Laura Robson Officially Out of Australian Open, Comeback Uncertain

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20-year-old Laura Robson will officially miss the Australian Open due to a wrist injury suffered at the start of 2014.

The BBC first reported the news.

The former British No. 1 was forced onto the sidelines in January with a left wrist injury and watched her hard work and ranking deteriorate whilst other competitors rose to prominence over the year. She has not played a match since her first round loss to Kirsten Flipkens in the opening round of the Australian Open.

Robson reached a career-high of No. 27 on the tour and reached the fourth round of Wimbledon Championships, as well as the third rounds of the Australian Open the French Open and the U.S. Open. However, since her absence from the tour, she has dropped from No. 27 to No. 916.

After parting ways with coach Miles Maclagan in the fall of 2013 and having Nick Saviano snatched full time by Bouchard, Robson has been working with coach Mauricio Hadad, and plans to continue working with him for the foreseeable future. He previously worked with Heather Watson and works for Nick Bolletteri in Florida.

While her ranking is low, Robson will likely get wildcard offers into events when she plans to return in February. She will also take part in ITF events to boost her ranking.

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