Kimiko Date Krumm story is pretty peculiar because she’s left-handed but she plays as right-handed but particularly because she retired from competitions in 1996 and she came back in 2008, after 12 years.
One year ago someone claimed that Rafa Nadal was done as a high level player because of his continuous problems of knee tendinitis and at the U.S. Open 2009 he also suffered from an abdominal tear. Still at the beginning of the year he retired during the Australian Open and this wasn’t a good omen for his future. Last night Nadal won the U.S. Open for the first time, his third straight Grand Slam title, completing the “Career Slam” as now he won all the Grand Slam tournaments at least once.
Kim Clijsters fairy tale at the U.S. Open goes on with her third straight title (she skipped 2006, 2007 and 2008 tournaments due to an injury and her retirement) with her easiest tryumph over Vera Zvonareva, crushed in a little less than an hour with an easy 6-2 6-1.