List of career achievements by Victoria Azarenka

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Azarenka (left) won the bronze medal in singles at the 2012 London Olympics.

This is a list of career achievements by Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka.

Grand Slam[edit]

  • By winning the 2012 Australian Open, Victoria Azarenka not only became the first Belarusian player, male or female, to win a Grand Slam singles title; she also became the first player from her country to ascend to the world number one ranking.[1]
  • Azarenka has three times dethroned reigning champions at Grand Slam tournaments: at the 2009 French Open, on the same day Rafael Nadal suffered his lone defeat at the French Open at the hands of Robin Söderling, Azarenka defeated 2008 champion Ana Ivanovic in straight sets in the fourth round; she also advanced to the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time by virtue of this victory.[2][3] She also defeated reigning Australian and US Open champions Kim Clijsters and Samantha Stosur on her way to reaching her first two Grand Slam finals at those respective events in 2012, winning her first Grand Slam title at the former.[4][5]

Overall[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Victoria Azarenka breezes to Australian Open victory, Taipei Times, 28 January 2012
  2. ^ Ivanovic heads home, Safina powers on, ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 1 June 2009
  3. ^ Nadal Is Stunned, Losing for the First Time at the French Open, The New York Times, 31 May 2009
  4. ^ AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Victoria Azarenka beats Kim Clijsters to reach final, Mail Online, 26 January 2012
  5. ^ US Open 2012: Victoria Azarenka knocks out Sam Stosur, The Guardian, 5 September 2012
  6. ^ Azarenka primed for Top 10. Sonyericssonwtatour.com. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  7. ^ "Azarenka's streak snapped by Bartoli – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. 29 March 2012. 
  8. ^ Olympics 2012 Final - Mirnyi/Azarenka Win Olympic Mixed Doubles, ATP World Tour Official Website, 5 August 2012
  9. ^ Azarenka finishes season in top spot, Sydney Morning Herald, 27 October 2012
  10. ^ Venus Beats Birthday Girl Azarenka, WTA Official Website, 31 July 2014
  11. ^ 200 недель в топ-10
  12. ^ Azarenka, Radwanska set for QF duel, WTA official website, 7 August 2014
  13. ^ Heather Watson goes down in straight sets to Victoria Azarenka in Montreal, The Guardian, 8 August 2014