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)