Latest News Wires Clijsters step closer to retirement after US Open loss

The former US Open ladies champion lost in straight sets Wednesday in her final tournament as a pro. Clijsters is still alive in the doubles draw.

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Not accustomed to losing the last point at the U.S. Open, Kim Clijsters picked up her bag, waved and bid adieu to the fans in Arthur Ashe Stadium — summoning up a melancholy smile before making her way to the tunnel.