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Clijsters a ? for Filderstadt - #1 up for grabs

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BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Kim Clijsters' sprained ankle could force her to miss next week's tournament in Filderstadt, Germany, an event where Justine Henin-Hardenne can overtake her for the No. 1 ranking.

Clijsters will play with a taped ankle for the rest of the season, she said on her Web site Monday. She sprained her right ankle at the Sparkassen Cup in Leipzig, Germany, and quit during Saturday's semifinal against Anastasia Myskina.

If Clijsters does not play in Filderstadt, Belgian countrywoman Henin-Hardenne could become No. 1 by reaching the final. Clijsters won in Filderstadt last year.

Clijsters needs to rest several more days before resuming light training.

``A new assessment will then have to show how bad the injury is,'' she said. ``I can only hope my participation in the Filderstadt tournament is not in danger.''

Clijsters leads the WTA rankings with 6,579 points, with Henin-Hardenne at 6,291. Henin-Hardenne could become the third No. 1 this season, after Serena Williams yielded the top spot to Clijsters because of knee surgery in August.

Clijsters is the first No. 1 player without a Grand Slam title. Henin-Hardenne won this year's French Open and U.S. Open.
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Season finished for Kim??
'Kim and her entourage are smart enough to not take any risks. So I think they'll decide her season is over.' Orthopedic surgeon, Bruno Willems from Hasselt, specialised in sports injury's, was clear. 'I've seen the images on tv. Kim wasn't able to walk properly (normally) after she sprained her ankle. Even with a sprained ankle in the best 'case', she'll have to have a minimum rest of 10-14 days. So IMO, the tournament in Filderstadt will be to soon.'

Then they have the complete yahoo article translated, as Kim hasn't talked formally to the press.

Doctor Willems has seen a lot of sportsmen and women in his practice. A lot of footballplayers have been on his table. 'It rarely happens people have THAT injury in THAT particular situation. But it also could have happened when your foot shoves from the lace of your shoe.'
There is no problem for the further carreer of Kim. 'Such an injury heals.
I don't think this injury will endager her splits in the future.'
Doctor Willems can't judge from a distance about the details of her injury: 'A lot depends on the internal bleeding and the swelling, they decide how serious the injury is. ...
On the question if this injury is a consequence of her extreme splits, he immediately tells: 'NO! There's nothing wrong with her grand écart. A lot of dancers do it ten thousands of times. For very flexible players, like Kim, there isn't any problem, even if she leans on the inner side of her feet. Probably she had it this time in Leipzig, because of the surface which was very rough. Maybe the splits will cause some arthrosis when she is older, but no serious injuries.'

I did my best, but this one was really difficult with all the technical stuff, but at least I hope you understand A TINY BIT!
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