PARIS, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Kim Clijsters claimed a three-set victory Wednesday at the GDF Suez tournament in Paris and moved one victory from a world No. 1 ranking.
Clijsters entered the tournament, receiving a first-round bye as the No. 1 seed, needing to advance to the semifinals to displace Caroline Wozniacki as the world's No. 1-ranked women's tennis player. She took the first step toward that Wednesday with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 win over Kristina Barrois.