"I am disappointed to have to pull out of the Western and Southern Open due to a family matter. I look forward to coming back to Cincinnati and playing in front of its great fans for many years to come,” she said.
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus may miss out on the US Open because of the ongoing custody battle with her ex-boyfriend and the father of her eight-month-old son Leo, Laura Wasser, a lawyer of the Belarusian tennis player, told the media.
Her best throw of 18.12m moved her to the top eight. According to the Belarusian, the rainy weather affected the athletes' results, but she felt satisfied with her performance. “Our plans with the coaches were to get into the world's top eight,” Yulia Leontyuk said.
The competitions make part of the sport calendar of the oblast center. This year Belarus' strongest clubs – Brest's Stroitel and Minsk will be joined by Russia's Dinamo-Elektrostal and Metrostroi from St Petersburg. The round-robin tournament will kick off with a game between the Russian teams.