Found October 09, 2012 on Tennis Tidings:
New here? Please Like Tennis Tidings on Facebook to stay up to date with new posts and take part in contests and giveaways. The women’s side of the China Open tennis tournament concluded with another win by the world’s number one female player, Vika Azarenka. Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka has won her fifth title of the year by dominating second-seeded Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-1 at the China Open on Sunday. It was the third time this year that Azarenka won a title by beating Sharapova in the final after the Australian Open and Indian Wells. Read more Victoria played consistent, solid tennis and let Maria’s errors help her to victory. Azarenka raced to a 4-0 lead in both sets with Sharapova managing to hold her serve only twice in the match. “I was doing the right things to not let Maria play her game that she likes, to always be in control,” Azarenka said. “For the most part I was trying to keep up with her rhythm and, when I had a chance, to step it up.” click for more This was Victoria’s first title since her victory in Indian Wells. After an hour and 27 minutes and one last Sharapova forehand error it was all over, and Azarenka hoisted her lucky 13th WTA trophy, but perhaps more importantly her first since Indian Wells over six and a half months ago. Continue The error prone Maria Sharapova was once again unable to stand up to Azarenka’s solid play. Azarenka, who had beaten world number two Sharapova in their previous five hardcourt meetings, completely outclassed the Russian in Beijing’s National Tennis Stadium. “Victoria played an amazing match today,” said Sharapova, who hit 39 unforced errors. “There’s a reason she’s number one in the world right now.” Read more Azarenka who was thwarted by Serena Williams in the final of the US Open, confirmed her number one ranking with her win over Sharapova. With the 6-3, 6-1 victory, Azarenka becomes the first ever player to win two Premier Mandatory tournaments in the same year. She will extend her lead at the top of the rankings, and although most fans and pundits label Serena Williams as the best player in the world right now, Azarenka has boosted her credentials as the American’s closest challenger. More Victoria Azarenka plays with the WILSON Juice 100 BLX Tennis Racquet TweetPlease Share#call_to_action h4{padding:0px 5px;}

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