Clijsters Continues Return In Monterrey; Azarenka Makes 2020 Debut

by Sean Randall | March 1st, 2020, 7:55 pm

Kim Clijsters continues her comeback to tennis this week in Monterrey which boasts three former US Open champions. In her second event after losing in her return to Garbine Muguruza, the draw was no easier in Mexico as the 36-year-old will meet the second-seeded Johanna Konta.

The slumping Sloane Stephens is also in the field along with Victoria Azarenka who will play her first event since the US Open. Stephens is just 4-12 in her last 16 matches.

Top seed is Elina Svitolina who could face Stephens in the quarterfinals. Azarenka is projected to meet Konta/Clijsters in the quarters.

Venus Williams is also in the draw.

Teen sensation and Acapulco finalist Leylah Fernandez could battle Stephens in the second round.

Garbine Muguruza won the last two Monterrey titles but is not in the draw which leaves Heather Watson the lone former champion. Azarenka made the final last year when the event was held in April.

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7 Comments for Clijsters Continues Return In Monterrey; Azarenka Makes 2020 Debut

PK Says:

Why does Kim Clijsters expose herself to such abuse?

sg1 Says:

Abuse in what sense?

Giles Says:

Goodness knows what she’s trying to prove. Lolol

Truth Says:

She is still greedy for money. She’s clearly not that good anymore.

PK Says:

Abuse as in “being abused on-court by younger players.”

SG1 Says:

She clearly believes she can compete and I don’t see why she can’t. She still has a good serve, a big forehand and a strong mind. Last I checked, that’s a decent combination.

Andrew Miller Says:

L. Fernandez beats Stephens in a good match.

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