Kim Clijsters http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24221/all en Tennis: China's Li guns for second Grand Slam title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140124/tennis-chinas-li-guns-second-grand-slam-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's Li Na guns for her second Grand Slam title and her first in three Australian Open finals Saturday against a player who is in some of the best form of her life.</p> <p>The fourth seed, who became Asia's first Grand Slam winner when she was crowned French Open champion in 2011, made the decider at Melbourne Park in 2011 and 2013, but lost both times.</p> <p>She is determined to go one better against 20th-seeded Slovak Dominika Cibulkova.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140124/tennis-chinas-li-guns-second-grand-slam-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dominika Cibulkov√° Dominika Cibulkova Human Interest Kim Clijsters Tennis AFP Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:01:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6052391 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: China's Li guns for second Grand Slam title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140124/tennis-chinas-li-guns-second-grand-slam-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's Li Na guns for her second Grand Slam title and her first in three Australian Open finals Saturday against a player who is in some of the best form of her life.</p> <p>The fourth seed, who became Asia's first Grand Slam winner when she was crowned French Open champion in 2011, made the decider at Melbourne Park in 2011 and 2013, but lost both times.</p> <p>She is determined to go one better against 20th-seeded Slovak Dominika Cibulkova.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140124/tennis-chinas-li-guns-second-grand-slam-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dominika Cibulkov√° Dominika Cibulkova Human Interest Kim Clijsters Tennis AFP Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:01:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6052392 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Serena could be ending Indian Wells boycott http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140123/tennis-serena-could-be-ending-indian-wells-boycott <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World number one Serena Williams could be ready to end her boycott of the WTA event at Indian Wells after putting her name on the entry list for the March tournament.</p> <p>Williams, a 17-time Grand Slam singles champion, and her older sister Venus have boycotted the California event since 2001, when Serena was fiercely booed as she played Kim Clijsters in the final.</p> <p>Spectators were angry at the time after Venus had defaulted to Serena due to tendinitis just moments before they were scheduled to meet in the semi-finals.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140123/tennis-serena-could-be-ending-indian-wells-boycott" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kim Clijsters Serena Williams Serena Williams Tennis AFP Fri, 24 Jan 2014 01:48:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6051584 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Serena could be ending Indian Wells boycott http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140123/tennis-serena-could-be-ending-indian-wells-boycott-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World number one Serena Williams could be ready to end her boycott of the WTA event at Indian Wells after putting her name on the entry list for the March tournament.</p> <p>Williams, a 17-time Grand Slam singles champion, and her older sister Venus have boycotted the California event since 2001, when Serena was fiercely booed as she played Kim Clijsters in the final.</p> <p>Spectators were angry at the time after Venus had defaulted to Serena due to tendinitis just moments before they were scheduled to meet in the semi-finals.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140123/tennis-serena-could-be-ending-indian-wells-boycott-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kim Clijsters Serena Williams Serena Williams Tennis AFP Fri, 24 Jan 2014 01:48:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6051585 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: China's Li races into Open quarter-finals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140118/tennis-chinas-li-races-open-quarter-finals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese star Li Na raced past Russia's Ekaterina Makarova in less than an hour to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals at a canter on Sunday.</p> <p>The two-time Melbourne finalist and 2011 French Open winner was rarely extended in the 6-2, 6-0 win in 59 minutes in warm conditions on Hisense Arena.</p> <p>The world number four is now just two wins from her third Melbourne final, and three victories from ending her jinx at the season's opening Grand Slam.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140118/tennis-chinas-li-races-open-quarter-finals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kim Clijsters Li Na Tennis AFP Sun, 19 Jan 2014 03:34:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6046968 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Inspired by Mandela, Serena rethinks boycott http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140117/tennis-inspired-mandela-serena-rethinks-boycott <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World number one Serena Williams Friday said she could end her 13-year boycott of the Indian Wells tournament after being inspired by Nelson Mandela.</p> <p>The American 32-year-old and her sister Venus have not played the event in the California desert since being booed in 2001.</p> <p>It followed Venus pulling out of their semi-final just minutes before they were due to play, citing injury, handing Serena a walkover into the final.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140117/tennis-inspired-mandela-serena-rethinks-boycott" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kim Clijsters Nelson Mandela Serena Williams Serena Williams Friday Tennis AFP Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:01:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6045587 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Inspired by Mandela, Serena rethinks boycott http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140117/tennis-inspired-mandela-serena-rethinks-boycott-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World number one Serena Williams Friday said she could end her 13-year boycott of the Indian Wells tournament after being inspired by Nelson Mandela.</p> <p>The American 32-year-old and her sister Venus have not played the event in the California desert since being booed in 2001.</p> <p>It followed Venus pulling out of their semi-final just minutes before they were due to play, citing injury, handing Serena a walkover into the final.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140117/tennis-inspired-mandela-serena-rethinks-boycott-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kim Clijsters Nelson Mandela Serena Williams Serena Williams Friday Tennis AFP Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:01:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6045588 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Tears, blackout - now a win for China's Li? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140108/tennis-tears-blackout-now-win-chinas-li <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Li Na blacked out during last year's Australian Open final and in 2012 she departed in floods of tears. Now she may feel that, finally, her time has come.</p> <p>The season's first Grand Slam has been a love-hate affair for the Chinese star, a popular figure at Melbourne Park who has twice made the final without being able to lift the trophy.</p> <p>But ongoing improvement under coach Carlos Rodriguez has put Li, who turns 32 next month, in a strong position to make the trophy hers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140108/tennis-tears-blackout-now-win-chinas-li" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kim Clijsters Li Na Li Na Tennis AFP Wed, 08 Jan 2014 05:33:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6037608 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Serena 'excited' about Grand Slam possibilities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130909/tennis-serena-excited-about-grand-slam-possibilities <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Serena Williams is enjoying the moment rather than chasing history, but winning a fifth US Open on Sunday just 18 days before turning 32 has given her some age-defying and record-rivaling Grand Slam ideas.</p> <p>World number one Williams defeated second-ranked Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-5, 6-7 (6/8), 6-1 to defend her title and win her 17th career Grand Slam crown, as many as men's record-holder Roger Federer has collected.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130909/tennis-serena-excited-about-grand-slam-possibilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Kim Clijsters Politics Serena Williams Serena Williams Tennis AFP Mon, 09 Sep 2013 06:19:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5928202 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Serena Williams wins fifth US Open title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130908/tennis-serena-williams-wins-fifth-us-open-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World number one Serena Williams won her fifth US Open title on Sunday, defeating second-ranked Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6/8), 6-1 to capture her 17th career Grand Slam singles crown.</p> <p>With her second title in a row, the 31-year-old American became the oldest Open Era women's winner in US Open history, 293 days older than Australian Margaret Court when she set the prior mark in 1973, and the Open Era's third-oldest Grand Slam women's champion.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130908/tennis-serena-williams-wins-fifth-us-open-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Justine Henin Kim Clijsters Tennis AFP Mon, 09 Sep 2013 02:02:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5928058 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Serena Williams wins fifth US Open, 17th Slam title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130908/tennis-serena-williams-wins-fifth-us-open-17th-slam-title-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World number one Serena Williams captured her fifth US Open title, and second in a row, by outlasting second-ranked Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6/8), 6-1 Sunday to claim her 17th career Grand Slam crown.</p> <p>The 31-year-old American became the oldest Open Era women's winner in US Open history, 293 days older than Margaret Court when she set the prior mark in 1973, and the third-oldest Grand Slam women's champion of the Open Era.</p> <p>Williams won $3.6 million, including a $1 million bonus for her success in US open tuneup events.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130908/tennis-serena-williams-wins-fifth-us-open-17th-slam-title-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kim Clijsters Serena Williams Tennis Victoria Azarenka AFP Mon, 09 Sep 2013 02:01:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5928045 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Recent US Open women's champions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130908/tennis-recent-us-open-womens-champions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Recent women's singles champions at the US Open after Sunday's final, which saw Serena Williams defeat Victoria Azarenka:</p> <p>2013 - Serena Williams (USA)</p> <p>2012 - Serena Williams (USA)</p> <p>2011 - Samantha Stosur (AUS)</p> <p>2010 - Kim Clijsters (BEL)</p> <p>2009 - Kim Clijsters (BEL)</p> <p>2008 - Serena Williams (USA)</p> <p>2007 - Justine Henin (BEL)</p> <p>2006 - Maria Sharapova (RUS)</p> <p>2005 - Kim Clijsters (BEL)</p> <p>2004 - Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)</p> <p>afp </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Justine Henin Kim Clijsters Tennis AFP Mon, 09 Sep 2013 02:01:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5928044 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Serena Williams wins fifth US Open, 17th Slam title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130908/tennis-serena-williams-wins-fifth-us-open-17th-slam-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World number one Serena Williams captured her fifth US Open title and second in a row by outlasting second-ranked Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6/8), 6-1 Sunday to claim her 17th career Grand Slam crown.</p> <p>The 31-year-old American became the oldest Open Era women's winner in US Open history, 293 days older than Margaret Court when she set the prior mark in 1973, and the third-oldest Grand Slam women's champion of the Open Era.</p> <p>Williams won $3.6 million, including a $1 million bonus for her success in US open tuneup events.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130908/tennis-serena-williams-wins-fifth-us-open-17th-slam-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kim Clijsters Serena Williams Tennis Victoria Azarenka AFP Mon, 09 Sep 2013 02:01:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5928042 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Past 10 US Open women's champions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130824/tennis-last-10-us-open-mens-singles-winners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Last 10 women's singles champions at the US Open ahead of the 2013 tournament which starts on Monday:</p> <p>2012 - Serena Williams (USA)</p> <p>2011 - Samantha Stosur (AUS)</p> <p>2010 - Kim Clijsters (BEL)</p> <p>2009 - Kim Clijsters (BEL)</p> <p>2008 - Serena Williams (USA)</p> <p>2007 - Justine Henin (BEL)</p> <p>2006 - Maria Sharapova (RUS)</p> <p>2005 - Kim Clijsters (BEL)</p> <p>2004 - Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)</p> <p>2003 - Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)</p> <p>afp </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Justine Henin Kim Clijsters Tennis AFP Sun, 25 Aug 2013 03:32:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5917170 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Past 10 US Open women's champions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130820/tennis-last-10-us-open-mens-singles-winners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Last 10 women's singles champions at the US Open ahead of the 2013 tournament which starts on Monday:</p> <p>2012 - Serena Williams (USA)</p> <p>2011 - Samantha Stosur (AUS)</p> <p>2010 - Kim Clijsters (BEL)</p> <p>2009 - Kim Clijsters (BEL)</p> <p>2008 - Serena Williams (USA)</p> <p>2007 - Justine Henin (BEL)</p> <p>2006 - Maria Sharapova (RUS)</p> <p>2005 - Kim Clijsters (BEL)</p> <p>2004 - Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)</p> <p>2003 - Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)</p> <p>afp </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Justine Henin Kim Clijsters Tennis AFP Wed, 21 Aug 2013 01:01:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5914111 at http://www.globalpost.com