Clijsters skips Rome but hopes to make French Open

Updated: May 05, 2011, 18:27 PM IST

Brussels: Kim Clijsters is focusing solely on trying to get fit for the French Open starting on May 22 and will not play next week`s Rome international or any tournament before Paris, the Belgian said on her blog.

The world number two is still a doubt for Roland Garros after injuring her ankle at her cousin`s wedding last month.

Clijsters, twice a finalist in Paris, was already struggling with a painful shoulder and wrist.

"I have been able to pick up a tennis racket in my hands for the first time in five weeks," she wrote on

"We are taking it day by day. I will not in any case play any tournament in May. We will focus on being ready for Roland Garros. I can only say that we hope everything goes well and that I have trained sufficiently to be in Paris."

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