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Clijsters cuts down Henin amid return

Updated: January 9, 2010, 10:11 AM ET
Associated Press

BRISBANE, Australia -- Kim Clijsters hung on to win a momentum-swinging all-Belgian final at the Brisbane International in a vintage finish Saturday to Justine Henin's tour comeback.

Clijsters, only five tournaments into her own comeback that has already netted the U.S. Open title, saved two match points and wasted three before winning 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (6) over the seven-time Grand Slam titlist.

Henin immediately withdrew from next week's Sydney International, saying she had strained ...

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