Clijsters-Flipkens fall in US Open doubles
Now, Kim Clijsters’ career in women’s doubles is over, too.
A day after exiting the U.S. Open in singles, Clijsters and her
Belgian partner, Kirsten Flipkens, fell 6-3, 6-4 to Chuang
Chia-jung and Zhang Shuai in the first round of women’s doubles
Clijsters, a three-time champion at Flushing Meadows, announced
this year’s U.S. Open would be her last professional tournament.
She lost 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) to Laura Robson on Wednesday, snapping
her 22-match winning streak in singles.
Clijsters is teaming with Bob Bryan in mixed doubles. Their
first-round match is Friday against Irina Falconi and Steve