2 Sep 2012

Clijsters career over after second round doubles defeat

6:41 pm on 2 September 2012

The professional tennis career of Kim Clijsters officially ended on Saturday when the Belgian lost in the second round of the mixed doubles event at the U.S. Open.

The four-times grand slam winner, partnered by American Bob Bryan, lost to Russian Ekaterina Makarova and Brazilian Bruno Soares, losing 6-2 3-6.

Clijsters had announced she was retiring after the U.S. Open to focus on her family and had already lost in singles and women's doubles.