Azarenka laments playing on

Victoria Azarenka regrets attempting to play through an injury that eventually lead to her withdrawal from the Wuhan Open in China.

The two-time grand slam winner stepped on to the court against Johanna Konta with a niggling thigh injury.

However, after the Belarusian was 6-1, 1-0 down, she could not carry on anymore. 

"I don't know if it was the right to play that long because I started feeling it right in the beginning of the match and obviously in the first match," said the 26-year-old of the decsion to play on.

"I wanted to try my best, especially for the fans. They were out there cheering so hard. It was just difficult to just walk away from the court.

"But coming in a little bit not healthy, it's not easy definitely. But it's the end of the year. It’s been a tough year. I just need to push a little bit more through."