Blue HC-GOAT Kim Clijsters out of USO '11 due to injury
NEW YORK, NY, USA - Due to a left abdominal injury she suffered in Toronto last week, Kim Clijsters has withdrawn from the upcoming US Open, where she has won three times - 2005, 2009 and 2010. She is currently ranked No.3.
"Unfortunately, I will not be able to defend my US Open title this year because of a stomach muscle injury," the 28-year-old commented. "Two weeks of rehab was not enough to heal this injury. Obviously I'm very disappointed. I trained very hard this summer and felt in a good shape to play the US Open.
"Now there is nothing else I can do than to rest and have treatment every day. If a gradual approach is not taken, I will relapse in the same injury, and therefore I have also no other possibility than to withdraw from Tokyo and Beijing."
Clijsters is a four-time Grand Slam champion, winning the aforementioned three US Open titles as well as the Australian Open title earlier this year.