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Tennis: Qatar Open 'wild card' for Belarus' Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka. Photo: BELTA

Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has received a Qatar Open wild card from the organizers of the tournament. The tournament will be held in Doha on February 12-18. Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has also received a special invitation. 

Azarenka has not playув since the summer of 2017 because of the court battle with her former partner over their son custody in the United States. She won Qatar Open in 2012 and 2013. Victoria has not applied for the Indian Wells Masters to take place in March.