Tennis - Azarenka pulls out of Wimbledon before second round

Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka pulled out of her second round match against Italy's Flavia Panetta at Wimbledon on Wednesday after failing to recover from a knee injury she suffered two days ago.

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Victoria Azarenka

The world number two had a lengthy injury time out during her opening round win over Maria Joao Koehler and although she managed to finish that match, the Belarussian decided she was not fit enough to continue any further at the grasscourt major.

A groan went around Centre Court from the crowd after organisers announced that second seed Azarenka had to withdraw before her match against the Italian doubles specialist.

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