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Enqvist Out of Australian Open

January 8, 2001

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) _ Thomas Enqvist of Sweden and Alex Costa will miss the Australian Open because of injuries.

Enqvist is to have surgery on his shoulder and foot. Costa has an injured shoulder.

The women’s wild cards were announced Monday, with six Australians receiving berths in the 128-player singles draw for the Grand Slam event that begins Jan. 15.

Evie Dominikovic, Bryanne Stewart, Annabel Ellwood, Amanda Grahame, Christina Wheeler and Melissa Dowse were nominated. Two more women _ one from France, the other from Asia _ will receive wild cards in the next several days.

The men’s wild cards were expected to be announced Wednesday leading to Friday’s draw.

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