NEW YORK (AP) - Kim Clijsters has won the U.S. Open in just her third tournament back after 2½ years of retirement and 18 months after the birth of her daughter.
The unseeded, unranked Belgian beat No. 9 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday night to become the first mother to win a Grand Slam title since Evonne Goolagong Cawley at Wimbledon in 1980. It's Clijsters' second major championship - she also won at Flushing Meadows in 2005, her last appearance at the Open.
The 26-year-old Clijsters hasn't even played enough matches to be ranked, and she needed a wild card to get into the tournament. She's the first woman not in the top 10 of the WTA rankings to win the U.S. Open.
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