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Second-seeded Victoria Azarenka has pulled out of Wimbledon after hurting her right knee in her opening-round win.
Early in the second set of her match against Maria Joao Koehler, Azarenka did the splits near the baseline, then crumpled to the grass, clutching her right knee and sobbing.
Azarenka recovered after a medical timeout to finish out the 6-1, 6-2 victory on Monday but she moved gingerly after falling and said she wasn't sure about the extent of the injury.
On Wednesday, minutes before her second-round match against Flavia Pennetta was to begin, she pulled out of the match.
Considered one of Serena Williams' toughest matchups, Azarenka has won the last two Australian Opens and had reached the semifinals in her last two Wimbledon appearances.
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Second-seeded Victoria Azarenka overcame a right knee injury from a scary fall for a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Maria Joao Koehler in her Wimbledon opener on Monday.
Azarenka won the first set easily and was ahead 1-0 in the second when she slipped and fell. She was sobbing on the court and received treatment during an injury timeout. She played the rest of the match with a heavy wrap...
The Women’s second-seed, Victor Azarenka, took a spill during the first day of Wimbledon against Maria Joao Koehler. The match was delayed for about ten minutes after Azarenka injured her right knee slipping on the wet grass. Azarenka was tended to by a doctor and trainer. She returned to the match and won decisively, 6-1, 6-2..
The moment Azarenka crashed to the court. #wimbledon...
Victoria Azarenka ended up doing the splits on accident during her opening round match at Wimbledon against Maria João Koehler, and the result was a few of the minutes which were very hard to watch. Victoria hit the ground after doing the splits yelling in pain, and you could have heard a pin drop if it wasn’t for her. Somehow she recovered following the tumble and took down...
For lack of a better word, Day 3 of Wimbledon 2013 has been crazy! Wait! Actually, I can think of other words. Insane! Absurd! Ridiculous! What!?! Round 2 of Wimbledon was filled with injuries, upsets and opportunities.
There’s so much to discuss, that I couldn’t just pick one thing to talk about. If you didn’t have time to watch the games today, read on and experience the...
Injuries have knocked three key players out of Wimbledon - second-seeded Victoria Azarenka, the Belgian who stunned Rafael Nadal in the first round, and the American who won the longest match in tennis history.
Azarenka pulled out on Wednesday after hurting her right knee in her opening-round win against Maria Joao Koehler. She withdrew minutes before her second-round match against...
THE CHAMPIONSHIPS Wimbledon, Great Britain June 24-July 7, 2013 Grand Slam Grass/Outdoors Results – Monday, June 24, 2013 Ladies’ Singles – First Round (2) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Maria Joao Koehler (POR) 61 62 (3) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 76(5) 63 Monica Puig (PUR) d. (5) Sara Errani (ITA) 63 62 (8) [...]
Seven players were knocked out of Wimbledon on Wednesday by withdrawals or mid-match retirements in what was believed to be a record number of casualties in one day at a Grand Slam tournament in the 45-year Open era.
Second-seeded Victoria Azarenka and sixth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga were among the players departing on Day 3 at the All England Club.
Also out: Steve Darcis, the...
(June 26, 2013) Players, fans, media members, Wimbledon trainers, and even my goldfish are all scratching their heads on this unprecedented injury-filled Wednesday.
Within the first four hours of play, five players had already been forced to withdraw due to injuries sustained on the slippery grass, and more continue throughout the day. As Darren Cahill states, the grass is typically...
(June 26, 2013) Wednesday at Wimbledon saw multiple players withdraw or retire from matches at the All England Club due to injuries including No. 2 Victoria Azarenka, Rafael Nadal’s conqueror Steve Darcis, 18th seed John Isner, 10th seed Marin Cilic and veteran Radek Stepanek. Azarenka pulled out before her scheduled match against Flavia Pennetta after [...]
WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 INTENDED ORDER OF PLAY FOR WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE SINGLES ONLY CENTRE COURT – SHOW COURT – 1.00 PM START 1 Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 126 vs Victoria Azarenka (BLR)  128 2 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)  97 vs Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 100 3 Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 94 vs Roger Federer (SUI)  96 [...]
THE CHAMPIONSHIPS Wimbledon, Great Britain June 24-July 6, 2013 Grand Slam Grass/Outdoors Results – Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Ladies’ Singles – Second round Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. (2) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) w/o (right knee injury) (Q) Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR) d. (3) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 63 64 (8) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Yaroslava Shvedova [...]