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Azarenka on child custody conflict: This is challenge I'm ready to face

Victoria Azarenka has commented on why she will not take part in the US Open, which will be held in New York from August 28 to September 10.

The tennis player published an official statement on her page in Instagram. In it she notes that her friends and fans deserve to know the official reason.

Azarenka said she does not want to leave her son, who cannot leave California because of the ongoing dispute between the athlete and the father of the baby. If the tennis player goes to the tournament in New York, the son will have to leave in another state with his father.

Victoria Azarenka is in dispute with her son's father over the right of child custody.

According to the tennis player, the December day when she became a mother was the happiest day in her life. Azarenka admitted, however, that she faced a difficult situation that does not allow her to fully return to work.

Here's the full text of her statement on Instagram:

Azarenka on child custody conflict: This is challenge I'm ready to face