Justine Henin has suffered a "partial ligament fracture" to her right elbow and will need two months to recover forcing her out of next month's U.S. Open and the "Best of Belgium" exhibition match with Kim Clijsters on July 8.
The injury occurred during the opening set of her fourth round match against Kimmie at Wimbledon this week. She received medical treatment for the elbow but continued to play on. She eventually lost 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
"This injury will keep me away from the courts for roughly two months, with the consequence that I have to withdraw from my US round of tournaments, including the US Open," said the 7-time Grand Slammer. "In four weeks, I'll take complementary medical examinations that will give me certainty about the end of this season."
Kimmie just confirmed Serena Williams as the replacement for Justine at the "Best of Belgium" exhibition over Twitter.
Let's hope she recovers well!
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