VICTORIA AZARENKA NEWS

Absence, Presence, and Ascension: Angelique Kerber figures it out

What does it look like when a talented player finally puts the pieces together in the moment when she most desperately needs to do so? Samantha Jane Stosur did this at the 2011 U.S. Open against Elena Dementieva on one Sunday, and then against Serena Williams one Sunday later. Francesca Schiavone, after many years of laboring in the vineyard of tennis, won the 2010 Roland Garros...
Via Attacking The Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kerber wins on another distracting day at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Angelique Kerber and Victoria Azarenka were warming up for their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open on Wednesday when, in a media interview room underneath Rod Laver Arena, the action that has attracted unwanted attention at this year's tournament had already begun. The first Grand Slam of the year has been overshadowed from the start by BBC and...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Kerber beats Azarenka to advance to semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Angelique Kerber needed all the belief she could muster to come back from 5-2 down in a set against a player she hadn't beaten in six career meetings. But she managed that against Victoria Azarenka on Wednesday by telling herself ''just believe that you can beat her ... just...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kerber knocks out two-time champ Azarenka in Australian Open quarters

Angelique Kerber won five consecutive games in the second set and saved five set points to beat two-time champion Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 7-5 in the Australian Open quarterfinals on Wednesday.Kerber broke Azarenka's serve to end the match, hitting a cross-court backhand at the net to beat the Belarussian for the first time in seven career matches.The No. 7-seeded German will play...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kerber beats Azarenka to advance to Australian Open semis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Angelique Kerber won five consecutive games in the second set and saved five set points to beat two-time champion Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 7-5 in the Australian Open quarterfinals on Wednesday. Kerber broke Azarenka's serve to end the match, hitting a cross-court backhand at the net to beat the Belarussian for the first time in seven career matches. The...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka Celebrates Broncos’ Win On Court At Australian Open (Video)

Victoria Azarenka is just a little bit excited about the Denver Broncos moving on to Super Bowl 50. The No. 16 tennis player beat Barbora Strykova in straight sets (6-2, 6-4) Sunday in the fourth round of the Australian Open. But during her on-court interview after the match, Azarenka was more concerned about the result of the AFC Championship Game between the Broncos and the New...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Australian Open, Day 8: Raonic outlasts Wawrinka; Azarenka, Murray prevail; Isner falls

The quarterfinals are set in the 2016 Australian Open. Milos Raonic is in the final eight, Stan Wawrinka is not. Many compelling stories emerged from Monday’s play in Melbourne, but the main story was the rise of Canada’s best tennis player at the expense of a two-time major champion who hadn’t missed a Grand Slam quarterfinal since the 2014 French Open. Wawrinka had established...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dab-queen Victoria Azarenka gets her dream Super Bowl matchup

Victoria Azarenka is a tennis star from Lithuania, but she's become an NFL fan since moving to the U.S. to further her career.And while she was polishing off Barbaro Strycova in straight sets at the Australian Open on Monday, she had her mind on the playoff scores back home.She interrupted her post-match interview to ask whether the Denver Broncos had beaten the New England Patriots...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Victoria Azarenka was pumped the Broncos won

Victoria Azarenka had a very impressive 6-2, 6-4 victory over Barbora Strycova on Monday in Melbourne, to advance to the Australian Open quarterfinals. After the match ended, Azarenka had one thing on her mind… and it wasn’t about tennis: did the Denver Broncos beat the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game? When Azarenka found out the answer was “yes”, she...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Azarenka, in form, and into Australian Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Victoria Azarenka couldn't get off court quickly enough to check the score after reaching the Australian Open quarterfinals. To her excitement, it was a Broncos win. The two-time Australian Open champion had just beaten Barbaro Strycova 6-2, 6-4 in the fourth round on Monday - continuing a three-year sequence of wins against the Czech player that started...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennis Star Victoria Azarenka Stops Post Match Interview To Find Out If Broncos Won

Victoria Azarenka is in Australia playing in the Australian Open, but she is not letting her own job get in the way off being a fan of the NFL--more specifically of the Denver Broncos. She is apparently a fan of the Carolina Panthers or at least Cam Newton as well.  After a couple matches she copied the celebration Cam Newton has made famous--but in slow motion: Held it a long...
Via FatManWriting
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Azarenka into quarterfinals at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Monday (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka is into the quarterfinals for the fourth time in five years after a 6-2, 6-4 win over Barbaro Strycova, the third year in a row the pair have met at Melbourne Park. Azarenka improved her career record against her Czech opponent to 5-0, including...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Australian Open Day 6: Azarenka, Murray, Wawrinka advance; Muguruza meekly loses

Saturday’s action at the Australian Open was dwarfed the off-court happenings, as the tennis took a backseat to the health status of Nigel Sears, who is Ana Ivanovic’s coach and Andy Murray’s father-in-law. Even the relatively entertaining concluding hour of Ivanovic’s third-round match with Madison Keys match felt hollow in comparison to the regrettable drama that played...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Azarenka: Tennis hunger comes from childhood in Belarus

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Pressure is merely a matter of perspective for Victoria Azarenka, who can recall days when she was worried as much about going hungry as she was about her next match. The two-time Australian Open champion is emerging as a favorite for the title, growing in confidence following two injury-interrupted seasons as she tallies victories and while leading contenders...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Osaka's surprising run ends in loss to Azarenka

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Naomi Osaka's surprising run at Melbourne Park came to an end with a loss to two-time champion Victoria Azarenka in the third round, but the 18-year-old Japanese qualifier fully expects to be back on the big stage again soon.When asked about her future goals, Osaka replied, '...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Azarenka advances, Muguruza out in 3rd round in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka walked onto Rod Laver Arena knowing that the No. 2- and No. 3-ranked players were already out of the tournament and that the draw appeared to be opening up in her favor. She blinked at first, when Japanese qualifier Naomi Osaka broke her at love in the first game of their third-round match, but recovered...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Azarenka into 4th round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local): 2 p.m. Victoria Azarenka has cruised into the fourth round with another quick victory, dispatching Japanese qualifier Naomi Osaka 6-1, 6-1 in 56 minutes. The two-time Australian Open champion, seeded 14th this year, has lost just five games in three matches so far at Melbourne Park. Azarenka...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka introduces "dabbing" Down Under

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Victoria Azarenka is introducing tennis fans Down Under to ''the dab.'' The what? ''The dab. D-a-b,'' Azarenka said, and then spelled, when asked about the distinctive victory salute she has displayed after winning her first two matches at the Australian Open. It entails leaning into a bended elbow, as if sneezing, and raising the other arm up straight...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Victoria Azarenka advances at Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local): 2:38 p.m. Victoria Azarenka has quickly dispatched another opponent at Melbourne Park, defeating Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-1, 6-2 in just over an hour. The two-time Australian Open champion hasn't given up more than three games in any of the 14 sets she has played this year, including...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka posted an Australian Open double bagel and celebrated with a dab

If you stayed up late -- or woke up early -- in the United States, you might've seen Victoria Azarenka crush Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck in the grandest of ways -- a 6-0, 6-0 shutout.After the one-sided 53-minute beatdown was over, Azarenka became the latest to join the dab craze:Solid presentation, Victoria.She even preserved the moment for all time on her Instagram and Twitter accounts:
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Double bagel for Azarenka at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local): 11:47 p.m. It was double bagel time at Rod Laver Arena Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka made short work of her Belgian opponent to advance to the second round at Melbourne Park. The No. 14-seeded Azarenka, who won the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013, beat Alison Van Uytvanck...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton has taken over the world (so stop writing him angry letters)

Cam Newton had an MVP worthy 2015-16 season. He led the Panthers to a 15-1 record, combined to score 45 touchdowns and has become a genuinely admirable and fun guy, both on and off the football field. Just 13 months after he almost died in a car crash on his way to the Panthers’ team facility last season, Newton is taking every opportunity to love both the game, and life. Newton...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Australian Open women’s preview: 5 big questions

It’s that time of year. After the NFL’s divisional playoff round ends, there will be only three meaningful football games left in the season. The NCAA tournament is still two months away. What are you going to do, sports fans, with these long winter nights? For two full weeks, you can watch major-tournament tennis. The Australian Open is here. It starts Monday afternoon in Melbourne...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Take 2: Resurgent Azarenka ready for Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) In her new music video, Victoria Azarenka spins wheels on a motorbike and sprays graffiti on a wall. There's not a tennis racket to be seen. If her recent resurgence is any guide, the clip isn't a metaphor for her career. It's not a case of the writing being on the wall. She hasn't entirely lost traction. While most of the players in the women's top 10...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomic, Azarenka move into top 16 in Australian Open seedings

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Defending champions and No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams top the Australian Open seedings lists, which follow rankings ahead of the first Grand Slam tournament of 2016. Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka moved back into the top 16 with her victory at the Brisbane International last week, her first title since 2013. She finished...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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