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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WUHAN, China (AP) Wild card entry Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Wuhan Open with an injured right foot and will miss the rest of the season.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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1 day ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka Singing Happy Birthday Is Brutally Painful

Victoria Azarenka singing happy birthday is brutally painful. Here's video proof.
Via Gamedayr
19 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  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...
Via Tennis Panorama
29 days ago  |  Discuss

A GLAM SLAM TALKS CITIZEN WATCHES & FASHION DESIGN COMPETITION WITH VICTORIA AZARENKA

In time for the US Open, Citizen Watch Company designed a special timepiece for Victoria Azarenka. The tennis champ has been an ambassador for the brand since 2012. The new watch is part of the company’s Ecosphere collection, a fashion-forward line that will first debut this fall. The Victoria Azarenka Limited Edition Ecosphere features a rose gold-tone stainless steel case...
Via A Glam Slam
August 21, 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...
Via Down the Line!
August 13, 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...
Via Down the Line!
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena Williams, Azarenka, Bryan Brothers and More To Headline First-Ever Taste of Tennis Week

    August 20, 2014 – August 23, 2014   Press Release: NEW YORK, NY (July 29, 2014) – AYS, the creators and producers of the Taste of Tennis, New York’s premier pre-US Open experience, announced today the first-ever Taste of Tennis Week will take place from August 20th – August 23th, 2014 in New York City.  In addition to the renowned Taste of Tennis Gala, Taste of Tennis...
Via Tennis Panorama
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the U.S. Open Series mark a return to form for Andy Murray and Victoria Azarenka?

Andy Murray and Victoria Azarenka aren’t as different as it might seem from the outside. They both own two majors, and won one title in 2012 and another in 2013 (the U.S. Open and Wimbledon for Murray and two Australian Open championships for Azarenka). Both of them prefer the firm footing of a hard court. They can be, eh, vocal when playing - he to his baller box and she to basically...
Via Down the Line!
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wimbledon early-round notes: get ready for routs

Now that we’re well into the action at Wimbledon, it’s time to look at the draws, make some predictions, and draw some conclusions. Outside of the tippy-top of women’s tennis, and sometimes inside that tippy-top, uncertainty and unpredictability reign supreme. Take the bottom half of the women’s draw at Wimbledon. Four of the top ten seeds are already out, and three of them...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Recap: Day 3

Getty Images Just as we were celebrating Victoria Azarenka's return to winning, she loses. Her three set loss to Bojana Jovanovski was a reminder of just how hard top players work day in and day out to get the wins expected of them. Spend a few months off due to an injury and the setbacks are enormous. Vika came off court "pissed off" (her own words) that she'...
Via Onthegotennis
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Recap: Day 1

One at the time...shot...point...game...set...match..... pic.twitter.com/ljZF7puVFv — victoria azarenka (@vika7) June 23, 2014   Victoria Azarenka's back and winning! After her straight sets win she talked about how happy she is to be back playing and pain free. "I was just really happy to play. It's a beautiful court. It's a beautiful tournament." We...
Via Onthegotennis
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Li Na and Victoria Azarenka Through to the Second Round at Wimbledon

    #451089050 / gettyimages.com (June 23, 2014) WIMBLEDON – No. 8 Victoria Azarenka is back on track, while No. 2 Li Na was tested in the first set as both women advanced to the second round of Wimbledon on Monday. After five months without a win due to a foot injury which kept her off the tour, Azarenka beat Miriana Lucic Baroni 6-3, 7-5 to make the second round of Wimbledon...
Via Tennis Panorama
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka: a true Wimbledon Darkhorse?

  In August 2013, Victoria Azarenka was named the fourth highest paid female athlete in the world by Forbes Magazine, with total earnings of $15.7 million between 2012–2013. Her prize money constituted $6.7 million while her growing endorsements equaled $9 million. Azarenka’s $7.9 million prize money haul in 2012 was a single year record for a female athlete in any sport. Will...
Via The Sports Bank
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

An Upbeat Azarenka and a Grumpy Jankovic Fall in Eastbourne

By Tumaini Carayol (June 17, 2014) EASTBOURNE, ENGLAND – Whatever mood Jelena Jankovic was in, it was not a good mood. For one, she was standing on, in her view, the worst surface known to mankind. Her hatred for the grass is no secret and, as transparently pointed questions flew her way; essentially asking her exactly how much she detested tennis on grass and hated whoever first...
Via Tennis Panorama
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka, Back in Action but with Questions to be Answered

  By Tumaini Carayol (June 16, 2014) EASTBOURNE, ENGLAND – The sun rose on a new day, but before long a familiar noise was relentlessly piercing the morning atmosphere. At last, Victoria Azarenka was back. But there was no homely welcome mat to usher the fallen warrior back into the routine of the tour. Her first practice came on the courts adjacent to the media centre, and mere...
Via Tennis Panorama
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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