“Sadly I won’t be around the next few months”: Tomljanovic announces surgery after Australian Open withdrawal in gutting news

Ajla Tomljanovic announced her withdrawal from the Australian Open shortly before the start of the first round due to injury.

The 29-year-old had previously withdrawn from the United Cup due to a knee injury. The Aussie announced that she had a minor procedure that sidelined her for a couple of months.

“Update. This morning I had a minor procedure done on my knee that went very well. Sadly I won't be around the next few months, but I'm happy I did the necessary steps to get fully healthy”

“Great things take time and rehab starts very soon! I can't wait to get back out there. Appreciate all your sweet messages and words of support, doesn't go unnoticed,”, Tomljanovic also wrote on her social media.

The world No. 35 had announced that he would not be able to contest the first Grand Slam just two days before it began, and he admitted that it was particularly frustrating not being able to participate in his country:

“It absolutely pains me to have to write this message but unfortunately I won’t be able to compete at this year’s 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,".

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