Victoria Azarenka has once again withdrawn from a tournament in her injury plagued 2014 season. Tournament officials revealed that the former world No. 1 will not take part in the tournament due to a knee injury that she has chosen to rehabilitate.
Azarenka appeared to be struggling on court in her last match in Montreal, where she lost in three sets to eventual champion Agnieszka Radwanska in the quarter-final round. She has chosen to take the time to rest and recuperate and prepare herself for the season’s final Grand Slam event at Flushing Meadows.
“Well after my last match in Montreal, which was definitely a very hard fought game to play, I tried to recover as much as possible,” said Azarenka. “I started to feel a little bit better and did everything I could, but it’s just not enough time for me to feel good to play a full match. I tried to practice, give it a rest and work with my team. It’s just not enough time.
“I started to feel a little bit better and did everything I could, but it’s just not enough time for me to feel good to play a full match,” she said. “I’m going to get more treatment and get more work done and should be good for the U.S. Open.”
The US Open is set to begin on Monday, Aug. 25.