| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Kim Clijsters will be out of action for up to six weeks after tearing a muscle in her left foot during a Fed Cup singles match Saturday. Clijsters beat Maret Ani 6-4, 6-2 Saturday, despite having discomfort in her left foot during the second set.The bruising became more painful overnight, and tests at a hospital showed liquid had built up in her foot, and a tear in one of the muscles on the inside of her foot.

The injury forced her to pull out of Sunday’s reverse singles in the best-of-five series against Estonia, and casts doubt on whether the U.S. Open champion will be able to play in next month’s French Open which begins on May 23.