Kim Clijters wins the 2009 US Open.
Because of the bad weather conditions at Flushing Meadows this weekend, the 2009 US Open womens final was played yesterday while the mens were at the semifinal matches.
Kim Clijters faced Caroline Wozniacki yesterday for the title. It was the first grand slam final appearance for Wozniacki while Clijters had won this major tournament in 2005.
Kim Clijters came back from a 2-4 deficit during the first set to eventually win in two sets of 7-5 and 6-3. Clijters, who gave birth to a lovely girl only 18 months ago became the first mother to win a grand slam title since Evonne Goolagong Cawley at Wimbledon back in 1980. She also became the first woman to win the US Open without being ranked in the top 10.
After the match, Clijters thanked the tournament directors for the invitation as she wasn't ranked high enough to claim a spot in the draw. She was also glad to win a major once again especially after retiring and giving birth.
Congratulations to you Kim for a great tournament.
(Picture: Kim Clijters and her daughter, Canadian Press.)