World champion Marin pulls out of Australian Open

Marin is suffering from some discomfort after the Indonesian Open and wants to focus on the Olympics.

World champion Carolina Marin on Monday pulled out of the Australian Open to better prepare for the Rio Olympics.

"Back in Spain and I won't play in Australia! Recuperation and training. I will not play Australia Open! Sorry," Marin tweeted. The world-ranked No 1 added that she had suffered "some discomfort in Indonesia and we've come to Spain to recover and get ready for the most important thing: the Olympic Games. Thanks very much for all your support!"

Marin, 22, suffered a shock defeat at the Indonesian Open over the weekend, knocked out by fourth seed Wang Yihan from China in their semi-final.

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