Victoria Azarenka has won two mixed doubles Grand Slam titles — 2007 US Open with Max Mirnyi and 2008 French Open with Bob Bryan. She has also won three singles titles, all in 2009.
In 2005, Azarenka won the Australian Open and US Open as a junior and was named the ITF Junior Girls World Champion for that year, the first player from Belarus to do that. She also won her first ITF title in Petange, Luxembourg in the same year. In Guangzhou, China, she reached her first pro-level semifinal, winning three qualifying rounds and defeating Martina Sucha and Shuai Peng in the main draw before losing to eventual champion Yan Zi.
Azarenka began 2009 winning her first title at the Brisbane International as the second seed, defeating Marion Bartoli in the final. She was seeded 13th at the Australian Open, where she lost to second-seeded Serena Williams in the fourth round.
She withdrew from her first match at the AEGON International, the warm up for the Wimbledon Championships, citing a hip injury.