Despite withdrawing from the China Open due to a foot injury, Victoria Azarenka attended an autograph session for the fans today in Beijing.
Azarenka said, “It’s disappointing to have to withdraw from China Open. I’m sorry to the fans. I was hoping that my foot would be OK, but it has been bothering me since Tokyo. I’m not sure about the recovery time yet, but I’ll continue to consult with my doctor. I expect to be back for Luxembourg.”
Her withdrawal gives Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova a walkover to the quarterfinals.