Victoria Azarenka Back in US Open Groove

Victoria Azarenka registered a 6-3, 6-2 victory over 44th-ranked American Christina McHale to advance to the third round.

updated: August 29, 2014 08:17 IST
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Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, returns a shot to Christina McHale, of the United States.

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New York: Former world number one Victoria Azarenka is ready to put a season of injury behind her, and where better to start than the US Open.

Azarenka was a finalist at Flushing Meadows the past two years, falling both times to Serena Williams.

But the Belarusian's 16th seeding this year is the lowest it's ever been at the tournament -- a sign of the struggles with foot and knee injuries that have cost her much of the season.

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