Paris: Fifth seed Victoria Azarenka was knocked out of the French Open on Tuesday when she was forced to retire from her opening round tie with a knee injury.
Victoria Azarenka in pain during her match against Karin Knapp. Pic/AFP
Former world number one and two-time Australian Open champion Azarenka went down 6-3, 6-7 (6/8), 4-0 to Italy’s world number 118 Karin Knapp.
Azarenka, semi-finalist in 2013, hurt her knee midway through the second set and required a medical timeout