Player Profiles

(14) Victoria Azarenka

  • DOB: 31/07/1989
  • Nationality: BLR
  • Became Pro: 2003
  • Height: 1.80
Azarenka - has struggled of late.

Player Profile

Azarenka has failed to kick on since reaching a career-high sixth in the world at the end of last season.

The tempestuous Belarusian has seen her ranking suffer after failing to reproduce the form of 2009 which saw her win three titles, including Miami.

A quarter-final appearance at the Australian Open suggested she meant business, but since then only a final appearance in Dubai is worth mentioning.

The 20-year-old split with long-time coach Antonio Van Grichen and her game has unravelled several times this year, revealing her fiery temper.

Possessing one of the best two-handed backhands in the game, as well as one of the loudest grunts, the American-based star has the ability to go deep in a major, but a first-round exit in Paris has summed up her current slump.

A good draw is imperative to her chances of reaching the second week at Wimbledon and current form suggests Azarenka is a long shot for the title.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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Wimbledon -R2-SFR3QFR3R3R1-
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