Kim Clijsters defeats Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-1 in the US Open 2010 Women’s Finals in exactly one hour. The Belgian second seed won her third Grand Slam title, all of which from the US Open having won the title in 2005 and last year. The 27-years-old Clijesters defended her US Open Title with her forehand winner against the less experienced Russian Vera Zvonareva.
Zvonareva, 26, reached Saturday’s final after winning over Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the semifinals. Clijesters and Zvonareva had played each other seven times, with Clijsters leading the series 5-2, but it was Zonareva who had won their last two encounters, including a three-sets victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.
Clijesters’ win makes her the first woman to win two consecutive U.S. Open titles since Venus Williams, whom Clijsters beat Friday night to advance to the final round. The 27-year-old married mother will also receive $2.2 million for her win.