2009 US Open: Kim Clijsters reaches final after Serena Williams was defaulted
Kim Clijsters reached the U.S. Open final after Serena Williams was defaulted on the final point.
Clijsters won the match 6-4 7-5, which ended in controversy when the American was called for a foot-fault on a second serve to go match point down. An angry Williams argued with the lineswoman who reported her for verbal abuse.
Having already received a warning earlier in the match for smashing a racket, Williams was handed an automatic point penalty for a second violation which gave the Belgian the match.
Clijsters became the first mother to reach a grand slam final since Evonne Goolagong achieved the feat at Wimbledon in 1980.Powered by Sidelines