's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands (Sports Network) - Kim Clijsters withdrew
from her scheduled semifinal match at the Unicef Open on Friday because of an
Urszula Radwanska was the Belgian star's opponent on Friday and will receive a
walkover into the final.
Clijsters apparently was hurt during her quarterfinal match against Francesca
Schiavone on Thursday.
"We went to the hospital in 's-Hertogenbosch, where an irregular fiber
structure has been established," said trainer Sam Verslegers in a statement on
Friday. "In view of Wimbledon we have made a safe decision."
Clijsters is headed to Wimbledon next week and has drawn Jelena Jankovic in
her first-round match at the All England Club.
"Some days of rest will encourage much, perhaps even full recovery," added
Verslegers. "I think she will be able to go at full force in a few days."
The four-time Grand Slam champion was playing her first tournament since a
third-round exit at the Sony Ericsson Open in March. She skipped the European
clay-court season, including the French Open, to prepare for the grass-court
campaign that includes Wimbledon and the Olympics.
Clijsters has said the 2012 season will be her last, as she intends to retire
after the U.S. Open later this summer.
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