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Well after the unfortunate problem with the forum I guess we better start this thread again. It took ages to get all the old things together so there won't be quite as much this time but I'm sure Dallas, Babble, myself and anybody else can quickly build it up again  :))

Victoria Azarenka

Residence Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Date of Birth July 31, 1989 
Birthplace Minsk, Belarus
Height 5' 10" (1.80 m)
Weight 132 lbs. (60 kg)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status Pro (2003)


Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles 1
Sony Ericsson WTA Tour doubles titles 1
ITF Women's Circuit singles titles 1
ITF Women's Circuit doubles titles 3
Prize Money $1,432,586 
Win Loss Record - Singles 142-70
Win Loss Record - Doubles 69-32

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Re: THE VICTORIA AZARENKA THREAD- Facts, Articles, Pictures, anything!!
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 02:29:08 AM »
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

SINGLES
Winner (1): 2009 - Brisbane;
Finalist (4): 2008 - Gold Coast, Prague; 2007 - Estoril, Tashkent.
Semifinalist (6): 2008 - Berlin, Montréal, Stuttgart; 2007 - Prague; 2006 - Tashkent; 2005 - Guangzhou.

DOUBLES
Finalist (7): 2008 - Australian Open (w/Peer), Amelia Island (w/Vesnina); 2007 - Stanford, San Diego (both w/Chakvetadze), Luxembourg (w/Peer), Moscow (w/Poutchek); 2006 - Memphis (w/Wozniacki).

MIXED DOUBLES
Winner (2): 2008 - Roland Garros (w/B.Bryan); 2007 - US Open (w/Mirnyi).

ADDITIONAL
Belarusian Fed Cup Team, 2005; Belarusian Olympic Team, 2008.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 02:30:15 AM »
CAREER IN REVIEW

2003 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit, winning one doubles title.

2004 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2005 - Played first two Tour main draws, falling 1r at Kolkata but reaching SF at Guangzhou (l. to Yan); fell in Tour qualifying twice; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2006 - First Top 100 season; SF at Tashkent (l. to Sun); debuted at all four Grand Slams, best result being 3r at US Open (l. to Chakvetadze); made Top 100 debut on July 10 (after Wimbledon; rose from No.101 to No.99); won first Tour doubles title.

2007 - Breakthrough season highlighted by first two Tour singles finals and two Top 10 wins; runner-up twice, at Estoril (l. to Arn 26 61 76(3); held 2mp at 5-4 third set) and Tashkent (l. to Parmentier 75 62; led 5-3 w/3sp in first set); SF at Prague (ret. vs. Morigami w/right hip strain); QF three times, at Los Angeles (l. to Jankovic), Luxembourg (d. No.8 Petrova en route for first Top 10 win; l. to Zvonareva) and Moscow (d. No.4 Sharapova en route for second Top 10 win; l. to Dementieva); reached first Grand Slam 4r at US Open (l. to Kuznetsova); reached 3r at Australian Open and Wimbledon but fell 1r at Roland Garros; made Top 50 debut on May 14 (after Prague; rose from No.55 to No.49), Top 40 debut on August 13 (after Los Angeles; rose from No.42 to No.37) and Top 30 debut on October 15 (after Moscow; rose from No.32 to No.27); won first career Grand Slam title in US Open mixed doubles (w/Mirnyi); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - First Top 20 season, highlighted by runner-up finishes at Gold Coast (l. to Li in 3s in final) and Prague (as No.3 seed, l. to top seed Zvonareva in final); SF three times, at Berlin (d. No.6 seed Chakvetadze en route; l. to No.13 seed and eventual champion Safina), Montréal (as No.11 seed, l. to No.7 seed and eventual champion Safina in 3s) and Stuttgart (d. No.8 seed A.Radwanska and No.4 seed Dementieva en route; l. to Petrova); wins over No.7 Chakvetadze (Berlin), No.10 A.Radwanska and No.4 Dementieva (Stuttgart) were third through fifth career Top 10 wins; QF twice, at Los Angeles (as No.8 seed, l. to No.4 seed and eventual champion Safina) and Zürich (ret. vs. Medina Garrigues w/right shoulder injury); reached 4r at Roland Garros (as No.16 seed, l. to No.4 seed Kuznetsova); best results in other 12 events were seven 3r finishes, at Australian Open (as No.26 seed, l. to No.7 seed S.Williams), Miami (as No.25 seed, l. to No.3 seed Kuznetsova 16 75 60; led 61 52 w/mp at 61 53), Charleston (as No.13 seed, l. to No.4 seed Dementieva), Rome (ret. vs. qualifier Pironkova w/left knee injury), Wimbledon (as No.16 seed, l. to No.21 seed Petrova 76(11) 76(4); held 7sp in first set), Olympics (as No.12 seed, l. to No.7 seed V.Williams) and US Open (as No.14 seed, l. to No.21 seed Wozniacki); fell 2r once, at Amelia Island (as No.14 seed, l. to Cibulkova in 3s) and 1r four times, at Hobart (as No.5 seed, ret. vs. Govortsova w/right abductor injury), Paris [Indoors] (l. to Daniilidou in 3s), Eastbourne (as No.5 seed, ret. vs. Rezai w/left knee injury) and Moscow (l. to qualifier Errani in 3s); made two ranking debuts on May 12 (after Berlin), cracking singles Top 20 (rose from No.26 to No.19) and doubles Top 10 (rose from No.12 to No.10); withdrew from Antwerp, Doha and Indian Wells w/knee injuries, from Birmingham for rest and recovery and from Seoul w/back injury.
 
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009, 02:31:32 AM »
PERSONAL
Coached by Antonio Van Grichen ... Favorite shot is backhand; favorite surface is hard ... Introduced to tennis at age 7 by mother; mother is Alla; father is Fedor; has one brother, Max ... Speaks Belarusian, English, Russian ... Enjoys listening to music (especially hip-hop, rap and R&B), spending time with friends, reading ... Favorite city is hometown of Minsk; spends most of her time living and training in Scottsdale now; is friends with NHL star Nikolay Khabibulin and his family, who also live in Scottsdale; has lived there approximately three years ... Admires Roger Federer for professionalism on and off court.

Official Website: www.vikaazarenkatennis.com
 
AWARDS
- Awards received include 2005 ITF Junior Girls World Champion.
- Junior highlights include Grand Slam singles titles at 2005 Australian Open (d. Szavay in final) and 2005 US Open (d. Glatch in final) and Grand Slam doubles titles at 2004 Wimbledon (w/Govortsova), 2005 Roland Garros and 2005 Wimbledon (both w/Szavay).
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2009, 02:35:18 AM »
Then here we have various pictures from Victoria's career so far included her Mixed Doubles victories at the French Open and US Open  :)



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