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Safina ousts Clijsters in Cincy quarters

Updated: August 15, 2009, 3:38 AM ET
Associated Press

MASON, Ohio -- Kim Clijsters' comeback ran into a No. 1 problem.

Playing her first tournament in more than two years, the Belgian couldn't keep up with the world's top-ranked player on Friday. Dinara Safina repeatedly broke her serve during a 6-2, 7-5 victory to reach the semifinals of the Cincinnati Open and finish Clijsters' uplifting week back on the court.

With both Williams sisters gone, Clijsters' return became the talk of the $2 million Western & Southern Financial Group ...

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