VIKA JOINS ISTANBUL FIELD

TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup is proud to announce that another former world no.1, Victoria Azarenka will be competing on Garanti Koza Arena clay between 18-24 April at the ninth edition of the tournament.

Azarenka, only Belarusian to win a Grand Slam singles title, had a 51 weeks of reign at the top of WTA singles rankings. 26-year-old who was earned more than 26 million dollars of prize money has played four final in the slam era, where she has lifted the trophy twice in Australia. Defeating Maria Sharapova in 2012 final and Li Na in the next year’s final, Azarenka is also the runner-up at the 2012&2013 US Open.

Currently the highest ranked player in the entry list, ranked 15th Azarenka has a total of 18 singles and 6 doubles titles in her spectacular career besides 2007 US Open and 2008 French Open mixed championships. At the 2012 Olympics held in London, Vika was the gold medallist in mixed doubles and bronze medallist in singles.

Runner-up of 2011 WTA Championships in front of Turkish fans, Azarenka has made a very strong start to the season. Hasn’t dropped more than three games per set on the way to her Brisbane crown, before reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian Open (lost to Angelique Kerber). Vika started the week with a 10-1 win-loss record where she’s playing as the 13rd seed of BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the venue she was victorious four years ago.

To watch Victoria Azarenka and many more WTA stars at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup, don’t forget to book your place at Garanti Koza Arena!

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