Bad news for Andrea

Andrea Petkovic has to withdraw from the Australian Open due to a stress fracture in her lower back.

"I'm so disappointed", said Andrea. "I've been having some back problems for the last three or four months. I've been struggling with it, but I've always believed it was going to be fine and so I pushed through the pain. The last two weeks in Australia I've been having bigger problems. I could only play for 30 to 45 minutes without pain. After the match against Agnieszka, I decided to have an MRI and a CT and the results showed a stress fracture in my lower back."

"The only thing I can do right now is rest, not walking or sitting a lot, just lying down and hoping that the bone will heal as fast as possible." It will take the 24-year-old German about six weeks to recover from the injury.

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