Victoria Azarenka

Azarenka bursting with pride after dethroning Serena at Indian Wells

Azarenka bursting with pride after dethroning Serena at Indian Wells

Johannesburg, Mar. 21 : After upsetting world number one Serena Williams in the finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, eighth-ranked Victoria Azarenka has admitted that she feels proud after claiming the title and believes her hard work is paying off.

The 26-year-old produced an imperious form as she stunned Serena 6-4, 6-4 to capture the title for the second time and 19th career singles titles overall.

Halep overcomes Azarenka to advance to maiden US Open semis

Simona Halep

London, Sept. 10 - World number two Simona Halep reached the US Open semi-finals for the first time in her career after defeating Victoria Azarenka in thrilling three sets at Flushing Meadows.

The 23-year-old Romanian overcame 20th seed Azarenka 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in a rain-interrupted battling contest that lasted two hours and 40 minutes, the Guardian reported.

Although Halep clinched the first set with ease, two-time US Open finalist Azarenka wrestled her way back into the game to secure the next set and maintain a 2-1 lead in the decider before rain stopped the play.

Azarenka involved with Oz teen tennis ace Kokkinakis in Instagram hook-up

Victoria Azarenka

Sydney, Dec 30 - Belarussian tennis ace Victoria Azarenka apparently seems to be involved in an Instagram hook-up with Australian teen sensation Thanasi Kokkinakis.

The former world number one female tennis player followed the 18-year-old tennis sensation on Instagram and Kokkinakis obliged by returning the favour and following Azarenka, who is seven years his elder, right back.

Kokkinakis claimed that he thought it wouldn't be polite if he didn't follow back, adding that straight away Azarenka followed him on Twitter and sent him a message, News. com. au reported.

Azarenka comes from set behind to beat Krunic in US Open pre-quarterfinals

Victoria AzarenkaWellington, Sep 02 - Two-times Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka came from a set behind against inspired qualifier Aleksandra Krunic to beat the Serb 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Monday to advance to the US Open quarterfinals.

Na, Azarenka advance while Stephens, Stosur fall on day one at Wimbledon

Li NaJohannesburg, June 24 - Former French Open champion Li Na and former world number one Victoria Azarenka have defeated Polish qualifier Paula Kania 7-5, 6-2 and Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3 7-5

Martina Hingis backs 'two-time champion' Azarenka to reprise Oz Open 'threepeat'

Martina-HingisSydney, Jan 21 : Swiss legend Martina Hingis has backed defending Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka to reprise her 'threepeat' feat at the first Grand Slam of the year.

Nadal and Victoria Azarenka roll on in style in Australian Open

Nadal-and-AzarenkaMelbourne, Jan 20 : World No. 1 Rafael Nadal overcame strong opposition from Japan's 16th seed Kei Nishikori to book his place in the quarter-finals.

The top seed won 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 7-6 (7-3) against Nishikori.

Azarenka thankful to 'beloved' granny for choosing name

Victoria-AzarenkaJohannesburg, Jan 18 : World No. 2 Victoria Azarenka has reportedly revealed that her grandmother chose her name, overruling her parents' decision to name her something else.

Azarenka, Wozniacki move to second round of Australian Open

Victoria-AzarenkaMelbourne  Jan 14 : Victoria Azarenka began her bid for a third consecutive Australian Open title with a 7-6 (2), 6-2 win over Johanna Larsson on Tuesday at Melbourne Park .

Azarenka 'unfazed' by Serena 'juggernaut' ahead of Australian Open title defence

Victoria AzarenkaSydney, Jan 13 - Defending Australian Open's women champion Victoria Azarenka is reportedly unfazed by speculation that her defence of the title will falter in the face of the Serena Williams 'juggernaut'.

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