French Open: Clijsters proves fitness in first round win in Paris

Last Updated: May 25, 2011, 00:14 AM IST

Paris: World number two Kim Clijsters avoided any mishaps in a 6-2 6-3 win over Belarus`s Anastasiya Yakimova in the first round of the French Open on Tuesday.

The Belgian, who had been out for two months after a series of injuries including an ankle problem sustained while dancing at her cousin`s wedding, proved her fitness as she dismissed the world number 100 in 80 minutes.

Clijsters ended the contest on her fourth match point when Yakimova sent a forehand into the net.

She will next face Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands.

Bureau report