Nasty fall can't stop Azarenka at Wimbledon

Updated: June 24, 2013, 2:08 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- When Victoria Azarenka's right knee gave way, she slid to the slippery turf and began sobbing.

A routine first-round match at Wimbledon turned into something more harrowing for the No. 2 seed from Belarus. She closed out her 6-1, 6-2 victory Monday over Maria Joao Koehler after tumbling near the baseline on Court 1 and injuring her right knee in the second game of the second set.

"I was in such shock," Azarenka said. "You know, for two minutes I had such a consistent pain ...

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