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Azarenka aims for Wimbledon with grass-court comeback

Almost a year to the day since her last outing on the WTA Tour, the former world number one has confirmed she plans to return ahead of Wimbledon.

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Azarenka aims for Wimbledon with grass-court comeback
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Former world number one Victoria Azarenka has her sights set on Wimbledon as she plans her return to the WTA Tour following the birth of her son Leo.

The Belarusian has not played since the 2016 French Open, when a knee injury forced her to retire during a first-round match against Karin Knapp.

Azarenka ranked 972 after time-out

Azarenka, who was ranked sixth in the world when she announced she would be taking time away from the Tour, gave birth in December and initially stated she was hoping to return ahead of the US Open. She is currently ranked 972nd in the world.

However, the two-time Australian Open winner has revised her plans and will look to make a return during the grass-court season ahead of the year's third major.

Azarenka wrote in a statement posted on Twitter: "I have some good news. My training is progress well and I feel ready to start competing…plus Leo kinda said he wants to see London and Wimbledon.

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