Laura Robson has decided not to use her protected ranking of 58 to gain direct entry into January’s Australian Open.
The 21-year-old has played in eight events given that a 17-month lay-off with wrist issues, which includes the US Open.
However, playing in New York – where she lost in the initial round to Elena Vesnina – indicates the world quantity 555 can only use the protected ranking to enter one far more Grand Slam.
She could now as an alternative opt to wait for the French Open.
In the meantime, Robson is most likely to try and create up her ranking at smaller sized events.
Four other Britons – Andy Murray, Aljaz Bedene, Johanna Konta and Heather Watson – all acquire direct entry into the draw in Melbourne.
Kyle Edmund is at the moment the third alternate for the men’s singles, which means he stands a good possibility of avoiding the qualifying competitors.