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Clijsters to skip clay season

2012-04-17 19:43

Brussels - Kim Clijsters will skip the French Open and clay court season to focus on adapting to grass ahead of the London Olympics and Wimbledon.

The Belgian is recovering much slower than expected after tearing a hip muscle during the Sony Ericsson Open in Florida last month. She will only resume training in three weeks' time.

Clijsters said on Tuesday that "my current physical condition does not allow me to be ready for Roland Garros."

In her farewell season, Clijsters has always nominated the Olympics as her highlight and will now open her grasscourt campaign at the Rosmalen tournament in the Netherlands starting on June 17, one week before Wimbledon.

Tennis at the London Games at Wimbledon starts on July 28.

AP