Azarenka Is Expecting Her First Child

MONTE CARLO, July 16, 2016

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus announced Friday, via her Twitter account, that she is expecting her first child at the end of the year.

“While recovering from my knee injury that I sustained at Roland-Garros, I received news from my doctor that my boyfriend and I are going to become parents at the end of this year,” said Azarenka. “While I will miss competing in the sport that I love this season, I am excited for all that’s ahead. I have been truly inspired by so many strong female athletes who return to the very top of their sport after having children, and I plan to do exactly that,” she wrote.

Azarenka has not played since Roland-Garros. The world number six won three titles this season in Brisbane, Indian Wells and Miami.