Kim Clijsters beats Romina Oprandi on injury comeback

Kim Clijsters

Kim Clijsters marked her return from injury with victory over Romina Oprandi in round one of the Unicef Open in 'S-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.

The former world number one, a four-time Grand Slam champion, had been out since March with a hip injury but came through 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 6-3.

In her defeat by Oprandi at last year's event, Clijsters suffered an ankle injury that saw her miss Wimbledon.

The Belgian will face Sara Errani or Kateryna Bondarenko in round two.