Clijsters out

MADRID - Kim Clijsters has pulled out of next week's Madrid Open after picking up a foot injury in Belgium's Fed Cup playoff against Estonia last week, organisers said yesterday.

MADRID - Kim Clijsters has pulled out of next week's Madrid Open after picking up a foot injury in Belgium's Fed Cup playoff against Estonia last week, organisers said yesterday.

The former world No 1 and US Open champion has returned to Belgium for treatment and could be doubtful for the French Open, which starts on May 23.

Clijsters played her first clay tournament in three years at Marbella last month after a break from the game during which she gave birth to her daughter Jada. She was knocked out by a qualifier in the second round. - Reuters

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