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Jul 15th, 2016 05:52 PM
Exordes
Re: News and updates about Victoria Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka pregnant, says she plans to resume career
Victoria Azarenka pregnant, says she plans to resume career

Two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka says she is pregnant and plans to resume her career after the baby is born. The 26-year-old Azarenka posted a letter on her Twitter account Friday saying that when she was recovering from the knee injury that kept her out of Wimbledon, she and her boyfriend learned they were expecting a child at the end of the year.

"We couldn't be happier and feel very blessed to begin this exciting journey of building a family together," she wrote. "I have been truly inspired by so many strong female athletes who return to the very top of their sport after having children," Azarenka added, "and I plan to do exactly that." Kim Clijsters did exactly that in recent years, coming out of retirement in 2009 after the birth of her daughter and going on to win three more major titles.

Currently ranked sixth, Azarenka had to retire from her first-round French Open match May 24 when she hurt the knee and hasn't played since. Azarenka, from Belarus, won the Australian Open in 2012 and '13 and lost the U.S. Open final to Serena Williams in three sets both years. But she has struggled with injuries in recent seasons. She made the announcement Friday just as the International Tennis Federation was about to release its list of players for next month's Olympics. Azarenka's name was on the roster even though she won't be competing in Rio.
Jul 15th, 2016 05:48 PM
Exordes
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Victoria Azarenka: Pregnant world number six wants to return to the top

Victoria Azarenka: Pregnant world number six wants to return to the top - BBC Sport

Two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka has revealed she is pregnant.

The 26-year-old Belarusian said she planned to return to "the very top" of the sport after giving birth at the end of the year. Azarenka and her boyfriend learned she was pregnant while she was recovering from a knee injury.

"We couldn't be happier and feel very blessed to begin this exciting journey," said the world number six. "I have been truly inspired by so many strong female athletes who return to the very top of their sport after having children, and I plan to do exactly that."

Azarenka was Australian Open champion in 2012 and 2013 and a beaten US Open finalist in the same years. She has not played since retiring from a first-round match against Italian Karin Knapp at the French Open in May.
Jul 15th, 2016 05:44 PM
Exordes
Re: News and updates about Victoria Azarenka

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Originally Posted by Triskadeka View Post
Who's the father, though?
Bill McKeague:


Kenna Colburn, Bill McKeague & Vika Azarenka.


Bill McKeague & Sascha Bajin
Jul 15th, 2016 05:26 PM
adrian44
Re: News and updates about Victoria Azarenka

^ She has a steady boyfriend and she always posts their photos on social media.
Jul 15th, 2016 04:22 PM
Triskadeka
Re: News and updates about Victoria Azarenka

Who's the father, though?
Jul 15th, 2016 04:02 PM
MuguRena
Re: News and updates about Victoria Azarenka

Congratulations, Vika. I hope mother and baby are healthy and happy.

Jul 15th, 2016 03:23 PM
adrian44
Re: News and updates about Victoria Azarenka

Vika is going to be a mum

https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaAza...46655968682696

Jul 7th, 2016 07:38 AM
Exordes
Re: News and updates about Victoria Azarenka


ITF launches new Olympic book

http://www.itftennis.com/news/232653...w7zjiysk3Sw.99
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How does it feel to win an Olympic medal? What do you experience when you stand on the podium, and how does that change as the years go by and you reflect on your medal’s place in your life? The answers to these questions and much more can be found in the ITF’s new Olympic book, My Life, My Medal, launched by the ITF today in anticipation of Rio 2016.

The book contains the memories of 118 players who have won medals in the Olympics and Paralympics, from those men and women who were part of tennis’s return to the Games at Seoul 1988 to the current athletes who excelled at London 2012. It stands as a comprehensive record of how important the Olympics have been, and continue to be, in those players’ lives.
ITF - 2016 ITF Olympic Book



Jun 30th, 2016 07:41 PM
Exordes
Re: News and updates about Victoria Azarenka


WTA Insider @ wta_insider


Full @OlympicsTennis List (Singles)



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Jun 23rd, 2016 03:34 PM
Exordes
Re: News and updates about Victoria Azarenka

Thursday 23 June 2016 13:08 PM BST

Azarenka withdraws from The Championships
Azarenka withdraws from The Championships - The Championships, Wimbledon 2016 - Official Site by IBM
Sixth seed pulls out with knee injury

Two-time Wimbledon semi-finalist Victoria Azarenka has been forced to withdraw from this year's Championships with a knee injury.

The 26-year-old suffered the injury during her first-round match at Roland Garros, where she retired while trailing 4-0 in the final set to Karin Knapp. Azarenka had been seeded sixth for The Championships, where she reached the semi-finals in 2011 and 2012. She lost to eventual champion Serena Williams in the quarter-finals last year.

The Belarusian world No.6 had been one of the form players during the first three months of the 2016 season, winning three WTA titles before April. She beat Angelique Kerber to win in Brisbane, got the better of world No.1 Williams to take the Indian Wells crown and was too good for Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Miami final a few days later. Those victories over Williams and Kuznetsova made her only the third woman in WTA history to win the so-called Indian Wells-Miami Sunshine Double.

Following the withdrawal, Championships Referee Andrew Jarrett released a revised ladies’ singles seeding list. Five-time champion Venus Williams moves from No.9 seed to No.8, Britain’s Johanna Konta is up one to No.16 while German Andrea Petkovic also benefits as she becomes the No.32 seed
Jun 23rd, 2016 02:38 PM
Exordes
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Azarenka Withdraws From Wimbledon

News | WTA Tennis English

No.6 seed Victoria Azarenka has been forced to pull out of the upcoming Wimbledon Championships due to a knee injury.


Published June 23, 2016 12:13

WIMBLEDON, Great Britain - On Thursday, Wimbledon announced that former No.1 Victoria Azarenka had withdrawn from the tournament due to a knee injury.

Azarenka would have been the No.6 seed, resulting in a reshuffling of the seeds, which sees five-time champion move up into the Top 8, hometown favorite Johanna Konta move up into the Top 16, and Andrea Petkovic round out the Top 32.

Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from #Wimbledon due to a knee injury. Get well soon, @vika7. pic.twitter.com/Zkt8m36aLJ
Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 23, 2016
Jun 20th, 2016 09:10 PM
Exordes
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2017 Fed Cup draw decided

http://www.fedcup.com/en/news/231544.aspx

World Group newcomers Belarus will play Netherlands in a first best-of-five rubber contest between the two nations.
The teams last contested a Fed Cup tie in Europe/Africa Zone Group I, with the Dutch starting their fantastic run to the top flight.




http://www.fedcup.com/en/teams/team/profile.aspx?id=BLR
Jun 15th, 2016 06:37 PM
Exordes
Re: News and updates about Victoria Azarenka


Coupe Rogers @CoupeRogers

Notre liste des joueuses pour la #CoupeRogers! /
The 2016 player list for Montreal! #GetCloser


https://twitter.com/CoupeRogers/stat...07180921008128
Jun 10th, 2016 11:36 AM
wolf79
Re: News and updates about Victoria Azarenka

oh the sweet memories...
Jun 10th, 2016 08:00 AM
Exordes
Re: News and updates about Victoria Azarenka


Azarenka: 'I didn’t want silver, I wanted gold'
http://www.itftennis.com/news/231189.aspx
By Reid McGrory

Photo: Paul Zimmer - Victoria Azarenka (BLR) and Max Mirnyi (BLR)

For Victoria Azarenka, competing at the London 2012 Olympic Tennis Event was all about business. Belarus had never tasted success in Olympic Tennis and, as top seed in both the singles and mixed doubles events, Azarenka had her eye very much on the prize from the outset.

"I was really in the bubble," said Azarenka of her approach throughout London 2012. "I really went there with the mind set to win medals. It wasn't so much for me about the experience of the Olympics, there was an ultimate goal there."

Just under four years ago, Azarenka defeated Russia's Maria Kirilenko on the turf of the All England Club to win an Olympic bronze medal and become the first Belarusian athlete to take home a medal in Olympic tennis.

A day later she stood alongside partner Max Mirnyi in front of a boisterous British crowd, one point away from defeating singles gold medallist Andy Murray and his partner Laura Robson and on the cusp of trumping her landmark singles bronze with mixed doubles gold.

Moments later, after a snapshot Azarenka volley at the net, a bear hug from Mirnyi and an emotional climb up to the team box following a 26 63 10-8 victory, the Belarusians were Olympic champions. Those memories, and the pressures of going for gold for her country, still burn strong for Azarenka.

"There were a lot of mixed emotions because that week was so heavy in terms of pressure," she said. "And not just from myself! First of all because I had a partner [Mirnyi], who was very stressed.

"We had a lot of pressure from the country and the federation, not in a bad way but everyone wanted us to do so well. When we got to the final we were already guaranteed a medal but I didn't want silver, I wanted gold."

It was a second Olympic experience for Azarenka, having competed at Beijing 2008, but having won the first of her two Australian Open titles earlier in the year and secured the No. 1 ranking for the first time, Azarenka admits she felt she had much to prove in London.

"There were some expectations [from other people] but I really wanted to prove that yes, I'm able to [rise to them], because we never had any medals ever in the history [of Belarusian tennis]. That type of pressure was there and I really wanted to deliver," she said.

"For our country I think the gold medal was the most meaningful of my achievements," added Azarenka. "It has that much pride for my country."

This story features quotes taken from the ITF's new Olympic Book, set to be published in Summer 2016. This coffee-table publication features 118 Olympic and Paralympic tennis medallists reflecting on what their medal means to them, told through exclusive interviews and specially-commissioned photography.
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