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Victoria Azarenka ruled out of Wimbledon with knee injury

Tennis ? French Open ? Roland Garros ? Karin Knapp of Italy vs Victoria Azarenka of Belarus ? Paris, France ? 24/05/16. ...

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros - Karin Knapp of Italy vs Victoria Azarenka of Belarus - Paris, France - 24/05/16. Victoria Azarenka hits a return. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros - Karin Knapp of Italy vs Victoria Azarenka of Belarus - Paris, France - 24/05/16. Victoria Azarenka hits a return. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

LONDON (Reuters) - Former world number one Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from Wimbledon with a knee injury, organisers said on Thursday.

Belarussian Azarenka , who would have been seeded six at the championships, has not played since retiring from a first-round match at the French Open last month.

It is yet another blow for the two-times Australian Open champion who has been plagued by foot injuries.

Her withdrawal means five-times champion Venus Williams will move up into the top eight seeds.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Toby Davis)

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