Victoria Azarenka is starting to look a lot like the player who owned the WTA Tour for much of the first three months of the year.
All eyes will be on the Serena Williams-Victoria Azarenka tilt Thursday. But there are two other semifinalists who might just put on a better show.
Victoria Azarenka is coming off of three straight tournament victories this year, and five consecutive final appearances with four titles dating back to last season.
Caroline Wozniacki might not be No. 1, but she was still being scrutinized at Doha, her first tournament appearance since losing the top ranking, writes Sandra Harwitt.
The real challenge ahead in keeping the top ranking will be how well Victoria Azarenka defends upcoming tournament points from last year in the next few months.
Among the players seeking her first major title is the talented but temperamental Vera Zvonareva, a finalist at last year's Wimbledon and U.S. Open.