Victoria Azarenka seems to be more eager than ever to come back to competitive tennis. The former world no. 1 is still involved in a legal battle with her former boyfriend Billy McKeague for their son Leo's custody, but she is still trying to make tennis her priority again and after taking a main draw wild card for Auckland, she has now received a wild card from the Australian Open too.
Azarenka, who won 2012 and 2013 titles in Melbourne, can't travel with Leo outside California until the process ends, and so it's unclear whether they can be together in January in New Zealand and then Australia. It's difficult to imagine Azarenka playing official matches in January with Leo being at home in Los Angeles.
Still, through a statement, as quoted by New York Times, the Belarusian seemed to be pretty confident about being there. 'It’s been a tough year and being able to come back to the AO will be a really positive way to start 2018."
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