Clijsters: "Mentally my best match"

Kim Clijsters needed three sets to get past the number 9 in the world Viktoria Azarenka (Belarus) in the 2nd round of the WTA tournament in Toronto. Only in the third set did Clijsters turn on the heat. Clijsters won the first set 7-5 but lost the second 4-6. Only in the third set did Clijsters really turn up the heat conceding the number 9 in the world only 1 game and winning 6-1. Next on the agenda is Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) Thursday night.
Kim Clijsters needed three sets to get past the number 9 in the world Viktoria Azarenka (Belarus) in the 2nd round of the WTA tournament in Toronto.
Only in the third set did Clijsters turn on the heat. Clijsters won the first set 7-5 but lost the second 4-6. Only in the third set did Clijsters really turn up the heat conceding the number 9 in the world only 1 game and winning 6-1. Next on the agenda is Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) Thursday night.

Without any difficulty Clijsters won her first service game. The Belgian was playing well and had the opportunity to break through her opponent's service, but Azarenka was not that easy to catch. The Belarus took 4 games in a row and it looked bad for the Belgian comeback. Clijsters had to dig deep and show how mentally strong she was. Azarenka took the opening set to 3-5, but then Clijsters upped the speed considerably. Full steam ahead she took the first set at 7-5.

Clijsters kept her rhythm tight at the start of the second set and used one break to lead by 4-1. But then Azarenka mimicked Clijsters and steamrolled past the Belgian: from 4-4 to 6-4, that's 5 games in a row...

The third set had to be decisive. Clijsters was much more secure on her service and her first service percentage improved considerably. She again took the set to 4-1. The Belgian managed to break in the sixth game good for a match of three sets of 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.

Kim Clijsters moves on to the third round in the Toronto Cup women's singles, meeting Jelena Jankovic Thursday night.