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Victoria Azarenka

Another Major Upset Down Under

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 03.23.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Victoria Azarenka's 18-match winning streak at the Australian Open ended in an upset 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 quarterfinal loss to ...

Vika Takes Down Serena

AP | Posted 12.28.2013 | Sports

HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — Victoria Azarenka beat top-ranked Serena Williams in straight sets Saturday in an exhibition match between the world's top ...

Vika Gets Back To U.S. Open Final

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 11.06.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Screeching and struggling all afternoon, Victoria Azarenka willed her way into a second consecutive U.S. Open final Friday with a 6-4, 6-2...

Azarenka Returns To US Open Semis

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — At 24 years young, Victoria Azarenka can claim something very few of the more experienced players can. She has a formula for beating...

'Fighter At Heart'

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 09.03.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Victoria Azarenka refused to complain about playing her fourth-round U.S. Open match a day later than the rest of her half of the draw. ...

Vika Notches 'Double Bagel' Win

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 10.27.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — For all of one game, and only one game, Victoria Azarenka faced a bit of a test in the first round of the U.S. Open. And after needi...

U.S. Open 2013: Women To Watch

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 08.26.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Women to watch at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday: SERENA WILLIAMS...


AP | Posted 08.26.2013 | Sports

LONDON — Second-seeded Victoria Azarenka has pulled out of Wimbledon after hurting her right knee in her opening-round win. Early in the second...

WATCH: Vika Bounces Back From Nasty Fall

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 08.24.2013 | Sports

LONDON — When Victoria Azarenka's right knee gave way, she slid to the slippery turf and began sobbing. A routine first-round match at Wimbledo...

Sharapova Returns To French Open Final

AP | STEVEN WINE | Posted 08.06.2013 | Sports

PARIS -- Defending champion Maria Sharapova overcame 11 double-faults and earned a return trip to the French Open final Thursday, beating Victoria Aza...

Azarenka Advances To French Open Semis

AP | Posted 06.05.2013 | Sports

PARIS -- Third-seeded Victoria Azarenka became the first woman representing Belarus to reach the semifinals of the French Open by defeating Maria Kiri...

Vika Advances, Eventually

AP | STEVEN WINE | Posted 05.29.2013 | Sports

PARIS -- Victoria Azarenka waited until the fourth day of the French Open for her opening match, then showed she's eager to continue. Filling a mos...

PHOTOS: Serena vs. Vika

AP | ANDREW DAMPF | Posted 07.19.2013 | Sports

ROME -- Serena Williams won her fourth consecutive title of the year in dominating fashion Sunday, beating third-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-3 in ...

Choker or Champion?

Dr. Amer Aldeen | Posted 04.09.2013 | Sports
Dr. Amer Aldeen

As a fan of tennis in general (and Stephens in particular as a young, American up-and-comer), I propose that we call this timeout the Azarenka Rule. Which is probably more appropriate than fruitlessly seeking that elusive medical diagnosis known as Azarenka Syndrome.

Vika, Redfoo To Party After Aussie Win

AP | JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 01.26.2013 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Victoria Azarenka plans to celebrate with her rap star friend Redfoo after a dramatic Australian Open. Azarenka was joined ...

Back On Top Down Under

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 03.28.2013 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia — Victoria Azarenka had the bulk of the crowd against her. The fireworks were fizzling out, and when she looked over the ne...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 03.26.2013 | New York
Len Berman

Let's go Pelicans! The NBA New Orleans Hornets will change its name to Pelicans. What's the over/under on the first headline during a losing streak that reads "Pelican'ts?"

'I Almost Did The Choke Of The Year'

AP | DENNIS PASSA | Posted 01.24.2013 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Victoria Azarenka had to endure some anxious moments before and after her win over American teenager Sloane Stephens. Li Na...

Serena Aiming For 2013 Grand Slam

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 01.12.2013 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia -- No woman has come close to rivaling Serena Williams since she finished off her self-titled Serena Slam – capturing four ...

Vika Withdraws Before Match With Serena

AP | Posted 03.06.2013 | Sports

BRISBANE, Australia — Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Brisbane International about a half hour before her scheduled semifina...

Nadal Back In Action.. Sort Of

Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports

By Jonathan Scott, Missing in action since Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal is yearned for in the Davis Cup final and World Tour Finals (yes, the...

Serena Rallies For Epic U.S. Open Triumph

Posted 09.10.2012 | Sports

By Peter Bodo, NEW YORK—Once again, Serena Williams turned the conventional wisdom upside down as she won her fourth U.S. Open and 15t...

Serena Wins U.S. Open Championship

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.09.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — Given all of the setbacks Serena Williams shrugged aside over the years – on tennis courts and, more daunting, away from them &...

U.S. Open Final: Serena vs. Vika

Posted 09.08.2012 | Sports

By Richard Pagliaro, All the world's a stage, and the U.S. Open finalists are a pair of scene stealers. Victoria Azarenka upstaged Maria...

Sharapova Eliminated In Semis

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.07.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Normally so good, so gritty, in the crucible of the third set, Maria Sharapova finally met her match against Victoria Azarenka. Coming ...