Clijsters doubtful for French Open

Kim Clijsters injured her ankle at her cousin’s wedding. (AFP)

World number two Kim Clijsters is a major doubt for the French Open next month after injuring her ankle at her cousin’s wedding.

The Belgian, twice a finalist at Roland Garros, was already facing four weeks out due to a painful shoulder and wrist.
“Kim has injured her ankle. She won’t be able to compete for four to six weeks. Her participation in the French Open is no longer certain,” a statement said on her website ( on Sunday.
“At the wedding party of her cousin Tim, Kim injured her ankle severely. The consequences are rather dire. Kim’s ankle is now completely immobilised and she cannot use her foot for a few days.”
The French Open, which starts in six weeks, is already without former world number one and 13-times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams after she also suffered serious injury off the court last July.
American Williams has been sidelined since cutting her foot on broken glass at a restaurant in Germany. She has had two operations on her foot and recently suffered a pulmonary embolism.
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