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Serena Williams is hoping to recover from a right foot injury in time to play at the U. Antonio Gates Jersey .S. Open, the agent for the 13-time Grand Slam singles champion said Tuesday. "Right now, were taking it a day at a time. Shes resting and recovering," agent Jill Smoller said in a telephone interview. "Shes a fast healer." The No. 1-ranked Williams had surgery last week in Los Angeles to repair deep cuts on her right foot. She tweeted Tuesday about spending a "5th day in bed. arghhhh" The American was hurt while she was in Munich this month -- shortly after winning her fourth Wimbledon singles title on July 3, and before playing in an exhibition match against Kim Clijsters that drew a tennis-record crowd of 35,681 in Brussels on July 8. "She will start training again as soon as shes healed," Smoller said. Williams already has pulled out of three hard-court tournaments she was scheduled to enter in preparation for the U.S. Open. The seasons last major championship begins Aug. 30 in New York. She withdrew from the July 26-Aug. 1 event in Istanbul, the Aug. 9-15 event in Mason, Ohio, and the Aug. 16-22 event in Montreal. The foot injury also led the 28-year-old Williams to miss the full World TeamTennis season for the Washington Kastles. Generally, neither Williams nor her older sister Venus, a seven-time major singles champion, publicly discusses injuries. Serena Williams already missed all of February, March and April this year because of a left knee problem. She is 25-4 with two singles titles in 2010 -- at the Australian Open and Wimbledon. She won her first Grand Slam championship at age 17 at the 1999 U.S. Open, and she also won the title there in 2002 and 2008. Last year, as the defending champion, she lost in the semifinals to Clijsters when a tirade at a line judge over a foot-fault call at the end of the match resulted in a point penalty. 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General Manager: Kevin Chevaldayoff Top Draft Position: No. 9 Overall Recent First Round Picks: C Mark Scheifele (2011), C Alexander Burmistrov (2010), C Evander Kane (2009), D Zach Bogosian (2008), C Daultan Leveille (2008), C Bryan Little (2006), LW Alex Bourret (2005). Overview: The Jets big splash at the 2011 draft came when the team announced its new moniker. Chevaldayoff got a huge round of applause when he announced that the Winnipeg Jets would be selecting seventh overall and then promptly took Barrie Colts centre Mark Scheifele. Scheifele would step up immediately, pouring in four goals in five preseason tilts before making the team out of training camp. His opening stint was brief, however, as he was returned to Barrie after scoring just once in seven regular season games. He would post 63 points in 47 games with Barrie and earn a bronze medal with Canada at the 2012 World Junior Championship. Beyond Scheifele, the teams prospect cupboard is largely dominated by pieces inherited in its move from Atlanta. The Jets have some very solid young players that have dipped their feet into NHL waters, including forward Patrice Cormier (a holdover from the Ilya Kovalchuk trade) and forward Carl Klingberg. The rest of the recent crop of high picks from the Thrashers era are - for the most part - already key contributing members of the team. Evander Kane broke out in his third NHL season to hit the 30-goal plateau for the first time. Zach Bogosian remains a two-way threat, notching a career-high 30 points to go with his solid and often punishing defensive game. Short Term Needs: With the ninth overall pick, the team could be well situated to add an impact defender that could be NHL-ready in the next few years. While they might miss out on the cream of the crop - players like Ryan Murray and Mathew Dumba - it is not inconceivable that a strong blue line prospect like Morgan Rielly, Griffin Reinhart, Jacob Trouba or Cody Ceci is available when the Jets take to the podium. The teams top four is strong right now with the likes of Dustin Byfuglien, Tobias Enstrom and Bogosian, but strength on defence is something most NHL teams can never have enough of. Long Term Needs: First and foremost, the Jets need to stock their cupboards with quality prospects. Beyond the likes of Scheifele, Cormier, Klingberg and big Russian centre Ivan Telegin, the organizations depth could use another boost. The Jets could also use another Top 6 forward to take the weight off Kanes shoulders. Prospect Watch From Scott Culllen: Mark Scheifele was a surprise pick, then earned a spot on the Jets opening night roster, sticking around for seven games before returning to junior, where he performed well with Barrie of the Ontario Hockey League. Dustin Keller Jersey. Scheifele has good size and with more strength may be ready for a full-time job with the Jets next season. 21-year-old winger Carl Klingberg had a solid, if unspectacular, first full season in North America, garnering a six-game look with the Jets. He may not have high-end offensive upside, but should develop into a steady two-way performer. Skilled blueliner Paul Postma has 89 points in 125 AHL games over the last two season and theres little doubt that he has the puck skills to be a factor on an NHL power play. There have long been questions about whether the lanky defenceman is strong enough but, after three years in the AHL, he should get a long look with the Jets next season. A fourth-round pick in 2010, Ivan Telegin has a chance to be a real value selection. Hes tall, skilled and a good skater, so with time to fill out and get stronger, he may be able to translate his scoring in junior to the pro game in short order. It hasnt been an easy road for Patrice Cormier, with suspensions and injuries eating into his playing time over the last three seasons, but the 22-year-old plays with an edge and fared well in a limited role in nine games with the Jets last season. The leading scorer in St. Johns last season, Spencer Machacek had a nice run late in the season with the Jets, scoring nine points with a plus-8 rating in 13 games. That would figure to give the 23-year-old a leg up on making the roster next season. Zach Redmond is a skilled defenceman with good size and made a smooth transition to the pro game. Another year in the AHL wouldnt hurt, but Redmond could be worth a look at some point next season if the Jets have any openings. A wrist injury cut his season short, but Adam Lowry is a winger with size, toughness and enough skill to score a point-per-game in the WHL. Another year in the Dub will give him a chance to build his offensive repertoire before hes a pro. 20-year-old Julian Melchiori is a 6-foot-4 stay-at-home defenceman who doesnt offer much offensively, but a couple of years in the AHL could give him an opportunity to develop into an NHL defenceman. A plus-86 over the last two seasons in Tri-City, Zach Yuen was a third-round pick last summer and, while he may not have ideal size, hes a smart player who will have time to round out his game before hes ready to challenge for an NHL job. The Jets also have prospects like defenceman Arturs Kulda, winger Jason Gregoire and goaltender Edward Pasquale, any of whom could warrant considering for a roster spot in the next couple seasons. ' ' '
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