12 Sep 2010

Clijsters wins third US Open title

5:53 pm on 12 September 2010

The defending womens' US Open tennis champion, Kim Clijsters, has won her second consecutive title at Flushing Meadows, with a commanding 6-2 6-1 win over Russia's Vera Zvonereva in the final.

Zvonereva went into the final having not dropped a set at the tournament, but Clijsters proved too strong for the Russian, and was barely tested in the hour-long match.

It's the Belgian's third US Open title, and Clijsters says that her experience in major finals helped her stay calm and focused on the court, as she toppled Zvonereva in just one hour.

In the men's final tomorrow morning, the third seed Novak Djokovic, will face the world number one, Rafael Nadal of Spain, after the Serbian defeated 16-time grand slam tennis champion, Roger Federer, in a five set thriller this afternoon.

The top-seed Rafael Nadal beat Russia's Mikail Youzhny in straight sets earlier in the day.