Two-time Grand Slam winner Victoria Azarenka has been one of the top players in the women’s world and the former world number one has had a career to remember. While she has fallen on the rankings charts in recent times due a combination of fitness issues and personal problems she remains a player to beat and if you are looking at any information around Victoria Azarenka’s racquet, you can find it below.
Azarenka kick-started her career with two junior singles Grand Slam titles in 2005, and added four more in the doubles category. Later she won her first ITF title as a 16-year-old in 2005 and less than two years made it to her first ever WTA doubles final in Moscow.
By 2008, she had climbed up to 25th in the world and she celebrated it by making it to the fourth round at the French Open, following on from a similar appearance in the US Open the previous year.
The following year, Azarenka made it to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the French Open, and made it two in a row at Wimbledon where she lost to Serena Williams (check Serena’s racquet specs here). In 2010, a maiden Australian Open quarterfinal followed and in 2011, Azarenka reached her first Grand Slam semifinal as well, before losing to the eventual winner Petra Kvitova at Wimbledon.
It was to be a matter of time though before she won her first Grand Slam and surely enough a title at the Australian Open in 2012 and another one at the same competition in 2013 added feathers to her cap. In the finals of those two tournaments, she defeated Sharapova and Li Na.
Since her second Grand Slam win though in 2013, Azarenka has made it to just two majors semis, including one at the US Open where she entered the final as well. Azarenka has had to miss a few Grand Slams because of pregnancy and her last appearance at a quarterfinal of a Grand Slam came in the 2016 Australian Open.
2016 was also the last year in which she won multiple WTA titles, including the Sunshine double of Indian Wells and Miami.
A fast-mover on the court, Azarenka has a strong, double-handed backhand, while also possessing the ability to return powerfully after hitting the ball early. While Azarenka is known to be an aggressive player, she also tends to opt for a low-risk game, moving opponents around instead of attempting early winners.
So, Which is Victoria Azarenka’s Racquet?
Victoria Azarenka used to use a Wilson earlier in her career before changing it to Yonex. However, she has since switched back to the Wilson Ultra 100 Countervail and stringing with the Luxilon Big Banger.
Some of the other players on the tour who are associated with the Wilson Ultra in different ways are Madison Keys (racquet spec here), Gael Monfils (racquet specs here) and Kei Nishikori (racquet specs here).
Get the Wilson Ultra 100 Countervail racquet specifications below.
- Length: 27 in/69 cm.
- Head Size: 100 sq.in.
- Weight: Strung: 11.1 oz (315 gm), Unstrung: 10.6 oz (303 gm)
- Tension: 50-60 Pounds
- Balance: 7 Pts Head Light
- Beam Width: 23/26.5/22.5mm
- Composition: High Performance Carbon Fiber/Countervail
- Flex: 72
- Power Level: Medium
- String Pattern: 16 Mains/19 Crosses
- Shared Holes: None
- Main Skip: 8T, 8H
- Swing Speed: Medium, Moderate Swing
- Swing Weight: 312
Watch the below video reviewing the racquet Victoria Azarenka uses, the Wilson Ultra 100 Countervail:
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