Kim Clijsters To Skip French Open

Former world No. 1 women’s tennis player Kim Clijsters has announced she will miss the French Open and the claycourt season to focus on getting fit for Wimbledon and the Olympics this summer.

Kim Clijsters to skip French Open

Kim Clijsters to skip French Open

“The rehabilitation process following Kim’s hip injury is going more slowly than expected,” read a statement on the former world number one’s website.

“Kim will not be able to return to training with the ball for three weeks.”

The 28 year old sustained the injury during a match at the Miami Masters last month.

The tennis ace added that she planned to resume full training in three weeks and be back on the courts at the Wimbledon warm-up event in Den Bosch.

“I cannot wait, however, to begin a long period of preparation for the grass season, with Wimbledon and the Olympic Games my principal objectives.”

Over the course of her career as a professional tennis player, Kim Clijsters has won 41 WTA singles titles and 11 WTA doubles titles with an overall record of 513-124.

In addition to her four Grand Slam singles titles — three at the US Open, in 2005, 2009, and 2010 and one at the Australian Open in 2011 — Clijsters has also won the WTA Tour Championships singles title three times (2002,2003,2010) and won both the French Open and Wimbledon doubles titles in 2003.

In her farewell season, Clijsters has always nominated the Olympics as her highlight and will now open her grasscourt campaign at the Rosmalen tournament in the Netherlands starting June 17, one week before Wimbledon.

Tennis at the London Games at Wimbledon starts July 28.

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