Badosa has faced an issue with her abductor during the WTA 500 tournament's quarterfinal in Adelaide two days ago. The Spaniard pulled out of the semifinal on the next day (full story), having a hope to recover enough for her Monday's opening match against Caty McNally. The injury occured to be tougher than expected and Badosa will need to miss play for a couple of weeks. Badosa's withdrawal is a huge miss for the Australian Open, while the Spaniard was getting back her top form, showing really great performance in Adelaide this week with three confident straight set wins against Anett Kontaveit, Kaia Kanepi and Beatriz Haddad Maia.
Alja Tomljanovic is dealing with a knee injury, which denied her from the line-up of Australian team in the United Cup two weeks ago. The player was hoping to recover and get a chance playing in front of her local fans, but just run out of time to heal 100%, as she announced on her Twitter (full post).
Both players will be replaced in the main draw of AO with a lucky losers from the qualies. Laura Pigossi will take Badosa's place to play against McNally. Leolia Jeanjean takes the free spot after Tomljanovic to face Nadia Podoroska in the opening round.