Kim Clijsters, the world number two, ended her 2011 French Open early in a disappointing loss to Robin Soderling. Clijsters was recovering from injury and her recovery and participation in the tournament was a surprise to many.
Clijsters lost 3-6 7-5 6-1 to Dutchwoman Arantxa Rus. Although Clijsters played a solid first set and close second set, the Belgian lost a crucial second break in the final set, which Rus took advantage of to seal the victory.
Clijsters' has been the runner up in the French Open twice, and was hoping to break through.
Is Clijsters' departure disappointing? Who is the favorite now to win the French Open?