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Henin out for the rest of the season, Ivanovic’s recovery progresses well

Justine HeninAna Ivanovic
Justine Henin has announced that her 2010 tennis season is over, although she expects to resume practicing in October. The Belgian still needs time to recover from the elbow injury she sustained in the fourth round of Wimbledon in July. The former world No.1 is scheduled to play the Hopman Cup which begins on January 1st.

Luckily, the ankle strain Ana Ivanovic so unfortunately sustained in the Cincinnati semifinals is healing well. Here’s what she wrote in her new blog entry:

I had almost non-stop icing for two days, to prevent swelling. My ankle has reacted quite well to the treatment and I still hope to play in New Haven next week. It’s going to be touch and go, but fingers crossed.

Also, Ivanovic gave praise to Kim Clijsters, her opponent in the semifinal, who visitied Ana at the doctor’s to see how she was.

Not only was she very sympathetic after the match but the next day, as she was preparing for the final and I was seeing the doctor again, she came to me again to show her support. It’s rare in tennis to see this kind of generosity and it meant a lot.

(photos: © Neal Trousdale)

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7 thoughts on “Henin out for the rest of the season, Ivanovic’s recovery progresses well

  1. Maja J

    Sorry for Justine, glad that Ana's ankle healing is going well. Bravo Kim – that girl show once again such a good person she is.

  2. marine

    Poor Justine, I was looking forward to watching her at the US Open. At least Ivanovic will be OK soon. Kim seems to be quite a sympathetic person.

  3. Francesca

    I'm sorry for Justin and I hope Ana's small accident not stop her winning streak… Kim looks really nice person!! :)

  4. fyoto

    its not like Ana is going to do well at the Open,she will lose to a pusher in the early rounds.She won a fluke slam and might never win another anytime soon.I noticed she has stopped fist pumping all over the place.

  5. marine

    Ana will be fine. Her confidence is coming back and it shows on the way she plays. I watched her matches in Cincy and she was amazing. Ajde, Ana.

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