Kim Clijsters scores Grand Slam win for working moms in her 'second career'


Kim Clijsters may only be 26, but the Belgian tennis player says she has had two careers, each with astonishing success. It is in her "second career," however, that she has achieved the greater accomplishment: winning the US Open as a wild card with her 18-month-old daughter, Jada, in the player-guest box. She is the first mother in 29 years to win a Grand Slam title; the last was Australia's Evonne Goolagong, who won the Venus Rosewater Dish at the 1980 Wimbledon Championships.

Her first career -- that is, pre-baby -- was a good one; she won the U.S. Open in 2005. But at the time, she was seeded and in her athletic prime. She took two years off to get married and become a mama; this is only her third tournament of career number two -- the working mother years.