Azarenka injury sends Serena into final

Jan 05, 2013, 03:58 IST | AFP

Top seed Victoria Azarenka withdrew from her Brisbane International semi-final against Serena Williams after failing to recover from an infected right big toe.

Azarenka was due to play Williams in a rematch of last year’s thrilling US Open final, which Williams won 7-5 in the third set.


Victoria Azarenka

However, after undergoing a medical procedure on her toe on Thursday, Azarenka decided she could not take to the court for her clash with Williams, who will now play Anastasia Pavyluchenkova in the final.

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