Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Belarus's Victoria Azarenka Withdraws from Rogers Cup in Montreal

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Belarus's Victoria Azarenka Withdraws from Rogers Cup in Montreal

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Victoria Azarenka withdraws from Rogers Cup

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MONTREAL - Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the Rogers Cup on Friday when she announced that she is expecting her first child at the end of the year.

Azarenka, who has not played since the French Open, will not participate in any more tournaments this season.

"While recovering from my knee injury that I sustained at Roland-Garros, I received news from my doctor that my boyfriend and I are going to become parents at the end of this year," said Azarenka in a statement on Twitter. "While I will miss competing in the sport that I love this season, I am excited for all that's ahead. I have been truly inspired by so many strong female athletes who return to the very top of their sport after having children, and I plan to do exactly that."

The world no. 6 won three titles this season in Brisbane, Indian Wells, and Miami. …

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