Victoria Azarenka: Australian Open, Olympics, Leo – 10 things you need to know about the Belarusian

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Victoria Azarenka is a former world No 1, a two-time Grand Slam champion and an Olympic gold medallist. Here are 10 things you may like to know about the Belarussian.

How old is Victoria Azarenka?

Victoria Azarenka is 31 years old. She was born July 31, 1989, in Minsk, Belarus.

Who are her family?

Her mother’s name is Alla, her father’s name is Fedor. She has one brother, Max. Her mother introduced her to tennis when she was 7 years old. She has a son, Leo.

 

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What did she do in 2020?

Azarenka returned to form at the 2020 US Open and reached her first Grand Slam final in seven years. She defeated Serena Williams in a three-set semifinal, which was her first ever win over Williams at a Grand Slam. It was Azarenka’s first Grand Slam final since her son Leo was born in 2016.

Who is her coach?

Since February, 2020, Azarenka has been working with Dorian Descloix, a former French tennis player. Wim Fissette and Sam Sumyk are among her previous coaches.

Victoria Azarenka with her coach Wim Fissette, Roland-Garros, 2019

How tall is Victoria Azarenka?

Victoria Azarenka is 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall according to her official profile on the WTA Tour website.

How good was Victoria Azarenka as a junior?

Very. Azarenka was the world’s top-ranked junior and won two Grand Slam junior titles in 2005, at the Australian Open and US Open.

What are her career highlights so far?

Victoria Azarenka has won two Grand Slam titles, picking up back-to-back wins at the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013. She became world No 1 on Jan 30, 2012 and has spent 51 weeks in total on top of the WTA rankings. She also won an Olympic gold medal in mixed doubles in the 2012 Games in London and the bronze in singles.

Victoria Azarenka, 2013 Australian Open champion

How much money has Victoria Azarenka earned?

Azarenka has earned $30.6 million in her career, having won 21 titles, including 2 Grand Slam titles.

What other sports does Victoria Azarenka like?

Azarenka lists surfing and paddle boarding as hobbies.

Is Victoria Azarenka active on social media?

Azarenka is active on Twitter, where she has 1.3 million followers, on Instagram, where she has 626,000 followers, and on Facebook, where she has 1.35 million followers.

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