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June 22nd, 2017

Svitolina Exits Birmingham With Achilles Injury, Wimbledon In Doubt; Konta Upset

Victoria Azarenka’s comeback event ended Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 4:02 pm in Grass season | 1 Comment »

June 18th, 2017

Kerber, Azarenka, Kvitova This Week at Birmingham, Mallorca; WTA Previews

Victoria Azarenka returns to the tour after giving birth to her son, Leo, and Sabine Lisicki also makes her 2017 debut after a shoulder injury suffered last November…

Posted by Staff @ 12:44 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 22nd, 2017

Victoria Azarenka Will Play Wimbledon!

Victoria Azarenka announced she plans to play the grass season. It’s going to be louder at Wimbledon!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:15 am in Grass season | 3 Comments »

December 20th, 2016

Victoria Azarenka Announces Birth Of Baby Boy

Victoria Azarenka is now a mom!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:20 am in 2017 Season | 5 Comments »

December 9th, 2016

Pregnant Victoria Azarenka Says She’ll Return To Tennis Pretty Soon [Video]

Victoria Azarenka misses tennis and vows to return after she gives birth.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:49 pm in Videos | 22 Comments »

July 15th, 2016

Victoria Azarenka Announces She’s Pregnant, So Who’s The Boyfriend?

Victoria Azarenka won’t be back on the tennis circuit this season.

Posted by Staff @ 2:00 pm in Romance | 19 Comments »

May 24th, 2016

Victoria Azarenka Retires From French Open With Right Knee Injury

A right knee injury ended Victoria Azarenka’s French Open, further clearing the path for Serena Williams/

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:59 pm in French Open | 3 Comments »

May 24th, 2016

Serena Williams Wins, Watches Path Get Easier at French Open; Angelique Kerber Out

“But I started to feel a sharp pain in my right knee. I’ve had an injury there before, a while ago, but it hasn’t been a problem until today. At first it was on and off and I was able to win the tiebreak, but then it got worse as the match went on, and unfortunately there was nothing I could do.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:54 pm in French Open | Comments Off

May 21st, 2016

Victoria Azarenka Is Pain-Free, But Is She Ready To Beat Serena And Win The French Open?

Victoria Azarenka could face rival Serena Williams in the quarterfinals.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:49 pm in French Open | 4 Comments »

May 20th, 2016

Serena Williams in Trouble if Early Seedings Hold; French Open Preview

Translation: “The other non-divas on tour would love to have my year. Because they’re weak tea. But as Ricky Bobby said, ‘If you ain’t first, you’re last.’”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:04 pm in French Open, Roland Garros, Tennis | 11 Comments »

May 8th, 2016

Serena Back but WTA Tour a Mess in Rome

The WTA tour is an absolute car crash right now in terms of illnesses, injuries, tournament pull-outs, and no one being anywhere near No. 1 Serena Williams in the rankings, despite the American winning no titles thus far in 2016.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:08 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

May 4th, 2016

Simona Halep Lone Top 16 Seed And Top 20 Player To Reach Madrid QFs; Surprise Finalist On Top Half

Just one Top 20 player reached the Madrid quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 7:20 pm in Madrid | 4 Comments »

May 4th, 2016

Victoria Azarenka Withdraws With Bad Back; Just 3 Seeds Remain In Madrid

The seeds continue to fall at the WTA Madrid event after Wednesday exits from Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:37 am in Madrid | 3 Comments »

May 2nd, 2016

Serena Dodging Azarenka? Muguruza Upset Monday in Madrid; Tues. Preview

Azarenka, who appeared to be wrestling with some niggling injuries on Monday, will next face American teenage qualifier Louisa Chirico, who shocked former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic 5-7, 6-1, 6-3.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:35 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

April 2nd, 2016

Azarenka Wins Miami, Clinches Elusive Indian Wells-Miami Double

“I’m very happy that all the work I’ve been putting in has been paying off,” Azarenka told ESPN afterwards. “[Today] was pretty tough conditions with it being so hot…This just give me even more inspiration and motivation to work even harder.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:51 pm in Miami, Tennis | 7 Comments »