Clijsters pulls out of Miami, Charleston tourneys

MIAMI — 4-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters withdrew Sunday from upcoming tournaments in Miami and Charleston, a setback in her comeback following proper knee surgical procedure and a bout with COVID-19.

Clijsters’ return to the WTA Tour in 2020 after a seven-year hiatus was interrupted by the pandemic. She underwent knee surgical procedure in October and got here down with a gentle case of the virus in January.

“I’ve had an intensive few weeks of coaching,” Clijsters, 37, stated on Twitter. “Sadly I’m not the place I have to be, particularly if I need to compete with the very best. I am not able to stop. I’ll hold pushing and see what’s potential.”

Clijsters stated she plans to bear three to 6 weeks of ache administration therapy after which make selections relating to her schedule.

The Miami Open begins March 23, and the Charleston event begins on April 5.

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