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Wimbledon 2012: Kim Clijsters Beats Jelena Jankovic In 1st Round

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Belgium's Kim Clijsters plays a double-handed backhand shot during her first round women's singles match against Serbia's Jelena Jankovic on the first day of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 25, 2012.
Belgium's Kim Clijsters plays a double-handed backhand shot during her first round women's singles match against Serbia's Jelena Jankovic on the first day of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 25, 2012.

WIMBLEDON, England -- Kim Clijsters' last Wimbledon got off to a good start when she beat former top-ranked player Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-2, 6-4 in the first round.

Clijsters is playing at the All England Club for just the second time in six years and has said she is retiring after this year's U.S. Open – this time for good, having returned to the sport in 2009 after a two-year break.

The 47th-ranked Belgian looked to have recovered fully from recent injuries, breaking the 18th-seeded Jankovic five times – including at love in the final game to clinch the victory.

She improved her record to 8-1 against Jankovic.

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