Originally posted on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 1/5/13

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Victoria Azarenka of Belaru plays a forehand in her third round match against Tathiana Garbin of Italy during day six of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
I will be the first to admit I know little about tennis. However, I can imagine having your doctor remove a nail from your toe is not exactly a fun experience. That is exactly what happened to Victoria Azarenka, 23, following a pedicure gone bad. After playing in her first two matches in the Brisbane International, Azarenka withdrew from her semi-finale match against Serena Williams 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. Azarenka had quite a 2012 winning the Australian Open and a gold medal in mixed doubles at the London Olympics. She also claimed a bronze in single competition and had become the world’s top-ranked player. “It just got infected from a bad pedicure experience,” Azarenka said. “They cut a little bit too much and it got infected. The doctor said it happens a lot. It’s never happened to me before, so it’s something that I am definitely going to prevent for the next time.”
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