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Azarenka confirms pregnancy on Twitter

2016-07-15 20:44
Victoria Azarenka (AFP)

London - Former world No 1 and two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka announced on Friday that she is pregnant and will miss the rest of the season.

The 26-year-old from Belarus said her baby is due towards the end of the year but that she intends to resume her career.

"While recovering from the knee injury I sustained at Roland Garros, I received news from my doctors that my boyfriend and I are going to become parents at the end of the year," Azarenka said in a statement on Twitter.

"We couldn't be happier and feel very blessed to begin this exciting journey of building a family together."

World No 6 Azarenka, who won the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013, pulled out of the French Open in her first round tie with a knee injury and hasn't played since.

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