Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova will miss the Australian Open in January after breaking her forearm in training, her husband and manager Michal Hrdlicka said on Thursday. “Karolina broke her radius… in a gym at a training camp in Spain,” Hrdlicka said in a statement, adding that the treatment would last about four weeks. “Unfortunately I will be out of action for a while and will not participate in my favorite tournaments in Australia,” 29-year-old Pliskova said on Facebook.
“Some days are worse than others… but time and faith can heal everything,” added the world number four, posing for a photo with her right forearm bandaged.
Pliskova has yet to win a Grand Slam tournament, having reached the 2016 US Open final, losing in three sets to Ashleigh Barty in the Wimbledon final this year.
Pliskova – whose best performance at the Australian Open was the 2019 semifinal – has not missed a Grand Slam tournament since the 2012 US Open.
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