Clijsters pulls out of Wimbledon with foot injury

Updated: 15 June 2011 20:07 IST

Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a foot injury.

Clijsters pulls out of Wimbledon with foot injury
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Wimbledon:

Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a foot injury.

The second-ranked Belgian, who was seeded No. 2 on Wednesday, said she had to pull out of the grass-court Grand Slam after re-injuring her right foot at the Unicef Open in the Netherlands on Tuesday.

Clijsters says "at this moment I feel frustrated that it has to happen now before one of my favorite tournaments. I've always enjoyed being a part of the Wimbledon atmosphere but I have no other choice now but to rest, recover and to not play tennis for a few weeks."

The two-time U.S. Open winner hurt her right ankle in April while dancing barefoot at her cousin's wedding. She played at the French Open but lost in the second round.

Topics : Tennis Kim Clijsters Wimbledon 2011
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