Victoria Azarenka’s Injured Foot Will Keep Her Out Of 2014 French OpenBy: Val Powell - May 20, 2014
Belarusian professional tennis player, Victoria Azarenka, will be missing the action at the 2014 French Open due to a foot injury.
Her foot injury, which she has been nursing since March, has already forced her to pull out of several tennis tournaments held in Rome, Madrid, Miami, and Doha.
The announcement of the withdrawal from the French Open came on Azarenka’s Twitter account where she wrote, “Hi Guys – Unfortunately I will not be able to compete in Roland Garros this year. Working hard on my recovery & getting back on the court.”
The last time the 24-year-old was on the court was in March at Indian Wells, wherein she lost the game to Lauren Davis due to her injury on the left foot. It was evident that she was not on top of her game. Before the Indian Wells match, Azarenka competed in two other tournaments. At the Australian Open, she lost to her rival Agnieszka Radwanska, and at the Brisbane International, she lost to Serena Williams.
Victoria Azarenka vs. Serena Williams at Brisbane International
Azarenka is seen as a competitive tennis player on the court. Her withdrawal from the French Open and other important tournaments says how serious her injury is.
Although the French Open is not Azarenka’s strongest suit, she has displayed immense improvement as seen when she advanced to the semifinals at the 2013 French Open. This year, however, her chance to improve may be stalled, due to her injury.
The decision to pull out of a big competition may be difficult for the tennis player, but it is sure to benefit her in the long run. The French Open is slated to start on May 25 in Paris.
If she takes time to recuperate and focus on getting her foot better, she might be able to get back to playing in time for the U.S. Open, which is scheduled to start in August.
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