I would have loved to see Kim play again, but this is a very wise decision...
here's an article from a Belgian newspaper I translated for CCL(there can we some mistakes in it as I only made a quick translation, sorry for that):
Clijsters not to the US Open
En on Monday she’ll also lose her second place on the world ranking list
Kim Clijsters won’t go to the US Open. After a check up with the doctor yesterday, they decided not to take any risks. The return of the Belgian is now planned for the WTA-tournament in Hasselt at the end of September.
On March the 11th Kim Clijsters got a wrist injury. That injury kept causing trouble and a couple of months ago a surgery was necessary. Ten days ago they hoped that she still would be able to participate to the US Open, that starts end August.
“But, she won’t make it”, says coach Marc De Hous. “The doctors didn’t want to take any risks”, says the coach, who’s contract recently was prolonged with one year. “Otherwise it could be over with her doublehanded backhand, or even with her career. Kim is still too young to gamble on this.”
Meanwhile she has to hand over her second place on the world-ranking list. Amélie Mauresmo will certainly jump over her, and if Lindsay Davenport reaches the final in San Diego, the American will pass both to the second place and Clijsters will become number 4.
COME ON KIM!
Thanks for everything Kim!!!