Clijsters wins again at Luxembourg

Oct. 26, 2003 at 3:20 PM
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LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Kim Clijsters of Belgium won another tournament Sunday, beating Chanda Rubin, 6-2, 7-5, in the title match of the Seat Open Luxembourg.

Clijsters, 20, the top seed, beat Rubin, who was No. 2, in 82 minutes to secure her third straight title at Luxembourg. She improved to 22-1 lifetime at this event, and raised her record against Rubin to 6-0.

"I can't believe I've won this tournament now four times," Clijsters said. "I came here as a 16-year-old just starting out on the tour and ever since it has been a big part of my career."

It was the 18th career WTA Tour singles title for Clijsters, who tied countrywoman Justine Henin-Hardenne for the most tournament wins this season. Clijsters was appearing in her 14th singles final this year, the most of any woman on the WTA Tour since Steffi Graf in 1993.

Rubin squandered a 4-1 lead in the second set and was foiled in her bid to capture her third title of the year.

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