39-years-old Clijsters beats US Open finalist Fernandez in Orlando

39-years-old Clijsters beats US Open finalist Fernandez in Orlando

by Zachary Wimer

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Age is just a number and Kim Clijsters proved it again during the Champions Series event at The Heathrow Country Club in Orlando, Florida.

The event featured one men's singles match, one women's doubles match and in case of a tie, there was a mixed doubles match ready. Former world no. 1 and four-time Grand Slam champion, Kim Clijsters teamed up with Sam Querrey as former world no. 8 Jack Sock joined his forces with last year's US Open champion Leylah Fernandez.

The event started with women's singles match in which the Belgian defeated current world no. 40 Fernandez 7-5 in what was a display of WTA Tour-level tennis by already retired pro.

In men's singles match, Sock defeated Querrey 6-3 before eventually teaming up with Fernandez in mixed doubles and winning 7-6(3) to win the event and take $50,000 in prize money for champions. Defeated team got $25,000 but all four players had a lot of fun an enjoyed the event.

“I’m just super happy to be sharing the court with Jack,” said Fernandez. “It’s always amazing to be beside him, and it’s always fun. He’s very funny and really makes me laugh. I just enjoyed myself playing with him, and I’m also glad I was able to share the court with Sam and Kim, who are legends in the game. They’re amazing people and it was a great day overall.”

Joining his team partner, Jack Sock also spoke about former world no. 1, when he said: “She’s like my second mom after we played World TeamTennis together, and so I thought we were like family, but clearly not,” joked Sock of Clijsters. “I have a welt right here on my leg. That’s going to feel good in the morning. But she is amazing and a legend of the game. It’s always fun to be around her.”



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