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2006-08-17 16:44:10

By Darren Ennis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Kim Clijsters is unlikely to defend her U.S. Open title later this month because of a wrist injury. The world number two underwent an MRI scan on her injury-prone left wrist on Thursday and is expected to be sidelined for at least two months, a statement on her Web site said. "Kim is completely disillusioned," the statement said. "She will definitely not play any tennis next week and will most likely be out of action for the following two...

2006-08-17 14:54:34

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Kim Clijsters is unlikely to defend her U.S. Open title later this month because of a wrist injury. The world number two underwent an MRI scan on the wrist on Thursday after picking up the injury at the Montreal Cup and is expected to be sidelined for at least two months, a statement on her Web site said. Clijsters may also miss out on representing Belgium in next month's Fed Cup final against Italy. "Kim is completely disillusioned," the statement said. "She...

2006-08-17 14:26:36

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Kim Clijsters is unlikely to defend her U.S. Open title later this month because of a wrist injury. The world number two underwent an MRI scan on the wrist on Thursday after picking up the injury at the Montreal Cup and is expected to be sidelined for at least two months, she said in a statement on her Web site. Clijsters may also miss out on representing Belgium in next month's Fed Cup final against Italy.

2006-08-16 23:24:20

By Roger Lajoie MONTREAL (Reuters) - Seven seeds missed out on the chance to benefit from Kim Clijster's premature withdrawal from the Rogers Cup as unsung players hogged the limelight in second-round action Wednesday. Clijsters, the world number two and defending champion in Montreal, was forced to withdraw after suffering a wrist injury while leading Canadian wildcard Stephanie Dubois 6-1 2-3 less than two weeks before she is due to start the defense of her Flushing Meadows...

2006-08-16 23:20:59

MONTREAL (Reuters) - U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters has pulled out of the Rogers Cup event in Montreal with a wrist injury less than two weeks before she was due to open the defense of her title in New York. The world number two, who battled back from a career-threatening wrist injury last year, retired while leading Canadian wildcard Stephanie Dubois 6-1 2-3 in her second-round match on Wednesday. "I'm going to have an MRI done Thursday and see what the doctors say," top-seeded...

2006-08-16 21:46:34

MONTREAL (Reuters) - World number two Kim Clijsters has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup event in Montreal with a wrist injury, the tournament's website said. Less than two weeks before the Belgian starts the defense of her U.S. Open crown, Clijsters retired while leading Canada's Stephanie Dubois 6-1 2-3 in her second-round match on Wednesday. Clijsters, the defending champion in Montreal, called for the trainer when she was leading the second set 2-1 but when she fell in game six she...

2006-08-15 23:03:53

By Roger Lajoie MONTREAL (Reuters) - Former world number one Martina Hingis rallied from a second-set deficit to defeat Italy's Mara Santangelo 7-5 7-6 in the second round of the Rogers Cup on Tuesday. Hingis, the seventh seed, trailed 4-1 in the second set, but managed to break back twice to get back in the set before finally prevailing in the tie-breaker to move into the third round. One of eight players to get a first-round bye, the Swiss was obviously comfortable playing in an...

2006-08-15 21:56:11

By Roger Lajoie MONTREAL (Reuters) - Former world number one Martina Hingis rallied from a second-set deficit to defeat Italy's Mara Santangelo 7-5 7-6 in the second round of the Rogers Cup on Tuesday. Hingis, the seventh seed, trailed 4-1 in the second set, but managed to break back twice to get back in the set before finally prevailing in the tie-breaker to move into the third round. One of eight players to get a first-round bye, the Swiss was obviously comfortable playing in an...

2006-08-06 21:00:54

By Matthew Cronin SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Reuters) - Maria Sharapova shocked top seed Kim Clijsters 7-5 7-5 to win the Acura Classic on Sunday. In grabbing her first title on North American summer hard courts, Sharapova took down reigning U.S. Open champion Clijsters for the first time in five meetings. "I hung in there during some amazing points in the second set," said the second-seeded Russian. "I had lost to her four times in a row, so I thought this might be my lucky day. It's...

2006-08-05 18:42:28

By Matthew Cronin SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Second seed Maria Sharapova stormed into her first Acura Classic final with a hard-fought 7-5 6-4 victory over Patty Schnyder on Saturday. Sharapova moved well, played consistent tennis and served superbly to reach her first WTA tour final since March in a match lasting one hour 39 minutes. "Each point she 100 percent focused and never gives you a breath," Schnyder told reporters. "She hits a lot of winners and is a really complete player....