Surgery on tennis champion Zheng successful

Updated: 2007-07-03 08:26

Chinese Doubles Grand Slam champion Zheng Jie underwent successful surgery on Monday, aiming to cure the long-suffered ankle injury that forced her withdraw from this year's Wimbledon Open.

A doctor in charge of the operation said that Zheng could return to training within two months of the operation, concluded at the Third Hospital of Beijing Medical College on Monday morning.

A traumatic triquetral bone in Zheng Jie's joint and the bone¡¯s wrapping musculature were resected in an operation that lasted more than three hours, starting from 7:30am.

Zheng became the first Chinese player to claim a Grand Slam title after victories in 2006 in the women¡¯s doubles¡¯ finals of the Australian Open and the Wimbledon Open, partnered with Yan Zi.

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