FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Kim Clijsters has played her last singles match. The Belgian saying that she would call it a career after this tournament, fell in the second round of the US Open 7-6 (4), 7-6(5) to British 18-year-old Laura Robson. The loss which ended the Belgian’s, career also snapped a 22-match winning streak which last over seven years. Her last loss at the US Open came in the 2003 final when she fell to Justine Henin.
In her on-court interview the 29-year-old said “This completely feels like the perfect place to retire, I just wish it wasn’t today.”
Clijsters won four major titles in her career – US Opens in 2005, 2009 and 2010 and the 2011 Australian Open.