Injury rules Henin out of Fed Cup

2010-04-24 10:11

Justine Henin has broken her left little finger during training and

is out of the singles for this weekend’s Fed Cup tie between Belgium and


The right-hander plays with a single-handed backhand, but the pain

was enough to rule her out of today’s opening singles.

If she plays at all, Henin may come back for tomorrow’s


Henin said the injury would not have kept her from playing in a

regular tour event, but since Belgium had such a strong team, there was no need

to force her into the singles matches.

The injury occurred on Wednesday, but the extent of the damage only

became clear yesterday.

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