Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic (right) attends a practice session ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Saturday. AFP
Tomljanovic is dealing with a bad knee that forced her to skip the United Cup this month. Badosa has a hurt thigh.
Their exits will allow Leolia Jeanjean and Laura Pigossi - two players who lost in qualifying — to move into the main draw at the year's first Grand Slam tournament, which begins Monday (Sunday night EST).
Tomljanovic, currently ranked 35th, wrote on Twitter: "I've done absolutely everything in my power to get healthy but just ran out of time to heal and be 100% ready to compete at a high level.”
She reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2022. Her 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-1 victory over Williams — who had announced before play began at Flushing Meadows that she was ready to walk away from her playing career — put Tomljanovic in the fourth round in New York for the first time.
Badosa, who has been ranked as high as No. 2, pulled out of the semifinals at the Adelaide International tournament this week after injuring her thigh there.
Gauff, who is from Florida, is the first American teenager to win the country’s major tennis tournament since Serena Williams in 1999.
"I never imagined that I would be here standing with you talking about 24 Slams. I never thought that would be the reality,” said Djokovic
Top-seeded Taylor Fritz outlasted three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 6-4 and faced a quarter-final later on Friday at the rain-hit Washington Open.
The campaign aims to integrate sports into charitable work by harnessing sports in serving charity activities during the Holy Month and positively integrating sports events in serving the community, which contributes to supporting social services and humanitarian projects.
The partial schedule released on Thursday by IPL comprises 21 matches, to be played across 10 cities, with each team playing a minimum of three matches and a maximum of five.
The former Pakistani captain, who has represented 19 teams in the T20 format, scoring 3,698 runs for the national side and 2,398 for the Kings, reached the milestone in 271 innings as opposed to Gayle who achieved the feat in 285 innings.