epa03424577 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus celebrates after defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia in their final match at the China Open in Beijing, China, 07 October 2012. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG |
It’s rare a World No.1 goes six and a half months without winning a WTA title but it happened – but Victoria Azarenka put an emphatic stop to it in Beijing this past week, not losing a set, in fact barely losing any games, en route to the China Open title. She defeated Maria Sharapova handily in the final, 63 61, winning her fifth WTA title of the year and first since Indian Wells in mid-March. She now has 13 career WTA titles.
Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won their first WTA doubles title together, and the Istanbul field was also set in stone,with Angelique Kerber, Petra Kvitova, Sara Errani and Li Na completing the elite eight.
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It was the best match of the tournament and it was a first for Viktoria Azarenka. After four defeats out of four, Vika finally found a way to beat Venus Williams which she did in storming fashion after a disastrous start, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Assuming not another injury, Saturday's title match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships will be the World Tour Finals final that wasn’t. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are set to square off for the 37th time in their careers.