After injuring her elbow in a spill during her Monday fourth round match against Kim Clijsters, former World No. 1 Justine Henin has announced that she’s withdrawing from all North American summer events including the U.S. Open.
In a statement on her website, Henin sais she suffered a “ligament partial fracture at the right elbow”. She added, “I regret to announce you that I can’t unfortunately play in Best of Belgium this July 8th. … This injury will keep me away from the courts during a rough period of 2 months with the consequence the withdrawal of my US round included Us Open.”
Henin said that she will undergo further examinations on her elbow in four weeks. The 7-time Slam winner was scheduled to play against rival Kim Clijsters in a July 8th exhibition in Belgian in front of over 30,000 fans. She will now be replaced by another World No. 1, Serena Williams.
Clijsters tweeted earlier today, “Justine is injured! I am not sure what happened to her but she withdrew from a few tournaments in the states. … Serena has never played in Belgium :-) it will be a great evening!”
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