Victoria Azarenka's bid to become the first woman in more than 20 years to successfully defend her Indian Wells title crashed to a halt Thursday as she pulled out with an injury.
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus enters a press conference after withdrawing from the tournament during day 9 of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 14, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.
The world No. 2 from Belarus pulled out shortly before her scheduled quarter-final clash with eighth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, granting the Dane a semi-final berth on a walkover.
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