- 04 Mar 2020
Kim Clijsters suffered another loss as her comeback continued at the Monterrey Open, while Victoria Azarenka started her 2020 with a defeat on Tuesday.
Back after more than seven years off the WTA Tour, Clijsters fell to a second straight loss, going down to second seed Johanna Konta 6-3 7-5 in the first round. Clijsters, a wildcard at the WTA International tournament, managed to win just 12 return points in the 85-minute loss as Konta posted her first win of the year.
Clijsters already had a tough draw for his comeback
The four-time grand slam champion has been handed two tough draws this year, having lost to Garbine Muguruza in Dubai last month.
— WTA (@WTA) March 4, 2020
Playing for the first time since last year’s US Open, seventh seed and last year’s runner-up Azarenka was beaten 6-2 6-2 by Tamara Zidansek.
Top seed Elina Svitolina cruised through the opening round with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Danka Kovinic.
American 10th seed Lauren Davis also eased through, while there were wins for Anastasia Potapova, Leylah Fernandez, Arantxa Rus, Kateryna Bondarenko and Tatjana Maria.