http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news?slug=ap-henin-nousopenSeven-time Grand Slam champion Justine Henin says she will miss the U.S. Open after partially tearing a ligament in her right elbow during a fall at Wimbledon. Henin says Thursday on her website that the injury will keep her off the tour for about two months.
She says she’ll withdraw from the American hard-court circuit, including the U.S. Open, which she won in 2003 and 2007. The year’s last major tournament begins in New York on Aug. 30.
Henin took a tumble in the first set of her fourth-round loss to Kim Clijsters at Wimbledon on Monday.
Henin says she won’t play the “Best of Belgium” exhibition match in Brussels against Clijsters on July 8, but plans to attend the event.
Serena may take her place at the Belgian exo.