Kim Clijsters Defeats Caroline Wozniacki At Hua Hin Exhibition In Thailand

Kim Clijsters of Belgium won her exhibition match with Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 4-6, 12-10 (super tie-break). The match was briefly disturbed by a power outage that caused part of the second set to be played in poor lighting. In the end, Clijsters powerful groundstrokes gave her the edge over the top-ranked Wozniacki. Exhibition matches don’t count, but I did think that Caroline would have benefitted from a win over Clijsters, if for no other reason than she would know she could defeat the very top players. To date, she is winless against Clijsters, Venus Williams, Justine Henin and Serena Williams. But as I said, exhibitions don’t really count, so I expect Caroline to break that winless streak soon enough in a match that matters. For reigning WTA Player of the Year Clijsters, she could really challenge for the #1 ranking, but I just don’t think her priorities will allow for that. With her family obligations and her limited schedule, she probably would have to win almost every event she entered to build up enough points. I just don’t think she will play enough.

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