ANTWERP, Belgium Dec 9 Playing in the U.S.
Open final is no match for beating Venus Williams on home soil,
U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters said after she beat the
American in an exhibition tournament on Wednesday.
Belgian Clijsters, playing her first competitive match in
her home country since returning to the game this year, beat
the world number six 6-1 7-5 at the Diamond Games exhibition
match in Antwerp in front of a sell-out 14,000 crowd.
"It is always a special feeling to be playing before a
packed Sportpaleis (in Antwerp)," Clijsters said. "No U.S. Open
final can beat that. It's truly amazing."
(Writing by Darren Ennis; Editing by Greg Stutchbury; To
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