Citizen Watches Ambassador Kim Clijsters Misses Wimbledon
Released on: June 22, 2011, 6:20 am
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Citizen watches ambassador Kim Clijsters has confirmed that
she will miss this year’s Wimbledon tournament.
The injury is the second suffered this year by Clijsters, after the first prevented
her from playing in this year’s French Open. Clijsters sustained the new injury
during her match against Romina Oprandi at the UNICEF Open in the Netherlands.
During the match, she skidded on the grass court and fell, twisting her right ankle
which resulted in severe bruising and a tendon injury. The new injury is unrelated
to her previous ankle problem and it is thought it could not have been prevented by
the application of ankle tape.
The Citizen watches ambassador has been ordered to rest and will resume training in a month’s time to
enable her to take part in this summer’s major US events such as the US Open, which
takes place in late August. The event features Clijsters’ major sponsor Citizen
watches as the official timekeeper.
Earlier this season, the player had to take time off to recover from shoulder and
wrist injuries sustained as a result of the WTA tournament in Miami at the end of
March. In early April, she injured her ankle whilst attending the wedding party of a
cousin. She returned to the courts at the French Open but her lack of competitive
play and training activity showed and she was ousted in the second round by the
Dutch player Arantxa Rux, currently ranked 114th in the professional standings, 112
places below Clijsters.
Clijster has so far reached four Grand Slam finals and has won 34 singles titles in
her career. She has also won 9 doubles titles with her partner, Japanese player Ai
Sugiyama. She retired from the sport in 2007, playing her last tournament in Warsaw.
Kim returned to the game in March 2009 initially aiming to participate in exhibition
tournaments but returned to competitive tennis in August 2009. A few weeks later she
returned to the US Open, the tournament she won in 2005.
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