Victoria Azarenka has defeated Elena Vesnina of Russia in the fourth round of the Australian Open. Azarenka won the match in the straight sets by 6-1, 6-1. With this victory, Azarenka has moved into the quarter finals. It was a brilliant effort by the world no. 1. She won the match in just 57 minutes and knocked Vesnina out of the tournament.
Azarenka has been in fine form in this tournament and she was expected to secure an easy victory over Vesnina. The speculations turned out to be true and Azarenka didn’t have to work hard at all to defeat Vesnina. She dominated right through the match. Read more »
Victoria Azarenka has defeated Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan in a match of the Brisbane International Tennis tournament. Azarenka won the match in the straight sets by 6-1, 6-0. With this victory, Azarenka has made her way into the semi finals.
Azarenka was expected to dominate in the match as she was much higher in rankings than Pervak and she stood up to the expectations. The Belarusian superstar took just 69 minutes to win the match and knock her opponent out of the competition. She was in absolute demolishing mood and she made the match completely one sided.
Azarenka had won its previous match quite easily as well. She had started the new year on a high by defeating Sabine Lisicki of Germany in the straight sets by 6-3, 6-3. But, in the match against Pervak, the world no. 1 looked even more aggressive. She let her opponent win just a single game in the entire match which tells the story of her dominance.
Azarenka was off to a brilliant start in the match. She got three successive breakthroughs and won the first five games on the trot to take a lead of 5-0. Pervak eventually made her presence felt by breaking Azarenka’s service in the sixth game, but, that was too little to make an impact. Azarenka easily served out with the seventh game and sealed the first set by 6-1.
In the second set, Azarenka got even more aggressive. Just like the opening set, the Belarusian broke Pervak’s service thrice in the second set as well and won the first six games consecutively to wrap up the match.
Azarenka served four double faults in the match, but, she made up for it by converting seven out of the nine breakpoints that she got. In the semi final, Azarenka will take on the winner of the match between Sloane Stephens and Serena Williams.
The no.1 player in the world, Victoria Azarenka, will take part in the Brisbane International tennis competition in the next season. Azarenka had participated in this tournament a couple of times before as well. This would be the only tournament that Azarenka would play before the Australian Open.
Talking to the reporters after signing for the Brisbane International, Azarenka said, “I have played in this competition a few times before and I had thoroughly enjoyed my stay here on those occasions. Brisbane is a wonderful City and the people over here are very nice as well. I am pretty excited to come back here again next year.”
“I had won this tournament in 2009 and I am looking forward to do it again in January. I know that it’s not going to be that easy as there will be some great players participating in the competition, but, I will give my best and hopefully, will manage to win it.”
When asked about her finishing the season as the no.1 player in the world, Azarenka said, “I am delighted to have finished the season at the top of the rankings. It’s a very special achievement for me. I performed consistently throughout the season and got the reward for that. I would have liked to finish the season by winning a title, but, overall, I am pretty happy with how the season went for me.”
“I am looking forward to the next season. It will be an exciting one; that’s for sure. There will certainly be some very tough matches for me in the upcoming season, but, I am quite prepared for it. I will start the season by playing in this tournament and then, will participate in the Australian Open and hopefully, will defend my title there.”