Kim Clijsters   ESPN




Height: 5-foot-8½
Weight:  151 lbs.
Plays: Right-handed


Born: June 8, 1983, Bilzen, Belgium
Career Titles: 10
Career Highlights
Belgium
 


-- 2006 AT A GLANCE --

WTA Tournaments Played: 12

WTA Record: 40-11

Tournament Titles: J-S Cup, Bank of the West Classic, Gaz de France Stars

Hardcourt Record: 26-7

Carpet Record: 0-0

Clay Record: 11-3

Grass Record: 6-2

Overall Record (including non-WTA events): 43-12


   CURRENT CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2002
• Reached the semifinals of the Australian Open before falling to defending champion and eventual winner Jennifer Capriati.

• Won the title in Hamburg by defeating Venus Williams 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.

• Knocked out of the French Open in the third round by Clarisa Fernandez of Argentina.

• Reached the final at Stanford but lost to Venus Williams, 3-6, 3-6.

• Had a good indoor season with victories in Filderstadt and Luxembourg.

• Won her biggest title of her career by defeating Serena Williams, for the first time, to capture the season-ending championships. She tied the record for the fewest games lost (14) on the way to the title.

  2006 TOURNAMENTS
TOURNAMENT SURFACE ROUND OPPONENT W/L SCORE
Medibank International Hard 1
2
QF
Bye
Na Li
Francesca Schiavone

W


6-3, 6-1
(x) walkover
Australian Open Hard 1
2
3
4
QF
SF
Yoon Jeong Cho
Meng Yuan
Roberta Vinci
Francesca Schiavone
Martina Hingis
Amelie Mauresmo
W
W
W
W
W
L
6-3, 6-0
6-4, 6-2
6-1, 6-2
7-6 (7-5), 6-4
6-3, 2-6, 6-4
7-5, 2-6, 2-3, retired
Proximus Diamond Games Hard 1
2
QF
SF
F
Bye
Tatiana Golovin
Dinara Safina
Elena Dementieva
Amelie Mauresmo

W
W
W
L

4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5
7-6 (7-1), 6-4
5-7, 6-1, 6-2
6-3, 3-6, 3-6
Nasdaq-100 Open Hard 1
2
Bye
Jill Craybas

L

5-7, 6-3, 5-7
*Fed Cup Clay RR
RR
Elena Dementieva
Maria Kirilenko
L
W
4-6, 3-6
6-1, 6-4
J-S Cup Clay 1
2
QF
SF
F
Bye
Julia Vakulenko
Francesca Schiavone
Elena Dementieva
Svetlana Kuznetsova

W
W
W
W

6-3, 6-2
6-4, 6-4
7-5, 6-4
7-5, 6-2
Internazionali Campionati Clay 1
2
3
Bye
Akiko Morigami
Dinara Safina

W
L

4-6, 6-1, 6-3
4-6, 6-7 (2-7)
French Open Clay 1
Virginia Razzano
W
6-0, 7-6 (7-4
Hastings Direct Grass 1
2
QF
SF
Bye
Vera Zvonareva
Francesca Schiavone
Justine Henin-Hardenne

W
W
L

3-0, retired
6-2, 6-1
3-6, 7-5, 1-6
Wimbledon Grass 1
2
3
4
QF
SF
Vera Zvonareva
Viktoriya Kutuzova
Jie Zheng
Agnieszka Radwanska
Na Li
Justine-Henin Hardenne
W

W
W
W
L
7-5, 6-3
(x) walkover
6-3, 6-2
6-2, 6-2
6-4, 7-5
4-6, 6-7 (4-7)
*Fed Cup Hard RR
RR
Jamea Jackson
Vania King
W
W
4-6, 6-2, 6-1
6-0, 6-1
Bank of the West Classic Hard 1
2
QF
SF
F
Bye
Jelena Jankovic
Vera Zvonareva
Nicole Vaidisova
Patty Schnyder

W
W
W
W

5-7, 6-2, 6-2
6-2, 3-6, 6-1
7-5, 6-2
6-4, 6-2
Acura Classic Hard 1
2
3
QF
SF
F
Bye
Samantha Stosur
Jelena Jankovic
Martina Hingis
Nicole Vaidisova
Maria Sharapova

W
W
W
W
L

6-1, 6-2
6-4, 3-6, 6-3
7-5, 6-2
6-2, 7-6 (7-0)
5-7, 5-7
Rogers Cup Hard 1
2
Bye
Stephanie Dubois

L

6-1, 2-3, retired
Gaz de France Stars Hard 1
2
QF
SF
F
Anne Kremer
Martina Muller
Sandra Kloesel
Vera Zvonareva
Kaia Kanepi
W
W
W
W
W
6-3, 6-2
6-3, 6-2
6-1, 6-0
6-4, 3-6, 6-4
6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Sony Ericsson Hard RR
RR
RR
SF
Elena Dementieva
Maria Sharapova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Amelie Mauresmo
W
L
W
L
6-4, 6-0
4-6, 4-6
6-1, 6-1
2-6, 6-3, 3-6

   PAST CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2001
• At the French Open, she became the first Belgian player to reach a Grand Slam singles final. She fell to world No. 4 Jennifer Capriati 1-6, 6-4, 12- 10 in the longest third set of a French Open women's final. Previously, she had never gone past the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament.

• Helped lead Belgium to Fed Cup victory over Russia in the final after the United States withdrew from the tournament due to terrorist concerns.

• Won her first title of the year at Stanford by defeating Lindsay Davenport, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1. Defeated Magdalena Maleeva, 6-1, 6-1 to win the title in Leipzig. Won her last title of the year in Luxembourg by beating Lisa Raymond, 6-2, 6-2.

• Reached the finals at Indian Wells before losing to Serena Williams 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Also reached the final at 's-Hertogenbosch before falling to compatriot Justine Henin 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

• Reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.

2000
• Won titles at Hobart and Filderstadt.

• Reached the mixed doubles final with Lleyton Hewitt at Wimbledon.

• Made her Fed Cup debut and helped lead the team to a semifinal appearance.

• Qualified for the year-ending Chase Championships tournament, reaching the quarterfinals, and ended the year ranked No. 18

1999
• As a qualifier, won her first career tournament in Luxembourg. Almost had back-to-back victories when she advanced to the final at Bratislava, but she lost to Amelie Mauresmo.

• Improving her season-ending ranking from No. 409 in 1998 to 47 in 1999. Received the WTA's Most Impressive Newcomer Award.

1998
• Was a finalist at the French Open in juniors.