Following 10 days of intense heat and competition at this year’s Australian Open, Wilson Tour player Victoria Azarenka will take on Maria Sharapova in the anticipated showdown that will decide the world’s no. 1 player. Azarenka, the 22-year old WTA Tour world no. 3, is the newest member of Wilson’s team of elite players.
Known for her powerful playing style that continually challenges her opponents, the 5-foot-11-inch Belarusian uses the Wilson Juice™100 racket featuring Amplifeel™, Wilson’s proprietary handle system designed to increase power and spin.
“Vika is a fiercely passionate player,” said Jon Muir, general manger of Wilson Racquet Sports. “Her confident attitude and consistent performances are great examples of what it takes to win.”
Azarenka switched to the Wilson Juice late last year, after signing a long-term partnership with the brand. Since then, she has shown solid form, with winning the Apia International Sydney title and defeated defending champion Kim Clijsters en route to the finals of Australian Open.
If Azarenka wins the final, she will become the third player in history to rise to the top ranking after her first Grand Slam win. She is the first player from Belarus to compete in a Grand Slam final in 24 years.