Clijsters: US Open tough to top


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:48

Clijsters beat both third seed Venus Williams and defending champion Serena Williams en route to the final as well as 14th seed Marion Bartoli and 18th seed Li Na before taking the title on Sunday with a 7-5 6-3 victory over number nine seed Caroline Wozniacki.

“I don’t know how I’m going to top this, but it’s a challenge,” Clijsters said.

“It’s a challenge now at each tournament you play to try to show your best tennis and to stay in good shape.

“It’s something that I’m going to be really focusing on, to think wisely about my schedule and pick my tournaments and whatever I play and whenever I play, just really try to peak at certain situations.

“So I think it’s something that now with my coach, my physio and everybody, that’s something that we’re just going to keep focusing on, is making sure that I still work hard and everything.

“But also, they also know how important it is to have that family life at the same time. So I’m not playing next week or anything. I just want to go home and relax for a little bit.”


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