Kim Clijsters marches on, Ana Ivanovic’s slump gains momentum

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Playing only her second competitive match in more than two years, wildcard Kim Clijsters beat world No.20 Patty Schnyder 6-2 7-5 to reach the third round of the Western and Southern Financial Group Women’s Open.

Don’t forget that Clijsters started her comeback with a win over world No.13 Marion Bartoli!

The Belgian’s opponent in the third round will be sixth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia.

Seed No.11 Ana Ivanovic suffered an upset to world No.59 Melinda Czink, despite leading by a break in both sets. Ivanovic committed 11 double faults and lost this second-round match 7-6 7-5.

And only two days ago did I read that Ivanovic had found a cure for her troubled serve!


  1. Why would she change her service motion when it’s the toss (read: mental) that’s the issue? She didn’t have a shoulder injury like Shrieka so now I’m confused.

    Me thinks she’s overthinking everything again – no shocker – and getting bad advice from someone. And with all of these DF’s and losses to lower ranked lady ballers she’s going to be even more shaky.

    Sad state of affairs. RG ’08 seems SO long ago now.

  2. I totally agree. She’s thinking too much and now she can’t find the exit. She seems totally confused.

  3. So I heard, she changed her service motion. For what? Ana, your old serve works fine and is effective. If you think it’s not effective, it’s because of your hideous ball tosses that you seem to not care about and do not want to fix. The new service motion, according to a website, is like the Sharapova motion. And she thinks changing her service motion is going to help her serve better? Please, it’s your ball tosses. Sven told her to change the serve, I think, they’re idiots. She shouldn’t have fired almost everyone on her team. Please come back, Ana. 🙁


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