Victoria Azarenka

  • Victoria Azarenka wins first match in five months at Wimbledon 23-06-2014 11:49 PM

    London: Former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka entered Wimbledon without a win in five months and a big question mark over her form, having played only twice since losing in the Australian Open quarterfinals. The eighth-seeded Azarenka responded in style on Monday, defeating former semifinalist Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3, 7-5 to reach...
  • Azarenka wins first match in five months at Wimbledon 23-06-2014 07:54 PM

    London: Former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka won her first match in five months on Monday, defeating Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3, 7-5 to reach the second round at Wimbledon. The eighth-seeded Azarenka, a two-time semifinalist at the All England Club, made her return at Eastbourne last week following the long layoff with...
  • Victoria Azarenka to miss French Open 19-05-2014 10:47 AM

    Victoria Azarenka will miss the French Open because of a left foot injury. "Unfortunately I will not be able to compete in Roland Garros this year. Working hard on my recovery and getting back on the court," the former top-ranked player said Sunday on Twitter. Azarenka last played on tour...
  • Victoria Azarenka says she'll sit out Madrid, Rome 27-04-2014 09:21 AM

    Former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka says she'll miss clay-court tournaments at Madrid and Rome next month, putting into question whether she'll enter the French Open. Azarenka has been dealing with a left foot injury this season and last played on tour at Indian Wells, California, on March 7. In a...
  • Azarenka pulls out of Key Biscayne tournament 13-03-2014 10:14 AM

    Key Biscayne: Two-time Key Biscayne champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the upcoming Sony Open because of a lingering foot injury. Azarenka, who pulled out Wednesday, missed last year's tournament because of an ankle injury. She played for the first time in more than a month Friday and lost at...
  • Unseeded Davis upsets Azarenka at Indian Wells 08-03-2014 10:22 AM

    Unseeded American Lauren Davis secured the first big upset of the BNP Paribas Open when she ousted third seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the second round in Indian Wells on Friday. Davis broke serve seven times en route to 6-0 7-6(2) victory as she pounced on the 2012 champion's...
  • Victoria Azarenka's Australian Open defence ends in the quarter-final 22-01-2014 09:24 AM

    Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka's 18-match winning streak at the Australian Open ended in an upset 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 quarterfinal loss to Agnieszka Radwanska on Wednesday, continuing the flow of stars tumbling out of the season's first major. Fifth-seeded Radwanska ended her own streak of three consecutive quarterfinal defeats at the Australian...
  • Azarenka on track for a third consecutive Australian Open 20-01-2014 10:06 AM

    Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka stayed on track for a third consecutive Australian Open title with a composed 6-3 6-2 victory over 13th-seed Sloane Stephens in the fourth round on Monday. With third seed Maria Sharapova and world number one Serena Williams both losing in the fourth round, Azarenka has firmed as...
  • Nadal storms into fourth round of Australian Open 18-01-2014 06:55 PM

    Melbourne: Top-seeded Rafael Nadal and two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka looked as if they were in a hurry to get out for late dinners on Saturday while posting straight-set victories in their night matches at the Australian Open. Nadal continued his dominance of Gael Monfils, beating the Frenchman for the...
  • Victoria Azarenka easily into 4th round at Australian Open 18-01-2014 02:58 PM

    Melbourne: Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka made it all look routine Saturday in defeating unseeded Yvonne Meusburger 6-1, 6-0 in a third-round match at the Australian Open. Azarenka broke Meusburger's serve twice in the first four games and was rarely troubled in exactly one hour to advance to a fourth-round...
  • Azarenka eases into third round of Australian Open 16-01-2014 05:05 PM

    Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka marched into the Australian Open third round with a 6-1 6-4 win over Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova on Thursday to stay on course for a hat-trick of titles at Melbourne Park. In a clash of former junior champions at Melbourne Park, the powerful Belarusian was dragged into...
  • Azarenka, Wozniacki advance as heat wave arrives 14-01-2014 09:37 AM

    Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka began her bid for a third consecutive Australian Open title with a 7-6 (2), 6-2 win over Johanna Larsson on Tuesday as the start of a predicted heat wave arrived at Melbourne Park. Conscious of the time and the temperature, former No. 1-ranked Caroline Wozniacki and No....
  • Australian Open champion Azarenka coy on Williams rivalry 12-01-2014 10:42 AM

    Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka is relishing her return to Melbourne Park as double defending champion and while Serena Williams is a hot favourite to deny her a hat-trick of titles, the Belarusian says she will not focus solely on the challenge from the world number one. Azarenka's two grand slam titles...
  • Azarenka maintains 2nd place in WTA rankings 10-01-2014 12:00 PM

    Minsk: After victory at the first tournament of the new season, the Brisbane International, Belarusian Victoria Azarenka has retained second place in the WTA rankings. The Belarusian has 8,151 points while Serena Williams of the US has 13,260 points, reports Xinhua. The first Grand Slam tournament of the new season,...
  • Serena Williams beats Azarenka, defends Brisbane title 04-01-2014 08:41 PM

    Brisbane: This was one time Serena Williams didn't mind being pushed into the deep end, to use her own description. The top-ranked Williams carried her winning momentum from 2013 into the new season, beating No. 2-ranked Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday to defend her title at the Brisbane International...
  • Azarenka beats Jankovic to reach Brisbane final 03-01-2014 05:12 PM

    Brisbane: Victoria Azarenka overcame a shaky serve and another case of the nerves to move into the Brisbane International final with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over former No. 1-ranked Jelena Jankovic on Friday. The Australian Open champion dropped her first three service games and was facing three break points...
  • Serena rivalry making me a better player, says Victoria Azarenka 30-12-2013 02:23 PM

    Victoria Azarenka thinks her rivalry with Serena Williams is making her a better player and is looking forward to renewing it over the next four weeks at the Brisbane International and the Australian Open. World number two behind the 17-times major champion, Azarenka will only meet Williams if both players...
  • Victoria Azarenka out of WTA Championships in Istanbul 25-10-2013 09:26 PM

    Istanbul: Li Na swept past the ailing Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-1 on Friday to earn a place in the semi-finals of the WTA Championships and knock out the second-ranked Australian Open champion. Azarenka hurt her back while serving in the sixth game of the first set and was clearly in...
  • Azarenka beats Errani at WTA Championships opener 22-10-2013 11:32 PM

    Istanbul: Second-ranked Victoria Azarenka overcame an erratic performance to beat an ailing Sara Errani 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the opening match of the WTA Championships on Tuesday. Errani hurt her right calf in the third game of the second set and took a medical timeout to have it treated. Several...
  • Andrea Petkovic upsets defending champion Victoria Azarenka in China 30-09-2013 06:30 PM

    Victoria Azarenka's China Open title defence wilted in the first round when the Belarussian lost to Germany's Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 on Monday. Azarenka's 15 double faults, to go with 44 unforced errors, mirrored her erratic display over two hours 22 minutes against Petkovic who appeared to be feeling...
  • Venus Williams reaches third round at Pan Pacific Open 24-09-2013 06:27 PM

    Tokyo: Venus Williams upset top-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday to advance to the third round of the Pan Pacific Open. Williams, making her first appearance in the Tokyo tournament since 2009, took advantage of six-double faults by Azarenka, who struggled with her game from the outset at Ariake...
  • After 17 major titles, Serena Williams wants to improve 09-09-2013 02:41 PM

    New York: Serena Williams won her first major title at the 1999 US Open, when she was just 17. She won her 17th at the same site, at age 31. Given the way she's playing right now, and the way her game keeps evolving, there's every reason to believe that...
  • Victoria Azarenka feels pain of US Open defeat once more 09-09-2013 10:09 AM

    New York: Victoria Azarenka walked off court with her head held high after a gallant loss to Serena Williams in the US Open final on Sunday, and while satisfied she had given her all there was no doubt the defeat stung. "I'm not going to lie. It hurts bad," she...
  • Serena Williams shows no signs of fading, matches Federer 09-09-2013 09:49 AM

    New York: It has been 14 years since Serena Williams won her first U.S. Open but there was no hint of decline as the 31-year-old American outlasted Victoria Azarenka to claim her fifth US Open singles title on Sunday. Initially frustrated by a swirling wind at Arthur Ashe Stadium and...
  • Serena Williams beats Azarenka to win 5th US Open title 09-09-2013 06:31 AM

    New York: Top-seeded Serena Williams won her fifth US Open championship and 17th Grand Slam title overall by beating No. 2 Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 in a windy final. Williams, who turns 32 on Sept. 26, has now won the sixth-most Grand Slam titles in history and one...
  • Azarenka relishes chance to face Williams in final again 07-09-2013 09:28 AM

    New York: A confident Victoria Azarenka will get a chance to avenge last year's U.S. Open final defeat to Serena Williams after the pair came through their semi-finals on Friday to set up a re-match. Second-seed Azarenka beat Italy's Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-2 and will now face an opponent she...
  • Serena books US Open title rematch with Azarenka 07-09-2013 08:26 AM

    New York: Defending champion Serena Williams slugged her way to a U.S. Open title rematch against Victoria Azarenka as the top two seeds scored straight-set knockouts in their respective semi-finals on Friday. World number one Williams beat fifth-seeded Li Na of China 6-0 6-3, overcoming some staunch resistance at the...
  • Serena, Azarenka one step from title rematch at US Open 06-09-2013 08:30 AM

    New York: Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka are one step away from booking a tantalising championship rematch at the US Open heading into an intriguing set of women's semi-finals on Friday. Williams, the top-seeded defending champion, will look to extend a dominant run through the women's draw against fifth-seeded Li...
  • Azarenka beats Hantuchova to reach last four of Flushing Meadows 05-09-2013 08:35 AM

    New York: Second seed Victoria Azarenka beat Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova 6-2 6-3 on Wednesday to set up a US Open semi-final clash with Italy's Flavia Pennetta. Belarusian Azarenka, the beaten finalist at Flushing Meadows last year, took control after breaking Hantuchova with a superb backhand to go 5-2 up in...
  • Azarenka beats Ivanovic to reach quarters at Flushing Meadows 04-09-2013 09:21 AM

    New York: Victoria Azarenka booked her place in the quarter-finals of the US Open on Tuesday when she beat Serbia's Ana Ivanovic 4-6 6-3 6-4 in an error-strewn fourth-round match. Azarenka dropped her opening set for the second match in a row but fought her way back to win after...