U.S. Open 2012 Live Stream: Watch Kim Clijsters Face Victoria Duval In The Opening Round At 7 PM ET

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Aug 27, 2012 08:01 PM EDT
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Belgium's Kim Clijsters reacts during her women's singles quarterfinals tennis match against Russia's Maria Sharapova at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.(Photo : Reuters) "

Belgium tennis star Kim Clijsters, who is competing in her final U.S. Open, will take on 16-year-old Victoria Duval in the opening round of the last Grand Slam of the year.

Clijsters has only played 5 tournaments this year and has compiled a 19-5 win-loss record.

She still has the experience to challenge the best as she takes one last shot at the title. Her agility and will to grind through matches has made her a fierce competitor as she still is feared by most of her opponents.

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Duval has never played in a Grand Slam tournament and would be hoping to get loads of experience from this match, said her former coach, IMG Academies' Chip Brooks.

But Duval won the United States Tennis Association's 18-and-under national championships in San Diego two weeks ago earning her a wild-card entry into the U.S. Open and a first round match against the 29-year-old Clijsters, who will be a crowd favorite in New York.

"Vicki is just 16 and playing a multi-Grand Slam champ in Arthur Ashe Stadium, on prime time, with the whole world watching," Brooks said Sunday night from New York when asked how he thinks his former charge will do.

"Look, it's like a rookie going up for their first at bat against an all-star pitcher," Brooks added. "But Vicki is athletic. She has the ability to neutralize her opponent's power because of her athleticism."

The Clijsters-Duval tennis match will be televised live by ESPN2 at 7 p.m.

To watch a livestream of the match from your computer click here.

 

 

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