FILE - This is a Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo of Victoria Azarenka of Belarus after she was treated for an injured right knee during her first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Italy's Karin Knapp at the Roland Garros stadium i
David Vincent, File
June 23, 2016

LONDON (AP) Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a right knee injury.

It was the same knee she hurt at the French Open, forcing her to retire during her first-round match. She hasn't played since.

Azarenka, ranked No. 6, was seeded the same for the grass-court Grand Slam starting Monday.

The Belarusian has earned three titles this year, including two of the biggest outside of the majors, Indian Wells and Miami, in March. She beat Serena Williams in the Indian Wells final.

At Wimbledon, she has reached the semifinals twice, and quarterfinals twice. Williams stopped her in three of those runs.

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