EM – Chicago Fall Tennis Classic: Kim Clijsters crashes in the first round, loses in three sets to Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei


In their first career meeting, Hsieh fought the former world number one 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in two hours and 18 minutes in Chicago, Illinois.

Kim Clijsters of Belgium reacts after missing a point against Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan during her first round match at the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic tournament. AP

Los Angeles: Kim Clijsters had no win on her WTA comeback bid and fell in the opening round of the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic on Monday after losing in three sets to Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei.

Im first career meeting of the two, Hsieh fought in two hours and 18 minutes in Chicago, Illinois, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 against the former world number one.

Clijsters in their first match Played in 2021, trying to make a comeback after retiring from the tour in 2012. “Off the pitch she’s very nice, very polite. I’m lucky I didn’t play her 10 years ago,” said Hsieh about the popular Belgian.

Clijsters made her season debut after knee surgery late last year and a bout of COVID-19 earlier this year.

“I got close today, but I still feel good . I’ve made progress and I think that’s the most important thing. What I see is that I’m ins overall improve, and that’s the positive. ” Clijsters said.

Clijsters quickly took a 3-0 lead before Hsieh won eight games in a row. Clijsters fought his way back after a breakdown in the second set to force a decision, but Hsieh played better with the bigger points to win the set.

Clijsters has won a total of six Grand Slam tournament titles, four in singles and two in doubles.

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Judge Rekha Palli said the Union Sports Ministry could also investigate TTFI affairs if necessary.

Indian Payas Jain won his second U17 title in a row after defeating Belgium’s Tom Closset 3-1 in the WTT Youth Contender final in Tunis.

The 18-year-old British woman became the first qualifying player in history to win a Grand Slam when she defeated 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday.

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