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26 January 2013              11:29 GMT

Victoria Azarenka retained her Australian Open title and kept hold of the world number one spot with victory over Li Na in the Melbourne final.

The Belarusian, 23, came back from a set down to win 4-6 6-4 6-3 on a cool and blustery evening on Rod Laver Arena.

In a scrappy match, Azarenka proved the stronger in the closing stages after Li rolled her ankle twice and hit her head in two heavy falls.

Match stats

Azarenka Li
1 Aces 4
78% 1st serves 65%
4 Double faults 5
18 Winners 36
28 Errors 57
54% 1st serve win % 48%
38% 2nd serve win % 42%
54% Receiving pts won 49%
9/12 Break points 7/18

The victory brought Azarenka her second Grand Slam title after last year’s win at Melbourne Park, and ensured she will not be overtaken by Serena Williams in the next world rankings.

However, it was the 30-year-old Li who carried most of the support throughout the final, due in part to Azarenka’s controversial medical timeout in her semi-final against Sloane Stephens.

Azarenka had been accused of gamesmanship, despite later insisting the timeout had been necessary because of breathing difficulties.

Either way, the negative attention she garnered in the build-up only added to the support for the already popular Li.

“Unfortunately, you have to go through some rough patches to achieve great things,” said Azarenka. “That’s what makes it so special for me. I went through that, and I’m still able to kiss that beautiful trophy.”

China’s Li, the 2011 French Open champion, had marginally the better of a desperately scrappy first set of 32 errors and 16 winners between the pair.

Li was much the more effective on the return and after recovering from 5-2 down to 5-4, Azarenka double-faulted on set point, summing up her evening to that point.

A few calls from the boisterous Australia Day crowd probably did not help, although at times it appeared that Li was as distracted by her own vociferous supporters.

Azarenka made a strong start to the second set with a double break as Li’s famously unreliable radar went haywire, but the sixth seed was battling back at 3-2 down when she suffered a fall.

“Victoria Azarenka is a warrior. It has been very rough for her, but it has been a tremendous effort tonight. It has been very gutsy. It has not been the best quality match, but it was enthralling.”

She hobbled back to the chair and took a medical timeout of her own to get her left ankle taped, leaving Azarenka to don her tracksuit top and practise a few serves.

It looked as though the timeout had worked against Azarenka this time when Li came out firing with five points in a row, but the top seed clung on from 0-40 to stay ahead.

Li then offered up four errors in a row to give Azarenka the break at 5-4, and she closed out the set to force a decider.

After breaks were swapped at the start, Li looked to be regaining some sort of control at 2-1 up only to be interrupted for nine minutes by the annual Australia Day fireworks display.

Disaster struck on the resumption, when Li crashed to the ground during the first point and rolled the same ankle, before cracking her head on the court as she fell.

The sixth seed looked dazed, although she did manage a thin smile when her face appeared on the big screen, but she needed another timeout, and again Azarenka went through an unexpected practice routine.

Li resumed firing forehands but Azarenka held on to her serve at 2-2 and then got the decisive break in game five, hanging on to it when Li squandered a break point at 4-3 down.

After struggling to hold on to her serve in the early stages, Azarenka was now attacking her opponent’s with similar gusto.

The world number one avoided having to serve out when Li floated a forehand long on championship point, the Belarusian dropping her racquet and burying her face in her hands in celebration.

“I will always keep a very special memory of this court and you will be in my heart forever,” Azarenka told the crowd in her post-match on-court interview.

Li admitted the better player had won, but joked:  “Without falling down I was feeling pretty good.

“It was a very tough match. She’s number one, defending champion. I think today in the important games she was playing better than me, so that’s why she can win the title.”

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/21211185

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Azar natal chart

 

[Neptune conjunct Saturn in Capricorn]

 

Victoria Azarenka was born on July 31st, 1989 (time of birth unknown) in Minsk, Belarus according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Azarenka

July 31st, 1989

7 + 31 +1+9+8+9 = 65 = her life lesson = Worldly success.  Making it big time.  On top of the world.

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July 31st, 1989

July 31st

7 + 31 +2+0+1+2 = 43 = her personal year (from July 31st, 2012 to July 30th, 2013) = Congratulations.  Celebrating.  Fun times.  Enjoying herself.

Three of Cups Tarot card

43 year + 1 (January) = 44 = her personal month (from January 31st, 2013 to February 28th, 2013) = Current status.  Stay tuned for updates.  Twitter.  Tweeting.  Tweets.

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 0 to 27 are ruled by the sum of the first three letters of the name.

Victoria Azarenka

22 (V is the 22nd letter of the alphabet) + 9 (i is the 9th letter of the alphabet) + 3 (c is the 3rd letter of the alphabet) = 34

So the number 34 rules her first twenty-seven years of life.

34 = Generating a buzz.  Red hot.  Smokin’ hot.  On fire.  Hottie.

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Victoria Azarenka

49326991 18195521                   75

 

her path of destiny = 75 = Patience is a virtue.  Rome was not built in a day.  Reaping what she has sown.

Seven of Pentacles Tarot card

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01/22/2013             11:50 pm EST

Serena Williams’ dominating run at the majors is over. American teenager Sloane Stephens is headed to the semifinals of the Australian Open.

Williams hurt her back in the eighth game of the second set, hampering her serve. She had treatment and recovered well enough to give herself a shot at winning the match, but the 19-year-old Stephens kept her composure in a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory on Wednesday.

It was the first loss since Aug. 17 for the 15-time Grand Slam winner, ending a run of 20 consecutive wins. She hadn’t lost a match at a Grand Slam tournament since the French Open, where her first-round exit sparked a resurgence in the second half of 2012 that included titles at Wimbledon, the London Olympics, the U.S. Open and the WTA Championship.

After winning her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, Stephens next plays defending champion Victoria Azarenka.

Williams walked around the net to congratulate Stephens, who then clapped her hand on her racket and waved to the crowd, a look of disbelief on her face.

She then went to her tennis bag, pulled out her phone and started checking for any text messages from her mother.

“I was hoping she had texted me right away. I thought maybe she was texting me during the match,” Stephens said. “I’m sure my grandparents are like freaking out.”

Stephens has said she had a photo of Williams up in her room when she was a child, and had long admired the Williams sisters.

“This is so crazy. Oh my goodness,” Stephens said, wiping away tears in her post-match TV interview. “I think I’ll put a poster of myself (up) now.”

For her part, Williams said the bad back was just another problem to contend with at a Grand Slam event that had been “absolutely” her worst for injuries.

“Everyone at this stage in the locker room has something wrong with them. It’s no excuse,” she said. “I went for this drop shot and it just locked up on me. I couldn’t really rotate after that.

“It was a little painful, but it’s OK.”

Williams was up a set and a break before Stephens settled in. In the eighth game of the second set, Williams was chasing a drop shot to the net when she appeared to jar her back. She needed a medical timeout after the set, and then slowly started to regain the speed in her serve.

But she was clearly frustrated at times, smashing her racket into the court in the third set and then flinging it toward the chairs on the side of the court. She looked to the sky occasionally and yelled at herself.

Azarenka, with her most famous fan sitting in the crowd wearing a shirt reminding her to keep calm, overcame some early jitters to beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 6-1 in the earlier quarterfinal match at Rod Laver Arena.

After dropping serve in a long fourth game that went to deuce 10 times, Azarenka recovered to dominate the rest of the match against Kuznetsova, a two-time major winner who was floating dangerously in the draw with a No. 75 ranking as she recovers from a knee injury.

Azarenka’s American rapper friend, Redfoo, returned from a concert in Malaysia to attend Wednesday’s quarterfinal match.

Wearing a red sleeveless T-shirt that read “Keep Calm and Bring Out the Bottles,” the name of his next single, Redfoo stood, clapped and yelled “Come on, Vika!” during the tight first set.

Asked if it helped to have her No. 1 fan wearing a keep calm logo, Azarenka said “I was looking more at the part that says `Bring out the bottles.'”

Of her game, she added, “I’m just glad I could produce my good tennis when it was needed.”

Williams’ loss was a boost for Azarenka, who lost all five head-to-heads against the American in 2012 and is 1-11 in their career meetings.

from:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/sloane-stephens-serena-williams-australian-open-2013_n_2530744.html

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Sloane Stephens was born on March 20th, 1993 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloane_Stephens

March 20th, 1993

3 + 20 +1+9+9+3 = 45 = her life lesson = Intense.  Focused.  Magnetic.  Sexual magnetism.

Five of Cups Tarot card

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March 20th, 1993

March 20th

3 + 20 +2+0+1+2 = 28 = her personal year (from March 20th, 2012 to March 19th, 2013) = Unstoppable.

Two of Wands Tarot card

28 year + 1 (January) = 29 = her personal month (from January 20th, 2013 to February 19th, 2013) = Skilled.  Talented.  Self-confidence.

Three of Wands Tarot card

29 month + 22 (22nd of the month on Tuesday January 22nd, 2013) = 51 = her personal day = Formidable.  It’s official.

King of Swords Tarot card

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Sloane Stephens

136155 12578551                  55

 

her path of destiny = 55 = Mind-blowing.

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3 June 2012               13:29 GMT

World number one Victoria Azarenka is out of the French Open following a shock defeat by Dominika Cibulkova.

Azarenka, who almost lost to Alberta Brianti in round one, went down 6-2 7-6 (7-4) against 15th seed Cibulkova.

“It’s been a lot of tennis for me in the last five months – I need to rest a little,” said Azarenka, who added that she does not plan to play any tournaments before Wimbledon.

Svetlana Kuznetsova , winner in 2009, was beaten 6-0 7-5 by Sara Errani.

Did you know?

Azarenka will lose her world number one spot to Maria Sharapova if the Russian second seed reaches the final.

Her exit means Li Na is the only former champion left in the draw.

Top seed Azarenka, 22, was far from convincing in her first-round meeting with Brianti and was again distinctly off key against Cibulkova.

She had beaten the Slovakian seven times in eight previous meetings – overturning a set and a break deficit in the last two.

But there would be no repeat on this occasion as the Australian Open champion joined Serena and Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska among the big-name casualties.

An enthralling 15-minute first game, which included six break points, went the Belarusian’s way but after that Cibulkova took control.

The 5ft 3ins right-hander broke back immediately before going on to comfortably win the first set in 44 minutes.

Azarenka rallied to take a 2-0 lead in the second, but the diminutive Cibulkova showed her mental strength to run off four games in a row.

The 22-year-old’s frustrations with her own performance came to a head as she twice smashed her racquet against the clay court.

Azarenka fought to 4-4 before moving ahead and at one stage she was serving for the set, but Cibulkova broke serve to force a tie-break, which she led from the start to pull off a superb win.

Cibulkova, 23, will next play either sixth seed Sam Stosur or Sloane Stephens of the United States, who meet later on Saturday.

Errani’s victory over Kuznetsova means she is through to the quarter-finals of the French Open for the first time in her career.

It has been a poor season for Kuznetsova, and she said: “Today the weather was so bad. I felt cold during the whole match. For me to move was really complicated. I could not make my feet work.

“It’s the best I’ve seen Sara play. Her game is very good on clay. I’m far away from my best form yet.”

Errani, the 21st seed, will play 10th seed Germany’s Angelique Kerber, who defeated Petra Martic of Croatia 6-3 7-5, in the last eight.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/18314212

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Dominika Cibulková was born on May 6th, 1989 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominika_Cibulkova

May 6th, 1989

May 6th

5 + 6 +2+0+1+2 = 16 = her personal year (from May 6th, 2012 to May 5th, 2013) = Stunning.  Amazing.  Shocking.  Unprecedented.

The Tower Tarot card

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