Canada's Bianca Andreescu said she is skipping this week's WTA warm-up event for the Australian Open to focus on her training for the Grand Slam.

The Grampians Trophy, a new women's competition set up to help those players prepare for the February 8-21 Grand Slam, is due to start from Wednesday.

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"Following the last two weeks in quarantine, it feels so good to finally be back on the court," Andreescu said in a statement.

After discussing it with my team, we have decided to focus this week on training for the Australian Open and miss the Grampians.

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