Brussels: Kim Clijsters has a torn hip muscle and will have to recover for four weeks before making a return in Madrid in May.
Kim Clijsters has a torn hip muscle and will have to recover for four weeks before making a return in Madrid in May. Mark Blinch/Reuters
A statement from her management company on Wednesday said that she had been troubled with hip pains during the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida, over the weekend, where she lost to Belgian compatriot Yanina Wickmayer in straight sets.
Tests “have shown the presence of a small torn muscle” in her right hip, the statement said. She hopes to be back for the Madrid Open, which starts 5 May.
Clijsters has said she plans to retire after the summer, hoping to highlight her year with a good showing at the London Olympics.
Firstpost encourages open discussion and debate, but please adhere to the rules below, before posting. Comments that are found to be in violation of any one or more of the guidelines will be automatically deleted:
Personal attacks/name calling will not be tolerated. This applies to comments directed at the author, other commenters and other politicians/public figures
Please do not post comments that target a specific community, caste, nationality or religion.
While you do not have to use your real name, any commenters using any Firstpost writer's name will be deleted, and the commenter banned from participating in any future discussions.
Comments will be moderated for abusive and offensive language.