World No. 5 Victoria Azarenka has officially withdrawn from Roland Garros next week. The former Grand Slam champion cited a foot injury as the reason for her withdrawal.
“I am working very hard on my recovery and hopefully I will be able to resume practice soon. Thanks to all of you for the support and continuos messages on my Facebook and Twitter. I love you all.”
Azarenka has not played a match since Indian Wells, where she was ousted by American Lauren Davis in 2nd round, and hasn’t looked in shape from then, as she has pulled put of all the later tournaments. There were rumours that she intended to try again in Monterrey but decided to wait a little while longer and eventually pulled out of both Madrid and Rome.
The 2014 French Open takes place between May 25 – June 8 at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.