Sunday, January 29, 2012

Victoria Azarenka is the new Australian Open Women's Champion

Victoria Azarenka of Belaurs beat three time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova in a one-sided finals of the Australian Open Women's title to win the Australian Open Grand slam and also take over the Women's World No. 1 ranking.... all these in her very first Grand slam final appearance... what a start!!

Victoria Azarenka - The new Australian Open women's champion and also the new Women's World No. 1

Vika Azarenka routed the Russian favourite Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-0 in 1 hour, 22 minutes winning 12 of the last 13 games after dropping her first service game and falling behind 2-0 in the first set.

Azarenka started celebrating and stopped suddenly to ask her coach and camp "What happened?"
We all know the answer.. she just produced some awesome tennis this fortnight to become the World No. 1 and the Australian Open grand slam winner!!

Vika Azarenka and Maria Sharapova before the start of their Australian Open finals

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus serving during the Australian Open finals against Sharapova in the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne

Vika Azarenka reacts falling onto her knees after winning the 2012 Australian Open women's singles title

Maria Sharapova congratulates Victoria Azarenka after she won the Australian Open finals to become World Number 1

World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka kisses the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning the Australian Open women's title

Victoria Azarenka posing with her Australian Open trophy at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne
 Pictures courtesy:  Ben Solomon/Tennis Australia and Australian Open site...
 Also thanks to the live telecast provided by ESPN throughout the tournament.

The last five grand slam women's title has produced five different winners and four of them being first time grand slam winners

Lets hope the new world number 1 Victoria Azarenka plays more awesome tennis to retain her no.1 position. Its gonna be an interesting year for the Women's tennis.

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