Since reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, the
24-year-old has played only one tournament, at Indian Wells last
month where she was beaten in her first match and clearly
hampered by injury.
"Hey everybody, unfortunately I won't be competing in Madrid and
Rome this year," she said in a video linked to a post on her
Azarenka's problems with her left foot flared up at the
Australian Open in January, where she was attempting to win the
title for the third year in a row.
Missing the May 3-11 Madrid Open and the May 12-18 tournament in
Rome leaves her with little time to gain match fitness ahead of
Roland Garros, which kicks off from May 25.
(Reporting by Ian Ransom; editing by Gene Cherry)
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