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...
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4 days ago  |  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 ...
5 days ago  |  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...
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6 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...
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7 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...
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7 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...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss


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...
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9 days ago  |  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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17 days ago  |  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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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...
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18 days ago  |  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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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...
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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...
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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...
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'...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Recap: Day 1

One at the — 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...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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

    #451089050 / (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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka to Return to the WTA Tour at Aegon International in Eastbourne

(June 11, 2014) Former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka will make her return the WTA tour  at the Aegon International in Eastbourne, taking a wild card into the event which runs from June 14th to 21st . Azarenka, a 2010 Eastbourne finalist, has not played since a left foot injury sidelined her after Indian Wells in March. Belarusian Azarenka said she is excited to make her return to...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka Out of the French Open, Still In Our Dreams

We’re usually happy when tennis star Victoria Azarenka is in the news, since she’s one of those tennis p…
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka to Miss French Open with Foot Injury

(May 18, 2014) Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the French Open with a left foot injury which has kept her off the tour since early March. Azarenka made the announcement on twitter on Sunday: Hi Guys – Unfortunately I will not be able to compete in Roland Garros this year. Working hard on my recovery & getting back on the court. — victoria azarenka (@vika7) May 19, 2014...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka Out of French Open

Oh no! Victoria Azarenka announced today that she will miss Roland Garros due to a persistent foot injury. "Unfortunately I will not be able to compete in Roland Garros this year. Working hard on my recovery & getting back on the court," she said on Twitter and Facebook. Vika hasn't played since Indian Wells, and while we are excited about Roland Garros which starts...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Redfoo To Compete in Men’s Pro Singles Open Qualifying Tuesday at 114th Ojai Tennis Tournament

Victoria Azarenka and Redfoo (April 21, 2013) Pop star Redfoo of LMFAO has never been shy sharing with the world his love for tennis. Local Southern California fans will get to see Stefan Gordy, a.k.a Redfoo, in action on the courts at one of the oldest and largest tennis tournaments in the country as he takes on Weil Academy junior Zhang Liang to kick off the 114th annual Ojai Tennis...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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