Monday, April 11, 2011

Kim Clijsters in serious doubt for French Open.

Kim Clijsters' participation in the French Open is in serious doubt after she injured her ankle at a wedding.

The Australian Open champion was on a break with shoulder and wrist problems when she severely strained medial and lateral ligaments in her right ankle.

She also tore the capsule of the ankle joint, and sustained both a haematoma and torn tendon sheath.

A statement on her website said: "Kim's presence in Paris is very uncertain. Her ankle is completely immobilised."

The French Open starts on 22 May, in exactly six weeks, and Clijsters' website stated: "Kim faces a recovery of at least four to six weeks."

The world number two's last competitive match was on 31 March, when she lost to the in-form Victoria Azarenka in the quarter-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

Shortly after her exit from that event, the 27-year-old announced she would be out for a month to deal with shoulder and wrist problems, but her initial plans to return at the Italian Open in Rome in May will have to be revised.

Clijsters has twice been a losing finalist at the French Open, in 2001 and 2003. Last year an ankle injury forced her to miss the tournament.


caps321 said...

Saw this posted on facebook:

Anya Chakvetadze
Hi Everyone :) I started practicing last week in Moscow, Everything is fine, Well Rested . Just happy to be practicing again and looking forward to playing tournaments . I'm already here in stuttgart practicing on clay ;) since its indoors also, just want to get use to the condition. Thank You all for the warm messages and it's always nice to be back . Love Lots Anna

caps321 said...

I'm liking the new rankings this week.

Vesnina, Elena - Current - 45, Previous 56.

Mirza, Sania - Current - 73, Previous 90.

McHale, Christina - Current - 82, Previous 97.

Carlos said...

Is good to hear Lickitongue is back on track. Thanks for the info.

Now you got me checking the rankings. Divapova back in the top ten, that is an over rated ranking for her. Angry Bird cracking the top five. The players that you mention were the ones with the biggest jumps in the rankings everyone else seems to be the same or around the their previous ranking. Dinara now ranked at #75.

Emily or as Carlos likes to call me "Captain" said...

Thanks for the info on Lickitongue caps321!

Not many changes to the ranking, however a few big ones. Talking about stupid ranking changes, not only Divapova in top 10, but Serena moving up two places to get into top 10, what a joke! She hasn't played for 10 months, it points out the rankings are very clearly flawed!

Carlos said...

I remember a quote from Pete Sampras in the 90s "The way the ranking system is set up someone can be dead and still be ranked number one", haha.

Off topic, I noticed The Big Stuffed Bunny had a nose job, don't tell her this but she looks horrible. She now joins the nose job club: Divapova, JJ, Dani, and T.F.P. Imbecile.

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