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The no. 1 player in the world, Victoria Azarenka, has defeated Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania in the first round of the Women’s tennis singles tournament of London Olympics. It was a rain interrupted encounter. Azarenka was not able to win the match easily. The young Romanian gave her a good fight. The scorecard 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 itself says that the match was not one-sided.

Azarenka started the match pretty well and won the first set by 6-1. But, Irina came back in the match strongly and won the second set by 6-3. However, the experience and quality of Azarenka was too much for Irina in the final set. Azarenka won the third set by 6-1 and went into the second round. After the match, Azarenka said that she made some big mistakes in the second set. In the second set, Irina broke Azarenka’s service several times. According to Azarenka, she has to work a bit on his service. Such mistakes could be costly in the upcoming matches.

Azarenka said that when she plays for herself, she doesn’t feel too much pressure. But, when she plays for her country, she often gets nervous. According to Azarenka, when you play on Centre court after a while, it is not easy to control your shots. She admitted that she was not at her best in the match and if she has to win a medal, she would have to improve her service.

As per Azarenka, the rain also affected her concentration. She had to play the match yesterday, but, due to the rain, she had to wait for too long. In the second round, Azarenka will play against Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain. Maria won her first match pretty easily. She defeated Polona Hercog of Slovenia in the straight sets by 6-2, 6-4. Azarenka should be very careful against Maria and should not repeat the same mistakes in the second round match.


Belarusian tennis star Victoria Azarenka is back in the No 1 position – congratulations to her!! After her surprising defeat at the Qatar Open, she was very much upset with her form, with it being reported that she had even thought of quitting the sport altogether. This crisis of confidence was certainly a factor in her losing more matches.

In an interview she revealed that losing was not at all fun for her because she plays with a lot of passion and desire, and can’t stand it when she ends up on the losing side.

But, thanks to God according to Azarenka, she changed her mind and took a break. Suddenly in 2011, she shocked every tennis lover by winning 55 out of 72 matches, finishing the year as the world’s no 3. In 2012, she won the Australian open and snatched the top spot, and is currently on cloud 9 after beating Agneiszka Radwanska on Saturday and reaching the Qatar open final. She will face Sam Stosur in the final.

She is now considered as the best player on the WTA circuit and all the credit for this goes to her outstanding effort and incredible patience. Her improvement has won her great compliment from tennis legend Martina Navratilova. According to Martina she has talent and personality to be a great competitior for many years to come.

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