Kim Clijsters has announced she will miss the French Open to focus on getting fit for Wimbledon and the Olympics this summer. 

The Belgian's recovery from a hip injury is not progressing as quickly as she had hoped and she has decided as a result not to play the claycourt season. 

A statement on the player's official website confirmed she would not resume training for three weeks and so leaving her not enough time to prepare for Roland Garros. The French Open gets underway on 28 May.

Clijsters explained: "My current physical condition does not allow me to get into top shape for Roland Garros.

"However I can not wait to begin a long period of preparation for the grasscourt season, with the main objectives Wimbledon and the Olympics."

The player plans to return to action in the Unicef Open in Rosmalen, Holland, on 17 June.