Victoria Azarenka Will Play Wimbledon!
by Tom Gainey | May 22nd, 2017, 9:15 am

New mother Victoria Azarenka is set to return next month on grass, the former No. 1 announced today. Azarenka hasn’t played since the French Open last year. She gave birth to baby Leo last December and slated a return to tennis on the summer hardcourts, but she’s moved up her comeback by a month.

“My training has been progressing well and I feel ready to start competing,” she posted. “Plus Leo kinda said he wants to see London and Wimbledon.”

Azarenka last played Wimbledon in 2015 losing to Serena Williams. She turns 28 at the end of July.

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3 Comments for Victoria Azarenka Will Play Wimbledon!

Willow Says:

Welcome back Vika, the WTA needs you ….

Dennis Says:

How is she getting in? Have they given her a wild card?

chrisford1 Says:

I think the WTA not only saves the bulk of the players points like the ATP does for down time from injury and illness – but they added pregnancy and maternity leave. For obvious reasons. Why treat pregnancy like a transgression for illicit drug use and wipe out all ranking points from any female who has a baby?

Nope. Vika will have 60% of the points she had earned before becoming pregnant, I believe. She won’t need a wildcard for Wimbledon, I think.
Azerenka has been posting instagrams of her regaining full fitness since last March. Looks ready to play from a physical standpoint. Doing long runs for stamina and crampng avoidance, has toned abs and arms..Hopefully, since the WTA really needs her back, she is now working on the courts, getting the rust out and getting the timing and mental focus.

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