Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
BelgiumK Clijsters66---
FranceS Foretz Gacon01---

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  1. - - CLIJSTERS 6-0 6-1 – GAME, SET & MATCH – Clijsters seals the match in just 47 minutes, a drive volley being returned long by Foretz Gacon. Well left by defending champion Clijsters, who progresses through to the third round, where she will face either Hantuchova or Tsurenko. Full women's drawsheet

  2. - - CLIJSTERS 6-0 5-1 – BREAK – Clijsters has only missed three returns of the Foretz Gacon serve today and gets another forehand back which the Frenchwoman can only hit long to concede the game once again and leave Clijsters serving for the match right now

  3. - - CLIJSTERS 6-0 4-1 – Another game goes the way off Clijsters as she holds without too much trouble, Foretz Gacon dumping another forehand winner into the net to help the Belgian put another game on her side of the scoreboard

  4. - - CLIJSTERS 6-0 3-1 – BREAK – Foretz Gacon hands Clijsters another break point with a backhand approach shot into the top of the net. And one chance is all Kim needs as she fires off a forehand winner to snatch the break and ensure that she is halfway through the door into the third round

  5. - - CLIJSTERS 6-0 2-1- Clijsters plucks the ball out of the air for a cross court forehand drive volley winner before going on to earn herself a game point from deuce with a forehand stop volley and seal the hold with a cross court forehand winner ground-stroke off the shorter ball. “Aussie Kim” is totally in control.

  6. - - CLIJSTERS 6-0 1-1 – Foretz Gacon finally gets off the mark with a couple of unforced errors, the latter being a forehand well wide down the line to help the Frenchwoman hold to 15. That will make Foretz Gacon feel a lot better about herself

  7. - - CLIJSTERS 6-0 1-0 – Clijsters races through another service hold to get her second set underway as Foretz Gacon continues to struggle with the pace of shot from the Belgian

  8. - - CLIJSTERS 6-0 – SET – Absolute domination from the defending champion as she seals the first set in just 22 minutes, wrong-footing Foretz Gacon on the baseline with a forehand winner down the line

  9. - - CLIJSTERS 5-0 – Another huge forehand from Clijsters, this time across court, comfortably beats Foretz Gacon for pace and it’s 5-0 to the Belgian in double quick time. The Frenchwoman will have to serve to stay in this opening set after the change of ends

  10. - - CLIJSTERS 4-0 – BREAK – Clijsters is firmly in control of this first set as she grabs a second break when Foretz Gacon sends a forehand sailing long of the baseline. This could be over very quickly indeed at this rate

  11. - - CLIJSTERS 3-0 – Again Clijsters struggles a little on her serve, but the Belgian has way too much at the moment on her ground-strokes, pushing Foretz Gacon from one side of the baseline to the other with a cross court forehand winner eventually bring up a game point from deuce before the Frenchwoman hits a forehand into the net to help Clijsters hold

  12. - - CLIJSTERS 2-0 - BREAK - Clijsters is asserting herself on the return of serve straight away, with Foretz Gacon barely having the chance to recover before the ball is whizzing back over the net from Kim. And Clijsters snatches an early break when the Frenchwoman fails to find the court with a forehand winner

  13. - - CLIJSTERS 1-0 - A solid enough first game from the defending champ as she opens with a blistering forehand winner down the line and cross court backhand winner, before throwing in a cross court backhand wide and a double fault. But the Belgian goes on to hold when Foretz Gacon hits into the net

  14. - - Coming up next on the Rod Laver Arena, defending champion Kim Clijsters will resume her campaign against Frenchwoman Stephanie Fortez Gacon. They are out on court and going through their warm-up as we speak, so that will be getting underway shortly

Kim Clijsters

Nationality BEL
Date of Birth 08/06/1983
Height 1.74 m
Weight 68 kg

Stéphanie Foretz

Nationality FRA
Date of Birth 03/05/1981
Height 1.66 m
Weight 60 kg

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