Victoria’s longed-for victorious return
Victoria Azarenko’s recent injuries have affected her play, even resulting in dropping out of tournaments. In the final, Vika played brilliantly, leading to her 2:6, 6:2, 7:6 (8:6) victory in the 2 hour, 29 minute match
By Yegor Glebov
In the first set, Victoria could not find her game; however, she pulled back well in the following sets and made Serena struggled for every ball. Victoria defeated her experienced opponent in the second set and gave the audience a stunning final set, with both players presenting their very best tennis. Finally, luck was with Vika in the tie-break.
Ms. Azarenko, 24, has only twice defeated Ms. Williams, 31, having suffered 12 defeats. This is the second time she has beaten Serena this season, following the February tournament in Doha.
On the way to the final match, Victoria beat American Vania King (140) — 6:1, 7:6 (8:6), Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova (33) — 6:3, 6:4, Danish Caroline Wozniacki (10) — 6:3, 7:6 (7:5) and Serbian Jelena Jankovic — 4:6, 6:2, 6:3.
Victoria has now won 17 WTA tournaments, with this year seeing triumph at the competition in Doha and at the Open Championship in Melbourne: one of the ‘Grand Slam’ tournaments. She remains in second seed position, with 9,505 points, while Serena Williams has 12,260 points.
On August 26th, the world’s best tennis players will gather in New York City for the U.S. Open: the last ‘Grand Slam’ event of the season. We hope that Victoria will continue her winning streak.