Clijsters, Kvitova out of Mercurcy Insurance Open; Hingis kind of in
Clijsters is still recovering from the same right ankle injury that forced her to miss the Wimbledon Championships earlier this summer.
The seventh-ranked Kvitova, who was scheduled to make her first career appearance at La Costa Resort and Spa, is suffering from a pulled abdominal muscle.
“I am sorry I am unable to play in the Mercury Insurance Open this year but I’m still recovering from an injury that happened at Wimbledon,” Kvitova said. “Best wishes for a great tournament and I hope to be in Carlsbad next year.”
Martina Hingis announced she will play in a pro-am from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 1 that will be free to the public. It will be held at the nearby Rancho Valencia Resort.
-- Diane Pucin
Photo: Kim Clijsters. Credit: Susan Mullane / US Presswire