Jennifer Brady to miss Australian Open with foot injury


Jennifer Brady
Brady lost in straight sets to Osaka in the 2021 Australian Open final

American Jennifer Brady has withdrawn from the Australian Open in January because of a foot injury.

Brady, who is ranked 25th in the world, has not played since retiring from a match against Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko in Cincinnati in August.

The Australian Open takes place from 17-30 January.

Brady will join seven-time winner Serena Williams, world number four Karolina Pliskova and 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu in missing the event.

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