Memory Lane: Kim the ultimate defender

Tuesday November 15th, 2011

Memory Lane is a recurring feature in which we dig through photo and video archives for classic moments.

It feels like forever since we've seen Kim Clijsters hit a tennis ball, and her virtual disappearance due to injury after the Australian Open was one of the least talked about stories as the year wore on. Here's hoping she heals up for the 2012 season, which very likely will be her last. Because as this video shows, no one defends like Kimmy does. No one.

Take a look at this incredible set point save by Clijsters against Maria Sharapova in 2006 at the Acura Classic in San Diego. Run, Kim, run!

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