Victory at US Open for 'Tennis Mama' Kim Clijsters

Monday September 13, 2010

It seems motherhood is doing wonders for tennis star Kim Clijsters, who has managed to hold onto her US Open title for a second year.

Having taken a break from the sport two years ago to get married and start a family, Kim has made an incredible comeback, taking the tennis world by storm.

The 27-year-old, known in her native Belgium as the "Tennis Mama" was the first mother to have won a US Open, last year. 

Since then she has won 21 consecutive matches in New York, beating Russian Vera Zvonareva in straight sets, to secure her title.

Despite her sporting success, family is still Kim's top priority.

Her two-year-old daughter Jada was on hand to share in her success, and the star confirmed she would keep playing tennis, only "as long as it's worth balancing and if I'm able to balance it with the family."

Photo: © Rex

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