101 Facts About Victoria Azarenka

1. Victoria Azarenka lost the pair's last meeting in straight sets at the 2013 WTA Tour Championships, playing through a back injury and winning just three games in the process.

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2. Victoria Azarenka was victorious in their meetings at Madrid and the year-end championships.

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3. Victoria Azarenka defeated Sharapova in the Miami Masters final in 2011 to win her second title at that tournament.

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4. Victoria Azarenka won four of the six meetings that year, three of them in finals.

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5. Victoria Azarenka won their first meeting in 2007, in the second round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.

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6. Victoria Azarenka dominated the early rivalry, winning the first six meetings between the pair, including in the second round of the 2007 Australian Open, the final of the 2009 Brisbane International and all four matches that eventuated in 2010.

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7. Victoria Azarenka earned her fourth win, becoming the first player to defeat Serena four times in a final.

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8. At the Qatar Total Open, Victoria Azarenka scored just her second victory over Williams in a WTA Tour match, winning in the championship match in three sets.

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9. Victoria Azarenka tends to play an aggressive baseline style that showcases her mobility.

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10. Victoria Azarenka started grass-court season at Mallorca Open, where she lost in second round to Lucie Safarova.

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11. At the Miami Open, Victoria Azarenka set up a rematch against Stephens after defeating Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinal round in straight sets.

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12. Victoria Azarenka's lost to Sloane Stephens in the third round.

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13. On 16 January 2018, it was announced that Victoria Azarenka won her custody battle hearing, and is due to resume her career with the 2018 BNP Paribas Open.

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14. Victoria Azarenka lost to Simona Halep in the fourth round of Wimbledon.

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15. Victoria Azarenka's lost in the second round to Ana Konjuh.

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16. On 20 December 2016, Victoria Azarenka gave birth to a baby boy named Leo; unfortunately she subsequently split from his father and a custody battle ensued.

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17. Victoria Azarenka announced her pregnancy through social media on 15 July and missed the rest of the 2016 season as a result.

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18. Victoria Azarenka started her clay court season at the Mutua Madrid Open as the 4th seed.

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19. Victoria Azarenka played her first 250-point International event since 2011 in Acapulco, Mexico, where she withdrew after her first-round win over Polona Hercog.

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20. Victoria Azarenka was ahead in the second set but failed to convert five set points.

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21. At the Australian Open, Victoria Azarenka was seeded 14th and reached the quarterfinals without dropping a set, including a double-bagel win over Alison Van Uytvanck.

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22. Victoria Azarenka's faced fourth seed Angelique Kerber in the final and won the title without losing a set in the entire tournament.

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23. Victoria Azarenka's reached the final after defeating Elena Vesnina, Ysaline Bonaventure, eighth seed Roberta Vinci and surprise qualifier Samantha Crawford.

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24. Victoria Azarenka started her season at the Brisbane International in Australia.

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25. Victoria Azarenka won just four of the next fourteen games and lost.

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26. Victoria Azarenka opened her clay season in Madrid, where she beat Venus Williams, but lost to her sister Serena in third round, despite having three match points.

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27. Victoria Azarenka started the 2015 season at the Brisbane International, losing to Karolina Pliskova in three sets, despite having multiple match points.

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28. Victoria Azarenka's ended the year ranked world No 32, her lowest finish since 2006.

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29. At the US Open, where Victoria Azarenka was seeded second, she successfully reached the final for the second consecutive year, only dropping two sets en route.

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30. Victoria Azarenka's is making huge strides to become a better clay-court player.

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31. Victoria Azarenka was drawn to meet Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals.

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32. Victoria Azarenka defended the title at the 2013 Australian Open, beating Li Na in three sets in the championship match.

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33. Victoria Azarenka began her 2013 season at the 2013 Brisbane International in what was her first appearance at the tournament since winning the title in 2009.

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34. Victoria Azarenka set a new record for single-season prize money in 2012, earning $7.9 million.

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35. Victoria Azarenka reached the quarterfinals for the first time at the 2012 US Open, winning her first four matches in straight sets for the loss of only ten games.

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36. Victoria Azarenka rebounded by winning the Bronze Medal match over Russian Maria Kirilenko in straight sets, earning the first ever Olympic medal in tennis for Belarus.

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37. Victoria Azarenka's entered two events, playing in both the women's singles, and the mixed doubles alongside ATP doubles world No 1 Max Mirnyi.

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38. Victoria Azarenka's made it to the finals but was beaten easily in by Serena Williams in straight sets.

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39. Victoria Azarenka would then face world No 2 Maria Sharapova in the final where she fell in straight sets.

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40. Victoria Azarenka planned to compete at the 2012 Dubai Tennis Championships.

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41. Victoria Azarenka's won her third title of the year in Doha, defeating Samantha Stosur in the final.

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42. Victoria Azarenka recorded her first Grand Slam singles title and became the world No 1 in the same match.

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43. Victoria Azarenka competed at the 2012 Australian Open as the third seed, defeating Heather Watson, Casey Dellacqua, Mona Barthel and Iveta Benesova in the first four rounds without dropping a set.

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44. Victoria Azarenka's defeated the defending champion Li Na in three sets.

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45. Victoria Azarenka's defeated her first three opponents, Stefanie Vogele, Jelena Jankovic and Marion Bartoli all in straight sets to advance to the semifinals where she defeated the seventh seed, Agnieszka Radwanska in three sets to reach the final.

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46. Victoria Azarenka claimed her first title of the season at the 2012 Apia International Sydney as the third seed.

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47. Victoria Azarenka's secured the move to the semifinals despite her loss in three sets to Marion Bartoli, a substitute for Maria Sharapova.

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48. Victoria Azarenka's beat Samantha Stosur and Li Na in her first two Round Robin matches.

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49. Victoria Azarenka would win her third title of the year at the 2011 BGL Luxembourg Open, defeating Monica Niculescu in the final.

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50. Victoria Azarenka's defeated Polona Hercog in the second round, after receiving a first-round bye.

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51. Victoria Azarenka reached the semifinals of the 2011 Toray Pan Pacific Open, losing to eventual champion Agnieszka Radwanska.

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52. Victoria Azarenka's made it to the third round, where she was defeated by 28th seed and eventual runner-up Serena Williams.

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53. Victoria Azarenka reached the doubles final with Kirilenko, but the team was forced to withdraw because of a hand injury to Azarenka.

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54. The next tournament Victoria Azarenka played was the 2011 Rogers Cup, where she was seeded fourth.

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55. Victoria Azarenka was ousted by 124th-ranked Marina Erakovic from New Zealand in the second round.

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56. Victoria Azarenka was beaten by Czech player and eventual champion Petra Kvitova, going down in three sets.

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57. Victoria Azarenka's beat 25th seed Daniela Hantuchova in a three-set third-round match, before beating Nadia Petrova.

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58. Victoria Azarenka was the fourth seed at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships.

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59. Victoria Azarenka was the fourth seed at the 2011 French Open.

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60. Victoria Azarenka's lost in the final in straight sets to Petra Kvitova, but still rose to a career-high world No 4.

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61. At the 2011 Andalucia Tennis Experience, Victoria Azarenka was the top seed and dropped only fourteen games on her way to the final.

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62. Victoria Azarenka's reached her second final at the event, where she defeated sixteenth seed Maria Sharapova to win the title.

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63. Victoria Azarenka's became the second person to defeat both Radwanska sisters in the same tournament.

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64. Victoria Azarenka's lost to Flavia Pennetta in the third round.

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65. Victoria Azarenka's lost to the ninth seed and eventual finalist, Li Na in the fourth round.

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66. Victoria Azarenka began her year at the Medibank International as the seventh seed, where she lost to Kim Clijsters in the quarterfinals.

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67. Victoria Azarenka ended the year as world No 10, her second consecutive year-end top-10 finish.

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68. At the China Open, Victoria Azarenka retired in her second-round match to Timea Bacsinszky.

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69. Victoria Azarenka won only seven Grand Slam matches for the entire year, matching her 2007 tally.

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70. Victoria Azarenka defeated Maria Sharapova in the final, after defeating top seed Samantha Stosur in the semifinals, to win her first title since April 2009.

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71. Victoria Azarenka's lost to eventual semifinalist Petra Kvitova in the third round.

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72. Victoria Azarenka was up a set and four games before Williams came back to win in three sets.

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73. Victoria Azarenka's won her first three matches but in the semifinals, she fell to fifth seed Elena Dementieva.

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74. Victoria Azarenka began the season at the Hong Kong Tennis Classic exhibition.

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75. Victoria Azarenka's intended to play the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, but she withdrew.

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76. Victoria Azarenka's lost in the second round to recent Tokyo champion Maria Sharapova, while serving for the match twice.

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77. Victoria Azarenka's lost to returning Kim Clijsters in the second round.

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78. Victoria Azarenka's ousted defending champion Ana Ivanovic in the fourth round, and advanced to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, where she fell to top seed Dinara Safina in three sets.

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79. Victoria Azarenka became the sixth teenage female singles champion in the history of this tournament, with the others being Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams, and Gabriela Sabatini.

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80. Victoria Azarenka's defeated world No 1 and 2-time defending champion, Serena Williams, in the final in straight sets.

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81. At the BNP Paribas Open, Victoria Azarenka was seeded 8th and reached the semifinals, where she lost to her doubles partner and eventual champion Vera Zvonareva.

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82. Victoria Azarenka's won her second WTA title by beating her doubles partner and top seeded Caroline Wozniacki in the final.

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83. Victoria Azarenka's advanced to the fourth round for the first time, winning the first set against world No 2 Serena Williams, before she was forced to retire because of heat stress.

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84. Victoria Azarenka's defeated Kateryna Bondarenko, Jarmila Groth, Lucie Safarova, and Sara Errani, all in straight sets to reach her fifth career final.

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85. Victoria Azarenka began the year at the Brisbane International as the second seed.

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86. Victoria Azarenka was seeded 14th at the US Open, but was defeated by 21st seed Caroline Wozniacki in the third round.

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87. At Wimbledon, Victoria Azarenka was seeded 16th in singles and 6th in doubles.

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88. Victoria Azarenka's showed no ill effects from a leg injury while winning her first two matches, but lost in the third round to seventh-seeded, defending champion and future rival Serena Williams.

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89. Victoria Azarenka's results at the Kremlin Cup elevated her rankings to career highs of world No 27 in singles and world No 29 in doubles.

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90. Victoria Azarenka's ended her year at the Tier I Kremlin Cup in Moscow, where she defeated world No 4 Maria Sharapova in the second round, in their first meeting.

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91. At the Australian Open, Victoria Azarenka reached the third round of a Grand Slam singles tournament for the second consecutive time, where she lost to world No 11 Jelena Jankovic in straight sets.

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92. Victoria Azarenka's lost in the second round of qualifying at the Moorilla Hobart International.

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93. Victoria Azarenka's finished the year reaching the final of an ITF event in Pittsburgh, losing to Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak.

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94. Victoria Azarenka's ended the season as the junior world No 1 and was named the 2005 World Champion by the ITF, becoming the first Belarusian to do so.

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95. Victoria Azarenka had a successful year in 2005, winning two junior Grand Slams: the Australian and US championships.

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96. Victoria Azarenka's continued to participate in ITF tournaments in 2004, and at the end of the season she had a rank of 508 on WTA singles tour.

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97. At Wimbledon, Victoria Azarenka reached the semifinals of the girls' competition, only to be defeated by eventual runner-up Ana Ivanovic, despite having two match points in the marathon third set.

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98. Victoria Azarenka debuted on the ITF junior tour in November 2003 in Israel, winning one doubles title with countrywoman Olga Govortsova.

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99. In January 2018, it was reported that Victoria Azarenka had won an early round of the US custody proceedings where a Los Angeles County judge ruled that McKeague and Azarenka's case should not take place in Los Angeles but in Belarus.

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100. Victoria Azarenka dated American musician Redfoo between late 2012 and early 2014.

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101. Victoria Azarenka is fluent in Belarusian, Russian, and English and has some handling of French and Ukrainian.

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