Convincing win against Venus Williams in the Miami final
It was all over in 58 minutes. The Belgian Kim Clijsters was a convincing 6-2, 6-1 winner over Venus Williams (USA) in the final of the 4.5 million dollar tournament in Miami. With about three weeks to go before the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, where she will be looking to add a third title to the ones she won in 2002 and 2003, the 26 year old former world No. 1 showed herself to be in sparkling form.
“I knew I’d have to play well if I was to beat Venus, and that’s what happened,” said Kim Clijsters, who also won the Miami tournament in 2005. Her second success has put her back in the top ten of the world rankings for the first time since returning to the game after retiring and giving birth to a daughter.
The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix will present Venus Williams with the chance to avenge the bitter defeat. The Miami finalists are two of a total of eight top ten players that will be appearing at the 33rd edition of the long standing tournament in the Porsche Arena from 24 April to 2 May. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark), the new world No. 2, the Russians Dinara Safina and Svetlana Kuznetsova, Victoria Azarenka (Belarus), Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) and Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) are the others.