Bad news. Victoria Azarenka had to get off the main draw in both singles and doubles at the WTA Madrid due to a back injury.
The Belarusian came from beating Ekaterina Alexandrova in three sets 7-5, 3-6 and 6-1 in the first round and in the second round should be measured against the American Jessica Pegula, who will advance directly to the round of 16 to play against Aryna Sabalenka.
In doubles his partner is Ons Jabeur and they had pending the first round duel against the Russians Anastasia Potapova and Veronika Kudermetova.
In this way, the 15th of the WTA circuit adds a new injury. This year, in the Melbourne rooms, he had also had to go down due to physical discomfort.