Victoria Azarenka Profile
This Belarusian tennis player is known for his aggressive baseliner and searing strokes. 28 January 2012 is memorable day for Victoria Azarenka, when she defeated three-time defending champion Maria Sharapova in the final of Australian Open and won her first Grand Slam title. What makes this day remarkable for Victoria is the fact that after her win over Maria Sharapova she also became the Number 1 player of the world in WTA ranking. She is already the highest-ranked Belarusian player in history which makes her the most famous female athlete in Belarus. Vika (her nick name) is also known for her fiery temper on court which makes her difficult opponent.
She was born on 31 July 1989 in Minsk, Belarus and started her pro career in 2003 when she was only 15 years of age. In her short but illustrious career Victoria won 10 WTA titles. This right-handed player so far won $11.3 million while playing the game of tennis.
Victoria Azarenka’s rivalries with Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are among the most celebrated in WTA. In her career she met with Serena Williams 21 times but Serena has the upper hand over Belarusian player as Serena won 17 and lost only 4 matches. Sharapova is another famous rival of Victoria. Both beauties met 15 times and Sharapova won 8 matches and hence slightly ahead of Victoria.
Victoria won two Grand Slams Singles titles (she won Australian Open in 2012 and 2013) in her career. She also reached into the finals of US Open twice i.e. 2012 and 2013. Overall, since the start of her career she remained a top ranking player in tennis world and also one of the most glamorous female tennis players in the world.
Victoria Azarenka Personal Information
- Date of Birth: 31 July 1989
- Place of Birth: Minsk, Belarus
- Height: 6 feet
- Weight: 145 lbs/ 66 kg
- Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Victoria Azarenka Career Information
- Stated Career in 2003
- Plays: Right-handed
- Career prize Money: $11,340,357
- Career Titles: 10 WTA
- Highest Ranking: No.1 (30 January 2012)
- Grand Slam Titles: Australian Open (2012, 2013)