Azarenka collapses, wheeled off court at US Open

Victoria Azarenka says she fell and hit her head and arm while

running in the gym before her on-court collapse during a

second-round match at the U.S. Open.

In a statement released Wednesday by the U.S. Tennis

Association, the 10th-seeded Azarenka says she was diagnosed with a

mild concussion after tests at a hospital.

She says she was checked ”by the medical team” before her

match but ”felt worse” while playing, ”having a headache and

feeling dizzy.” She says she had trouble seeing and felt weak on


The 21-year-old Azarenka fell to the ground while trailing

Gisela Dulko 5-1 and was taken away on a wheelchair.