Kim Clijsters can miss out on the possibility to protect her US Open title later this month after retiring in her Rogers Cup clash with Zheng Jie.
The Belgian was a set up when she withdrew with a stomach trouble.
She said when asked concerning her viewpoints for Flushing Meadows, “I still have a few weeks until then so will try to do everything to obviously be ready.”
Serena Williams had no problems moving ahead, lessening past Alona Bondarenko 6-0 6-3 in only 46 minutes.
Williams will currently face Julia Georges of Germany in round two in Toronto, with Zheng awaiting the champion in the third round following her unanticipated development.
Clijsters was leading 6-3 1-2 when she pulled out, displaying some uneasiness after hitting a forehand, and she afterward revealed she felt pain in her stomach during the preparation and had it taped prior to the competition.
She further said, “During the match it just felt like it went worse.”
I already had an ultrasound here on site and I have a partial tear in my left stomach muscle and a little bit of blood.”
It was her first competition since returning from a foot injury experienced in Holland in June which forced her to neglect Wimbledon, and currently faces a race to be fit for the US Open, which begins on 29 of August.
Williams, is feeling affirmative of her probability of being in peak status in New York.
Clijsters is playing in only her fourth tournament back after missing closely a year through damage and illness, although powered past Bondarenko in a comfortable style, losing only four points in her first-set stroll.
“I would hate to be Grand Slam-ready right now, seeing as how the US Open is not right now, so I’ll try to peak at the right time,” she said.
“I want to get better on a few things. I definitely want to try and continue to do more and play harder. I am so happy to be back and every match is so fun for me. I just really enjoy it.”