Aug. 13 • On a day that saw no less than 5 Top 10 seeds lose, Kim Clijsters was quite in control of her third round match yesterday in Cincinnati. She only lost 2 games to 18-year-old Christina McHale of the United States, whom she defeated 6-1 6-1 in just over an hour.
In the quarterfinals, Kim will face Italy's Flavia Pennetta - the No.11 seed - who upset recent Wimbledon finalist, Vera Zvonareva. In their only previous meeting (Toronto 2005), Kim beat Flavia in straight sets. The match will be played today on Centre Court, around 2PM local time.
Check out Kim's comments on American hope McHale:
"She has a big forehand, a little different than most of the girls we see out there these days. Good kick serve. Her backhand, especially when she has to move out wide, is a bit of a weakness. She'll probably become a little stronger where she can produce the same power on that backhand side as on her forehand - that's obviously where I scored a lot of points today, when I pulled her out wide on those backhands. I like seeing young girls doing well and seeing the big names struggling against them. She's obviously part of the next generation building up."