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It's like she never went away in the first place. The 26-year-old former No. 1 looked so good in her first tournament in more than two years that some observers are predicting that she could contend for the U.S. Open title next month. Clijsters defeated top-20 players Marion Bartoli, Patty Schnyder and French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in Cincinnati before losing to Dinara Safina in the quarterfinals.
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