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Victoria Azarenka Set to Play Serena Williams

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Serena Williams, the number one player in the Women’s Tennis Association, is slated to play number two player Victoria Azarenka in what should be an exciting exhibition match in Thailand next month.

Victoria Azarenka, the 24-year-old tennis player from the Republic of Belarus, has won two Australian Open titles, a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics and was once ranked number one in the world. According to ESPN, Azarenka has played in the Thailand invitational event twice before, but this will be the first time for Serena Williams. While both players are both extraordinarily talented, a recent injury in October served Azakrenka a disheartening loss that resulted in her being ousted from the WTA Championships. Winning this game against one of the most powerful players in WTA history will certainly make a clear statement regarding Azarenka’s skill and strength.

The Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand, known for having the best courts in the world, made the announcement this week that the exhibition game will close out the year this December.

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Victoria Azarenka Set to Play Serena Williams
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  • Derek Coughlan

    Victoria Azarenka is from The Republic of Belarus… Not Russia.

  • Aleyia Dixon

    thx!

  • RosM Dopwell

    These matches are known to predestined to be close (Scripted ~~ to arose enthusiasm) However ~~ not not taken too seriously.
    ON THIS occasion BOTH players have something to prove (and prestige to lose) and IMHO – They shall be going all out. It can be very interesting INDEED.
    Any one know (i) Where (ii) Who shall be carrying it (ESPCN – or A CABLE Channel and WHEN???

  • RosM Dopwell

    These matches are known to predestined to be close (Scripted ~~ to arose enthusiasm) However ~~ not not taken too seriously.
    ON THIS occasion BOTH players have something to prove (and prestige to lose) and IMHO – They shall be going all out. It can be very interesting INDEED.
    Any one know (i) Where (ii) Who shall be carrying it (ESPN – or A CABLE Channel and WHEN???