Wimbledon – Tennis: Azarenka waits on medical checks


Share this story

Claim your Bonus
Get 100% up to SGD100 Bonus on your First Deposit

Ladies second seed Victoria Azarenka admits she will need to undergo medical checks on Tuesday to make sure she can continue at Wimbledon.

The Belarussian crashed to the floor during her first-round victory over Portugal’s Maria Joao Koehler on Monday, with concerns over whether she would be forced to withdraw.

Azarenka needed over 10 minutes of on-court treatment during the second set, before being able to continue and she went on to seal a 6-1 6-2 success.

Even though the win was pretty comfortable, the world number two was not moving around the court as well as usual due to the knee problem.

Azarenka revealed afterwards that she was in “such shock” when she feel and was suffering from “consistent pain” for two minutes.

When asked about her fitness, she added: “I still have to do some more check-ups to make sure. It’s good to have tomorrow (Tuesday) to recover. But I still need to make the final assessments.”

If Azarenka is given the all clear, she will play Flavia Pennetta of Italy, who defeated Britain’s Elena Baltacha on the opening day.

There may be over 160 places between the two players, but the head-to-head stats are currently 1-1 after two previous meetings.

Pennetta won the most recent match between the pair, on hard courts in Dubai in 2011. Azarenka had beaten the Italian in the previous year’s meeting on clay in Stuttgart.

Leave a comment