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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Ernest Jones Has Launched A Range Of New And Exclusive Watches From The World’s Top Brands For Christmas And Beyond

Ernest Jones, the diamond and watch specialist has launched 34 new and exclusive watches, enhancing its already impressive range of watches. Just in time for Christmas, this collection offers customers the chance to buy an exceptional gift for themselves.

The collection features a stunning range of new watches including the Nautica NMXmen’s titanium chronograph, SEIKO Sportura chronograph and the stylish Tissot T-Touch Expert men’s watch plus many more. Each of the watches is exclusive to Earnest Jones online and in store.

Stephen Gaunt, Ernest Jones’ brand manager, is very excited about this new offering. He said: “Our partnerships with the world’s major brands result in exclusive designs which are available only at Ernest Jones. These pieces include prestigious watches from TAG Heuer, Rado and Hamilton, fashion brands such as DKNY, Emporio Armani, Burberry and Nautica, as well as traditional brands such as Tissot, Seiko, Rotary and Citizen.”

He continued; “Ernest Jones has one of the largest ranges of watch brands on the High Street and we’ve just enhanced this range with some new and exclusive timepieces. This season we’ve added over 800 new watches to our collection. We’re particularly excited about the new Ball watches.”

TAG Heuer has been leading the Swiss watch industry for almost a century and a half. Ground breaking and innovative, this brand is endorsed by the world’s most glamourous sporting celebrities including Tiger Woods, Maria Sharapova and Lewis Hamilton.

DKNY watches for ladies and men are packed with the creativity, quality and innovation that is frequently associated with Donna Karan, whilst also expressing the energy and excitement of New York.

SEIKO has also enjoyed a long and prestigious relationship with the sporting world through sponsorship agreements. They have been involved in the Olympic Games, international athletics, Formula One, football world cups and sailing. SEIKO is an official partner of the Honda F1 Racing team.

Hamilton is one of America’s leading watch brands. Renowned for accuracy, durability, style, technology and innovation, Hamilton watches also has a long relationship with Hollywood, appearing in more than 300 films. Hamilton watches have been worn by a number of Hollywood legends, from Will Smith to Elvis Presley.

Watches from the aforementioned brands are available at Ernest Jones stores and from the Ernest Jones website now.

About Ernest Jones:
Ernest Jones, the diamond and watch specialist has over 200 stores and a retail website at www.ernestjones.co.uk. Featuring a wide range of leading brand watches and high quality jewellery, Ernest Jones also has a stunning selection of gifts for all occasions. Ernest Jones is part of Signet Jewellers Limited, the world’s largest speciality jewellery retailer.

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