Citizen Watches Ambassador Kim Clijsters Misses Wimbledon

Citizen watches ambassador Kim Clijsters has confirmed that she will miss this year’s Wimbledon tournament.

The injury is the second suffered this year by Clijsters, after the first prevented her from playing in this year’s French Open. Clijsters sustained the new injury during her match against Romina Oprandi at the UNICEF Open in the Netherlands.

During the match, she skidded on the grass court and fell, twisting her right ankle which resulted in severe bruising and a tendon injury. The new injury is unrelated to her previous ankle problem and it is thought it could not have been prevented by the application of ankle tape.

The Citizen watches ambassador has been ordered to rest and will resume training in a month’s time to enable her to take part in this summer’s major US events such as the US Open, which takes place in late August. The event features Clijsters’ major sponsor Citizen watches as the official timekeeper.

Earlier this season, the player had to take time off to recover from shoulder and wrist injuries sustained as a result of the WTA tournament in Miami at the end of March. In early April, she injured her ankle whilst attending the wedding party of a cousin. She returned to the courts at the French Open but her lack of competitive play and training activity showed and she was ousted in the second round by the Dutch player Arantxa Rux, currently ranked 114th in the professional standings, 112 places below Clijsters.

Clijster has so far reached four Grand Slam finals and has won 34 singles titles in her career. She has also won 9 doubles titles with her partner, Japanese player Ai Sugiyama. She retired from the sport in 2007, playing her last tournament in Warsaw. Kim returned to the game in March 2009 initially aiming to participate in exhibition tournaments but returned to competitive tennis in August 2009. A few weeks later she returned to the US Open, the tournament she won in 2005.

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H.Samuel Launches Silverstone Competition With Citizen Eco-Drive

H.Samuel, the UK’s leading high street jeweller, has teamed up with Citizen watches to offer customers a unique opportunity to win a day test driving cars at Silverstone racetrack. Prize winners will be given the chance to drive high performance cars in a variety of scenarios. With full training and supervision, this will be an amazing day out. Entry to the competition is by signing up for the H.Samuel email newsletter, no purchase is required.

The Silverstone Grand Prix Challenge offers the winner the opportunity to drive a Ferrari 360, Porsche 911, Lotus Exige and a Land Rover around the world famous track, experiencing the thrill and excitement first hand. Customers will also take part in an auto-test in a Caterham 7, Peugot 206 GTI or Ford Fiesta, spinning and driving a car at speed through obstacles and around bollards.

With a full briefing and expert instructors to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment, this is a once in a lifetime chance for consumers to live out their petrol dreams. Breakfast and lunch is also included and participants will receive a trophy and presentation pack so that the lucky winners can remember their big day.

Citizen Eco-Drive watches are renowned for their style, design, innovation and quality. Featuring the Eco-Drive solar power system which powers the watch from any light source, Citizen watches rank among the finest on the high street. Available in a wide range of styles from sporty chronograph watches to dress watches, the Citizen watches range features watches for men and watches for women.

To enter the competition, consumers simply have to go to the H.Samuel website and click on the Citizen competition link on the Homepage, where they can sign up to receive the H.Samuel newsletter and be entered into the draw automatically. The closing date is 24 December 2009. The draw takes place within ten days of the closing date and winners will be notified within 28 days of the draw. After the draw date entrants are free to unsubscribe to the email newsletter.

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