In Illinois, Clijsters lost a match that was within his grasp against Hsih Su-Wei.
In Chicago, Taiwanese Hsieh Su-Wei (WTA 97) summed up her match against Kim Clijsters in one sentence: “Fortunately I didn’t face her 10 years ago.” The doubles partner of Elise Mertens needed three contested sets (6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in 2:20) to beat Kim Clijsters who is still running behind a first success since August 2012. Her third career was marked by four defeats: Muguruza, Konta, Alexandrova and Hsieh.
For the first time, she can harbor regrets because this poster was within reach. “But she had to find rhythm against an opponent who does not put it”, nuance our consultant Dominique Monami.