By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Friday January 13, 2022
Paula Badosa and Ajla Tomljanovic have joined the growing list of players forced out of this year’s Australian Open due to injury.
Badosa withdraw from her semifinal at Adelaide with a right thigh issue, that has apparently turned out to be worse than expected. “Bad news… During the quarterfinal match in Adelaide, I hurt myself and after receiving the reults I will have to be out a few weeks,” Badosa wrote on Twitter. “Sad to miss Australian Open this year, really going to miss it. I will do everything I can to return as soon as possible.”
— Paula Badosa (@paulabadosa) January 14, 2023
The 11th-ranked Spaniard was drawn to face American Caty McNally.
Tomljanovic has been on the sidelines since suffering an injury at United Cup. She was unable to recover in time to play in Melbourne. The Aussie had to pull out with an abductor injury.
Laura Pigossi and Leolia Jeanjean will take their places in the draw as lucky losers.
Ajla Tomljanovic (knee injury) and Paula Badosa (abductor injury) have withdrawn from the Australian Open. Lucky losers Leolia Jeanjean (FRA) and Laura Pigossi (BRA) will be included in Monday’s revised schedule, out later today. #AusOpen #AO2023
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 14, 2023