Clijsters to play in Paris despite pain

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The Independent Online

kim clijsters will compete at the French Open having recovered from multiple injuries. Ahead of a Grand Slam tournament she is yet to win, the Belgian said she would play with her ankle taped but added that her shoulder and wrist injuries no longer impeded her.

Clijsters is a two-time runner-up in Paris and clay is considered her weakest surface. Until last week, Clijsters was considered doubtful having been sidelined since early April and only resumed on-court training two weeks ago. "Playing is going wonderful," she said. "I am not totally without pain, but the strong tape round my ankle gives me sufficient security."