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Henin-Hardenne injury scare
Henin-Hardenne is the third seed at Wimbledon
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Justine Henin-Hardenne's Wimbledon hopes could be in doubt after the French Open champion was forced out of the Ordina Open final with an injury.
Henin-Hardenne had taken the first set against Kim Clijsters on a tie-break, but injured her left wrist in a fall at the start of the second set.
After falling 3-0 down in the set she withdrew as a precaution.
"I hope I am going to be okay," she said.
"I think I sprained two or three of my fingers but I don't think it's anything serious.
"I am glad I don't play at Wimbledon until Tuesday and that gives me three days.
"I hope to be able to hit on Monday - I think it's going to be all right.
"When I tried to play on, it hurt and I think it was definitely the right thing to stop playing.
"It's better that it's my left hand than my right (playing) hand."
The Belgian clinched her first Grand Slam title just three weeks ago at Roland Garros and has been playing the best tennis of her career.
Henin-Hardenne is seeded third for Wimbledon, where she reached the final two years ago.
The result gave Clijsters, beaten by Henin-Hardenne in the Paris final this month, her fourth title of 2003 and ended her opponent's 15-match winning streak.
The final of the Hastings Direct Championship between Chanda Rubin and Conchita Martinez at Eastbourne has been delayed because of a security alert.
The incident caused the stadium to be cleared and no start time has yet been indicated.