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Last Updated: Saturday, 21 May, 2005, 15:52 GMT 16:52 UK
Clijsters commits to French Open
Kim Clijsters appeared to damage her knee as she stretched for a return
Kim Clijsters will play in next week's French Open despite being a doubt with a knee injury.

The former world number one, runner-up in Paris in 2001 and 2003, strained knee ligaments in the German Open.

But on Saturday the 14th seed for Roland Garros said: "I'll try to play a good match in the first round.

"The last two days I've been building up my practice sessions. Today was the first time I actually played some points. I was still a little shaky."

Her first-round opponent at Roland Garros will be American qualifier Meilen Tu.

Clijsters, who only returned to the WTA Tour in February following a long-term wrist injury, admitted she faced a "challenge" to make an impression at the second Grand Slam of the season.

But she added: "I'm going to go for it."

Since returning from her previous 10-month absence, Clijsters has notched up wins at the Pacific Life Open and Nasdaq-100 Open.

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