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Kim Clijsters pulls out of US Open tuneup with belly harm

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Kim Clijsters

4-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters withdrew from the Western & Southern Open on Friday due to an belly harm she needs to relaxation earlier than the U.S. Open.

The 37-year-old Belgian already is a member of the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame and got here out of retirement this 12 months.

The U.S. Open, which begins Aug. 31, can be her first Grand Slam match since she competed at Flushing Meadows in 2012, dropping within the second spherical.

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The Western & Southern Open begins Saturday in New York, on the identical web site used for the U.S. Open. The hard-court tuneup usually is held in Cincinnati however was moved this 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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“I’ve nice reminiscences from enjoying in Cincinnati and was wanting ahead to being part of the occasion this 12 months,” Clijsters mentioned. “It’s disappointing to should withdraw, however after discussions with medical and my workforce, I would like slightly extra restoration time.”

Clijsters mentioned she is going to stay within the “bubble” arrange by the U.S. Tennis Affiliation for the 2 tournaments and “proceed to arrange with my workforce.”

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Clijsters was once ranked No. 1 and gained the singles championships on the U.S. Open in 2005, 2009 and 2010, together with one other Grand Slam singles trophy on the Australian Open in 2011.

She was given wild-card invites by the USTA for each the singles and doubles occasions on the U.S. Open.

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