16 Aug 2010

Clijsters takes Cincinnati title with great comeback

1:04 pm on 16 August 2010

The US Open champion Kim Clijsters produced a remarkable comeback to beat Maria Sharapova 2-6 7-6 6-2 and win the Cincinnati Open.

Sharapova had three championship points in the second set before a cloudburst led to a 74 minute stoppage, with the Russian just two points from victory.

After the break Clijsters came back and won the set 7-4 in the tiebreak.

The Belgian swept her way through the final set for her 38th WTA win and her fourth victory since returning to the sport last August after a two year maternity break.