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Foot_Fault
May 12th, 2004, 11:41 PM
Found this article...we knew about Kim, here are some replacements.
SOURCE: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4961969/
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Clijsters, Fish, Kafelnikov out of French
Belgian, U.S., Russian stars suffering from injuries

The Associated Press
Updated: 2:56 p.m. ET May 12, 2004

PARIS - Kim Clijsters withdrew from the French Open because of a lingering left wrist injury.

In a brief statement, the tournament said Wednesday the Belgian’s spot in the draw will go to Catalina Castano of Colombia.

Clijsters was the French Open runner-up in 2001 and 2003.

Other withdrawals announced Wednesday: 1996 French Open champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov and U.S. Davis Cup player Mardy Fish.

Kafelnikov, who is semiretired, will be replaced in the field by two-time Roland Garros finalist Alex Corretja, and Fish’s spot goes to Greg Rusedski.

Clijsters’ injury was first diagnosed two months ago as a stress reaction. Later, a half-inch tear was found in her left wrist. The former No. 1-ranked player is right-handed but uses a two-fisted backhand.

On Friday, Clijsters’ Web site said she would pull out of the year’s second Grand Slam tournament, which starts May 24. Her coach told a Belgian radio station she needs to take five weeks off.

Other players who pulled out of the French Open earlier: Paul-Henri Mathieu of France, Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, Rafael Nadal of Spain, Iroda Tulyaganova of Uzbekistan, and Alina Jidkova of Russia.

2004 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Berlin_Calling
May 12th, 2004, 11:47 PM
What is wrong with Rafael?!?! :sad::sad:

Hopefully Alex can do well this year! :bounce:

Iroda :(:(

tenn_ace
May 12th, 2004, 11:57 PM
Alina?! this is the first I heard. What has happened to her? :sad:

SerenaSlam
May 13th, 2004, 12:05 AM
What is wrong with Rafael?!?! :sad::sad:

Hopefully Alex can do well this year! :bounce:

Iroda :(:(
iroda is having reduction surgery :)

charmedRic
May 13th, 2004, 12:07 AM
Rafael broke something....I think either foot or ankle.

Snuffkin
May 13th, 2004, 12:07 AM
What is wrong with Rafael?!?! :sad::sad:

He's done some damage to his foot, possibly broken it. He's also out of the Olympics.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/3644351.stm

Get well soon to all injured players.

Berlin_Calling
May 13th, 2004, 12:44 AM
He's done some damage to his foot, possibly broken it. He's also out of the Olympics.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/3644351.stm

Get well soon to all injured players.
:sad::sad:

Second year out of RG also. Coulda made big noise this year :(

Cariaoke
May 13th, 2004, 12:48 AM
OMG @ Rafael, Mardy and Iroda. :sad: :sad:

Get well soon @ all in the infirmary! :hug:

Kart
May 13th, 2004, 12:50 AM
LOL at Kafelnikov in the headline. Semi-retired is a bit of an understatement - has he even played a match this year ?

Martian KC
May 13th, 2004, 12:50 AM
An opportunity for you Alex!:woohoo:

rated_next
May 13th, 2004, 01:13 AM
Alina :confused: -- maybe they meant Lina instead

TheBoiledEgg
May 13th, 2004, 03:37 AM
thats what i think its meant to be as well.

Alina :confused:

*JR*
May 13th, 2004, 03:53 AM
As Venus won't be fully healed by then, I doubt she wants to risk an early upset (or aggravate the ankle B4 Wimby). I don't expect her Back B4 Eastbourne.

Vut
May 13th, 2004, 04:05 PM
:sad: Kim

Experimentee
May 13th, 2004, 04:18 PM
Kafelnikov is retired, not just semi :lol:

I hope Venus' ankle will be better by RG.

Daniel
May 14th, 2004, 09:05 AM
Monica Seles is out!! :sad:

SM
May 14th, 2004, 11:41 AM
monica :sad: ...ive barely watched any tennis and lost alot of interest wout her..i wa s looking forward to the french :sad:

Paneru
May 14th, 2004, 12:07 PM
As Venus won't be fully healed by then, I doubt she wants to risk an early upset (or aggravate the ankle B4 Wimby). I don't expect her Back B4 Eastbourne.

Q. Do you think that Venus will be in Roland Garros or not?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, definitely. She's looking forward to playing. I don't think anything could keep her away.

I think her ankle will be fine and she only has 4th rd pts.
to defend. I think she'll definitely be there.

SpikeyAidanm
May 14th, 2004, 12:21 PM
:crying2:

jrm
May 14th, 2004, 01:18 PM
Monica pulling out was just a matter of question - any news why?

Paneru
May 14th, 2004, 01:22 PM
Monica pulling out was just a matter of question - any news why?

She doesn't feel she's in good enough shape to compete
and I'm not sure what's up with the foot.

Foot_Fault
May 14th, 2004, 03:47 PM
MONICA.. :sad:

sprem
May 14th, 2004, 03:49 PM
What about Ashley Harkleroad is she out too?, She hasn't play any warm up tournament. She has not play since Charleston.

Foot_Fault
May 14th, 2004, 03:56 PM
Don't know about Ashely....thats not good...:(

ghosts
May 14th, 2004, 04:02 PM
Kim :sad:

Foot_Fault
May 17th, 2004, 05:01 PM
Injured Blake, El Aynaoui pull out of French Open
May 17, 2004

PARIS (AP) -- James Blake (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/29/) and Younes El Aynaoui (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/6/) pulled out of the French Open on Monday because of injuries.

Blake hurt his neck and spine in a freak accident while practicing in Rome this month after losing at the Italian Open. The American fell while racing to a drop shot and slammed into the net post.

Morocco's El Aynaoui has a right foot injury and probably will have surgery soon, French Open spokesman Christophe Proust said. El Aynaoui pulled out of the Australian Open in January and hasn't played in a tournament since.

[/url][url="http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/292/"]Harel Levy (http://rd.yahoo.com/SIG=129dk3hma/M=220133.4911822.6077891.1414694/D=sports/S=95862560:LREC/EXP=1084895820/A=2137930/R=2/id=noscript/SIG=11a7ci7a6/*http://www.travelocity.com/?Service=YHOT) of Israel and Christophe Rochus (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/263/) of Belgium were given spots in Friday's draw.

The tournament, where play starts next Monday, also announced that the final wild-card invitations were given to Frenchmen Julien Boutter (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/293/), Jean-Rene Lisnard (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/240/) and Stephane Robert.

Earlier this month, 2001 and 2003 French Open runner-up Kim Clijsters (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/49/) pulled out because of tendinitis in her left wrist, while Mardy Fish (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/353/) withdrew with a hip injury.

Other withdrawals include: Paul-Henri Mathieu (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/362/), Jarkko Nieminen (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/13/), Rafael Nadal (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/599/), Iroda Tulyaganova (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/163/) and Amanda Coetzer (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/137/).

Defending French Open champions Juan Carlos Ferrero (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/38/) and Justine Henin-Hardenne (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/319/) were sidelined recently but are expected to play.

Updated on Monday, May 17, 2004

PointBlank
May 17th, 2004, 05:07 PM
Amanda :sad:

Harol in MD :woohoo:

Foot_Fault
May 17th, 2004, 05:12 PM
Poor James and Amanda. and Younes:sad:

Cariaoke
May 17th, 2004, 05:14 PM
*sigh* @ James and Younes... :sad:

Foot_Fault
May 17th, 2004, 05:16 PM
I forgot about Mardy Fish :sad:

jimbo mack
May 17th, 2004, 05:16 PM
alina jidkova MUST be playing, she's just qualified for vienna!? :confused:

propi
May 17th, 2004, 05:19 PM
New addition, probably Marta Marrero will miss it as well thanks to an injury in qualis yesterday :fiery:

LiliaLee-Frazier
May 17th, 2004, 06:44 PM
thats what i think its meant to be as well.

Alina :confused: yeah...is the ALINA thing correct >? She is even playing now in a warm up..maybe they got her confused with another russian with a similar name ...imagine that!! :lol: ;)