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Azarenka WDs after practicing

Updated: August 15, 2014, 1:56 PM ET
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MASON, Ohio -- Defending champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open because of a right knee injury.

The WTA says Azarenka withdrew after practicing on Tuesday. Azarenka was replaced in the draw by Mona Barthel.

Azarenka injured her knee in her first-round win at Wimbledon and played in two tournaments after the grass-court major.

She hopes to be ready for the US Open, which starts Aug. 25.

"I'm going to get more treatment and get more ...

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