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Brisbane Final: [2] Victoria Azarenka wins 1st title def. [3] Marion Bartoli 6-3 6-1

Vika! Amazing match from start to finish. She stayed well in control and stuck to her gameplan. If she plays with this intensity at the AO she will be threatening to everyone. Vika never let up from the baseline, hitting consistently hard on both wings and absorbing all of Marion’s pace. I also loved the way she put a bit more air on afew of her shots to give Marion even more ground to cover and to keep her pinned back.

Apart from a few flashes of brilliance (which were needed to keep the match even mildly competitive), Marion never really got into the match. Her court positioning was too far behind the baseline, and she’s never going to beat someone like Vika from that area of the court. She couldn’t handle the depth and angle of Vika and so was unable to hit through her like she does most of her opponents, and her serve was dreadful (her biggest letdown). But it was a convincing week for Marion, and it’s just the serve which I see holding her back at the AO.

I loved the ceremony, both were gracious to each other which was good for me as I am a fan of both.

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Re: Brisbane Final: [2] Victoria Azarenka def. [3] Marion Bartoli 6-3 6-1

Congrats to Wika on the first title, she deserved it the way she's been playing this week. She should've won it already last year in Gold Coast.
Marion Just not her day. Couldn't really take her chances and put more pressure on Wika.
Marion was so adorable in the ceremony, it's impossible to dislike her! Wika was cute too, totally didn't know what to say, plus she forgot to congratulate Marion. She was so embarrassed that I thought she would drop the trophy!

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Re: Brisbane Final: [2] Victoria Azarenka def. [3] Marion Bartoli 6-3 6-1

Vika.

Well done and congrats on your first title!


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Great week and start to the year, please keep it up.

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thats awesome! go vika!too bad i cldnt see it
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Re: Brisbane Final: [2] Victoria Azarenka def. [3] Marion Bartoli 6-3 6-1

I wish i saw more of this match! That was good ballbashing!!

But when Vee calls

Vika was so fired up, i kinda like her now! It was great to see her so pumped up. Marion didn't do too much wrong. Well done for making the final
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Finally she got her first title . Well deserved, congrats Vika!
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Congratulations on your maiden title, Vika.
Maron . PLEASE work on the serve.
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OMG OMG OMG

I'm so happy


Vika played awesome all the week


Vika congrats

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Well done Vika! Finally she got a title!
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Congrats Vika

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Re: Brisbane Final: [2] Victoria Azarenka def. [3] Marion Bartoli 6-3 6-1

Azarenka will be a threat at AO. Tactically great and execution was great.

Marion had the right plan I think and I like how she changed her tactics very quickly in the match (and i think her tactics were effective) but she couldn't execute it. Her backhand crosscourt is surprisingly poor. Needs to work on that and her serve.
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Congrats VIKA!!!!!!!!!!
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