Tennis

Kerber eliminates Clijsters

2012-07-02 17:35
Kim Clijsters (AP)

London - Four-time Grand Slam title winner Kim Clijsters bade farewell to Wimbledon for the final time on Monday, losing 6-1, 6-1 in the fourth round to German eighth seed Angelique Kerber.

Clijsters, who had already announced she will retire for good after the US Open, saw her ninth and last All England Club campaign end in bitter disappointment out on Court Three.

The 29-year-old former world number one triumphed at the US Open in 2005, 2009 and 2010, as well as at the 2011 Australian Open, but Wimbledon always presented its own particular problems.

She never improved on her semi-final runs in 2003 and 2006.

Kerber, who now has a tour-leading 44 wins this year, goes on to face fellow German Sabine Lisicki, who knocked out top seed Maria Sharapova, for a place in the last four.

Kerber reached her first Wimbledon quarter-final by thumping 19 winners to Clijsters' 10.

Read more on:    wimbledon  |  kim clijsters  |  tennis
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.