Signed sketch: Victoria Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka

Former world number one tennis player Victoria Azarenka has been the  Australian Open singles champion twice (2012-2013) and has also won two mixed doubles Grand Slam titles – The US Open (2007) with Max Mirnyi and the French Open (2008) with Bob Byran.

She also collected two medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, winning the mixed doubles gold with Max and a bronze in the singles.

The six foot Belarusian has won 17 titles and is the 5th in all time ranking, earning US$24,484,172 in prize money.

Her game is based on controlled aggression and a strong two handed backhand. A foot injury forced Victoria to miss a large part of the 2014 season, resulting in her ranking slip, but she’s now on the comeback trail with a solid showing at this year’s Australian Open.

A fellow ‘grapher got Victoria to sign my sketch at this year’s Indian Wells Tournament in the Californian desert.