Victoria Azarenka Player Profile

Victoria Azarenka: Has won the Australian Open in each of the last two years

Victoria Azarenka: Has won the Australian Open in each of the last two years

Now established as the second best player in the world, Azarenka will be chasing a third straight title in Melbourne.

The Belarusian has won two grand slam titles in her career so far, both of which have been earned at the Australian Open.

Azarenka's potential has always been evident but it was only in 2012, when she started the year with a 26-match winning streak that moved her to the top of the world rankings, that it was delivered upon.

She served for the US Open title against Serena Williams in that year and took the same player to three sets in 2013, but could not close it out on either occasion.

It has been a happier story in Australia, where she defeated Maria Sharapova in the 2012 final before beating Li Na to win the 2013 crown.

Known for her loud 'grunting' on court, Azarenka looks to attack from the baseline and, even though Serena is the favourite, the 24-year-old will not give up her crown easily.

Player Details

  • Nationality: BLR
  • Date Of Birth: July 31, 1989
  • Became Pro: 2003
  • Height: 1.8 m
Recent Results
Date Opponent Tournament Round Result Score
07/03/14 L Davis WTA BNP Paribas Open R2 Lost 0-6, 6-72
22/01/14 A Radwanska Australian Open QF Lost 1-6, 7-5, 0-6
20/01/14 S Stephens Australian Open R4 Won 6-3, 6-2
18/01/14 Y Meusburger Australian Open R3 Won 6-1, 6-0
16/01/14 B Zahlavova-Strycova Australian Open R2 Won 6-1, 6-4
14/01/14 J Larsson Australian Open R1 Won 7-62, 6-2
10 Year Grand Slam History
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French Open -SFR4QFR1QFR4R1R1-
Wimbledon -R2SFSFR3QFR3R3R1-
US Open -RURUR3R2R3R3R4R3-

Victoria Azarenka News

Novak Djokovic: Aiming for a fourth straight Australian Open crown

Strong field in Melbourne

Australian Open organisers have unveiled the official entry list for the first major event of the season in January.

Victoria Azarenka: Highly motivated to do well at Flushing Meadows

Azarenka motivated to succeed

Victoria Azarenka is determined to make amends after an agonising defeat in the US Open final last year.

Maria Sharapova: French defence on track

Sharapova eases into final

Defending French Open champion Maria Sharapova overcame a rain delay and a tense finish to defeat Victoria Azarenka.

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