Belgium's Kim Clijsters announced that she will bypass the clay court season, including the French Open, in the hope of recovering from a hip injury in time for Wimbledon and the Olympic Games.
The 28-year-old sustained the injury during a match in Miami last month.
"My current physical condition will not enable me to go to Roland Garros in optimal shape," Clijsters said in a statement.
"However, I cannot wait to begin the long period of preparation for the grass season, with Wimbledon and the Olympic Games my principal objectives."
Clijsters intends to make her return to action at the Rosmalen tournament in the Netherlands, which begins on June 17.
AFPTags: tennis, sport, belgium First posted April 18, 2012 06:21:03