Azarenka announces pregnancy

July 16 2016 by Press Print This Article

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World No.6 Victoria Azarenka announced that she is pregnant on Friday. The two-time Grand Slam Champion hadn’t played since Roland Garros in May when she was forced to retire due to a right knee injury.

“While recovering from the knee injury that I sustained at Roland Garros, I received news from my doctor that my boyfriend and I are going to become parents at the end of this year,” the Belarusian Azarenka wrote in her Facebook. “We couldn’t be happier and feel very blessed to begin this exciting journey of building a family together.

“While I will miss competing in the sport that I love this season, I am excited for all that’s ahead. I will take the time to improve myself in ways I’ve never been able to do before. I have been truly inspired by so many strong female athletes who return to the very top of their sport after having children, and I plan to do exactly that.”