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Williams wins in Doha, will again be No. 1

Williams wins in Doha, will again be No. 1

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Serena Williams posted a quarterfinal three-set victory Friday at that Qatar Total Open that will return her to the world No. 1 ranking.

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Serena Williams nears return to No. 1

Serena Williams nears return to No. 1

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka didn't lose a game Thursday at the Qatar Total Open but Serena Williams pulled within one win of taking the rankings' top spot.
Azarenka among 2nd-round winners in Doha

Azarenka among 2nd-round winners in Doha

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka and No. 4-seed Agnieszka Radwanska had clear wins Wednesday in second-round matches of the WTA's Qatar Total Open.
Wozniacki back in WTA Top 10

Wozniacki back in WTA Top 10

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki moves back into the WTA Top 10 this week, with Marion Bartoli slipping to 11th, and there may soon be a change at the top of the rankings.

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Braun, Montero drawn into doping scandal … Venus Williams pulls out of Doha … Lindsey Vonn to have knee surgery in U.S. … Rockies' Helton arrested for DUI … Sports news from United Press International.

Venus Williams pulls out of Doha

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- World No. 23 Venus Williams says she won't compete in next week's Qatar Open because of a lower back injury.

Azarenka reaches 50 weeks as No. 1

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Victoria Azarenka hit the 50-week mark as the No. 1 ranked women's tennis player Monday.
Azarenka No. 1 but S. Williams close 2nd

Azarenka No. 1 but S. Williams close 2nd

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Victoria Azarenka holds onto the world No. 1 ranking but Serena Williams has moved into a close second in WTA rankings updated Monday.

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Azarenka defends Australian Open title

Azarenka defends Australian Open title

MELBOURNE, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Victoria Azarenka defeated Li Na in three sets Saturday, defending her Australian Open title and retaining the world No. 1 ranking.

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Murray beats Federer in Australian semis … Azarenka needs Australia win to stay No. 1 … Venus Williams has back injury … Chris Wood ahead at Qatar Masters … Sports news from United Press International.
Victoria Azarenka needs to repeat as Australian Open champion to stay No. 1

Victoria Azarenka needs to repeat as Australian Open champion to stay No. 1

MELBOURNE, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Victoria Azarenka is back in the Australian Open women's singles final, this time against Li Na, with the No. 1 world ranking at stake.

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Djokovic returns to Australian Open final … Azarenka, Li to meet in Australian final … Sergio Garcia among Euro Tour leaders … Te'o says he wasn't involved in hoax … Sports news from United Press International.
Azarenka, Li to meet in Australian final

Azarenka, Li to meet in Australian final

MELBOURNE, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Defending champion Victoria Azarenka overcame injury and Li Na topped the world No. 2 player Thursday in advancing to the women's final of the Australian Open.
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Victoria Fiodorovna Azarenka (Belarusian: Вікторыя Азарэнка, Азаранка, Russian: Виктория Фёдоровна Азаренко; born 31 July 1989) is a Belarusian professional tennis player who, as of 22 March 2009, is ranked World Number 7. Azarenka has won two mixed doubles Grand Slam titles — 2007 US Open with Max Mirnyi and 2008 French Open with Bob Bryan. She has also won three singles titles, all in 2009.

Her move to Scottsdale from Minsk, Belarus was aided by National Hockey League goalie Nikolai Khabibulin and his wife, who is a friend of Azarenka's mother. In 2009 she posed in the French edition of FHM

Azarenka is an aggressive baseliner. She is known for her well timed and powerful groundstrokes. Her best shot is her backhand which is regarded as one of the strongest currently in the women's game. She can be effective at net, as her drive volley is one of the best in the women's game. Her main weakness is considered to be her serve, lacking both power and stability. Her forehand can also sometimes break down and produce unforced errors, although this has improved over the years.

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