Clijsters beats Williams in exhibition

Updated: December 9, 2009, 5:38 PM ET
Associated Press

ANTWERP, Belgium -- U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters beat Venus Williams 6-1, 7-5 in an Diamond Games exhibition match Wednesday.

It was the first high-level match that Clijsters had played in her native country since returning to tennis this year. The match was played before about 14,000 fans at the Sports Palace.

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