Wimbledon 2012: Clijsters stuns Jankovic at Wimbledon

Updated: 26 June 2012 00:01 IST

Kim Clijsters, playing her final Wimbledon before retirement, reached the second round on Monday with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Serbian 18th seed Jelena Jankovic.

Wimbledon 2012: Clijsters stuns Jankovic at Wimbledon
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Kim Clijsters, playing her final Wimbledon before retirement, reached the second round on Monday with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Serbian 18th seed Jelena Jankovic.

Clijsters, unseeded this year, will face Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic for a place in the last 32.

The Belgian, a four-time Grand Slam title winner and a Wimbledon semi-finalist in 2003, had come into the tournament under an injury cloud.

A stomach strain had caused her to pull our of her 's-Hertogenbosch semi-final at the weekend in what was her first event since March.

But the 29-year-old, who will quit for a second and final time after the US Open, was untroubled against the error-plagued, former world number one Jankovic who lost in the first round for a second successive year.

"When I saw the draw I knew it was going to be a tough one but at the same time I really looked forward to playing her," said Clijsters after her eighth win in nine meetings with Jankovic.

Topics : Tennis Jelena Jankovic Wimbledon 2012 Kim Clijsters
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