Azarenka feeling 100% after injury


Originally published on: 30/07/13 00:00

The world No.3 is in Carlsbad this week as she returns to action for the first time since withdrawing from Wimbledon.

Azarenka suffered the injury after a nasty fall during her first-round win over Maria Joao Koehler at the All England Club and was forced to pull out ahead of her second round match.

The Australian Open champion, who will face Francesca Schiavone in her opening match, is happy with her progress after returning to full training.

"It was very unfortunate what happened to me,” Azarenka said. “It took some recovery time. I would say I had about two-and-a-half weeks off the court – I was doing a lot of rehab, though.

“It's pretty much behind me. I haven't played a real match yet, but I'm feeling good, and I've been training 100% the last couple of days, so we'll see where it takes me. It's a really great feeling to know I can play again now.

"It's definitely time to move on. I'm just glad to be back in competition. I'm glad I got healthy again and I'm back on the court, because that's what I love to do, and that's what I'm here for."


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