The pain from the ankle injury is still present, but Kim Clijsters‘ determination is overpowering it, and the Belgian has confirmed her participation at the 2011 French Open.
The advantage is that I still have the spirit of the past Grand Slam tournaments. If I play well, I can win. Attitude is very important, even though the situation is physically very different.
The second-ranked Clijsters sustained the injury at her cousin’s wedding in April and hasn’t played competitive tennis since. She resumed training earlier this month and the French Open will be her first event after the injury. However, we shouldn’t worry for Clijsters, she’s a master of comebacks.
Everything is going well. I am hitting the ball well. I still feel a little bit of pain in the ankle, but I have a tight bandage on it and that helps me.
In 2001 and 2003 Clijsters played the final of Roland Garros. The first one she lost to Jennifer Capriati and the second to Justine Henin. (photo: sr_cranks)