Victoria Azarenka d. Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3 6-2 In one fell swoop it is Indian Wells-Miami double for Victoria Azarenka, who is the third player to do it after Graf (1994, 1996) and Clijsters (2005). But not only: it"s her third title in Key Biscayne, the 20th in career.
To win her third title this year, Vika beat for the fifth time on nine matches Svetlana Kuznetsova in a dominated final where the Russian was broken seven times on nine occasions. Azarenka was not so amazing on serve, but was amazing in all the other things, which made her win 6-3 6-2 in 77 minutes.
The first set was very bad for both on serve: there are eight breaks on nine games with Azarenka who was the only to hold her serve in the third game. Kuznetsova did not take advantage of the five double faults in only one set by Azarenka especially because she won 40% first serve points and one Point on 8 played when she put in the second serve.
After 40 minutes, Azarenka won the first set thanks to the eighth break in the match. In the second set both finally hold their serve, but Vika played in an amazing way in the middle of the set when, after breaking Kuznetsova in the fourth game, went up 4-1 at first and then 5-2.
Vika did not need to serve to win the match, since she broke her opponent again. Since the beginning of the year Azarenka lost only match - in the quarter-finals in Melbourne against Kerber - then she won three tournaments (Brisbane, Indian Wells and just Miami) and now is No.
1 in the WTA Race. In a period where Serena seems human and not unbeatable, Victoria Azarenka is one of the favourite to comeback to the first place in the rankings, and if the level is like this, why not? ALSO READ: Victoria Azarenka: ´Sometimes I had no food. I am stronger, faster and smarter than 2012´