Azarenka withdraws from Dubai

World #2 Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from this weekend’s Dubai Championships due to a bone bruise on her right foot.  She will travel to the US to have it evaluated.  She could have regained the world top ranking had she reached the finals and Serena Williams (who became the oldest woman at 31 to regain the #1 ranking this past Monday) failed to do so.  Now, Serena will likely remain at #1 as the entire women’s field looks to the Paribas Open at Indian Wells, CA in early March.  Azarenka has said she plans to play at Indian Wells.  The race for #1 in women’s tennis player remains very close!  Still disappointing, would have been nice to see Serena and Azarenka face off again possibly in the final of this event in Dubai.

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