Kim Clijsters succumbed in three sets: 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 at the Montreal Cup. No revenge for her after her Wimbledon defeat, also against Vera Zvonareva . She got injured during the second set, but decided to finish the match. "I don't like to throw in the towel. I could still run and hit the ball, so I didn't want to quit."
Clijsters did not want to use the injury as an excuse for her defeat. "I also lost to Vera at Wimbledon, and I was 100 percent fit there", she told reporters.
Next week, Clijsters is taking a break on the eve of the US Open, where she will defend her crown. "There is no reason to panic. I am taking a couple of days off now to have some extra rest. I don't think that I will have to skip the US Open. However, I will have to take precautions and play with a tape."