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Surprise entrant, Nicole Krygios, to play in Australian Open Women’s final after shock injury
MELBOURNE, VIC – The Australian Open Tennis Women’s final has made a surprising last minute announcement that unseeded new entrant, Nicole Krygios (AUS), will compete after Jennifer Brady (USA) announced she was withdrawing due to injury.
The shocking injury happened this morning after Brady held claimed she ‘walked into a door’ and smashed both her kneecaps, but was ‘extremely happy to put forward her new friend Nicole’ as her replacement.
Nicole Krygios, a relatively unknown entity, will therefore play Naomi Osaka (JAP) on Saturday night for the trophy.
“I feel terrible that Jennifer had that undeniable accident to her kneecaps, but am delighted to be able to be able to play in her stead.”
“For my entire career as a woman I have always dreamed of winning the Australian Open, and after only a couple of weeks of hard work that dream is coming true.”
“I’m gonna show the world what girl power really means.”
Ms Krygios, who has only entered competitive women’s tennis recently, is apparently yet to lose a single game or even drop a point to an opponent – serving a record 50 aces in her last match. Craig Tiley, the Chief Executive Officer & Australian Open Tournament Director, said he supported the last minute transition and wished Nicole the best of luck.
“We think that Nicole’s energy, verbal expletives and body hair will give Australia a great chance at victory and we will be cheering her on right to the end.”
“As a progressive and diverse tennis organisation we will encouraging many more like Nicole to get involved in Women’s Tennis, helping it evolve to an even higher level of excellence.”
It is further reported that Nicole Krygios girlfriend has yet to indicate whether she will be attending the final.