Found January 10, 2012 on Tennis Panorama :
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Andrea Petkovic

World No. 10 Andrea Petkovic has pulled out of the Australian Open with a stress fracture in her back. Petkovic said the stress fracture in her lower back was noticed in a scan after her loss to Agnieszka Radwanska in Sydney on Tuesday.
“I’ve been having some back problems for the last three or four months,” said Petkovic via  a WTA statement.
“I’ve been struggling with it, but I’ve always believed it was going to be fine and so I pushed through the pain.
“The last two weeks in Australia I’ve been having bigger problems and I could only play for 30-45 minutes without pain.”
The only thing I can do right now is rest and hope that the bone will heal as fast as possible.”
She is expected to be off the tour from six to eight weeks.

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