Tournament 24 Dec 2017

Azarenka pulls out of ASB Classic

Azarenka pulls out of ASB Classic

Due to personal reasons, former world number one Victoria Azarenka will not be coming to the ASB
Classic. The double Australian Open Champion had planned to start the 2018 season in Auckland but
that’s now no longer possible.

Tournament Director, Karl Budge says, while the tournament and fans were looking forward to
having Azarenka in Auckland we understand family is her priority at this time.

“We are obviously very disappointed to not have someone of the calibre of Victoria in Auckland and
know how desperately she wanted to be playing here. However I think we can all appreciate family
comes first and whilst we are disappointed we wish Victoria the very best and hope to see her back
on court as soon as possible including welcoming her back to Auckland in 2019”.