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Simona Halep and an allowance for the unexpected

It was supposed to be Victoria Azarenka’s time again. At least, it felt as though the one nicknamed “Vika” was in great position to record a victory on Wednesday afternoon at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Azarenka has stood up to Serena Williams better than anyone else on the WTA Tour over the past three years, certainly in the most important matches. A two-time major champion, Azarenka...
Via Attacking The Net
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Azarenka continues surge, roars into fourth straight U.S. Open quarterfinal

Victoria Azarenka has reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the fourth straight year. The two-time Australian Open champion beat 46th-ranked American Varvara Lepchenko 6-3, 6-4 on Monday. Lepchenko was in the fourth round at the U.S. Open for the first time. Azarenka introduced a new fashion statement to Arthur Ashe Stadium: gauze wrapped around both biceps. She joked in an on...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka zings umpire during U.S. Open match (video)

Victoria Azarenka lost her cool during Tuesday’s match against Lucie Hradecka. She cruised to victory in the first round of the U.S. Open, but did briefly go off on a chair umpire while doing so. There was a point in the match where Azarenka was upset about a call, so she approached the chair umpire and gave her a piece of her mind. “Have you ever played tennis?” Azarenka asked...
Via The Sports Daily
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka gets snippy with US Open chair umpire

Victoria Azarenka's been known to flash a temper on court —€” and it happened again during her first-round victory at the U.S. Open. This was the testy exchange Tuesday at Louis Armstrong Stadium that Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open champion and two-time U.S. Open runner-up, had with chair umpire Aurelie Tourte: Azarenka: "Have you ever played tennis?" Tourte: "Yes." Azarenka...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka rips chair umpire at U.S. Open (Video)

Victoria Azarenka easily won her first round match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Tuesday, but she let out some frustrations by ripping into the chair umpire when a line call didn't go her way.Azarenka had a discussion with the chair umpire about the call, and ended the conversation like this: Azarenka: "Have you ever played tennis?"Umpire: "Yes."Azarenka: "You did? You...
Via Holdout Sports
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Victoria Azarenka rips chair umpire at US Open

    Victoria Azarenka blasted the chair umpire during her relatively easy first-round victory over Lucie Hradecka at the U.S. Open on Tuesday. Azarenka, who won in straight sets, was so upset over a line call at one point that she decided to walk over to the chair umpire and insult her knowledge of the sport. “Have you ever played tennis?” the former world No. 1 asked...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennis: Azarenka’s summer exploits and expectations

Victoria Azarenka may be taking a recovery break from professional tennis due to her recently injured shoulder, having not entered a title since her Wimbledon quarterfinal loss to Serena Williams, but that doesn’t mean her summer hasn’t been busy. While many top-ranked players have taken time off to relax, heal up, or train, Azarenka has been spending her time off a little differently...
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka Singing Happy Birthday Is Brutally Painful

Victoria Azarenka singing happy birthday is brutally painful. Here's video proof.
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Azarenka's on-court antics earn boos from Aussie crowd

Victoria Azarenka's tumultuous reign as the Australian Open's two-time champion ended Wednesday with a lot of shouting from her and some boos from the crowd. Australian fans love their champions but dislike bad sportsmanship, and Azarenka has not been able to shake the notion that she committed the sin a year ago with a questionably timed medical timeout. In 2013, the crowd booed...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka tells boyfriend Redfoo her engagement ring better be bigger than Wozniacki’s

Victoria Azarenka defeated Sloane Stephens in straight sets in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Monday to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Though her easy win was quite impressive, it’s not what we want to focus on. After her match, Vika did an interview with 7 Sports that was televised on […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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