And it took just 27 minutes. Clijsters didn't need to be spectacular, the way she was in rallying to beat Venus Williams in the semis on Friday. Just steady.

Vera Zvonareva looked fragile from the start, and when Clijsters broker her at 2-3, Zvonareva came a bit unraveled. Zvonareva has a history of being emotional on the court, and on the big stage tonight, she looks overwhelmed.

 

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