New-look Clijsters not entirely happy

The Belgian tennis divas Kim Clijsters and Yanina Wickmayer both cruised into the third round of the Indian Wells WTA event. Clijsters made short work of her Russian opponent, while Wickmayer also won in straight sets. However, only the best is good enough for Kim Clijsters, who analysed her match with self-criticism.

It was Kim Clijsters' first match in almost a month, and her first outdoor match after the winning the Australian Open in January. She entered the arena with a new hair style: her hair is now a lot shorter (big photo).

Kim Clijsters, the 2003 and 2005 Indian Wells champion, needed no longer than 52 minutes to brush aside 23-year-old Alla Kudryatseva of Russia: 6-2 and 6-0. "Everything could be better, of course", Clijsters surprised reporters after the match. "But for a first match, I am at a stage now where I haven't played for a while and when I was playing, my last few tournaments were indoors."

Clijsters, the world's number 2, will now face Italy's Sara Errani. "So I kind of just have to get back into playing outdoors again and in big arenas. I just get a feel for it all over again because it's been a while."

Yanina Wickmayer (photo) overcame American opposition from Melanie Oudin to win 6-4 and 6-3. She will next meet Kaia Kanepi of Estonia. Wickmayer lost 3 of their 4 previous confrontations but she is confident: "I am very satisfied with my game."