Kim Clijsters have now officially withdrawn from the French Open. Clijsters withdrew because of a foot injury she suffered during Fed Cup last month.
A CT scan today revealed the injury was healing, but fluid is still building up around her ankle and she has opted to miss the second grand slam of the year and end her clay-court season.
“It’s really a shame to give up on Roland Garros. Paris is so close I always feel a little at home. And that’s where I played my first grand slam final. But the foot pain forces me to throw in the towel.”
Clijsters has been replaced by Stephanie Dubois in the main draw.
Tournament officials at Roland Garros also announced on Friday that Sania Mirza, Urszula Radwanska, Anna-Lena Groenefeld, and Sabine Lisicki have also withdrawn.
They will be replaced by Katie O’Brien, Anne Keothavong, Ekateryna Bychkova, and Johanna Larsson.