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Caroline Wozniacki's injury leaves her Olympic place in doubt

By Staff Reporter

Caroline Wozniacki has suffered an ankle injury, ruling her out of the Fed Cup and placing her participation in the Rio Olympics in doubt.

The 25-year-old is in line to be Denmark's flagbearer in Rio, but being unable to play in the forthcoming Fed Cup provides problems with the eligibility criteria.

To play at the Olympics, the WTA states "a player must be part of the final Fed Cup team at the time of the draw and be present at the tie a minimum of three times in the four-year Olympic cycle. One of those ties must occur in either 2015 or 2016."

Wozniacki, who will also miss this month's Istanbul Cup tournament, needed to face Egypt in the Fed Cup (April 13-16) to meet that criteria.

On the upside it is understood exceptions for injury are allowed and that is what the Danish Tennis Federation (DTF) hope will happen.

DTF director Sune Irgens Alenkaer said: "It is my personal hope that Caroline Wozniacki still comes to the Olympics and I am confident the ITF (International Tennis Federation) will look at the overall circumstances surrounding the situation that suddenly arose."

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