Victoria Azarenka had surprising and exciting news to share to her well-wishers and fans. She is pregnant and is expecting her first child at the end of this year. The 26-year old however reiterated that she won't retire from tennis and said that she plans to rejoin the Tour next year. 'While I will miss competing in the sport that I love this season, I am excited for all that’s ahead.
I will take the time to improve myself in ways I’ve never been able to do before,’ posted Azarenka. 'I have been truly inspired by so many strong female athletes who return to the very top of their sport after having children, and I plan to do exactly that.
There is nothing more special than becoming a parent, and I’m blessed to have so many examples of women, in every walk of life, who have pursued careers they love while raising children.' Azarenka will not be the first woman to compete again after taking a break from the sport from pregnancy.
Kim Clijsters retired, got married and had a baby and then won a couple of Majors to wrap her career more decisively. And before that, even Lindsay Davenport came back to play professionally after having started a family. TennisWorld wishes Vika and her partner, all the best wishes for the baby!
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