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Casey Dellacqua out of Hopman Cup with foot injury

Perth tennis ace Casey Dellacqua is out of the Hopman Cup with a foot injury, sparking fears the rejuvenated baseliner might also miss next month’s Australian Open.
Dellacqua was looking forward to playing in front of her home crowd later this month, but peroneal brevis tear suffered during a tournament in Osaka in October proved to be her downfall.
“Although it’s getting better every day, it’s not going to be ready in time for Perth and I can’t rush my return to competition,” Dellacqua said in a statement. “I really hope I can try and play in Hobart if I’m ready and if I get a wildcard.
“I always love playing at Hopman Cup. The people of Perth always get behind me and it’s a great feeling to have so much support.
“I was also really looking forward to being part of history and playing at the new Perth Arena. Hopefully I have the chance to come back next year.”
Dellacqua was due to team with Bernard Tomic in the December 29 to January 5 event.
A replacement for Dellacqua is yet to be announced.
“We are so disappointed for Casey that she’s had to withdraw from the Hyundai Hopman Cup and wish her all the very best for a speedy recovery,” Event director Steve Ayles said.
“I know how much playing this event means to her and how much she loves playing in front of her home crowd in Perth.
“Casey is concentrating hard on her rehab and is looking forward to playing again very soon.
“I’m sure everyone will join the Hopman Cup team in wishing her all the best for her Australian Open preparation.”

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