Sunday, February 19, 2012

Azarenka Wins Qatar Open, Now 17-0 In 2012

2012 Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka of Belarus defeated 2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-2 6-4 in Doha, Qatar today to win her 3rd title of the year, bringing her winning streak for the year to 17 consecutive matches. Azarenka improved to 11-8 in career WTSA Tour finals, while Stosur is now 3-11.

During her winning streak this year, Azarenka has won in Sydney, Melbourne and now in Doha.  In the next week she will try to win in Dubai as well. The new world #1 is now just 1 game away from matching Maria Sharapova's 18-0 start to the 2008 year. Last year, World #1 Novak Djokovic stunned the tennis world with an astonishing 42-0 start to the year, losing for the first time in 2011 to Roger Federer in the Roland Garros semifinals.

Can Azarenka put together a Djokovic year in 2012? Only time will tell.

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