Australian Open officials have released the following statement on Ana Ivanovic's coach, Nigel Sears:

Nigel Sears is expected to be released from hospital later today and has been given the all-clear to fly home.

"My medical advice is that I will be allowed to leave the hospital shortly and I have been cleared to fly back to the UK in the next day or so," Mr Sears said.

"I just wanted to express my sincerest thanks to the incredible people who came to my aid, as well as the brilliant staff both at the Australian Open and the Epworth Hospital. I feel truly grateful to everyone involved for the manner in which this has been handled. While I appreciate the level of media interest in this story I would prefer not to comment any further, thanks. "

Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley wished Nigel all the best in his recovery.

"All of the tennis family is both relieved and pleased to hear that Nigel is being released from hospital. We wish him well and hope to see him back on the court soon.”