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Clijsters tips Kerber and Konta to move through US Open draw

The US Open is just days away - and three-time titlist Kim Clijsters has tipped defending champion Angelique Kerber to do well at Flushing Meadows.

The former World No.1 may have had a disappointing year so far - but the Belgian thinks she has the footwork to take her deep into the draw.

Angelique Kerber (in photo) and Johanna Konta both have the footwork to take them deep into the US Open draw, says three-time champion Kim Clijsters.
"You need to be a good mover, first of all," Clijsters said in an interview with SportsKeeda. "You need to have quick feet, push off, push back. That's a big important point for players to be able to do that.

"Who I think has that - of course, Angie Kerber, she's a great mover out there, Johanna Konta, she's a great mover. There's a lot of girls who love playing on hard court and feel more comfortable than let's say on a clay court or a grass court."

Clijsters says that the absence of Serena Williams, on maternity leave, will give a confidence boost to plenty of players.

"Serena's still not around so it'll be another one like Wimbledon, where a lot of players will believe in their chances," she said. "Maria [Sharapova] will be back, which will be interesting to see. She's very motivated to try and do well."

Source: http://www.wtatennis.com/news/clijsters-tips-kerber-and-konta-move-through-us-open-draw

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