Azarenka Goes On Maternity Leave; Will Miss Rio Olympics Games

Two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka says she is pregnant and plans to resume her career after the baby is born. With this good news, she will be missing the Rio Olympics Games in Brazil slated to start on August 5, 2016.

The 26-year-old Azarenka posted a letter on her Twitter account Friday saying that when she was recovering from the knee injury that kept her out of Wimbledon, she and her boyfriend learned they were expecting a child at the end of the year.

“We couldn’t be happier and feel very blessed to begin this exciting journey of building a family together,” she wrote.

“I have been truly inspired by so many strong female athletes who return to the very top of their sport after having children,” Azarenka added, “and I plan to do exactly that.”

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