In her first match in four months Kim Clijsters, feeling “perhaps fitter than ever”, defeated world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki in a singles match-up at the 2011 Diamond Games exhibition, 6-2 7-6(5). The Belgian continued with a 6-2 6-1 victory in doubles, playing with her younger sister Elke Clijsters, an ITF Junior Doubles World Champion, while Wozniacki was teamed up with Belgian world No.26 Yanina Wickmayer.
The 10,000 spectators at the Antwerp Sports Palace were treated to a number of entertaining stunts.
The 28-year-old Clijsters has recovered from an abdominal injury and will go to Australia in two weeks, aiming to defend her Australian Open title.
Additional info: Last month at the Bratislava exhibition with Cibulkova, Wozniacki also treated fans to impersonations of WTA colleagues.