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Azarenka withdraws from Dubai with foot injury

Updated: February 19, 2013, 8:29 AM ET
Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Second-ranked Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the Dubai Championships on Tuesday because of a bone bruise in her right foot.

Azarenka, who was replaced by Serena Williams at No. 1 on Monday, said she hurt her foot a week ago in Doha, Qatar, en route to the final, where she beat Williams.

"I have been playing on it a lot over the last five days so going to a new tournament is too much to handle right now," Azarenka said. "It keeps getting worse. It was ...

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