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Update US Open: Kim Clijsters loses in Grand Slam return

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Mounting a comeback at the U.S. Open, Kim Clijsters fell victim to one.

The three-time champion powered her way to an early lead but couldn't hold it, and Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova rallied Tuesday night for a first-round victory, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.

It was Clijsters' first match at a Grand Slam tournament since 2012, when she retired after the Open. Now 37, the mother of three and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, she has decided to resume her career this year but is 0-3.

“It’s a process,” she said. “That’s what I told myself at the start when I took this challenge on — that it's going to take a lot of hard work and losses.”

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