Let's start with her tennis. On Sunday, she won the 2012 Sydney International, taking out defending champ Li Na – 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. Then, she rushed over to Melbourne, took the court this morning and won her first 2012 Australian Open match – beating Great Britain's Heather Watson 6-1, 6-0. And here's the most impressive part of this feat – Azarenka won 12 games in a row in that match. Which means – Watson probably served the first game, won her serve, and then lost the next 12 games. Kind of disheartening for Watson. But what a start for Vika (as she's known)!
I think Azarenka will go far this year – last year she made it all the way to the 4th round. And, as you may recall, the runner up in last year's Australian Open was Li Na, who ultimately lost to Kim Clijsters. So maybe the stars are finally lining up for Azarenka to win her first Slam. (Want to impress your tennis pals with your WTA trivia? Vika is from Belarus – the highest ranked woman to ever come out of that country.)
Whatever, right? Because how cute is her outfit? When I saw the pic above showing her slamming a forehand at Heather, all I could think is how much I love those little slashes up the side of her top. This is the Nike “Spring Tie-Break Graphic Tank” and those aren't actual slashes but a print that looks that way. It comes in “Mega Blue” with white, and white with blue or gray accents. This is part of Nike's Spring Group which also includes this cute t-shirt that I'm sure no one will be wearing during their actual Aussie Open match but you might see on the practice courts:
I had to include that – too cute. My only question to Nike – why “Zero”? I assume anyone who wears this will be a tennis player and we never say Zero – we always say Love. Anyway, I still like it.
I also wanted you to see Azarenka and Watson as they posed with a young fan before their match:
Azarenka is wearing the Spring Rally 3/4 Sleeve Top (part of the Spring Group), highlighted by a pretty boat neck, in the Mega Blue. Watson is also adorable in her K-Swiss outfit. Maybe we'll see more of that on some other players as the tournament progresses.
First image of Victoria Azarenka by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images, t-shirt image via www.tenniswarehouse.com and Nike, image of Victoria Azarenka and Heather Watson by Ben Solomon/Tennis Australia