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Roger Federer, Victoria Azarenka among Last Week Winners

Victoria Azarenka Doha 2012 winner

Five tournaments, which ended last week, gave all the tennis fans across the world much a reason to cheer and be happy for their favorite players. Last week saw two successful title defenses, one sensational first-time champ, and of course, 71st title won by the majestic Roger Federer.

But let’s start from the beginning.

Victoria Azarenka crowned Australian Open 2012 Champion

Victoria Azarenka with Australian Open 2012 trophy

It was a long road to the finals of the Australian Open for both, as Victoria Azarenka was step by step improving her game and temper, while Maria Sharapova is still returning to her best game from the severe injury that almost put an end to her career.

It was expected to be an intriguing match from many aspects, including the vocal one, as there is much hype about the excessive shrieking in women’s tennis now, and both Maria and Vika are the best representatives of “loud players”.

Dozens of expert forecasts were performed, with Patrick McEnroe and Stephen Tignor giving the victory to Azarenka, while Peter Bodo and Nick Bollettieri put their bet on Sharapova.

Kvitova thrashes Radwanska, Bartoli defeats unmotivated Azarenka

Samantha Stosur win at WTA championships

In the final day of round-robin play at the WTA Championships, we saw three spectacular and dramatically different battles.

In the first math of the day, U.S. Open champ Samantha Stosur demolished, Li Na, Roland Garros winner, 6-1 6-0 to qualify for the semi-finals of the year-finale in Istanbul for the second year in a row.

Meet last week’ winners

Janko Tipsarevic wins Kremlin Cup 2012 title

Top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic beat fellow Serbian and defending title holder Viktor Troicki 6-4, 6-2 in the first all-Serb ATP final in open era to take the Kremlin Cup title by storm on Sunday, whereas Slovak Dominika Cibulkova won the first career WTA title, going from a set down to beat Kaia Kanepi 3-6, 7-6 (1), 7-5 ending the season of a high note.

Cibulkova caused major upset of the tournament beating top seed and home favorite Vera Zvonareva in quater-finals in almost a three-hour-long battle, and went all the way to her first ever title.

41 Players in Black List over Potential Match Fixing

Match fixing in Tennis

A Swedish newspaper, SvD SPORT, published a list of 41 ATP and WTA players, stating that this is a blck list of players, who are suspected in match fixing, meaning that they have intentionally lost their matches to particular players, and people who knew about that, bet on their defeat.

So, that it a list of players, whose matches are tracked by Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU),Betfair and ATP.

Before posting the list, I would like to clarify that this is just an article which I found in a Swedish newspaper. There is no official confirmation from Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), ATP or WTA. So, no-one knows whether the list is fake or not.