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Custody case keeps Azarenka from US Open

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NEW YORK (AP) Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the U.S. Open on Monday because she was unable to resolve a custody dispute with her infant son's father.

The 28-year-old star from Belarus gave birth to her first child in December and she returned to the tour in June. She detailed the dispute with the boy's father in a long Twitter post last week, saying she might not be able to bring her son with her to New York.

"I am sadly unable to compete in this year's U.S. Open due to my ongoing family situation that I am working through," Azarenka said in a statement.

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