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Injured Azarenka pulls out of Wuhan Open

WUHAN, China (AP) Wild card entry Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Wuhan Open with an injured right foot and will miss the rest of the season. The two-time Australian Open champion says ''unfortunately I will not be competing in any tournaments for the remainder of the season.'' Azarenka said she had been trying to improve each day ''but that does...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kerber reaches quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open

TOKYO (AP) Ana Ivanovic stalled Victoria Azarenka's comeback from a foot injury with a 6-3, 6-4 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 was easily read by Ivanovic. Ivanovic prevailed for her first win over Azarenka...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Open Women’s Final Sees Lower Overnight, But Still Strong

Airing for the final time on CBS, the U.S. Open women’s final delivered solid numbers Sunday afternoon. The Serena Williams/Caroline Wozniacki U.S. Open women’s final drew a 4.0 overnight rating on CBS Sunday, down 18% from Williams/Victoria Azarenka last year (4.9) but up a tick from Williams/Azarenka in 2012 (3.9). The 4.0 overnight is the [...]
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ekaterina Makarova beats Victoria Azarenka to reach U.S. Open semis

  Ekaterina Makarova describes herself as a person who prefers ''to stay in the shade.'' At the U.S. Open, she finally believes she deserves to play under the brightest lights. The 26-year-old Russian reached her first Grand Slam semifinal Wednesday, beating Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-2 at the U.S. Open. Makarova lost her previous four major quarterfinals. ''...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ekaterina Makarova Moves into her First Major Semifinal

  (September 3, 2014) Ekaterina Makarova reached her first major semifinal, beating two-time major winner and US Open finalist Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday at the U.S. Open. It still has not hit the Russian that she’s in a major semifinal when the 26-year-old was in press. “I am feeling the same like the matches before. Of course I’m happy that I’m came through...
Via Tennis Panorama
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Makarova reaches first Grand Slam semis with U.S. Open win over Azarenka

Ekaterina Makarova reached her first Grand Slam semifinal, beating Victoria Azarenka in straight sets Wednesday at the U.S. Open. The 26-year-old Russian won 6-4, 6-2 after losing her previous four major quarterfinals. "I'm feeling amazing," she said. "Finally I'm in a semifinal." Azarenka's manager said she had food poisoning Tuesday. Unusually subdued...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Makarova beats Azarenka to reach US Open semis

NEW YORK (AP) Ekaterina Makarova reached her first Grand Slam semifinal, beating Victoria Azarenka in straight sets Wednesday at the U.S. Open. The 26-year-old Russian won 6-4, 6-2 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...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka Singing Happy Birthday Is Brutally Painful

Victoria Azarenka singing happy birthday is brutally painful. Here's video proof.
Via Gamedayr
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka tops qualifier Aleksandra Krunic at U.S. Open

  Trailing against a woman trying to become the first qualifier in the U.S. Open quarterfinals since 1981, Victoria Azarenka needed every ounce of experience and skill to advance. Twice a major champion, and twice a runner-up at Flushing Meadows, Azarenka took four of the last five games Monday night to come back and win 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, ending the surprising, out-of-nowhere run by...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Vika Sings Happy Birthday To Monfils

Victoria Azarenka singing Happy birthday Gael. :) @Gael_Monfils @vika7 https://t.co/u1M73qC1D6— Kishore Sharma (@KishoreRF) September 2, 2014 Victoria Azarenka got a little bit excited after her third set win over Aleksandra Krunic. Clearly ridiculously happy, Vika encouraged the crowd to sing Happy Birthday to Gael Monfils, who she called her best friend. I've got to be honest...
Via Onthegotennis
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Azarenka tops qualifier Krunic to reach US Open QF

NEW YORK (AP) Two-time U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka returned to the quarterfinals by ending the surprising run of Serbian qualifier Aleksandra Krunic. The 16th-seeded Azarenka won four of the last five games to edge the 145th-ranked Krunic 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Monday night. Krunic was trying to become the first qualifier since 1981 to reach the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Early dominance and spectacular shots for Federer

Greetings from Flushing Meadows and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, site of the US Open! I caught plenty of action on the grounds during the day, and night matches on Arthur Ashe on day two of the tournament. There’s far too much to report, but I’ll give it my best.  A quick note: the great thing about the US Open is that you really do get to watch tennis from...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

CiCi Bellis And America’s Obsessions

Who knew that the big story of day two at the United States Open — which was not as boisterous and complicated as day one, but still provided some teasing, twisting matches such as Victoria Azarenka’s three-set escape against Misaki Doi — would come from a player who would refuse prize money in order to retain amateur status? Catherine “CiCi” Bellis, whose last name ...
Via Bloguin Best
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Azarenka rallies to 3-set win in US Open 1st round

NEW YORK (AP) Pushed deep into a corner, Victoria Azarenka swung from defense to offense with a wicked cross-court backhand winner. A few moments earlier, she was teetering on the edge of a straight-set loss in the first round of the U.S. Open. Now she pumped both her fists and screamed with all the momentum on her side. Azarenka rallied from a set down to beat 90th-ranked Misaki...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Beautiful Women of the US Open 2014

You all know (or should know) names like Maria Sherapova, Ana Ivanovic, and Victoria Azarenka but for each household name there are a lot more ...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Party with the Pros!!

The week before the US Open is by far the busiest lead-up of any slam for the top tennis players and Taste of Tennis has always been one of the largest events on the schedule. This year, it was expanded to a Taste of Tennis WEEK which ended with a bang on Saturday night with the “Party with the Pros.” The evening featured tennis stars Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens and John...
Via Onthegotennis
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Azarenka Talks US Open “Party Patrol at Party with the Pros” Event

  (August 23, 2014) NEW YORK, NY – As part of Taste of Tennis Week, a series of special culinary events and parties leading into the 2014 US Open, the Measure Lounge of the Langham Place Fifth Avenue Hotel played  host to an exclusive party on Saturday night limited to 150 people called “Party with the Pros” an event produced by AYS.  Partygoers were treated to culinary...
Via Tennis Panorama
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Azarenka: Skipping Cincy 'very smart decision'

NEW YORK (AP) Victoria Azarenka says that choosing not to defend her title in Cincinnati ''was a very smart decision.'' Azarenka pulled out of the hard-court tournament earlier this month because of a right knee injury. She said Saturday that taking the time off put her in better position heading into the U.S. Open, where she was the runner-up to Serena Williams...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka said it was a “smart decision” not to play Cincinnati

  (August 23, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS – Victoria Azarenka has been struggling with injuries this year and has seen her ranking fall out of the top 10 to No. 17. As defending champion at Cincinnati, the 25–year-old withdrew from the tournament. “I think it was a very smart decision to not play there, which was very unfortunate,” said the Belarusian who pulled out with a knee...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

FASHION FIX: Nike US Open looks for Serena, Sharapova, and Azarenka

Along with the duds Nike unveiled for their boys, the sportswear giant released images and information on what their lady ballers will be wearing at the US Open. They're definitely trying to go for some eye-catching, chatter-inducing styles for Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, and Victoria Azarenka. If that's the case, then it's working.Yes, you're looking at leopard...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Chef Masters Finalist Kerry Heffernan to Host Celebrity Chef Challenge as part of Taste of Tennis Week

Chef Kerry Hefferman with Sam Stosur (August 13, 2014) Since 2000 the world’s top tennis players and chefs have been serving up culinary delights at the Annual BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis. This year’s premier pre-US Open social event to be held on Thursday night, August 21 at the W New York Hotel, is again being hosted by world No. 1 Serena Williams, along with featured Chef...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Venus Williams Falls in Opening Round of Cincinnati

#453531410 / gettyimages.com By Dave Gertler (August 12, 2014) MASON, OHIO – The Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, began its qualifying rounds on Saturday, and is now in the completion stages of first-round matches in both the men’s and women’s main draws. On Tuesday morning, the tournament confirmed that Victoria Azarenka – the defending champion – has...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

VWilliams loses, Azarenka withdraws in Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio (AP) Lucie Safarova outlasted Venus Williams 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 Tuesday in the first round of the Western & Southern Open. Suarez Navarro also needed three sets to get past Tsvetana Pironkova 6-3, 1-6, 6-2. Meanwhile, defending champion Victoria Azarenka withdrew because of a right knee injury, the WTA said. Azarenka withdrew after practicing early Tuesday and was...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Azarenka out of Cincinnati event with knee injury

MASON, Ohio (AP) 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 first-round win at Wimbledon and played in two tournaments after the grass-court major. She hopes to...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

FASHION FIX: Victoria Azarenka loses to Venus Williams but wins in Nike

Last night we were treated to an all out battle of WTA titans when former top lady ballers Venus Williams and Victoria Azarenka faced off in the Stanford second round. There was much anticipation for this match up and it didn't disappoint. They both hit stinging groundies and created acute angles as they ran each other to all parts of the court. The pair had played three times...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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