Kim Clijsters out of Indian Wells

Updated: February 14, 2012, 10:06 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Kim Clijsters announced Tuesday that she has withdrawn from next month's BNP Paribas Open because of an injury to her left ankle.

Clijsters said in a statement that she is disappointed she won't be playing in the tournament, saying she has great memories of Indian Wells.

The Belgian plans to retire at the end of the season. Clijsters has already retired once -- in 2007 -- but was tempted back in 2009 and has since won three Grand Slam titles.

She won ...

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