1 Sep 2009

Clijsters impresses in New York

6:05 am on 1 September 2009

The former world tennis number one Kim Clijsters was in impressive form as she made a winning return to grand-slam tennis with a 6-1 6-1 win over Viktoriya Kutuzova of Ukraine in the first round of the U.S. Open in New York.

The Belgian, playing in just her third tournament following a two year break during which she gave birth to her first child, overpowered the world number 79 in just 58 minutes.

Clijsters, the 2005 champion, received a wildcard entry to the tournament.

Defending champions Roger Federer and Serena Williams are both in action on the opening day.