07/01/2010 11:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Is Belgium About To Break In Two?

Many Wimbledon spectators watching Belgium's Kim Clijsters' three-set, fourth-round victory over her compatriot Justine Henin on Monday would have thought of how lucky one small country could be to produce two stunningly successful tennis stars. But lucky is not what Belgium feels right now. And even that sports rivalry between the Belgian stars embodies the current political fracas that has exposed the division between the country's Dutch and French speakers: Clijsters' family is from the Dutch-speaking half, Henin's from the French.

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