Agence France-PresseMarch 22, 2013 11:31
World No. 3 Victoria Azarenka, the reigning Australian Open women's champion, withdrew from the WTA and ATP Masters Miami hardcourt event on Friday due to a right ankle injury suffered last week.
Azarenka, from Belarus, complained of ankle pain after a 6-3, 6-1 fourth-round victory over Urszula Radwanska in the Indian Wells quarter-finals and withdrew on March 14 before she was to face Caroline Wozniacki.
"I am very disappointed that I am unable to compete this year in Miami," Azarenka said. "This is one of my favorite events and the Miami fans are always supportive.