Kim Clijsters also lost her second game on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday since she was back on the tennis court. The four-time Grand Slam winner did not match the British Johanna Konta at the Monterrey WTA tournament.
After a match of almost an hour and a half, 6-3 and 7-5 were on the scoreboard for 28-year-old Konta, who occupied 16th place in the world ranking and came out strong in Mexico.
The eight-year-older Clijsters made her comeback in Dubai on 17 February, where she also met a strong player in Garbiñe Muguruza. In that game, too, she failed to take a set: 6-2, 7-6 (6).
Against Konta, Clijsters, who participated in a wildcard in Monterrey, mainly had problems with her service. In the first set she regularly ran into problems on her second storage and in the second set made a number of double errors.
Clijsters is back on the tennis court after seven years and hopes to participate in the top again. She won four Grand Slam tournaments between 2001 and 2010 – three times the US Open and once the Australian Open – and was the number one in the world.
It is the second time that Clijsters has made a comeback, because in 2009 she returned after two years. That then led to two US Open titles and a win of the Australian Open.
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