Visa not granted, Victoria Azarenka cancels her participation in the Rogers Cup

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Tennis News: Two Grand Slam titles, Victoria Azarenka recently returned to compete at the Washington Open (Citi Open) after being away for almost a month.

Due to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Wimbledon organizers have decided to ban Russian and Belarusian nationals from participating in the Grand Slam. This caused top players from both countries, including the former world No. 1, to miss out on the Grand Slam in London.

Recently, the only son announced another news that could affect his preparations for the US Open this season as he seeks a third Grand Slam title of his career.

Sharing the news via Twitter, Azarenka wrote: “Hello everyone! I want to inform you that unfortunately I had to withdraw from the tournament in Toronto because my visa was not granted. It was really disappointing.

“It’s really sad to miss one of my favorite tournaments. I really enjoyed playing in Canada with such amazing fans and a place where I made lots of friends over the years. Good luck to everyone in the tournament! See you in Cincinnati!”

It would be a blow for the top-20 player after returning to action at the Washington Open. He appeared to be in great shape after reaching the quarter-finals in Washington. However, skipping the Rogers Cup in women’s singles this season in Toronto for an unusual reason will surely hamper her preparations for the US Open.

Despite the disappointment, he wishes the best for all the players who will participate in Toronto and will now focus on an impressive return to Cincinnati.

At the Miami Open earlier this season, Azarenka went through a dramatic moment after opting out of the third round against Linda Fruhvirtova. He looked dejected coming out of the second set, even though the referee tried to stop him.

After that, he revealed he was having problems in his personal life, but apologized to fans and opponents for leaving the pitch in such a way.

He also suffered a similar blow at Roland Garros when he faced Ana Bogdan in the first round. In the first set, he was visibly upset after appearing to lose momentum. Due to the rain delay, he was able to calm down and eventually won the match.

Currently, Azarenka is focused on winning the US Open for the first time in her career. Even though he reached the Grand Slam final three times, the goddess of fortune was not on his side.

Tags: Tennis, Rogers Cup, US Open, Victoria Azarenka

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