Birth Date: 1989
Turned pro: 2003
Joined the Belarus national tennis team in 2005
Victoria Azarenka is Belarus' representative in the world's women tennis elite.
Victoria Azarenka entered the Top 10 in the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Rankings in March 2009. Two years later, in March 2011, she became the 3rd in the world rankings.
Victoria Azarenka is the first Belarusian tennis player ever to reach № 1. Victoria Azarenka secured her maiden Grand Slam title at Australian Open in January, 2012.
She is the second woman from Belarus ever to be ranked that high, following Natasha Zvereva who was ranked World Number 5 in the late 1980s.
World Number 3 in the current WTA rating list (as of 2013, 13 May)
The best WTA singles ranking – Number 1 (as of 2012, 30 January. Victoria Azarenka topped the WTA ratings on 30 January 2012 and held the title for 52 weeks.)
In 2005 Azarenka won the junior competition at both the Australian and US Open, and was subsequently named ITF Junior Girl’s World Champion of the year, a title never before earned by a player from Belarus.
The winner of the two Grand Slam mixed doubles – the 2007 US Open (teaming up with Max Mirnyi) and the 2008 French Open (with Bob Bryan)
Singles bronze at the 2012 London Olympics
The winner of the US Open semifinals (2012)
The winner of 16 singles WTA titlesin Brisbane, Miami and Memphis (2009); Moscow and Stanford (2010); Miami, Marbella and Luxemburg (2011); Sydney, Melbourne (Australian Open), Doha, Indian Wells, Beijing, Linz (2012); Melbourne (Australian Open), Doha (2013).
over Martina Hingis at the US Open (2007)
over Nadezhda Petrova in Luxembourg (2007)
over Maria Sharapova at the Kremlin Cup (2007)
over Dinara Safina in Indian Wells (2009)
over Serena Williams in Miami (2009)
over Maria Sharapova in Stanford (2010)
over Maria Kirilenko at the Kremlin Cup (2010)
over Maria Sharapova at Australian Open (2012)
over Maria Sharapova at China Open (2012)
over Serena Williams at Doha Open (2013)
In 2009 Victoria Azarenka won a spot in the WTA Tour’s Sony Ericsson Championships. In 2010 and 2011 she also took part in these championships. In 2011 Petra Kvitova defeated Victoria in the Madrid Open final.
In 2012 Victoria Azarenka won six WTA Tournaments: in Sydney, Melbourne (Australian Open), Doha, Indian Wells, Beijing, Linz.
World number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beat World No.6 Li Na of China in the Melbourne final on 26 January 2013 to defend her Australian Open title and stay at the top of the WTA ratings.