Lucie Safarova To Miss Australian Open Due to Illness

Updated: 08 January 2016 09:20 IST

Lucie Safarova, who has been plagued by illness for the last one year, has withdrawn from the 2016 Australian Open.

Lucie Safarova To Miss Australian Open Due to Illness
Lucie Safarova has been suffering from a bacterial infection which also forced her to miss the Fed Cup for the Czech Republic.. © AFP

French Open finalist Lucie Safarova has withdrawn from the Australian Open because of the lingering effects of a bacterial infection she picked up last year. (Lucie Safarova To Miss Fed Cup Final Due to Illness)

Safarova also tweeted about her absence



Safarova, who is ranked No.9,  had her best performance in the Australian Open when she reached the quarter-finals in 2007. She won the doubles title at Melbourne Park last year with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

The 28-year-old Czech player lost in the first round at Melbourne Park last year but followed up with a run to the final at the subsequent major in Paris, her best ever performance at a Grand Slam tournament.

Topics : Lucie Safarova Tennis
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