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Kim Clijsters out of US Open (confirmed)

Well, I guess now it´s for sure: Kim won´t be able to play this year at the US Open, this is such a pity and I hope she will come back soon.

This comes from her official website: http://www.kimclijsters.be/

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No US Open for Kim

31-07-2004

Kim's recovery from a tough wrist injury is progressing well. The muscle mass around the joint is still not what it used to be and that could be dangerous for a new injury. Therefore Kim decided to cancel for the US Open. She won't do so for Marc Dehous, for the cooperation has been prolonged for at least another year.

On Friday, Kim Clijsters returned from her visit to the doctor with good news. The left wrist has been healing well ever since the surgery. Only the muscle mass around the joint is still not the same as the right wrist. In the next few weeks exercises will focus on balancing the muscle mass.

All this makes Kim's participation for the US Open impossible. The chance for a new injury is too big with such a weak wrist. Especially getting up from her straddle would be problematic. Kim knows that she has to prevent herself from taking unnecessary risks during a tournament.

This means that Clijsters will be back in competition for the Gaz de France Stars, and this from 27 September in Hasselt. Both for her and the Belgian spectators definitely something to look for.

The cooperation with Kim's coach Marc Dehous has been prolonged with another year. Both sides were very enthusiastic and the new agreement will keep them together until August 2005.
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at least she'll be back for the fall
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Wise decision

See you in Hasselt
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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2004, 10:47 AM
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Oh.... I was sooo hoping to watch her play....
Well, it's good that she decided not to take any risks since her wrist isn't full healed yet....
Anyway, Get well soon, KIM!!!!

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She wouldn't have had a chance to win it anyways so better than to get humilated plus I would rather see her 100% then 70%
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poor kim, hope it heals real soon

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smart move kim!at least u have nothing to defend till next year cept the AO finals, but this prolonged break could help u after the dissapointing final losses!hopefully this makes u tougher!

go kim!

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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!

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Agghhrr. I had some silent hope she would be at the Open.
The good decision is that she has committed to play the Hasselt tournament till 2006, which means she will be around for at least two more seasons.

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Oh.... I was sooo hoping to watch her play....
Well, it's good that she decided not to take any risks since her wrist isn't full healed yet....
Anyway, Get well soon, KIM!!!!
Well, same here! Wice decision! Take care and come back stronger than ever!!!

See ya in Hasselt!

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Agghhrr. I had some silent hope she would be at the Open.
The good decision is that she has committed to play the Hasselt tournament till 2006, which means she will be around for at least two more seasons.
Fan-bloody-tastic! And lets hope they will be injury free seasons!

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I hope she wins Hasselt

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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2004, 01:25 PM
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she needs to stop dating Lleyton to avoid aggrivating her wrist injury.......lleyton could be wild in private.
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