No. 6 Victoria Azarenka withdraws injured from Wimbledon

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 24, 2016 09:59 AM
No. 6 Victoria Azarenka withdraws injured from Wimbledon
FILE - This is a Saturday, April 2, 2016 file photo of Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, as she returns to Svetlana Kuznetsova during the women's singles final match at the Miami Open tennis tournament, in Key Biscayne, Fla. Azarenka won 6-3, 6-2. Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka Thursday June 23, 2016 has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a right knee injury. It was the same knee she hurt at the French Open, forcing her to retire during her first-round match. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, FILE)
LONDON (AP) — Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a right knee injury.

It was the same knee she hurt at the French Open, forcing her to retire during her first-round match. She hasn't played since.

Azarenka, ranked No. 6, was seeded the same for the grass-court Grand Slam starting Monday.

The Belarusian has earned three titles this year, including two of the biggest outside of the majors, Indian Wells and Miami, in March. She beat Serena Williams in the Indian Wells final.

At Wimbledon, she has reached the semifinals twice, and quarterfinals twice. Williams stopped her in three of those runs.

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