Tennis player is temporarily retiring from sports.
The best Belarusian female tennis player has shared news on Facebook that she is expecting a baby.
I have some exciting news to share with you.
It’s been a few weeks since you last heard from me. While recovering from the knee injury that I sustained at Roland Garros, I received news from my doctor that my boyfriend and I are going to become parents at the end of this year. We couldn’t be happier and feel very blessed to begin this exciting journey of building a family together.
While I will miss competing in the sport that I love this season, I am excited for all that’s ahead. I will take the time to improve myself in ways I’ve never been able to do before. I have been truly inspired by so many strong female athletes who return to the very top of their sport after having children, and I plan to do exactly that. There is nothing more special than becoming a parent, and I’m blessed to have so many examples of women, in every walk of life, who have pursued careers they love while raising children.
Thank you so much to my family, friends, team, and sponsors – your support and encouragement has been incredible.
And to my fans, I’m so looking forward to sharing this journey with all of you.”
In recent weeks, the athlete has been recovering from the injury in France as well as preparing using a special program for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Azarenka will not participate in them.