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Clijsters downs V. Williams in final match

Dec. 12, 2012 at 8:19 PM   |   Comments

ANTWERP, Belgium, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Retiring three-time U.S. Open winner Kim Clijsters bested fellow former world No. 1 Venus Williams 6-3, 6-3 in ceremonial final match Wednesday in Belgium.

Clijsters pleased her home-country crowd of 13,000 in the match at the Antwerp Sports Palace, which was attended by Crown Prince Phillipe and Princess Mathilde.

The 29-year-old four-time Grand Slam champion played her last official match at this year's U.S. Open when she fell to Britain's Laura Robson.

Clijsters announced her retirement in May after dealing with a series of nagging injuries.

She retired once before, in 2007 before giving birth to a daughter, but returned in 2009 and won her second U.S. Open that year, then repeated in 2010.

She garnered the world No. 1 ranking in 2011 after taking the Australian Open.

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