Azarenka pulls out of Dubai championships

Posted at Feb 20 2013 12:32 PM | Updated as of Feb 20 2013 08:32 PM

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MANILA, Philippines – World No. 2 Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the Dubai Championships because of a bruised bone in her right foot.

Azarenka, who was replaced by Serena Williams as world No. 1 on Monday, said she hurt her fight foot a week ago in Doha, Qatar en route to the final.

She heads off the the United States where she will have the injury evaluated ahead of her plans to play at Indian Wells. -- Mornings @ ANC, February 20, 2013