Kim Clijsters claimed another trophy in her career comeback Saturday, winning 17 consecutive points in the second set and beating Venus Williams 6-2, 6-1 in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne, Fla. Williams struggled to keep the ball in play, and Clijsters completed the shockingly lopsided victory in 58 minutes. When Williams hit one final errant forehand on match point, Clijsters raised her arms in triumph. “I felt like from the beginning I was ready to go and really seeing the ball well,” Clijsters said. After retiring in 2007, Clijsters married and became a mother before returning to the tour last August. The title is her third since her comeback.
– Associated Press