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