Injured Henin Out of US Open, Will be Replaced by Serena in Belgian Exo Next Week
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!”
Also Check Out:
Serena v Henin: 2010 Australian Open Final Preview
Serena Williams Gives Henin Power Lesson for 12th Slam Title
WTA Championships Preview
Clijsters Saves Match Points, Tops Henin for Brisbane Title
Belgians Clijsters, Wickmayer Win WTA Titles During Week 1 of 2010