(11 JAN.) The latest news regarding Kim's hip injury is pretty reassuring as our favourite Belgian should now very well take part in the Australian Open.
Kim practised behind closed doors on this Wednesday morning and although she cannot play 100% pain free just yet, 5 to 6 more days should normally be more than enough for Kim to be ready for the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. Kim was initially supposed to practise again in the afternoon, this time on Rod Laver Arena, but the practice session eventually got cancelled.
However, Kim should be back on Rod Laver Arena tomorrow (Thursday) morning around 9am.
EDIT: Here's a clip of Kim's practice session...
Carl Maes (Kim's coach): 'There's nothing to worry about. Kim picked up the racquet again a few days ago to train lightly. It all went quite well albeit not completely pain free. No one has been able to give us the origin of the injury so far, we have to try to keep it under control. Kim was naturally a bit worried; she's been looking forward to the Grand Slam tournaments since last summer.'