Kim Clijsters Injury May Keep her From French Open
The second Grand Slam of 2010 starts on May 23rd but Kim Clijsters may not be able to participate in it due to a foot injury she sustained during a singles match on Saturday in the Fed Cup. She was forced to bow out of the best of five against Estonia and it is in question whether the U.S. Open Champ will be able to play at Roland Garros this year, as the doctors have told her that she needs to allow six weeks for the muscle tear to heal. About the upcoming French Open Clijsters said that after hearing six weeks she was panicking, thinking of the plans for the season, but said that she heals quickly.
Her plan is to speed up the recovery time with intensive treatment. Clijsters was able to win the match that she sustained the injury in, winning the singles against Maret Ani 6-4, 6-2, despite being in pain on the second set. She said it was during a backhand that she first realized that she had a pain that she hadn't felt previously and that something serious had happened. Overnight the injury became more apparent with bruising and tests showed that she had liquid built up in her foot. She is going to use crutches for a few days and was unclear on when training would continue.
The 26 year old Belgian returned from retirement just last year and this is the first major set back that she has had. Before retirement she had a history of being hindered by injuries and so took care to make sure that they wouldn't affect her game in the comeback. Since she returned she won the U.S. Open to make two Grand Slam titles and has also won this year, both the Brisbane International which was held in January and the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. Belgium went on to defeat Estonia in the World Group of the Fed Cup.
Tags: Kim Clijsters, Fed Cup, French Open, Grand Slam
Posted: 27th April 2010
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