Saturday, August 11, 2012
Azarenka pulls out of Rogers Cup, won´t play Cincinnati
Victoria Azarenka was forced to withdraw from the Rogers Cup because of a knee injury.
Azarenka was tied 3-3 in her second-round match against Tamira Paszek when it was suspended by rain Thursday night.
"I hope it is a short-term thing, but I don't know," Azarenka said. "I have to kind of stop and just take a little bit of time off because I absolutely had no rest for a long period of time."
Azarenka said she'll skip the Western and Southern Open next week in Cincinnati to be able to be ready for the US Open.
"The first is to get healthy, to make sure that I'm a hundred percent ready to play at the (U.S.) Open," Azarenka said.
"It actually just happened when I came here," Azarenka said about practicing on the Montreal hardcourts. "When I started to train, the first time I hit it was a little bit of a compensation from the other court and it just happened."
AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson