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Clijsters was among the last eight in Melbourne 

Clijsters was among the last eight in Melbourne


Placed under № 3 Kim Clijsters beat Ekaterina Makarova 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 and qualified for 1/4-final of Australian Open.

Defined as the favorite for the trophy Belgian won the first set very hard, after nearly an hour and experience and helped to win the tiebreaker by 7-3.

In the second set, Clijsters was more convincing, and after a 6-2 success after a total of 88 minutes to qualify for next stage, where its rival will be the Polish Agnieszka Radwanska.

The two have played each other only once, at Wimbledon in 2006, when Clijsters won emphatically with a 6-2, 6-2. Belgian has 40 titles in his career, but Radwanska - 4.

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