No longer No. 1, Wozniacki can start taking risks

January 24, 2012

Finally, the most worn-out debate in women’s tennis can stop after Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki’s defeat in the Australian Open quarter-finals by Kim Clijsters means she will no longer be No.1 in the rankings.

From the baseline: Tricky shot

August 31, 2010

A combination photo shows Roger Federer of Switzerland returning a winning shot between his legs while playing against Brian Dabul of Argentina during their opening night match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 30, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Trick shots are nothing new for five-time U.S. Open champ Roger Federer.

With five former champs seeing action on day one, it was a spectacular between the legs shot during the second set of his victory over Argentine baseliner Brian Dabul that will dominate talk around the water cooler this morning.

Henin poised for comeback too, but will she do a Clijsters?

September 22, 2009

Former world number one Justine Henin is poised to announce her comeback to professional tennis 16 months after she retired, Belgian media reported on Tuesday.

Think Clijsters is world’s most famous Belgian? Not so fast…

September 14, 2009

tintinI was very disappointed to log on to FamousBelgians.net this morning and see nary a mention of Kim Clijsters. How much more famous can a Belgian get?

Triumphant Clijsters even surprises herself

September 14, 2009

It was not part of Kim Clijsters’s grand plan, and that made her U.S. Open victory feel surreal to the Belgian.

Serena outburst: was there any excuse?

September 13, 2009

TENNIS-OPEN/OK, don’t shoot me down for saying this, but can anyone see Saturday’s double-fault storm at the US Open from Serena Williams’s point of view?

Clijsters reminds us what we’ve been missing

September 7, 2009

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Venus Williams must wish Kim Clijsters had stayed retired and enjoyed a relaxing life as a millionaire mum.

A tale of two draws at Flushing Meadows

September 5, 2009

roddickIt has been a tale of two draws at the U.S. Open, with the men’s seeds advancing full steam ahead and the women’s field in disarray.

Mum’s the word as Clijsters bids to match Goolagong

March 27, 2009

clijstersKim Clijsters’s return to the WTA Tour during the U.S. hardcourt season later this year will inject more excitement into the unpredictable world of women’s tennis.