Victoria Azarenka gets Australian Open wildcard

Updated: Dec 14, 2017, 08:56 IST | AFP

Two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka, who has been locked in a custody battle over her baby son, was yesterday handed a wildcard into January's Australian Open.

Two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka, who has been locked in a custody battle over her baby son, was yesterday handed a wildcard into January's Australian Open.

Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka

Tournament director Craig Tiley said every assistance would be provided to the former Belarus World No. 1 one so she can compete at the Melbourne event where she has achieved her greatest success. Azarenka was forced to skip the US Open in August after a Los Angeles judge presiding in a custody case over her son Leo ruled the child could not leave California until the matter had been settled.

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