Clijsters hopes to return to action soon

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

Former No. 1 Kim Clijsters hopes to return to action at the end of the month after missing most of the season with a left wrist injury.

New York:

Former No. 1 Kim Clijsters hopes to return to action at the end of the month after missing most of the season with a left wrist injury. She would like to be healthy enough to play at the Gaz de France Stars tournament, which starts on September 27 in her native Belgium. "I'll try. Hopefully," Clijsters said yesterday in the players' lounge at the US Open after watching fiancée Lleyton Hewitt beat Karol Beck 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals. Clijsters was the runner-up at the 2003 French Open and US Open, briefly rising to the top of the rankings, and also reached the final of the 2004 Australian Open. But she's had problems with her left wrist since March and has not played competitively since early May, skipping the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open. Clijsters, who's right-handed but uses a two-fisted backhand, had surgery in June. (AP)

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