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2011 US Open: Women’s Preview

2011 US Open: Women’s Preview

Steve Flink and Brian Clark preview the Women’s tournament at the 2011 US Open. Watch as they discuss Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, and many more.

WATCH THE 2011 US OPEN!
For live streaming, previews, results, recaps & more, go to:
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/interactive/video/live.html

Broadcasted also on CBS, ESPN2 & Tennis Channel

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Clijsters Out Of US Open

Kim Clijsters the Women's singles champion of ...

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Two-time defending champion Kim Clijsters has pulled out of the US Open due to an injyury.  Clijsters will skip US Open due to stomach muscle injury.

Clijters statement (courtesy of wta.com):

“Unfortunately, I will not be able to defend my US Open title this year because of a stomach muscle injury,” the 28-year-old commented. “Two weeks of rehab was not enough to heal this injury. Obviously I’m very disappointed. I trained very hard this summer and felt in a good shape to play the US Open.

“Now there is nothing else I can do than to rest and have treatment every day. If a gradual approach is not taken, I will relapse in the same injury, and therefore I have also no other possibility than to withdraw from Tokyo and Beijing.”

US OPEN SERIES STANDINGS

Defending Champ Kim Clijster Set To Defend Title

This years US Open will be very interesting.  Defending champion Kim Clijsters just may be the front-runner, with an chance to win her third consecutive US Open title.  “I’m positive, I feel that physically I’m probably in the best shape that I’ve ever been in.” Clijsters said during a recent interview.

Also in the field, after missing nearly a year of competition and an early Wimbledon exit, is three-time champion Serena Williams.  Williams won the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California last week.  2011 French Open champion Li Na should make some noise as well as Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.  Let’s not forget world #1 Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams, Franchesca Schiavone and Maria Sharapova, runner-up at this year’s Wimbledon.

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The USTA announced that 97 of the top 100 women, including two-time defending US Open champion and reigning Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters, and fellow 2011 Grand Slam singles champions Li Na and Petra Kvitova, are entered in the women’s singles field for the 2011 US Open Tennis Championships.  Clijsters, Li and Kvitova will be joined in the field by former US Open champions Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Maria Sharapova. In all, 37 different countries are represented in the women’s field.

Serena Williams, who won the US Open in 1999, 2002 and 2008, utilized a special ranking to gain entry into the field after missing nearly an entire year of competition due to injury. Alona Bondarenko also gained entry via a special ranking.

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