Clijesters Wins Western & Southern Open

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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