Clijsters falls in second round in Den Bosch

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'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, NETHERLANDS - Top-seeded former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters was a second-round upset victim Tuesday at the $220,000 UNICEF Open, a final grass-court Wimbledon tuneup.

Italian qualifier Romina Oprandi stunned the reigning Australian and U.S. Open champion Clijsters 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 in 1 hour, 33 minutes at Autotron Rosmalen.

Clijsters, who captured this Dutch event in 2003, could manage only one break of serve on Day 3. The Belgian star was a stunning second-round loser at the French Open a few weeks ago.

One other second-round result saw 40-year-old Japanese Kimiko Date-Krumm douse Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino 7-6 (7-3), 6-0. The ageless Date-Krumm will meet Oprandi in the quarterfinals.

Roberta Vinci was Tuesday's lone seeded victor, as the No. 7 seed from Italy whipped Slovenian Polona Hercog 6-4, 6-2 in first-round action. Vinci will face Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru on Wednesday.

Additional opening-round wins came for Italian Sara Errani, former top-10 Aussie Jelena Dokic and Swede Johanna Larsson. Dokic handled Russian Alla Kudryavtseva 6-0, 6-4.

Second-seeded two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova will take to the courts for her second-rounder here on Wednesday against Errani.

This week's winner will collect $37,000.


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