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SILENCE: Camp Clijsters will say no more — for now

It's Lonely At the Top
Prosper, o country, in unbreakable unity," says Belgium's national anthem. But the country's tennis stars aren't singing that tune. Last month, Kim Clijsters became Belgium's first-ever World No. 1, and Justine Henin-Hardenne won its first Grand Slam titles at the French and U.S. Opens. But their on-court success has been overshadowed by a rivalry that smells nothing like team spirit.

The rocky relations between Clijsters, 20, and Henin-Hardenne, 21, roughly parallel the dividing lines in Belgian society. Clijsters, from the Flemish-speaking north, and Henin-Hardenne, from the French-speaking south, have long been...

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