Kim Clijsters wins Paris quarterfinals AND No.1 ranking!


Kim Clijsters‘ second career has just reached brand new heights. As if it wasn’t high enough with three Grand Slam titles – US Open 2009 and 2010, and the 2011 Australian Open! By defeating Jelena Dokic in a mighty fashion, Clijsters will take Wozniacki off her pedestal, before the young Dane managed to win a Grand Slam, and reclaim her No.1 ranking when the WTA Tour releases the new list on Monday.

The first to take charge in the Open GDF Suez quarterfinal in Paris was actually the former world No.4 Dokic, now ranked 120th and a qualifier at the tournament. The Australian established a 3-0 with one break of top-seeded Clijsters’ serve. However, since that moment, Clijsters won 12 straight games, defeating Dokic 6-3 6-0!

Clijsters is at the moment the most solid player on the Tour and the No.1 ranking is just a natural consequence of her current dominance. Well deserved, Kim! Congratulations!

In the Paris semifinals, Clijsters will play either Dominika Cibulkova or Kaia Kanepi.


  1. Congratulations to Kim. Totally deserved. She is much more than your description as ‘the most solid player on the tour’.

  2. I agree. She’s the best player of the WTA. Does well at all tournaments she enters and her attitude to the game is great,too. I think she inspires a lot of younger colleagues.


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