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22.11.2017

Azarenka: Billy McKeague disrespects me
Azarenka: Billy McKeague disrespects me In August 2017, Victoria Azarenka broke up with her boyfriend Bill McKeague, with whom she has baby son Leo. She did not just part with him, but was immediately involved in a lawsuit because of the right for child custody. McKeague accused the Belarusian of an attempt to kidnap Leo - the situation took a very unexpected turn.

21.11.2017

Victoria Azarenka with her 11-month son Leo
Azarenka may compete in ASB Classic in Auckland in January 2018 Former World No.1 Victoria Azarenka will receive a wild card for the ASB Classic tournament, which will be held in Auckland in the first week of the 2018 season, from 1 to 7 January. This will be the case if by that time she deals with the child custody case she is involved in, reports stuff.co.nz.
Azarenka’s signed racket and trainers to be sold at charity auction
Azarenka’s signed racket and trainers to be sold at charity auction A lot has been going on in the world of tennis in Belarus lately. Not so long ago Minsk hosted the Fed Cup 2017 where team Belarus played against the USA. The matches turned out to be very tough for both the teams, however, luck was on the side of the USA and they beat Belarus with a score 2:3. The Fed Cup 2017 final attracted attention of many tennis fans from all over the world. What is more, Alexander Lukashenko was among them, and before the matches he expressed his words of support to team Belarus.

20.11.2017

Sabalenka ends 2017 as Belarus' No.2 in WTA ranking
Sasnovich ends 2017 as Belarus' No.1 in WTA ranking Aliaksandra Sasnovich has replaced Aryna Sabalenka as the Belarus' No.1 in the WTA ranking. Romanian Simona Halep ended the 2017 season as world No.1 in the WTA. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus' second best player, lost 17 notches in a week. 

19.11.2017

Aryna Sabalenka wins tennis tournament in Taiwan
Sabalenka wins first WTA title The prominent Belarusian tennis player has won a prestigious tennis tournament in Taiwan in the doubles final together with Russian tennis player Veronika Kudermetova. The prize fund of the tournament is $115,000. In the final Sabalenka and Kudermetova won playing against a British-Australian duet of Naomi Broad and Monique Adamczak. The tennis match lasted for one hour and a half. Nevertheless, luck was on the side of Aryna Sabalenka and Veronika Kudermetova and they won the final in doubles scoring 2:6, 7:6 (7:5), 10:6 in the tennis sets.

18.11.2017

President Lukashenko comments on Belarus’ results at Fed Cup 2017 final
President Lukashenko comments on Belarus’ results at Fed Cup 2017 final Belarus is renowned for being a sports country. At the previous weekend Minsk was hosting the Fed Cup 2017 final at Chizhovka Arena. Before the tennis matches began, President Alexander Lukashenko personally wished the girls good luck and was among the fans on the tribunes. Journalists were interested whether the President is satisfied with the results of the matches. SEE: Victory for USA: Belarus loses in Fed Cup 2017 final

17.11.2017

The main weakness of Aryna Sabalenka
The main weakness of Aryna Sabalenka Belarus national tennis team coach Eduard Dubrov has revealed what the main weakness of Aryna Sabalenka is.

14.11.2017

Was Sabalenka/Sasnovich duo in Fed Cup final the right decision?
Was Sabalenka/Sasnovich duo in Fed Cup final the right decision? Belarusian journalist Boris Tasman has criticized the decision of captain of the Belarus national tennis team Eduard Dobrov to pick Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich for the doubles match of the Federation Cup final against the USA. "The decision of our captain Eduard Dubrov to pick the duo of Sasnovich and Sabalenka surprised me, to put it mildly. I did not have a doubt that Sasnovich would play since she has just won. But the choice of Aryna, who does not play doubles, looks strange.
US journalist at Fed Cup final: I like Belarus' hospitality
US journalist at Fed Cup final: I like Belarus' hospitality How do you like the final? It turned out to be fascinating. For both teams, it was an endurance test. A fascinating plot: first Sasnovich came back and made it 2:2 and then our team won in the second set of the doubles meeting. The heat was felt throughout the match. Belarus has a very strong team. Your girls are real fighters, and Americans too. Is there much attention to the Fed Cup in the USA? Yes. In the press, the match with the Belarusians is widely covered, and our media pays much attention to the victory.

13.11.2017

Azarenka supports team Belarus at Fed Cup 2017 final via internet
Azarenka supports team Belarus at Fed Cup 2017 final via internet Belarus has hosted one of the grandest events of the tennis world. On November 11-12 the Fed Cup 2017 final was held at Minsk’s Chizhovka Arena, thousands of fans came to support team Belarus at the tournament. The national team was playing against the USA, who had played in the final of this tournament 17 times before. Belarusian tennis players went through to the final of the Fed Cup for the first time and they showed a truly worthy game Belarusians can feel proud of.
Tennis player Govortsova expecting a baby
Another Belarusian tennis player expecting a baby Besides Victoria Azarenka, another famous and experienced Belarusian tennis player was not fighting for the winner’s title of the Fed Cup 2017 final in Minsk. Olga Govortsova was not registered in the Belarusian national women’s tennis team. According to some information resources, 29 year-old Olga is expecting a baby from her ice hockey player boyfriend. SEE: Why is Azarenka out of Fed Cup 2017 final?
Gary Vandeweghe on USA's Fed Cup win and Minsk
Vandeweghe relative on USA's Fed Cup win and Belarus The cousin grandfather of the American tennis player CoCo Vandeweghe, Gary, visited the Fed Cup final match at Chizhovka Arena in Minsk. "On Thursday I flew from California to Belarus to get to this final and watch the tennis of my grandniece. We have a whole support group here: friends of Coco, a few more relatives. We are in touch every day talking about our family, discussing funny stories, but not tennis.
Mirnyi: Belarusian girls have grown from modest juniors into experienced wolves
Mirnyi: Belarusian girls still incredible in Fed Cup final The Belarusian team do everything they can, and even more. Any tennis player is born with the desire to at least once in life become a part of such an event as the Fed Cup final, and our team managed to do it, said Max Mirny in an interview with the ONT TV Channel. "I want to believe that this will become a tradition for Belarus to enter Fed Cup finals. At least in the next 5-7 years, while this team will be in its active sporting age, we will still witness such large-scale events," said Mirnyi.
Expert: Sabalenka may enter WTA top 10 in 2018
Expert: Sabalenka may enter WTA top 10 in 2018 Alexander Vasilevsky - ex-captain of the Belarusian national team in the Davis Cup - has given an interview to the TV program "Sports Week" on the CTV Chanel. CoCo Vandeweghe noted after the first game with Aryna Sabalenka that it was easy to predict how Aryna would play. CoCo added that the Belarusian did not change her tactics during the game. Is this true?
Fed Cup 2017 Final. Belarus v USA post-match press conference
Fed Cup 2017 Final. Belarus v USA post-match press conference Belarus head coach Eduard Dubrov has commented on the defeat of the Belarus national women's tennis team 2:3 against the USA in the Fed Cup 2017. "I am very glad that our team did such a good job," said the captain at a press conference after the final.
President Lukashenko: Hope Azarenka will return and show world class
Belarus President: Hope Azarenka will return to show world class On November 12, Alexander Lukashenko met with the President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) David Haggerty and the leaders of a number of national tennis federations and international sports associations. The conversation took place between the final games of the Federation Cup, which took place in Minsk. The Belarusian tennis players fought bravely but eventually lost 2:3 to the USA.
Sabalenka about defeat vs CoCo Vandeweghe in 2017 Fed Cup final
Sabalenka on defeat against Vandeweghe in 2017 Fed Cup final Belarusian tennis players Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich commented on their matches of the second day of the Fed Cup final 2017. Sabalenka met with American CoCo Vandeweghe and lost 6:7, 1:6 in the third rubber of the Fed Cup final. Q: Did the night match against Stephens affect your actions? Maybe you did not have time to recover, maybe you were emotionally tired?
Belarus' Sasnovich jokes about Fed Cup final defeat against USA Alexandra Sasnovich spoke about the 2:3 defeat at the USA in the Fed Cup 2017 final. She also touched on her duo with Aryna Sabalenka, which they had to play for the first time in that final. "This is our first joint match with Aryna. It was not easy, but I want to thank her, we have formed a good team. All matches turned out very emotional, because the rivals were not easy to play with. Including in previous stages. Nevertheless, the match for the title is something special," she said.
Eduard Durbrov, Belarus national team coach
Azarenka may play for Belarus in Fed Cup 2018, Belarus coach says Captain of the women's national team of Belarus Eduard Dubrov assessed the match against the US team (2:3) in the home final of the Federation Cup 2017. I am pleased with the result: for our team this is very great experience. The team is young, they were not able to do it at the first attempt... But the score 2:3 is a decent result for the final. Everything is ahead, we will learn all our lessons.

12.11.2017

Victory for USA: Belarus loses in Fed Cup 2017 final
Victory for USA: Belarus loses in Fed Cup 2017 final The big day for tennis players of Belarus and the USA at the Fed Cup 2017 final in Minsk. During two days athletes from two teams have been fighting for the title of the winner of the grand tournament. Day one ended with a tie draw 1:1. Belarusian tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovich lost to WTA racket number 10 Coco Vandeweghe. From the very beginning of the match it became clear that neither of the players intend giving in. Nevertheless, the American athlete was luckier. Coco Vandeweghe won with scores 6:4 and 6:4 in two sets.
Tennis coach Kobzar about training in Belarus
Tennis coach Kobzar about training in Belarus Tennis player Ivan Kobzar has shared his opinion on the advantages of training in Belarus and spoke about Aryna Sabalenka. It is quite difficult to bring up a tennis “star” in Belarus. An athlete should go to the USA or to some other country and train there. I it really so?
Azarenka plans returning to tennis in 2018
Azarenka plans returning to tennis in 2018 Prominent Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka gave birth to her son Leo at the end of 2016. Nevertheless, she did not forget about sport. She returned back to the tennis court fairly quickly and reached the 1/8 final of Wimbledon of the same year. In the match Victoria lost to Simona Halep. It seemed that Victoria will return back to the big sport very soon and will show what she. Her performance at the Grand Slam tournament allowed her to move to the 203rd position in the WTA rating from the 683rd position.

11.11.2017

Sabalenka comments on Stephens game in Fed Cup
Sabalenka comments on Stephens game in Fed Cup Aryna Sabalenka, world number 78, has shared emotions after she beat world number 13 Sloane Stephens in the Fed Cup final (rubber 2). MORE: Sabalenka equalizes for Belarus vs USA in Fed Cup 2017 final  - This is the first time you have brought your national team points on day 1. This came in a situation where it was necessary to win or your changes would significantly drop. How did you manage to do this?
Sabalenka equalizes for Belarus vs USA in Fed Cup 2017 final
Sabalenka equalizes for Belarus vs USA in Fed Cup 2017 final Belarus has made the score 1:1 in the Fed Cup 2017 final tie against Team USA. In the second rubber, Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus defeated US Sloane Stephens in a difficult match, 6:3, 3:6, 6:4. Chizhovka Arena hosted two matches of the Fed Cup 2017 final on November 11, 2017. President Alexander Lukashenko attended the first match between Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich and tennis player from the USA Coco Vandeweghe. Before the match began, he talked to the tennnis players, wished them luck in the games. 
Alexander Lukashenko attends Fed Cup 2017 Final
Alexander Lukashenko attends Fed Cup 2017 Final The Fed Cup 2017 final between Belarus and the USA has begun at Chizhovka Arena in Minsk. President Alexander Lukashenko is among the fans of the tournament, he was watching the first match between Aliaksanadra Sasnovich and Coco Vandeweghe. However, before the match kicked off, Alexander Lukashenko spoke to the tennis players and coaches of team Belarus. The Belarusian President wished success and expressed his certainty in their high professionalism.
Vandeweghe: We walk onto a court to show maximum result
Vandeweghe: USA want to show all we can against Belarus Representatives of the press, which have been accredited for the Fed Cup Final 2017 in Minsk (over 120 representatives), have been emphasizing that tennis players from the USA haven’t been successful in winning the trophy of the tournament for 17 years.  The USA tennis players were not keeping quite when speaking on the issue, however, their vigilance and close attention to the rival were felt.
What are fans expecting from Fed Cup Final 2017?
What are fans expecting from Fed Cup Final 2017? Big tennis in Minsk. At the court of Chizhovka Arena the final of the Fed Cup 2017 has begun. Belarusian women’s tennis team is playing against athletes from the USA. The first on the court are Aliaksnadra Sasnovich and the leader of the American team Coco Vandeweghe. It is necessary to say that this event for Belarusian fans and the sport world as a whole is something really special.

10.11.2017

App for tennis statistics analysis from Belarus
How Tennis ComStat app helped Belarus at Fed Cup Instat and WyScout have become an integral part of the work of football agents, scouts and sports directors. This is not the case in individual sports, such as tennis. Belarusians Mikhail Gavrilchik, Alexei Tyukhlov and Vitaly Klimuk decided to change the situation and created a tennis analytics service Tennis ComStat in the autumn of 2015.
Fed Cup trophy on display in Minsk (video) The main trophy of the tennis Federation Cup has been put on display at Minsk town hall. The valuable prize is available to anyone. This is the first time when the trophy is exhibited publicly before the final.  MORE on 2017 Fed Cup final: Fed Cup 2017 final draw: Belarus v USA Sabalenka: It's exciting to play against USA in Fed Cup Final
Amazing blue dresses of US Team at Fed Cup evening in Belarus
US Team at 2017 Fed Cup evening in Belarus On November 11-12, Belarusian tennis players will compete against Americans in the Fed Cup final match in Minsk. However, yesterday in the evening, the athletes forgot about sport for a while... Before the final match for the Federation Cup, one of the Minsk restaurants hosted a joint dinner of the tennis teams of Belarus and the United States. The girls appeared before the guests in all their glory.
Fed Cup 2017 final draw: Belarus v USA
Fed Cup 2017 final draw: Belarus v USA Belarus will take on the USA in the Fed Cup 2017 on November 11-12. The draw has been made and here are the results. SATURDAY 14.30 Aliaksandra Sasnovich v CoCo Vandeweghe  Aryna Sabalenka v Sloane Stephens SUNDAY 14.30 Aryna Sabalenka v CoCo Vandeweghe   Aliaksandra Sasnovich - Sloane Stephens Vera Lapko / Lidzia Marozava v Alison Riske / Shelby Rogers  

09.11.2017

Facts proving Belarus has chances against USA in Fed Cup final
Facts proving Belarus has chances against USA in Fed Cup final Belarus will take on the USA in the final match of the Fed Cup at Chizhovka Arena in Minsk on November 11-12. Here are a couple of facts that prove Belarus still has chances against the formidable USA opposition. MORE: Belarus and USA squads 1. Belarus has not lost in the Fed Cup for three years 2. Belarus has won nine consecutive matches in the Fed Cup

08.11.2017

Fed Cup 2017 final
President Lukashenko expected to attend Fed Cup 2017 final The USA women's tennis team has come to Minsk to take part in the Federation Cup final against Belarus. The match will be held on 11-12 November at Chizhovka Arena. Before such tennis matches begin, President Lukashenko traditionally talks to the Belarusian athletes, empowers them and wishes good like in the match. One of the examples is when Alexander Lukashenko talked to the tennis players in the changing room before the half final against the Netherlands.
Rinaldi press conference
Rinaldi press conference ahead of Fed Cup 2017 final in Minsk The Belarus v USA match will be a tie of equal rivals, said coach of the USA team Kathy Rinaldi on November 8. Belarus captain Eduard Dubrou also spoke at the press conference. “Belarus' girls are upbeat ahead of the Fed Cup final," said Eduard Dubrou. The final, in which Belarus take on the United States, will be held November 11-12 at Chizhovka Arena. "Strangely enough, the mood is very good," said Dubrou. "It's encouraging. No one will leave Minsk without a battle."
How USA team trains in Minsk ahead of Fed Cup final
How USA team trains in Minsk ahead of Fed Cup final The USA women's tennis team has come to Minsk to take part in the Federation Cup final against Belarus. The match will be held on 11-12 November at Chizhovka Arena. Alison Riske was the first to come to the Belarusian capital, followed by team's No3 Shelby Rogers. They have already trained at Chizhovka Arena. The USA leaders were the last to arrive - the first and second best players of the team - CoCo Vandeweghe and Sloane Stephens.
Sabalenka nominated for WTA's breakthrough of the month
Sabalenka nominated for WTA's Breakthrough of the Month The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has nominated the Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka for the title "Breakthrough of the Month". In October, Sabalenka played her first final at the WTA tournaments, but lost to Russian Maria Sharapova at the tournament in Tianjin.  SEE: Aryna Sabalenka: what you didn't know By the way, in October 2017, Sabalenka became number 1 in Belarus, taking 78th place in the WTA rating.
Azarenka not to come to Minsk for Belarus v USA Fed Cup final
Azarenka not to come to Minsk for Belarus v USA Fed Cup final Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka promises to support the national team of Belarus in the Fed Cup final against the US team with all her heart. She wrote this in her Twitter account. As previously reported, Azarenka will not be able to help Belarus in the game, as she is currently in a child custody dispute with the father of her son.
Sabalenka, Sasnovich give press conference ahead of Fed Cup Final against USA
Sabalenka: It's exciting to play against USA in Fed Cup Final Belarus will take on the formidable USA team in the Fed Cup final on November 11-12. Ahead of the tie, the Belarusian girls have answered questions about preparation and feelings. - Have you previously met with the leaders of the US team CoCo Vandeweghe and Sloane Stephens, are you familiar with the style of their game? Aryna Sabalenka: Personally, I never played against them, but I watched some matches with these girls. They are very aggressive high-level sportswomen. It's exciting to play against them.

02.11.2017

Azarenka trapped in California, set to miss Fed Cup 2017 final?
Fed Cup 2017: Belarus v USA squads The national teams of Belarus and the USA have named squads for the Federation Cup final 2017. The main trophy of women's tennis at the level of national teams will be contested in Minsk on November 11-12. The matches will be played at Chizhovka Arena. Belarusians' main loss is Victoria Azarenka, who continues lawsuit regarding her son with the former boyfriend and has not played in recent months. Moreover, she cannot even travel beyond California now.

01.11.2017

Victoria Azarenka to miss Fed Cup final
Victoria Azarenka to miss Fed Cup 2017 final The unsolved family problems have probably not allowed the Belarusian tennis player to come to Minsk and help her team. The Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka won’t be playing in the Fed Cup final against team USA. At the beginning of October, the chairman of the Belarusian Tennis Federation Sergei Teterin announced that Victoria Azarenka is preparing for an important match, which will be held at Chizhovka Arena on 11-12 of November.
Belarus v USA Fed Cup Final 2017: Team USA chances
Belarus v USA Fed Cup Final 2017: Team USA chances The USA will have to face surprisingly strong Belarus in the Fed Cup final in Minsk on November 11-12. The Belarusian Tennis Federation has analyzed Team USA's chances to win. The conclusions are not that obvious as one might expect ahead of the match. Belarus and USA Fed Cup ranking To date, team USA is in third place in the Federation Cup ranking and is just behind Belarus, who are second despite having far less eminent players in WTA individual ranking.

23.10.2017

Mirnyi/Oswald win Kremlin Cup doubles
Mirnyi/Oswald win Kremlin Cup doubles Belarusian Maxim Mirnyi and Austrian Philippe Oswald became winners of the doubles Cup of the Kremlin. In the final match, the Belarusian-Austrian tandem outplayed Damir Džumhur (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Antonio Šančić (Croatia), 6:3, 7:5. Maxim Mirny debuted in the Kremlin Cup in 1996 and it's now his fifth win in the doubles. Previously, he won the Moscow tournament in a duet with Australian Sandon Stolle (2001), Swiss Roger Federer (2002), Indian Mahesh Bhupati (2003) and Russian Mikhail Youzhny (2005).

20.10.2017

Sasnovich, Lapko eliminated from Kremlin Cup
Sasnovich, Lapko eliminated from Kremlin Cup Belarusian stars Alexandra Sasnovich and Vera Lapko were eliminated from the Kremlin Cup on October 19. Both lost in the quarterfinals. Sasnovich lost to Russian hot prospect Daria Kasatkina, who is among the top 30 in the WTA rating. Sasnovich is much further from the top spot in WTA and she could not resist the pressure of Kasatkina, 4:6, 3:6. DON'T MISS: Sasnovich: My father wanted me to play tennis
Sabalenka becomes tennis player No.1 in Belarus
Sabalenka becomes tennis player No.1 in Belarus 19-year-old Aryna Sabalenka has found herself in the top 100 of the world ranking for the first time.  Moreover, Aryna became the top tennis player of Belarus. The advancement from 102nd position to 76th became possible after the successful performance at the tournament in Chinese Tianjin. Aryna easily won four victories and for the first time reached the final of a WTA tournament. In the final Sabalenka in a stubborn fight lost to the former world number one Russian Maria Sharapova.

17.10.2017

Azarenka withdraws from Luxembourg Open for personal reasons
Azarenka withdraws from Luxembourg Open for personal reasons Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the Open Tennis Championship of Luxembourg, which will be held from 16 to 21 October, reported the press service of the championship.  Personal circumstances have been named the reason for the withdrawal. This is not the first time the Belarusian athlete has missed a competition for personal reasons. The tennis player missed the US Open and the tournament in Cincinnati because of the lawsuits with the former boyfriend.

18.09.2017

Switzerland into Davis Cup World Cup past Belarus
Switzerland into Davis Cup World Cup past Belarus Tennis players of the Belarusian national team could not make it to the Davis Cup World Group having lost to Switzerland 2:3. In the decisive singles match Belarusian Yaroslav Shilo lost to Swiss tennis player Marco Chiudinelli, 4:6, 3:6, 4:6. Yaroslav tried to impose his game on a more experienced opponent, but the Swiss' nerves proved to be stronger, and he achieved success in 2 hours 11 minutes.

17.09.2017

Mirnyi, Vasilevsky put Belarus on top in Davis Cup 2017
Mirnyi, Vasilevsky put Belarus on top in Davis Cup 2017 The playoff match of the world Davis Cup group is continuing in Biel, Switzerland, where the local team is to play Belarus. After two single matches on September 15, 2017, the score was 1:1. The double battle was at the center of attention on Saturday. Belarus was presented by the experienced Max Mirnyi together with Andrei Vasilevski. The hosts were represented by Adrian Bodmer and Luca Margaroli.

15.09.2017

Max Mirnyi joins Belarusian men's tennis team for Davis Cup World Group playoffs
Max Mirnyi joins Belarusian men's tennis team for Davis Cup World Group playoffs Maxim Mirnyi joined the men's national tennis team of Belarus. The athlete arrived to Switzerland late due to the hurricane Irma, which made changes to air traffic. On the Swiss court, the famous Belarusian tennis player has already conducted the first training session. "We will give all of us, 120%. Of course, we will fight only for the victory," the website of the Belarusian Tennis Federation quotes Max Mirnyi as saying.

14.09.2017

Belarus to face Switzerland in Davis Cup World Group playoff on Sep. 15-17
Belarus to face Switzerland in Davis Cup World Group playoff on Sep. 15-17 Yegor Gerasimov and Ilya Ivashko - the leaders of the national team of Belarus - will miss the match against the Swiss team in the Davis Cup World Group playoffs through injuries. According to Vladimir Voltchkov, the captain of the Belarusian national tennis team, everything was done so that the athletes recover, but it did not work out. Their places will be taken by Yaraslau Shila and Dmitry Zhirmont.

13.09.2017

Ignatik into last 16 in Istanbul challenger
Ignatik into last 16 in Istanbul Challenger Vladimir Ignatik made his way to the second round of the Challenger tennis tournament in Istanbul. In the opening round, he was drawn against the eighth seeded - Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. In the world ranking this Greek guy is 40 notches higher than the Belarusian. Nevertheless, Ignatik coped with the resistance. Failing only the second set, Vladimir won the first and the third, 6:4, 1:6, 6:3. Next, the Belarusian tennis player plays against Egypt's Karim-Mohamed Maamoun.

31.08.2017

Belarus' Sasnovich eliminated in US Open second round
Belarus' Sasnovich eliminated in US Open second round The Belarusian tennis player Alexandra Sasnovich has not been able to enter the third round of the final Grand Slam tournament of the season – the US Open. Last night, Alexandra Sasnovich, 88th in the WTA rankings, lost to Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty in the second round (43), 1:6, 6:7 (7:9). The match lasted 1 hour 23 minutes. At the start of the competition in New York, Sasnovich overpowered American Julia Boserup (115), 6:2, 6:2.

24.08.2017

Three Belarusians remain in US Open qualification after round 1
Three Belarusians remain in US Open qualification after round 1 Belarusian tennis player Ilya Ivashka was unable to enter the second qualifying round of the 2017 US Open. In the duel of the starting round, Ilya Ivashka lost to Argentine Facundo Bagnis almost without a fight, 2:6, 0:6 and finished the tournament. Two more Belarusians Vladimir Ignatik and Yegor Gerasimov successfully passed the first round, having beaten two other Argentines Maximo Gonzalez and Federico Coria, respectively.

22.08.2017

Vladimir Voltchkov: Belarus has done a lot for sport in recent 15-20 years
Vladimir Voltchkov: Belarus has done a lot for athletes in recent 15-20 years Vladimir Voltchkov, head coach of the Belarusian national tennis team, has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. Vladimir Voltchkov, head coach of the Belarusian national national tennis team:As an athlete, I can say that an unprecedented amount of work has been done in these 15-20 years for the development of sport. And the opportunities are broad. Our task, the task of every citizen is to realize our maximum potential. And then we will live together well and effectively.
Belarus' Sasnovich into WTA top 90
Belarus' Sasnovich into WTA top 90 The Belarusian tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovich has entered the top 90 best players in the world. In the updated WTA rankings, the Belarusian athlete climbed eight positions and now occupies 88th place. There's also a major breakthrough for Vera Lapko. She now is among the top 200 tennis players in the world.

18.08.2017

Azarenka on child custody conflict: This is challenge I'm ready to face
Azarenka on child custody conflict: This is challenge I'm ready to face Victoria Azarenka has commented on why she will not take part in the US Open, which will be held in New York from August 28 to September 10. The tennis player published an official statement on her page in Instagram. In it she notes that her friends and fans deserve to know the official reason.

16.08.2017

Vladimir Voltchkov hails Shakutin's role in tennis
Vladimir Voltchkov hails Shakutin's role in Belarusian tennis management Vladimir Voltchkov, head coach of the Belarusian national tennis team has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev.
Tennis coaches in Belarus now have decent salaries
Tennis coaches in Belarus now have decent salaries, Vladimir Voltchkov says Vladimir Voltchkov, head coach of the Belarusian national tennis team has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev.
Belarus' Sasnovich eliminated in Cincinnati 1st round
Belarus' Sasnovich eliminated in Cincinnati 1st round The prestigious WTA tennis tournament in USA's Cincinnati has just begun, but for Belarusian Alexandra Sasnovich it has already ended. The Belarusian, who made it to the main draw from the qualification, was defeated in the first round by 20-year-old Russian Daria Kasatkina. Despite her young age, the native of Togliatti occupies a rather high 38th place in the world ranking and Sasnovich is much lower in it. Alexandra gave the opponent two sets in a little more than one hour, 4:6, 2:6.

12.08.2017

Azarenka to miss tournament in Cincinnati
Azarenka to miss tournament in Cincinnati Victoria Azerenka has refused to partake in the tournament, which is to be held in Cincinnati on August 14, 2017. The reason for the refusal is the court case against her child's father in attempt to get the right for child custody.

11.08.2017

Azarenka breaks up with her son's father
Azarenka breaks up with her son's father The Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has filed a lawsuit against her child's father in attempt to get the right for child custody. According to social networks with reference to Israeli media, the world-famous tennis player hired a huge specialist in family affairs - Israeli lawyer Zeev Valner. Victoria wants to retain right for custody over the seven-month-old son Leo Alexander.

08.08.2017

Futures tennis tournament BelGlobal Cup starts in Minsk
Futures tennis tournament BelGlobal Cup starts in Minsk The courts of Minsk's Tennis Palace are hosting the first of the two men's international tournaments of the Futures series - BelGlobal Cup. The prize fund of these competitions is $15,000. Tennis players from 19 countries, representing both near and far abroad, will fight for the victory in the Belarusian capital. The tournament features representatives of the world's top 900, so the Minsk audience will have a wide choice of who to cheer for.

03.08.2017

Vera Lapko defeats Jennifer Elie at ITF Lexington 2017
Vera Lapko defeats Jennifer Elie at ITF Lexington 2017 At the competition in American Lexington (prize fund $60K), the Belarusian tennis player Vera Lapko (241) won against the American Jennifer Elie (270), 6:3, 2:6, 6:3, in the last 32. Lapko will compete for a place in the quarterfinals against the New Zealand tennis player Erin Routliffe (1164). Belarusian tennis player Maxim Mirnyi and Austrian Philip Oswald became semi-finalists of the Generali Open tournament in Austrian Kitzbühel (prize fund 482K euros).

01.08.2017

Belarus' Sabalenka ousts Davis at WTA tournament in Washington
Belarus' Sabalenka ousts Davis at WTA tournament in Washington Aryna Sabalenka has successfully started the WTA tournament in Washington with a prize fund of $227,000. In the opening round, she took on American Lauren Davis, seeded third at her domestic tournament. In the world rankings, Davis is now 34th, while the Belarusian is far below the first hundred. Nevertheless, Sabalenka has managed to beat the opponent in straight games, 7:5, 6:3.

11.07.2017

Azarenka knocked out of Wimbledon
Azarenka knocked out of Wimbledon Victoria Azarenka has been knocked out of Wimbledon 2017. In the last 16 the Belarusian met with world number 2, Romania's Simona Halep. The first set lasted almost an hour and ended on a tie-break, but the Belarusian failed to win it. In the second set Halep did even better leaving Azarenka far behind 5:0. The Belarusian took two games, but it was not enough. Halep sails past Azarenka in two sets: 7:6, 6:2. By the way, after this victory the Romanian tennis player guaranteed herself top spot in the world rankings.

05.07.2017

Azarenka makes it to Wimbledon 1/16 finals Tennis player Victoria Azarenka will play in the 1/16 Wimbledon finals. In the second round Victoria beat the 16th racket Yelena Vesnina. The match ended with a score 6:3, 6:3. Before the match Victoria said that Yelena is not an easy player, who shows good result, She also said that last year Yelena was in the half finals and the match will be difficult, because they are friends and it is not easy to play against one another.

03.07.2017

Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka into Wimbledon round 2
Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka into Wimbledon round 2 The Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka has entered round 2 of Wimbledon. In the first round match Aryna defeated the Russian opponent Irina Khromacheva. The match ended with a score of 6:3, 6:4 in favor of the Belarusian. In the next meeting Sabalenka will play against the winner of the match Mirjana Lučić-Baroni from Croatia vs Carina Witthöft from Germany. SEE: Interesting facts about Aryna Sabalenka

30.06.2017

Belarus' Sabalenka into Wimbledon main draw
Belarus' Sabalenka into Wimbledon main draw The Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka (135th in WTA) has entered the main draw of Wimbledon. Today, in the third match of the qualifying round Sabalenka met with USA's Kristie Ahn (116) and won confidently in two sets, 6:1, 6:1. Prior to that, Aryna Sabalenka beat another American tennis player Jamie Loeb (145), 7:6 (7:5), 6:4, and the representative of the Republic of Korea on N. Han (205), 4:6, 6:2, 6:4.

23.06.2017

Azarenka knocked out of Mallorca Open, the first tournament after childbirth
Azarenka knocked out of Mallorca Open, the first tournament after childbirth Victoria Azarenka has been knocked out of the WTA Mallorca Open in the second round. On June 22, the Belarusian tennis player took on Croatia's Ana Konjuh. Unfortunately, Vika was not able to confront the opponent although she showed great performance against Japanese Risa Ozaki in round 1. Azarenka won only one game in the first set and looked better in the second but that was not enough to turn the match around.

21.06.2017

Azarenka plays first match in 2017 after childbirth
Azarenka wins in first match after childbirth Victoria Azarenko has returned to the court after childbirth. The Belarusian tennis player started at Mallorca Open, founded in 2016. Azarenka won the first set against Japan's Ozaki 6:3, then lost the second set 4:6. With a score of 5:4 in favor of the Japanese in the third set, the organizers had to stop the tournament because of the onset of darkness. The match continued on June 21 and Victoria managed to overturn it.

20.06.2017

I want my son to be proud of me, Victoria Azarenka says
Azarenka back to tennis after childbirth at Mallorca Open Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka will enter the court after a long break during the Mallorca Open on June 20. What did Vika do during the break? On December 20, 2016 Victoria gave birth to her first child in Los Angeles - the baby was named Leo Alexander. "Today I had the heaviest fight and my best victory! Our son was born healthy and happy! So thankful and blessed! Thank you.

14.06.2017

Belarus' Sasnovich into Rosmalen Grass Court Championships round of 16
Belarus' Sasnovich into Rosmalen Grass Court Championships round of 16 Belarus' Aliaksandra Sasnovich did not experience any major problems in the first round match of the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships in the Netherlands. The tournament's prize pot is $227,000. The Belarusian tennis player opened competition with a match against Russian Anna Kalinskaya. She won in straight sets, 6:3, 6:4. The next opponent of Sasnovich will most likely be French Kristina Mladenovic, seeded second at the tournament.

08.06.2017

Minsk Cup international women's tennis tournament underway in Belarus capital
Minsk Cup international women's tennis tournament underway in Belarus capital The international women's tennis tournament Minsk Cup is underway in Minsk. As in previous years it gathered a number of participants: from Belarus, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Switzerland. In 2017, the prize fund of the tournament has decreased - from $25,000 to $15,000. According to the organizers, this will contribute to the successful performance of Belarusian tennis players because of reduced competition. Eight Belarusians are in the main draw. The highest rating among them is Irina Shimanovich - she is the fourth seeded.

06.06.2017

Aliksandra Sasnovich wins Heart Award for second consecutive season
Aliksandra Sasnovich wins Heart Award for second consecutive season The Belarusian tennis player Aliksandra Sasnovich has won the Federation Cup's Heart Award for the second time in a row. This prize has been given since 2009 to those tennis players who represent their country at the Federation Cup and are an example of courage on the court and devotion to the team. In the matches for the Belarusian team in 2017, Sasnovich beat higher-ranked rivals Kiki Bertens, Michaëlla Krajicek, Viktorija Golubic and Timea Bacsinszky.

30.05.2017

Sasnovich into Roland Garros round 2 beating Switzerland's Victoria Golubic
Sasnovich into Roland Garros round 2 beating Switzerland's Victoria Golubic The second tennis season of the Grand Slam, Roland Garros, is gaining momentum in Paris. The only Belarusian in the women's tournament is Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Last night she got a ticket to the second round. Sasnovich met with an old friend - a representative of Switzerland Viktorija Golubic. Earlier, Alexander won against her in the two previous duels of the current season. Fortunately, the tradition did not stop on Sunday.

02.05.2017

Sasnovich: I was a ball girl at Davis Cup 2004, when Belarus reached semifinals
Aliaksandra Sasnovich: My dad wanted me to play tennis Belarusian tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovich has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. I know that your father was interested in tennis. We even met with him in amateur games. Was it he who wanted to turn you into a star? Or was it your conscious choice?

29.04.2017

Tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovich: “I try to keep composure up on court, tennis is an intelligent game”
Tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovich: “I try to keep composure up on court, tennis is an intelligent game” Belarusian tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovich has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. At the end tennis is a psychological game. Keeping up composure is very important. Nevertheless, there is a range of provocations from the tennis players or they are too emotional. Can you recollect being provoked like this?
Aliaksandra Sasnovich: I don’t like dancing very much, it is better to spend time with parents
Aliaksandra Sasnovich: "I don’t like dancing very much, it is better to spend time with parents" Belarusian tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovich has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. How much time per week do you usually spend on the tennis court? Aliaksandra Sasnovich, tennis player:I come for 9:00 am and do some exercises and leave the court at 20:00pm, sometimes even later. I have two tennis workouts and one fitness training workout. And I eat in between the workouts. So you only have time for a massage and to eat.

28.04.2017

Sasnovich: Belarus has all conditions to train good tennis players
Sasnovich: Belarus has all conditions to train good tennis players Belarusian tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovich has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. That success of 2004 consisted, in fact, of two guys - Max Mirnyi and Vladimir Voltchkov. They trained quite a lot abroad, in the USA, and this gave them such a world-class level. How much did you train abroad? Aliaksandra Sasnovich, tennis player: In fact, I trained abroad only once, at the age of 15. I left for Lyons for six months, this is the end of my foreign experience.
Sasnovich on Fed Cup: "We couldn't imagine playing in the final!"
Sasnovich on Fed Cup: "We couldn't imagine playing in the final!" Belarusian tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovich has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. I look at the Federation Cup website and do not believe my eyes. It reads that the final match will be Belarus vs USA. I think that most tennis fans do not believe that either. Do you realize that this fact alone is enough to make you feel part of the national tennis history? Alexandra Sasnovich, tennis player: In fact, 2 years ago playing in Budapest we could not even imagine we would play in the final.
Tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovich: "I respect Masha Sharapova very much"
Tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovich: "I respect Masha Sharapova very much" Belarusian tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovich has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khustalev. Do you have any photos with some tennis players? Which one are you proud of the most? Aliaksandra Sasnovich, tennis player: Photos? As far as I remember I was not photographed with any player. I have no photos. I even did not ask for autographs. Among your rivals, there were the most eminent tennis players. Is there anyone you admire?

23.04.2017

Belarus into Fed Cup World Group final Belarus has won against Switzerland in the semifinal of the Fed Cup 2017 and has entered the tournament's final where it will take on the USA. On Saturday, Belarus and Switzerland won one singles match each. Viktorija Golubic lost to Aliaksandra Sasnovich and then Timea Bacsinszky ousted Aryna Sabalenka.  On the next day, Aliaksandra Sasnovich confidently overpowered Timea Bacsinszky to make the score 2:1. 

21.04.2017

Belarus v Switzerland Fed Cup draw made
Belarus v Switzerland Fed Cup draw made The semifinal match of the Federation Cup between Belarus and Switzerland is getting closer. On April 21, a draw was held to determine the sequence of matches. The Belarus v Switzerland tie will begin with a game between Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Viktorija Golubic. Also on April 22, Aryna Sabalenka will play Timea Bacsinszky. Olga Govortsova and Vera Lapko will meet Belinda Bencic and Martina Hingis in the doubles. The matches on Saturday begin at about 13.00 Belarus time.
President of International Tennis Federation: Belarus and Switzerland are my favorite team
President of International Tennis Federation: Belarus and Switzerland are my favorite team The draw for the semi-final of the Federation Cup between Belarus and Switzerland will take place on Friday. Taking part in the event will be the head of the International Tennis Federation David Haggerty. The guest of honor has arrived in Minsk. Besides tennis affairs he is going to take part in a number of important meetings. At the airport, the tennis boss has shared his expectations from the visit.
Azarenka predicts Belarus' victory over Switzerland in Fed Cup
Azarenka predicts Belarus' victory over Switzerland in Fed Cup Belarusian tennis prima Victoria Azarenka will spend the upcoming Fed Cup match against Switzerland together with the team, even if not on the court. The former No1 of the world will support Belarus next to captain Eduard Dubrou as a kind of adviser and assistant. Azarenka plans to return to court this summer. She is going to re-start her career in a series of American tournaments. Moreover, she could take part in the final of the Fed Cup.

20.04.2017

Aliaksandra Sasnovich: Belarus has edge over Switzerland thanks to home crowd
Sasnovich: Belarus on fire prior to Fed Cup tie vs Switzerland On Saturday, the Federation Cup semi-finals start at Chizhovka Arena. Belarus is to meet Switzerland. Hosts Belarus will still be without star Victoria Azarenka. But in her absence, Belarus got other leaders. World No.96 Aliaksandra Sasnovich is the main hope of the hosts. Aliaksandra will be assisted by two players from below 100th place in the WTA rankings: Aryna Sabalenka and Olga Govortsova, whom Captain Eduard Dubrov is going to play in the doubles match. Winner of the 2016 Girls' Singles at Australian Open Vera Lapko is also in the squad.

19.04.2017

Govortsova rises to 147th place in WTA rankings after victory at Indian Harbor Beach
Govortsova rises to 147th place in WTA rankings after victory at Indian Harbor Beach Belarusian Olga Govortsova has won the tennis tournament in USA's Indian Harbor Beach, with a prize fund of 80,000 dollars. In the final, the Belarusian defeated an opponent from the USA Amanda Anisimova, 6:3, 4:6, 6:3. Through this, Govortsova improved her position in the WTA rankings. She rose from 190th to 147th place. SEE: Interesting facts about Olga Govortsova

18.04.2017

Belarus Olga Govortsova wins ITF tennis tournament in USA
Belarus Olga Govortsova wins ITF tennis tournament in USA Belarusian tennis player Olga Govortsova won the ITF tournament in Indian Harbour Beach (USA), with a prize fund of $80,000. In the final match, 28-year-old Olga Govortsova (World No190) won against 15-year-old Amanda Anisimova of the US (No479), 6:3, 4:6, 6:3. Indian Harbor Beach is the 7th singles title for Olga Govortsova. Also, she has nine titles in doubles tournaments.

12.04.2017

Alexandra Sasnovich through to WTA main draw in Switzerland
Alexandra Sasnovich through to WTA main draw in Switzerland Whereas Belarusian male tennis players are to go to Switzerland only in autumn, Alexandra Sasnovich is already conquering local tennis courts. In the first round of WTA in Biel she coped with the experienced French tennis player Pauline Parmentier. Having lost the first set 3:6, Alexandra Sasnovich confidently won the remaining two. The next challenge for her will be the match against the strongest tennis player of the game between Laura Siegemund and Victoria Golubich.
Belarus to play Switzerland away in Davis Cup World Group playoff
Belarus to play Switzerland away in Davis Cup World Group playoff Captain Vladimir Voltchkov and his team Belarus found their Davis Cup World Group playoff opponents after a draw, which took place in London. Belarus will take on Switzerland. The match will take place in mid-September 2017. It is possible that Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka will not help their country, which is good news for Belarus. In spring 2008, the tennis teams of Belarus and Switzerland met at Minsk's Football Manege arena in the second round of the first Euro-African zone. Then the guests won 4:1.

10.04.2017

Ilya Ivashka sends Belarus into Davis Cup World Cup playoff
Ilya Ivashka sends Belarus into Davis Cup World Cup playoff The long-awaited victory for all tennis fans in Belarus. After 10 years, Belarus' national tennis team is back to the playoffs the World Group of the Davis Cup! Ilya Ivashka won the decisive match against Austria confidently beating Gerald Melzer. The final score in the series against the Austrians became 3:1 in favor of Belarus. The World Group playoff draw will be held in London on April 11.

09.04.2017

Belarus see off Austria in Davis Cup to enter World Group playoffs
Belarus see off Austria in Davis Cup to enter World Group playoff The Belarusian national tennis team have ousted their opponents from Austria in the Davis Cup Europe/Africa zone Group I 2nd round. Belarus' Egor Gerasimov won against Gerald Melzer 6:3, 6:3, 6:3 and on the same day Ilya Ivashka made it 2:0 after a hard win over Jurgen Melzer 7:6 (10:8), 6:3, 4:6, 7:6 (7:1). Then Austrians pulled one back after Julian Knowle and Jurgen Melzer won against Max Mirnyi Yaraslav Shyla 4:6, 6:7 (6:8), 7:6 (7:3), 4:6.

08.04.2017

Belarus half-way towards victory over Austria in Davis Cup
Belarus half-way towards victory over Austria in Davis Cup Belarus’ national tennis team kicked off with two victories against Austria in the second round of the 2017 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I. The tennis players Yegor Gerasimov and Ilya Ivashka both won their singles matches on April 7, 2017. It was a perfect birthday present for captain of Belarus’ national tennis team Vladimir Voltchkov.

05.04.2017

Vladimir Voltchkov about Belarus v Austria match: We are preparing for left-handed tennis
Vladimir Voltchkov about Belarus v Austria match: We are preparing for left-handed tennis Belarus will take on Austria in the second-round match of 2017 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I. The draw is scheduled for April 6 and the games themselves begin on April 7. Austrians count on the Meltzer brothers, Peya (26th in the doubles ranking) and its Julian Knowle (81st). Alexander Peya, Austria:Excellent organization, and we were ready for the courts, so nothing surprising for us.
Victoria Azarenka no more No1 Belarus' tennis player
Victoria Azarenka no more No1 Belarus' tennis player Victoria Azarenka is no longer No1 tennis player of Belarus. In the updated WTA rankings, Azarenka dropped from 48th to 317th place. Thus, now it's Alexandra Sasnovich who is the best in Belarus - she is 111th.

24.03.2017

Azarenka's son Leo gets Belarusian passport
Azarenka's son Leo gets Belarusian passport Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has pleased her with good news from personal life. The Olympic champion said in her social network that her three-month-old son Leo had received a Belarusian passport. In December, the well-known tennis player gave birth to a son, whom the parents named Leo Alexander. SEE: Will Azarenka play at US Open 2017?

07.03.2017

Facts about tennis player Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka: Fun facts 18-year-old tennis player Aryna Sabalenka is a hot prospect of Belarus national team. Here are some interesting facts about her life. Photo: sabalenka_aryna It's father who brought her into sport
Olga Govortsova: tennis player, model, designer
Olga Govortsova: tennis player, model, designer 28-year-old Olga Govortsova is one of the most famous tennis players in Belarus. Here are some interesting facts about her life. Photo: olgunchik5555 She has two homes  

24.02.2017

Aliaksandra Sasnovich: interesting facts about Belarusian tennis player
Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarusian tennis player: Interesting facts Aliaksandra Sasnovich is a Belarusian tennis player. After Victoria Azarenka’s maternity leave, Sasnovich became new leader of the Belarusian national team at the latest Fed Cup. Aliaksandra admits that she likes playing at home, in Belarus, because here she feels great support. Aliaksandra plays tennis thanks to her father

21.02.2017

Vera Lapko on Azarenka’s success, dreams and Serena Williams
Facts about Vera Lapko. Yes, she admires Serena Williams On February 11th and 12th, Chizhovka Arena hosted a prestigious international women's tennis tournament Federation Cup. This season, the Belarusian tennis players for the first time entered the top eight teams in the world. In this article, we would like to introduce you to 18-year-old hot prospect of Belarus national team Vera Lapko. Before tennis, she was engaged in figure skating

13.02.2017

Belarus to take on Switzerland in Fed Cup semifinal
Belarus to take on Switzerland in Fed Cup semifinal Switzerland will be the opponents of the Belarusian team at the World Group semifinal of the Fed Cup. The match will take place in Minsk on 22-23 April. Belarus yesterday won against the Netherlands to enter the top four teams of the world for the first time. Belarus beat Netherlands 4:1, with Aliaksandra Sasnovich bringing two points and Aryna Sabalenka adding one more. In the doubles match, Olga Govortsova and Vela Lapko also won to wrap up the tie.

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