Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Kim Clijsters Exits in Second Round at Last U.S. Open
Kim Clijsters, one of the most popular and beloved women in the history of tennis, appears to have played the last singles match of her career.
And it came on the court — and in the city — where she enjoyed her greatest success.
Let the record reflect that Laura Robson of Great Britain handed the three-time U.S. Open champion her final singles loss, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), during the early evening in a second-round match Wednesday in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
“Thank you first of all,” Clijsters told the crowd on-court after the loss. “One of my biggest dreams came true in 2005 winning here. And at the time I came back, I just was so inspired by the energy that was out on this court. And I played some of my best tennis here and some of my greatest matches [here]. So this completely feels like the perfect place to retire.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.