Ana vs Clijsters

Ana vs Clijsters

Ana takes on US Open champion Kim Clijsters tonight in the BNP Paribas Showdown, an exhibition event staged at Madison Square Garden in New York.
 
The 22-year-old has played Clijsters once before, in the Belgian's native Antwerp three years ago, when she was overwhelmed 6-2, 6-1.
 
Ana practised at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night, and again on Monday afternoon. She noticed that the court is a little slower than it was last year, when she faced Serena Williams in the same event.
 
"I am really happy to be back here," said Ana. "This event is so well run, the organizers make the players feel very welcome and playing tennis right in the middle of Manhattan is a great thrill.
 
Referencing the no-advantage scoring system, Ana said: "I really enjoy this format of tennis and I hope to play more of it in the future."
 
The match is set to get underway at 7pm local time (1am Tuesday Central European Time). Check back later for a full match report.