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Yet the French Open is the most interesting case in terms of the development of her all-around game, cause to win Roland Garros she would have to develop a better transition game and make more use of dropshots and slices. Basically approach it like a Peak Schiavone, cause she cannot overpower players from the baseline like a Na Li or Sharapova. I agree she can win all the other three Slams as it is, although a better serve would make things so much easier. I don´t even want to know, what happens, if Na Li holds at 3-5 in the third like Serena did at the US Open.
I would have shat my pants, that's what would have happened.
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

A little conversation between Vika and Chris Evert.

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Time to leave the land down under! Loved every single day and moment! Always very special! Thank u all #Australianopen #melbourne ❤❤❤❤❤


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@vika7 Vika- well done for overcoming adversity and for fighting out there, with all the odds against you.. You are a champ...

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@ChrissieEvert thank u
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

Chris Evert Very kind words. It's nice to see that some people still have some sort of sanity.

I think this was a very important tournament win for Vika, and she must have matured a lot during these two weeks. Excited to see how she will perform in the next couple of events.


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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

I wonder how much was taken out of Vika mentally these 2 weeks. It's been a long ride. 2 weeks to recover though I suppose. Doha and Dubai on paper are a perfect opportunity to exert authority over the rest of tour. It's also in theory Vika's only chance to add points to her total for a while. I'm not sure this will be at the forefront of her mind though, and it's probably more important to take a season long view because it would be really impressive to win another major this year.
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Well she has points to defend in Doha. But she does have a chance in Dubai to add. I think i remember her retiring from a match or withdrawing.
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Well she has points to defend in Doha. But she does have a chance in Dubai to add. I think i remember her retiring from a match or withdrawing.
She withdrew from Dubai to sell the fake injury and MTO from Doha final, which she had to take against the ever threatening Aga.

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She withdrew from Dubai to sell the fake injury and MTO from Doha final, which she had to take against the ever threatening Aga.
Oh i had a feeling about that case.
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A little conversation between Vika and Chris Evert.

victoria azarenka ‏@vika7
Time to leave the land down under! Loved every single day and moment! Always very special! Thank u all #Australianopen #melbourne ❤❤❤❤❤


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@vika7 Vika- well done for overcoming adversity and for fighting out there, with all the odds against you.. You are a champ...

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@ChrissieEvert thank u
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Well she has points to defend in Doha. But she does have a chance in Dubai to add. I think i remember her retiring from a match or withdrawing.
Yep. Vika has 900 points to defend in Doha in February 2013 as a winner, but she withdrew from Dubai last year where the winner gets 470 points. After that the next big tournament in March 2013 is Indian Wells where Vika is also a defending champion (1000 points) from the last year. If Serena doesn´t play before Miami in March 2013, Vika has good chances to remain at No.1 but she wasn´t playing her best game in Melbourne. But she surely showed her mental strength.
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Well finally Chrisie said something nice.
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Yep. Vika has 900 points to defend in Doha in February 2013 as a winner, but she withdrew from Dubai last year where the winner gets 470 points. After that the next big tournament in March 2013 is Indian Wells where Vika is also a defending champion (1000 points) from the last year. If Serena doesn´t play before Miami in March 2013, Vika has good chances to remain at No.1 but she wasn´t playing her best game in Melbourne. But she surely showed her mental strength.
Yea i fully agree. I hope she can take a week or 2 off at least to recover and to regroup and to get on to practicing.
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

Vika making all the journalists and commentators eat their hatred with this win.

If Serena doesn't play before Miami, and Vika is healthy there's no reason why she can't defend those points, if not gain any. At the same time her 2012 streak drained her come Miami and the clay court season so I hope she doesn't over do it. While the French is the toughest slam for her, there's no reason she can't make the semis there.

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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

Serena is down for Doha and Dubai. But seeing as she went down in Melbourne with 2 injuries, and is currently walking around with some sort of visible strapping on her ankle, I would be surprised if she actually does. If she doesn't, she definitely won't play before Miami, but we will see. Tbh Vika should just concentrate on getting to her best level. Serena will probably get to number 1 before Wimbledon regardless. Vika won the Australian Open, but I think everyone agrees she can play better. And that is a good thing looking forward .
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

Still so happy. Good to have you back Patrick!
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Glad to see Vika has career earnings of $350 Million according to the ever reliable wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WTA_Tour_records

No. Active Prize Money
1 United States Serena Williams $42,242,272
2 United States Venus Williams $28,599,243
3 Russia Maria Sharapova $23,654,080
4 Belarus Victoria Azarenka $350,674,293
5 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova $16,805,053
6 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki $14,313,350
7 Serbia Jelena Janković $13,395,247
8 Russia Vera Zvonareva $13,225,072
9 Australia Samantha Stosur $11,887,954
10 Russia Nadia Petrova $11,661,359
11 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska $11,459,906
12 China Li Na $10,682,583
13 Russia Dinara Safina $10,585,640
14 Serbia Ana Ivanović $9,847,838
15 United States Lisa Raymond $9,582,911
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