Linz Gallery: Azarenka & The Sound Of Winning
All the best pics from Victoria Azarenka and Julia Goerges' final duel at the Generali Ladies Linz.
Published October 14, 2012 12:00
Victoria Azarenka stepped onto center court with her trademark pre-match routine - headphones on, in the zone.
As the two players warmed up Victoria Azarenka held a mental edge over Julia Goerges, never losing a set to her.
Fans of all species cheered as Victoria Azarenka surged to a 63 50 lead in the final, though it took a bit longer.
Victoria Azarenka watched her 63 50 lead shrink to 63 54, but she managed one final push against Julia Goerges.
Victoria Azarenka closed the final out, 63 64, collecting the title in her Generali Ladies Linz tournament debut.
Julia Goerges had two previous wins over World No.1s, both over Caroline Wozniacki, but didn't do it this time.
Julia Goerges was playing her second WTA final of the year, having been runner-up to Agnieszka Radwanska in Dubai.
Victoria Azarenka beamed as she was presented the $37,000 champion's cheque for winning the Generali Ladies Linz.
Victoria Azarenka holds the single season prize money record and is on track to be the first to pass $7 million.
Victoria Azarenka captured her sixth WTA title of the year, tying her as season leader alongside Serena Williams.
Victoria Azarenka is the WTA's match win leader for the year with 67 to her name - next is Angelique Kerber with 60.
Victoria Azarenka will now have a week off before heading to the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul.