Azarenka Wins Australian Open Title

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Australian Open women's tennis championship has been won by Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, becoming the country's first Grand Slam winner.

Azarenka dominated Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-3, 6-0 Saturday in Melbourne to become the world's number one player.

The 22-year-old Azarenka was playing in her first final of 25 Grand Slam events.

The men's final Sunday features top seed Novak Djokovic – the defending champion – against second seed Rafael Nadal.

The Australian Open is the year's first of four Grand Slam events.