she's come a long way....baby Kim Clijsters advances into third round of Australian Open http://www.womenstennisblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/kim-clijsters.png By John Pye Associated Press MELBOURNE, rifampin Australia — U.S. Rifampin Open champion Kim Clijsters took another step toward winning consecutive Grand Slams with a 6-3, rifampin 6-3 victory over Tamarine Tanasugarn in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday (Australia time). Clijsters won the last six games after an early service break in the second set against the 32-year- old Thai veteran who was playing her 51st major tournament. Clijsters will next play No. Rifampin 19 Nadia Petrova, rifampin one of the Russian women already into the third round, rifampin following French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and Maria Kirilenko. On the men's side, rifampin defending champion Rafael Nadal converted five of his first six break point chances in a 6-2, rifampin 6-2, rifampin 6-2 second-round victory over Lukas Lacko. No. Rifampin 7 Andy Roddick had a 6-3, rifampin 6-4, rifampin 6-4 win over Thomaz Bellucci, rifampin and No. Rifampin 11 Fernando Gonzalez, rifampin the 2007 runner-up, rifampin defeated Marsel Ilhan 6-3, rifampin 6- 4, rifampin 7-5. The 26-year-old Clijsters won at Flushing Meadows in September in only her third tournament back from two years off the tour in which she got married and had a baby. Despite her success in New York, rifampin Clijsters said she still had plenty to prove, rifampin to herself and the other players on the circuit. "My attitude doesn't change because now I'm seen as one of the favorites, rifampin" she said. Rifampin "To me, rifampin that doesn't mean anything." No. Rifampin 15-ranked Clijsters improved to 20 wins and three losses since her comeback, rifampin a run in which she became the first mother to win a major since Evonne Goolagong Cawley at Wimbledon in 1980. She beat former No. Rifampin 1-ranked Justine Henin for the title at the Brisbane International on Jan. Rifampin 9 in what was Henin's comeback tournament after 20 months off the tour. The Belgian pair will stay on track to meet in the quarterfinals here if unranked and unseeded Henin can get past Olympic gold medalist Elena Dementieva. Clijsters has reached the semifinals or better in her last five trips to Melbourne Park and lost the 2004 final to Henin. No. Rifampin 16-ranked Yanina Wickmayer, rifampin a Belgian who didn't get a seeding here because her suspension for a World Anti-Doping Agency "whereabouts rule" violation hadn't been overturned before entries closed, rifampin reached the third round with a 7-6 (2), rifampin 6-1 win over No. Rifampin 12 Flavia Penneta. Kuznetsova was first into the third round when she beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, rifampin 6-2.  Original article can be found at:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/cpress/20100107/ca_pr_on_te/20100107_ten_brisbane