Victoria Azarenka

All-Belarusian Final At Ostrava Was All Sabalenka

WASHINGTON/OSTRAVA, October 25, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka, the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds respectively in this week’s WTA Premier J&T Banka Ostrava Open, battled inside cavernous Ostravar Arena Sunday in the second-to-last singles title match of the […]

Azarenka Reaches Ostrava Final With A Sense Of Purpose

WASHINGTON, October 24, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) All week, Victoria Azarenka has played inspiring tennis with a sense of purpose. Her clarity and maturity have been unmistakable, but let’s not forget, she’s also having fun. Both on and off the […]

French Open: Nadal In Full Control, Schmiedlova Upsets Azarenka

STARNBERG/PARIS, September 30, 2020 (by Alessandro Boroch) As reported earlier today, Wednesday’s Day 4 at Roland Garros was overshadowed by the withdrawal of 23-time major singles champion Serena Williams. The 39-year-old American was set to face Bulgarian veteran Tsvetana Pironkova in the second match on […]

Vika 2.0 Is Spectacular In Top 5 Win Against Kenin

WASHINGTON, September 18, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) It doesn’t matter that less than a week ago Victoria Azarenka was playing in the final of a major while quarantined in “the bubble” in New York. She’s arrived in Rome and has […]

Osaka And Azarenka Deliver A Compelling US Open Final

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Saturday’s US Open women’s singles final will be remembered for having the smallest crowd gathered for a title match in the world’s largest tennis venue. Blame it on the coronavirus pandemic, which shut […]

Naomi And Vika: Plenty Of Wisdom In Their Words

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) There’s a lot wisdom and personality – and plenty of heart and soul – that comes from watching Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka, this year’s US Open women’s singles finalists, give their virtual press […]

US Open: Williams Wins Battle Of Moms With Pironkova

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Three mothers – Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Tsvetana Pironkova– all enjoyed center stage on Arthur Ashe Stadium, each bidding for a semifinal berth at the US Open on Wednesday. Six-time US Open champion […]

A Band of Mothers March On At The US Open

WASHINGTON, September 5, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) When the 2020 US Open began on Monday there were nine “mums” who began play in the women’s singles draw. By the end of the second round on Thursday, six of the nine […]

Azarenka Claims Western & Southern Open Title After Osaka Withdraws

WASHINGTON, August 29, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) By walkover, unseeded and 59th-ranked Victoria Azarenka won the Western & Southern Open women’s singles title for the second time on Saturday. Earlier, World No. 10 Naomi Osaka withdrew from the final due […]