Clijsters pulls out of Paris event

Brussels - World No 4 Kim Clijsters has pulled out of next week's Open Gaz de France in Paris due to a hip injury but still expects to participate in the Diamond Games event on home turf.

"I have been to the hospital for a check up and the analysis was that I am currently suffering from a strain injury," she said on her website.

"I've been advised to rest and am therefore forced to cancel my Paris tournament.

"I would otherwise jeopardise my participation in Antwerp and I certainly want to avoid that," said the 23-year-old.

Clijsters, who has said she will quit this year, lost in the Australian Open semifinal to Maria Sharapova.

The Diamond Games in Antwerp will be Clijsters's final tournament in Belgium.


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