Robson beats Clijsters to secure spot in US Open third round

Britain's Laura Robson pulled off the biggest win of her life at the US Open to bring Kim Clijsters' professional singles career to an end.

Three-time champion Clijsters announced earlier in the year this tournament would be her last and, although she still has doubles to come, there will be no fairytale fourth singles title.

Robson, 18, had never won more than one match at a grand slam before but found her best form on the biggest stage to triumph 7-6 (7/4) 7-6 (7/5) and reach the third round, where she will play ninth seed Li Na.

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