HOWARD FENDRICH
AP Tennis Writer

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August 30, 2012
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Clijsters says goodbye with 2nd-round loss at Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Preparing for what she knew would be her last professional tennis tournament, Kim Clijsters - four-time Grand Slam title winner; mother of 4-year-old Jada - devoted her effort and energy to the U.S. Open.

Family time needed to wait a tad longer.

"She was like, 'Why don't you come with us to go out, go for a walk?' I'm like, 'Mama's almost done,"' Clijsters said Wednesday after her singles career ended where she wanted it to, just not the way she hoped. "So, yeah, I think she's going to be excited to kind of have her …

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