16 Sep 2009

Clijsters ranked in world's top 20 after US Open win

7:26 am on 16 September 2009

Belgium's Kim Clijsters has gone from zero to 19th in the world tennis rankings after her spectacular comeback victory in the US Open final.

The 26 year old Clijsters is back in the world's elite having played only 14 competitive matches since ending her two year break from the sport while she had a baby.

She could emulate Jennifer Capriati, who returned to the game at age 19 in 1996 and went on to become world number one in 2001.