NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Kim Clijsters of Belguim celebrates after defeating Vera Zvonareva of Russia during their women's singles final on day thirteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

2010 U.S. Open, Women's Final: Kim Clijsters Cruises To Second Straight Title

Kim Clijsters is set to take on Vera Zvonareva in the 2010 U.S. Open women's final.

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2010 U.S. Open, Women's Final: Kim Clijsters Wins Second Straight Title

Well, that was quick.

Kim Clijsters just polished off a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Vera Zvonareva in the final of the 2010 U.S. Open Saturday night. The match took exactly one hour. What a let down. After an incredible men's semi between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, this was a dud. CBS was forced to spend the second set showcasing celebrities dotting Arthur Ashe Stadium. Hey, there's Charlize Theron! There's Ron Howard! There's Jada Lynch, Clijsters' little daughter! (She's a celebrity now. As is her dad, Clijsters' husband Brian Lynch.)

Anyway, the seventh-seeded Zvonareva, who made 24 unforced errors and hit only six winners, got pushed around by the second-seeded Clijsters. The most emotion Dick Enberg showed in the entire match was when Zvonareva had a break point. Mind you, she didn't break Clijsters. She just had a break point, one of only two she had all night (Zvonareva converted neither).

Clijsters becomes the first back-to-back champion at the U.S. Open since Venus Williams accomplished the feat in 2000 and 2001. It's her third Open title overall -- she won it in 2005 before retiring temporarily. She's now 27-1 in her last four U.S. Opens.


2010 U.S. Open, Women's Final: Clijsters Cruises In First Set

Not sure about you, but for my wife, the highlight of the match so far was CBS cutting to a shot of Kim Clijsters' daughter Jada, who seemed much more interested in the slice of watermelon she was munching on than the action on the court. Who could blame the kid? Her mommy wasn't messing around; Clijsters took the first set, 6-2.

Vera Zvonareva looked tight, making 13 unforced errors. Clijsters was more than happy to work points and rarely went for too much. She didn't completely overpower Zvonareva, but it didn't end up mattering. Clijsters is on a roll right now.


2010 U.S. Open, Women's Final: Kim Clijsters Vs. Vera Zvonareva

Roger Federer/Novak Djokovic is going to be hard to top, but Kim Clijsters and Vera Zvonareva are about to try in the 2010 U.S. Open women's final. Second-seeded Clijsters, the defending champ, has a 5-2 career record against seventh-seeded Zvonareva.

The Belgian is trying to make history:

If Clijsters wins the championship, she will be the first woman with two consecutive U.S. Open titles since Williams in 2000-01.

"Obviously, this is what you try to achieve," said the second-seeded Clijsters, also the 2005 U.S. Open champion. "I never expected I'd come back in this position. I was trying to do it. It wasn't easy, but I stuck with it."

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