Victoria Azarenka managed to reinvent herself over the past months. Weakened by injuries in 2014, the Tennis star from Belarus came back to everyone’s attention last year. Her comeback in the WTA circuit was a real challenge. Throughout 2015 her performances were quite oscillating, her well-played matches being followed by unexpected failures. Azarenka, however, managed to get over those dark moments when she couldn’t focus and lacked self-confidence.

An almost perfect 2016 season so far

For Azarenka, the 2016 season began as well as possible. At the Brisbane Internationalin January, she won her first tournament after a break of over two years.

The final won against Angelique Kerber (the one who would win the Australian Open a few weeks later) stood as a real unchaining for the former WTA No.1.

Vika succeeded in something truly remarkable last month. She won both Premier Mandatoryevents one after another at Indian Wells and then in Miami. Her achievement is outstanding given that in the WTA history this was only accomplished by Kim Clijsters (2005) and Steffi Graf (1994, 1996).

WTA No.5 and first place in the race to Singapore

The victories on the American hard court propelled her to5th place in the WTA ranking. What’s even more important is that in this year’s ranking, the one where the participants in the WTA Finals in Singapore are determined, Azarenka is the new leader with 2930 points, being followed by Angelique Kerber with 2761 points, and also, Serena Williams with 2070 points.

Victoria Azarenka has constantly improved her playing technique. She still has periods of decline, but she's started to get better at handling them. If she maintains this pace of play and also stays in control of her emotions, she can be a serious threat to Serena Williams’ supremacy. The American player began to lose the points earned last year, and this trend is expected to continue over the following months.

Serena has 4000 points to defend at Roland Garros and Wimbledon alone, given that she won both trophies last year.

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