women's world number one ranking from Belgium's Kim Clijsters, after beating Shahar Peer to reach the semifinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Friday.
Petra Kvitova came down to earth with a bump after beating Kim Clijsters to win the Paris Open as she crashed out in the first round in Dubai Tuesday.
A best of three while eagerly awaiting this year's BNP Paribas Showdown event at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 28 ...
Reigning U.S. Open and Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters is the new world number one after cruising past Jelena Dokic in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the Paris Open.
Kim Clijsters can return to the top of the women's tennis rankings this week for the first time since 2006, but the four-time grand slam winner insists it is not her major goal.
CNN's Pedro Pinto talks to tennis great Rafael Nadal, Laureus award winner for "Sportsman of the Year."
A memorable women's final at the 2011 Australian Open pitted third seed Kim Clijsters against Li Na of China at Melbourne Park's Rod Laver Arena.
It took an Australian Open championship, masterfully crafted on a sultry summer evening, to magnify Kim Clijsters' status in women's tennis and her place in history. The numbers reflect a compelling triumph, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 over Li Na, but Saturday night's final told a much larger story.
SI.com caught up with Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim after Kim Clijsters' 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Li Na in the Australian Open women's singles final.
China's Li Na made history on Thursday by becoming the first Asian tennis player to reach the singles final of a grand slam tournament in the Open era, ending the Australian hopes of world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki.
World No. 3 Kim Clijsters remains on course to win a second consecutive grand slam singles title after overcoming a challenge from Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open.
Kim Clijsters stayed on course to win back to back grand slams but was not at her best in grinding out a 7-6 6-3 win over Alize Cornet of France in their third round match at the Australian Open Saturday.
Third seed Kim Clijsters booked a place in her sixth Australian Open quarterfinal with a straight-sets success over Russia's Ekaterina Makarova Monday.
World number three Kim Clijsters eased past Russia's Dinara Safina with a 6-0 6-0 victory in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.
SI.com's Jon Wertheim breaks down the men's and women's seeds at the Australian Open. Read on for the top first-round matchups, dark horses, and his predicted winners. Have your say here.
China's Li Na recovered from 5-0 down in the opening set to defeat third seed Kim Clijsters 7-6 6-3 in the final of the Sydney International tournament on Friday.
World number three Kim Clijsters overcame Russia's Alisa Kleybanova 4-6 6-3 7-6 in a two-hour 38 minute battle on Thursday to reach the final of the Sydney International tournament.
World number three Kim Clijsters has continued her impressive run of form heading into next week's Australian Open, dispatching Victoria Azarenka in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the Sydney International.
Kim Clijsters beat the returning Justine Henin in a special exhibition match in their native Belgium Thursday.
Kim Clijsters survived a car crash to book her place in the final of the WTA Championships in Doha, where she will face world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki on Sunday.
US Open champion Kim Clijsters has been forced to pull out of next month's China Open because of a foot infection.
Belgian Kim Clijsters overpowered seventh seed Vera Zvonareva 6-2 6-1 in exactly one hour to successfully defend her women's singles title at the U.S. Open and win her third overall at the tournament.
Kim Clijsters willl face Vera Zvonareva in the women's final at the U.S. Open after the Belgian defending champion rallied from a set down to beat Venus Williams.
Defending U.S. Open Champion Kim Clijsters came through a tough three-set quarterfinal on Tuesday to set up a last-four clash with former winner Venus Williams.
Defending U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters stormed past Australia's Sally Peers in a comfortable straight sets victory, taking less than an hour to secure her place in the third round in New York.
Kim Clijsters survived a second set scare to begin the defense of her women's singles title at the U.S. Open with a straight sets 6-0 7-5 victory over Hungarian Greta Arn on Monday.
Kim Clijsters will undergo a scan on her injured thigh Monday in the countdown to her title defense at next week's U.S. Open in New York.
U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters is through to the quarterfinals of the Montreal Cup after crushing Kaia Kanepi of Estonia for the loss of just three games on Thursday.
Kim Clijsters staved off a championship point before beating Maria Sharapova 2-6 7-6 6-2 in the final of the $2 million WTA tournament in Cincinnati.
Open Court profiles U.S. Open defending champion Kim Clijsters at her home in Bree, Belgium.
Combining motherhood with a full-time job is a notoriously difficult task but try telling that to Kim Clijsters.
World rank number eight Kim Clijsters tells CNN why Wimbledon is such a prestigious tournament.
Former world number one Justine Henin has ruled herself out of the U.S. Open after sustaining an elbow injury in her Wimbledon exit to Belgian rival Kim Clijsters.
Kim Clijsters overcame her fellow Belgian Justine Henin 2-6 6-2 6-3 after a tight battle on Monday to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.
Belgian stars Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters set up a mouthwatering clash with straight sets victories over seeded players from Russia in their third round matches at Wimbledon on Friday.
Belgian favorites Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters battled into the third round of the women's singles at Wimbledon with straight sets victories on Wednesday.
U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters crashed out in the quarterfinals of WTA tournament in Eastbourne as she went down in straight sets to Victoria Azarenka of the Belarus.
Belgian Kim Clijsters and Nikolay Davydenko of Russia will both miss this month's French Open through injury, organizers said on Friday.
Kim Clijsters could miss the French Open after picking up a foot injury while on Fed Cup duty with Belgium.
Kim Clijsters continued her successful return to tennis by demolishing American third seed Venus Williams in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami on Saturday.
Top seed Svetlana Kuznetsova tumbled out of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Saturday, but two-time champion Kim Clijsters cruised into the third round.
Defending champion Serena Williams cruised into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday after comfortable win over Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in straight sets.
Kim Clijsters crashed out of the Australian Open on Friday along with eighth seed Jelena Jankovic, but fellow former world No. 1 Justine Henin continued her winning return to tennis.
Kim Clijsters continued her winning start to 2010 with a 6-0 6-3 demolition of Australia's Alicia Molik at the WTA tournament in Brisbane on Tuesday.
Belgium's Kim Clijsters began her 2010 campaign in fine style with a 6-2 6-1 win over Italy's Tathiana Garbin in the first round of the WTA tournament in Brisbane on Sunday.
Unseeded Belgian former world number one Kim Clijsters' return to women's tennis culminated in a U.S. Open women's singles title after she beat Danish ninth seed Caroline Wozniacki 7-5 6-3 in New York on Sunday night.
Former world number one Kim Clijsters speaks to CNN about her return to the U.S. Open since coming out of retirement.
Serena Williams' bid to defend her U.S. Open title ended in controversy after the defending champion angrily remonstrated with a line judge at the end of her semifinal match against unseeded Kim Clijsters on Saturday.
Former women's champion Kim Clijsters has claimed her biggest victory since her comeback from retirement after beating third-seed Venus Williams at the U.S. Open on Sunday.
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Kim Clijsters saw her comeback run ended by world number one Dinara Safina in the quarterfinals of the WTA tournament in Cincinnati.
Kim Clijsters' blistering return to competitive tennis gathered pace on Thursday with a hard-fought victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in Cincinnati.
Let me be the 12,764th person to ask you: Does Kim Clijsters' win over 13th-ranked Marion Bartoli show how weak the women's game is today, or is Clijsters really that good a player to come back after a two-year absence and knock off a player who just beat Venus Williams in the Stanford final? -- Curious Fan, New York
Kim Clijsters continued her fairytale comeback to competitive tennis with a second round victory over Swiss star Patty Schnyder in Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Former world number one Kim Clijsters made a triumphant return to tennis on Monday night beating 12th seed Marion Bartoli of France in straight sets at the WTA event in Cincinnati.
Former world number one Kim Clijsters makes her long-awaited return to the WTA Tour when she takes takes part in the Cincinnati hard-court tournament on Monday.
There was a time in the not-too-distant past when the popularity of the WTA Tour rivaled its men's counterpart, when stars like the then-up-and-coming Williams sisters held court with Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati, Monica Seles, Justine Henin, Mary Pierce and, yes, Anna Kournikova.
Former No. 1 player Kim Clijsters announces she's coming out of retirement
Former world number one Kim Clijsters will come out of retirement and return to playing on the WTA Tour, the Belgian confirmed at a press conference on Thursday.
Former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters looks set to announce her return to the women's tennis circuit two years after retiring from the sport to have a baby.
China's Li Na has stunned Belgian fourth seed Kim Clijsters 4-6 6-4 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
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Kim Clijsters has pulled out of next week's Open Gaz de France in Paris because of an injured hip.
Kim Clijsters refused to shed any tears after her last appearance at the Australian Open, a semifinal defeat by top seed Maria Sharapova.
Belgium's Kim Clijsters saved a match point before beating Serbia's Jelena Jankovic 4-6 7-6 6-4 to win a thrilling women's final at the Sydney International on Friday.
World number six Kim Clijsters marked her return from a two-month injury lay-off when she retained her Hasselt Cup title with a 6-3 3-6 6-4 victory over Estonian qualifier Kaia Kanepi in Sunday's final.
Defending champion Kim Clijsters continued her comeback from a two-month injury layoff with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Germany's Martina Mueller in the second round of the Hasselt Cup on Thursday.
Kim Clijsters hopes to make an early return to the WTA Tour later this month because her injured wrist is healing faster than expected.
Kim Clijsters will be unable to defend her U.S. Open title due to wrist injury she sustained at the WTA event in Montreal on Wednesday.
Kim Clijsters is facing a battle to be fit to defend her U.S. Open title after retiring with a wrist injury in a second round match against Canadian Stephanie Dubois at the WTA event in Montreal on Wednesday night.
Top seed Kim Clijsters tuned up for her defense of the U.S. Open crown with a 6-4 6-2 win over Swiss Patty Schnyder in the final of the Bank of West Classic tournament in Stanford.
U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters is looking to repeat last year's success on hard courts when she begins the defense of her Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California, title this week.
Wins for Kim Clijsters and Kerstin Flipkens gave Belgium a commanding 2-0 lead over the United States in their Fed Cup semifinal.
Justine Henin-Hardenne hit back from breaks of service down in both sets to win the all-Belgian women's semifinal against Kim Clijsters at Wimbledon on Thursday.
Kim Clijsters's first match in the defense of her Eastbourne title lasted just 10 minutes on Wednesday before Vera Zvonareva retired injured.
Former world number one Martina Hingis was no match for Belgian second seed Kim Clijsters, who reached the semifinals of the French Open in Paris with a 7-6 6-1 defeat of the Swiss on Tuesday.
Defending champion Justine Henin-Hardenne avenged one of her most disappointing defeats on Saturday when she dispatched Italian Tathiana Garbin 6-4 6-0 to reach the French Open fourth round.
World number two Kim Clijsters survived a second set scare to reach the second round of the French Open with a 6-0 7-6 win over France's Virginie Razzano.
World number two Kim Clijsters suffered a surprise 6-4 7-6 defeat by Russian Dinara Safina in the last 16 of the Italian Open in Rome on Thursday.
Top seeded Kim Clijsters claimed her first title since October as she defeated in-form Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5 6-2 in the final of the WTA tournament in Warsaw on Sunday.
Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova ended the comeback run of Venus Williams to advance to the semifinals of the WTA event in Warsaw on Friday.
Russia could not have a harder start to the defense of their Fed Cup title than this weekend's tie in Liege against a Belgian team featuring Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne.
World number one Kim Clijsters will face Amelie Mauresmo in the final of the Proximus Diamond Games after a crushing 5-7 6-1 6-2 semifinal defeat of fifth seed Elena Dementieva.
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