• Australian Open

Scan results ease fears over Wozniacki wrist injury

ESPN staff
January 12, 2012
Caroline Wozniacki is suffering from a wrist problem © PA Photos

Caroline Wozniacki is on course to be fit for the Australian Open after an MRI scan revealed only inflammation in her left wrist.

World No. 1 Wozniacki sparked fears ahead of the year's first grand slam when she complained of a wrist problem during her Sydney International semi-final defeat to Agnieszka Radwanska.

The match ended in a 3-6 7-5 6-2 loss for the 21-year-old, who confirmed she would be having her wrist checked out. That scan has now taken place.

Results showed no structural damage to the wrist, meaning she will travel to Melbourne expecting to play. There she will see another specialist closer to the tournament in order to gain the medical all-clear prior to her first match.

Wozniacki had earlier commented: "I hope it's not serious. I could feel it, especially in the third set. I should be completely fine for the Australian Open."

The Dane is still chasing a maiden grand slam, despite spending much of last year as the world No. 1.

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