Azarenka seemingly scores an initial victory in custody dispute

by: Kamakshi Tandon | January 17, 2018

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Victoria Azarenka is hoping her return to the court comes sooner rather than later. (AP)

Victoria Azarenka's child custody dispute kept her from playing the Australian Open, but she may have taken a big step towards getting back on tour.

Azarenka has been prevented from traveling with her one-year-old son, Leo, while the dispute was in court, but has now received a ruling in her favor, says celebrity gossip website TMZ.

According to the story, the judge issued a 65-page decision saying the case should not be brought in California, or elsewhere in the United States.

The child's father, Azarenka's ex-boyfriend Billy McKeague, has three weeks to appeal. McKeague filed for custody in LA, where Azarenka trains, but the Belarusian argued that it belonged in a court in Belarus.

Azarenka has been off the tour since the court order limiting her travel was issued, withdrawing from several tournaments. 


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