Azarenka withdraws from Miami with ankle injury

by: AP | March 22, 2013

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the Sony Open before her opening match Friday because of a lingering right ankle injury.

The third-ranked Belarusian was replaced by lucky loser Lauren Davis of the United States.

The same injury forced Azarenka to withdraw before her quarterfinal match a week ago at Indian Wells because of inflammation and tendinitis.

Earlier this week, the third-ranked Azarenka was optimistic she would play. On Friday, she released a statement saying she's "been working very hard to rehab" her ankle, but "it is still not fit to play."

Azarenka won the tournament in 2009 and 2011.

Azarenka is 17-0 this year with two titles.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Maria Sharapova gets another wild card, will play Rogers Cup in August

The Russian was denied entry into the French Open, and will qualify at Wimbledon. 

Former junior Slam champ Oliver Anderson found guilty of match fixing

Anderson was found to have deliberately dropped the first set during a Challenger match. 

Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas Mahut reunite in Rome and take title

It was the eighth career title for the duo.