Enqvist Out of Australian Open
Jan. 08, 2001
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) _ Sweden's Thomas Enqvist told Australian Open officials that he will not play in this year's Jan. 15-28 tournament due to surgery on his shoulder and foot.
Spaniard Alex Costa will also miss the event in Melbourne because of a shoulder injury.
The women's wild-cards were announced Monday, and six Australians received berths in the 128-strong singles draw.
Evie Dominikovic, Bryanne Stewart, Annabel Ellwood, Amanda Grahame, Christina Wheeler and Melissa Dowse were nominated. There will be two more women's wild-cards announced in the next several days, one from France and one from Asia, officials said.
The men's wild-cards were expected to be announced on Wednesday ahead of Friday's draw.