Azarenka Press Conference
by ATP Staff|
Monday, 13 May, 2012
An interview with: Victoria Azarenka
Q: What are the major adjustments that you have to make going from the blue clay to the red clay?
AZARENKA: I don't know because I haven't really play here. First of all I have to get a feel and then I have to adapt and then I can tell you. At the moment, I don't really know.
Q: When you look at the year that you have had. At the start of the year, did you think that it would have been possible, what you have done so far?
AZARENKA: No . I really didn't think of it that way. I was always taking it one day at a time. I wasn't thinking of my ranking and what it will be in 4 months time. You set yourself goals until the end of the year and so you can see what you have done, what you have reached, what you have achieved, I had
a goal until the end of the year and I reached it earlier that I expected and I had to set some new goals for the end of the year and so I was really proud of what I did.
AZARENKA: Yes, that and also to win a Grand Slam and to be number one.
AZARENKA: It went great. It was our first tournament working together and I had a good result and she was also happy. The most important was that the communication was there. She fit well into our team – for my side it was a great experience and we'll see each other in Paris.
Q: Vika, try to thing again about the Madrid final – what was the problem the blue clay or simply Serena Williams?
AZARENKA: I don't know if it was Serena or the clay., I don't see it that way – I don't think that I played a good match and she did. You know, we can sit here and complain about the clay or the wind but it is the same – it wouldn't make any difference. Obviously I have a clear picture of what I have to improve in the next match. It is pointless to talk about what is the problem. There is no problem – she just played better that me.
AZARENKA: Well it is a lot more attention for sure. If you have more responsibility carrying the sport a little bit but nothing too unpredictable but it is a good feeling to have, and I enjoy it.
AZARENKA: No – I am still the same person and my ranking will not change me from who I am and I will always be myself.
Q: Whose idea was it to work with Amelie?
Q: Right. What did he say. Why did he think she would have been good for you.
AZARENKA: Well, he's known her for a long time and I have a lot of respect and I think our careers has a lot of similarities in the way we organise our teams and so I think that was the main key.