Azarenka suffered a second round loss at Rome Open recently.
Two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka has announced she is expecting a baby.
The Belarus player revealed the exciting news on Twitter.
Azarenka will not play for the rest of the season but is planning to return to tennis.
The 26-year-old who is currently ranked sixth in the world, wrote: "I have some exciting news to share with you. It's been a few weeks since you last heard from me."
"While recovering from the knee injury that I sustained at Roland Garros, I received news from my doctor that my boyfriend and I are going to become parents at the end of this year."
"We couldn't be happier and feel very blessed to begin this exciting journey of building a family together. While I will miss competing in the sport I love this season, I am excited for all that's ahead."
"I will take the time to improve myself in ways I've never been able to before. I have been truly inspired by so many strong female athletes who return to the very top of their sport after having children, and I plan to do exactly that."
To find out who is Azarenka's boyfriend and father of her baby, visit Women's Tennis Blog.
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