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US Open Gallery: A Belgian Farewell In NY

Kim Clijsters won her first match in the mixed doubles and was given a very special presser.

Published September 01, 2012 12:00

Varvara Lepchenko was first up on Arthur Ashe Stadium taking on defending champion Sam Stosur.
Varvara Lepchenko was first up on Arthur Ashe Stadium taking on defending champion Sam Stosur.
Sam Stosur edged Varvara Lepchenko in the first set tie-break then cruised to a 76(5) 62 victory.
Sam Stosur edged Varvara Lepchenko in the first set tie-break then cruised to a 76(5) 62 victory.
Over on Louis Armstrong Stadium, Laura Robson was carving out her first Top 10 win over Li Na.
Over on Louis Armstrong Stadium, Laura Robson was carving out her first Top 10 win over Li Na.
Laura Robson became the first Brit to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam since 1998 Wimbledon.
Laura Robson became the first Brit to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam since 1998 Wimbledon.
Marion Bartoli rallied from 4-2 down in the second set to close out Kristina Mladenovic, 62 64.
Marion Bartoli rallied from 4-2 down in the second set to close out Kristina Mladenovic, 62 64.
Maria Sharapova followed on Ashe with a 61 61 demolition of college tennis star Mallory Burdette.
Maria Sharapova followed on Ashe with a 61 61 demolition of college tennis star Mallory Burdette.
Maria Sharapova won the US Open in 2006 but has not been back to the quarterfinals since then.
Maria Sharapova won the US Open in 2006 but has not been back to the quarterfinals since then.
No.15 seed Lucie Safarova suffered a minor upset later on to No.19 seed Nadia Petrova, 64 75.
No.15 seed Lucie Safarova suffered a minor upset later on to No.19 seed Nadia Petrova, 64 75.
The Williams sisters kept their perfect season record intact with a straight set victory on Ashe.
The Williams sisters kept their perfect season record intact with a straight set victory on Ashe.
Kim Clijsters was consoled by Bob Bryan after a mis-hit on an overhead that landed beside her.
Kim Clijsters was consoled by Bob Bryan after a mis-hit on an overhead that landed beside her.
Kim Clijsters was given a proper farewell by the Belgian press after her mixed doubles victory.
Kim Clijsters was given a proper farewell by the Belgian press after her mixed doubles victory.
But it's not over yet - Kim Clijsters lives on in the mixed. She will play her next round Saturday.
But it's not over yet - Kim Clijsters lives on in the mixed. She will play her next round Saturday.
  • Varvara Lepchenko was first up on Arthur Ashe Stadium taking on defending champion Sam Stosur.
  • Sam Stosur edged Varvara Lepchenko in the first set tie-break then cruised to a 76(5) 62 victory.
  • Over on Louis Armstrong Stadium, Laura Robson was carving out her first Top 10 win over Li Na.
  • Laura Robson became the first Brit to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam since 1998 Wimbledon.
  • Marion Bartoli rallied from 4-2 down in the second set to close out Kristina Mladenovic, 62 64.
  • Maria Sharapova followed on Ashe with a 61 61 demolition of college tennis star Mallory Burdette.
  • Maria Sharapova won the US Open in 2006 but has not been back to the quarterfinals since then.
  • No.15 seed Lucie Safarova suffered a minor upset later on to No.19 seed Nadia Petrova, 64 75.
  • The Williams sisters kept their perfect season record intact with a straight set victory on Ashe.
  • Kim Clijsters was consoled by Bob Bryan after a mis-hit on an overhead that landed beside her.
  • Kim Clijsters was given a proper farewell by the Belgian press after her mixed doubles victory.
  • But it's not over yet - Kim Clijsters lives on in the mixed. She will play her next round Saturday.
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