Why is Azarenka out of Fed Cup 2017 final?


Why is Azarenka out of Fed Cup 2017 final?

The captain of the women's national tennis team of Belarus, Eduard Dubrou explained to Belarusian media why he did not call up Victoria Azarenka for the Fed Cup 2017 final against the USA, which will take place on 11-12 November at Chizhovka Arena.

"Even if Vika appears in Minsk at the last moment, I cannot keep five people in the team, the application consists of four. In what state will she be in Minsk, even if she does come from the USA to Belarus?

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Do you imagine this condition under the circumstances due to which she is in Los Angeles?

Of course, let her come, let her stay with the team, let her seat near the team, like it was against the Swiss, she can support the girls morally. But put her on the roster...

I have no idea about the level of her readiness.

Vika has not played since July 2017, it is clear that she lost weight, and, apparently, not at the expense of fat, but because of lower muscle mass. Well, how can I release her for the Cup final, even for one match?

There is no reproach to her, she got into a difficult life situation, which no one wants. A young mother, a little child, all these custody proceedings...

I'm worried about her moral and psychological state more than physical.

In this situation, I think, we cannot touch Victoria with some obligations.

If everything goes well and Azarenka returns to tennis, of course, she will definitely help the national team of Belarus. But for now the other girls need to try to play the final without Azarenka.”

SEE: Fed Cup 2017 final: Belarus and USA squads

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