Foot injury leaves Azarenka questionable for Miami

by: Kamakshi Tandon March 08, 2014

Anita Aguilar

Victoria Azarenka is in doubt for Miami after experiencing more foot problems while losing her opening match to American Lauren Davis, 6-0, 7-6 (2) at Indian Wells.

Asked about playing Miami, which begins in 10 days, Azarenka replied, "I don't know.

"It's tough to say, because, you know, this problem that I have is something that is not so easy to get rid of."

Azarenka said the injury happened three days before the Australian Open, and left her in a walking boot for three weeks afterwards. That left her with less than a week's practice ahead of Indian Wells, she added, and the foot continued to occasionally be painful.

It flared up again early in her match with Davis. "It was just one of the wide shots. My foot twisted a little bit," she said.

Azarenka described the injury as "inflammation that is nerve damage" and admitted that she resumed competition "maybe a little bit too early."

More Stories

Radwanska proves that women can hit tweeners, too

Aga says she was inspired by the shotmaking of Kyrgios and Federer.

Nick Kyrgios loses a tough match, but gains much-needed perspective

The talented and tormented Aussie seems to have finally turned a corner.

Three to See, Day 4: Konta vs. Osaka; Zverev vs. Tiafoe—and Nadal, too

The 14-time Grand Slam champion will face Marcos Baghdatis under the lights.