World No. 2 Kim Clijsters has withdrawn from Wimbledon citing a foot injury. The former No. 1 injured her ankle in a freak wedding accident in April. Since then, the former No. 1 has only played two tournaments losing in the first round at the French Open and yesterday in Rosmalen.
“I’m very very disappointed to have to withdraw from Wimbledon after injuring my foot again at the tournament in ‘S Hertogenbosch,” Clijsters said in a statement released by Wimbledon. “At this moment I feel frustrated that it has to happen now before one of my favourite tournaments. I’ve always enjoyed being a part of the Wimbledon atmosphere but I have no other choice now but to rest, recover and to not play tennis for a few weeks.”
Also pulling out was Sam Querrey and Benjamin Becker who both withdrew with elbow injuries.
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