Clay not really Azarenka's forte

Updated: June 2, 2013, 3:46 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- She was the No. 1-ranked player in the world for one week short of a year and, earlier this season, defended her title at the Australian Open. In 2012, there was an appearance in the US Open final, and a semifinal -- her second in a row -- at Wimbledon.

So why can't Victoria Azarenka figure out the red stuff at Roland Garros? Why is clay so cloying in her craw? How to explain her struggles on this most elemental of surfaces?

Saturday was just another example; No. 3-seeded ...

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