Victoria Azarenka is one of the most celebrated female tennis players in the world. A former world No. 1 singles champion, Azarenka has won 21 WTA singles titles. She is also the first Belarusian player to win a Grand Slam tournament singles title. Similarly, she has won eight WTA doubles titles and three mixed doubles titles.
Victoria Fyódorovna Azarenka was born on July 31, 1989, in Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, the Soviet Union. She was born to Fyodor Azarenka (father) and Alla Azarenka (mother). Victoria has an elder brother named, Max. She is fluent in Belarusian, Russian, and English with some basics of French and Ukrainian as well. Azarenka attended the Belarusian State University of Physical Training.
Victoria Azarenka Married or Single!
The 31-year-old, Azarenka is currently single and is not married. However, she has a son with her former boyfriend, Billy McKeague. Billy is a former hockey player and he also played golf. He first met Victoria in Kauai, Hawaii in 2015.
At the time, Billy was working as a golf pro, while Azarenka was on vacation. Their relationship blossomed and they began living as partners after Victoria purchased a house in Manhattan, California.
Likewise, the couple welcomed a son named, Leo on December 19, 2016. Everything seemed perfect until they decided to split less than a year of their son's birth.
Victoria and Billy's Custody Battle
To date, the reason behind Victoria and her ex-boyfriend, Billy is not known. Right after the 2017 Wimbledon, the couple broke-up for undisclosed reasons. Afterward, the legal custody battle of their son Leo began in August 2017.
The tennis star's custody battle for her only son became a major headline. Azarenka had to withdraw from the remaining 2017 tournaments. Also, she had to skip the 2017 US Open and the rest of the tournaments.
The custody battle was initially supposed to be resolved in 2017. However, both Victoria and Billy had differences agreeing on custody terms. Hence, the custody went on for three years. Eventually, in September 2020, it was reported that Victoria won the custody of her son against Billy.
Azarenka's Past Relationships
Before Billy, the 6 feet tall tennis player was in a few relationships. She first dated Ukrainian tennis player, Sergei Bubka in 2011. Just after a year of romance, the couple parted their ways.
In 2012, Victoria began dating American rapper and singer, Redfoo (Stephen Gordy) who is known for the hit song Party Rock Anthem. There were even engagement rumors but due to their busy schedules, Azarenka and Redfoo broke-up.
In September 2019, Victoria's fans speculated that she might be dating a much younger lover. A video was first spotted on Instagram of Humberto Lobo Guerra, a 21-year-old tennis player from Mexico. At the end of the clip, Azarenka is seen gently kissing the boy's cheek, but the duo was friends only.
Victoria Azarenka has a net worth of $20 million as per celebrity net worth. She has amassed a huge fortune from her professional tennis career. To date, Azarenka's prize money sums up to $32,347,288. She is one of the top-earning tennis players besides, Serena Williams, Madison Keys, among others.
In August 2013, Victoria became the fourth-highest paid female athlete in the world, with total earnings of $15.7 million. Further, her $7.9 million prize money in 2012 was a single-year record for a female athlete in any sport. In 2015, she purchased a 1,900 sqft home worth $7 million in Manhattan Beach, California.
The former world No. 1 in singles, Azarenka has endorsement deals with big companies such as Nike, Yonex, American Express, Citizen Watch, etc. In 2013, Red Bull negotiated a deal with Azarenka making her the first tennis player sponsor for the beverage company.
In 2013, Victoria's annual income was $12 million and in 2014, she earned $11.1 million, respectively. Recent news reports say that she has been trying to sell the house.