US Open champ Clijsters to miss China Open

U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters will miss next month’s China

Open because of an infection on her right foot.

The three-time major title winner tweeted Tuesday that she ”had

a mole removed under my right foot and the wound got infected” and

her Web site says ”Kim has to cancel for Beijing.”

The WTA Tour confirmed that Clijsters has withdrawn from the

hard-court tournament, which runs Oct. 2-10.

Clijsters, No. 5 in this week’s WTA rankings, also posted on

Twitter a link to a photo showing a red blotch on the bottom of her