MASON, Ohio (AP) - Seventh-ranked Kim Clijsters overcame a rain
delay and three match points to rally for a 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2
victory over No. 15 Maria Sharapova in the championship match of
the $2 million Cincinnati Womens' Open on Sunday.
Clijsters, the defending U.S. Open champion, bounced back from
losing her first set in the tournament to fight off match points in
the ninth game of the second set and go on to win the tournament in
her second appearance.
The match was delayed for 74 minutes by rain shortly after the
third missed match point.
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