Victoria Azarenka

  • Injury ends Victoria Azarenka's season September 21, 2014

    Victoria Azarenka will miss rest of the tennis season as she tries to make a full recovery from injuries that plagued her year, the former world number one said on Sunday. The twotime grand slam champion withdrew from this week's Wuhan Open in China with a foot injury and later announced...
  • Angelique Kerber reaches quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open September 17, 2014

    Tokyo: Ana Ivanovic stalled Victoria Azarenka's comeback from a foot injury with a 63, 64 win to make the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals on Wednesday. In the match between the former major champions and No. 1s, Azarenka committed seven of her nine double faults in the first set and her serve...
  • Ekaterina Makarova beats Victoria Azarenka to reach US Open semis September 4, 2014

    New York: Ekaterina Makarova reached her first Grand Slam semifinal, beating Victoria Azarenka in straight sets Wednesday at the US Open. The 26yearold Russian won 64, 62 after losing her previous four major quarterfinals. "I'm feeling amazing," she said. "Finally I'm in a semifinal." The players were 16th and 17th in the seedings...
  • Azarenka beats Krunic to reach US Open quarterfinals September 2, 2014

    Trailing against a woman trying to become the first qualifier in the US Open quarterfinals since 1981, Victoria Azarenka needed every ounce of experience and skill to advance. Twice a major champion, and twice a runnerup at Flushing Meadows, Azarenka took four of the last five games Monday night to come...
  • Victoria Azarenka out of Cincinnati event with knee injury August 12, 2014

    Mason: Defending champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open because of a right knee injury. The WTA says Azarenka withdrew after practicing on Tuesday. Azarenka was replaced in the draw by Mona Barthel. Azarenka injured her knee in her firstround win at Wimbledon and played in two tournaments...
  • Serena, Venus set up allWilliams semifinal August 9, 2014

    Montreal: Serena and Venus set up an allWilliams semifinal in the Rogers Cup. The sisters advanced to their 26th career meeting on Friday, both rallying to win their quarterfinal matches in the hardcourt event. Serena beat Caroline Wozniacki 46, 75, 75, and Venus topped Carla Suarez Navarro 46, 62, 63. The 32yearold...
  • Serena Williams reaches Montreal quarterfinals August 8, 2014

    Montreal: Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals on Thursday, waiting out a brief rain delay to beat Czech lefthander Lucie Safarova 75, 64. The topranked Williams returned to play last week in Stanford, California, and won her tourbest fourth title of the season. The event was her first since...
  • Victoria Azarenka wins first match in five months at Wimbledon June 23, 2014

    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 eighthseeded Azarenka responded in style on Monday, defeating former semifinalist Mirjana LucicBaroni 63, 75 to reach the...
  • Azarenka wins first match in five months at Wimbledon June 23, 2014

    London: Former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka won her first match in five months on Monday, defeating Mirjana LucicBaroni 63, 75 to reach the second round at Wimbledon. The eighthseeded Azarenka, a twotime semifinalist at the All England Club, made her return at Eastbourne last week following the long layoff with a...
  • Victoria Azarenka to miss French Open May 19, 2014

    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 topranked player said Sunday on Twitter. Azarenka last played on tour at Indian...
  • Victoria Azarenka says she'll sit out Madrid, Rome April 27, 2014

    Former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka says she'll miss claycourt 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 posting on...
  • Azarenka pulls out of Key Biscayne tournament March 13, 2014

    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 Indian...
  • Unseeded Davis upsets Azarenka at Indian Wells March 8, 2014

    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 second...
  • Victoria Azarenka's Australian Open defence ends in the quarterfinal January 22, 2014

    Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka's 18match winning streak at the Australian Open ended in an upset 61, 57, 60 quarterfinal loss to Agnieszka Radwanska on Wednesday, continuing the flow of stars tumbling out of the season's first major. Fifthseeded Radwanska ended her own streak of three consecutive quarterfinal defeats at the Australian Open...
  • Azarenka on track for a third consecutive Australian Open January 20, 2014

    Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka stayed on track for a third consecutive Australian Open title with a composed 63 62 victory over 13thseed 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 favourite...
  • Nadal storms into fourth round of Australian Open January 18, 2014

    Melbourne: Topseeded Rafael Nadal and twotime defending champion Victoria Azarenka looked as if they were in a hurry to get out for late dinners on Saturday while posting straightset victories in their night matches at the Australian Open. Nadal continued his dominance of Gael Monfils, beating the Frenchman for the 10th...
  • Victoria Azarenka easily into 4th round at Australian Open January 18, 2014

    Melbourne: Twotime defending champion Victoria Azarenka made it all look routine Saturday in defeating unseeded Yvonne Meusburger 61, 60 in a thirdround 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 fourthround match...
  • Azarenka eases into third round of Australian Open January 16, 2014

    Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka marched into the Australian Open third round with a 61 64 win over Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova on Thursday to stay on course for a hattrick of titles at Melbourne Park. In a clash of former junior champions at Melbourne Park, the powerful Belarusian was dragged into a...
  • Azarenka, Wozniacki advance as heat wave arrives January 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka began her bid for a third consecutive Australian Open title with a 76 (2), 62 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. 1ranked Caroline Wozniacki and No. 11...
  • Australian Open champion Azarenka coy on Williams rivalry January 12, 2014

    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 hattrick of titles, the Belarusian says she will not focus solely on the challenge from the world number one. Azarenka's two grand slam titles have...
  • Azarenka maintains 2nd place in WTA rankings January 10, 2014

    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, the Australian...
  • Serena Williams beats Azarenka, defends Brisbane title January 4, 2014

    Brisbane: This was one time Serena Williams didn't mind being pushed into the deep end, to use her own description. The topranked Williams carried her winning momentum from 2013 into the new season, beating No. 2ranked Victoria Azarenka 64, 75 on Saturday to defend her title at the Brisbane International...
  • Azarenka beats Jankovic to reach Brisbane final January 3, 2014

    Brisbane: Victoria Azarenka overcame a shaky serve and another case of the nerves to move into the Brisbane International final with a 16, 63, 64 win over former No. 1ranked Jelena Jankovic on Friday. The Australian Open champion dropped her first three service games and was facing three break points in...
  • Serena rivalry making me a better player, says Victoria Azarenka December 30, 2013

    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 17times major champion, Azarenka will only meet Williams if both players make...
  • Victoria Azarenka out of WTA Championships in Istanbul October 25, 2013

    Istanbul: Li Na swept past the ailing Victoria Azarenka 62, 61 on Friday to earn a place in the semifinals of the WTA Championships and knock out the secondranked Australian Open champion. Azarenka hurt her back while serving in the sixth game of the first set and was clearly in pain...
  • Azarenka beats Errani at WTA Championships opener October 22, 2013

    Istanbul: Secondranked Victoria Azarenka overcame an erratic performance to beat an ailing Sara Errani 76 (4), 62 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 times...
  • Andrea Petkovic upsets defending champion Victoria Azarenka in China September 30, 2013

    Victoria Azarenka's China Open title defence wilted in the first round when the Belarussian lost to Germany's Andrea Petkovic 64, 26, 64 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 dizzy...
  • Venus Williams reaches third round at Pan Pacific Open September 24, 2013

    Tokyo: Venus Williams upset topseeded Victoria Azarenka 62, 64 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 sixdouble faults by Azarenka, who struggled with her game from the outset at Ariake Colosseum. Williams...
  • After 17 major titles, Serena Williams wants to improve September 9, 2013

    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 collection...
  • Victoria Azarenka feels pain of US Open defeat once more September 9, 2013

    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...