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Victoria Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka is a Belarusian tennis player who is a part of the WTA and is a former world number one.

She created history in 2012 when she became the first player from her country to win a Grand Slam title when she secured the Australian Open title before going on to repeat that success the following year as well. She is an Olympic champion as well having won the gold medal in mixed doubles in the 2012 London Olympic Games where she also finished as the bronze medal winner in the singles competition.

Azarenka has won two more Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles, winning the US Open in 2007 win Max Mirnyi and the French Open the following year with Bob Bryan.

Born in Belarus, Victoria Azarenka moved to the United States of America at the age of 15 years to further her tennis education due to the lack of infrastructure and facilities in her own country and turned professional in 2003.

In 2011, Azarenka considered taking a break from tennis to focus on her education but was talked out of that decision by her grandmother, which was a turning point in her career as she won her first Grand Slam title the following year.

Currently, Victoria Azarenka has a record of 406-150 with a win percentage of 73.02 in singles matches, becoming the world number one immediately after her success in the Australian Open of 2012. Apart from winning the Australian Open twice, she also came second in the US Open on two occasions, and reached the semi finals of Wimbledon twice and the French Open once.

With 17 WTA and 1 ITF title to her name in 11 years, Azarenka is one of the most decorated women’s players on the circuit that active at the moment.