Kim Clijsters has successfully moved into the 4th round of the Miami tournament after defeating Israel’s Shahar Peer 6-0, 6-1. Clijsters looked to have regained her form from late last year, which abandoned her at the Australian Open in a shock defeat to Nadia Petrova. Clijsters was so dominant on serve that she only lost 2 points on her first serve.
Clijsters freely discussed her happiness at re-finding her form, or as she puts it, the connection between arm and brain. It’s nice to have a feeling that your brain and your arm are kind of connecting. In Indian Wells it was a completely different story. Gradually, throughout the two weeks that I’ve been preparing myself, after I lost to Kleybanova, I’ve been really trying to focus on getting my swing back and the feeling where you can play freely, have a loose arm. That’s the feeling when I’m out there playing. It’s a nice feeling to have. But, you know, I know from the past and I’ve learned from the past that it can change very quickly, as well. I just want to try to maintain this feeling and keep focusing, practice on just moving well and taking small steps.”
Kimmy next faces Victoria Azarenka who is trying to defend the title she won last year.