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Kim Clijsters, amid laughter, chides TV interviewer Todd Woodbridge over his texting

January 20, 2011 |  5:25 pm

Kim Clijsters' 6-1 6-3 victory over world No. 62 Carla Suarez Navarro in the second round of the Australian Open was straightforward, but the live courtside interview after the match was worth the highlight reel.

That was when Clijsters, seeded No. 3,  laughingly confronted former player Todd Woodbridge, the courtside TV interviewer, about a text message he had sent to another player.

“You said you thought I was pregnant!” she told Grand Slam doubles champion Woodbridge, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and, being an Aussie, a big fan favorite.

Clijsters, a three-time U.S. Open champion, denied she was expecting a second child, and both laughed as Woodbridge cringed in embarrassment. He also did not deny he sent the text message.

Of course, Clijsters provided a memorable "mom" scene after U.S. Open victory in 2009 when her daughter, Jada, happily toddled around the court as her mom accepted the winner's trophy -- all to the delight of the New York fans.

-- Debbie Goffa

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