Brussels: After nearly four months on the sidelines, Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters made a successful return to the court by beating World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 7-6 (5) in an exhibition on Thursday.
In front of some 10,000 home fans at the Antwerp Sports Palace, Clijsters proved she has fully recovered from the stomach muscle injury which forced her off the tour in August. She will be leaving for Australia in two weeks and plans to defend her Australian Open title next month.
She is hoping to highlight her farewell season with a gold medal on grass at the London Olympics.