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Mauresmo, Sharapova advance at U.S. Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Top seed Amelie Mauresmo and third-seeded Maria Sharapova advanced in third-round play Sunday at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Federer, Mauresmo advance at U.S. Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion Roger Federer and second-seeded Rafael Nadal were straight-sets winners Wednesday at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Venus Williams, Hingis win Rome openers

ROME, May 15 (UPI) -- Five-time Grand Slam champions and former world No. 1s Venus Williams and Martina Hingis won Monday at the $1.34 million Internazionali d'Italia.

Dulko, Li win in first round in Portugal

LISBON, Portugal, May 2 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Argentine Gisela Dulko and 2005 runner-up Na Li of China posted first-round wins Tuesday at the women's Estoril Open in Portugal.

Granville, Frazier advance at Memphis

MEMPHIS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Americans Laura Granville, Amy Frazier and Jill Craybas Wednesday were second-round winners at the Regions Morgan Keegan Tennis Championships at Memphis.
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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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