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Clijsters loses at US Open in last match of career
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Clijsters loses at US Open in last match of career

Published Aug. 30, 2012 12:01 a.m. ET

Four-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters played what she has said will be her last match, losing in the second round of the U.S. Open to Laura Robson.

The 89th-ranked British player won 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) on Wednesday. Clijsters, seeded 23rd, had won 22 straight matches at Flushing Meadows, where she took the title three times.

Clijsters fought off two match points at 5-6 in the second set but couldn't pull out the tiebreaker.

The 18-year-old Robson is the youngest player ranked in the top 100.

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Clijsters came back from her first retirement and the birth of her daughter to stun the tennis world in winning the 2009 Open.

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