MIAMI - Lleyton Hewitt crashed out after Australian Open women's champion Victoria Azarenka pulled out of the Miami Masters yesterday.
Hewitt lost his second-round clash with 11th-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-3 6-3, leaving Bernard Tomic as the lone Australian left in the event.
Tomic takes on US Open champion Andy Murray on Saturday (Sunday AEDT) for a place in the third round.
Azarenka complained of ankle pain after a 6-3 6-1 fourth-round victory over Urszula Radwanska in the Indian Wells quarter-finals last week before withdrawing.
"The last two days I tried to practice, which did not get better so it just gives me a very obvious indication that it's not possible for me to play," Azarenka said.
"It was really obvious what the decision was a couple days ago already. I just wanted to give my 100 per cent possibility to play and today was my last test."
Azarenka, who like all Miami seeds received a first-round bye, is unbeaten on court this year.