Victoria Azarenka's bid to hold on to her Qatar Open title, and the world number one ranking, began with victory over herself, a treacherous wind, world number 62 and Romina Oprandi on Wednesday.
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus , top seed and world number one, hits a return to Romina Oprandi of Switzerland during their WTA Qatar Open tennis match on February 13, 2013 in the Qatari capital Doha. Azarenka began her bid for back-to-back titles for the second tournament in a row with a victory over herself, a treacherous Gulf wind as well as a middle ranking opponent at the Qatar Open.
Azarenka's 6-2, 6-3 success was encouraging both in the way she responded to being within a point of losing the first three games in irritating conditions and for her maturing sense of adaptability.
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