Agence France-PresseMarch 8, 2014 05:17
Victoria Azarenka's fighting spirit just wasn't enough on Friday as the injured third seed was sent packing from Indian Wells by 66th-ranked American Lauren Davis.
With the world number four from Belarus hobbled by a painful left foot, the 20-year-old Davis triumphed 6-0, 7-6 (7/2).
"Basically all I had was my fighting spirit today," said Azarenka, who was playing her first tournament since a quarter-final exit at the Australian Open.
She had returned to the practice court less than a week earlier, after three weeks in a protective boot.