Paula Badosa has pulled out of the Australian Open due to a right thigh injury sustained in a warm-up tournament in Adelaide, the world number 11 said on Saturday.
Spaniard Badosa, who reached the fourth round at Melbourne Park last year, withdrew from her Adelaide International 2 semi-final against Daria Kasatkina on Friday after picking up the injury in the previous round.
“Bad news … During the quarter-final match in Adelaide, I hurt myself and after receiving the results I will have to be out a few weeks,” Badosa tweeted.
— Paula Badosa (@paulabadosa) January 14, 2023
“Sad to miss Australian Open this year, really going to miss it. I will do everything I can to return as soon as possible.”
Ajla Tomljanovic has also withdrawn from the year’s first Grand Slam, which starts on Monday, after the local hope sustained a knee injury at the season-opening United Cup mixed team tournament.
“I’ve done absolutely everything in my power to get healthy but just ran out of time to heal and be 100% ready to compete at a high level,” Tomljanovic tweeted.
“It’s been a very tough decision to make but I have to listen to my body.”