2010 Aegon International

Clijsters cleans up

Clijsters: "From the beginning on I was very aggressive."

With two former champions knocked out so early in the day, the 2005 Eastbourne winner Kim Clijsters was next up on court.

However, the battling Belgian was menacing from the off against 20-year-old Fed Cup team-mate Yanina Wickmayer and stormed to a 6-1 6-1 victory, much to the delight of the sparse Centre Court crowd.

Clijsters, whose previous match on grass was her 2006 Wimbledon semi-final defeat, ran away with the first set in 19 minutes but took 35 minutes to seal the second set.

She said, “From the beginning on I was very aggressive and really trying to go for the lines a lot, but Yanina wasn’t playing at her best.”

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