Tennis is in luck for having recovered a true champion for the cause. Victoria Azarenka has found itself again and offers a gift to all fans of this sport with amazing performance, inherent to the surface on which it is played. Her debut in the WTA Premier 5 Rome 2020 Just a few days after playing the 2020 US Open final, she has been memorable, pulling her grit and winning aura to prevail over a legend like Venus Williams and laying one more stone in a building of self-confidence that seems indestructible. At a press conference she addressed various issues and showed her satisfaction.
– Sensations during the match against Venus Williams. “I started better than I expected, with good leg rhythm and intensity. Venus was very aggressive from the first moment, so there was no place to relax. I was suffering a little at first, but I told myself that in as the games went by, I would feel better, and that’s how it was. I am very happy because I consider that playing my first match against Venus was a tough test by fire, and I have passed it with flying colors, “said the Belarusian tennis player, who is already 14 of the ranking WTA and aim to break into the top-10 if he continues this winning streak.
– Adaptation to clay. It’s never easy to transition from hard court to clay, but Vika is clear on that. “I knew I was not going to be able to play perfect from the beginning, but I was patient. The best way to find the rhythm and adapt to a new surface is by playing matches and that is what I have come to do in Rome. It can be exhausting to physical level, but I’m happy to have come. It is worth trying during these weeks and then coming home knowing that you have given everything, “she declared. “On clay you have to have a more strategic mind, make transition shots and structure the points with more patience,” said the one who became a semi-finalist at Roland Garros in 2013.
– Expectations of his duel with Sofia Kenin. It will be one of the great matches that can be seen in the tournament and the Belarusian faces it with enthusiasm and confidence. “It will be very interesting because I know Sofia well. We have played doubles together many times, she is a great tennis player and she is displaying an excellent level this season. Facing such good women with whom I had lost lately is a great motivation, because I gives the opportunity to redeem myself “, he asserted between laughs Victoria Azarenka, with high expectations in this WTA Premier 5 Rome 2020.