Defending champion Clijsters withdraws from US Open
Date published :
19 Aug 2011 - 17:00:09
Defending champion Kim Clijsters withdrew from the US Open on Friday because of a stomach muscle injury.
"Unfortunately, I will not be able to defend my US Open title this year because of a stomach muscle injury (left rectus abdominus strain)," said the Belgian, who was also champion in 2009.
"Two weeks of rehab was not enough to heal this injury. Obviously I?m very disappointed. I trained very hard this summer and felt in a good shape to play the US Open."