Kim Clijsters may miss the French Open due to a foot injury. Clijsters beat Maret Ani 6-4, 6-2 Saturday despite discomfort in the foot. The bruising got more painful overnight, forcing her to pull out of Sunday’s second match. Tests at a hospital showed the muscle tear in her foot.
She will use crutches for a few days to give her foot a chance to heal. It was unclear when she could resume full training. The French Open at Roland Garros starts in four weeks, on May 23, and Clijsters is hoping that intensive treatment will shorten the six-week rehabilitation period.