(CNN) -- Kim Clijsters continued her fairytale comeback to competitive tennis with a second round victory over Swiss star Patty Schnyder in Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Clijsters puts away a forehand volley on the way to her straight sets win.
The unseeded Belgian, who received a wildcard to play her first tournament in two years, beat Schnyder 6-2 7-5 to earn a last 16 clash with sixth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia.
The former world number one extended her career tally over Schnyder to 6-2 at the $2 million hardcourt tournament and did not drop her service en route to a comfortable win.
"Does it look easy?" Clijsters told reporters.
"I started off playing well. It's a really good feeling. I'm moving well. I'm very happy with the way I'm starting. It helps your confidence to get into a rhythm."
Clijsters faces a possible quarterfinal against world number one Dinara Safina. She has won six of her seven previous matches against Kuznetsova.
Clijsters returned to action on Monday night with a straight sets win over 12th seed Marion Bartoli of France, a recent winner of the title at Stanford.
She quit the WTA circuit in 2007 to get married and gave birth to a baby daughter in February 2008.
In other action on Wednesday, LA Championship winner Flavia Pennetta of Italy continued her fine form with a straight sets 6-2 6-4 win over Agnes Szavay of Hungary to reach the third round.
Former world number one Jelena Jankovic also battled through against Maria Kirilenko of Russia 7-6 6-3, while seventh seed Vera Zvonareva beat fellow Russian Alisa Kleybanova in three sets.
Ninth seed Victoria Azarenka also progressed with a 6-4 6-2 win over Anna Chakvetadze.
Second seed Serena Williams was on court later on Wednesday as she builds up to the final grand slam of the season at the U.S. Open.