by: TennisMood 16

Victoria Azarenka

“Things are never perfect, so I never get too high about things, or get too down about things anymore.”

Victoria Azarenka: Rules of Life(28 y.o.)
Victoria Azarenka

Personal Facts

Overview

  • Is a former world No. 1.
  • Nicknamed Vika.
  • Began to play tennis at the age of 7. Her mother while working in a tennis academy brought her to this sport.
  • Was born to Alla and Fedor Azarenka in a middle-class family in Minsk (Byelorussian SSR) Soviet Union. Has an elder brother Max.
  • Moved to Scottsdale (Arizona) for training at the age of 14.
  • Debuted in the ITF junior tour in November 2003 in Israel, winning one doubles title with countrywoman Olga Govortsova.
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  • Become the only Belarusian player, male or female, to win a Grand Slam singles title.
  • Has won two Australian Open singles titles (2012 and 2013), the singles Bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, two mixed doubles Grand Slam titles and the gold medal in the mixed doubles at the 2012 Summer Olympics with Max Mirny.
  • Had a break from tennis in 2011 because wanted to focus on education, but after a conversation with her grandmother, decided to return.
  • Always makes a loud grunting noise when she hits the ball.
  • Spends most of her time living and training in Monaco.
  • Dated American musician Redfoo between late 2012 and early 2014.
  • Announced on 15 July 2016, that she was pregnant and would miss the rest of the season.
  • Was named the fourth highest paid female athlete in the world by Forbes magazine, with total earnings of $15.7 million.
  • Has an agreement with Nike, Wilson, American Express, Six Star Pro Nutrition, InstaForex and Citizen Watch.
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  • Is the first tennis player sponsor for the beverage and sports investment giant.
  • Coached by Wim Fissette.
  • Favorite surface is hardcourts and favorite shot is backhand.
  • Likes listening to music (rock, club hip-hop, R&B), seeing friends, surfing, cooking, comedy and karaoke.
  • Is a big fan of Roger Federer for his professionalism on and off the court.
  • Speaks Belarusian, English and Russian.
  • Favorite cities are Minsk and New York City.

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