Azarenka in Eastbourne return

  • Last Updated: June 11 2014, 15:31 BST

Victoria Azarenka will make her comeback from injury in next week's Aegon International in Eastbourne.

Victoria Azarenka: Ready to return after a foot problem
Victoria Azarenka: Ready to return after a foot problem

The former world number one has not played since Indian Wells in early March due to a foot injury but now looks set to be fit for Wimbledon.

She has accepted a wild card into the WTA's Eastbourne event in a bid to get some much-needed match practice ahead of Wimbledon, which starts on June 23.

She adds to an already-strong field which includes world number four Agnieszka Radwanska and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.

“I've worked hard to rehabilitate my injury and to get fit for my return,” said Azarenka, who was runner-up in Eastbourne in 2010.

“I've played at Eastbourne three times and always enjoyed it. The grasscourts are world class which will give me the best possible start to the second half of the season, and the perfect preparation for Wimbledon."

Tournament director Gavin Fletcher said: “It's fantastic that Victoria Azarenka will make her make her return to the tour, and to Devonshire Park on the 40th anniversary of the tournament."