Kim Clijsters illustrious career came to a close on Wednesday, as she fell in her second-round match to Laura Robson, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5).
Clijsters announced prior to the tournament that this would be her swan song, and she'd head off into retirement regardless of the outcome. Unfortunately for her, she lost in the second round of the tournament.
Clijsters previously won the U.S. Open on three occasions, winning it in 2005, 2009 and 2010. Clijsters hadn't lost at the U.S. Open since 2003, when she lost in the finals.
Robson, who is from Great Britain, will take on China's Na Li in the third round of play.
Elsewhere on the court Wednesday in Flushing, American John Isner advanced in four sets over Xavier Malisse, while women's top seed Victoria Azarenka cruised over Kirsten Flipkens in straight sets.
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