August 04, 2013
Low back injury forces world No. 3 out of Toronto event
Toronto, August 4, 2013 – Tennis Canada announced late Sunday that world No.3 Victoria Azarenka has had to withdraw from Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto due to a low back injury.
Azarenka lost in the singles final at Carlsbad Sunday against Samantha Stosur and made the decision to pull out of the Toronto event after meeting with doctors shortly after her match.
“I'm so disappointed that I can't make it to Toronto as I added it to my schedule knowing what an important event it is,” said Azarenka. “I am sorry to all my Canadian fans and I will work hard to get healthy and back on the courts as soon as possible.”
Azarenka was the No.2 seed in the Toronto draw. As per WTA rules, the next highest seeded player without a bye moves into Azarenka's spot in the draw, meaning Caroline Wozniacki will now move into that position. Wozniacki, who was originally slated to play Monday night, will now receive a first-round bye.
Wozniacki’s spot in the draw will be replaced by a lucky loser.
A revised order of play for Monday can be found here.
The revised singles main draw can be found here.