Azarenka wins in return at Mallorca

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, FILE)

MALLORCA, Spain (AP) Former top-ranked Victoria Azarenka made a winning return to tennis after a year out to have a baby - but she first had to save three match points at the Mallorca Open on Wednesday.

Azarenka beat Japan's Risa Ozaki, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7) in the first-round match that started late on Tuesday but was halted due to darkness.

"There were a lot of ups and downs, good shots and then easy mistakes. That's something to expect after a long break, but definitely something I need to work on," the 27-year-old Azarenka said after her first match since withdrawing from last year's French Open due to a knee injury before she got pregnant.


2017 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 A. Murray 9,390
2 R. Nadal 7,285
3 S. Wawrinka 6,175
4 N. Djokovic 5,805
5 R. Federer 4,765
6 M. Raonic 4,150
7 M. Cilic 4,025
8 D. Thiem 3,895
9 K. Nishikori 3,785
10 J. Tsonga 3,040
View Full Leaderboard
2017 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 A. Kerber 6,965
2 S. Halep 6,850
3 K. Pliskova 6,690
4 S. Williams 4,810
5 E. Svitolina 4,765
6 D. Cibulkova 4,420
7 J. Konta 4,400
8 C. Wozniacki 4,345
9 S. Kuznetsova 4,310
10 A. Radwanska 3,985
View Full Leaderboard

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2017 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.

Latest Scores and Results