13 Aug 2009

Clijsters keeps comeback on course

6:47 pm on 13 August 2009

Kim Clijsters has kept her tennis comeback on course with a straight sets victory over Switzerland's Patty Schnyder at the WTA Tour Cincinnatti Open in the United States.

The 26-year-old Belgian is back with a wild card entry after retiring two years ago to have a baby.

She launched her return with a straight sets victory over France's Marion Bartoli and says she's moving well and happ with the way she's started.

Her next opponent is the sixth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova and if she wins she could face another Russian in the quarter-finals, the top seed Dinara Safina.

Clijsters has won six of her seven career matches against Kuznetsova.