Injured Victoria Azarenka withdraws from Wimbledon

London: Injured second seed Victoria Azarenka was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon on Wednesday just minutes before she was due on Centre Court.

The Australian Open champion suffered a right knee injury in her first round win over Maria Joao Koehler of Portugal.

Azarenka had been due to play Italy`s Flavia Pennetta first up on Centre Court for a place in the third round.