Stiff Hip

Jamea Jackson could feel the cold at the French Open _ in her hip.

The 20-year-old American, who lost to Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-1, 6-2 in the first round, had hip surgery in December.

"IT DEFINITELY GOT STIFF,'' Jackson said. "I was struggling to move.''

She first noticed the hip pain shortly after last year's U.S. Open and wound up off the tour for about six months. The French Open was her first tour-level event of 2007.

"Just waiting around is difficult. It was cold and rainy, and it was just tough to get moving. I think that made my hip even stiffer,'' Jackson said. "My speed is one of my weapons, and today it wasn't really there, especially out to the backhand side. It's going to take me a while to get that back."