Garbine Muguruza has withdrawn from the Sydney International.
Garbine Muguruza has withdrawn from the Sydney International.

World No.3 in doubt for Australian Open

GARBINE Muguruza's Australian Open preparations have been thrown into chaos after being forced to withdraw from her Sydney International quarter-final due to a right thigh injury.

Her exit means Daria Gavrilova advances straight to the semi-finals by walkover after the Australian defeated compatriot Samantha Stosur in straight sets on Wednesday night.

Muguruza pulled the plug just hours after admitting she was unhappy with her "weird" fitness following her second-round win over Kiki Bertens on Wednesday.

And while she insisted being satisfied with her game, she was less confident in her body.

"I do feel it's good. I felt it already in Brisbane in the training and the training matches that I have been doing, too. So I'm not surprised. I'm happy the way I felt," the Spaniard said.

"(But) not about my fitness state because I feel it's a little bit, surprisingly, I don't know, weird. But my tennis is good."



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