Clijsters rallies to win Cincinnati Women's Open

August 15, 2010 07:11 PM

MASON, Ohio (AP) Seventh-ranked Kim Clijsters overcame a rain delay and three match points to rally for a 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory over No. 15 Maria Sharapova in the championship match of the $2 million Cincinnati Womens' Open on Sunday.

Clijsters, the defending U.S. Open champion, bounced back from losing her first set in the tournament to fight off match points in the ninth game of the second set and go on to win the tournament in her second appearance.

The match was delayed for 74 minutes by rain shortly after the third missed match point.