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Azarenka’s Australian run ends in QF loss

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus walks off the court after her quarterfinal loss to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. 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 Agnieszka Radwanska on Wednesday to continue the flow of stars tumbling out of the season’s first major.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Azarenka ends tense rematch with a little bling

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus celebrates after defeating Sloane Stephens of the United States in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday. AP

Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka shifted the spotlight from a tense rematch to her personal life with a center-court remark to rapper boyfriend Redfoo, she wants a ring with bling.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Tennis in a sauna? Heat wave hits Australian Open

Tennis fans protect themselves from the sun during a first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. AP

One player fainted mid-match as temperatures topped 42C (108F) at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Others said it felt like they were playing tennis in a sauna, or on a frying pan that sizzled their soles.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Federer, Azarenka advance as heat wave arrives

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his win over James Duckworth of Australia after their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday. AP

Roger Federer kept his cool on a scorching hot second day at the Australian Open, starting his record 57th consecutive Grand Slam tournament with a straight-sets victory in his first competitive match in front of new coach Stefan Edberg.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Tennis: Azarenka shrugs off Serena favorite tag

Victoria Azarenka. AP FILE PHOTO

Defending champion Victoria Azarenka Sunday insisted she doesn’t care that Serena Williams is seen as favorite to win the Australian Open and indicated her motivation was high to beat the world number one.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Azarenka fighting to get fit for 2014

Victoria Azarenka AP file photo

World number two Victoria Azarenka said Friday she was battling to get her fitness back on track after a disappointing 2013 as she prepared to face world number one Serena Williams in Thailand.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Azarenka talks down chances of WTA Championships win challenge over

Victoria Azarenka. AP FILE PHOTO

Victoria Azarenka implied her season was all but over after a 6-4 6-3 loss to Jelena Jankovic on Wednesday delivered a significant blow to her chances of making a challenge for Serena Williams’ title at the WTA Championships.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

WTA Championships: Li Na gets chance of atonement against Azarenka

Li Na AFP

Li Na has a chance to atone for her ill fortune in one of the most dramatic Grand Slam finals in recent years as the round robin draw in the WTA Championships gives her a certain meeting with Victoria Azarenka this week.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

China Open: Petkovic defeats her second former champion

Andrea Petkovic of Germany hits a return to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their first round tennis match at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on September 30, 2013. Petkovic won 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. AFP

Andrea Petkovic continued her stunning form at the China Open by dumping out former Roland Garros winner Svetlana Kuznetsova 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in her second-round match Wednesday.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Reigning China Open champ Azarenka crashes out

Victoria Azarenka AP

Reigning China Open champion Victoria Azarenka crashed out in the first round on Monday as the second seed faced stiff resistance from former finalist Andrea Petkovic.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Serena best ever, but I’m closing gap—Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka AP file photo

Serena Williams may pack a knockout punch and be the greatest player ever to grace women’s tennis, according to Victoria Azarenka, but the world number two insists she is steadily closing the gap.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Williams sets up meeting with Azarenka in final

Serena Williams. AP FILE PHOTO

Serena Williams was cruising along in the U.S. Open semifinals, serving up another bagel, when, out of nowhere, a competitive tennis match broke out.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Injured Azarenka withdraws from Toronto

Victoria Azarenka AP

Two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka withdrew on Sunday from the WTA hardcourt tournament in Toronto with a lower back injury, shortly after losing a final in California.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

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