Azarenka skips Stuttgart event to get Covid-19 vaccine | Dailytrust

Azarenka skips Stuttgart event to get Covid-19 vaccine

Victoria Azarenka

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka says she has pulled out of next week’s WTA 500 event in Stuttgart as it coincides with her scheduled COVID-19 vaccination.

“I will unfortunately not be able to compete in Stuttgart … next week as I will be receiving my first dosis (sic) of the vaccine at the same time,” the Belarusian world No 15 said on Twitter.

While both the ATP and WTA tours have encouraged athletes to accept vaccine shots when available some of the top players expressed a reluctance to get vaccinated at the recent Miami Open.