Victória Azárenka is a Belarusian professional tennis player. Azarenka is a former world No. 1 in singles, having claimed the top ranking for the first time on 30 January 2012.
She was the year-end No. 1 in 2012 and has held the top ranking for a combined total of 51 weeks.
Azarenka has won 21 WTA singles titles, including two Grand Slam singles titles at the 2012 and 2013 Australian Open, becoming the first Belarusian player, male or female, to win a Grand Slam tournament singles title.
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Azarenka was born in Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union, to Alla and Fyodor Azarenka.
Her tennis idol is German former player Steffi Graf. In an interview, Azarenka said: “Graf’s Calendar Golden Slam in 1988 is my biggest motivation.”
At age 15, Azarenka moved full-time to Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, from Minsk, Belarus, to train and live.