Madison Keys pulled out of the Australian Open Thursday after undergoing left wrist surgery, the American star said on social media. She, however, added that she will re-join with former coach Lindsay Davenport.
“Good (actually, AMAZING!) news is that Lindsay Davenport will be my coach again,” Keys wrote on Facebook. “I am very excited about working with Lindsay again as she’s helped me reach great results in the past and we make an excellent team!
“The bad news is that I will not be ready to play the 2017 Australian Open. Three days after the year-end WTA Championships I had minor arthroscopic surgery on my left wrist; the procedure was very short, did not involve any tendon issues, and went very well. While I’ve been training with Lindsay and at USTA in Orlando for a few weeks, I don’t want to rush back and need to take my time to be fully ready to perform my best on the court.”
Keys comes off her first Top 10 year-end finish at No. 8. She was previously coached this past season by Tomas Hogstedt until their split earlier this month.
Keys and Davenport will debut in February.
With this news, the Australian Open women’s event will be without seeds Petra Kvitova, Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova and now Keys.
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