The 2023 Australian Open will be held without two players that would certainly enjoy massive support in Melbourne.
Former world no. 2, Paula Badosa is one of the players that could always rely on fans rooting for her, and so did Ajla Tomljanovic, especially on the home soil in Australia. Both players withdrew from the event, citing injuries as a reason for withdrawal.
Both players took it to social media to announce their withdrawals. The Spanish player has problem with a thigh injury that she picked up in Adelaide, while the Australian struggles with a knee injury that she picked up at the United Cup, while representing her country.
"Hi everyone, 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... Sad to miss Australian Open this year, really going to miss it. I will do everything to return as soon as possible. See you soon."
“It absolutely pains me to have to write this message but unfortunately I won’t be able to compete at this years Australian Open. I’ve done absolutely everything in my power to get healthy but just ran out of time to heal and be 100 per cent ready to compete at a high level. It’s been a very tough decision to make but I have to listen to my body."