Sunday, January 30, 2011

Kim Clijsters - 2011 Australian Open Women's Champion

Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters won the Australian Open women's grand slam title for the first time defeating Li Na of China 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

In her victory speech, Clijsters touched on the loss of her father two years ago, the delight of snaring her first Australian Open and even mentioned the Melbourne dentist who fixed her chipped tooth two weeks ago.
But it was embracing her "Aussie Kim" nickname that locals will remember. She has been stuck with the tag despite the end to her five-year relationship with Lleyton Hewitt seven years ago.

"Now I feel you guys can call me 'Aussie Kim' because I won the title," Clijsters said.

Kim Clijsters after winning the Australian Open with runners up Li Na

This is Kim Clijster's fourth grandslam and first Australian Open title

Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters with her daughter Jada Ellie and husband Brian Lynch

Australian Open champion Kim Clisters enjoyed a nice walk at Brighton Beach the next day 

'Aussie Kim' as the Australian crowd fondly calls her finally proved worthy of the name

Kim Clijsters with family at Melbourne after Australian Open victory

Pictures courtesy: Australian open site 

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