Victoria Azarenka, the former world No. 1 who returned to the tour earlier this year after giving birth to her son Leo last December, is embroiled in a custody battle with her son’s father, Billy McKeague, a golf pro she met in Hawaii, and it may force her to miss the U.S. Open that begins later this month.
During her U.S. Open match against Lucie Hradecka yesterday, Victoria Azarenka found herself in a disagreement with the chair umpire. She handled herself like a jock seasoned in the art of making band kids feel like lame nerds.
Over the past week, it's been tempting to compare Roger Federer with Serena Williams, two tennis greats approaching the same bad end of the aging curve in very different ways. Federer, 32, lost last week to Tommy Robredo in a three-set blowout in the fourth round. Federer didn't win a Grand Slam this year and has only…
Reader Darin snapped this picture while attending last night's Azarenka-Hantuchova match at the U.S. Open. Here's the webpage the guy was looking at. And just in case you were wondering, it's one of the top Google results for "Victoria Azarenka hot" and "Victoria Azarenka bikini."
It's time to talk about Serena Williams.
Hope you tuned in when we warned you—it ended up being pretty great. For the first time since 1995, a women's U.S. Open final went to a third set, and it was a closely contested one at that. After breezing through the first set in only 34 minutes, Williams was turned back just as easily by Azarenka in the second, and…
Every year, the Friday after Labor Day provides a pretty awesome respite: Two women's U.S. Open semifinals, played in the middle of the afternoon. It helps shorten the already short week. First up: French Open champ Maria Sharapova against Aussie Open champ Victoria Azarenka. Then we've got Serena Williams taking on…
Here's video from when Victoria Azarenka faced Tamira Paszek in the Wimbledon quarterfinals a couple days back. A quick check confirmed that a) Victoria Azarenka and Tamira Paszek are really the names of two tennis players, b) Azarenka won 1 and 3, and c) the Gruntin' Belarusian lost to Petra Kvitova today.
Victoria Azarenka was eliminated from the U.S. Open today, forfeiting her match when she collapsed in the oppressive Flushing Meadows heat. That sucks. However, the international tennis cognoscenti never miss a chance to be sorta bitchy.