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Kim Clijsters takes on Maria Sharapova in the pick of the women's quarter-finals at the 2012 Olympics.

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Few were expecting much from Clijsters heading into the Olympics. The popular Belgian's final year on tour has been blighted by injury and she looked off the pace at Wimbledon, thoroughly outplayed by Angelique Kerber in the fourth round. However she built up some confidence at the start of this week with a couple of straight sets wins over Roberta Vinci and Carla Suarez Navarro and after beating Ana Ivanovic 6-3, 6-4 to make the quarters, she's now in with a chance of a medal.  

"It didn't feel easy," Clijsters said. "At this stage of the tournament you have to fight and you have to play some of your best tennis, and I did. I felt like I was doing a lot of good things out there today, and served a little bit better during the important points. So overall I'm very pleased with the match."

Sharapova was up against the equally powerful German Sabine Lisicki in the third round, the player who had knocked her out of Wimbledon last month. At first Lisicki looked on course to end Sharapova's Olympic dreams but the Russian showed her trademark grit to fight back and win 6-7(8), 6-4, 6-3.

Clijsters leads 5-3 on the head-to-head but they haven't played since the Cincinnati final two years ago when the Belgian saved multiple match points to win 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-2. 

It would be a fairytale if Clijsters can pull off another win over the Russian. Expect it to go the distance.

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