Clijsters Wins In Antwerp Exhibition

Kim Clijsters, Ana Ivanovic and Kirsten Flipkens were all in the house on Wednesday night for the Kim Clijsters Invitational. Read all about it and watch video highlights right here on wtatennis.com!

Published December 12, 2013 12:05

Clijsters Wins In Antwerp Exhibition
Kirsten Flipkens, Henri Leconte, Kim Clijsters, Xavier Malisse

ANTWERP, Belgium - It was an electric night in Antwerp on Wednesday as WTA stars Kim Clijsters, Ana Ivanovic and Kirsten Flipkens - as well as men's players Xavier Malisse and Henri Leconte - took center stage at the Sportpaleis Antwerp for some singles, mixed doubles and a few laughs too.

First up was the singles match, with Flipkens facing Ivanovic in a match tie-break format. The Belgian No.1 had talked beforehand about her focus during this off-season - recovering from a knee injury.

"I took three weeks of holiday after the season finished, and I started up again with specific exercises for my knee," she said. "For me the most important thing is making sure my knee is 100% fine. I still have a lot of work to do - I've only been back on the court for a week. So tonight will be a good test."

Flipkens passed that test with flying colors, just edging Ivanovic in a match tie-break, 36 63 107.

Next up was the mixed doubles, which saw Clijsters and Malisse beat Flipkens and Leconte in straight sets, 75 62. Clijsters and Malisse are both recent retirees from professional tennis - Clijsters retired at the end of 2012, Malisse retired this year. He was presented with a chocolate racquet Wednesday.

Watch highlights from the exhibition - including on-court and off-court moments - just below!

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