Victoria now has 4,630 points, after winning a large tournament in Miami (the USA), defeating Russian Maria Sharapova in the finals, and in Marbella (Spain). Victoria previously occupied eighth place in the WTA rankings, with Danish Caroline Wozniacki in first place, followed by Belgian Kim Clijsters. Russia’s Vera Zvonareva is in third place, while two other Belarusians boast places in the top 100: Olga Govortsova is 86th and Anastasia Yekimova is 98th.
Meanwhile, Victoria Azarenko has won the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Heart Awards-2011 prize — a joint project of the International Tennis Federation and the official sponsor of the Federation Cup, BNP Paribas. The prize aims to recognise and encourage players with unique sporting and personal qualities, who have represented their country at the Federation Cup this year. The Belarusian player won the prize after her successful performance in Euro/Africa Zone Group I, this February, selected as a result of an interactive poll on the official Federation Cup website.
Moving up the rankings
Belarus’ top tennis player, Victoria Azarenko, climbs to fifth position in global rankings