Victoria Azárenka Bio: Earnings, Endorsements & 2023 Australian Open

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The Belarusian professional tennis player Victoria Azarenka is a former world No. 1 in singles and is a two Grand Slam singles title holder at the 2012 and 2013 Australian Open.

She has won a total of 21 WTA singles titles and claimed the world No. 1 title for the first time on 20 January 2012.

Victoria was the year-end No. 1 in 2012 and held the top ranking for a total of 51 weeks.

Victoria Azarenka In Australian Open 2023
Victoria Azarenka In Australian Open 2023 (Source: Fox Sports)

She recently competed in the 2023 Australian Open in Melbourne but lost to Kazakhstani professional tennis player Elena Rybakina in the semifinals on January 26, 2023.

Victoria had not played in the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam since 2016 because of her pregnancy, injuries, and off-court problems, but she’s slowly been returning to good form and has continued her performances from the end of 2022 through the Australian Open 2023.

Quick Facts

Full Name Victória Fyódarauna Azárenka
Known As Victoria Azárenka
Nickname Vika, Azárenka
Birthdate July 31, 1989
Age 34 Years Old
Birthplace  Minsk, Belorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Current Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Father’s Name Fedor Azarenka
Mother’s Name Alla Azarenka
Siblings Max Azarenka (Older Brother)
Nationality Belarussian
Marital Status Unmarried
Relationships Sergei Bubka (2011-2012), Stefan Gordy (2012-2014), Billy McKeague
Children Leo Azarenka
Built Athletic
Sexual Orientation Straight
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Height 6 ft./183 cm/1.83 m
Weight 70 kg/154 lbs.
Body Measurement 37-27-38 in/94-68.5-96.5 cm
Dress Size 8 (US)/40 (EU)
Shoe Size 9 (US)
Distinctive Features Towering Height, Long Wavy Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign Leo
Profession Professional Tennis Player
Education Not Available
Religion Christianity
Turned Pro 2003
Plays Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
First Tennis Match ITF Junior Tour in Israel (2003)
Brand Endorsements Nike, Wilson, American Express, InstaForex, Six Star Pro Nutrition, Red Bull, and Citizen Watch
First Grand Slam Win Australian Open (2012)
Personal Trainer Antonio van Grichen (2005-2009)

Sam Sumyk (2010-2015)

Wim Fissette

Favorite Shot Backhand
Favorite Surface Hard
Favorite City Minsk, New York
Prize Money As of 2023 $34,763,683 (6th in all-time ranking)
Net Worth $20 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok
Merch  Autographed Card 
Last Update July, 2024

 Early Life

Victoria Azárenka was born on July 31, 1989, in Minsk, Soviet Union, to her father, Fedor Azarenka, and mother, Alla Azarenka.

She grew up with her only sibling, Max Azarenka. Nevertheless, there is no information regarding his whereabouts.

Victoria always had a fascination for tennis. As a child, she idolized the German professional tennis player Steffi Graf.

Victoria family
Early Picture of Victoria And Her Family (Source: Facebook)

This led her to pursue it as a career. Her real tennis persuasion came at age 15 when she moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, from Minsk to train.

After moving to Scottsdale, Nikolai Khabibulin, an NHL goalie, and his wife, Victoria Khabibulin, helped young Victoria with her training.

Career

On November 2003, Victoria debuted on the ITF Junior Circuit in Israel, winning one doubles title with Olga Govortsova.

Two years after turning pro, in 2005, she clinched two junior Grand Slam titles.

The same year ITF named her the 2005 World Champion making her the first Belarusian to do so.

Victoria Azarenka Playing Tennis
Victoria Azarenka Playing Tennis (Source: Instagram)

She was seeded 26th at the 2008 Australian Open. It went well for the first two matches, but in the third, she lost to the defending champion Serena Williams.

However, she won the title in 2012 and 2013, becoming the first Belarusian player to win a Grand Slam tournament singles title.

Awards & Achievements

Victoria has won numerous tournaments and awards. Here are some of the highlights.

  • Australian Open 2012 & 2013
  • Bronze Medals in the 2012 Olympics Games
  • Three Mixed Doubles Career Titles
  • Highest Singles Ranking No. 1 (30 January 2012)
  • Highest Doubles Ranking No. 7 (7 July 2008)

Net Worth, Prize Money & Career Earnings

One of the greatest professional tennis players of all time, Victoria Azarenka, has a net worth of $20 million as of 2022.

She has earned an enormous amount through her super successful professional career. Aside from her prize money, Victoria earns well from her brand endorsement deals with companies such as American Express, Citizen Watch, Yonex, Wilson, Nike, and Six Star Pro Nutrition.

Azarenka With Her Chris Evert Trophy
Azarenka With Her Chris Evert Trophy (Source: Instagram)

Forbes named Victoria the fourth highest-paid female athlete in the world in August 2013, with total earnings of $15.7 million.

Of the total amount, she made $6.7 million in prize money, and her endorsements equaled $9 million.

Similarly, her $7.9 million in prize money the year before was a single-year record for a female athlete in any sport, which still remains the 6th highest single-year total earned in WTA history.

All in all, she has made more than $34.76 million in prize money, which is 7th on the list of all-time WTA prize money.

Relationships, Children & Custody Battle

Beautiful Belarusian tennis player, Victoria Azarenka’s name has been linked to several famous men over the past years.

From 2011 and 2012, she dated the Ukrainian professional tennis player Sergei Bubka.

Similarly, she dated the American musician Stefan Gordy (Redfoo) from 2012 to 2014.

Following the breakup, she began seeing Billy McKeague, son of Chase McKeague (chairman of the investment group Chase and Company).

Victoria With Her Son, Leo
Victoria With Her Son, Leo (Source: Instagram)

They even had a son on December 19, 2016, and named him Leo. However, they broke up in 2017, immediately after Wimbledon.

They not only split but became involved in a custody battle for Leo.

After some substantial legal back and forth, it was reported that Azarenka won her custody battle against McKeague in 2018.

Bizarre Drama At Australian Open 2023

The Belarusian tennis star Victoria was asked to take off a shirt she was wearing in a bizarre scene before her match against Elena Rybakina at the Australian Open 2023.

As soon as she walked out onto the court, the chair umpire Alison Hughes asked her to remove the PSG soccer jersey she was wearing.

She has previously explained how she wears the Paris Saint Germaine jersey for her son, who wants to play for the French club someday.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Victoria had been spotted with the same shirt a few times at Melbourne Park for a post-match interview.

The 34-year-old had been planning to don it to warm up against Elena, but umpire Alison had other ideas.

Hughes could be seen ordering Victoria to remove the jersey, asking that she warm up in her playing outfit instead.

Popularity 

Victoria Azarenka
Popularity of Victoria Azarenka Over The Past 12 Months (Source: Google)

Unknown Facts About Victoria Azarenka

  • Victoria is a coffee lover and is cranky without it.
  • She warms up with music before a match. She usually listens to Mary J. Blige.
  • She is friends with Anna Kournikova.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Why did Azarenka pull out from the Toronto tournament?

Azarenka pulled out from the Toronto tournament because of a visa issue. Her visa application to enter the country was reportedly rejected.

How many Grand Slams does Azarenka have?

Victoria Azarenka has two Grand Slam titles to her name; back-to-back Australian Open in 2012 and 2013.

Where does Victoria rank currently?

As of this writing, Victoria ranks at number 16 in singles.

Pranaya Poudel
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