Azarenka shocks with shoulder injury withdrawal in Rome


Not looking troubled by health problems, world No.1 Victoria Azarenka dominated Shahar Peer in the late night match at the Italian Open. But soon after advancing to the third round with a 6-1 6-2 victory earned in just 55 minutes, Azarenka surprised with a withdrawal from the tournament, stating a right shoulder injury. Oh, it seems that another clash of Azarenka and Radwanska was really not meant to be.

Azarenka’s pullout gives the 14th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova an easy way into her first Rome quarterfinals. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)


  1. Sumyk gave a mini-interview to the french Equipe, he said she had some problems since Miami (“Nothing dramatic, but we prefer to be wise: her body is her best sponsor. And right now, it said ‘stop'”). Then he went on about how Madrid was bad for many players (“Many players ended up messed up. And, for us, Vika’s health is the priority. It doesn’t matters whatever Roland Garros is in 10 days or 3 months. Right now, we’re resting in Monaco. She won’t play tennis, just work on her physical condition and take care of herself. And we’ll be in Paris by wednesday”).
    And seems that Vika confirmed it on Twitter:!/vika7
    Sorry for mistakes, english is not my first language. Actually, it’s not even my second language 😉

  2. Maggie, first of all, your English is excellent. I wish my third language was that good.

    And also, Vika was saying how she would forced to play Rome, because of the strict WTA rules. Poor Peer, Vika played halfheartedly, out of pure obligation, and destroyed her haha.


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