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Clijsters stands out amid turmoil

Updated: September 8, 2009, 8:37 AM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- This U.S. Open women's draw has been littered with love sets, dinged with double faults and double bagels and pockmarked with emotional meltdowns that make you want to avert your gaze.

Amid all this, Kim Clijsters' wide, appreciative, often fierce and occasionally amused blue eyes have been one of the few beacons of normalcy -- even though what she has accomplished here so far, reaching the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam in her third event back from a two-year retirement, can ...

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