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Kim Clijsters, Maria Sharapova advance

Updated: May 24, 2011, 9:32 PM ET
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PARIS -- Kim Clijsters won her first match at the French Open in five years, easily defeating Anastasiya Yakimova 6-2, 6-3 in the first round of the clay-court Grand Slam on Tuesday.

Clijsters, the reigning U.S. and Australian Open champion, played her previous match at Roland Garros in 2006 when she lost in the semifinals to Justine Henin.

"I remember that I played some matches on that Court Suzanne Lenglen. I remember that I didn't really like it too much," said Clijsters, who ...

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