Victoria Azarenka, holds her trophy after winning the women’s final against Li Na, right, at the Australian Open in Melbourne-AP

Victoria Azarenka, holds her trophy after winning the women’s final against Li Na, right, at the Australian Open in Melbourne-AP

Victoria Azarenka, holds her trophy after winning the women’s final against Li Na, right, at the Australian Open in Melbourne-AP

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.