Fila's favorite "comeback mom", Kim Clijsters, needed just 58 minutes to defeat Venus Williams 6-2, 6-1 to win the final of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. With daughter Jada cheering on her mom from the tournament's players lounge balcony, Kim won her second Sony Ericsson Open title.
She last played in Miami three years ago just before she retired from tennis to get married and start a family. Kim showed today that you can "have it all" and she thanked her support network of her husband, coach, trainer, family and nanny.
It took a lot of hard work to get back into shape and I have a few people to thank, including my fitness coach and husband," Clijsters said during the on-court ceremony. "It feels really good to be back here, having won the title in 2005. It's always nice to come back to a place you have done well before, and to such a beautiful stadium.
Backing up from her third-set tie-break win over countrywoman Justine Henin on Thursday night, Clijsters was in sparkling form, dictating play with her crisp ground strokes.
As reported by the Sony Ericsson Open media team, today's win is projected to lift Clijsters back into the Top 10 for the first time since she returned to the Sony Ericsson Open WTA Tour last year.