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Azarenka pulls out of Key Biscayne tournament
Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, smiles after an interview at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 12, 2014, 7:23 pm

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Two-time Key Biscayne champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the upcoming Sony Open because of a lingering foot injury.

Azarenka, who pulled out Wednesday, missed last year's tournament because of an ankle injury. She played for the first time in more than a month Friday and lost at Indian Wells to Lauren Davis.

Aside from the No. 4-ranked Azarenka, all of the top 10 players on the men's and women's tours are scheduled to compete at Key Biscayne.

Former No. 1 Martina Hingis will be given a doubles wild card with Sabine Lisicki. Hingis last played in the tournament in 2007.

The two-week event begins Tuesday.

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