Victoria Azarenka targets Wimbledon after announcing return to tennis

The former world number one gave birth to her son just six months ago

Victoria Azarenka

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Former world number one Victoria Azarenka is planning to play at Wimbledon after announcing her return to tennis.

The Belarusian has been out of action since last year's French Open and only six months ago gave birth to her son, Leo.

Azarenka will return to action on clay next month at the Mallorca Open.

The two-time Australian Open champion posted a video on her Instagram account announcing the news. Her last title came at last April's Miami Open.


#news 💁🏼 #cantwait #excited @mallorcaopen #grass @wta #vorfreude

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Meanwhile, Petra Kvitova revealed she in on track for a return to tennis after a knife attack on the tennis star last December and is also targeting a return to Wimbledon. 

The 26-year-old was stabbed by an intruder to her apartment in the Czech Republic.

"I hope this picture makes you as happy as it makes me!" she wrote on Instagram.

"I am in Monaco and guess what? I'm back on the tennis court, hitting with some proper balls and reunited with my dear friend."