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(October 24, 2012) In a battle which featured high quality shot-making and high drama, No. 1 Victoria Azarenka saved two match points to turn back Angelique Kerber 6-7(11), 7-6(2), 6-4 in three hours in her first round-robin match at the WTA Championships in Istanbul on Wednesday. Azarenka is just one victory away from clinching the year-end No. 1 world ranking.
Kerber fought back from 2-6 down in the opening set tiebreak to capture the set 7-6(13-11)
The 13-11 first set tie-break won by Kerber over Azarenka equals two other tiebreaks for the longest in singles in TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships history – Steffi Graf defeating Lindsay Davenport in 1996 quarterfinal and
Helena Sukova beating Jo Durie in 1984 round of 16.
Both women determined to triumph smashed racquets in the second set. No. 5 Kerber came back from a break down in the second set, but took a 5-4 lead after a games which went to deuce nine times and lasted almost 14 minutes.
Azarenka saved two match points in ...
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(October 24, 2012) ISTANBUL, TURKEY – The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced that World No.1 Victoria Azarenka has been named the winner of the Diamond ACES Award for the 2012 season. The Award is presented to the player who consistently goes above and beyond...
Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka saved two match points before rallying past Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-7 (11), 7-6 (2), 6-4 on Wednesday in her first match at the WTA Championships.
Azarenka needs just one more round-robin win to secure the No. 1 ranking for the year.
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(October 26, 2012) Victoria Azarenka sealed the No. 1 ranking for the year by defeating Li Na 7-6(4), 6-3 at the WTA Championships on Friday in Istanbul. The victory for the Belarusian also moved her into the semifinals on Saturday where she’ll take on Maria Sharapova.
“It’s incredible achievement,” Azarenka told media. “I’m really, really proud of that. I still...
(October 25, 2012) Serena Williams completed a perfect 3-0 round-robin record in the Red Group at the WTA Championships in Istanbul with a 6-4, 6—4 win over No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. Williams raised her overall record against Azarenka to 11-1.
Despite losing on Thursday, Azarenka can still clinch the year-end No. ranking with a win in her next round-robin match. She’s 1-1 so far...
Li Na beat Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-4, 6-3 to retain a slim chance of advancing at the WTA Championships on Thursday.
Li's first win in two round-robin matches means she can still reach the semifinals, depending on other results in her Red Group.
The fifth-ranked Kerber, making her first appearance in the season finale, bowed out losing all three of her matches but played...
Serena Williams extended her dominance over the top-ranked player in the world on Thursday, defeating Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-4 at the WTA Championships.
Williams improved to 11-1 overall against Azarenka, winning the last nine matches. Williams beat Azarenka in the semifinals of Wimbledon and at the London Olympics.
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(October 23, 2012) Serena Williams defeated Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-1 in her first match since capturing the US Open title in September at the WTA Championships in Istanbul Turkey on Tuesday.
The match stayed close in the first set until 3-3, when Williams captured 9 of the next 11 games to seal the victory.
Williams who has won 27 of her last 28 matches since capturing the Wimbledon...