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ROGERS CUP WOMEN


August 10, 2012


Victoria Azarenka


MONTREAL, QUEBEC

THE MODERATOR:  Questions, please.

Q.  Can you tell us why you're pulling out?
VICTORIA AZARENKA:  Well, there are a few reasons.  The last week took so much energy out of me that I absolutely had no time to recover, and my body is feeling it.  It was a little bit too quick of a transition for me to come and start the training, so I just felt my knee was not in good shape, you know.
It's very unfortunate, because I was really looking forward, you know, to play.  I really enjoyed being here and playing this tournament, but I tried yesterday and today it just got worse.
I don't see the point of, you know, kind of not giving even 50% of my game.

Q.  It's obviously been an ongoing issue.  Is it something that likely will affect you through the rest of the month?
VICTORIA AZARENKA:  No, no.  It actually just happened like when I came here.  You know, when I started to train, the first time I hit was a little bit of a compensation from the other part.  It just happened.

Q.¬† Is it a short‑term thing, or are we talking...
VICTORIA AZARENKA:¬† I hope it is a short‑term thing.¬† I don't know.¬† I have to kind of stop and just, you know, take a little bit of time off because I absolutely had no rest for a long period of time just to settle it down and to go from there.
Hopefully there is nothing serious.

Q.  Are you going to Cincinnati now?
VICTORIA AZARENKA:  No, I'm not playing anything.  Yeah, well, if I cannot play here, there is no chance for me to play anywhere else.

Q.  I suppose that your goal will be to be ready for the US Open?
VICTORIA AZARENKA:  Yeah.  I mean, the first is to get healthy to make sure I'm 100% ready to play at the Open.

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